Despite rumors to the contrary, Student Life Coordinator Jennifer Snider will return to Knox next year with a host of campus events.
Rumor had it that Snider would leave her position and move to the southwest. However, she firmly denied these rumors, stating she has no intention of doing so.
“I don’t even have boxes to move with,” laughed Snider.
Snider said that plans for Orientation 2009 are nearly complete. Orientation will include traditional activities like Playfair, Sex Signals, and an ice cream social complete with live music provided by the Knox Jazz Ensemble. Comedian Kyle Cease, well known for his role as Bogey Lowenstein in the popular film 10 Things I Hate About You, will return to Knox for a second time.
Snider is also excited about events new in the orientation schedule. Coordinators hope trivia game show focused on pop culture, Knox facts, and drug and alcohol awareness will entertain and educate the incoming freshmen in the fall. Freshmen and upperclassmen alike will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with friends in what Snider describes as a “giant, red, inflatable chair,” which will adorn campus after Pumphandle. Orientation will end with Australian band Max Judo, an artist who appeared at Knox last month.
According to Snider, Union Board’s fall lineup is also close to finished. In order to encourage attendance at Union Board events, the organization plans to create large schedules to be hung in living spaces on campus.
“It will list all the events for the whole fall,” Snider said.
Performances by comedians, poets, and bands will be sprinkled throughout the term. Pete Lee, a regular on the popular Bob and Tom radio show, will be amongst the comedians, and an a cappella ensemble, Chapter 6, are also slated to perform. Luke Menard, a member of the band, was recently featured on American Idol.
As for the date of next spring’s Flunk Day, Snider said only, “My guess would be April or May.”