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Bring on the School Spirit

by Sarah Weeks

The Media and Communication Club is set to put on Nest Fest 2019 at WVU Parkersburg for the week of Oct. 21 through Oct. 25. Nest Fest will make it’s return this year to provide the campus with a way to interact and to increase student engagement this fall. These fall festivities will include dress up days, student engagement hour events and special night time events.

To kick the week off, Monday Oct. 21 is division’s by color day. Each division within WVU Parkersburg is assigned a theme color to wear for this day. HFASS is wearing yellow, BAPS is wearing green, Education is assigned red, Nursing is blue, STEM is wearing orange, WED will be pink and any other faculty and staff who do not fall under one of these divisions is assigned the color purple. Wear your assigned color to sing Karaoke with Chris during student engagement hour from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. and grab a taco in a bag on your way to support the MAC Club. 

Tuesday Oct. 22 is themed Meme Day. Dress up as your favorite meme character and join the MAC Club at the Chili Cook-Off Competition in the student lounge from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Taste test some chili made by our WVU Parkersburg campus community. Later that night, put your knowledge to the test at Halloween Trivia Night at 7:00 p.m. located at The Hideout. There will be a $5 cover charge per person. 

Children’s Character Day is the theme for Wednesday Oct. 23 where you can show your friends who your childhood favorite was by dressing up. During student engagement hour, you can also catch the Cookie Bake-Off Competition in the student lounge from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Taste test some cookies with the MAC Club baked by your WVU Parkersburg community. 

Do you know what you are being for halloween? Rock your costume on Thursday Oct. 24 and show off your spooky knowledge at Halloween Movie Trivia in the student lounge from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. While answering questions, make sure to stop by the popcorn bar for free popcorn. Later that night, go trick or treating early as the MAC Club puts on the Trunk or Treat event from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. located in the parking lot near the Early Learning Center.

End the week by wearing your blue and gold on Oct. 25 to show your WVU Parkersburg school spirit. 

“Nestfest has been the highlight of my years here at WVU Parkersburg. With this being my first Nestfest as President, I’m excited to oversee the week and watch the campus community have fun,” MAC Club President Brooke Buchanan said. “I’m also excited to bring the community into our festivities this year with trivia at the Hideout and trunk or treat on campus.” 

With any questions regarding Nest Fest 2019, please contact Brooke Buchanan at

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