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April 2, 2002

Spring Fever Week at ULM

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is gearing up for this year's Spring Fever Week. Spring Fever 2002, sponsored by the ULM Campus Activities Board (CAB), is the largest gathering of activities and social events for ULM students all year. The event lasts for 5 days and is packed full of activities for students to enjoy all day and at night. Here is a look at the offerings that will be Spring Fever 2002. Most events are free to all ULM students. Please note that all of the events are for ULM student's only-except for the concert on Tuesday and the step show on Friday, where members of the community are encouraged to attend.

On Monday, April 8, the first day of Spring Fever kicks off with T-shirt sales at 8:00 a.m. (4 shirts are the maximum one person can buy at one time). Prices for shirts are S-XL $5, XXL $6, XXXL $7, and 4X $8. At 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., a caricature artist, wax hands, photo buttons, various games, and food (chicken, popcorn, cokes, cotton candy, and sno-cones) will all be available free for ULM students. Monday night is Apollo Night. Apollo Night is a talent show for students. This will be held in the Nursing Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free for students.

Tuesday, April 9 , starts off at 8:00 a.m. with the sale of Spring Fever T-shirts-with the same 4-shirt maximum. Starting at 9:30 a.m. and lasting until 2:00, students will be able to make wax hands, get a caricature of themselves, make their own karaoke CD, and eat food (including pizza) all for free. Then at 8:00 p.m. CAB presents the nationally known band, Blessid Union of Souls, in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The tickets are $5 for students (a two ticket maximum at this price) and $15 for general admission. Everyone is invited to this concert. Shack Daddies will be the opening band.

Wednesday, April 10, at 8:00 a.m. T-shirt sales begin again (4 maximum at one time). The big event will be the ULM Organizational Carnival beginning at 10:00 a.m. and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Proceeds from this carnival go to The Salvation Army. There are about 18 student organizations involved. Students can expect bumper cars, a carnival atmosphere, and once again free food. The Wednesday night activity is the showing of the recent movie, Ali, as a drive-in movie. The movie will begin once it gets dark and will be in The Grove. This is free to students. Pizza and cokes will be served.

Thursday, April 11, starts once again at 8:00 a.m. with T-shirt sales- with a maximum purchase of 4 at a time. At 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the Center for Academic and Student Success (CASS) will hold Pet Day. This is a time where students who miss their own pets can come and play with others. Thursday Night will be filled with laughter from the Comedy Showcase. Three stand-up comedians from around the country will perform in the nursing auditorium beginning at 8:00 p.m. This event is also free for students.

Friday, April 12, is the ultimate end to an ultimate week with Oozeball, a crawfish boil and a step show. Oozeball is the yearly mud volleyball competition sponsored by the ULM 31 Ambassadors. Games start at 12:30 p.m. and consist of any number of 6 man teams (with 2 alternates). Teams will be divided into male, female, and co-ed divisions. The games will be behind the tennis stadium across from the band practice field. Prices for teams vary and go up the closer you sign up to the event date. For more information on Oozeball call 342-5420 or email The crawfish boil also starts at noon on the band practice field. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 non-students. The step show, which features the ULM Pan-Hellenic Council, starts at 8:00 p.m. in Fant-Ewing. The show is open to the community and admission will be charged.

For more information on any of these events, please call 318-342-5287.

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