Warm CAS welcome

Posted on: September 2, 2011

NABJ student group by Nick Wujcik

This week was the start of the fall semester, and MSU welcomed its largest incoming class ever of approximately 7,800 students. Of course, a significant number of those students are CAS majors. We look forward to providing them with a world-class educational experience.

On Tuesday, our talented Student Affairs Office rolled out the green carpet. Our student organizations kicked off the morning with a bustling fair in our north lobby. Hundreds of freshmen learned about dozens of groups they can join and help lead over the next few years, ranging from advertising to television production, and everything related to communication in between. It was a great opportunity for the student groups to reach new students and answer questions peer to peer about the college.

Journalism class of 2015 by Jayna SalkAfter the fair, each department organized lively breakout sessions involving faculty and students interacting and of course, communicating. Here's a taste of their great sessions:

The Department of Communication had a scavenger hunt for students to find their faculty throughout the building and put their communication skills to the test.

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing had their first branding session, brainstorming ideas for their own department.

AAF at the fair by Joyce CrandellThe School of Journalism tested students' MSU and CAS knowledge with a rousing trivia session (complete with faculty member Joe Grimm in a referee jersey and whistle). They also took a great big family photo by the parking deck.

And the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media had the students on an amazing race, learning all about the building and their faculty. I believe faculty member Wei Peng gets a pat on the back for her videogame-playing skills.

Playing video games by Kirsten KhireI wish our new students an amazing fall semester as they launch their journey toward their degrees. To new students: what was your favorite part of the welcome? To alumni: What advice would you share with our new Spartans? Email me at pwhitten@msu.edu.

Photos by Joyce Crandell, Kirsten Khire, Jayna Salk, and Nick Wujcik

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