What better way to take a break from studying for finals than to gamble, sumo wrestle, dance, eat breakfast and, most importantly, win prizes? Western Activities Council and Student Affairs have a lot planned for students in the next couple of days.
Student Affairs will be putting on Casino Night which includes poker, Russian roulette, slot machines, black jack and bingo. Students can win several prizes from a toothpaste and toothbrush basket to an iPad. Food will also be offered as well as a photo booth with a Christmas-type background that students can take goofy pictures in front of.
Casino Night in Blum Thursday, Dec. 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event is free for students who have their ID. Residential Assistant Derek Thompson encourages students to attend Casino Night.
“I would recommend people to come to this event because it is a great way to take a break from studying for finals by playing casino games with your friends, and, if you’re lucky, you can win some pretty cool prizes,” Thompson said.
Another event that may take students’ minds off their finals would be Finals Fun Night on Friday, Dec. 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. put on by WAC. On the second floor of Blum, students will have the opportunity to wrestle in sumo suits, play on inflatables like an inflatable Twister and play Just Dance on the Wii.
All the different rooms (besides the DJ dance room) are competition-based, so students have a chance to win various prizes including bookstore gift cards.
“We really like to give away the bookstore gift cards just because people are always complaining that it’s really expensive to buy anything from there,” WAC Vice President Lauren Dillon said. “We like to put the money right back into Missouri Western.”
Students win the prizes by accumulating raffle tickets and being drawn. Right when a student walks in the door, they will receive one raffle ticket so every student has at least one chance to win. However, to increase the chances of being drawn, the students must win the competitions to receive more raffle tickets.
If students would rather dance, another room will be set up for dancing and student Nick Niemeier will be DJ-ing. Finals Fun Night won’t be his first time DJ-ing at Western.
“I’ve DJ-ed for WAC sponsored events in the past and really enjoy doing them, so I immediately booked it,” Niemeier said.
Niemeier, who has been DJ-ing since 2007, said there will be a professional DJ set-up, a wide variety of music and music videos along with an L.E.D light show. Niemeier hopes students will come and enjoy their time in his dance room.
“My goals for the evening are to make sure the students have a great time and hopefully take part in memories they will forever have from MWSU,” Niemeier said.
Finally, Sunday Dec. 11, the last night before finals, WAC will be putting on Midnight Breakfast in Blum from 10 p.m. to midnight. Students will be able to enjoy some pancakes and other breakfast-type foods all while being able to dance and win prizes.
In order to win prizes, students will be given a raffle ticket. Drawings will be held every 15 minutes, and they can win bookstore gift cards, movies, video games, etc.
Don’t miss out on the final opportunities of the semester to win some prizes.