Photos, fun, and CAS friends
The CAS community came together for two events in August.
Where in the world is CAS?
Several hundred students, staff, and faculty filled the CUB ballroom to kick off the new academic year at the second annual CAS Connections on August 23. This year’s theme was “Get Connected” and featured t-shirts with a world map made up of communication icons sprinkled with the WSU Cougar spirit logo.
The map also provided clues for completing a CAS trivia quiz and entering a drawing for cool prizes, including Beats headphones and Bookie gift cards.Check out the quiz to learn about the college’s connection with Greenland, Mexico City, eastern Russia, and more.
The student Chemistry Club brewed up liquid nitrogen ice cream, and both the Cougar Marching Band and Butch joined in the crimson and gray celebration. Faculty and staff were on hand to answer questions about classes, student clubs, and more.
“This is an opportunity to showcase the breadth of activities, courses, and research available throughout the college,” said Dean DeWald, whose necktie also happened to be the subject of one of the quiz questions.
Crimson-covered tables topped with colorful display boards from each of the academic departments and schools covered the Holland Lawn on August 15, during the Week of Welcome before classes began. Carnival games, such as a mini-milk bottle toss, a beanbag toss, and balloon animals were interspersed with academic posters and career information tables. CAS staff and student ambassadors handed out free popcorn and cotton candy while music from DJ Goldfinger filled the air.
Department faculty and staff were on hand at each table to talk with students face to face about their interests and options.
“New students are often uncertain about speaking with faculty and staff. The CAS Carnival gives us an opportunity to be available to them in an informal setting and show them that we’re real people and we love to talk with students,” said Arlene Parkay, recruitment and retention specialist for the college.