An NDSU Extravaganza
Staff Senate Hosts First Annual Vendor Show
Published: Monday, November 19, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012 12:11
The NDSU Staff Senate will host its first Vendor Show just in time for Black Friday to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and craft.
“We like to call the Vendor Show an extravaganza,” said Vicki Miller, assistant director of event services. “It provides an opportunity for direct sales business for individuals with a unique hand craft to sell their creations.”
People will be able to walk among a multitude of individual booths, each selling something different. Miller feels that in addition to the showcasing aspect of the Vendor Show, it also provides NDSU students, staff and faculty with a great shopping opportunity.
“It’s a unique experience and something most people have never participated in before,” Miller said. “It offers students the chance to be out on an evening and do something new. It gives them a break from studying or regular evening events.”
Miller encourages students, staff and faculty to attend, adding that the event is only four hours long, so there is plenty of evening left after the Vendor Show.
According to Miller, individuals set up their own tables and bring their own material, and details for the show have been in progress for a while.
Currently, there are 10 NDSU students registered to display their work in the show. The proceeds from the table rental fees go to the NDSU Staff Senate scholarship fund, which is offered to NDSU students in the spring.
Miller hopes the event will be a success, and plans to host a show during spring semester as well.
“It would be a great opportunity for everyone to be together in a great and collaborative environment,” she said. “It also gives the student vendors an opportunity to interact and show what they make and create. You can find unique gifts, it’s festive, a holiday venue, and will be a fun time.”
The Vendor Show will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Union.