Early semester events kick off on campus

Students got to gamble on campus during last year`s Casino Night. (Photo courtesy of Programming Board)
Students got to gamble on campus during last year`s Casino Night. (Photo courtesy of Programming Board)

The next couple of weeks will definitely be eventful for all students at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Programming Board will entertain them once more with three different events. It will be holding Under the Stars, a new event, as well as Tunes at Noon, which will be held once more, and the traditional Casino Night will be back, too.

Tunes at Noon is a relaxing event held every month in the Veteran’s Pavilion. Each month, students play different instruments and enjoy some drinks. This month Tunes at Noon will be on Jan. 26.

The Casino Night will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Jan. 29 on the Cohen Center’s second floor. Students will be able to make customized casino chips, enjoy dessert from a chocolate fountain and win more than $1,000 worth of prizes.

Jenna Gillan, sophomore resort and hospitality management major and director of the Traditions Committee in the Programming Board, has been involved with the Programming Board since her freshman year and hopes this Casino Night will be the best one yet.

“My goal is to increase attendance from past years and create something truly memorable for all students.” Gillan said.

The Late Night Committee will be partnering with the Resident Housing Association for the Under the Stars event. The event will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 in the North Lake chickee hut. Students will be able to eat s’mores, listen to students play music and watch fire spinners. Students are also welcome to bring their own instruments and play them, or sing along.

Shelby Borisman, sophomore resort and hospitality major, is the director of the Late Night Committee.

“It is an easy way for everyone to have a good time and everything is free, so why not come?” Borisman said. “Hanging out by one of the Programming Board events with some good friends is my idea of a good time.”