So I don’t know about you, but I have been loving all of this awesome weather lately! It has been a little windy and rainy, but if it is warm enough to rain and not snow, then I’m content!
I just wanted to update everyone on all of the awesome events that have happened at Walsh recently. It’s getting to that stressful point of the semester where deadlines are quickly approaching, but there have been a ton of weekend events to give everyone a break from their studies.
Last weekend was jam-packed! Last Friday, Josh Gracin came to campus for a free concert for students! Non-students were welcome to come as well for only $5! Unfortunately, I was not able to attend because I was on duty that night as an RA, but I heard from many friends and residents that he was great! They had a really fun time jammin’ out and dancing with friends!
Then on Saturday night, UPB hosted its annual Spring Formal dance; this year’s theme was The Walsh Gatsby! The dance was right on campus in the Barrette Center and dinner was provided. Tickets were only $15 but when one of the options is steak, steak and a dance for $15 is practically a steal! Like previous years, the Barrette Center was packed that night! The annual formal is the perfect opportunity for students to enjoy a great night of music and dancing with their friends! Plus, who doesn’t love a reason to dress up and act fancy for a night!
This past weekend was a weekend of firsts for Walsh! Friday during the day was the first annual Battle of the Buildings. I had a previous commitment and was not able to attend, but I heard from my friends that did get to go, that it was basically a ton of obstacles, inflatables, and games that teams from the different residence halls had to complete in an olympic style competition.
The previous commitment I had was to be a part of the first annual WU Dance Marathon! WU Dance Marathon was organized in order to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. Basically, participants raise funds from family members and friends to support them while they participate in this event. At the dance marathon, participants are encouraged to dance but required to at least be standing the whole time. Doesn’t sound too bad right? Except the marathon was 17 hours long! The marathon started at 8 pm on Friday night and went until 1 pm on Saturday! The event was 17 hours long to represent the 17 million children that Children’s Miracle Network helps every year. Akron Children’s Hospital is a part of the Children’s Miracle Network, which is where our money was going to.
The WU Dance Marathon was a blast and a huge success! Close to 50 students from Walsh and Malone danced/stood all night long! There were different themed hours of music playing, such as Disney, Broadway, Boy Band, Girl Power, International, and many more. There were games to play, food to eat, and a Morale Dance that a friend and I taught a little part of to everyone each hour of the marathon. The moral Dance ended up being 13 minutes long! Saturday during the day some kids who have been helped by Akron Children’s Hospital came to dance with us and share their stories. It was an awesome experience and in the end we raised over $6000! I cannot wait to do it again next year.
Have a great week Cavs and enjoy that sunshine!