By Kenny Johnson |Staff Writer|
The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) holds numerous events that welcome students, faculty and community members. It’s a place where you can go to eat, mingle, watch television and simply study.
“The SMSU is a great place to get information for events and just to hang out with fellow friends,” said Tytytana Owens student at CSUSB.
The events that the SMSU produces include everything from workshops to help students manage money to study sessions for classes to a wide array of seminars with expert guest speakers.
“Stop Putting Your Life on Hold” is an upcoming event that can be useful for students that need help getting through tough times.
Health educator and wellness coordinator Carlos Carrio will offer tips on how to reduce self-induced stress that can immobilize people from taking actions and accomplishing goals.
The event will be held in the Sky Box (SU-210) on Nov. 16.
The holiday seasons is right around the corner, the closest being Thanksgiving and the SMSU Program Board is gearing and will be providing free food Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The first 200 students will be able to partake in the feast, but if you come in after those initial attendees, you can still bring a canned food item or a new toy and be entered into a raffle.
After you fill your face with free food there will be an event that will help provide knowledge on how to eat healthy for the upcoming holidays.
The event is entitled “Healthy Holiday Eating.” This event is held in the FourPlex (SU-217) on Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by Dorothy Chen-Maynard,discussion will include how to make smart, healthful decisions you won’t regret during such a tempting time of the year.
Within the SMSU there is a resource center called the Pride Center. The Pride Center caters to educating about and advocating LGBTQQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally) rights and produces many events, two of which are being held this month.
The first event will be held on November 22 at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pride Center.
The first, “Shopping for Labels” and will acknowledge the experiences of the LGBTQQIA community.
“As a part of LGBT community, we are labeled with negative names so we love to put labels on ourselves to show what we really are,” said Megan Rush, a graduate assistant at the Pride Center.
The second event will be held Nov. 29 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pride Center and is called “Bad Romance.” This event focuses on domestic abuse in queer relationships
There will also be an event to help provide students with packets of the proper materials to help them get through final’s week.
“These packets are very helpful they give you scantrons and pencils, the most important pieces within the finals,” said student Kameo Cline.
For more information on events held in the SMSU go to studentunion.csusb.edu.