WHO ARE WE?
University Board is an event planning board. We are made up of several different committees that bring events to campus. You can read more about each committee below!
WHAT DO WE DO?
University Board offers a variety of opportunities for students to contribute to the success of UB and campus events, while also providing special perks like backstage access and a great addition to any resume.
The goal of University Board at EIU is to strive towards achieving programs with quality, diverse entertainment for all of you! We as coordinators, work together to provide the best events to make sure all of Eastern’s students have the best college experience!
The UB Comedy Coordinator works with agents to bring hilarious comedians to campus. This coordinator plans themed comedy shows and other events surrounding comedy throughout the year.
Ideas & Issues
The UB Ideas & Issues Coordinator puts on events surrounding current events, social issues, and causes that affect EIU’s community and our world at large. These events vary, ranging from celebrity public speakers to documentary screenings.
The UB Movies Coordinator plans screenings of movies recently shown in theaters at EIU. This coordinator comes up with creative giveaways and incentives to promote the movies while also planning other events such as film festivals and outdoor movie screenings.
Concerts & Concerts Elect
The UB Concerts and Concerts Elect coordinators plan EIU’s major concerts. They discover artists, gather student feedback, work with agents, and oversee the execution of the concerts. In the event that the Concerts Coordinator graduates or leaves the position, the Concerts Elect will fill the position.
The UB Special Events coordinator plans a variety of events for the EIU community. Large scale events this coordinator plans include PantherFest (EIU’s Welcome Back Weekend) and the annual Up All Nights. Other events include indoor skating rinks, stuff-a-bear, BINGO, and gaming tournaments.
The UB Homecoming coordinator and co-coordinator plan and execute EIU’s homecoming in its entirety. With the help of a committee they create the theme, organize the parade, oversee the crowning of the homecoming court, and more.
The UB Cultural Arts coordinator brings diverse events to campus that promote and embrace different heritages and cultures. This coordinator works with national cultural holidays and months, putting on events that are educational and entertaining for the student body. Past events from this committee include sushi-making and live performances by notable groups such as the ZuZu African Acrobats.
The UB Graphic Designers create the marketing and promotional materials for all University Board events. From banners to small flyers, the design team works on a wide range of projects. Likewise the UB Webmaster updates and maintains the University Board website, making it engaging and informative for visitors.
The UB Productions Coordinator brings UB events to life through sound and lights. With the help of a committee, this coordinator maintains the board’s equipment and works behind the scenes making sure the technical aspects of UB events run smoothly.
The UB Public Relations Coordinator handles UB’s social media accounts and works with campus and local news outlets to promote events. This coordinator also oversees the Street Team, making sure that posters and marketing materials are distributed across campus.
The UB Mainstage Coordinator stages events surrounding the performing arts. From open mic nights to statewide dance competitions, Mainstage is about showcasing student talent. This coordinator also works with agents to bring singers, poets, and other artists to campus.