The department’s semesterly two-day study hall that precedes final examinations experienced a dramatic increase in attendance.
I attribute this to my aggressive advertising efforts and the President (Christina Ebben, pictured below) and I coordinating an unprecedented funding campaign to attract attendees.
Snacks (fruits, nuts, chips, sodas, etc) and coffee were plentiful fuel for students, and lunches were purchased for the volunteers. The tutors provided by Math Club and SIAM provide much needed emotional and educational support for the student body.
Here are some flyers we put up to advertise the event over the years:
The budget was remarkably low on a per-student basis, coming out to just over a dollar per student. The Student Government Association was the sole funding source for the event and it could not have happened at this scale without their support.
For this campaign, we printed about a hundred 8.5x11 posters and probably twice that many half-sized fliers that we put up all over campus. Our attendance numbers were the highest they have ever been, seeing just over 350 students over the course of the two-day event.