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Student board kicks off semester with big names

The UCA Student Activities Board (SAB) has a full schedule of events this semester. Each year, SAB plans various events for student entertainment. Common SAB events include free movie showings and comedic and musical acts. In the past, SAB has also hosted interactive events where students make their own stuffed animal or street sign.

SAB will show nine movies this semester.

During September, it will show “Godzilla,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Think Like A Man Too.” During October, SAB will show “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Maleficent” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” In November, the featured movies will be “22 Jump Street,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Each month, SAB will also bring at least one entertainer to campus.

Singer and songwriter Chris Cauley will perform at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Student Center Amphitheater. Cauley performed last year at UCA, and will perform during the RSO Fair this year.

Actor and comedian Erik Griffin will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Student Center Ballroom. Griffin plays the character Montez Walker on the TV series “Workaholics.”

Singer and songwriter Levi Stephens will perform from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Center Amphitheater.

SAB will bring comedian Arvin Mitchell back for his second performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Center Ballroom. Mitchell has performed with popular comedian Kevin Hart.

One comedy act has yet to be announced. SAB president junior Scott Jackson said SAB “can’t disclose what [its]big comedy act is because it’s not official yet.”

However, Jackson said he was particularly excited about this event and said SAB is waiting to hear back from the comedian.

Last year, SAB’s big comedy act was comedian Nick Offerman from popular sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”

SAB media chair sophomore Emilia Barrick said she is most excited for MTV’s “Catfish” host Nev Schulman’s event.

“I think it’s going to be really cool because he’s really current,” Barrick said.

Schulman will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 in Reynolds Performance Hall.

Free tickets for the event will be available at the Reynolds Box Office beginning Sept. 1.

Throughout the semester, SAB will also host interactive events for students.

SAB will have its “Airbrush T-Shirts” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 outside the Student Center.

SAB will host “Architecture Names Signs,” where students pick out pictures of different items and architecture resembling letters and assemble them to form his or her name at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 outside the Student Center.

SAB will host “Make Your Own Street Signs” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Center 103.

Jackson said it is one of SAB’s most popular small events.

SAB will host “Laser Tag” from 5-11 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Student Center Ballroom.

The last event of the semester will be “Digital Caricatures” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Student Center 103.

For more information, Jackson recommends that students follow SAB’s social media. SAB’s Twitter and Instagram handle is @uca_sab and its Facebook page is UCA Student Activities Board.

Event schedules are distributed at most SAB events and are available in the SAB lounge on the second floor of the Student Center.

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