The event was sponsored by the Student Activities committee, a group on campus “that works to regularly provide students with events,” said the committee’s Chair of Marketing and Advertising Caleb Mulder ’11 of Wheatfield, Indiana.
The goal of events like the one in Chicago is to provide students with entertainment at a low cost, said Bethany Verhage ’11 of Moses Lake, Washington. Verhage serves as the student chair. For $5, students were provided with all-day CTA passes, two hours of private skating, hot chocolate, and Chicago’s famous Garrett’s popcorn.
“My favorite part of the day was watching everyone having so much fun, especially in the midst of all the slipping, sliding, and falling,” said Jenna Brandsen ’12 of Holland, Michigan.
Students often express gratitude towards the hard work of the Student Activities team in making these popular events fun and exciting. “Student Activities works with a sincere, and appreciated, dedication to creating amusing events that are really fun and affordable for students,” said Brandsen.
Student Activities is advised by Troy Schemper, coordinator of student services and residence director for the College’s Village housing.