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Game night slated for Tuesday

Staff Report

October 21, 2019

The homecoming committee of Eastern’s University Board will host “Who’s Got Game?” in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The game night event is open and free to students, their families and the community, said Mary Fleming, chair for ca...

Students gather for UB’s movie showing

Jan (far left) and Gary Kepley (left), owners of Kep’s Cooking, talk to BJ Fessant (right) and DJ Danny Wayne (far right), who both work for DJ Danny Wayne and Associate, before the movie “Captian Marvel” in the Greek Court parking lot Thursday evening. The Kepleys, Fessant and Wayne said they have been at different events for Eastern in the past and love coming out to them.

Elizabeth Taylor, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

University Board hosted a drive-in featuring “Captain Marvel” Thursday evening.  Before the movie began, music blared through the speakers, sporting a mix including ‘80s hits and popular ‘00s dance songs like “Cupid Shuffle.”  The gathered students took this as a cue to transform the parking lot into a dance floor,...

University Board to host 2 events this week

Staff Report

March 17, 2019

The University Board will host “Pixelpalooza” on Tuesday and “The Pink Passion” on Friday. “Pixelpalooza” is a video game tournament and enters its fifth year. It is cohosted by the Gamer’s Guild and Esports. It will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King...

Fetty Wap to be this year’s Spring Concert performer

Members of the University Board drop a banner revealing the name of rapper Fetty Wap, who will be performing at the Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on April 21 in Lantz Arena.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

March 22, 2018

Rapper Fetty Wap will be the performer for this year’s Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on April 21 at Lantz Arena. Members of the University Board unveiled this year’s performer during the Big Reveal Thursday afternoon in front of students who gathered next to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union...

UB to reveal Spring Concert at noon Thursday

Staff Report

March 21, 2018

The performer of this year’s Spring Concert will be announced at noon Thursday in the Food Court of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The University Board will livestream the announcement of the artist and the concert date as well as the promotional banner. According to a press release,...

Campfire comedy to warm up audience

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

November 9, 2017

Marshmallows will not be the only things getting roasted at the University Board’s Campfire Comedy show with comedian Gibran Saleem. The comedy night is set for 7 p.m. on Friday in the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Along with s’mores and hot dogs being...

Performances at UB open mic night

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 18, 2017

The Ode to 2017 an open mic night is an opportunity for students and community members to set the tone for the new year by showing off their talent. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 7th Street Underground. Cydne Garrett, a senior marketing major, said the University Board wants to...

UB will host hunger banquet, raise poverty awareness

T’Nerra Butler, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

The topic of hunger insecurity and poverty both nationally and locally will be up for discussion at the University Board’s Appetite for Equality Oxfam Hunger Banquet. Class is in session, but instead of a lecture, dinner will be served 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin...

Survey sparks spring concert preparation

Dominic Baima, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014

Scheduling the spring concert at Eastern is a lot of planning and balancing students needs and wants with the practicality of the budget and availability of Lantz Arena. Blake Berenz, a junior marketing major, is one of the University Board concerts co-coordinators and is working on planning not only...

Eastern prepares for Bright Lights, Blue City

Eastern prepares for Bright Lights, Blue City

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2014

Homecoming 2014 will feature a wide variety of events for students and alumni of all ages when “Bright Lights, Blue City” takes over Charleston to get Eastern in the panther spirit. Events for Homecoming begin Monday with a kick-off Homecoming Coronation. Lori Knoechel, University Board homeco...

A Day in the Life: University Board Chair talks balancing schoolwork, jobs

Darius Francis

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2014

Even with the Fall semester well under way and the family weekend performance behind him, the chairman of the University Board, still said he is still flooded with work to do for the semester “Homecoming is coming up, and I’m swamped” Darius Francis, a senior communications major, said. Along...

UB shines light on Homecoming

UB shines light on Homecoming

Kevin Hall, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2014

The University Board homecoming committee is planning to switch things up this year mixing old events with new events in order to give Charleston a “Bright Lights Blue City” themed homecoming starting Oct. 20 through Oct. 25. Homecoming traditions including “Yell like Hell” and the annual Eas...

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