UPC plans semester, reaches out to student community for feedback

UPC will be hosting various events this fall in hopes of promoting student life. On the agenda so far are the upcoming events The Cypher, Suicide Prevention Day and Fright Night.  UPC is expecting a great turnout at these events.

“The rise in students’ enthusiasm has greatly increased participation at these events,” said Jori Chatman, UPC presiding officer.

The Cypher, set for Oct. 9, is a rap battle in which contestants will have 60 seconds to compete, and the winner will continue to the next round until a final winner is named. There will be faculty and student judges. Students can sign up via email at [email protected].

“I hope it will be something fresh and new for the campus,” said Aaron Lovelady, UPC delegate.

Suicide Prevention Day is Oct. 8. On the agenda for that day is an awareness walk which will start at the fountain, head downtown and end back on campus. After the walk, there will be a speaker discussing suicide prevention.

“We tried to think of programming we haven’t seen on our campus before,” said Meggin Major. “Suicide is a huge issue for our age group.”

Along with the walk there will be a PostSecret in the GUC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A PostSecret is an activity in which students can write a secret on a post card and drop it into a box set up in the GUC.

The post cards will be tied to together and posted. This event is completely anonymous and is a way for students to see they are not alone with their issues.

“Fright Night is a way to prepare everyone for Halloween fun,” said Jasmine Redus, UPC delegate.

Fright Night is a haunted house event on campus. The event will be in the GUC banquet hall Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. This is a free event for all students.

“It is an inflatable maze, and on the inside it’s a haunted house,” Redus said.

The same company that set up Foamapalooza and Lazerpalooza will set up this event. There will be a professional staff to perform inside the haunted house.

Several UPC delegates expressed willingness to hear students’ input.

“If students have ideas of events they would like to see on campus, contact any UPC delegate,” Chatman said.

Follow UPC @UNA_UPC for updates on these events and more.