This week, Crowder College students headed back to college for the fall semester. With that, this week and next week, Campus Life has several activities planned for the students.

This week, Crowder College students headed back to college for the fall semester. With that, this week and next week, Campus Life has several activities planned for the students.

On Wednesday, along with a vendor fair on the quad of Neosho's campus, BSU (Baptist Student Union) held a cookout for the students.

"We do this the same reason why we do everything, we try to share God's love in practical ways, and to share the students through the students we work with to be servants to other students," said Aaron Werner, director of BSU. "BSU is a Christian-student organization, we serve other students, we serve our community, we meet for Bible study, we teach God's word, we share with other students what it means to be a Christian. Pretty much the BSU is a collegiate youth group in a way."

A total of 416 hamburgers and 400 hot dogs were prepared for the students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"And we usually sell out," he said. "I want to say thank you to Save-A-Lot because they always seem to help me to get the best deal."

This cookout also gives a chance for students to find out what BSU does for students.

"We have a fall retreat coming up the end of September, I think Sept. 23-25 at Baptist Hill," said Werner. "Then we do mission trips, we do one in March. Sometimes we do one in May, we have been to international places before. This past year, we went down to Rockport, Texas, to do disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey. We maybe in Puerto Rico this year we are thinking about that, we have literally been all over the U.S. and four or five countries since I have been serving (at BSU) and this is my 19th year."

Werner said the students have any dues for BSU, however, the trips that they go on, there is a fee.

"Today (Wednesday), this is a way for letting the students know that we are here," he said.

Another weekly activity that BSU has is Bible study on Sunday night.

"Last year, we ended about 20-30 students for (Bible study) on Sunday night," he said. "Then our lunches on Wednesday, we give away free lunches for Crowder students and staff at BSU building (which is by the Newton County Fairgrounds). They usually average between 40-50 and sometimes 60, it just depends."

 

Upcoming BSU event

Another event which students love is the BSU Pie Day.

"BSU Pie Day will be second Thursday in September at the student center (which is between Newton and McDonald halls)," he said.

 

Other events for students

·Monday, Aug. 27 – 2:30 p.m. – Student Government Association

·Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 7-10 p.m. – Free Bowling for Students at Edgewood Bowl

·Wednesday, Aug. 29 – noon-1p.m. – Free Pizza in the Student Center

· Thursday, Aug. 30 – 7-9 p.m. – Free skating for students at Skateland