Happiness is…the chance to touch an Argentine tegu?

Whether pitching their professional passions to classmates, putting their best pitch forward in carnival games or petting lizards and snakes, students participated in a big way at this year’s Student Organizations Fair, which was expanded into a welcome back carnival.  

The event Wednesday evening offered 80-some student organizations the chance to set up information tables and meet prospective new members. How many of them were lured by the candy and other treats enticingly arranged on said tables? Hard to say, but clipboards filled with long lists of student names attested to plenty of interest in groups related to pharmacy, medicine and much more.

“Some people like cooking. Compounding pharmacy is therapeutic like that. It’s satisfying to watch the ingredients mix together,” said Mason Hawes, a third-year College of Pharmacy student who is the president of the Compounding Club. 

Because it rained (actually, poured) earlier in the day, the event was held inside, with tables in three areas: the lobby and hallways outside Meshel Hall and the College of Medicine; the atrium outside Watanakunakorn Auditorium; and the first floor of the NEW Center, starting at the front of the building by the Lewis fountain and extending all the way back into the student lounge area with the fireplace. 

Students (faculty and staff were welcome, too) could step over to the Bistro to choose from snacks ranging from Sno-Kones and green cotton candy to corn dogs (including a vegetarian choice). Chatter, laughter and occasional bursts of music rose in the air and echoed into every corner of the event, getting the new year off to a lively start. 

Spread the word through The Pulse!

Some NEOMED student organizations are chapters of national groups; others are unique to the University. Each year, new groups emerge out of grassroots student interest. All are welcome to post announcements or tell their stories, submitting content directly to The Pulse—NEOMED’s daily email. 

Here’s how:

Go to thepulse.neomed.edu.
Click on a category above the search box (NEWS & ARTICLES/EVENTS/DISCUSSIONS). That will generate a screen with a green box that says “SUBMIT NEWS & ARTICLES” (or the other category you chose).
Click the box and fill in the form that appears. You’ll have the option to include a photo.

Social media requests

Student organizations with social media requests should send them to InMotion (the Office of Marketing and Communications workflow platform). If you have questions, contact marcom@neomed.edu

Photo: Kaitlyn Myk-kish, P1, pets a black and white Argentine tegu. 

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