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SAC plans full week of Welcome Back events

This post was written by Hatchet Reporter Nicole Gulotta.

New events including Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman speaking on the subject of topics from his bestseller Hot, Flat, and Crowded and Class Council’s popular dance competition, “Represent,” will join the Welcome Back Week 2010 line up for the first time.

Bestowed with catchy names such as “Get Cozy at Cosi,” and “Beat the Winter Blues,” many of the activities for this year’s Welcome Back Week resemble those of years past.

“Welcome Back Week is always an exciting time for GW students because it marks the return of life to our campuses with the arrival of students from winter break,” Mayra Espinoza, the Student Activities Center’s Coordinator for Student Involvement, said.

While this year’s Welcome Back Week events are by and large geared toward students in all classes, The Senior Class Gift Campaign is hosting a Senior Breakfast at the Alumni House scheduled for the first day of classes. Seniors will be able to grab both free food and information about the Senior Class Gift and Grad Week.

“All GW Seniors have worked really hard for the last several years, so second semester of senior year should be a really big celebration of all the great things we’ve accomplished and fun times we’ve had at GW,” said Kelley Stokes, student coordinator of the Senior Class Gift Campaign. “We hope seniors will come out to our events to have a good time and celebrate, but also to make their senior class gift.”

As always, a student organization fair will be held on Jan. 12 in order to allow access to information about the myriad student organizations GW has to offer.

Another longtime favorite, the Martin Luther King Day of Service, is also scheduled to run again this year on Monday, Jan. 18.

“Students should definitely go to at least one event this week, but ideally, everything!” Espinoza said. “Students should attend events that interest them, events that will allow them to experience something new, and events that will energize them for the semester ahead.

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