March 31: Byron Hurt: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Talent Show [cancelled]
No further events for the 2005-06 year. Enjoy your summer!
August 30: National Marshmallow Toasting Day
The only organization on campus inclusive of students, faculty, and staff
The SPECTRUM Story
In the early 90's SPECTRUMM (note the two Mís) was initiated by a group of students under the title Students Proposing to Engineer Cultural and Thorough Relations Uniting the Minority and Majority. As has been known to happen in organizations, the club lost focus and languished for a few years. In 2003 a group of energized students were determined to rewrite the legacy of SPECTRUM (note the single M) under new intent and design.
The students sought to fill a void on campus and recognized that there was no organization whose activities reached out to the entire campus. The students chose to recognize the cultures and sub-cultures at Clarkson such as academics/sports, males/females, engineering/non-engineering as well as age, race, ethnic group, various interests, and so on. The leadership changed the name, drafted a new Constitution, and moved to a service organization rather than a club to provide the most widely divergent programming that would encourage participation by larger numbers of the Clarkson community.
Officers consist of a president and treasurer as required by CUSA. Otherwise, each event is lead, created, or developed by a team consisting of a partnership of students and a faculty and staff member. Anyone can be a non-voting member of SPECTRUM, however, voting is the prerogative of students who pay the activity fee and dues-paying faculty and staff. In addition to the CUSA-funded budget, dues and fund raisers support activities and programs sponsored or co-sponsored by SPECTRUM.