Get involved on campus this January!

January 11, 2018 | Jose Centeno

UWF student volunteers paint together at the annual MLK Day of Service.
UWF student volunteers paint together at the annual MLK Day of Service.

It’s 2018, and the new year brings a spring semester of fun and exciting events for University of West Florida students. Student organizations and opportunities are about making connections, having meaningful experiences and creating memories. This January, there are many events happening on and off campus. 

Campus Connections

Every spring semester, Student Involvement hosts Blizzard Bash, and many student organizations take part. Like Argopalooza, which is held every fall, Blizzard Bash is an involvement fair that provides students with an opportunity to meet members of various student organizations at the start of the semester. It’s a great way to find out what organizations you might be interested in joining. This year’s Blizzard Bash will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Cannon Green. 

Volunteering

On Saturday, Jan. 13, Student Involvement will transport UWF student volunteers to a variety of community service project locations across Pensacola in honor of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Volunteers will work with Waterfront Rescue Mission, Keep Pensacola Beautiful, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Pensacola Parks and Recreation, and Ocean Hour. Student participants receive a T-shirt (while supplies last), transportation and food. Registration opens each year on ArgoPulse.

Entertainment

The Campus Activity Board will host several events this month, including an open mic night called It’s Your Turn! Diversity and Equality Edition on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Hall; Succulents for Success at Blizzard Bash on Thursday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., when students will have the opportunity to take home a plant; and Trivia Night on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Argo Galley.

CAB will also bring special entertainment to campus with Cards Against Hypnosis, featuring comedian, magician and hypnotist David Hall. Join CAB for a fun-filled night on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Auditorium. The night is sure to be filled with laughs and excitement as David hypnotizes volunteer participants and puts on an amazing show. 

Student organizations will also offer entertainment options this month. The African American Student Organization will host a DJ Battle on Friday, Jan. 26, from 6-10 p.m. in the Commons Conference Center.

Over at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, The Art Gallery (TAG) will present “Points of Departure,” a student art exhibition, from Jan. 8-25, with a reception scheduled from noon-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. TAG is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Fundraising

Throughout the day Tuesday, Jan. 16, the campus community will have the opportunity to root for the UWF Argonettes dance team by purchasing items from the group’s bake sale on the Commons Patio. The team is raising money for an upcoming competition. Go, Argos!

Hike for Hope is an awareness and fundraising campaign hosted by student organization Her Campus to benefit Cancer for College, an organization that grants scholarships to cancer survivors. Participants will meet on the Cannon Green, hike the Nature Trail and then return to the Cannon Green for refreshments. The event takes place Saturday, Jan. 20. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life

January also kicks off spring fraternity recruitment for UWF’s Interfraternity Council member chapters. For information about UWF’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council and Panhellenic Association sororities and fraternities, visit the Fraternity and Sorority Life website

More on ArgoPulse

When you’re an Argo, there’s no shortage of opportunities to become involved on campus. Don’t miss the chance to connect with friends new and old and make new memories this January. Sign in to ArgoPulse today for even more events and information about organizations on campus.