By: Christine LaFrancesca, Staff Writer
The semester has begun and students are ready to see what rip-roaring events the Campus Activities Board (CAB) has planned for the coming months.
“We have some really exciting plans coming up over the spring semester,” CAB Director Emily Walsh said. “We are going to work with off-campus student services for an event during commuter appreciation week, we have a bus trip, a couple of big events in our creativity category … and some strong, fun marketing plans as well.”
CAB, the programming branch of the Student Government Association, is responsible for most of the special events and entertainment on campus. They began this semester last weekend by bringing back their Exotic Animals activity to TU After Hours.
“It will be pretty similar to what we’ve done in the past, but this year we hope to bring even more exciting animals. Additionally, we will be adding a component Saturday night, screening our first CABFlix movie of the semester “Boyhood”,” Walsh said.
TIgerfest is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and according to Walsh CAB is dedicated to making this year’s festivities memorable and exciting for all Towson students.
“Of course a big goal for this semester is to make Tigerfest bigger and better than ever before. Without giving anything away, we’re hoping to bring some new fun to day one, and truly make it feel more like a festival, with lots of music, games, and of course free stuff,” Walsh said.
CAB plans to have the concert take place in SECU Arena again this year and will occur on the weekend of April 24-25.
“We’re hoping to strengthen our general member program, and our marketing team is working on a really cool campaign to promote Tigerfest and educate students on the history and purpose of CAB,” Walsh.
CAB is always interested in getting Towson students involved in activities and last semester created a Tigerfest student survey for students to respond to.
“The student survey went pretty well this year. Besides the typical artist feedback, we included some specific options for day one, including a hammock station-which has been done at festivals like Firefly-carnival games, a fashion show, and much more,” Walsh said. We got a pretty good mix of artist suggestions, and we’re doing our best to incorporate what students have asked for.”