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Finals Frenzy returns May 2

Angelica Villarreal, Reporter

April 29, 2019

While students are already preparing for finals, May 6-10, the University Programing Board hosts Finals Frenzy to help students relieve stress. Finals Frenzy will be on Thursday, May 2 from 4-10 p.m. at the Clark Student Center and Jesse Rogers Promenade. The events will be: 4 p.m.  Pool Tournament (CSC Rec R...

Humans vs Zombies takes over the campus

Sky Barron, Reporter

April 2, 2019

The campus-wide game of tag “Humans vs. Zombies” hosted by the University Program Board, began April 1. It is still going on as of today, but the number of students who remain human is dwindling, while the number of zombies is growing. Alexis Osborne, nursing sophomore, said, “Hearing about it ...

Mardi Gras celebration held March 5

Taylor Henson, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The University Programming Board members hosted Fat Tuesday, a Mardi Gras celebration in Legacy Multipurpose Room on March 5, for about 40 people. The celebration included making bead wreaths, a photo booth, wine glass decorating, free food, and and a showing of the movie "Princess and the Frog." Kari Bell, mana...

UPB members host Singles Awareness Day event

Jaye Surles, Dallas Wabbington, Desireè Harris and Alexis Osborne crafting at SAD event in Legacy Multipurpose Room.

Micah Wilson, Reporter

February 19, 2019

University Programming Board members hosted a free event on Friday, Feb. 15 — Singles Awareness Day, an opportunity for students to socialize. Who planned the event? Dallas Wabbington, English sophomore, and Desireè Harris, biology junior, have both been leaders of the UPB for one year. Togeth...

Cozy crafts and cinema didn’t go as planned

Allison Atherton, Reporter

November 24, 2018

The University Programming Board held a "cozy crafts and cinema" event on Nov. 15. Gracie Payne, math education junior, said, "I decided to come to the event because my co-worker told me about it. [The event] sounded fun and I wanted to come out and support her." The event was supposed to consis...

UPB craft brings holiday spirit to campus

Students gather top work on their snow globe crafts.

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

November 17, 2018

To kick off the holiday season, members of the University Programming Board held an event to make snow globes that brought more than 60 students out of their rooms and into Clark Student Center Atrium. Angelica Symonette, UPB low-budget, no-budget co-chair, said, "The University Programming Board does a lot ...

About 600 attend stand-up comedian Chico Beans’ performance


Nathan Martinez, Reporter

October 23, 2018

The UPB Host performance by comedian Chico Bean from Wild 'N' Out TV show at Clark Student Center at 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Eduardo Castañeda, nursing freshman, said, “It was really good the man spoke about the truth of every day college with lessons and things we will experience at some point here at...

UPB hosts tag at the Quad


Nathan Martinez, Reporter

October 11, 2018

To get students involved on campus, University Programming Board members hosted tag day at the Quad 5 p.m. Oct. 8. Dallas Wabbington, English sophomore, said, "We put this together for fun and for people to reminisce with friends. Another reason is because it's National Touch Tag Day." Of th...

‘This is probably the best Finals Frenzy that we’ve had’

Adrian Gaut, theater senior, receives a painted tattoo from Veronica Chuca, radiology junior, during finals frenzy. Photo by Joanna Gartman

Brittni Vilandre, Reporter

May 8, 2018

With finals right around the corner, students' stress levels are beginning to rise as they search for an opportunity to get away from the constant all nighters and countless caffeine runs. The University Programming Board hosted the 30th Finals Frenzy to help students relieve stress before finals...

Finals Frenzy to relieve students of finals stress

Mechanical engineering seniors Israel Ezeodum and Chenai Sukume share a laugh just before getting started on their graduation cap designs at Finals Frenzy on May 4, 2017. File photo by Timothy Jones

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Studying for finals means staying up late, not getting enough sleep and stressing about passing classes. To give students an opportunity rest from all stress that comes from finals and to have some fun, the University Programming Board is hosting a Finals Frenzy May 3 in the Jesse Rogers Promenade....

G. Yamazawa inspires audience with poetry

In celebrating Asian American Awareness Month the University Programming Board brings G Yamazawa, an award-winning slam poet, to Midwestern State University at Legacy Hall on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 10, 2018

The room filled with laughter and applause as students absorbed the poetry and stories of National Poetry Slam Champion G. Yamazawa on April 10 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. UPB coordinated the event and about 30 students attended. George Masao “G”  Yamazawa blended funny anec...

‘Tangerine,’ a tale from a transgender community

Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine (2015)

Tasia Floissac

April 4, 2018

Bursts of laughter and stomping of feet were contagious at the Legacy Hall’s Multipurpose Room on April 4, as the University Programming Board hosted the 2015 film “Tangerine” as part of activities for the Inclusion Now Festival 2018. “One of the issues we have on this campus is figuring out ...

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