By Lisa Dussault
It is almost that time of the year again when finals start creeping up, papers are due and the weather starts getting too cold for comfort. But it is also that time when winter weekend is on its way! A weekend filled with fun, dancing, food and games for those of you who are stressed out and just need a break. It is taking place on the weekend of Friday, December 5th – Sunday, December 7th. The theme this year is “Heatin’ Up the Holidays,” for those of you sick of the cold weather already. It is a summer take on the traditional winter theme every year, almost like a Christmas in July. The chairperson is Amy McCarthy and the co-chairs are Liz Murphy and Liza Pagano.
This year, there are a lot of different events taking place throughout the whole weekend. On Friday, December 5th at 7:30 pm, the Winter Ball will be taking place in the Maloney Great Room. Like usual, it will be a semi-formal, with beach themed decorations hanging up instead of the usual winter embellishments. It will definitely be a change from past years! Tickets will be $10 for students with a meal plan and $20 for students without a meal plan and non-students. At the dance you can enjoy some good food, good music and a chance to win a free Winter Weekend t-shirt or an iPod touch.
On Saturday, December 6th, there will be Indoor Ice Skating located in the Student Union, room 241 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Yes, ice skating in the union so you don’t freeze outside! Ice skates will be provided for those of you who do not have yours handy. Also there will be free food and festivities so you can really get into the upcoming holiday season.