Seniors Connor Hall and Michael Weigel have spent their time at AU involved in more than just their studies and school work. Both of them have an extensive list of activities they have taken advantage of during their time at AU.
Hall is an accounting and music business major, a York Performance Hall audio tech, a member of the Reardon Auditorium tech crew, an Orangehaus Studio assistant, an AU campus ambassador, and a member of AU College Democrats and Dave Matthews Band Club.
Hall has also been the band leader and host of various Booster’s Encore shows and is a part of AU’s jazz ensemble and has been a part of the wind ensemble in past years.
Weigel is a political science and economics major involved in SGA, a current member and former president of Adelphi, a member of College Democrats and Pi Sigma Alpha, has played on the “Whose Ball is it Anyways” IM basketball team and is known for his entertaining performances in several Booster’s Encores over the years.
Having seemed to have done it all, Hall and Weigel have used the past few years filling their lives with college memories that will last them for years to come. Being close friends and roommates, Hall and Weigel joked about potentially starting a new interest club before their time at AU would come to a close.
On April 7, 2016, Hall tweeted, “I’m gonna start an interest club. It’s for people who are interested in interest clubs. Let me know if you’re interested.” Having started out as a mere joke, it led Hall to create the new club he likes to call “Interest Club” interest club.
After SGA and Trent Palmer, the director of student engagement, officially approved Hall’s “Interest Club” interest club, Hall knew he wanted Weigel and their other roommate Ethan Stutz to help build the club. Hall is the club’s president, Stutz is the vice president and Weigel plays a very special role called “the most interesting man in the world.” Weigel’s role will be to help lead and inform people who may be interested in clubs that are present on campus. Additionally, Weigel will help find new interesting topics that people are eager to learn about for each club meeting.
According to Palmer, “The club will coordinate future interest fairs, interest club leadership meetings and ultimately allow more student participation in interest clubs to contribute to student satisfaction and student sense of belonging.”
“These meetings will be fairly informal but will start off with a member from a different club to talk about their club to give people an idea of what their club is like, and furthermore see if that would be something people would want to get involved with,” says Hall. “Beyond that, that club member who shares info about their club is welcome to join our interest club.”
“One of our goals is to give people the opportunity to explore interests that they may have not been able to find otherwise,” says Weigel.
Hall and Weigel also want to make sure that there is equal class representation in order to keep the club running.
The first meeting of the “Interest Club” will take place next Thursday in Fine Arts 269, starting at 9 p.m.
Hannah Scott, from the Dave Matthews Band Club, will be the first guest speaker.
Each “Interest Club” meeting will take place on the fourth Thursday of every month and will meet for one hour.