The Mowgli’s are a seven-piece indie-rock band with a joyous revival of rock n’ roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad out of Southern California. With the popular release of their debut album, Waiting For The Dawn, … Continue reading →
By Julia Slattery, Spotlight Series Committee Member Chances are you’ve seen some of the signs around campus talking about the X Ambassadors, but some of you might not realize who they are. Don’t be embarrassed! They’re an up-and-coming band and they are playing … Continue reading →
Administrative Director, Justin Whetzel Hi, everyone! As some of may know, I am Justin, also known as the Administrative Director of University Program Board. While you may know the name of my position, not many people know what I … Continue reading →
Director of Finance, Thomas Biestek Having the opportunity to serve as the University Program Board’s Finance Director this year has been such a great experience. The position has allowed me to grow in both a personal and professional regard. UPB … Continue reading →
Ever walk through the Commons on campus with your headphones in, head down, or pretending to answer a fake phone call so you don’t have to take the flyers people are passing out? Well, it’s my job to interest you in taking a flyer about the events hosted by the University Program Board! As theDirector of Interactive Promotions I’m essentially the director of “creative marketing.” I help brainstorm and implement out-of-the-box marketing strategies outside of just handing out flyers and social media marketing. Word of mouth is one of the greatest ways to market any event. So, I try to coordinate marketing that gets the students of James Madison talking about our events.
One of my many jobs is to coordinate staffing, activities, and logistics for Crazy Commons and any event made to specifically promote UPB events. I also lead and communicate with the five Interactive Promotions Chairs that represent the five committees within UPB. My favorite part about being Interactive Promotions Director is finding new and fun ways to get people excited about the 200 plus UPB events throughout the year! Outside of my position, I’ve really enjoy being in the UPB office more and getting to know the hundred plus members that make up this awesome organization!
Director of Graphic Design, Ilana Gazda As the Graphic Design Director this year, I have learned more than I could have ever imagined about my abilities and myself. When I initially applied for Exec, Graphic Design Director was not my … Continue reading →
Director of Special Events, Lauren Stearns How many college students can say their part time job is playing with puppies, Pinterest crafting, hosting an SNL comedian, or “testing out” massage chairs? Yeah, it’s pretty fun! As the Director of Special … Continue reading →
Director of Spotlight Sounds, Sarah Gordon The moment I was offered the position of Director of Spotlight Sounds, I was filled with both excitement and anxiety. I was so afraid I wouldn’t have enough experience for what the position required. … Continue reading →
Director of Film, Lindsay Baratelle #PeaceLoveGrafton has kind of been my motto this year. Being Film Director for UPB has been the greatest! I had been in the film committee for two years (as a general member and a chair) … Continue reading →
Director of Spirit and Traditions , Olivia Howell If you happen to be looking for lifelong friendships, incredible work experience, and a genuinely fun job, then look no further! UPB is the place for you! As the current Spirit and Traditions … Continue reading →
Director of Public Relations, Alejandra Buitrago It’s not an easy job, but it’s an exciting and fulfilling one being the University Program Board’s Director of Public Relations. My duties include running social media (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram), being a part … Continue reading →