‘I Heart Tech’ week to begin during Tech’s dead week

The Student Government Association’s I Heart Tech Week begins Monday, April 25 and will continue until Friday, April 29. Events are scheduled to take place every day in order to give students a way to relieve stress during dead week.

SGA Secretary Savannah Savage planned last year’s events and was also in charge of planning this year’s events.

“Last year I threw I Heart Tech Week together in about two weeks time. So, it wasn’t exactly the best possible experience,” said Savage. “This year we have had a lot more time to prepare for the events and hash out what will and will not work.”

I Heart Athletics day is Tuesday, April 26. There will be a pep rally on Centennial Plaza at 11 a.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be given out.

Wednesday, April 27, students can go to Centennial Plaza to write thank you notes to faculty and staff. They will also receive a free I Heart Tech T-shirt for participating. SGA will also take snacks and coffee to the various emergency service departments that help to keep campus safe.

Thursday, April 28, is Tech Hearts Service day. This event is new to I Heart Tech Week. With the help of the Service Learning Center, various nonprofit organizations around Cookeville will come to campus starting at 11 a.m. to show students how they can get involved in giving back to the community. There will also be a book drive and a canned food drive. Finger foods and tank tops will be given out to students that attend.

Friday, April 29 is Tech Hearts Students day. There will be barbecue and stress relieving events on the main quad starting at 11 a.m. Lazer Tag will be Friday as well.

Senior Sloane Garrett went to last year’s events and is looking forward to another week of stress relieving events.

“Dead week is always the most chaotic time of the semester,” said Garrett. “It’s nice that SGA does something to help relieve the stress of the student’s right before finals.”

Freshman nursing major Arianna Clemmer plans to attend the events.

“I think it’s important that SGA has these events because it gives us a chance to give back and for Tech to give back to us during a very stressful week,” said Clemmer. “I’m excited to go to these events and get a free T-shirt and food too.”

Students can also get involved by showing SGA how much they love Tech too. There will be social media contests on Instagram and Twitter. Users should use #Ihearttechweek when tweeting or posting photos.