Southeastern Louisiana University’s Alpha Psi Omega is preparing for new uprising challenges for this spring semester.
Alpha Psi Omega is a theatre honor society is located on Southeastern Louisiana University’scampus. The mission statement is to stimulate interest in theatre activities on campus, and it acts as both a service and social organization for students.
Every semester, Alpha Psi Omega hosts events inviting college students to join in on the fun and to release the theatre from within.
Education major Laura Montreuil said, “I always make sure I get to see the plays that Alpha Psi Omega contributes in. They know how to invite people by their passion for the arts.”
In a recent survey of 56 students on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus, 80.4% of the students have heard or seen Alpha Psi Omega on campus. Of those 56 students, 66.1% have seen or attended a production put on by the theatre honor society.
Plays are not the only thing Alpha Psi Omega can offer to students. They also encourage students to participate in the fun and learning environment.
Madison Smith, president of Alpha Psi Omega, said, “Leading the organization has not only brought out my creative side, but it has also taught me patience and love. Things don’t always go as planned, but at the end of the day, I have an entire APO family and wouldn’t have it any other way.”
The organization holds its meetings on campus where they discuss their next events, service projects and participation for upcoming productions. Alpha Psi Omega also encourages students to attend meetings to learn new skills and techniques at their workshops for the arts.
Freshman graphic design major Cassidy Litchenstein said, “I have a deep appreciation for the arts and I respect APO for how bold they are. They push limits in ways the campus needs to see.”
Alpha Psi Omega is planning ahead for a new challenging event coming this April called “You Go, Goddess!”. This event is a children’s show that travels to areas such as Bogalusa, Baton Rouge, and Southeastern Louisiana University. Students can find this performance at the student union theatre on April 16 and 18, at 7:30.
Alpha Psi Omega also plans to participate in an Autism Walk at UNO. They will also be working the Big Event as a team and Strawberry Jubilee where they will host a “Pie your Theatre Professor” booth.
“My experiences have included helping to organize the 24-hour Hammond Horror Fest theatre festival and planning fun events for members such as laser tag night and messy field day,” said Smith. “Messy Field Day has been one of my favorite experiences because it is a team for students to get together and relieve stress and be friendly yet competitive.”
Alpha Psi Omega members have been dedicated and plan to continue tabling days in the union in hopes of reaching mores students with a love for the arts.
For those interested in learning more about the history or contacts on Alpha Psi Omega, go to https://www2.southeastern.edu/orgs/apo/index.html for more information.