The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

50° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    ASUA outlines Homecoming Week

    ASUA Senators, from left, Matthew Ellis, Andre Rubio, Nick Macchiaroli and Gabby Ziccarelli discuss upcoming plans during a meeting on Oct. 1.  During their meeting on Wednesday, the board discussed events for Homecoming Week as well their plans to endorse new programs promoting healthy lifestyles among students.
    ASUA Senators, from left, Matthew Ellis, Andre Rubio, Nick Macchiaroli and Gabby Ziccarelli discuss upcoming plans during a meeting on Oct. 1. During their meeting on Wednesday, the board discussed events for Homecoming Week as well their plans to endorse new programs promoting healthy lifestyles among students.

    At an uncharacteristically brief ASUA meeting on Wednesday, the Senate’s major focus revolved around event coordination for the upcoming Homecoming Week, which will include the traditional Club Olympics and Homecoming Bonfire.

    The Club Olympic events are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on the UA Mall each day of Homecoming week. Events will include a 200-person game of Twister, an eating contest and a mud-pit tug of war in front of Old Main, said Jessica Anderson, executive vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona.

    The organization that comes in first place in the competitions will receive $1,000 in the form of club funding, thus giving a reward that will ultimately benefit UA students.

    ASUA is also promoting healthier lifestyles through a few different programs that will be on campus in the next few weeks. The Pac-10 Fitness Challenge was implemented last year. Students from all of the Pac-10 universities are in competition to see which school can log the most exercise hours.

    Currently, in the “”warm-up”” challenge, the UA is in third place, ahead of Arizona State University by 6,076 minutes.

    ASUA is also sponsoring the Vote and Vaccinate Program. During early polling, students will be able to cast votes and then receive flu shots.

    “”Sen. Jason Mighdoll is working with Student Health in order to expand where students can get their vaccines, making it easy to vote and then get a flu shot,”” Anderson said.

    More to Discover
    Activate Search