Students Kick Back and Enjoy Stacks, Food, Entertainment, Games

Acrobats twirled and tumbled on the western lawn, DJs blasted airwaves, and new students cascaded into the Ekstrom Library on August 20 for Kick Back in the Stacks night. Part of the University’s annual First Week Initiatives, Kick Back in the Stacks offered free food, fun, interactive games, henna tattoos, psychic readings, healthy drinks, information about services within the Library.

Inside Ekstrom, a multitude of activities welcomed new students. In Archives and Special Collections, a Then and Now game asked students to point out the difference between historic and new photographs of campus buildings, while rare books were displayed, along with white gloves, allowing students an up-close-and-personal interaction with some of ASC’s treasures.

Next to the henna tattooing station on the 1st Floor-West, old-school computer games awaited, including Frogger, Street Fighter 2, Galaga, Doom, Pac Man, Megaman, Asteroids, and Sonic.

Upstairs on the second floor, the Writing Center invited students to “Come Write In” for games, art, live blogging. An interactive blog allowed students to comment on their impressions and aspirations for the coming year:

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