Tarleton celebrates first virtual Founder’s Week
By Ariel Sanchez
Tarleton State University kicked off the first ever online Founder’s Week April 13. With safety and self-distancing being a top priority, there was no way traditional events could be hosted. Thanks to the Tarleton Student Government Association (SGA) and Tarleton Activities Board (T.A.B) they were able to keep the tradition alive by co-hosting virtual events and challenges.
Each day there were different challenges that students could post online using Instagram or Twitter. Everyone who participated in each challenge was entered in a drawing for the chance to win free swag.
Monday’s challenge was to share your favorite Tarleton memory.
“I have so many good memories! Homecoming 2019 is one I will never forget! So thankful for the opportunity to set the bonfire on fire! HAPPY FOUNDER’S WEEK,” Student Body President Tyler Schuster said in a tweet.
Tuesday was to share your workspace.
“I’m a student worker so my workspace is right here on campus! Happy founder’s week,” Kristen Liza said.
On Wednesday students shared their best advice for being successful in online classes.
“I wrote this article for Tarleton that is full of tips for being successful in an online class,” Brianna Tucker, a senior agricultural and development major, said with a link to her article: https://m.facebook.com/notes/tarleton-state-university/how-to-succeed-in-online-classes/10158017337404380/
Thursday was share your purple Thursday outfit.
Lastly, Friday was to share a photo with a Tarleton staff member or faculty. Tarleton SGA reposted students’ photos with faculty and staff on their Instagram page @tarletonsga.
Thank you to Tarleton SGA and T.A.B for continuing the Tarleton tradition and keeping Founder’s Week up and running during this historic time.