NEWBERRY — Angelo Geter has big plans for students at Newberry College, having only worked for the college since August 2013.
Although most events planned on campus focus on the needs and wants of students, Geter said he hopes the community will join them in many of the activities planned this year.
Geter graduated from Winthrop University in 2008 with a bachelor of arts in Political Science. Today he is the coordinator of student engagement and leadership for the department of student affairs at Newberry College. Geter is also pursuing his master’s degree in Higher Education with a concentration on student development and affairs from Drexel University.
Geter is scheduled to complete graduate school in the fall of this year.
One of the biggest community friendly events is the Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight vigil on Jan. 20. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. at Wiles Chapel at Newberry College. Travis Reeder is the speaker.
On Jan. 30, Newberry College will host the College L.I.F.E. music tour featuring regional artists Pradigy GT and Young Jules. The show will be at 8 p.m. at the Ritz Theater in downtown Newberry. Geter said the groups are doing these free shows for exposure, and that the show is free for students, as well as the community.
The groups are described to have a pop/rock alternative and hip-hop sound.
On Jan. 31, the Blizzard of Bucks game show will be coming to the AMC Recital Hall at Newberry College for students. Geter said this was something new for students to enjoy and is an interactive game show in which students will split into teams.
Without sharing too much about the game, Geter said there will be a money machine involved in the game show, which gives participants a chance to grab as much money as they can while inside the machine.
Geter said that while he was a student at Winthrop obtaining his undergraduate degree, there were always events going on around campus, which kept him there most weekends. When students were asked how to improve their campus experience, Geter said they wanted more events planned for weekends.
For the month of February, Jabali Afrika is performing in the Alumni Music Center on campus on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Geter described the group as interactive and fun. Jabali Afrika is from Narobi Kenya.
Just past Valentine’s Day, community members and students are invited to meet Dave Coleman as he hosts “Relationship 101.” at 8 p.m. Coleman will be sharing advice on the abc’s of relationships and how to make relationships matter in day to day life.
On. Feb. 27, ESPN’s Platinum Street Ballers will be coming to Eleazar Arena at 7 p.m., performing fun tricks with basketballs. Geter said some of the performers have been seen on MTV as well as ESPN.
Also new to campus this semester are movies on the second Friday of each month, excluding February which will have two movie nights. February 7, “The Butler” will be screened at 8 p.m. and on Valentine’s Day, “The Lucky One” will be screened at 8 p.m. in Wiles Theater.
The events are free to Newberry College students, but Geter said for non-students the cost is only $5 per person.
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