The new semester is just kicking off, but Carolina Union Activities Board members have been back in gear for weeks working on brainstorming, organizing and executing all kinds of events for this upcoming year.
Familiar events, like the annual comedy show and movie screenings, will continue, but CUAB has also been working on bringing new experiences to campus.
International Candy and Soda Bar — Aug. 31
This will be a flash event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Union Gallery on Aug. 31. Vice President of External Affairs Molly Burke said students are encouraged to come out to sample candies and sodas from around the world while learning about different cultures.
“You can just stop in and get really informed, but also try everything, too, for free,” Burke said. “I’m excited to try all the candies because I know when I studied abroad and I brought back all the candies, I always wanted more.”
"For the Students" Tour — Sept. 13
While another comedy show will be coming down the pipes, Burke said that CUAB is planning on helping students do more than just watch performers. Their event will give students access to real people in the entertainment industry.
“It’s called the 'For the Students' tour, and it’s going to be a panel of people in the entertainment industry — and students can come and ask questions about how they did what they did, how they got where they are," Burke said. "It’s super cool, and it’s a great opportunity for people who are interested in that career path.”
Paint to Life — Sept. 21
In addition to filling students' weekends with events, Burke said CUAB is planning on providing mid-week, hands-on events perfect for relieving stress.
“I think we have a really great board this year,” Burke said. “We’re bringing in more create-it-yourself events and more events, like Paint to Life, which is going to be a painting event during the day where you can just stop in and relieve some stress.”
Burke said students can monitor CUAB’s social media for other events and opportunities.
“We’re really working on providing events for students during the day, so they can relieve stress, but also something to look forward to on the weekends or the evenings when school winds down,” Burke said. “I’d definitely say to just be on the lookout every month for the monthly calendar.”
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