One thing that can really make you feel more connected to your school is to participate in extracurricular activities. In my experience, participating in activities outside the home can also improve your self esteem. Luckily, MSPP has a variety of activities available. I could not find anywhere on the website that listed these, so I thought it would be nice to have them all in one place. The following is not an exhaustive list, but a selection of activities which I happen to know a lot of details about. If you know of any extracurricular activities that are not on here, please let me know any details you have about them. I will update this post as I am made aware of more extracurricular activities at MSPP.
Want a fun way to get in shape? Try Zumba classes at MSPP! Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez in Columbia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun. This year, the MSPP Sports and Recreation Committee and the Dean of Students Office are bringing Zumba classes to MSPP Tuesdays from 7:30pm - 8:30pm in the 1208 VFW Parkway building Room B and Thursdays from 7pm-8pm in room 1 of the Main Campus.
RatesStudent Staff/Faculty/Friend Drop-in rate $9/class Drop-in rate $12/class 5 classes for $40 ($8/class) 5 classes for $55 ($11/class) 10 classes for $70 ($7/class) 10 classes for $100 ($10/class) 15 classes for $90 ($6/class) 15 classes for $135 ($9/class) 20 classes for $100 ($5/class) 20 classses for $160 ($8/class)
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V-Day at MSPP
Each year, MSPP celebrates V-Day: a day devoted to raising awareness about (and generating funding to support programming to address) violence against women and girls globally. On April 4th, MSPP will present its second annual production of A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (MMRP). MMRP is a collection of monologues about violence against women around the world. It is, as far as I know, the only theatrical production that MSPP does. This year, the directors are Randy Holmberg and Krysten Rignanese. The production will take place in rooms 1/2. There will be food and informational materials starting at 6pm. The performance will begin at 6:30pm. Immediately following the theatrical presentation, there will be a panel-led discussion about reactions to witnessing MMRP and general issues related to working with traumatized populations. The event is open only to the MSPP community and their invited guests. There is a suggested donation of $10. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward the V-Day Women and Children of Haiti project, and 90% of the proceeds will go to New Hope, an agency in North Attleboro, MA that treats women, children, and men who are impacted by domestic violence. Please come show your support for the thespians at MSPP (including me)!
The MSPP Follies and Winter Arts Festival
Every year, MSPP puts on a talent show for students and faculty. There is an art gallery viewing and a potluck before the show. The show consists of comedy acts, skits, musical acts, and more. Anyone in the MSPP community is invited to perform. This year, The Follies was held on February 11th. Unfortunately, I found out a little too late to have time to prepare anything, but next year I intend to perform. Gotta start thinking of something!
Softball & Kickball
Last year, MSPP began its first softball team. Softball is expected to start back up sometime in April. MSPP also began its first kickball team last fall. Write to Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these teams.
Lucero Memorial 5K Run/Walk
In early fall, MSPP holds an annual 5K run and cookout to memorialize Dr Cynthia Lucero, an MSPP alumna who collapsed while running the 2002 Boston Marathon. This is a fun way for families and friends of students to get to know the MSPP community while burning calories!