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A Rock ‘n Road Week
Students can expect a wide variety of entertainment for welcome week from the Student Programming Board and QU After Dark after their contest win in Campus Activities Magazine.
The magazine has featured many of SPB’s and QUAD’s events, including reviews of performers, also known as artist “report cards.” Those reviews were entered into a raffle called “The Rock ‘n Road” contest with the grand prize being five college artists to perform on campus for free and a four page spread in the magazine.
Steve Pagios, assistant director of student center & campus life and adviser for SPB and QUAD, wrote reviews and gave ratings with the organizations of each event to submit to Campus Activities Magazine.
Pagios received a call from an editor of the magazine this past summer announcing SPB and QUAD’s win.
“This is programming at its finest,” Pagios said. “This is a lot of programming, it’s not simply the kind of programming we always do. At the back of my mind, what I’m trying to show students, is at the end of the day we need to make our school look good. So we need to make sure we’re at the top of the game because we’re essentially in a national stage for this programming.”
Rock ‘n Road week starts Jan. 26 in Burt Kahn Court at 8 p.m. with national guest speaker Marc Elliot’s message of tolerance, acceptance and overcoming challenges. The Dating Doctor David Coleman will be open to students for questions and concerns Friday Jan. 27 in Burt Kahn Court at 8 p.m. Ending the night with a bang, comedian drummers, The Bucket Boys, will deliver their performance in Buckman Theater.
Saturday, Jan. 28, the skilled, multi-neck guitar player, Mark Kroos, will perform at Rocky Top Student Center at 7 p.m. Then the 61Syx Tecknique group will celebrate the end of the week at 10 p.m. in Burt Kahn Court, with its high energy step-dancing and break dancing routines.
Attendees to at least three events can win a $100 Southwest Airline gift card, and attendees of four or more events will be entered into a second drawing for a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card, compliments of SPB.
The first 20 people to attend each event will receive a computer mouse and the first 55 people will receive an ice scraper, compliments of SPB.
Resident Assistants have a competition to see who can bring the most residents; the winner gets a $250 gift certificate to Southwest Airlines.
“They’re really awesome events,” SPB Arts & Entertainment Chair Alysse Zaffos said. “I know that I’ve seen three out of the five events before, and I think that they are very inspirational and very helpful.”
This week of events is just a feel for what the rest of semester will be with SPB and QUAD, SPB Promotions Chair Robert Grant said.