During a regular week at NVC there are numerous events taking place. They range from fundraisers to rock climbing; performances to leadership seminars; bowling to club meetings; and basketball games to foosball tournaments.
One event that was going on for the past two weeks was a play called Conejo de Campos. It was a puppet show with voice actors and puppeteers from NVC. When was the last time you saw a puppet show?
Just a week or two ago a group went kayaking on the Guadalupe River, and a free paint-balling session is in the works for the end of the month! Where do I sign up? I think that’s what many students would say if they even knew what was going on at NVC, but most do not. Those who check their ACES e-mail account will get the memo but either 99% of the students are too busy to sign up, or the message is not getting through.
Communicating effectively with us is important especially now that a student fee increase is on the ballot. Why would anyone want to vote “yes” on a proposal which would increase student fees to fund activities which most of us don’t know exist?
ACES email is notorious on campus for not being checked, so the next best way to communicate is the old-fashion “plaster posters” method. I’ve seen an uptick in the banners and leaflets around campus; that’s great! But there could be more, or just more strategically placed. I notice posters and flyers, and considering that billboards are still around, others do too. One other method that works is the “dancing arrow” method. It takes a guy to hold a sign and music to help him dance, but I watch the dancing sign-twirler every time I pass one.
My point is: Let the people know!
By NVC Student Peter Northrop