Student Activities Council hosts several social events for Easter Week

The Student Activities Council is hosting several events this week — Easter Week — for students to relax and socialize as they return from spring break.

Two flyers for events: Trivia Night and Spring Formal. Logos for UH Hilo, SAC and University Radio Hilo.

By Emily Thornton.

The Student Activities Council at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is hosting several events this week — Easter Week — for students to relax and socialize as they return from spring break. SAC hosts activities, services, and educational opportunities throughout the year that help develop of leadership skills and/or give students a place for social engagement.

Ramona Lefcourt pictured at Campus Center.
Ramona Lefcourt (Emily Thornton/UH Hilo Stories)

Ramona Lefcourt, a UH Hilo alumna who now serves as student organization coordinator at Campus Center, says there has been an improvement in student well-being and engagement since in-person events have resumed following the pandemic.

“I was a student here and graduated in 2021, employed at campus center at that time,” says Lefcourt. “So I could see before covid, during covid, and when we came out of covid, and there is [now] a lot more engagement and a lot more students on campus as well.”

Scavenger Hunt, March 25

One of the events planned this week is a campus scavenger hunt.

This event will take place on Monday, March 25, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Students who want to participate can go to Campus Center Plaza to sign up to join a group or bring a group of four. Students who compete in the hunt have the opportunity to win prizes.

Prince Kūhiō Day Pāʻina, March 26

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole pictured.
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole (Wikipedia)

Another event SAC has planned is Prince Kūhiō Day Pāʻina, headed by Ka Lama Kū, a student leadership development program that focuses on Native Hawaiian cultural values.

This event is on Tuesday, March 26, a state holiday (no classes), in the Hall Kēhau residence hall turnaround from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm.

This event is to celebrate Prince Kūhiō Day and students can craft their own mini kāhili and color pictures of Prince Kūhiō. There will also be food at this event, mini lava cakes from 808SweetShack and two types of tea from Teapresso.

Trivia Night, March 28

On Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the sociology department, administration of justice department, and the College of Arts and Sciences will be putting together a Trivia Night at Campus Center Plaza.

For this event, the college will be sponsoring free Teapresso for the first 50 participants. Students can bring a team or join a table; the winning team will win gift cards.

Spring Formal, March 30

KUHH 101.1 FM, Hilo, Hawaii, University Radio HiloSAC will also be putting on Spring Formal: Party Through the Pacific! on Saturday, March 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center.

“It’s ocean themed,” says Lefcourt. “They will have games and it will be formal gowns. They are going to be transporting students back and forth from the campus to ʻImiloa via the van shuttles.”

A social event, Spring Formal will be almost like a prom and is open to students living on or off campus. The music and entertainment will be provided by University Radio Hilo and there will also be food.

Gardens at ʻImiloa
ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, UH Hilo.

Story by Emily Thornton, an English major at UH Hilo.

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