This Wednesday night is CAB Mainstage’s Open Mic Night. DU students are encouraged to get up in front of that microphone and express themselves. There will even be ice cream sundaes!
Unfortunately, this event, like many others at Dominican, will most likely be poorly attended. As a member of CAB (and co-sponsor of this event) I have seen people go through hours of hard work for a program only to have maybe 20 out of our 1,600 students attend. It is disappointing to have such disinterest in something we thought would be awesome.
It seems that throughout campus, there is a general sense of apathy for most events and organizations here. Looking in the dining hall, the walls are plastered with butcher paper advertising countless events with prizes or free food or anything to get people the come. While there are the few that are gung ho about everything Dominican, most students would prefer to watch Grey’s Anatomy or play Halo. Many students have family or work responsibilities, but we would like to hold an event that people would clear their calendars for. That task, however, is not easily accomplished.
So Dominican, what can student organizations do to get YOU to attend events? Are there specific things you would like to see or participate in? Is there a better way to get you information about the going-ons of campus? Should we just promise everyone $10 to come the things?
What do you think?