Campus Life

Students discuss upcoming events, ways to encourage participation

The Student Activities Board hosted games, provided refreshments, and told students about the diverse selection of upcoming events at its open meeting Thursday afternoon in the Student Center Ballroom.
SAB started the meeting with a game of “man-bear-gun,” which is a modern spin on the old standby “rock-paper-scissors.”
The winner of “man-bear-gun” was presented with a gift basket that included goodies such as Starbucks coffee, candies and peanuts.
Junior Travis Alexander, president of SAB, introduced the board members before showing attendees a video of the upcoming events.
“Without us, fun would not exist here,” he said.
There are 13 events scheduled for the remainder of the spring semester, following yesterday’s Build-a-Bear event.
Freshmen Marshana Green and Carolynne Williams said that joining SAB gives them the chance to get involved in ways unknown to them before.
Green said she attended the laser tag event Jan. 19 and plans to attend the screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
“I’d like more group activities,” she said.
Williams said she too attended the laser tag event as well as songwriter Kyshona’s performance.
She said she also attended the screening of both “Footloose” and “Puss in Boots.”
Williams said she was apprehensive about seeing the “Footloose” remake.
“I have seen the original one, so I was kind of nervous,” she said.
SAB will show “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One” Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., “The Muppets” March 4 at 3 p.m., “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” April 1 at 7 p.m. and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” April 15 at 7 p.m. All of these showings are scheduled to be in the Student Center Ballroom.
Comedy chair senior Cody Stephens booked comedians Craig Robinson, Jarrod Harris and Michael Palascak for the spring semester.
“Basically, I go through videos of comedians and pick out which ones I want to come to UCA,” he said.
Craig Robinson, comedian and actor on “The Office,” will perform at 8 p.m. March 11 in Reynolds Performance Hall.
Tickets for the event go on sale Feb. 20 to UCA students for $10 and Feb. 22 to the general public for $20.
“With all the movies, comedy acts and television shows he’s doing, it was really hard to book him,” Alexander said. “It will sell out for sure.”
Pop culture chair junior Destiny Schlinker booked the cast of MTV’s “The Buried Life.” The event will be Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
She said the cast will give a 90-minute presentation, which will be followed by a question and answer session.
“They will fulfill someone’s bucket list wish,” she said.
SAB is working on adding more speakers to its list of future events.
“We are interested in getting a variety of topics,” Schlinker said.
Alexander said preparations are already underway for Spring Fling.
“We’re looking for local bands to play,” he said.
Novelty chair junior Chris Gooch said, “We have meetings once a month, so it’s not that hard to commit some time to come.”
He said students are invited to join and become active in campus life.
“You fill out an application, join a team and immediately start giving input,” he said.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month and are open to all UCA students.
The next SAB meeting will be March 1 in Student Center room 223 during x-period.

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