Programming Board holds ping pong & pizza on the Fenner Quad

Caroline Rickard, Staff Writer

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Just like Sunday Night Football, Thursday night Programming Board events are back in action for this year.

On Sept. 6, one of Wilkes University’s Megacouncil clubs,  Programming Board,  held its second program of the year with Ping Pong and Pizza on the Fenner Quad.

This past Thursday night was unlike previous events because it was held outside on the Fenner Quad. Most of their other events are held on the Henry Student Center’s concourse.

Students of all years turned out for the event.

The Fenner Quad was filled with multiple ping pong tables, and refreshments tables were stocked with soft drinks and all-you-can-eat pizza. The event was also complemented by speakers playing popular music.

“We decided to host this event on the quad in order to encourage the laid back atmosphere we want the event to have,” said Devin Lindley, a junior marketing and management major, and marketing chair on Programming Board.

The event echoed that goal with crowds of students taking a break from their studies to mingle with their friends, play rounds of ping pong and listen to music. Students even had the chance to win prizes towards the end of the night.

“The purpose of this event is to take some stress off of our busy schedules for the night,” said Erin Schaepe, a junior education major and public relations executive of programming board.

Programming Board events like ping pong and pizza are a great way to meet new people in the Wilkes community. These events normally bring in students from all class years, as well as students from a variety of majors across departments.

“This event is also unique because it isn’t as structured as others are,” said Lindley, “There isn’t a specified order of events, students can come by and eat whenever they like,”.

Autumn Pedron, a junior education major, recommends that students should attend these kinds of events. She also noted her favorite part of the night was the buffalo chicken pizza.

“I definitely think this event is a good way to meet others from Wilkes, and is a chance to catch up with new friends in between classes,” Pedron said.

Programming Board does much more than host events like Ping Pong and Pizza. The group is also responsible for putting on the spring concert, which has brought in popular artists of all musical genres like AJR, T-Pain, Hoodie Allen and Bryce Vine. The Megacouncil also sells discounted movie tickets for students.

Programming Board will continue to host events every Thursday night at 7 p.m. throughout the entire academic year.

The next event will be a Dippin’ Dots giveaway held on Sept. 12 during club hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Henry Student Center.

For updates about events and giveaways, follow Wilkes’ Programming Board on Instagram and Twitter @WilkesUPB.

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