January 22, 2013
The Associated Student Government officers at Northeastern Junior College have a number of great activities planned to help kick off the new spring semester. Pictured here holding one of many banners that went up on campus to promote the opening week’s activities are (l to r): Stephan Geu, a sophomore from Peetz who is the first vice president, Chelsea Blumenshine, a sophomore from Fort Collins, who is president, and Jessica Blohm, a sophomore from Parker who is the second vice president. (Courtesy Photo)
Slew of activities planned for returning students
The spring 2013 semester begins this week at Northeastern Junior College. Students are converging back on campus for another round of classes as they work their way to earning the degrees and certificates of their choice. The Associated Student Government (ASG) has planned an array of activities to help jump-start a new semester.
Tuesday was a day set aside for new student orientation and for returning students to make sure their house is in order on the administrative side of things, confirming class schedules and doing payment verification. Both day and evening classes begin on Wednesday, January 23rd.
Social events kicked off on Tuesday evening with the offering of cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa in Pete’s Retreat located inside Hays Student Center from 8 to 10 p.m. Students will be treated to laser tag in the ballroom on Wednesday night from 7 to 10 p.m. An outside vendor will be bringing this highly interactive game to the campus, paid for with student dues. On Thursday, January 24th students are invited to the Fox 5 Theatre in downtown Sterling to view the offered movie of their choice at 9 p.m. for a special $2.00 admission. This price is only good for NJC students who are able to show a current identification card, checked at the door. This student benefit continues throughout the entire semester, subsidized through student fees.
On Friday evening, faculty and staff will show up to be dealers for an
Aggies sponsored Casino Night in Pete’s Retreat from 6 to 9 p.m. Students will play for fake money winnings which can be turned into great prizes. On Saturday, January 26th, a dodge ball tournament will be held in the Bank of Colorado Event Center’s auxiliary gym starting at 6 p.m. Teams across campus are being formed during the week and they show up to see who has the most gusto when it comes to dodging fast balls. These tournaments have been a very popular draw in past years and are quite comical to watch. Students who aren’t playing often show up to watch and cheer on their favorite group.
Monday, January 28th is the last day to add new classes for spring semester. Wednesday, February 6th is the last day to drop classes.
NJC is expecting a small influx of new students for spring semester, including nine who were selected to receive the Spring Beginnings Scholarship which was offered to new, full-time, students who plan to live on campus while studying here.