Lauren Davis, Campus Carrier asst. arts and living editor
Tomorrow, the Krannert Center Activities Board (KCAB) will be hosting a free event for Berry students called A Night Out with KCAB. Students will be able to enjoy a variety of activities at local businesses and locations, all for free. The event was created to encourage students to get involved in the local community and to get out of everyday campus life. KCAB will be giving out tickets at the KCAB office today and tomorrow.
A Night Out with KCAB is more than just a night of fun; it’s an initiative to offer a sense of belonging and encourage students to embrace the vibrant culture and night life of Rome. Whether students enjoy to participate in more physical activities like skating and putt-putt or if students enjoy more artistic outlets like pottery, there is a place at this event for everyone.
KCAB is working with three local businesses that they have worked with previously to make this night happen. Swerve Pottery, Go Time Family Fun and Skater Zone have all provided tickets to be given to students prior to the event. Students are able to get a ticket to a single place of their choosing, and they will get to spend the night enjoying the activities that their location offers.
Director of the Office of Student Involvement, David Eller, assists KCAB student workers to plan events like A Night Out with KCAB. According to Eller the goal of this event is getting students out to see and experience and explore different fun things in Rome. Eller said that they try to switch up the locations each semester so that students can enjoy a variety of local activities.
“I hope students will take these opportunities to have fun, while saving money,” Eller said.
Eller said that KCAB is working to expand what their programming looks like due to the large amount of student body feedback they have received. A Night Out With KCAB is a part of the expansion by extending the events to off-campus locations. Eller said that KCAB considers all feedback from the student body, and they will adapt based on student critiques of events like this one.
“We want to make sure the students feel like the student programing board is putting on events that they enjoy,” Eller said.
Junior Sara Ann Camp, KCAB event coordinator is helping to plan this event with her team. Camp is excited to watch all of her and her team’s work in action on the night of the event. According to Camp, the logistic process for making this event happen includes calling the locations and explaining the goal they have in mind, discussing pricing per student, and planning what the event will look like the night of.
“I know everyone is starting to get stressed out with finals getting closer and this event will be a nice two-hour break for students,” Camp said.
According to Camp, KCAB plans on continuing an event like this in the future due to the positive student feedback they have received in the past. Sophomore Isabela Hurtado is always looking for new ways to explore the Rome area and is looking forward to this event because it is a free opportunity to expand her search. Hurtado loves to putt-putt and is excited to see that KCAB has included Go Time Family Fun on the list of options students can choose for this night. Hurtado also knows of several students who are more artistic and are excited to make pottery at Swerve Pottery.
“This event serves a bunch of different interests at once,” Hurtado said.
A Night Out With KCAB will take place at Swerve Pottery, Go Time Family Fun, and Skater Zone from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are to be presented at entry and can be picked up today from 10:00 am–1:00 p.m. and 2:00–5:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the KCAB office on the first floor of Krannert.