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SRC to make commotion with commuter program

The Parthenon

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 23:10

The Marshall University Student Resource Center is dedicated to helping students further their academic careers, even students who live off campus.

Commuters are invited to take part in Commuter Commotion on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the SRC conference room, located on the second floor of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center.

The event is for commuter students to learn about different resources available on campus, meet different staff members and learn how to get involved on campus.

Matt Riley, 20, a commuting biochemistry pre-med major, said it is time consuming getting to campus and a majority of events are at night. Students who live on campus are surrounded by people enjoying the campus life, and a disadvantage of being a commuter is the difficulty of meeting other students.

“Students who live in residence halls have a residence adviser, they have residence directors that they can reach out to, but a commuter student might only come to class and then go home and not have that connection,” said Michelle Barbour, SRC career advisor. “We want them to know all of the resources available to them.”

Christina Caul Jackson, coordinator of student involvement, encourages commuting students to take advantage of this event to learn about different services that are not being utilized by the majority of commuters.

“Life is more than classes, suitcases, car,” Jackson said. “Stay here, unpack a little bit, make some friends, join some clubs and organizations and give some input on what you would like to see on campus so we can improve.”

The Commuter Commotion will offer commuter students a chance to win door prizes, which include gift cards to the Marshall University Bookstore, and will provide students with a free meal.

Students who miss the event can stop in the SRC for more information by scheduling an appointment or walking in and waiting for the next available adviser.

The SRC is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mason Beuhring can be contacted at beuhring@marshall.edu.

 

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