As the fall semester begins, the previously empty sidewalks of Wyman Mall filled up fast as student organizations, university departments, and curious students bustled from booth to booth at the 2019 Student Involvement Fair.
Did you see Andersen Library staff there? Did you stop by and grab some Andersen swag?
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday September 11th, Paul Waelchli (Library Director) and Andy Kramer (Head of Access Services) eagerly greeted students and shared information about the many services the University Library has to offer. Along with great tidbits on all things Andersen, students walked away with some pretty sweet swag. By stopping at the Andersen booth, studens had an arrangement of souvenirs to pick from including free Frisbees, sunglasses, t-shirts, and water bottles.
Even though the conversations on Wyman Mall were loud and the sidewalks seemed busy, the significance and importance of this past Wednesday was not forgotten. While it might seem coincidental, this year’s Student Involvement Fair didn’t just bring free stuff but carried a special weight and opportunity to come together as a campus as we remembered the day our country changed forever.
Wednesday, September 11th reminded UW-W of the importance of togetherness and the unity that can come through tragedy. As we honored the sacrifices made and the devastation that came from that specific day in history, this year’s fall Involvement Fair reminded students that together we are stronger.
Thank you to all the Warhawks who participated in this semester’s fair and the UW-W Student Involvement Office for making it all happen.
Being involved isn’t an individual act. Involvement requires coming together and coming together makes us stronger.