Beacon Briefs: Upcoming happenings on campus

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French is a French conversation group that will begin meeting on Feb. 12 from 4:15 to 5 p.m in Breiseth 107. They will be held every Wednesday from this date until the end of the semester. It is open to all Wilkes students, faculty and staff regardless of skill level.

At the meeting, light refreshments will be provided, while members discuss a variety of topics. This group aims to accommodate speakers from near-beginner to advanced levels, with attention to pronunciation, vocabulary and fluency.

ASME Hosts Guest Speaker

During National Engineers Week, ASME is hosting a guest speaker and alumnus, Adam Davis on Feb. 20. Davis will visit campus and talk with students and faculty about his experience as a Toyota Safety and Crashworthiness Engineer in Saline, Michigan.

The event will be held in the Stark Learning Center in room 101 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pizza and beverages will be included as well. If you would like to attend, sign up online no later than Feb. 14.

Sign Up to Play Spring Intramurals

This spring there will be sign-ups until Feb. 21 to play intramural soccer, volleyball and basketball. Games will start the week before spring break. Each sport will operate on certain days of the week with their own schedules and leagues

BACCHUS Valentine’s Day Contest

On Valentine’s Day, BACCHUS will be holding a contest for any student interested in sharing a photo of them with their friends or partners. There will also be an opportunity to vote for “Best Duo” in the Henry Student Center on Feb. 13 during club hours. To post a photo, use #BACCHUSValentine2020 for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Blood Drive

On Feb. 19, the Passan School of Nursing and the Red Cross are coming together for a blood drive on campus from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the SUB lounge. Anyone who donates will get a free “HUMAN kind” T-shirt and can have some refreshments.

To sign up, go to Red Cross’ website and enter WILKESU to schedule your appointment. If you require community service hours, students who donate will receive one to three hours for their time. This event is open to all students.