Something New And Different (SNAD) Series (2011-2012)

In an effort to provide more programming activities for our student body, the Office of Student Life has created a new series of monthly events appropriately titled the Something New And Different (SNAD) Series. Each event will be held on a unique holiday or observance and will offer both day and evening students the opportunity to engage themselves in student life. This series will be used not only as a promotional tool to publicize upcoming events and activities but also as a way for the Office of Student Life to give back to the students of Bossier Parish Community College. Each event will be held on its designated day from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Building F and from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Building A (excluding Valentine’s Day which will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Building F). Contact the Office of Student Life (F-220) at 318-678-6035 for additional information.

National Trail Mix Day – August 31, 2011

Trail mix is a high energy, tasty treat commonly used in outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and camping. Usually consisting of a mixture of nuts, dried fruits such as raisins or cranberries and sometimes chocolate chips, trail mix provides an extra energy boost to keep you from tiring and allows you to reach your destination full of pep. In honor of National Trail Mix Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE trail mix!

National Cream Filled Donut Day – September 14, 2011

The two most common types of donut are the ring donut and the filled donut, which is injected with jam, jelly, cream, custard or other sweet fillings. Original donuts had no holes, just like cream-filled donuts; but, donuts with holes and donut holes were adopted shortly after their recognition in the U.S. The most popular cream-filled flavors include chocolate, vanilla, Bavarian or banana. In honor of National Cream Filled Donut Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE donut!

Do Something Nice Day – October 5, 2011

Doing something nice for someone almost always evokes a very pleasant response. At the very least, it results in a smile. Best of all, doing something nice just might be contagious. In keeping with the spirit of Do Something Nice Day, the Office of Student Life would like to do something nice for our students by giving away FREE scantrons and pencils. Keep one for yourself and pay it forward by giving one to another student in need!

National Pickle Day – November 14, 2011

Pickles have been a popular food for thousands of years dating back to 2030 B.C., when cucumbers were first brought from India to the Tigris Valley where they began being pickled. In ancient Egypt, pickles were consumed not only for their nutritional value but also because they were considered an aid in beauty. This versatile vegetable can be enjoyed as a condiment, snack, or side dish. In honor of National Pickle Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE pickle!

National Cotton Candy Day – December 7, 2011

Between the sweet, sugary taste and the soft, fluffy texture that melts in your mouth, what's not to love about cotton candy? Though it was first invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Warton, cotton candy was not introduced to a wide audience until 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair where it sold for 25¢. Originally referred to as fairy floss, it was renamed cotton candy around 1920. In honor of National Cotton Candy Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE cotton candy!

National Popcorn Day – January 19, 2012

As one of America's favorite snacks, it only seems natural to have a day to celebrate popcorn! The average American eats 17 gallons of popcorn a year; and, as a whole, America eats 4.3 billion gallons of popcorn a year. Served in cinemas since 1912, popcorn is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, and contains no sodium or sugar before flavoring is added. In honor of National Popcorn Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE popcorn!

Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love and affection for each other by presenting flowers or small gifts, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as valentines. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. To commemorate this day of love, stop by and make a FREE heart-shaped photo keychain.

National Potato Chip Day – March 14, 2012

Potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1853 when an unhappy restaurant customer kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef, requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could not be eaten with a fork. Thus was born the potato chip. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that potato chips were sold in bags. In honor of National Potato Chip Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE bag of potato chips!

National Animal Crackers Day – April 18, 2012

There is a debate about whether animal crackers are actually crackers or cookies. They resemble crackers due to the way they are made, with layered dough, but the use of sweetened dough gives them the cookie taste and consistency. Today, more than 40 million packages of animal crackers are sold each year around the world. In honor of National Animal Crackers Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE box of animal crackers!