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Re-Engaging Students · Events · Keene State College

Re-Engaging Students · Events · Keene State College

Library 121

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As we look forward to the fall semester, many of us are anticipating continuing challenges with re-engaging students in the classroom environment. Bring your lunch (if you want to), and join us for a reflective conversation on this challenge and to share and generate ideas for approaching our classrooms and students in the environment in which we find ourselves. Over the last several months there have been articles about his topic in the New York TImes, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed among others that could provide a useful starting point for our conversation.

Organized by the Teaching Innovation Studios group

This event is part of the Faculty Enrichment Events calendar.

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Welcome Week events planned at Penn State Harrisburg | Penn State University

Welcome Week events planned at Penn State Harrisburg | Penn State University

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Penn State Harrisburg is planning several events to welcome students to campus for the fall semester. Extending through the first week of classes, Welcome Week activities are intended to welcome back returning students and help new students become engaged with campus life and the surrounding community.

The full slate of events can be found at

New students have many signature mandatory events scheduled for them throughout the first weekend on campus, including Move-In Day on Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Student Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Capitol Union Building (CUB) Gym, Playfair on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the CUB Gym, educational sessions and residence hall meetings.

A welcome and Convocation T-shirt giveaway for all incoming students will take place on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the Kulkarni Theatre. 

There also will be events and information sessions intended for returning, off-campus and international students.

Some Welcome Week events scheduled include:

Friday, Aug. 19

  • Friday Night Social — Includes yard games, music and food.  (Capital Village Quad and Community Center, 7 to 10 p.m.) 

Saturday, Aug. 20

  • Choose Your Adventure — For all students; students will be able to choose from several activities including a fitness class, trip to Target or Walmart, crafts, tour to find classrooms, and games. (Check-in will be at the Student Enrichment Center (SEC) Living Room at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Off-Campus Student Check-in and Gathering — A social for students to connect with each other. (SEC Lobby, 4 to 5:30 p.m.)
  • Residence Life Block Party — An evening of music and giveaways. (Capital Village Quad, 7:30 to 10 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 21

  • Choose Your Adventure — (SEC Living Room, 9:30 a.m. to noon)
  • All incoming students:
    • Convocation from 3:30 to 5 p.m. — CUB Gym (Mandatory)
    • Paw Photo at 5:15 p.m. — (SEC Lawn)
    • Convocation Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Free food and live music (Vartan Plaza)
    • Outdoor Movie: “Dr. Strange” at 8 p.m. – (SEC Lawn)

Monday, Aug. 22

  • First Day of School Photos —  Photos, coffee, pastries and Penn State cookies. (Olmsted Atrium, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Tuesday, Aug. 23

 Wednesday, Aug. 24

  • PAC Giveaway — PSU Pennant (Olmsted Atrium, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Kickball and Intramural Games — (Turf Field, 9 to 11 a.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • Lawn Games — Corn hole, ladder ball, badminton and Frisbee disc. (Vartan Plaza, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Mike Super — Magic and illusion show, register via Engage.  (Kulkarni Theatre, 7 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Drag Bingo — (Stack’s Stage, 9 to 10:30 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 26

  • Breakfast with Student Affairs — (Olmsted Atrium, 9 to 11 a.m.)
  • Late Night Activities at the CUB — (CUB, 9 p.m.)

 Saturday, Aug. 27

  • PAC Trip to Hersheypark — Register via Engage. (Olmsted Parking Lot, 10:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
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FSU Alumni Association unveils new catering and events service – Florida State University News

FSU Alumni Association unveils new catering and events service - Florida State University News
Traditions prepares their dishes using only fresh and high quality ingredients and take pride in their culinary artistry.
Traditions prepares their dishes using only fresh and high quality ingredients and take pride in their culinary artistry.

The Florida State University Alumni Association recently celebrated the launch of Traditions Catering and Events at the FSU Alumni Center, a comprehensive catering service designed to create simple, stress-free experiences.

“The FSU Alumni Center is a unique space on FSU’s campus that is perfect for an array of social, formal and corporate events,” said Julie Decker, president and CEO of the FSU Alumni Association. “We are thrilled to partner with Traditions Catering and Events to offer full-service catering and event space for the entire Tallahassee community; we look forward to hosting alumni and friends.”

The FSU Alumni Center offers five indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the Grand Ballroom, the Pearl Tyner House, the Rendina Room, the Cottrell Conference Room and the Courtyard, which is located near the Pearl Tyner House and the courtyard garden.

In addition to designing custom menus for each special event, Traditions Catering and Events offers state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, amenities and gourmet cuisine with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

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According to Carats & Cake’s First B2B Survey, 87 Percent of Event Venues and Vendors are Optimistic About the State of their Industry Coming Out of the Pandemic

According to Carats & Cake’s First B2B Survey, 87 Percent of Event Venues and Vendors are Optimistic About the State of their Industry Coming Out of the Pandemic

NEW YORK–()–Carats & Cake, the financial operating system for the events industry, today announced findings from its first quantitative B2B survey of event venues and vendors. The results revealed that 2022 restored optimism for the events industry and the wedding market is not slowing down heading into 2023. The Carats & Cake B2B Study gathered intelligence from wedding and events industry venues and vendors to better understand the landscape and priorities coming out of the pandemic.

While the pandemic affected the wedding and events industry greatly, the survey results revealed that 87% of respondents are optimistic about the current state of the events industry. In fact, 67% of respondents are fully booked for 2022 and 78.6% are already booking up for 2023, further showing that this year’s wedding boom is not slowing down. 89.9% of respondents did note that they feel helping their customers manage their budgets is somewhat to very important, making flexible payment solutions of great value given rising inflation.

Coming out of the pandemic, consumers are more cautious as they plan for big events with 57.3% of survey respondents revealing that new contract terms around cancellations are becoming common. 79.1% of vendor and venue respondents have not canceled or rescheduled any 2022 weddings pointing to a renewed sense of stability and confidence in moving forward with large scale events.

The results also revealed that:

  • 87.4% of respondents are primarily booking events with over 75 guests
  • 67.3% of respondents are working on weddings with a combination of indoor and outdoor settings
  • 59.9% of respondents feel the wedding market is “very hot” right now
  • 41.2% of respondents added new service offerings in light of the pandemic

“It’s clear that large scale events are back and bigger than ever. In this market, however, consumers are being even more conscientious about how they spend their budgets and venues and vendors are stepping up to ensure they’re part of the solution,” said Jess Conroy, Founder and CEO, Carats & Cake. “Our venue partners and industry vendors are getting heavily booked and are busy years in advance. Our survey results show that couples, while more aware of potential risks and ways to mitigate them, are feeling confident with booking and making their events come to life.”

To access the full results of the Carats & Cake survey, please visit:

About Carats & Cake

Carats & Cake is the financial operating system for the events industry. Built by industry leaders, Carats & Cake has cultivated nearly a decade of trust with best-in-class businesses. Founded in 2013 and backed by 1Sharpe Ventures, Acrew Capital, Founders Fund, Moore Specialty Credit, Correlation Ventures, GMO VenturePartners, and others, Carats & Cake delivers purpose-built sales tools and financial solutions to transform the $100B events industry.

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NC State Swimmers Sweep Day 3 Individual Events at Cary Sectionals

NC State Swimmers Sweep Day 3 Individual Events at Cary Sectionals


  • July 14-17, 2022
  • Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, NC
  • LCM
  • Live Results
  • Results on Meet Mobile as “2022 ESSZ Speedo Southern Sectionals”

NC State swimmers dominated the third night of the Southern Sectionals meet in Cary, NC, winning all six individual events.

NC State’s Yara Hierath won her second event of the meet with a 4:16.88 in the 400 free. The rising junior also won the 800 free to start off the meet on Thursday.

Likewise, her teammate Abby Arens got her 2nd win of the week with a lifetime best and a win 59.04 in the 100 fly after winning the 200 IM on Thursday. Her teammate Kylee Alons was the only other swimmer under a minute, touching 2nd in 59.95.

Heather MacCausland made it three for three for the Wolfpack with a 1:09.17 win in the 100 breast. Her teammate Andrea Podmanikova took 2nd in 1:09.59. Both Alons and Podmanikova just wrapped up their senior seasons in Raleigh, but intend to return for a fifth year.

With only four teams entered in the 800 free relay, East Carolina Aquatics took the win in 8:33.00. The youngest two swimmers on the squad, Emily Armen and Adeline Cloutier, each split 2:06s.

The men’s side of the competition followed a pretty similar pattern. James Plage nearly got under the 3:50 mark with a 3:50.06 win the 400 free, with no one else within 8 seconds of his time tonight. That’s a new best for Plage, with his previous best of 3:51.41 coming from last summer’s Olympic Trials. Like Hierath, Plage won the 800 free on Thursday.

The Wolfpack men particularly dominated the 100 fly, taking the top three spots as those three swimmers battled it down to the final stroke. Luke Miller got his hand on the wall first with a 52.76 after going a lifetime best 52.64 in prelims. It was a battle of the Noahs behind him, with Noah Henderson just touch ahead of Noah Bowers, 53.05 to 53.06. The pair had previous lifetime bests of 53.40 and 53.41.

Another NC State soon-to-be fifth year, Rafal Kusto, won the 100 breast in 1:02.23, followed by Texas commit Will Scholtz of Lakeside at 1:02.99.

SwimMac went 1-2 in the 800 free relay, with 200 and 400 IM winner Baylor Nelson anchoring the winning ‘A’ team in 1:50.63, en route to a 7:40.99 win.

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‘Keralaganam’ must be rendered in all official cultural events of State: Saji Cherian

'Keralaganam' must be rendered in all official cultural events of State: Saji Cherian

Kottayam: A Malayalam patriotic poem titled ‘Keralaganam’ penned by freedom fighter and poet Bodheswaran in 1938 will be sung as the opening song of all cultural events to be organised in the southern state, Culture Minister Saji Cherian said on Sunday.

The minister made the announcement at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Kerala State Film Development Corporation’s multiplex theatre at Vaikom in the district.

Cherian said the 25-line poem beginning with “Jaya Jaya Komala Kerala Dharani” was declared as the cultural song of Kerala in 2014 but was never sung at any cultural events.

“It has been 13 months since I became the Culture Minister. Despite participating in many cultural events, I have never heard this cultural song sung anywhere,” the minister said and expressed happiness for singing the song for the first time at the stone laying ceremony at Vaikom.

Congratulating singers V Devanand and Vaikom Vijayalakshmi for beautifully singing the song, Cherian said KSFDC Chairman Shaji N Karun has been directed to take steps to set the music for the song.

The minister also said Devanand and Vijayalakshmi will sing the song after composing music for the lyrics.

Keralaganam was sung at the first meeting of the Kerala Legislative Assembly after the formation of the state.

Then it was sung by All India Radio artistes Saradamani and Radhamani, known as Paravoor sisters.

(With PTI inputs)