Committees

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Anne Kittrell Art Gallery

This committee is responsible for creating awareness through art for social and political issues relevant to students, faculty and the Northwest Arkansas community. Committee Chair Contact: upart@uark.edu

 

 

 

 

  

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Coffeehouse 

The Coffeehouse Committee is responsible for planning poetry slams, open-mics, acoustic music events and dramatic performances. The events are open to the public and anyone may participate in the open-mics; however, the poetry slams are open to students only. A poetry slam is a competition in which poems are scored numerically based on the quality of the poem and of the performance. Students interested in competing should have two original poems not to exceed three minutes in length each. Poetry, prose, music and cover pieces are all welcome at the open-mic. Featured poets have included Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield, Andrea Gibson and Shane Koyczan. Committee Chair Contact: upcoffee@uark.edu

 

 

 

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The Comedy Committee is responsible for holding free Comedy events for students. This includes both stand-up performances and the Annual Student Comedy Competition, which is held in the Spring Semester each year and open to any students who would like to participate. Among our past performers have been Zach Galifiakis, Human Giant, Brian Posehn, Loni Love, and John Mulaney. These events are open to the public. The Comedy Committee is responsible for assisting with every aspect that goes into each show, including choosing the performers, advertising the event, and helping on the day of. When polled, 100% of people agreed that Comedy Committee was arguably the coolest of the committees. Committee Chair Contact: upcomedy@uark.edu

 

 

 

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Music Entertainment

The UP Concerts Committee is responsible for hosting free concerts for students. The committee puts on several events throughout the year. This includes one concert every semester in the Chi Omega Greek Theater. Among artists who have performed those shows are Spoon, Mae, Guster, Eric Church, Rooney, and Shwayze. The Concerts Committee is responsible for all aspects of the show, including selection of the artists, advertising, and production.

The committee also hosts smaller events throughout the year. In the spring, the committee hosts the annual Battle of the Bands. The Battle of the Bands is open to any band featuring at least one student. Traditionally, the Concerts Committee does an additional small concert, which varies from year to year. Committee Chair Contact: upconcrt@uark.edu

 

 

 

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Cultures and Concepts

The Cultures and Concepts Committee is responsible for hosting a wide variety of events that educate students about different cultures and ways of life. In the past we have hosted events like Salsa Dancing Night, the LGBTQ movie series, Drag Show, and many more. The events are hosted around campus and are free to all students and the public. We have also co-sponsored events such as the International Day of Peace discussion hosted by YOLO (You Ought to Live Optimistically) and “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” hosted by Alpha Chi Omega. We encourage anyone to get involved in the committee and/or to share ideas for what they would like to see us bring to the university in the future. Committee Chair Contact: upc3@uark.edu

 

 

 

 

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Daytime 

The Daytime Committee is responsible for planning events throughout the school year for students. The events range from carnivals to informational sessions. We hosts these events on all parts of campus and are in charge of all aspects of the events including food, entertainment, and crafts. We usually do about four events a semester that include all occasions.

The events vary from year to year but some more traditional events are Groovin’ on the Grass to kick off the school year, Brain Dead day, to help motivate students during finals, and the Spring Carnival to end the school year with a kick! Some other events we hosted are Hogwild Tailgate, Hog-o-ween, and Hogs for Hearts. This committee helps bring a variety of events to the campus and is always looking for fresh and exciting ideas! Committee Chair Contact: upday@uark.edu

 

 

 

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Digital Media

The Digital Media Committee is responsible for hosting film screenings and other media related events.  These include themed movie series each month, trivia nights, cultural movies, and outdoor movie screenings.  These events are free to currently enrolled University of Arkansas students. Committee Chair Contact: upia@uark.edu 

 

 

 

 

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Special Interests 

UP Special Interests is dedicated to hosting and planning many of the traditional set events and executing new traditions on campus including Freshmen Pep Rally, Homecoming Talent Show, and Rocky Horror Picture Show, and our upcoming new UA Dancer Dance Competition and Magician Showcasing.

Along with these traditional events, Special Events helps bring awareness to many nontraditional holidays and celebrations that students may find interesting to learn about including National Checker’s Day, National Holiday Card Day, and many more.

We collaborate with various RSO groups, bringing out the best in their RSO and ourselves with each collaboration. Our goal is to make every student’s time at the University quite memorable and quite special! Committee Chair Contact: upevents@uark.edu