The Association for Student Activity Programming has big goals
for next year,
said Whitney Carlson, next year’s ASAP executive director.
As an entity within the Associated Students of CSU, ASAP is a
student-run organization devoted to providing students with
involvement opportunities, promoting school spirit and promoting
“We take student fees and put on events we think students would
like to attend,” Carlson said.
This year, ASAP hosted concerts, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Ram
Welcome events, CSU Idol, “Skeller Sessions” and Friday night
movies, as well as cultural and community outreach programs.
Carlson is currently the ASAP officer of special events. One of
her biggest goals as next year’s executive director, is to bring
concerts to Moby Arena.
“It’s one of our big dreams,” Carlson said, “I’m not sure if it
will happen yet or not.”
ASAP also hopes to appeal to a more diverse range of CSU
students next year and to reach more students through Ram Welcome,
“I want to bring in more quality programs that a lot of students
will be interested in,” she said.
ASAP recently appointed 13 new chair members for next year, and
applicants gave a speech before a selections committee before being
voted onto the executive board.
Naomi Jones, the new director of marketing, said she and her
marketing committee will work to promote ASAP’s name and to get
students familiar with the events and activities it sponsors.
“Our hope is to make ASAP a household name,” Jones said.
Katie Dougan, the assistant director for advertising and
“I want to make it big, so hopefully more students will attend
our functions,” Dougan said.
To promote activities, Dougan said ASAP will distribute booklets
during Ram Welcome and Centerainment and will have a banner
displayed in front of its office and at each ASAP event.
Cheree Sulcer, a freshman art major, said she has never heard of
ASAP but had been curious which organization was sponsoring events
“I think it’s cool that they do so much for the students, and
sad that we don’t even know who they are,” Sulcer said.
ASAP has also sponsored programs designed to ease the nervous
tension of the end of the semester, including Green and Gold Week
from April 19 to 24, which celebrated the CSU football team’s first
During Green and Gold Week, ASAP also hosted flag football
games, a Frisbee golf tournament and gave out candy to people
wearing school colors.
Melissa Pester, the current ASAP executive director, said
despite the numerous events already hosted by the organization, its
members plan to continue working over the summer to ensure that
student events still occur.
“ASAP works hard all summer long to make sure special events
like Homecoming happen,” Pester said.
A few of ASAP’s upcoming events:
*Ram Welcome, August 19-22.
Friday- activities all day in the Lory Student Center
Saturday- an outdoor movie, volleyball and basketball games,
lessons in the LSC
*Homecoming week and Family Weekend: Sept 28- Oct 2, 2004. *CSU
Cinema, Friday nights, (will start the second Friday of the school
*Film Matters, Thursdays, once a month, a movie featuring an
international problem. A speaker may come in to talk about the
*College Bowl Trivia
*Stress relief program (end of year)