Spring Concert survey released, tabling starts

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

Along with being able to take them online in their panthermails, a prize wheel and computers will be set up to allow students to take surveys this week about what they would like to see at the next Spring Concert.

This tabling will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. outside Taylor Dining Hall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nia Douglas, University Board chairman and senior family and consumer sciences major, said the times were chosen to get the most foot traffic possible.

“People love to eat so if we have computers somewhere and make it convenient for somebody to take the survey right there, they are more likely to do it,” Douglas said.

Douglas said tabling for Spring Concert surveys has never been done before to her knowledge, but where it has been done in other committees of UB it has been successful. She said the added prize incentives should also help increase the number of students who fill out the surveys.

“When you fill out the online, at the end of each day the compute will randomly select a name of one of the students,” Douglas said. “We’re also giving students the opportunity to win candy at the tables and also giving them the opportunity to be entered into a physical drawing to be done at the end of each day. So, if they fill out the survey at the table, they’ll be automatically entered into the regular drawing, but if they spin the wheel they can be entered into another drawing.”

Douglas said while some bands on the survey may not be possible to get here to perform the idea of the survey is to gauge what students would like to see and plan the concert based on this information.

Mariah Marlar, UB concert coordinator and a junior public relations major, said she would be happy if 80 percent of students fill out the survey.

She said it her favorite part of being concert coordinator so far has been working with everybody on UB and getting to learn how to plan a concert.

“I would like to become an event coordinator with my PR major, so this is just some extra experience for my future career,” Marlar said.

Chrissy Miller can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].