SAC plans for SpringFest

“We’re bringing a sex speaker to the campus.”

The fleeting sentence spoken by senior Emily Beye, Student Activities Council president, bewildered a passing adult as the conversation between Beye and a fellow student outlined the third event in the pending SpringFest, sponsored by SAC.

Maria Falzone, an ex-stand-up comedian who frankly discusses sex with students across the U.S., fills only one of the five nights planned for the “Week at the Shore,” which will run from Monday through Friday.

“It’s a week for students to experience all sorts of new events, to get out and enjoy the Baker community and to see the different things that are brought to campus,” Beye said.

The executive board arranged the final details for the Jersey Shore-themed annual SpringFest.

After about five months of planning, the small group developed a week of events that reflect the diverse interests of both SAC members and the student body as a whole.

For Monday, SAC chose to start the week off with Tune In, a music game show that rewards students with cash prizes if they can successfully “Name that Tune,” among other activities.

Tuesday’s Baker campus premiere of “Avatar” will be showing on the south lawn by Mabee Hall, where the award-winning movie will be projected onto the side of a Wal-Mart truck.

Falzone will entertain students with her “Sex Rules!” comedy show on Wednesday night, followed by comedian Ryan Reiss on Thursday.

SpringFest comes to a close with a Friday night performance by 61Syx Teknique, a hip-hop crew that will also be giving students a dance lesson following the routine.

“We’re always thinking about the student body when we plan these events,” freshman Hannah Miller, promotions coordinator, said. “We try to find different ways to entertain students. We just want to bring new, exciting things to Baker.”

Activities start at 9 p.m. at various locations around campus, and concessions will be offered during each event in order to raise funds for SAC’s Relay for Life team. Purple t-shirts displaying the theme on the front and the SpringFest schedule on the back will join flyers, mass texts and further conversation in order to broadcast the week to the campus.

“There’s enough variety in the events that there’s something for everyone,” sophomore John Babb, recreations coordinator, said. “This gives us all something to look forward to.”