Campus Activities Board, CAB, started off with a bang this year. It held its 10th annual Casino Night during Washburn’s Welcome Week. Five hundred and thirty students participated in the event.
“The general consensus was that it was tons of fun,” said Nick Brown, varieties and entertainment director. “Attendance was great, and the event was a huge success. We only expected 470 people to come to Casino Night.”
This is only the beginning of what CAB has in store for Washburn University this school year. With a staff of nine full members including executive staff, CAB is excited for the year to come. CAB has also started a membership program this year called CAB Crew. Students can apply now to become members of CAB Crew through the organization. Josh Maples, executive director, said that this membership is a balance between getting involved and not having to be at every single event; it’s getting a foot in the door for future opportunities within CAB.
On Sept. 13, CAB also hosted Go Karts and Mini Golf for students at Sports Center. One hundred and five students participated, 35 more than CAB had anticipated.
“We’re having better turn outs this year so far,” said Maples. “We want to let everyone know that we’re just getting started. Next semester will be even bigger and better.”
CAB will be hosting a series of events in the upcoming months. During Homecoming Week, CAB members will be putting on the Ichabod Island Luau on the Memorial Union Lawn. There will be food, games, prizes and tropical-themed entertainment such as a fire dancer and a mechanical surfboard.
For the Halloween season, CAB will be hosting its 7th annual trip to the Beast Haunted House in Kansas City. This will take place on Oct. 29. More details are to come on this event.
A yet to be announced comedian is also scheduled to perform at Washburn on Nov. 10. On Nov. 15, CAB’s bowling event, “Scored Lately” will take place at Gage Bowl.
For those interested in become a member of CAB, or a CAB Crew member, applications are currently available in the CAB office in the basement of the Memorial Union. Each year, members of the organization apply for executive positions, and the new and former executive directors hire the staff. To learn more about CAB or to see a calendar with the events which the organization puts on go to www.wuevents.com.