By Miles Macdonald
mmacdonald@my.madonna.edu

From April 8 through April 13, Student Life will hold “Spring into Fun” week. The week will be packed full of events, ranging from a murder mystery party to a hoedown in the Franciscan Center Gathering Space.

The week will open up with some lawn games, which will take place around the pond. Later in the day, the murder mystery event will take place, in a venue not yet decided.

On Tuesday, more lawn games will be played and will be followed by a workshop helping students build job-winning resumes. The seminar will be in 1-2 p.m. in Room 1303.

The day will continue with a thrift store fashion show, showing men and women how to stay stylish, while still staying frugal.

From 9 to 11 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Gathering Space, there will be an open mic night. This will be an opportunity for students to show their talents in poetry, singing, or any talent they want to show off.

Wednesday will be kicked off with a volunteer fair, an event to help students find opportunities to volunteer in the community. The time and location on this event is not set yet.

A meeting of the Student Leadership Council will also be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2102.

Another workshop will be held twice on Wednesday. This one will help students in finding jobs, dealing with finances and the repayment of loans.  The seminar will take place from noon until 1 p.m and again from 6 to 7 p.m. The event will be in Room 2102 both times.

During the day, both the baseball and softball teams will be playing home games. The baseball team, playing Ohio-Chillicothe, will start at 3 p.m. at Ilitch Ballpark.

The softball team will play at 4 p.m against Siena Heights on University Field.

Thursday will start with a campus cleanup, followed by a seminar for transfer students. The workshop, titled, ‘Funding your Education’ will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 2100 and again from 6 to 7 p.m, this time in Room 2012.

A Campus Ministry meeting will also take place in UC1, during its normal noon to 1 p.m. meeting time.

Later in the night, the Hoedown will start at 7 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Gathering Space.

On Friday and Saturday, the Baseball team will play home games against Cornerstone University with first pitch for both games at 1 p.m.

Also occurring both Friday and Saturday will be a production of The Phantom of the Opera, presented by Lyric Theater. The musical will be held in Kresge Hall and will start at 7:30 p.m. both days.

On Saturday, there will also be a trip to Gleaner’s Food Bank. The group will be meeting at 8:00 a.m. by the prayer room, across from the bookstore

“Last year, we held a ‘Spring into Fun’ week and it was a success, and this year we’re hoping it is just as successful,” said Kayla Vogel, a sophomore student majoring in psychology, who works in the office of Student Life and has had a big hand in planning this week.

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