In Our September, 2017 Issue:

Find your fun at Fall Fest 2017

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At the 2016 Fall Fest, attendees met student organizations and picked up flyers and giveaways. Individuals visited each table to complete their sign-off sheet and win a prize.

Are you inter­ested in get­ting more involved on cam­pus this year? Do you won­der if there is more to Metro State than classes and home­work? At this year’s Fall Fest, you can dis­cover a mul­ti­tude of ways to get included in Metro State activities.

Fall Fest is Sat­ur­day, Sept. 16 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the park­ing lot at the cor­ner of 6th Street E. and Maria Ave. on the St. Paul cam­pus. If it rains or snows, the fes­tiv­i­ties will move inside the Stu­dent Center.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of more than 30 stu­dent clubs and orga­ni­za­tions will be present at the event. Stu­dents can visit orga­ni­za­tions’ tables to learn about their mis­sion and membership.

The five stu­dent lead­ers of the Uni­ver­sity Activ­i­ties Board (UAB) are the orga­niz­ers of Fall Fest. Andrew Mueller, Guyo Kotile, Mohamed Nur, Sindy Griggs and Nut­thar Sou­van­nachack selected “Fall Fun Since ’71” as this year’s theme. They plan to high­light Metro State’s his­tory since its found­ing in 1971.

UAB advi­sor Alysia Lajune said the board hopes atten­dees will get into the spirit and wear ’70s attire like bell bot­toms and tie-​dye. “DJ D-​Mil is return­ing to Fall Fest this year and he’ll play a wide range of music that appeals to our diverse audi­ence, includ­ing a series of ‘throw­back’ chart-​toppers dat­ing back to 1971,” she said.

Fall Fest offers a car­ni­val atmos­phere, a BBQ cook­out, and an event t-​shirt. Activ­i­ties include an inflat­able bounce house, photo booth and a 24-​foot rock-​climbing wall. Enter­tain­ment includes break danc­ing per­for­mances by the Metro State Break­ing Club.

Fall Fest is open to Metro State stu­dents, staff, fac­ulty, fam­ily, friends and com­mu­nity mem­bers. Chil­dren are wel­come. Kid-​friendly activ­i­ties include car­i­ca­tures, henna tat­toos, Jumbo Jenga, giant Con­nect Four and a dunk tank.

Metro State’s student-run University Activities Board (UAB) carefully selects feature attractions for Fall Fest. The event brings communities and families together for fun activities.

The UAB hopes to build on last year’s “record-​breaking atten­dance,” and see more alumni atten­dees this year. “Our annual goal is to increase alumni engage­ment at Fall Fest, so the offi­cial wel­come will be given by Rita Dib­ble, Metro’s Chief Offi­cer & Foun­da­tion Direc­tor, and she will also speak at the Alumni Affairs brunch imme­di­ately pre­ced­ing Fall Fest,” said Lajune.

Sou­van­nachack, the mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tions coor­di­na­tor for the UAB, said they are plan­ning more events for the day before and after Fall Fest. This may include a dance on Fri­day, Sept. 15. Stu­dents should check OrgSync for up-​to-​date details.

RSVPs accepted through the OrgSync web­page tiny​.cc/​f​a​l​l​f​est17.

For more infor­ma­tion on Fall Fest, con­tact Alysia Lajune at Alysia.​Lajune@​metrostate.​edu. Indi­vid­u­als need­ing accom­mo­da­tions to attend the event can con­tact the Cen­ter for Acces­si­bil­ity Resources at 6517931549 or accessibility.​resources@​metrostate.​edu.

Note: In the August edi­tion, an ad gave the incor­rect impres­sion that Fall Fest is orga­nized by the Stu­dent Sen­ate; Fall Fest is orga­nized and spon­sored by the Uni­ver­sity Activ­i­ties Board (UAB).