UPC events next semester

Casey Wonnenberg

Casey Wonnenberg

The University Program Council’s events for next semester vary from a national band to Winter Formal to a Breast Cancer Awareness Week.

“Whether students help with the events or just attend the programs, we encourage all students to get involved,” said Kimberly Harer, UPC president.

To get involved with UPC, stop in at their office in the Union, attend a UPC meeting or call 688-5524.

Children’s Miracle Network

The CMN Dance Marathon is an annual event in which students who raise $100 or more for CMN can participate. This year’s dance marathon will take place Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The event, themed “A Night with the Stars,” will include concerts, games, dancing and free food and beverages. Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the families that are personally affected by CMN.

“It is important for students to get involved in CMN.” said Ashley McIntosh, CMN coordinator. “Students not only get the chance to help children and families in need, but also get the opportunity to provide a positive influence.”

Dancer packets are available at the UPC office.

Winter Formal

The annual Winter Formal will take place at the Brookings Inn Feb. 24. The event is comprised of a limousine ride, dinner and a dance. The Pavillion will cater the dinner.

The formal gives SDSU students a chance to show off their elegant styles and have fun in an off-campus setting. The event has sold out for the past two years.

Volunteers are needed to help plan, promote and decorate.

Caricature Artist

To celebrate SDSU’s 125th anniversary, a caricature artist will draw students’ pictures for free. The event will take place Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Union. Paper to have the pictures drawn on will be provided.

Mechanical Bull Showdown

For those that are seeking the danger and thrill of mechanical bull riding, UPC will hold a mechanical bull showdown April 20 in the Volstorff Ballroom of the Union.

“The event will feature a little competition to see who is the best mechanical bull rider on the campus of SDSU,” said Nick Fosheim, UPC recreation and travel coordinator.

The day may also consist of a dance and western wear contest. Detailed information will be available in the spring.

Jack White

An internationally-renowned pool trick shot artist will visit the SDSU campus on March 14.

Whilte will hold a two-hour presentation of different pool tricks. Later on, students will be given the opportunity to challenge White to a game of pool.