Fall Festival

Pie a Palmer Professor

Pie a Palmer Professor

My position on Student Council is the second vice president. Some duties that I have for being the second vice president are to plan events for the student body at Palmer!

The event we hold for the fall trimester is called Fall Festival. Each year we plan this event in which we celebrate fall and Thanksgiving! We hold these events to bring the students together to foster the close-knit family relationships we have here at Palmer and also to help raise money to donate to our local community.

Fall Festival usually includes a couple of things. First the Chili Cook-off. This is where we have students enter in their best chili recipes, and we have faculty members judge the competition and choose their favorites in each category. Winners from each category and a best overall are awarded!

Also at the festival we have a pie-a-professor activity. Students purchase whipped cream pies to toss at professors who have volunteered to partake in the activity. All the money from the pie-a-professor event is donated to a local charity. This year we raised more than $700 to donate to United Neighbors. This is an organization that runs after school programs for kids to help keep them out of trouble, help them with their homework and offer some fun for those kids whose parents have to work and can’t pick them up right away after school is done.

I love helping plan these events for our students. It is so fun to be able to plan things and see students come out and get to socialize and have fun at school doing something that isn’t schoolwork, studying or taking exams.

It is so rewarding to know I helped plan an event in which we raised enough money to make an impact on our surrounding community members!

Our next event, next trimester will be the faculty appreciation brunch, so I am looking forward to planning that and I will keep you posted on the details next tri!


HyVee Meeting (for Homecoming!)

(written 7/10) Last night I went to meet with the catering manager at the Bettendorf HyVee. Now that I have taken the position as 2nd vice president on the executive council for Student Council, I have been put in charge of planning the Homecoming Courtyard Party! So one of the first things to get in order is to pick out the food.

We have decided on an “Around the World” theme for this year’s party. This will be the 100th anniversary for Homecoming, and so we wanted to create a special theme that would allow us to not only honor the Palmers but also all the alumni and current staff and students at Palmer. B.J. and Mabel loved to travel and made 2 big trips “around the world,” traveling for an entire year mainly by boat, and Palmer has alumni working all over the world and students who come from all over the world, so we thought this would be an appropriate theme.

The food will be tricky to stick to a budget and have options from many different parts of the world, but the catering manager at HyVee was more than excited to play around with all the options, and it has me excited to see what we can tie together to bring everyone some culture through food!

Homecoming is Aug. 6-9 this year (counting the Courtyard Party on Wednesday night). There will be a talent show as well as great food, fun activities and all the socializing you can handle!

I hope to see everyone out at the Courtyard Party this year! It’s going to be a blast!

Cheers, eh!