CAB to host virtual game night

CAB to host virtual game night

Campus Activities Board

AASHITA VADHERA, Staff Writer

If you are interested in winning some fancy prizes, the UNI Campus Activity Board (CAB) has just the event for you. Though Covid may have put a damper on many things, CAB will not let it stop them from ensuring their students still get a chance to have fun and a healthy dose of interaction. On Thursday, Sept. 10 they will be hosting their second event of the semester, Panther Game Night, over Zoom.

“We will be doing multiple rounds of everyone’s favorite trivia game, ‘Kahoot’ and also bingo,” said CAB Event Management Director Helen Beyer. “We will be having multiple rounds of each game so everyone will have a chance to win an awesome prize”

Beyer also shared the prizes that students will be able to win, which include Airpods, Beats Solo headphones, a microwave, smart TV, retro record player, Google Chromecast, JBL Pulse 3 bluetooth speaker and a UNI merch basket. Winners will be able to pick up their prizes starting the following day at the Student Life Desk in Maucker Union.

Hosting an event is a lot of work in itself, but having to do it online comes with its own set of issues. “It has definitely been a change moving to virtual events, but we have an amazing team that is ready to take on the challenge,” Beyer said. “For this event in particular, there is not a lot that had to be changed when going from in person to virtual. The main difference is that we have the double-edged sword of technology. While technology is great for bringing us together during these challenging times, we also have to think about whether there might be technical problems (loss of video, audio, etc.).”

Despite the move to a virtual format, the expected turnout for Panther Game Night has left CAB members optimistic. Isaiah Finan, Director of Operations for CAB offered some insight.

 “We expect the event to go well. Despite COVID, students still want to attend events and socialize with one another, regardless of the format,” said Finan. “We’ve seen good attendance so far for our fall semester, and our registrations indicate high attendance for the rest of our fall events roster.” When asked about Panther Game Night, Finan added, “We expect a good turnout for the event and are on track to have a few hundred participants this Thursday”

Over the course of the semester, CAB has come up with many events to provide students with fun activities and games that they can enjoy no matter where they are. The organization has worked on a complete set of fall programming that consists of entirely virtual events like Panther Game Night, as well as hybrid events such as their Sip and Paint event in August.

“We would like the student body to know, even during tough times like this, The Campus Activities Board is still going to provide them with awesome and fun ways to interact with their friends and other students on campus,” Beyer said.