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Club Column

10/18/2012


Club Column

This week’s Club Column features the Council for Exceptional Children and the Asian Student Union.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Q: What exactly does the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) do? How many members does the club have?

A: The CEC is an educational club on campus that reaches out to organizations in the Rochester area who work with children with disabilities or families affected by disabilities. The CEC has about 30 members.

Q: How often does the club meet as a group?

A: The member meetings take place bi-weekly on Monday nights in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education in Room 218 at 5:15 p.m.

Q: What are some of the biggest events the club is involved in every year?

A: Last year, the CEC held the Walk for Change on the Polisseni Track and Field to raise financial support for the Andrews Center. The walk raised over $7,000 dollars! This year, the club is holding the Hands for Hope Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. All of the donations from this event are going to be donated to the Andrews Center. The Andrews Center is a temporary foster home for children with disabilities. Some of the children have also been victims of abuse or neglect. The Center has an outreach program that provides support and assistance to over 200 families in Rochester during times of crisis. This year, the club also plans to connect with the Managing Autism Together Today Organization to help raise awareness about autism. Lastly, the club will be connecting with the Post-Secondary Transition Program on Fisher's campus in an effort to get to know college-age students with disabilities and form relationships with them through different team-building activities.

Q: How does the entire student body benefit from the club’s work?

A: The entire campus can benefit from CEC's work because it is important to raise awareness about all that students with disabilities can do. Many times, people can be misinformed about disabilities. As a club, the CEC realizes the importance of accepting all people and aims to share that belief with others.

Q: How can people contact the club for more information?

A: If anyone is interested in gaining more information about CEC, they can email the club account at councilforexceptionalchildren@sjfc.edu.

Asian Student Union (ASU)

Q: What exactly does the Asian Student Union (ASU) do? How many members does the club have?

A: The ASU promotes awareness of different Asian cultures as well as diversity, courage, acceptance, and unity throughout the Fisher community. The club has a total of 10 members.

Q: How often does ASU meet as a group?

A: Once every two weeks.

Q: What are some of the biggest events ASU is involved in every year?

A: The Rose Sale and Halloween Karaoke Night are some of the club’s biggest events. Through the Rose Sale, all proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Halloween Karaoke Night is where students can relax, get together to sing, dress up, and win amazing prizes.

Q: How does the entire student body benefit from ASU's work?

A: The entire student body can really benefit from ASU's work by being more open to diversity.

Q: How can people contact ASU for more information?

A: Contact the ASU via email: asianstudentunion@sjfc.edu or the ASU president, Ana Lai (apl07052@sjfc.edu).

Asian Student Union


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