Incoming WWU Students Create Buddy Packs

Students planning to attend William Woods University in the
fall came to campus Friday (April 12) for WWU 101: the Journey Begins, an event
during which they pre-register for classes, get their student ID and attend
informational sessions.

For the second year, the incoming students also took part in
a community service project, creating Buddy Packs.  They packed bags with nutritious food for
local elementary school children who may not have enough food at home for
weekends and holiday breaks.
 
“The group made 100 Buddy Packs, which will support 100
students in need within Callaway County,” said Sarah Munns, dean of admissions.
 
According to Munns, the project also had another purpose,
allowing new students to get acquainted with others in the incoming class and
participate in fun activities alongside students already attending WWU.
 
“This portion of the day was meant for students to relax and
have some fun with their future classmates, as well as current students,” said
Munns.
 
She also noted that the fraternity and sorority efforts to
organize the event helped promote community service, as well as “interaction
between new and current students.”
 
Tara Seboldt, a junior from Fults, Ill., is happy to promote
the Greek lifestyle to incoming students who know little about it.
 
“A lot of people are unsure about sorority life when they
come to school. When they see us doing things like this, and having fun, that
makes them more likely to say ‘yes’ (to Greek life).”
 
She added that the participation among incoming students who
made the Buddy Packs was impressive, “They were good. It didn’t take long!”

                                                         

 
CUTLINES:
Screech, the William Woods
mascot, dances with incoming and current students during a game called “Dance
Central.” 
 
Students who plan to attend
WWU in the fall dip their souvenir shirts into tie-dye.
 
Buddy Pack bags are almost
hidden by the large number of incoming and current students, as well as the WWU
mascot, Screech.  
 
(Photos by Kimberly Wall)