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Films

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The Films Committee programs a wide variety of free indoor and outdoor movies for Auburn students.  Each semester the committee selects a variety of recent releases as well as other types of special movie programming. In the past, the Films Committee has shown a diverse variety of films including action, comedy, romance, and live sports feeds.  The committee sponsors a mixture of films programming including the stadium movie, drive-in movies, live feed of football games, Dinner and a Movie, an outdoor movie, and other themed events. 

 



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Executive Officers

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The Executive Officers of the University Program Council.



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Fine Arts

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Fine Arts is responsible for programming various creative and cultural events for students to enjoy.  Past events include Recycled Percussion, 80’s Dance Party, Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats, Painting on the Plains, and Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.  Recurring events include Dinner and Dancing, Open Mic Nights, Songwriting Contest, and various (aerobic, tie-dye, art, dance) workshops.



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Major Entertainment

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The Major Entertainment Committee is responsible for bringing high profile artists to Auburn University.  The committee has featured musical acts such as Ben Rector, Young the Giant, NEEDTOBREATHE, Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, OAR, Akon, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Sister Hazel.  This committee plans everything associated with a major concert such as artist bookings, middle agent interaction, and venue planning.

 



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Public Relations

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Public Relations helps promote UPC events as well as send press releases to campus groups.  Public Relations is in charge of the creation and production of the UPC Revealed newsletter. They also update the official UPC blog, Twitter [@AuburnUPC], and Facebook page [Auburn UPC].  This committee is also responsible for arranging event hospitality for visiting artists. Other duties include visiting other organizations, completing a yearly scrapbook, creating a council member directory, and submitting UPC’s page for the Glomerata.  This committee is responsible for the official UPC camera and taking pictures at all UPC events as well.



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Publicity

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This committee is responsible for publicizing all UPC events.  Publicity makes banners, posters, table tents and updates the UPC A-Frames located around the campus.  This budget also covers the purchasing of ads in The Plainsman, Auburn University’s student-produced newspaper, which is the largest expenditure on this line item. They also utilize Stadium announcements during home football, baseball, and basketball games as well as purchase ads on Tiger Transit buses. The committee has also invested in reusable signs to help advertise recurring events. Publicity develops and distributes the UPC magnetic calendar and pocket calendar every semester detailing activities that are planned. In addition, any promotional items for UPC comes from this line item.

 



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Research and Evaluation

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Research and Evaluation is responsible for compiling student feedback from UPC events.  This is accomplished by using iPads, online surveys and Polleverywhere.com text responses during events.  This committee conducts focus groups to gather in-depth input from Auburn students.  In addition, committee members also benchmark with other institutions to compile and compare activities offered for students on other campuses.  Their findings are then presented to council in order to better serve and meet the student interests of Auburn University.

 



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Speakers and Comedians

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This committee programs comedians, speakers, and educational programs. In the past, speakers and comedians included: Daniel Tosh, Bill Rasmussen (Founder of ESPN), Loni Love, Frank Warren (author of Post Secret), Bo Burnham, and Blake Mycoskie (founder of TOMS shoes). This committee also sponsors Last Comic Standing, which allows Auburn student to perform stand-up routines for cash prizes. Other possible events planned by this committee include Improv performances and student workshops.

 



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Special Projects

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This committee programs a wide variety of activities such as small bands, cooking workshops, and multi-cultural events.  Special Projects has sponsored the following events: Battle of the Bands, Spring Jam, Hot Plates Hot Topics, Iron Chef Competition, Video Game Competition, Cooking Workshops (Sushi making, breakfast, and holiday cooking, etc), and a ghost hunter.

 



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Technical Productions

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The committee provides technical support for UPC events.  This committee is responsible for completing the necessary technical preparations for UPC events such as speakers, comedians, Battle of the Bands, Tiger Nights, Open Mic Night,  various types of concerts, and outdoor movies.

 



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Tiger Nights

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This committee is responsible for planning Auburn’s late-night programming events known as Tiger Nights. This event happens at least once a semester, however, we anticipate major growth in the near future. This event typically features a main stage entertainment, inflatable games, free food, and caricature artists. Tiger Nights also offers carnival-like events such as trucker hats, cotton candy, and interactive games. In addition this committee also coordinates other student organizations that volunteer to participate in Tiger Nights. Past live entertainment during this event have included Augustana, Corey Smith, The Wailers, Ryan Cabrera, Diamond Rio, Better Than Ezra, and Kellie Pickler. This committee also sponsors Tiger Mania, an event that generally takes place during the day and features inflatables, caricatures, and food

 



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Volunteers

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This committee focuses on committee member retention and fostering team building within UPC.  This committee is responsible for planning the UPC committee interest meetings and interview selection process, as well as the Block Party, Committee leadership training, and other committee involvement. The Volunteers committee helps promote and support UPC events and awareness along with coordinating UPC’s involvement in other events on campus such as the Beat Bama Food Drive and Dance Marathon.  They also plan and coordinate the annual Appreciation Night and committee socials at basketball games, in which all committee and council members are invited to.

 



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Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2012

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