UPC All Meeting discusses upcoming events, modifies council constitution

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The Union Program Council met Tuesday evening to discuss events, committee work and modify the council’s constitution.

Upcoming events include “Wild Wild West” on Friday, an event with barbecue, swing dancing and a mechanical bull in the K-State Student Union Courtyard, and the featured film “Mary Poppins Returns,” showing at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The multicultural committee is working on a unique K-State-focused exhibit in honor of Women’s History Month featuring the stories of women on campus. The pop-up gallery will be displayed in the Union March 25 to 29. Camila Rivera, graduate student in architecture, advises the committee and explains project’s goal.

“We pass by students every day and it’s kind of an impersonal interaction,” Rivera said. “We kind of reduce people to what they look like or what they believe in. But I think it would be nice to showcase our K-State women and say, ‘Here’s something you don’t know about the person that you maybe sit by every day or walk past everyday.’ They have story just like you.”

Submissions need to include a short personal story and photograph, which can be emailed to upc@ksu.edu or dropped off at the UPC Office in Union Room 054.

Auditions will be held March 18 at 7 p.m. in Wildcat Chamber, an opportunity for musicians wanting to be featured in a paid concert gig at Bosco Student Plaza later in the semester. An open mic night will follow the auditions.

Other upcoming events include the No More Resource and Empowerment Rally on March 6 at 11 a.m. and a wedding improv dinner theater entitled “Fender Faux” on March 8.

During the meeting, the council made changes to its constitution to absorb the promotions committee into the executive council.

Tori Everett, junior in marketing, announced future catering will be provided exclusively by Union Kitchen and Aubrey Koontz, senior in interior design, was voted by those present to represent UPC in the 2019 Miss K-State pageant.

After the meeting, Cory Oltjen, senior in animal science, reflected on his first time at a UPC All Meeting. He said he was unaware of the variety of events hosted by the council.

“I didn’t realize this was going to be so much of a business meeting,” Oltjen said. “It was good for an overview of overall what UPC does and what they offer for students that I didn’t know my dollars were going to.”

UPC All Meetings are a biweekly event open to all K-State students. The next meeting will be held March 19.

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