The Salus Scoop is an all-student event that is eagerly anticipated each year. It’s a chance for current and new students to scope out how they can broaden their social and academic involvement during a few hours of fun-filled, informative activities.
“The Scoop” as it’s affectionately known is organized by the Campus Activities Committee, and this year had an exceptional turnout even with the dreary weather. Held at the Hafter Student Center, this year’s theme was “A Day at the Library” and each organization tried to outdo one another with decorated tables to align with this theme. The Private Practice Club won best booth with a Willy Wonka decor decked-out with candy and colorful signs in conjunction with more information about the club.
“It was nice to see such a large population of students come together to encourage others to get involved and inform each other about the available organizations,” said Megan Boehler ‘21AUD, who also is on Student Council. Boehler believes activities like Salus Scoop show the dedication of the University’s push for interprofessional practice by encouraging students from different programs to mingle and learn from one another and what each organization entails.
Not only did each booth work hard to fit within the theme, but each also represented a different student organization or club with the goal in mind to educate and encourage interest for new and current students to join. Games and activities varied among tables as visitors tried to win prizes such as an Amazon Echo Dot, Beats headphones, Microsoft Surface Pro, and more. The gym was bustling with people and excitement was buzzing as they tried to win the prizes.
As if the break from classes and a chance to socialize wasn’t enough to incentivize students to attend, there was also a chance to grab food from a choice of food trucks – Undrgrnd Donuts and Foolish Sweet & Savory Waffles - and a spread from Culinart - free of charge.