By Colin Froment – News Editor
Dozens of student clubs and organizations assembled in the Athletic Center for the 2017 Connected Learning Convocation on September 5 to showcase presentations that demonstrated their club or field to first years. The student presenters each set up their own table complete with posters, videos, and images detailing the various activities each club puts together.
The presentations were organized entirely by students who hold leadership positions in their respective organizations. Spencer Kosior, a senior representing the Drama Club, said the event was a way to get more recognition for his club and to explain to others the activities on campus he is passionate about; in the hopes that other students might share the same feelings one day. “Being given the opportunity to share my experience with students, and possibly get them excited, is a great feeling to have,” said Koisor. “It’s nice to notice everyone’s interests and seeing who would want to be more involved continuing forward in college.”
Chelsea Demby is a senior fashion communication major and spoke about Lasell’s notable fashion shows to the students. She felt passionate about presenting at the Convocation because the event was not showcased during her first-year, and wanted first years to have as much information about the various organizations that she wishes she had as a first year. “I feel great about presenting,” said Demby. “I think it should be something that should be held every year. It’s great to teach [first years] about my experience so they can get a feeling of what it’s like to be in a club.”
The first years were pleased with the many opportunities they could sign up for. “From what I see, there is everything from athletics to fun clubs to join,” said Dan Chodos a first-year sport management major. “This event points out how [the school] has so many things to do that students don’t even realize are here.”
“Always say yes to an opportunity,” said Kosior. “Convocation is one of those opportunities.”