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The Comedy Committee is responsible for holding free comedy events for students. This primarily includes stand-up performances and improv comedy. Among our past performers have been Mikey Day, Chico Bean, The Lucas Brothers, Jaime Lee, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. 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 the Comedy Committee was arguably the coolest of the committees. Comedy Chair, Kendyl Link :
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Cultures and Concepts

The Cultures and Concepts Committee is responsible for hosting a wide variety of events that expose students to different cultures and ways of life. In the past we have hosted events like Salsa Dancing Night, Step Afrika, and NARCOS detectives: Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. We have also co-sponsored events such as the Ruth Carter lecture with the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education and International Women’s Day with International Students and Scholars. We encourage anyone to get involved in the committee and share ideas for what they would like to see on campus.  Committee Chair, Steele Engelmann:
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The Daytime Committee is responsible for providing free on campus events for students to attend in-between classes to take a load off and bond with peers and friends. These events take place throughout the school year and vary from a range of topics and activities. Daytime puts on events such as Cupids Cards and Cocoa to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the annual campus-wide Egg Hunt, a Pumpkin Carving Contest and Dr. Seuss Bingo. This committee brings events that keep campus life exciting and fresh! Committee Chair, Reid Pinckard :
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This committee is responsible for the selection of movies to be shown in the University Programs Video Theater as well as other media related events such as Trivia Nights, and video game nights like FIFA or Super Smash Bros. Committee Chair Contact, Michael Dortch: 
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The UP Music Committee puts on several free music related events throughout the year, including an annual fall concert in the Chi Omega Greek Theater. Artists who have performed include Phoebe Ryan, Eric Church, Rooney, American Idol winner Trent Harmon, and Alex & Sierra. Another staple event is the Battle of the Bands, which gives on-campus artists the opportunity to perform in front of fellow students and win prizes. Other events include occasional karaoke nights, dances, and music trivia. The Music Committee is responsible for all aspects of these events, including artist selection, hospitality, booking, and execution. Committee Chair, Caden Fowler :
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Public Relations

The PR committee is a select group of students that works closely with the VP and Chairs to advertise University Programs and our events. These students are responsible for writing press releases about upcoming events for the University of Arkansas Newswire. This committee also works together to brainstorm creative material to post on the University Programs social media to promote events and activities. Committee Chair, Amelia Southern-Uribe:
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The Traditions Committee programs many of the University of Arkansas’ traditional and annual events, This includes the Freshman Pep Rally, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Earth Day, and one of UP’s largest programs, the Spring Carnival. This committee’s newest event is a reimaging of of the annual Talent show-UA’s Got Talent and Battle of the Bands. Committee Chair, Becca Englund :
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Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Committee bring all things creative to the university. Our committee hosts slam poets and spotlight artist in the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery (AKAG). We use our platform to bring social and political awareness to the campus and community. In the past, we’ve had national recognized poets such as Denice Frohman and FreeQuency perform and in the AKAG we have hosted exhibits by artist and photographers such as Matika Wilbur and Paul Marovich. Committee Chair, Vita Long :
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UPstart focuses on teaching incoming student leaders about the event planning process on our campus and developing strong leadership skills you can use during your tenure at the University of Arkansas. Chair, Kylee Bard :