University board has open positions this semester

The University Board has nine open positions to fill this semester.

The open coordinator positions are: main stage, productions, lectures, special events, comedy, public relations, concerts elect, marketing/webmaster and movies. The UB will look for dedicated people who are motivated and passionate about whichever coordinator position interests them.

“If they are going to apply for the comedy coordinator, they should have a love for putting on comedy shows and want to make the shows at Eastern the best they can be,” said Mindy Gayheart, graduate adviser for UB public relations.

Students interested are encouraged to speak with the current coordinators and learn about the position so when the interviews take place, the transition goes smoothly.

“We are excited to learn and try new things and every new member can help change the experience at Eastern,” Gayheart said. “We are looking for people who want to learn and grow and who are excited and interested in the area they apply for.”

UB Vice Chair Sheila Hurley said they are looking for as many applicants as possible.

An applicant should be well organized, able to come up with fresh ideas, be somewhat familiar with the UB and what the position they are applying for entails according to Hurley.

Another important quality is time management.

“If you have an event and a big test, you have to learn how to manage those things,” Hurley said. Students interested can apply and go to an interview where the current coordinators will ask questions with the UB graduate advisers present.

Orion Buckingham, productions coordinator, said he is looking for someone who has creative ideas and is willing to help out with other committees as well.

Since his job has more of a technological aspect, he is looking for someone who has knowledge of technology.

“I am looking for a good leader who can do the job even better than I can,” he said.

Krystina LaMorte, concerts elect coordinator, wants someone who is familiar with music and open to all genres without segregation of certain music.

Lectures Coordinator Christina Botica is looking for a person who can bring diverse speakers to Eastern.

“This could mean a fresh new start with new ideas and new programs (since so many people are graduating),” Hurley said. “We can show the new coordinators around and teach them new tricks.”

There will also be a recruitment day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Students can sign up for positions at this time or simply join committees.

They can also get to know members of the UB and find out about upcoming events.

Heather Holm can be reached at 581-7942 or at [email protected]