January 25, 2013
CEDAR HILL, Texas – Who knew that a little gambling could be a stress reliever? On Wednesday, January 23, Northwood University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted their annual casino night. It is a Northwood tradition to welcome the new and returning Knights for the spring semester with a little fun and what better way than to have a casino night. Abby Babbitt, director of leadership and character development, stated, “Casino night has become a tradition to kick off the beginning of the spring semester, it is something that the students look forward to every year.”
This event was held in Lambert Commons and was open to all students. Although there was no real money involved, students exchanged their chips for tickets that were later put in a drawing for prizes. The prizes ranged from gift cards, Northwood apparel and DVDs to a Wii. Northwood Knights won chips by playing roulette, craps and blackjack. Students who had never gambled were able to learn the rules and strategies of the games while also getting to catch up with friends after the long winter break. Monique Thibodeaux, sophomore and entertainment, sport & promotion management major, stated, “Casino night is really fun and a great way to relax after moving into dorms and adjusting to new class schedules.”
The Knights had an amazing time with their peers. Eddie Guerreo, freshman, hospitality management major, stated, “This is a fun experience for me as an incoming freshman. This was a great way to break the ice and socialize with new people.”
Northwood’s CAB will be hosting many other events throughout the semester to promote campus involvement as well as leadership and character development.