Welcome Week welcomes campus activities

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    By Kris Boyle

    Students looking to escape pressures from the first week of school will find a host of activities available to alleviate the stress.

    Welcome Week, sponsored by BYUSA and the BYU Bookstore, begins Monday and runs through Friday.

    A committee comprised of Student Advisory Council members have been working through the summer preparing for the week’s activities, said Anne Rumsey, SAC advisor.

    On Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brigham’s Square, students can sign up for clubs or participate in sumo wrestling while listening to live bands perform.

    Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Brigham’s Square, clubs will be out again looking for members and students to try their hand at jousting. Various a cappella groups will also be in the square performing.

    In the WSC Terrace on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. students can have a chance to participate in the Dating Game.

    SCAMP will be the main topic of a town meeting in the WSC Ballroom on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dahmer said the meeting will give students the chance to learn more about SCAMP and voice their opinions.

    One of the expected highlights of the week is “Who wants to be a Hundred-aire?” The game, a spoof of the popular “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” will be on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom.

    Dahmer said the ballroom only will fit 2,000 students, so seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Each student will get a ticket as they enter, and a raffle will be held to determine the 10 contestants, he said.

    Just like the game show, the fastest of the 10 contestants will get their chance at a top prize of $400. Consolation prizes will be awarded to the other contestants.

    Janeal Thornock, a SAC executive director, said the idea for the game came when they were trying to decide on what to do for a big activity for Welcome Week.

    Thornock said the idea for the game seemed to be of more interest to students and fit within their budget.

    On Friday, Let’s Make a Deal and a bungee run will take place in the WSC Terrace and Brigham’s Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    To close the week’s activities, a dance will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight.

    Dahmer said local businesses donated the prizes, which will be given away at the activities.

    They are all useful items, ranging from a spatula to a TV and VCR, he said.

    Rumsey said the objective of Welcome Week is to welcome students back while providing good experiences.

    “We really want to give back to the students,” she said.

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