WOW coordinators have teamed up with nationally- recognized performers and Cal Poly entertainers to bring an artistic element to the campus orientation program. Students will have plenty to keep them occupied with throughout the week, including a surprise event at the end on Saturday night.
Smile and Nod comedy event:
Cal Poly’s own improv-comedy troop will be performing in Spanos Theater both Tuesday and Thursday nights at multiple times to allow as many new students as possible a chance to enjoy the show.
Hypnotist Bruce McDonald:
Does the thought of watching guys dance and sing to *NSYNC put a smile on your face? Bruce McDonald uses his hypnotic talents to persuade people to do things they might not normally do in front of an audience. Performances will be in Chumash Auditorium on Thursday and Friday evenings.
WOW will be showcasing three nationally-recognized poets for two performances on Friday night in Spanos Theater. Steve Connell, Sonya Renee and Sekou will perform their poems aloud.
Movie Under The Stars:
Do the words, “You play ball like a girl!” mean anything to you? Many will recognize this famous insult as a line from “The Sandlot,” a movie about a group of young boys with a love for baseball and all things summertime. Movie Under The Stars is a tradition in which WOWies gather under the stars with blankets and snacks to enjoy a fun, relaxing movie on a giant screen. The movie starts at 9 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Week of Welcome executive board member Dan Kinsel, students will enjoy a performance in the Performing Arts Center that will bring “laughs and fun” all night long. The WOW staff has planned two performances on Saturday night so that everyone will have a chance to experience the big surprise.