Best Week Ever!


The Student Activities Office is gearing up for, possibly, the Best Week of Welcome (WOW Week) EVER! WOW Week begins with Maps and Snacks on August 25th and will end with a Dive-In Movie at the pool on August 29th. Here’s a list of all the awesome activities that Student Activities has planned and you can find more details about WOW Week here.

Monday, August 25th

  • Maps and Snacks in The Forum from 8:00am-11:30am
  • Ice Cream and Lawn Games at the Clock Tower from 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Kindergarten Night in the Village Hall at College Village at 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 26th

  • Maps and Snacks in The Forum from 8:00am-11:30am
  • SpaGo! in the Student Union from 110:30am-3:00pm
  • Pizza Party and Karaoke in the Student Union from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, August 27th

  • Board Game Dual in the Student Union from 8:30am-11:00am
  • Bamboo and Photos in the Student Union from 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Showtime Tonight with Brian Herberger in the student Union at 8:00pm

Thursday, August 28th

  • Wii Open Play in the Student Union from 8:30am-11:30am
  • Fall Fest Luau in The Forum from 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Drag Bingo in the Student Union from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Friday, August 29th

  • Board Game Dual in the Student Union from 8:30am-11:00am
  • Big-Time Fun in The Forum from 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Dive-In Movie in the Campus Pool from 6:00pm-8:00pm

We all start somewhere


Hey, it’s Kiley ready to blog.Yet another busy week here at GCC. This is the week of Halloween and I anticipate fully celebrating it! Halloween is my favorite holiday because its full of magic, adventure, fright, suspense, and fun!

Friday, October 29th8:00 pm-10:00am

Camping Out for a Cause

Cost:$1.00 and a can good

I have the opportunity to be involved in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.There has been a plethora of volunteer projects Phi Theta Kappa has been involved in throughout the fall semester. This Friday, an event will occur called, “Camping Out for a Cause” , this will promote awareness about homelessness in the GLOW Region. I recently  learned in a SGA meeting about a food pantry and clothing pantry that is here at GCC available for student use.So if you are in need feel free to use this resource. The can goods from the event will be donated to GCC’s Food Pantry and the gentle used winter clothes will be donated to the Community Action Center of Genesee and Orleans counties. The event will start with a informative presentation in T 102. There will also be special acts including performances by students and the Forum Players. There will also be a movie shown: “Pursuit of Happyness”. This event is a part of the Volunteerism and Service requirement for the Leadership Program. Stay tuned for pictures of the event in my next blog.

A Night At Sea

This is the GCC formal that will happen in December, but the planing details are still on the table. There has been several meetings that have discussed these details and will continue till the actual event. Groups involved include the following CAB, SHAG, and College Village RA’s.

Fireside Chat

October 28th

This is a transitions workshop that will be held from 5:00-6:00 pm. This club touches on college life and beyond. It is a very laid back club and environment (in the Student Union) Discussions on practical real life issues, such as texting while driving and transfer concerns.So come and enjoy the chat!

“May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking

— Sara June Parker

SALSA MAGIC – Interactive Latin Dance Party!


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Hey it’s Kiley, and boy do I have a story to share with you! I had the opportunity to interview two very talented people in Salsa Magic and see firsthand what all the fuss was about.Their was a sense of mystical energy in the student union on Tuesday, September 21, at 7:00pm.

Lee Smith Jr. ,the creator of the show, “If you could mix party and lessons on dancing, that’s Salsa Magic. It’s a three hour extravaganza”.

I chatted with Aguilar before the show and she shared some interesting tidbits about the show.A talented team of two Kat Aguilar and Lee Smith Jr. have been sharing the magic for about a year now.Smith had started the show 8 years ago.I personally, have been involved in theater at an early age.Dancing was never my strong suit,however. I could sense that performing was almost second nature to her. Speaking of Smith, Aguilar shared, “He has a great teaching style and hes a clown on the mic”.

An interesting concept Smith asked several students the question “What is your heritage”. This was supposed to encourage cultural diversity. I personally have Irish, German, and English roots.Now whats yours?

I had the opportunity to see some of the prep work that is taken place before the curtain goes up, metaphorically speaking.It’s a big job for not only the performers, but the CAB volunteers as well. To plan an event big or small takes time,skills, and bodies. I feel that CAB volunteers should be acknowledged for their efforts and I would like it known that they are doing a fantastic job!

Regarding the amount of student attendance, Vice President of the Student Government,Khilna Samat, said “Immense improvement from last year”.

Smith stated, ” There is no competition. This is the only Latin dance show/party in the country”

If you didn’t get the chance to enjoy the fun feel free to look at this talented act’s website:

Want to see videos of the event feel free to check out the following links:

Salsa Magic

^ click if you didn’t get the wonderful opportunity to see this talented duet perform at GCC!

Salsa Magic: part 2

^watch the magic happen here at GCC!

GCC students want to dance.

^free style dance moves

Teaching GCC students how to salsa dance.

^Just click!



Tuesday, September-29th-2010

Jared Mahone, a recording artist from Columbus Ohio, kindly performed his music for anyone that was interested in listening in the student union. It was a wonderful experience and something different to bop your head to. He also beat boxed and gave us a little bit of Michael Jackson (you cannot go wrong with that :-). Jared Mahone has been doing music for five years. His parents did music in the country, so with that Jared grew up into music. He also graduated college and performed at different schools. His uncle was a writer and inspires his music. You can call this a family business and Jared is within the third generation. He does not really categorize his music in the typical genres of music; he calls it ” Soulful Groove Funky Pop”.

After his great performance, he sold some of his shirts, CDs, stickers, and pins. Students were excited to buy, get autographs, take pictures, and chat. I also got a picture with him. What a great guy.

Jared is writing a new song every week. To listen to his music, you can check out his website at

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