I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what's going on with the Student Events Board! (EDIT: Unfortunately I failed and this update is really long. TYPICAL.) We've been hard at work this summer to make sure that the Fall semester is super sweet.
Saturday, August 23rd
First off is Playfair, which isn't exactly an SEB event, but we typically attend and help staff it. It's a really crazy socializing event where you will basically make a bunch of friends really quickly. It's new-students-only, and you only have one chance to go while you're at UMBC, so don't miss it!
Sunday, August 24th
Next is an outdoor showing of the movie Ironman, a perfect way to spend a warm summer night. SEB will be on hand with free popcorn and tons of giveaways and prizes, so you don't want to miss it!
Monday, August 25th
By Monday, everyone will pretty much be back on campus, and SEB hosts the NIGHT LIGHT POOL PARTY, an outdoor dance/pool party with free glowsticks, tons of lights, free sno-cones, and live music from DJ Joe Wezlo and DJ Vice, two really awesome DJs from WMBC. Find more information and check out who else is coming on the Facebook Event Page.
Tuesday, August 26th
Tuesday night is the annual BIG CRAZY FUN NIGHT in The Commons! Don't miss a night of casino card games, a HOT dance party featuring DJ Apocalypse (literally -- it is always packed and last year it got a little sweaty...), pool, table tennis and more in the Gameroom, and a ton of free food, giveaways, prizes, and more! See The Commons as you rarely will, decked out in crazy decorations and toys. Of course, BCFN is themed, and I can exclusively reveal to you blog readers that this year's theme is "Under The Sea," and the random toys and giveaways are ri-dic-u-lous!
Thursday, August 28th
Don't miss the first Open Mic Night of the year! Open Mic Nights are always themed and this time the theme is "FREE WINGS." Straightforward and delicious!
Friday, August 29th
The Hypnotist show is a classic tradition that should not be missed! Something crazy always happens (last year my BFF Willie Archer was convinced that he was a cheerleader named "Buffy" and when he went to cheer out the letters of his name he spelled it wrong... of course the video is on Facebook!) Seriously, DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, everyone will be talking about it and you'll feel really dumb for not going. I skipped it last year because I was tired, and I definitely regretted it for the rest of the week!
Saturday, August 30th
Christian Finnegan will be performing a FREE comedy show in the UC Ballroom! Seating is limited, so if you don't want to stand, get there early!
Sunday, August 31st
Weenies and Waterpark sounds crazy, and guess what... it is! Get ready for SEB to transform Erickson Field into a waterpark, complete with waterslides and water rides, not to mention a ton of inflatables, giant beach balls, FREE HOTDOGS until you are sick, and a sweet summer soundtrack. Say goodbye to summer with one last super summer-style sunday.
That's what's going on events-wise. Behind the scenes there's been a lot of crazy stuff, but here are the two things I'm personally most excited about:
SEB FALL EVENT CALENDARS that we will be sticking in every single mailbox. Super-talented SEB Graphic Designers Tazuko Sugajima and Jenna Ullrich (and moderated-talented design student Adam J. Kurtz) created amazing artwork for one calendar you are definitely going to want to hang up! It's not everything happening this semester, because obviously we can't predict and plan everything in advance, but it'll give you a good idea of what to expect, and if you're ever bored, you'll know where to go!
Also behind the scenes is the obscene amount of t-shirts we designed and printed this summer. There will definitely be a lot of free t-shirts to giveaway this semester, so keep your eyes peeled for details on when/where they'll be given away!
PHEW, this is a long blog post. One last thing: COME TO THE SEB COMMITTEE MEETINGS! Aside from some sick Committee tshirts designed by Jenna Ullrich, the committee is your chance to help us plan events and work out ideas. Stop us from planning something lame, or tell us about something awesome you think could work -- we need your input, seriously! Not to mention that there's always something crazy happening in the SEB office, and it's fun to be around. Meetings are every Monday from 12-1PM, and you don't have to come every week, just come when you can / want to!
See you around UMBC!
P.S. Frank Warren, the guy behind PostSecret is coming to UMBC! Get the details on him and the student secrets gallery we're putting together the Facebook Event Page!