By Mandi Enger
Building upon a tradition that was started in 2012, Nevada State College (NSC) has scheduled its second annual Spirit Week for Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27. Events will be held both on- and off-campus and will welcome students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as members of the local community.
The inaugural Spirit Week was such a success in helping to develop NSC’s campus culture that we’re pleased to be expanding the activities this year, said Brandi Robinson, events coordinator. Spirit Week promotes school spirit and develops positive relationships between members of our campus and the community.
The 2013 schedule of events is planned to include a day of community service, a health and wellness activity, and a cultural heritage celebration. Top activities from 2012, including the Faculty Speaker Series, Bowling with Bart, the State of the Campus Address, and the Field Day competition, will also be on the roster.
Encouraging friendly competition and team building, Field Day will be held on Friday, Sept. 27 as the grand finale of the celebratory week. In 2012, departments went head-to-head on activities such as tug-of-war, a sac hop, and hula hoop contest to compete for the Scorpion Trophy. The victors were from the Administration Team. This year, Field Day will also include a fall carnival.
I encourage all students, faculty, and staff to participate in any or all Spirit Week activities in order to show their NSC pride, connect with members of the campus and community, and have some fun as the fall semester settles in, said NSSA Business Manager, Jerica Turek. Remember, this is a perfect week to wear your black and gold!
Scotty, the NSC scorpion mascot, will be in attendance at various events throughout the week. Debuting in early 2012, the mascot’s name was revealed at the end of the inaugural Field Day after a campus-wide nomination and voting process.
The full Spirit Week event schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.