Auxiliary Services gave students the chance to name the new U. Center at their booth during Mirthday. They also had a beam for students to sign their name to which will be placed in the Center. We Suggest:
This was a good idea because it got the students involved and more campus departments should model that. So What Do You Think?
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Life, they say, is in the little things, so it is all the more important that small gestures mean a lot. Two of those gestures were evident last week when Auxiliary Services made a couple of small but important offerings to the cause of student involvement.
The department's Mirthday booth allowed students to suggest a name for the new Student Center now under constuction on the North Campus. The idea of taking suggestions was announced at an SGA meeting months ago when it was suggested that student representatives contact their organizations and then come up with possible names for the Center.
Eventually, it was decided to give the student body as a whole the chance to voice their opinion. This was definately a better idea since it truly represents an effort to take the pulse of the entire student body, rather than just those students that are active in organizations.
Auxiliary Services also came up with a second idea to promote involvement with the new U Center. For posterity's sake, they allowed students the opportunity to sign their names to a beam that will later be placed in the center's structure.
Both ideas show the kind of student-oriented thinking that others on this campus would do well to emulate and that students should do more to demand. It is fitting that the new Student Center bear a name on which students have had input and that a beam in the Center should be marked with some evidence of the student body which helped the project come to fruition.
In this case, Auxiliary Services has displayed the sort of attitude that some other parts of this campus have sorely lacked in the past. For this, the department should be congratulated.