The tunes of 1950’s swing music rang throughout the Central Mall April 2 as pairs of students sashayed around before introducing themselves as UD’s Swing Dance club.
The Swing Dance Club was one of 16 student organizations that introduced themselves to incoming University President Eric Spina at the “Cornhole and Student Showcase” event. The program set out to show students in action either as one of 32 teams that participated in a cornhole tournament or performing and discussing what they were individually involved with on campus.
Flyer Enterprises CEO Stephanie Bennett said, “You don’t become a well rounded student by just sitting in the classroom. It is the experiences and the different people you get to work with that truly have the biggest impact on you.”
There were demonstrations of taekwondo, presentations from the Panhellenic Council and UD Miracle, and performances from On the Fly and the a cappella group, the Audio Pilots.
President of Student Government Association, Brendan T. Sweetman, presented Spina with a framed certificate that acknowledges his presidency from the students. President Spina will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday, April 4.
Sweetman jokingly said, “Even though we thought you were president this whole time…we appreciate you and your involvement with SGA and the entire student body.”
The schedule of the events this week celebrating Spina’s inauguration can be found here.