Madison East Celebrates Sunshine Day

Madison East staff and faculty show off their sunny outfits and bright smiles.

Winter is a very long season for Midwesterners, and winter quarter can be a challenging quarter for students due to transportation, illness, and weather.  With this in mind, Campus Director Rocky Klitzke proclaimed Wednesday, March 7th as Madison East’s first ever – Sunshine Day.

Staff and faculty were encouraged to wear sunny bright colors and hand out smiles throughout campus.  A sunshine mix of 20 songs including the word sun played throughout the day in the student commons.

Students posted reasons to smile on the sunshine wall.

Students were welcomed by the “Sunshine Patrol” as they entered campus.  The Sunshine Patrol offered students free Sunny Delight and Sunbelt granola bars while asking students to share a reason to smile for the sunshine wall. Students were also encouraged to lean back in a lounge chair and sip their Sunny Delight in front of a relaxing beach view projected onto a large screen in the lounge.

“I know that one day of goofiness and fun can only have a certain level of impact, however, I also know that a positive attitude is contagious,” said Rocky Klitzke.  “If we make our students smile and laugh, show them a positive attitude, and be a little goofy for a day; we can hopefully provide a spark to finish the quarter strong.”