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2008.0909

Freshmen Overwhelmed by Various Choices of Student Clubs

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Student clubs tried to impress and recruit new members from freshmen when the Office of Student Affairs&rsquo; Extracurricular Activity Division organized a student club carnival on the Sunshine Boulevard on the main campus between noon and 5pm today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">A total of 95 different booths of student clubs were set up for this &ldquo;Freshmen Orienting Club Carnival&rdquo;.&nbsp; These 95 student clubs tried to become attractions for freshmen with exhibition and related performances or drawing for prizes at the scene.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Angel Chou (周幸儀), leader for the award-winning Mountain Area Serving Club (山地服務社), said that the way they appealed to the passersby was to provide visual stimulations such as photographs and videos, with a hope in return that potential new members would have a clearer picture and be constantly reminded of what this club does.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;The most important thing is to show our enthusiasm to all,&rdquo; Chou said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The Boys&rsquo; and Girls&rsquo; Scout (童軍社), one of the most popular student clubs with long history, also had its own booth, where free ice tea was offered to whomever would stop for potential registration.&nbsp; Tsai Chia-chi (蔡家琦), a girl scout, said that anybody would be able and welcome to become a boy or girl scout but it would be the attitude that counts.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Hsu Hao-en (徐顥恩), a staff member of the Division of Extracurricular Activities and also the convener of this event, said that the activity was design to highlight the importance of student club experiences in college years and deliver that message to freshmen.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I fell like a matchmaker for different student clubs and freshmen, who might be their potential members,&rdquo; she said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Wen Rour-yin (溫柔茵), a freshman from the Adult and Continuing Education Department, would affirm Hsu&rsquo;s efforts on the event.&nbsp; She said that she had learned a lot more about student clubs during the activity than what she originally expected.</font></p>