What is SUB?

The Student Union Board is a student-run organization that maximizes the college experience by providing engaging events for the entire student body on a college budget!

 

 

 

So in a nutshell, we are the programming board on campus and all year-long, we plan amazing events for you – both on and off campus – that are either heavily discounted or free! (In case you’re wondering, I’ve been a Late Night Co-Chair for SUB since I was a freshman) Our executive board is made up of 11 students that have a knack for event planning and want to provide entertainment and fun for the undergraduate community.

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Clubs around campus!

Now that SJU is officially in full swing, you may be asking yourself; what is there to do in my free time? Many SJU students ask this question. Being involved is something that we all “want” to do, but when it comes down to it we struggle to find where exactly we fit in. What is the best option to enhance the college experience? Below I have provided you with options, highlighting some of the more popular choices found on the SJU campus, but remember these are only a few of many options available to the student here at St.

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SophoMORE

It has officially been a week of my first semester as a sophomore and I must say, it feels weird.

I pass my old dorm, wondering how I haven’t yet walked into it, swiped in, and taken the stairs to the third floor like I did all of last year. I walk around campus actually knowing where all of my classes are. I am already a part of organizations on campus and actually ran parts of Welcome Week and the Student Union Board table at the activities fair instead of just walking around enjoying all that the school has to offer.

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Chances and Opportunities…

When you get to college, you are constantly told to get involved and be active. Many students do not understand the importance of this advice. Not only do you make friends for life, you may also get some unbelievable opportunities. I am a part of two clubs at Saint Joseph’s University: Radio 1851 and the Sports Marketing Club. Through these clubs I have been provided with not only great experiences, but also unbelievable trips that I will never forget.

Most recently I traveled with the Sports Marketing Club, as well as with Dr. Lord and Professor Tryce,

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“Arrive without traveling.”

– The Beatles, ‘The Inner Light’

Yesterday during free period, I took an impromptu trip to Mongolia.

Well, not exactly… rather than travel over 12,000 miles round-trip in an afternoon, I journeyed to the North Lounge of Campion to attend a lecture called “The Land of Genghis Khan: Then and Now.” The lecture was sponsored by the Asian Studies program, the History Department, and the International Relations program.

I initially decided to go because it was an opportunity to receive extra credit for my history class, Forging the Modern World. This event in particular appealed to me because I might have some familial roots in Mongolia;

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#EarthDay

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! In honor of this auspicious occasion I want to take the opportunity to talk about the SJU Green Fund.

What is the Green Fund, you ask? Well, it’s an organization that brings students and faulty together to make environmentally conscious and sustainable changes around campus. Some past projects include:

  • Reusable to-go containers for all first year students
  • Recycling, trash and compost sorting cans in Campion
  • Contribution to Solar Panel Project
  • Sponsorship and collaboration with Earth Week Programming
  • Sponsorship of various student organization programming throughout the year
  • Relay for Life water bottles
  • Recycling bins for all classrooms
  • Recycling bins for all on-campus resident rooms
  • Reusable to-go containers for all first-year students
  • Additional water bottle filling stations through campus
  • High efficiency lighting in Claver Hall
  • Orientation 2013 water bottles
  • Water Bottle Filling Stations which can be found in 28 locations across campus
  • High efficiency lighting in the lower gym of O’Pake Recreation Center
  • Hawks for H2O program
  • Water Awareness Week program

The Green Fund supports a variety of projects that are submitted by students,

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Why you should go to a play that will make you cry

The 20th century was miserable. I can’t say that from personal experience – my cognitive awareness reached its peak when I turned six in 1999. I also can’t say that the 20th century was more or less miserable than any other century. Every place and time has its own troubles, on both individual and community scales. What I can say, however, is that the (American) 20th century’s particular variety of misery yielded a slew of depressing and gloomy literary works. Among this canon, and, in fact, perched at the very height of melancholy, rests Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

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Community Service: Helping the Community or Helping You?

There’s art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy…what about community service therapy?

 

One of the biggest characteristics about Saint Joe’s that set it apart from my previous university are all of its amazing community service opportunities. At my old school, any sort of service program was done primarily through Greek life, and if you were very non-Greeky like myself, then you would not be able to participate.

 

Being Jesuit, SJU promotes the help of others. This is done through multiple programs such as APEX, Collegiate Challenge, Weekly Service, and a variety of service learning courses.

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Total Sorority Move

I never pictured myself as a sorority girl. Like many other high-schoolers, the only things I knew about Greek life I had learned from the wild stories depicted on ABC Family’s Greek. The parties, the drinking, the frat guys, the beautifully over-the-top sorority mansions. I would listen to countless stories from my older friends describing their latest mixer theme or let them vent to me about the strain of rush week and pledge periods and it all sounded like a foreign language.

Well, needless to say as a wide eyed freshman at SJU I couldn’t help but notice the Greeks on campus.

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PSA: Requesting Club Funds

This past weekend I traveled to New York City with seven fellow students to attend the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems (IBS) Radio Conference. We spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the city attending informational sessions and talks about web design, marketing brand, managing large staffs, and programming. During the mornings and evenings we explored the city, taking in the sites. We visited famous landmarks like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, the Stardust Diner, and 30 Rockefeller Center.

It was an amazing educational experience and we learned a lot of applicable concepts to help improve our campus radio station,

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