Office of Student Activities rolls out ‘Roar Daze’ for some mid-spring fun

April 4, 2011

Ryan Adams
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From April 11 to April 17, the UCCS Office of Student Activities (OSA) will be hosting ‘Roar Daze,’ a week filled with events for UCCS students, staff and faculty to enjoy. Events and descriptions are listed below and any question can be answered by OSA’s Jordan Matthews at 255-3532.

Monday, April 11: “Campus Carnival”

Taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the West Lawn between the Summit Village dorms and the Science and Engineering Building, clubs will provide games and information for interested students. There will also be apple bobbing, “cash cube,” food provided by Chick-Fil-A and Glacier ice cream and gelato.

Tuesday, April 12: “Hypnotist Jim Wand and Beer Tasting Event (21+)”

The first event will be taking place in Berger Hall from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will be free for students and staff. Jim Wand has been doing the show for a couple of years now and videos of his tricks are on YouTube. He will also be hypnotizing students, per usual.

Bristol Brewery will be showcasing five to seven different beers for students 21 and older to try throughout the night. The cost is $5 for the whole night so come to Clyde’s from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. that night and relax with a few beers!

Wednesday, April 13: “Earth Day”

Acoustic concerts will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the West Lawn. There will also free food and the winner from last month’s “Green Challenge” will also be announced. With $100, students were instructed to come up with an idea to make UCCS a greener campus.

Thursday, April 14: “Taste Around the World”

From 11 2 p.m. on the West Lawn, the APISU (Asian Pacific Islander Student Union) and many other clubs will showcase their culture’s food and/or activities. It is sure to be an entertainingly delicious event.

Friday, April 15: “Open Mic Night”

Taking place at Clyde’s from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., it is free to students and staff members. Come showcase your amazing talents by performing music, comedy, or poetry acts during the night. There is no pre-registration so anyone can come into Clyde’s and register that night. It should be a fun event!

Saturday, April 16: “Decemberists Concert”

This event will be taking place at the Gallogly Events Center with doors opening at 7 p.m. The Decemberists are a nationally recognized band with hits such as “16 Military Wives,” “Down by the Water” and “This is Why We Fight.” Their website is Tickets for students cost $15 and can be purchased at or at any Colorado King Soopers.

Sunday, April 17: “Family Day”

This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the West Lawn. A barbeque with hot dogs and hamburgers for families of UCCS will be available. There will also be a craft table, a game to test baseball throwing speeds and a character artist. This is sure to be an enjoyable event for families to wrap up the fun-filled week of Roar Daze.