Fest welcomes back students
$7,000 party created a winterwonderland Wednesday in front of Frog
More than 600 students chunked snowballs at their friends, created
rainbow color wax hands and got free Little Mermaid and frog balloons
Wednesday at Frog Freeze Fest, Programming Councils spring welcome
The big excitement was when 50,000 pounds of imported snow was poured
onto part of the lawn in front of the Student Center, said Jennifer
Darilek, who directed the welcome back party for PC.
Chancellor Boschini was playing in the snow and said the welcome
back party was a good idea, Darilek said.
PC threw the $7,000 party to get students excited about the semester,
PC Vice President Sebastian Moleski said.
Students jumped in line to have their face digitally imposed on Baywatch
beauties and celebrity bodies. Others waited their turn to get an
airbrushed tattoo of flowers, birds and other designs. Some students
flew an enclosed 360-degree M-4 flight simulator.
Cookies, ice water and hot chocolate sat atop the tables in the Student
Freshman biology major Margaret Oyeneken smiled after sticking her
latex-covered hand into the canister of blue and red wax.
The waxed hand booth was my favorite activity because I created
a momento to keep, Oyeneken said.
Oyeneken said she enjoyed the party and how PC publicized for the
Everywhere I turned, I saw a sign or received an e-mail about
Frog Freeze, she said.
Last years spring welcome back party was in the University Recreation
Center, celebrating the opening of the center, Moleski said.
Moleski said the welcome back party cost as much as last years.
The party is a good experience because it is not too crowded
or too cold, Darilek said. Students have the option to
go outside in the snow or come inside the Student Center.
Frog Freeze was a great booster for Programming Council and
I hope that we can do this next year, said Darilek, a junior
speech pathology major.
business major Chris Niemczyk winds up to fire a snowball near