Category Archives: Club of the Week

Club of the Week: Chi Alpha

The campus ministry Chi Alpha’s mission is to reconcile students with Christ. Club president Sidney Jankowski said, “we want to equip college-age students through spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission. We desire to create a community of students who desire to follow Jesus and walk as His disciples.”

Their goal is to “build a community of people on campus who love God and love people.”

The club officers want students to know that the club is not exclusive to just Christians. “We want an environment for people to come and explore their beliefs. Whether you do not believe in God, are confused about God, or believe in God with all of your heart, we invite you to come and just see what we are about,” Jankowski said.

They meet every Monday at 12:30 pm in the Ogeechee Theater. On Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m., the ladies of Chi Alpha meet for a small group Bible study in Learning Commons Room 113.

The guys of Chi Alpha also have a small group Bible study every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Learning Commons Room 112.

They also host off-campus events occasionally. Those events include worship events, a beginning of the year party, girl and guy small group outings, and an end of the year party.  

Jankowski said they currently do not have any events planned this month, but an end of the year party will be happening soon.

If students are interested in joining or want to know more about Chi Alpha, they can visit Chi Alpha Armstrong on Facebook, @chialphaarmstrong on Instagram, Chi Alpha on MyInvolvement, or they can contact chialpha.armstrong.state@gmail.com. Students are also encouraged to stop by on Mondays at 12:30 pm in the Ogeechee Theater or Tuesdays for Bible study.

 

Club of the Week: Armstrong Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club

“Would you rather be nervous in a controlled training environment or when your life could be at risk in the event you are attacked?” asked Armstrong Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club President James Burnett.

You may have seen the flyers for the club on campus but may have been hesitant to go because you have no prior fighting experience or unsure of what Jiu Jitsu even entails. Burnett’s answer was “my mindset is, the more we train for the worst possible situation, when something bad happens, we’ll be ready physically, mentally and emotionally.”

Burnett also wants to encourage students not to be apprehensive about coming to the club if you have never been. “You gotta learn sometime. We strive to create a training environment where everyone feels safe and welcome. That being said, we are a combat sport and some may have some reservations about the physicality.”

“The main purpose of the Armstrong Campus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club is to promote physical activity and increase attention to detail as well as helping individuals become more confident in their own life using the sport of competition Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,” Burnett said.

While they have not yet been able to host events off campus due to the organization’s small size, Burnett said, “we do however let members know of events hosted by others in the Jiu-Jitsu community and groups sometimes attend.”

If you have experience or are interested in running a social media page for the club, Burnett said that is a welcome idea.

If you’re interested in learning how to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, come to the club meetings from 6:30 p.m. to around 7:30-8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the PAC (Pirate Athletic Center). The meetings are no longer held in the Alumni Arena.

 

Club of the Week: SAAS

The Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) organization is a sisterhood of driven and professional women that aims to cultivate success and excellence in education by forging close ties with students, faculty and staff, according to the Graduate Assistant Kareana Medouze for the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

It is one of the retention, progression and graduation (RPG) programs that are a part of the OMA at the Armstrong campus.

SAAS provides support, guidance and sisterhood to the African American female student population.

They hold meetings three Tuesdays a month with no meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. During the SAAS meetings, ladies talk about the successes at previous events, plan future events and become empowered through sisterhood activities, volunteer opportunities and professional development.

During the last meeting of the month, they hold a workshop where the members pair with community or campus partners and receive additional academic, professional and social knowledge that they may not have received otherwise.

SAAS usually hosts events twice a month. They will be hosting Black Women’s Empowerment Day on Monday, March 11. There will be an expo from 3pm-5:30pm that will highlight black owned businesses in the Savannah area and a motivational speaker at 6pm which will be followed by a reception. The attire for the speaker and reception is semi-formal.

Medouze wants students to know that “SAAS is a program that fosters relationships. Even though one of the main purposes is to retain students and help them progress and graduate, the program holds true to its name. Sisterhood is the foundation of the program and everyone is treated like family. We encourage any young lady that is interested in being a part of this program to reach out to us for more information.”

If you’re interested in joining SAAS, you can come to OMA, email any of the OMA staff members or email the executive board at saas.armstrong@gmail.com.

Club of the Week: Saying “FU” to the Status Quo

feminist
Logo for Feminists United.

Feminists United (FU) is much more than the stereotypical (and grossly uneducated) idea of angry women mad at men and the world at large. FU inspires students and people to strive towards a more equal society.

The club first began in 2012 and has flourished within the last six years. Now, however, after the club’s presiding leadership graduated last May, the club is struggling to find its footing. Dr. Jane Rago and club president Lauren Crisp are actively working to improve the club’s condition this semester.

Their new mission statement reads, “the purpose of Feminists United shall be to pursue intentional intersectionality and collaboration with like-minded groups, both on and off campus. We are dedicated to empowering students to be politically engaged and educated about issues locally, nationally and globally,” Crisp wrote. FU also works to help the new Planned Parenthood Generation Action chapter facilitate events on campus. Feminists United meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Gamble Hall, room 107.

 

Club of the Week- Collegiate 100

The Collegiate 100 is primarily occupied with the task of mentoring the African-American male student body on campus; though, they also participate in community service, award scholarships, and host events on campus. Their organization is under the 100 Black Men of Savannah.

The organization usually meets on Wednesday nights three times a month. “[They] are conducted in a professional manner, however they can also be fun and entertaining,” Collegiate 100 officer Justin Cosby said when describing the meeting.

The Collegiate 100 also hosts events weekly on campus. These can range from study sessions to scholarship pageants. While they do not usually host events off campus, they do “partner with the 100 Black Men of Savannah and participate in their mixers that are on the first Friday of every month,” said Cosby.

The organization will be hosting its 9th Annual Collegiate 100 Winter Ball on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom as part of Black Heritage Celebration Month. “Not only a celebration of the Collegiate 100 organization, but it’s also a celebration of the students and other organizations on the Armstrong Campus,” Cosby added. If you are interested in attending this event you can get more information about it and ticket purchases by emailing the organization at collegiate100.armstrong@gmail. com. If you would like to join Collegiate 100 just let the officers know by emailing them at the address listed above or contact them through social media.

“We are always looking for people that want to better the future generations of America. We do an annual induction for members that have showed interest throughout the spring semester,” Cosby finished.

Their Instagram is @collegiate100_asu, their Facebook page is Armstrong Collegiate 100 and their Snapchat username is c100_asu.