Kunz ready to lead UPC into 100 years of hobos


Alex Kunz is a Sioux Falls, S.D., native. He’s a junior music merchandising major. For the 2011-2012 school year, he was the University Program Council’s concerts coordinator. However, this year, he has the privilege to be the UPC president.

Kunz says he is most excited for the event UPC will be bringing in the fall. They’re planning a large event to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Hobo Week.

UPC is one of the largest organizations on campus. It hosts many of the events on campus including concerts, speakers, community services, comedians and trips to baseball games.

“UPC is so much more to me than a programming board. UPC is a family,” Kunz said. “There is no other student organization on campus that supplies you with such a dynamic group of friends from all walks of interests and backgrounds of life.”

The program council is open to all students. Anyone can assist and volunteer at the events. Many of UPC’s events are free to students.

“If you’re looking for a way to invest in your college experience and get more out of it than you could ever even imagine, then UPC is definitely where it is at,” he said. “Student leadership is not only the foundation of a successful career, but it’s the basis of confidence every student should take hold and make their own.”