Eastern University is lucky enough to have a wide variety of clubs that meet each week on campus. Joining clubs is a way to meet new people and meet others who share a like passion for the arts. Eastern’s wide selection of creative arts clubs gives students an opportunity to express their feelings and imagination through the different art forms. Although there are many clubs, I will focus on five that you should definitely check out:
1. Precious Movements
The Precious Movements Club is a women’s group that acts as an outlet for spiritual emotions and feelings. The women in this club channel this through dance of all sorts and focus on the beautiful motions of the body. This group is spectacular in how it allows the freedom of emotion and creative dance. This club meets from 7:15p.m. to 9:15pm on Sundays in the Dance Studio.
2. Inklings Literary Magazine
Inklings is a club on campus that creates a yearly magazine that features creative writing, photography and art. This club works with reviewing submissions, editing and layout for their magazine. This creative collaboration works towards the final product throughout the year. They meet on Thursdays from 8p.m. to 9p.m. in HHC 222.
3. Society of Art and Illustration
The Society of Art and Illustration is a club that is focused solely on coming together once a week to create art. This includes all sorts of art like watercolor, sketching, painting, etc. This club requires no previous art experiences and allows anyone to come and join as they please. They also provide art materials for those who do not bring any. They meet on Tuesdays from 7p.m. to 9p.m. in the Gough Great Room.
Transformed is a club that focuses on drama. For one semester this club rehearses skits with Christian meaning behind them. In the second semester, they travel to different churches to perform their skits and ultimately to remind people of Christian truths and inspire others to seek God. This club meets on Sundays from 8p.m. to 10p.m. in the Gough Great Room.
Lastly, ETHELS is a swing dance club on campus that teaches and practices different types of swing dance in a relaxed environment. This is a very unique and exciting club because once you get the hang of it, swing dancing is a lot of fun. A swing dancing club can be hard to find on other campuses, so everyone should take advantage of learning this type of dance. This club meets on Thursdays from 8:30p.m. to 10:30p.m. in the Gough Great Room.