By Yaasmeen Piper
Student Activity Association (SAA) teamed up with the Art Association for Donuts and Designs last Friday night.
From 8 to 11 p.m., nearly 50 students occupied the Common Grounds in the University Center while making custom made mugs with Sharpies, enjoying a few donuts, cupcakes, brownies and other refreshments from Aramark.
Each student was given a plain white mug and a handful of markers to create their work.
“I saw the flyers and I immediately wanted to attend,” said Galexa Ponce.
“What I liked most that it was well planned out, and there was a DJ and assortments of snacks and drinks. I will definitely attend another event!” said Ponce.
Shelby Jimcosky, junior, said she was drawn to the arts side of the event.
“I liked the arts and crafts aspect of Donuts and Design,” she said. “I also thought it would be fun to color a mug and I also wanted a free donut!”
“I thought it was great how well-organized SAA was. It made it quick and easy to grab mugs and to decorate,” said junior Laura Jean Null.
“They also had a great arrangement of donuts and treats set up for everyone right when you walked in.”
Some students painted flower, special dedications to their friends and family, and some even made Halloween-themed mugs in spirit for the upcoming holiday.
“I really liked seeing how creative some of the students were” said SAA’s Graduate Assistant Cory Pollina. “They were really showcasing their artistic abilities and imaginations.”
Donuts and Design created an opportunity for students to come in and design their own mugs, while enjoying snacks and mingling with friends and other students while WESS deejayed.
The turnout was larger than SAA anticipated, making them run to the store for more mugs and markers.
“It was a very successful program,” said Pollina. “We distributed over 100 mugs and the line was out the door of Common Grounds to the first door of the Commuter Lounge.”
Donuts and Design is one of the many Warrior Den events.
Every Friday night starting at 8 p.m., different organizations host events around campus. Friday Oct. 13, the PRIDE organization is holding a Rainbow Black Light Party.
The following Friday, Oct. 19, is bringing Casino Night to the Warrior Den.
“The goal is to create an alternative for students who do not want to go out on the weekends” said Kathleen Kraemer, another Graduate Assistant for SAA.
“If you’re not interested in the main event still come! We try to make it so there is something for everyone.”
To see upcoming Warrior Den events visit the ESU website and follow SAA on social media @ESU_SAA
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