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NACA Cures Boredom: One Conference at a Time

Lindsay Lynch

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This past weekend four SCOPE members and one amazing advisor hopped in a car and took a trip to one of the best conferences in the northeast. What conference is this you ask? Well it was N.A.C.A, the National Association of Campus Activities. It was a weekend where students from the northeast region get together and can get a preview of what different vendors, magicians, musicians, spoken word poets, and more have to offer. It was three days full of educational seminars, in which students learned everything from smart budgeting to publicity and leadership integrity.

During these seminars, students sat through lectures as well as had the opportunity to meet other students from other schools all over the tri state area, to network and share programming ideas. After the seminars, there were showcases where you got to see a variety of acts ranging in all areas. Some of the things that were showcased this year were magicians, musicians, spoken word poets, comedians, and many more. Every day the mc was different and so were the acts. This was awesome because it was great to see how the artists performed, sounded live and even how they interacted with the crowd.

Following the showcases there were several different times that the students were able to walk through the market place. The market place was a huge room with rows and rows of booths that have novelty items that you can take and have made. Musicians and hypnotists also pulled you in and gave you a little teaser of what they do and gave you information on how to bring them to your school. At the marketplace you can also talk with musicians and others that have showcases that you liked and get their information so you can bring them to your school.

The students got some new ideas on new programs and even learned about ways that companies are going green. A great example of this was a shirt company who had the softest shirts ever, which were made entirely out of crushed up bottles, a true way of recycling. It would also be great for your budget and campus too because your not just paying for the shirts, but you have to collect and send in the bottles.  It was great to see that companies are thinking green and coming up with ways to save the environment. So keep an eye out for new SCOPE events coming your way and if you would like to get involved in what’s going on campus contact SCOPE at scope@newhaven.edu.

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NACA Cures Boredom: One Conference at a Time