Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

Live Music With Your Coffee

“I found it fitting to mix the two things I love most: coffee and music.”

After opening its doors a year ago, Evergreen Cafe has a new student manager, new, longer hours and new events for the fall semester. Hope Davis, a senior business administration major with a concentration in management, has been promoted to student manager for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The student-run cafe, located in Gordinier Hall, provides various learning opportunities for students as it operates completely under student supervision.

As a new year approached with new opportunities, Davis knew they wanted to add more to the student dining experience. They decided to add live music and other events to the cafe. “I have been involved in theater and music for as long as I can remember, so I found it fitting to mix the two things I love most: coffee and music. The Millersville DIY scene was also very inspiring, as it showed me that there is a huge interest in music events in the area and that it is feasible to execute through crowdsourcing.”

Hope Davis with their grandmother

Davis hopes to hold open mic nights, karaoke, poetry readings, game nights and any other student suggestions. They make sure to note that any student who is interested in performing is welcome to at any event.

Davis says they feel this is exactly what they should be doing. Students not only gain experience but also credit for their time at the cafe.  As the student manager, Davis has many responsibilities that range from scheduling to financial responsibilities to leadership. They acknowledge the stress that can come with the position, but they feel there are more pros than cons to the job. “Being the student manager of Evergreen looks like stressing about scheduling conflicts but later laughing at how easy of a fix it was. It looks like getting to know the people you have shared Millersville’s campus with for years, yet the meeting is only happening now. It looks like promoting the student involvement you wish you saw on campus, providing an uplifting work environment and getting to know the ins and outs of the workings of Millersville’s dining services.”

When planning events, Davis always has the needs of the students in the back of their mind. “Supporting student talent, creativity and the need to be social is what is most important to me when holding events.”

Davis wants students to know that the cafe is made for them and the MU community. “Our café is designed by students, run by students, for the students. With that being said, the vibes and events at Evergreen this semester are to provide a safe and productive space as well as a platform for students’ creativity. “

Evergreen Cafe Hours
Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Closed 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily




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