Despite the challenges of social distancing, Spartans continue to create new ways to keep our community connected. As students began the fall 2020 semester of virtual learning, the Broad Student Senate officially launched the Broad Events app on Sept. 1 for students to stay engaged.

Promotional image for the Broad Student Senate newsletter.

Promotional image for the Broad Student Senate newsletter

Isabel Wallace, a marketing junior and creator of the Broad Events app, said she wanted to fill the gap of information about the many events happening around the Broad College. The new app is a hub for all Broad student and non-student organizations, events and news.

With over 2,400 users since its launch, the Broad Events app is already a hit.

Students can search for a specific organization, view mission statements and contact information and see specific events that organizations post. On the app’s events tab, users can view a calendar of events, including an option to favorite an event they may be interested in. The news tab is filled with the latest Broad College news and announcements.

“Given the current global state, it is my goal for the app to serve as a place where all Broad students can find the latest news and events,” Wallace said. “The intent of the app is for Broad students to get involved and stay informed, making the most of what Broad has to offer.”

Along with the new app, the Broad Student Senate released the first Broad Student Newsletter on Sept. 21, and Spartans can anticipate new updates monthly.

In response to the need for connectivity, the newsletter aims to publish information regarding career advice, alumni stories, events, diversity and inclusion initiatives and information for students to optimize their time at Broad. It serves as a platform for valuable, condensed information within the college, sent to students via MSU email.

Austin Sobie, a marketing sophomore and a member of the Broad Student Senate’s marketing committee, emphasized how the newsletter will help students who are looking to get involved and stay more informed to maintain a form of connection throughout COVID-19 and into the foreseeable future.

“We believe that with the sheer amount of resources available within the Eli Broad College of Business, the most important and relevant should never go unseen,” Sobie said.

During this period of virtual learning, change and distancing amid the pandemic, these new resources undoubtedly serve as valuable outlets to foster strong connections for the Broad Spartan community.

The Broad Events app is available for download here. Students can sign up for the Broad Student Newsletter by filling out the continuous subscription form. More information can be found on the Broad Student Organizations Instagram page.