It's open to kids of all ages and will include food, coloring and fun with Santa. The movie, "The Santa Clause," will be shown at 12:30 p.m. in Room 110.
During "dead week," last week, there were free massages offered to students, whose bodies were maybe out of whack due to cramming for finals.
In addition, drop-off boxes around campus were set up to collect boxes to provide homeless youth with needed toiletries and basic hygiene items, etc. Donations went to the Homeless Youth Resource Center and Volunteers of America.
In November, there was a Davis Campus Film Festival, Giving Tree Collection, Lunch & Learn sessions, canned food drive, Welcome Back from Thanksgiving Break shindig, and more.
It's all thanks to the efforts of Adrienne Gillespie and Jennifer Grandi, who coordinate student activities on campus.
Gillespie noted that the food drive netted more than 400 lbs. of food, all donated to the Family Connection Food Bank.
The film festival highlighted the work of Weber State students, with vignettes of 10-12 minutes each presented and three awards for top place honors given.
Back on Halloween, a trunk or treat of 15-20 trunks also included games for the kids, a cakewalk, face painting, and a monster walk. More than 100 participated, Gillespie said.
A Poetry, Art & Music Jam also took place in late November, giving students a chance to display their talent, including poetry readings.
"We really try to maintain activities for the students, work really hard," she said. Other activities include a single parent support group, yoga relaxation and meditation group, a "Vent Your Frustrations" event planned for next semester, and a fitness room.
The auxiliary services students need are also available, such as tutoring, testing center, a library, wireless computer services in The Haven and more.
The building is open from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and WSU Davis director Bruce Davis said, "Sometimes we have to chase students out," especially those who want to keep studying."
Davis is also excited about the move by the NUAMES Academy (Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Sciences). By next fall, it will have moved both Davis and Weber county campuses to the WSU Davis campus.
As noted in a previous article, that will strengthen the experience for both institutions: college courses will be more easily accessible to the charter school students, with access by both groups to classrooms that are unused during various parts of the day.
In addition, that will boost chances for construction of a second classroom/activities building on the campus. A student union-type building that could also include classrooms and other facilities should have a better chance for state approval, bolstered by both schools sharing it, Davis said.
Classes will resume at the campus Jan. 8, 2007.