The Student Programming Board's (SPB) mission is: A student-run organization that seeks to enrich Quinnipiac University's undergraduate community and build tradition by motivating students to get involved in programming. Using the student voice, SPB provides a diverse array of interactive and entertaining programs. SPB prides itself in creating leadership opportunities for all members, as it recognizes that the strength of the organization lies beyond the Executive Board.
The Executive Board is comprised of 13 student leadership positions:
- President - also serves as the vice president of programming for the Student Government Association. The president is responsible for ensuring that all initiatives and goals are met by the executive board, as well as serving as a bridge to the administration.
- Vice President - maintains communication between executive and general board members. The VP coordinates the annual SPB retreat, in conjunction with the programming administrator, as well as facilitates the Programming Academy, which allows general board members to program a budgeted weekend event. The VP also leads weekly general board meetings.
- Programming Administrator - oversees the SPB budget and is responsible for all clerical work associated with planning and implementing events. The programming administrator composes executive and general board minutes, as well as communicates with the entire organization and keeps track of member attendance.
- Arts & Entertainment Chair - programs on-campus events including stand-up comedians, small-scale musicians, hypnotists and magicians. Past entertainment has featured comedian Erin O'Shea, Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, slam poet Taylor Mali and an adult circus variety show.
- Culture & Diversity Chair - programs events that promote cultural awareness for the Quinnipiac community. Events have included: Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin, diversity speaker Marc Elliot, Halloween around the World, and a Zumba Fitness Night.
- Digital & Social Media Chair - promotes the Student Programming Board through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The committee also maintains the SPB website and keeps a photo and video history of all events and promotions.
- Film Chair - organizes a campus-wide film series, where the majority of films are blockbusters that are not yet available in video stores. The film chair also coordinates semi-annual, drive-in movies, as well as other film-themed events.
- Mainstage Chair - programs at least two large-scale performances per academic year, including comedians, bands or other musical groups as determined through a campus-wide survey. Past performances have featured Girl Talk, Neon Hitch, O.A.R., Ke$ha, Bob Saget, The Fray, Third Eye Blind, and Ludacris.
- Promotions Chair - responsible for assisting other executive board members with event promotions, including stunts, giveaways and creating excitement on campus about SPB events. The committee also leads the Bobcat Blitzers, a group of students selected to promote and inform the campus through high-energy promotional stunts.
- Special Events Chair - programs events that feature a variety of novelties, as well as traditional events such as Spirit Week and Bobcat Bounce.
- Talks & Topics Chair - responsible for programming a variety of lectures that are both educational and entertaining. Past lecture topics include the female orgasm, the Food Dude, the drinking age debate and sex expert Kathleen Bogel.
- Traditions & Community Chair - programs events that help instill traditions of campus community. These include philanthropic events such as the well-attended St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraisers and co-sponsorships with Phi Sigma Sigma's annual Rock-A-Thon fundraiser, as well as the annual Mr. & Miss Quinnipiac Sprit Pageant.
- Travel Chair - responsible for planning a variety of trips to large cities, as well as other featured destinations. Trips include Broadway shows, sporting events, outdoor excursions and big city adventures. Past trips featured Washington D.C., "The Lion King" on Broadway, The Big E, Six Flags New England and Boston Bruins.
- Adviser - responsible for the overall advisement of the Student Programming Board. SPB's adviser is Stephen Pagios, assistant director, Student Center & Campus Life.
SPB's general membership is comprised of more than 75 active members who help in the planning of all SPB events. They are given various responsibilities throughout the semester to help develop their programming, leadership and organizational skills. Membership is open throughout the year to any undergraduate student.
SPB meets every Monday at 4:15 p.m. in the Carl Hansen Student Center, room 225. You can contact SPB through the following:
Office phone number: 203-582-8477
Web site at www.quspb.com