The threat of bad weather moved the first Spring Jam indoors, but organizers said they were happy with the event. 

Sponsored by the Creighton Students Union Program Board, the Spring Jam, held Friday afternoon, included games, giveaways, food and live music.

Sarah Giacomini, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and vice president for Programming for the CSU, headed the event. 

Giacomini said the date for the Spring Jam was set last semester and the planning for it began as early as January. 

In earlier years, CSU put on a spring fling, which was a multiple-day program, but this year a 25-person team worked on Spring Jam.

The event included an inflatable, crafts, games, free food and drinks, three live bands, cotton candy, milkshakes and giveaways.

For the crafts, Giacomini said that they took inspiration from their Wednesdays After Class activities.

The event was originally to be held on the mall outside but was moved inside due to the possibility of rain.

 “It’s scary because we’ve never done anything like this before,” said Ryan King, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and special events coordinator for the CSU.

King said that even though this was the first Spring Jam, the CSU used inspiration from past events. 

In deciding what to include at the Spring Jam, King said that anything physical that can be taken from events is always popular.

“Either food or giveaways are always really good ways to get people to events,” King said.

Jonathon Chinn, a sophomore in the Heider College of Business and CSU concert coordinator, booked three local bands to play the event. 

Rachel Miyazaki, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, loved the live music.  

“It was a good way to decompress at the end of the week,” she said.

Giacomini said that that she was proud of the team’s work on Spring Jam. 

“It was stressful, and it was adventurous,” she said, but “I only need one person to tell me they’re having fun and it’ll make me   happy.”

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