The Career Quest Learning Centers were buzzing with activity last month, each campus adding its unique spin to School Spirit Week.
Jackson campus President Amber Deel says that Spirit Week allows students and faculty to step a bit out of their comfort zones, have some fun and get to know each other.
“It allows our students and staff to be more involved with our school,” said Amber, “but also gives them a chance to really get to know each other better.”
Each day of the week had its own focus with themes like “Crazy Scrub Day,” and “Dress Like a Nerd Day.” On “Crazy Sock and Shoe Day,” popular instructor Gary Minix showed up with gigantic camel feet slippers and had the attention of students and faculty alike. Other activities included a pizza party and a “Trunk or Treat” event that drew more than 1200 people to the campus. There was also a hallway decorating contest and a pumpkin carving contest. And, as a grand finale to the week, a flash mob danced to Thriller on Halloween.
At the Lansing campus, students were able to counter Monday’s “Professional Dress Day” with Wednesday’s “Casual for a Cause Day,” where for a small contribution they were allowed to forgo the school’s usual dress code and wear jeans. Participating faculty contributed $5 and students gave $2 each for the privilege of dressing down. The funds will be distributed to Career Quest students in need.
Students really enjoyed the “Decades Day” where they dressed in styles from the decade of their choice, but the highlight of the week may have been “Pride Day” where students and faculty clad in Michigan State garb faced off against those sporting University of Michigan colors. There were Spartans and Wolverines all over campus!
There was also a potluck employee dinner and a Trunk or Treat event where students, faculty, family and friends came with trunks packed with decorations to adorn their vehicles and treats to share.
Lansing campus President Melissa Soderberg says that students and faculty both look forward to and enjoy Spirt Week.
“All the activities help to bolster school spirit and encourage participation,” said Melissa, “and, really, it’s just a lot of fun.”
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