APU has many clubs and organizations students can join in order to participate more in campus life and explore their interests! One of these clubs, the Kellogg Campus Club, provides students with the opportunity to connect with their peers studying at APU’s Kellogg Campus in Palmer, whether they study at the campus or not! We asked Sarah Engstrom, the current president of the club, more about it in the interview below!
What exactly is the Kellogg Campus Club?
Kellogg Campus Club Exists to connect the two campuses of Alaska Pacific University. So many students at the main Anchorage Campus are unaware of all the amazing resources that exist out in Palmer. Spring Creek Farm (The Kellogg Campus) is a vibrant and exciting resource available to APU students and the community. On the flip side, the Kellogg Campus Club exists to help students in the MSOEE (Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education) feel more connected to the larger academic community.
What have you done with the club since becoming president?
We have had so many fun events! Since becoming the president of the KCC I have tried to organize at least 1 event per month, sometimes more. Some of my favorites include, the Murder Mystery Dinner, the Pi K (A 5 k race and pie judging contest to celebrate pi day 3.14.15) We have also set up several stargazing field trips to the Stargate Observatory in Wasilla, Wearable Art shows, Halloween parties, and we co sponsored the Wildlife Wednesday Lecture series with the “Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats” and Alaska Fish and Game.
Do you have any plans for the end of the year?
I have so many amazing things that I hope to organize by the end of the year. Right now the highest on the list are a trip to Chena Hotsprings over Spring Break (doing some hot spring soaking and some aurora hunting) and we are also discussing the possibility of a “Star Wars Prom” in April. If I can make it happen I also hope to organize a lazer tag tournament.
Who will be your successor once you graduate?
The position is available! Hopefully someone will continue my legacy of amazing events and adventures out here!
What have your found to be valuable about being the KCC president and why should students get involved?
I wish every student at APU could spend time out at the Kellogg Campus. It is beautiful, there are lots of fun resources and opportunities for adventures. The most valuable part for me, being the president, was seeing how some of the business of a university takes place. I think the main reason why students should get involved is that this BELONGS to the students of APU. And everyone benefits from opportunities to be outside. Spring Creek Farm even has opportunities for volunteering and harvesting.
The Kellogg Campus Club, and APU’s many other student organizations, are a great way to make friends, learn new things, and get involved around campus! To learn more about KCC and other clubs around campus, visit the student activities webpage!