Committees

Comedy

The Comedy Committee is responsible for choosing performers as well as advertisting and hosting their events. Events include stand-up performances and the Annual Student Comedy Competition, which is held in the spring semester each year and open to any student who would like to participate. Featured comedians have included Zach Galifiakis, Human Giant, Brain Posehn, Loni Love, and John Mulaney. When polled, 100% of people agreed that the Comedy Committee was arguably the coolest of the committees.

Committee Chair Contact: upcomedy@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Cultures and Concepts

The Cultures and Concepts Committee is responsible for hosting a wide variety of events that educate students about different cultures and ways of life. Featured events have included Salsa Dancing Night, LGBTQ movie series, and Drag Show. Events such as International Day of Peace discussion, hosted by YOLO (You Ought to Live Optimistically) and “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” hosted by Alpha Chi Omega have also been co-sponsored by this committee.

Committee Chair Contact: upc3@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Daytime 

The Daytime Committee is responsible for planning events throughout the school year for students. Events range from carnivals to informational sessions and the committee members help provide everything from food to entertainment. Featured events have included Groovin’ on the Grass (to kick off a new school year), Brain Dead Day (to motivate students during finals), and the Spring Carnival (to celebrate the end of the school year). Other events have included Hogwild Tailgate, Hog-o-ween, and Hogs for Hearts.

Committee Chair Contact: upday@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Digital Entertainment

The Digital Entertainment Committee is responsible for hosting film screenings and other media related events. Featured events include themed movie series each month, trivia nights, cultural movies, and outdoor movie screenings.

Committee Chair Contact: upia@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Music

The Music Committee is responsible for hosting free concerts for students and the Annual Battle of the Bands competition. Featured artists have included Mikky Ekko, Tink, Eric Church, Spoon, Trent Harmon, Alex Sierra, and Phoebe Ryan. The committee has an impact on all parts of the events including selecting the performers, advertising and production.

Committee Chair Contact: upconcrt@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee assists other committees with promotion, such as Social Media Posts, taking pictures at events, chalking around campus, etc. The committee also assists with tabling, in which flyers are passed around campus to inform students of upcoming events.

Committee Chair Contact: upvp@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Traditions

The Traditions Committee is responsible for planning and hosting many of the traditional set events and creating new traditions on campus. Featured events have included the Freshmen Pep Rally, Homecoming Talent Show, Rocky Horror Picture Show, UA Dancer Dance Competition, and Magician Showcasing.

Committee Chair Contact: upevents@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD

Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts committee is responsible for creating awareness through art for social and political issues relevant to students, faculty, and the Northwest Arkansas community. The committee is also responsible for selecting an artist to spotlight each month.

Committee Chair Contact: upart@uark.edu

Committee Meetings: TBD