Karin Gollin/Executive Director of Student Engagement & Student Union
Welcome! There are so many good things happening this year! Student Engagement is our new department, created from the merger of Student Activities with the Student Center. We are getting ready for our new student union, and our full name is Student Engagement & Student Union.
Throughout everything we do we want to create opportunities for students to be engaged, to learn, and to build community. The infographic on the [right/left?] shares our mission, our programs and our three-area structure. One way to understand our department is that we have two primary sides of the house – an operations side and a programming side. The orientation & communications side provides a third area that links the two.
This fall there are lots of great activities and programs for you to check out. A few to mention in the early part of the semester:
- The Landing Pad: We invite you to wind down every Thursday afternoon 4-7 p.m. on the Student Center’s Flight Deck. We will have different offerings each week – including trivia, bingo, open mic and music. It is a time for students, faculty and staff all to connect.
- Homecoming Weekend this year will be Oct. 6-8. We’ll also be celebrating Embry-Riddle’s 90th Anniversary! We are joining with the Alumni office to create three days full of fun events – block party, competitions, aircraft displays, and a huge Homecoming Concert on the Quad on Saturday, Oct. 8.
- Dear World is coming to campus on Oct. 12. This is a national story-telling project, where all members of our campus community can get their photo taken with a message that they write themselves. We put these pictures all together, and our campus story gets created in the process. Come share your message!
Looking ahead to the spring, some things to watch for are our Student Leadership Conference in late January and our huge Super Bowl Party in the Student Center. Blue & Gold Week, our campus spirit week, moves to the spring semester and will happen right after spring break. The annual Air Jam competition, a campus-wide day of service, a carnival and concert and lots more will be part of this special week.
We look forward to serving the ERAU student body. Stop by the UC and meet the department!