Staying Active through Campus Events

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Are you worried that you’re missing out on campus events because of the coronavirus? Fear not! Salisbury University is still here to provide you with a multitude of exciting events on campus and virtually, and this week there is a wide variety to choose from. 

Alpha Sigma Tau is raising awareness for lupus, a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs, and early detection is the key to treatment! To learn ways to spot the disease, visit Red Square on Sept. 30 from 12-3 p.m.; go and get a gift bag filled with an educational trifold, a purple awareness ribbon and candy!

Want to help fund awareness events like the lupus table and other community outreach programs orchestrated by Alpha Sigma Tau’s sorority? You can visit Red Square on Oct. 1 from 12-3 p.m. and purchase one of their ‘Sister Scrunchies,’ and with your participation, you can help fund these amazing events while sporting a cute new scrunchie!

Want to show off your spelling skills while competing for a $50 visa gift card? Want to be a member of fun-filled audience events? Phi Beta Sigma is hosting its ‘∑pelling Bee’ on Sept. 30 from 6:45-8:45 p.m., so visit the GSU Wicomico Room to experience the friendly competition and interactive events! Masks are required, and you must either bring your Gull Card or student ID number.

Join GSU for a popcorn-filled movie night under the stars on Oct. 3, with “Bad Boys for Life” showing at 7 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. All you need is a chair, a blanket, your Gull Card and your mask to participate; enjoy this film with individually wrapped popcorn and a view of the starry fall sky. 

Want to participate in a Halloween movie night from the comfort of your bed? RA Osi’s “Bring Your Own Blanket” Netflix party is providing a way to honor the time of year while working around the limitations of the coronavirus. All you need to do is RSVP through Involved@SU, download the google extension Netflix Party and submit your vote on the spooky movie of your choice. Kick off Spooky Season the right way on Oct. 3 from 8-11:45 p.m. 

Along with the spooky antics, fall brings on the fun of football, and the Student Organization for Activity Planning is hosting an event where you can watch the game and win prizes. On Oct. 4 from 7:45-11:30 p.m., check out Wicomico Room 135 in GSU to view a Sunday night football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers where they will be holding a classic Football Squares Game.

The classic Football Squares Game is simple — if the score at the end of each quarter matches up with your box, you win one of the amazing prizes provided by SOAP. Even if you don’t win, you can still enjoy some of their free snacks; get your ticket today at https://salisbury.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1411.

If you want to participate but can’t make it to campus, then join their screen sharing event through Zoom at https://salisbury.zoom.us/j/94107352330

SOAP events don’t stop there! Join SOAP’s Virtual Spoken Word event, live with a performance from Joan Leslie on Oct. 7 from 7-8 p.m. 

SOAP is hosting a multitude of virtual events featuring Doug’s Wire Writing skills , in which he can personalize these wire creations at your request! Join Doug on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., October 6 from 2-3 p.m. and Oct. 8 from 5-6 p.m. and at 7-8 p.m.

If you are a Democrat looking to discuss a variety of international, national and local political events coupled with discussions and debates, then College Democrats is the group for you! Join their biweekly Zoom meeting on Oct. 6 from 7:30-9 p.m.; contact Fathima Rifkey at frifkey1@gulls.salisbury.edu with any questions or concerns.

If you identify with the Republican Party, you can participate in the weekly Zoom meetings with the College Republicans. Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., meet to voice your opinion on past and current events coupled with participation in grassroot campaigns at the local, state and federal level.

With everything going awry within our pandemic-stricken society, you can always count on Salisbury University to provide ways to stay active while staying safe. For the latest information on school organizations and events, visit https://involved.salisbury.edu.


By STEPHANIE RIVERA

Gull Life Editor

Cover Photo: Salisbury University Facebook

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