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Campus Activity Board Helps Students Stay Active

Hilbert students looking for something to do have a centralized resource they can use, the Campus Activity Board.  Located throughout Hilbert College’s campus, be sure to check with them to keep updated on current and upcoming events. 

The campus activities board at Hilbert College is a great way to get involved with student activities.  The campus activities board, CAB, helps with the student activities to organize and advertise events.  The Hilbert College community is always welcome to attend the events. 

“I always attended the school events with friends, and I really enjoyed them, I thought it would be cool to organize and advertise the events,” said junior Jackie Pope. 

CAB is a social club at Hilbert College which is open to all Hilbert Students.  CAB coordinates the marketing and production of many events.  Some of the past events that CAB put together in the past were comedians, casino night, bingo, balloon artists, holiday events, and more. 

There has also been many on-campus arts and crafts and off-campus trips.  Some of the on-campus arts and crafts include stuffing a hawk, Halloween skull making, painting, and more!  Some off-campus trips include the haunted houses, Holiday Valley, and Lasertron.  Often, they will have desserts and refreshments throughout the campus.  Every year the club will have events for commuter appreciation week, midterm week, finals week, giving day, and campus move in week. 

Flyers are posted throughout the campus to advertise the events.  Club members also advertise on various social media apps such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  For on-campus events anyone is welcome to attend. With off-campus events, students must sign up on Hilbert College purple briefcase.  CAB is always open for new event ideas.  CAB is a great way to hangout and have a great time with your friends. 

Students gain valuable leadership experience through the planning and implementation of all events.  “I joined CAB to get involved with student activities,” said Pope.   Anyone looking to go into the marketing/advertising field should consider joining the campus activities board.  You can contact the club leader Jessica Todd who is the director of student activities. 

HAWK Radio Welcomes New Shows

Hilbert College students involved in the campus radio station program, HAWK Radio, will continue to produce shows coming to you live from Franciscan Hall this spring semester.  The club features students that have an interest working in radio.  HAWK radio features genres from modern music to rock music to hip hop music.

HAWK Radio will welcome back all their shows from the previous semesters plus a new show this semester.  Digital media and communication students Adam Connelly and Andrew Wozniak continue to bring you all your weekly sports information and updates on Double-A Sports Talk at 2pm on Tuesdays. 

“We wanted to do a sports show because we both like sports.  Don said that it would be great to get sports content like MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA on HAWK Radio,” said senior Adam Connelly. 

Sonja Lee continues to bring everyone inspiring views on life with her show Eternity Matters at 2pm on Mondays.   The 70’s funk and alternative music carries on with Morgan Rush’s Underground Rush show on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.  HAWK Radio News anchor Ryan Zunner continues to bring us all your local and nationwide news on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.  Freeland votes takes place on Thursdays at 11 a.m. with Andrew Snavely and Hawk Rock Block takes place on Thursdays at 12 p.m. with Elliot Klein.

 Hawk Pop Hits with juniors Kaitlyn Barone and Tori Kurdziel will be a new show this semester.  Featuring all your favorite pop music from the early 2000s.  You can tune in to their station on Thursdays at 1p.m.   

“I joined HAWK radio to have a good time with my friends,” Junior Tori Kurdziel said.

Hilbert College alumni Zach Jezioro said HAWK radio helped him get experience being on the radio in a low-pressure situation.

“The best part was probably just being in the studio,” Jezioro said…  “I did the sports report so just talking about the biggest topics in sports was fun.  I love sports and it’s my passion!” 

If you are interested in joining HAWK Radio you can contact digital media professor Don Vincent, the club is open to all students.  You can follow HAWK Radio on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat.  For more information you can visit the website.  You can listen to the HAWK Radio music player at http:///  New shows are always welcomed! 

Editor’s note: Author, Kaitlyn Barone, has a show called Hawk Pop Hits

Hilbert Women’s Bowling Travels for Tournament

The Hilbert College women’s bowling team participated in the AMCC Round Robin one last weekend, finishing the day with a 1-2 record in the Erie, PA tournament held at Eastland bowling lanes. 

Hilbert took on Medaille College, Saint Vincent College, and Penn State Behrend in baker matches. Hilbert took the win over Saint Vincent College 805-711.  They dropped 837-734 vs. Medaille College and dropped 716-665 vs. Penn State Behrend. 

“This is my second-year coaching here at Hilbert, and this season we have some talent and great girls, I can see us competing in the finals this year,” coach Warren Bush said. 

Junior Kaitlyn Barone leadoff for the Hawks, with freshman Ashley Forbes, junior Dyana Durmaj, junior Victoria Kurdziel and freshman Ashley Dixon following. Dixon bowled as the team’s anchor. Freshman Mattison Arnett helped fill in for the team. 

The team threw a record high baker game of 206 to help them win over St. Vincent College for the final match of the day. 

“It felt good being able to defeat the hardest team at the tournament,” said coach Warren Bush.  

Kaitlyn Barone was the top bowler knocking down 519 pins and averaging 17.3. Ashley Forbes threw a 14.2, Victoria Kurdziel averaged 13.1, Ashley Dixon averaged 12.8, Mattison Arnett averaged a 12.3, and Dyana Durmaj averaged a 10.2. 

“This year more than ever we are a team,” said captain Dyana Durmaj. 

The team will take on these three teams again in the AMCC Round Robin two event on March 6th. Spectators are not allowed but make sure to cheer on your hawks by watching them livestream on the teams Facebook page, Hilbert College Women’s Bowling.  This event and the AMCC round robin two event in March will help determine if the team will make it into the playoffs in March. 

Editor’s Note: Kaitlyn Barone, the article’s author, is a member of Hilbert’s Women’s bowling team.