Student Activities Committee considers change in event planning
The Student Activities Committee’s (SAC) Battle of the Floors event took place in North Central’s Clark Danielson Life Center gym Sat. Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Following the event the Sunday, the SAC team sent out a survey to all RA’s and DL’s of North Central halls, asking if Battle of Floors was worth the effort the students put in to make the skits come together.
The event allows the university’s dorm halls different floors to compete against one another by presenting voice over skits all relating to a common theme.
This year’s theme was 90’s TV shows. The skits preformed included reenactments of Kim Possible, Dragon Tails, Mr. Rogers, Zoboomafoo, Arthur, Friends, Boy Meets World and Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The winning title went to the Mr. Rogers skit, which ended with a tribute to Mr. Rogers life and death.
“I would like to replace BOTF with something else, something not as stressful and not as crazy,” Kyle Jorris, SAC director, said. “There’s a lot of conflict that happens within floors that either divides or brings the floor together, but usually divides.”
Resident advisors and discipleship leaders are given their team’s theme at the beginning of the week but are not allowed to tell their floor to begin working on the skit until the day before the event.
SAC gives participants a time limit to assure an equal amount of preparation time for each team.
“We want to promote events that are going to bring the floors together, so if that means getting rid of BOTF and replacing it with something different, then we will support that,” Emelie Caldwell, SAC member and future student body vice-president said. “If the majority of the students are attached to BOTF and live for BOTF then we want to support that and then make improvements to it.
The future SAC director will take the survey results to apply changes and additions to events that students want see happen.
“We want to get students input instead of just assuming what they want,” Jorris said.