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JANUARY/FeBRUARY 2012 Vol. 44, No. 6

2012 NACA® NAtioNAl CoNveNtioN Special Preview Begins on Page 55

Leave that Suitcase in the Closet! Re-Imagining Your Weekends Helpful Tips for Off-Campus Trips Synergy in the Wilderness Trends in Late-Night Programming

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Weekend, late-Night and other Programming Alternatives Leave that Suitcase in the Closet! How to Begin to Change Your “Suitcase School” Culture......................7 By Sarah Bordeleau, Curry College (MA) Re-imagining Your Weekends ................................................................11 By Melissa Hewitt and Emily Teitelbaum, University of West Georgia Bon Voyage! Helpful Tips for Off-Campus Trip Planning ..........................................15 By Stephanie Barry, University of Indianapolis (IN) Synergy in the Wilderness How Outdoor Programming Can Work with Student Activities ........20 By Jordan Hale, Duke University (NC) Three-Pack Weekend High-Frequency, Low-Risk Programming ............................................24 By Katherine Lucas Gettier, Elon University (NC) Ask Me What I’m Doing Tonight Current Trends in Late-Night Programming ........................................29 By Kaitlyn Moran, North Carolina State University, and Sharon Blumenstock, Boston College (MA) Making the Most Out of Your Festival Event ........................................36 By Billy Boulden, Longwood University (VA) Taste of … Your University ......................................................................40 By Michelle Whited, Bradley University (IL) LEADERSHIP FELLOWS Success Is an Option Overcoming the Challenges of Alternative Event Programming ......44 By Tatia Haywood, New York University

Professional Development Hi! I’m the New Program Advisor. Lessons from a New Student Affairs Professional ................................33 By Maritza Torres, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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NACA spotlight Winter, Spring Webinars ........................................................................48 Block Booking™ Webinars......................................................................49 Universal Calendar ..................................................................................49 Advertising Opportunities ......................................................................49 NACA® Chair Update ..............................................................................49 Registration Open for TPE ......................................................................49 Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Pledge..................................................50 2012 NACA® Research Grant ..................................................................50 Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines ..........................................................50 2012 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership ......................................50 Share Your Good News ............................................................................50 Hyatt Receives WIU Award ......................................................................51 Honors for Ariyo, Western Carolina Students ......................................51 Gill Earns Doctorate ................................................................................51 Brattain Authors Entertainment Book ..................................................51 Guildford Wins NACA® South Bingo ......................................................51 Read Campus Activities Programming™ Online ..................................52 Coming in the March 2012 Campus Activities Programming™ ..........52 NACA® Leadership ....................................................................................53 10 Questions with … Mike R. Rapay, Winthrop University (SC) ..........................................54

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Columns Editor’s Page: Time to Fuel Up! ................................................................4 By Glenn Farr Message from the Chair: Three Rs for Spring: Reconnect, Reengage and Refuel..........................5 By Brian Wooten

ADveRtiseRs The Agency Group, Ltd...............................................................................................67 BMI ................................................................................................................................98 Diversity Talent Agency..............................................................................................C3 Edd Farimann ..............................................................................................................119 Entertainment Unlimited ............................................................................................27 Fantasy World ..........................................................................................................C2-1 Fogg Entertaiment ....................................................................................................114 GrooveBoston ..............................................................................................................32 Karges Productions ....................................................................................................56 mtvU Rate My Professors ....................................................................................6, 120 mtvU ............................................................................................................................110 NACA® Advertising ................................................................................................18, 83 NACA® Block Booking ................................................................................................78 NACA® Career Preparation Center ..........................................................................28 NACA® Digital Library ..................................................................................................10 NACA® Foundation ......................................................................................................10 NACA® Foundation 30 for 30 ....................................................................................19 NACA® Foundation Bowling Tournament ......................................................14, 109 NACA® Foundation Online Auction..........................................................................96 NACA® Foundation Silent Auction ............................................................................77 NACA® Institutes ..........................................................................................................90 NACA® Mid Atlantic Festival ......................................................................................52 NACA® Northern Plains Regional Conference ......................................................69 NACA® QR Codes ........................................................................................................83 NACA® Social Media ....................................................................................................47 NACA® Webinar Series ................................................................................................39 NACA® World of Ideas ..............................................................................................116 NBC Universal ..............................................................................................................84 The Placement Exchange ..........................................................................................97 Public Identity ..............................................................................................................68 Richard Barker: I-Hypnotize ......................................................................................95 TJohnE Productions ..................................................................................................C4

the 2012 NACA® National Convention Preview begins on Page 55.

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EDITOR’S PAGE

time to Fuel Up! GLeNN FaRR

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Y ThE TImE EACh JANUArY ArrIvEs, the greater NACA mindset is pretty much focused on one thing: the upcoming National Convention. That’s to be expected and, quite honestly, the Convention is such a large and exceptional event that it requires the focus of NACA’s committed volunteers, as well as our Office staff. For me, in my role as editor of Campus Activities Programming™, the focus is compiling this special issue of the magazine, half of which traditionally covers what you can expect to see and experience when you arrive at the Convention. For the past several weeks and months, the National Convention Program Committee and other volunteers, as well as members of the NACA® Office staff, have been making logistical decisions, gathering showcasing artist bios and Block Booking pricing information and reviewing and updating educational session abstracts, not to mention making updates to the overall Convention schedule. The information that evolves out of the work of these volunteers and staff eventually comes to our graphic designer and me so we can do our best to make it as informative, clear and visually appealing as possible. There is much detail work on the part of everyone involved, but it’s all so you and other delegates can have an exciting, invigorating and productive National Convention experience. so, turn to Page 55 for a special preview of what’s in store for you in Charlotte, NC, Feb. 25–29, 2012. I’m sure you’ll find much that will help you Fuel Up with NACA! While the National Convention is the Association’s big event of the year, this issue also focuses on some things that don’t necessarily always get as much attention as other events and types of programming. We’re, therefore, taking the opportunity to look at weekend, late-night and other programming

Chair, NACA Board of Directors Brian Wooten Executive Director Alan B. Davis MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

Director of Membership Marketing & Events Dawn Thomas Marketing & Communications Manager Latrice Williams Editor Glenn Farr Graphic Designer Jason Jeffers Online Marketing Manager Wes Wikel Advertising Sales Tracey Portillo

Campus Activities Programming™ (ISSN 07462328) is published eight times a year by NACA (January/February, March, April, May, Summer, October, November/December) exclusively for NACA® members, Copyright © 2012 by the National Association for Campus Activities. Editorial, publishing and advertising offices: 13 Harbison Way, Columbia, SC 29212-3401. NACA full membership is restricted to institutions of higher learning; up to five subscriptions of Campus Activities Programming™ are allotted to member institutions based on full-time equivalent enrollment. Additional subscriptions are available for $95 each. Associate membership is restricted to firms whose talent, products, programs or services are directly related to the field of collegiate extracurricular activities; up to $144 of their membership fee is for up to three subscriptions to Campus Activities Programming™. Additional subscriptions are available to members for $95; to nonmembers for $95. Library of Congress card number 74-646983; Library of Congress call number PN2016.N32A3. Statements of fact and opinion, or other claims made herein, are the responsibility of the authors, letter writers, providers of artist performance reports, and/or advertisers, and do not imply an opinion on the part of the Campus Activities Programming™ staff, NACA® Office employees, or officers, staff and other members of the Association. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce the contents

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alternatives. Is your school known as a suitcase campus? Do you need new ideas for late-night programming? Are you in charge of planning off-campus programming, festivals or other niche events? Then take advantage of the experience and advice this month’s writers have to offer. You may find other ways to Fuel Up with NACA before you even arrive in Charlotte! Email: glennf@naca.org Twitter: @EditorGlennNACA

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

three Rs for spring: Reconnect, Reengage and Refuel

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ElCOmE TO 2012! I always enjoy the beginning of a new semester. There is always new energy and excitement on campus as we come back together aer a short break. In addition, the hallmark of my spring semester includes preparations for attending the NACA® National Convention. While, for many years, I found this event overwhelming, as the years have passed, it has become one of the NACA events to which I look forward the most. Each February, I look to this event to provide me with the opportunity to reconnect with professionals from across the country, reengage with our profession through its incredible professional development opportunities and refuel through connecting with long-time friends from across the country who understand what I do and appreciate the challenges that I face in my professional life. Each year, the National Convention offers an array of educational sessions that inspire me to be more innovative with the programs I sponsor on my campus in an attempt to ensure our students’ success. I have the great opportunity to see the latest talent and enjoy the best entertainment from around the world. It also provides me the opportunity to enjoy time with friends I oen get to see only at this time of year. The 2012 Convention is increasingly more exciting for me, for this year, we will be sharing with our members the new strategic Plan for the Association. This plan will lead us during the next few years and represents the culmination of a year and a half of work contributed by numerous leaders within the Association. In addition, we will celebrate the Association’s incredible accomplishments during 2011–12. Finally, while I will serve as your Chair until April 30, 2012, this event provides me the opportunity to ceremonially introduce my friend and colleague Dave DeAngelis as your new Chair for 2012–2013. The 2012 National Convention promises to be one of NACA’s

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best events. It is hard to believe the National Convention Program Committee has been working on this event for more than a year and now it is only a few weeks away. I am indebted to Berri Cross, Chair of the National Convention Program Committee, and her team for the time and energy they have devoted to ensuring the success of this event. The team has done a great job and I have no doubt you will enjoy the program they have created. Another reason that this convention is so exciting is that, for the first time, we are in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte, as you may know, is one of the south’s rising cities and the region’s banking capitol. I have no doubt this will be a great setting for our Convention and one you will enjoy. As I have said many times in these messages to our membership, I think one of our Association’s best attributes is our volunteers. I think we have some of the most passionate, insightful professionals in the field who devote a great deal of their time and energy in ensuring NACA’s success. During my involvement with the Association, I have come to not only admire these individuals, but also to develop strong relationships with them. As you prepare to attend the Convention this year, I encourage you to make sure you take advantage of what I think is its best component—the time we have to connect as professionals. The National Convention Program Committee, as well as all other volunteers who are playing a role in the 2012 National Convention, and I look forward to seeing you all in Charlotte, NC, in February!

as you prepare to attend the Convention this year, I encourage you to make sure you take advantage of what I think is its best component— the time we have to connect as professionals.

Email: bwooten@kennesaw.edu Twitter: @nacaboardchair Tumblr: thenaca.tumblr.com

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leAve thAt sUitCAse iN the Closet! How to Begin to Change Your “Suitcase School” Culture By

sarah Bordeleau Curry College (MA)

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T CAN BE FrUsTrATING FOr sTUDENT AFFAIrs PrOFEssIONAls when movies and television shows portray images of raging all-night parties attended by hundreds of students, bands entertaining endless campus crowds, and packed bleachers overflowing with fans at college football games. such images make it seem easy to get students to events and paint an unrealistic picture of what college is like as soon as mom and Dad say good-bye. most student affairs professionals know it just isn’t that easy to get students to attend events, yet we’re charged with satisfying the expectations of college students looking for that surreal experience represented in movies and on Tv. Even more frustrating is hearing the dreaded, “There’s nothing to do here; everybody goes home on the weekends!” conversation in the dining hall.

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When we hear those words, it’s easy to take it personally. Aer all, didn’t your office just sponsor a comedian last Thursday night? Didn’t your program board just have a dance party last weekend? You know about all the things happening on campus, so why does half the campus seem to empty out on the weekends anyway? I have tried to gain perspective on this in my role at Curry College, a private four-year liberal arts institution of about 2,000 undergraduates just outside Boston in suburban milton, mA. In my two years at the school, I have attempted to understand why students go home on the weekends and have considered ways I might help keep them on campus. Once I started to understand that there were many factors involved, it helped to alleviate the pressure I was putting on myself to try to change the culture. I began to realize it would take time and some changes in the way we were programming to help those students who felt nothing was happening on campus during the weekends to stay and take part in our programs. By making some tweaks in how the student Activities Office, related departments and our program board were approaching events and programs, I believe we have begun to make positive changes in the campus culture and that students are realizing there are options for them that are more appealing than driving home on the weekends. Look at the Big Picture When I came to understand there were factors in students going home we could help alleviate, as well as some we could not, I breathed a sigh of relief. regardless as to what we might not be able to do in helping students feel connected to the institution, we could provide events on the weekends and help students connect through involvement in clubs, organizations, community service and leadership opportunities through the student Activities Office. While we professionals know the value of programming and its role in retention, we oen get so wrapped up in the program-planning portion of our jobs we forget about another big component of college—academics. We stress to our students that academics should be their top priority. so, what happens if the academic programs and curriculum aren’t satisfying students? Or, the students have more on their academic plates than they imagined? It may be that students are going home because college is not what they expected and they turn to their families for support or to find a quiet place to study without distraction. At Curry, while we provide great academic support to these students, sometimes it may be that it just doesn’t compare to studying in a familiar space. Additionally, about 18% of our first-year population is undecided in their major and without the connection to an academic area and their peers, it is easy for them to go home. With a still unstable economy and tuition prices rising annually, money is a big factor in the fight to keep students on campus. According to Us News and World report, in 2010, the average cost of attending a public four-year institution was just under $20,000, while the average cost of attending a private four-year institution was around $35,000. many students seem to be taking on multiple jobs, both on and off campus, to handle these expenses. In 2010, the federal work-study program awarded an average of about $1,500 to students who qualified for it, a small amount when compared to high tuition costs. To supplement award money, students may find work in restaurants, a local grocery store, or a family business and need to head home on the weekends to assist in paying the high costs of college. Another reason for students to hop in the car and head home on the weekends is because it is so easy to do. At Curry College, about 65% of the student population is from massachusetts. so, for many of them, home is a 30-minute car ride away. Why not go visit your friends and family? When I ask some students during Orientation why they chose Curry College, they give really great reasons and point out some of the wonderful things our school has to offer. But, sometimes during those conversations, they also will mention it is close to home and they like the idea of being able to sleep in their own beds and eat their favorite meals if they want. Additionally, some students may find themselves going home to support their families, using their job 8 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

earnings to help pay bills or to help take care of other family members. Listen Coming to an understanding of the factors involved in students leaving campus on the weekends is a great place to start in re-evaluating what you are doing on your campus for your students, as well as ascertaining which factors you can actually control and how you can ultimately impact weekends on campus. At Curry College, we were able to look at a variety of events that were taking place, evaluate the program board, explore more opportunities to collaborate with other departments and broadly examine the opportunities for extra-curricular involvement all across campus as a means of changing our “suitcase school” reputation. In my first few months at Curry College, I spent a lot of time, naturally, talking with students on the program board about events and what they would like to see on campus. It became clear which events weren’t working and I heard many suggestions as to what might satisfy students. The top suggestion was that students wanted dance parties. I had also heard that previous attempts to provide dance parties were poorly received, primarily because students didn’t like the times they were offered (an 8 pm dance party just isn’t cool). I was able to explain the challenge to my supervisor and received support to change the time of the dance parties to 10 pm-2 am, with proper security and crowd control included. students were initially shocked that the dance wouldn’t end until 2 am and the word spread rapidly. The change of time, appropriate promotion, perfect timing (halloween weekend), and enthusiasm from the program board made for a record-breaking dance with approximately 350 students in attendance. For added incentive, since we still weren’t sure how attendance would be on a Friday night, we added prizes for best costumes. Feedback from the dance was extremely positive and students could not wait for the next one to occur. The momentum of these dance parties at Curry College has not stopped. The program board continues to add unique components to this series to keep each dance interesting. One party featured a vegas theme, with dancing and casino night, while more recently, we ended our Welcome Week with a beach-themed dance complete with surf simulator and airbrush tattoos. Our most recent dance topped 430 people in attendance, and two more dance parties are in the planning stages. We have seen such success with these events that we now feel comfortable holding them on saturday nights. They have so quickly become engrained in the campus culture that those who were freshman when we first started hosting them are now juniors and are still attending. We have even enjoyed success with the dances on long weekends, the ultimate test for a “suitcase school.” With the success of the dances, we began to look at other events and hear what students had to say about them. It wasn’t long until we retired or reworked old events or theme weeks. A winter week of events called February Freeze had little momentum behind it and seemed repetitive with respect to the Welcome Back week scheduled for the beginning of the second semester, so it was removed from the schedule. In fact, most students seemed to not even have heard of it when asked about it. Accordingly, working with the program board, we focused on the Welcome Back theme week, changed its name to Winter Warm-Up and added new events to the schedule. In it’s first year, Winter Warm-Up had strong attendance and feedback was positive from students. This January marks its third year. Rebrand Another major success we experienced while working to keep students on campus was rebranding the program board. It was previously called the Campus Activities Board and, at the time of our evaluation, it did not necessarily have a positive reputation for providing trendsetting events. With support from my supervisor and the College, I proposed it be renamed student Entertainment and Events (sEE), suggesting that the name made it more clear what the intent of the organization was and that it would give the program board a clean slate when it came to promoting weekend programs. The rebranding technique has worked on events, as well. For example, before the dances, which have been held in our Alumni recreation Center

Re-inventing an existing program, such as student dances, can help keep students on campus during the weekends. Curry College enjoyed such success when it moved the starting times for its weekend dances from 8 pm to 10 pm, a time students considered more “cool.” – photo by Seismic Sound (better know as ArC on campus), were successfully reinvented, they were part of a program called Aer D’ArC. But, with the heavy increase in attendance, they simply became ArC parties. Rethink One of the major complaints I heard on campus during my first year at Curry was in regard to springfest. The feedback was that the attempt to keep students on campus during this particular weekend was “lame.” some also indicated that whichever students might actually attend for the inflatable obstacle course or to make a street sign would likely quickly leave to attend another local college’s spring weekend event because it was more exciting than ours. I was determined to change the reputation of our spring weekend and collaborated with residence life, Public safety, Alcohol and Wellness, and students from the program board, student government, the fitness center and the student center. We drew together other events that were happening during the time of springfest weekend so that we were supporting those events, not programming against them. Finally, drawing on the success of our dance parties, we decided to host a dance blowout in our gym to headline the weekend. With a strong marketing campaign, student enthusiasm, and a student poll to rename (rebrand) the weekend on our student web portal, the weekend proved to be a huge success with dance attendance at 550. students who attended the dance were blown away by the large-scale event and some who didn’t attend informed us they wished they had. students immediately began asking if we would do the same thing the following year. In the spring of 2011, we hosted the dance again during spring weekend and attendance increased to 850. I have already received emails from firstyear students who have heard about the event and want to make sure we will be hosting it again in the spring of 2012. Another important approach we took in rethinking what was happening on campus was to pursue the “quality vs. quantity” approach. We stopped trying to program just to have events happening on campus and wanted our events to be well done and memorable and to help students feel they were part of something significant, as opposed to seeing it as an event they just happened to walk by on a Friday night. Our hope has been that, even if there isn’t a large program every single weekend, students will still feel a connection to the campus community as a result of the events they do attend.

Close the Suitcase having a “suitcase school” reputation is certainly not a death sentence and there are effective ways available to change the mentality and culture of the student body. The most important thing is to stop being so hard on yourself when the reasons students leave for the weekends is truly out of your organization’s control. remember that you do have the ability to evaluate what you are doing for those students who are looking for weekend events. make adjustments and changes to your events, and even to your program board, if necessary. And, of course, listen when your students tell you what they want.

References U.S. News staff. (Aug. 24, 2010). The Average Cost of a U.s. College Education, U.S. News & World Report. retrieved Nov. 28, 2011 from http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2010/08/24/the-average-costof-a-us-college-education. About the Author Sarah Bordeleau is associate director of student Activities at Curry College (MA). she previously served as assistant director of student Activities at Brandeis University (mA), as well as a lecture agent for The American Program Bureau. Active in NACA, she most recently served as Communications Coordinator for the 2011 NACA® Northeast regional Conference Program Committee. Previously, she served in volunteer positions involved in educational session selection, Campus Activities marketplace staffing and showcase selection. This article is based on an educational session she presented at the 2010 NACA® Northeast regional Conference. she holds a bachelor’s degree in English from salve regina University (rI) and a master’s degree in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University (mA).

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Re-imAgiNiNg YoUR WeekeNDs By melissa hewitt and emily teitelbaum University of West Georgia

On Fridays during the fall of 2011, programmers at the University of West Georgia paired up with the school’s campus radio station, The WOLF Internet Radio, to play hit music from the 80s, 90s and today. The regular event was a huge hit with students, giving them a place to sit and hang out on Friday afternoons, listen to music, get free food and give-a-ways, and enjoy dance competitions.

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As part of its effort to re-imagine weekend programming, the University of West Georgia offered an indoor mini-golf event that literally glowed in the dark.

Are you known as a suitcase campus? Are you known as a “suitcase campus?” Do students oen complain that there “is nothing to do on campus?” Do the majority of students go home on the weekends? If you answered “yes” to these questions, know that it can be possible to begin saying “no.” But first, the campus culture needs to change. And the definition and stigma of weekend programming needs to change, as well. By providing support, funding and a “place” for weekend programming, you can change the culture of weekends at your university so that no student can ever say there is nothing to do if they stay on campus during the weekend. Weekend programming can be different from late-night programming in that it focuses more on the whole weekend, not just the later hours of the evening. Providing students with daytime and nighttime programs gives students something to do throughout the entire weekend. Unlike many other student activities events, in creating weekend programming, it can sometimes be hard to find similar programs at other universities for comparison or from whom to seek advice. Each university seems to have a unique way of pursuing weekend or late-night programming, while others may have no set staff or funding for weekend events. Different programs will work for different institutions, so it is important to note what your university needs. Perhaps weekend programming is going great for you or is not needed, while other schools may realize this is a programming niche that is lacking on their campuses and they would like to find funding and take the plunge. How do you change campus culture? To bring about a positive change, you must first have a positive attitude among everyone involved, including faculty, staff and students. This must start from the top down, beginning with support from the vice president of student affairs. however, it does not always have to be staff who initiate this change. Empowered students with a positive attitude can also make a huge change on campus. Once the program is established, though, you can then build your reputation and base of student attendees as a result of well-received events and from actually listening to feedback from students. As many of us know, the success of an event is not measured only through attendance numbers, but through its quality and the meaningful experience it provides students, as well. Weekend programs can change campus culture drastically by giving those who cannot go home on the weekends, or who want to stay and become involved, a place for entertainment and connection to the university and to other students. 12 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

Are you going from nothing to something? Your campus may not offer any kind of activities for students on the weekend. There may not even be any thought put towards changing that. But by starting small, you can create leaps towards making an impact on your campus. It may be daunting to begin working on programming for the weekends, but as we have seen at the University of West Georgia, it can be done. In the past five years, our weekend programming effort has grown from something small and limited to something that is affecting the whole campus and allows anyone to participate in creating weekend programs. Weekends West Georgia began five years ago and was designed to be run by a staff member and/or a graduate assistant who would be in charge of a set budget for the year in order to provide more weekend programming for students. Also, this year, the stay West Weekends initiative was created. Through this effort, more funds have been set aside so that other campus organizations can apply for funding to add even more events to our weekends. All of this would not be possible without the substantial support of our vice president of student Affairs, as well as support from some of the first initiators of weekend programming at the University of West Georgia. What if you do not have a budget for weekend programming? There are many ways to create weekend programming on campus, even without a budget designated for it. Know how much you realistically need to get started and ask for it from whatever may be the appropriate campus funding source. Even if you start small, with those funds, you are able to provide an event that had not previously existed on your campus and, hopefully, it can grow from there. If the event(s) are successful, you will be able to use that to support your request for more funding the following year. If you are a part of the student programming board on campus, you may try collaborating with other organizations or departments to combine funds and staffing to provide programs on weekends. You can also request funds from the funding committee on your campus. Our organization is funded by a student activity fee allocation committee that distributes funds to various departments and organizations that request money each year. We asked for more money to help fund various new initiatives such as Weekend Programs and Tailgating. We decided to make the request because we were confident our well-known organization could help provide fun programs on the weekend, not just during the week. With this new funding, the student Activities Council was able to put on a few big weekend events a year. There are many events that do not need funding and can be offered on the weekends. For example, you can work with the student center on your

campus to offer agility competitions in the gym or game tournaments in the game room. You can collaborate with programs that are already funded and in place, or team up with the university radio or television station to create a fun event. You can also work with your community to see what events are offered in town or what local officials might like to help bring to your campus on which you can collaborate. Do not let not having a fixed budget slow you down when generating ideas for weekend programs. Being creative and using your available resources can take you far. How do you market weekend events? The weekend population is different than others with which you might be used to working. It is composed of mostly students who are residents on campus or live close enough to come to an event if it appeals to them. Where are most residents hanging out on campus? The dining hall, residential community centers on campus, and student centers are good places to start in publicizing your weekend initiative to these students. Permanent displays with posters, handbills for students to take with them, and using the resources on campus to advertise for free, such as the campus newspaper, radio station or campus Tv channel, have proved to be effective ways to publicize events to this population of students. As always, continue to use Facebook to create events for and updates about weekend programming, and Twitter, as well as other, more conventional methods, such as yard signs, chalking and tabling. Collaboration can also be essential in promoting events. Why not take advantage of the reputation another department or group has on campus to extend your reach into the student population, getting your message to students who may not have seen or heard about your events before. As always, word-of-mouth is the best way to market weekend events because it makes the information much more personable and helps gives students who feel they don’t have a place on campus a sense of belonging they may not have found anywhere else. Aer all, weekend events are designed to keep students on campus over the weekends and give those who do stay something to do that is fun and engaging. How do you get weekend programming right? sometimes, realizing the right “fit” for programming is the key to its success. If weekend programming is housed in another office other than student activities, it can work. however, sometimes the programming will end up being more focused around that specific department’s goals rather than becoming generalized programming for all students on campus during the weekends. If it falls under the student activities umbrella, there is a better chance for the programming being tailored to reach a more general, campus-wise audience. It’s important to know the appropriate events and programs to pick for weekend programming success. Once an event has been well attended and you evaluate it as successful, it’s perfectly fine to offer that program again next year. most of the time, it will likely do well again. Know your crowd/audience and what they want and need out of weekend programming, though. make sure to add and publicize aspects of your programs that are likely to entice attendance, such as free food and/or giveaways, which always help bring students to an event. Free movies are simple and easy to put on as weekend events, but also realize that more interactive programs, such as laser tag, casino night or an arcade night may bring out even more students because they can have fun and hang out with friends as they participate. Also, a benefit to more interactive events is that they can continue longer than an hour or two. It is also a good idea to change the times you usually schedule weekend events. Try a Friday aernoon or evening event, as well as a saturday aernoon or evening event, switching it up each week. Depending on your campus, some events may even do well on a sunday aernoon or evening. Be open and flexible to trying different events, different hours and, sometimes, even different facilities for weekend events. There is one thing that can have a significant impact on your ability to offer weekend programming—the availability of facilities on the weekend.

As part of a Friday afternoon outdoor Earth Day celebration in April of 2011, the University of West Georgia gave students an opportunity to make their own tie-dyed T-shirts.

Oen, campuses have different hours for certain facilities and/or have fewer staff on duty during the weekends. This can definitely become an issue and will be something you will need to keep in mind as you plan and implement weekend programming.

About the Authors Melissa Hewitt is a graduate assistant at the University of West Georgia, where she works with Weekend

Programming while pursuing a master’s degree in professional counseling, with a concentration in student affairs. she holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from southern Polytechnic state University (GA). she has participated in the NACA® south regional Conference in 2010 and 2011 and served as its Graphics Competition Coordinator in 2011. Emily Teitelbaum is the coordinator of student Pro-

grams in the Center for student Involvement at the University of West Georgia. she holds a bachelor’s

degree in psychology from Denison University (Oh) and a master’s degree in higher education administration from southern Illinois University, where she was a graduate assistant in the University Programming Office. she most recently served as the Adviser resource Coordinator and as a Graduate mentor for the NACA® south regional Conference in 2011 and attended the NACA® Concert management Institute this past July. she also served as an Educational session reviewer for NACA® south in 2011 and presented on weekend programming at the Conference. Besides being active in NACA, she also holds memberships with the National Association of student Personnel Administrators (NAsPA) and American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

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By Stephanie Barry University of Indianapolis (IN) OU’rE PlANNING AN OFF-CAmPUs TrIP! If you’re like me, your suitcase is packed at least a week before the departure date or you have constant butterflies in your stomach due to the anticipation you feel. There is nothing quite like a university-sponsored trip. You are filled with excitement as you think about heading off campus for a while to take a night off or a short break from the hustle and bustle of academic life. But then, you start to panic; the thought of all the planning makes your heart race. There is so much to do! Emergency contact cards, transportation, signups and chaperones are just a few things that must be taken care of that are racing through your mind. Being off campus provides students with an opportunity to take time away from their busy college schedules, relieve some stress and, depending on the trip type, potentially gain new insight on their college experience. For the student event planner, off-campus trip planning provides new areas of experience and accomplishment within your student leadership position that will be of benefit aer graduation. Before you go anywhere, though, there are some considerations that need to be identified and resolved to help you prepare and get ready to have some fun!

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Identifying Your Trip Type There are different types of off-campus trips to plan, such as aernoon or night, day, overnight, and abroad trips. You should identify what type of trip you are planning before proceeding. here are some different types to consider. Afternoon/Night Trips

Aernoon/night trips can be defined as those that depart from campus and last only a few hours. Examples of these trips include taking students to play laser tag, participate in a museum tour, or attend a local theater production. A suggested planning timeframe for these trips is at least one to two months in advance if not longer, to secure all event details. Day Trips

Day trips are those in which you spend a considerable amount of time in a certain location. For example, you are planning to go to Boston or heading to six Flags Great America for the day. Participants arrive early in the morning and are transported to the location in order to spend the majority of the day exploring the city or hitting the park. Transportation and admission are included, but other expenses such as food and other extras are the students’ responsibility. If you are spending the day in a city, you may pay for some area attractions, or you can give the students the option to explore the city on their own by guiding them with maps and a list of area attractions. For participants to get the most out of the day, you will most likely leave the location late and return to campus late, as well, possibly in the early morning hours. The meeting location and departure time at the end of the day should be clearly and firmly communicated to students prior to getting off the bus when you have arrived at your trip destination. A suggested timeframe for planning these trips should be at least two to three months, if not longer.

or any items found missing from your itinerary or budget. Plotting out expenses and trip logistics early on will not only help you, it also saves a lot of time and energy later when you are more focused on solidifying logistics and reaching out to participants. Use old trip itineraries and event evaluations and notes from previous trips to make necessary adjustments. When creating a sample itinerary, considerations to keep in mind are: • meeting and pick-up times • hotel check-in and check-out times • Flight check-in and departures times • meal times • Free time periods When creating a sample budget, make sure to ask for price quotes, so your numbers reflect accurately what will be spent. some other considerations to keep in mind are: • Transportation costs—coach bus, airfare or similar fare, rental vehicles and taxi rides, plus tips, gas fill-ups, tolls, etc. • registration/admission fees • If being provided, meal costs, plus tips • hotel costs per room • Emergency cash For abroad trips, it is important to note a few important items. Going abroad is expensive and participants will most likely be responsible for the majority of the costs of the trip. The university may pay for items such as tipping, a meal, or group transportation costs, but cannot pay full trip expenses per student. Another important consideration is the exchange rate and knowing the value of the currency of the country you will be visiting. Although the exchange rate is changing daily, you will need to be prepared for this. What may cost $100 in the United states may cost a lot more or less, depending where you are going. There are great websites, such as, http://www.x-rates.com/ that will help you learn more about the current exchange rate and what that really means when comparing the value of your American dollar to a British pound or a Euro, etc.

Overnight Trips

These types of trips can be associated with attending a conference or convention, as well as a retreat. Depending on your institution, senior trips may fall in this category, too. An example of an overnight trip can be your programming board attending an NACA regional conference and figuring out logistics such as hotel accommodations, transportation and places to eat. At least three to four months, if not longer, should be spent planning these trips in order secure logistical details, such as flights and hotel accommodations. Abroad Trips

As you may have guessed, abroad trips are associated with traveling with participants outside of the country for a cultural and educational experience. In order to properly plan for these types of trips, you truly need to work well ahead of your departure date. For example, if you were planning a spring break trip to spain, you should start planning during the summer months prior to the start of the fall semester and consistently be working on trip logistics and with participants throughout the semester. Please do not expect these types of trips to be planned at the last minute or within a couple of months. There are a lot of factors to keep in mind, such as students obtaining or renewing passports and flight arrangements, so give yourself enough time and be consistent in completing tasks associated with this type of trip. You should spend six months, if not longer, preparing for these trips. No matter what the trip type, before you start planning, make sure you consult your student activities office before making any arrangements. You must verify that your student organization is following appropriate university protocol and event planning steps and guidelines. Trip Itinerary and Budget A trip itinerary and budget should be completed by the event planner and reviewed by the club advisor or the student activities office before reserving or booking anything. They may be able to assist you with discounts 16 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

Transportation It is important to know what your institution’s policy regarding offcampus transportation may be and adhere to it. If you are not going too far away from campus, carpooling may be a low-cost and more convenient option for aernoon/night trips. however, some institutions may not allow this for liability reasons. It is important to work with your student activities office to note what the policy may be for your school. For aernoon/night trips, I would recommend promoting the event with carpooling as the offered form of transportation, if your institution allows it. For an event planner, it saves costs and is more convenient for students who may be on a tight schedule. For example, you might be visiting a museum and half the students have finished exploring it or need to go to work, while the others want to spend more time at an exhibit. Those who are finished or need to leave may do so, but they should let you, the event planner, know when they are leaving. This way, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the trip while observing their personal schedules. Prior to departure, you should select a common place on campus to meet so you are aware of how many people will be taking the trip, as well as determine how many participants may need a ride. In such a transportation arrangement, some participants should be willing to drive and provide transportation for fellow students. For day trips, overnight trips and abroad trips, there should be one mode of transportation for participants, such as a coach bus, rental vehicles, or another mode of group transportation. Participants should take this form of transportation only, unless there are reasonable requests made by participants prior to departure that are approved by the event planner or chaperone. If your final destination is across the country or an ocean, airplanes, buses and trains are more appropriate modes of transportation. Please note that this may mean higher costs in your trip budget and such accommodations should be reserved at least two months prior to departure. These arrangements

should be made in the presence of a student activities staff member, or the office should know ahead of time about this kind of travel purchase.

Important Contact Information Before you take any trip, it is important to know the phone number for your student activities office, as well as for the campus police or public safety office. Aer calling for emergency assistance, always call the student activities office. however, if an emergency happens aer hours, call the campus police or public safety office. Do this for several reasons: 1. If, for example, someone goes to the hospital or a car accident has just occurred, the student or chaperone should call the university to inform them of the situation. If the student activities office is closed when you call, campus safety will be able to give the message to the appropriate people. It is extremely important that the university is alerted. The university may receive phone calls, especially from parents, if an emergency occurs on a school-sponsored trip. You should provide as much detail as possible and discuss how the situation was handled to help the institution understand what is happening and how it can be of support. 2. Call the school if something happens to the chaperone. For the example, the chaperone could become ill and need medical attention. The event planner should contact the university about the situation. The university can guide and support the students for the rest of the trip or send another university official to the trip location immediately to assist, if necessary.

Chaperones Depending on your institution, the need for a chaperone depends on the trip type and logistics involved. Based on trip attendance, more than one chaperone may be needed to assist with the number of participants and, potentially, the details related to the trip. A chaperone will be needed for day, overnight and abroad trips, especially when the university is providing transportation for all participants. When a trip involves a lot of detail and has more students in attendance, it is important to have a faculty and staff member with you to assist with unexpected or unanticipated issues that may arise. Although the event planner should be enforcing university policies, participants may be more receptive to them when there is an official university presence on the trip. Also, it is nice to have backup, so that the event planner may have some time to enjoy the trip and be supported when issues do arise. Chaperones should be full-time faculty or staff members at your institution. most likely, a chaperone will be your club advisor; however, if they are unable to do it, you may ask the student activities office for suggestions. Expectations of chaperones may include, but are not limited to: Before leaving for an after• Attending the trip in its ennoon/evening trip, all particitirety, traveling with students pants should have the contact to and from the destination, information for the event planand staying in the same acWhen students go on offner. The event planner should commodations as the stusupply their name and cell dents; campus trips sponsored by the phone number in case partici• Upholding the policies and college or university, they ten pants end up lost or need other procedures set forth in the d to forget that, although they ar assistance during the trip, or institution’s student hande if they need to inform the event book while away; off campus, the same polic ies planner they are heading back • reporting major incidents and procedures that are in to campus. and misconduct upon reeffect on campus still apply more information is needed turn to the student activities to for day, overnight and abroad office; them as they travel. trips. Before departing, the • Being aware of travel event planner and chaperone(s) arrangements and logistics; should gather the following in• Providing contact informaformation from each particition to the students, as well pant: as knowing emergency con• Full name (no nicknames); tact information for each student participating on the trip; • Cell phone number to call during the trip, if necessary; • Being aware of the room assignments of students (who is in each • Emergency contact’s name; room, room numbers, etc.); • Emergency contact’s relationship to the student (it is important to • Assisting with trip logistics (driving a vehicle, checking into the know who you may be calling in relation to the participant if an hotel, etc.); emergency arises); • handling emergencies, situations, etc., that may arise using their best • Emergency contact phone number (a cell or home phone number to judgment; call); and • setting check-in times or expectations for students each day; and • For an abroad trip, the chaperone and event planner should have at • having fun! It’s a trip, aer all! least one copy of each participant’s passport in case it is lost or stolen. It is important for the student event planner to arrange a meeting with This will save time at the Us Embassy abroad in order to receive a chaperones prior to trip departure. This is to allow the student to meet the new one, which will be required to get back to the United states. chaperone(s), if they have not been acquainted in the past, as well as Both the event planner and the chaperone should have this information discuss trip logistics and expectations. If they have any questions or on them at all times during the trip, as it may be needed if an emergency concerns, as well as their own expectations, this is a prime opportunity to arises or if participants need to be contacted with any trip updates (for discuss them and work out any details before the pre-trip meeting. example, new meeting time, location, etc.). A copy of this information Based on the chaperones’ prior experience with off-campus trips, it may should be provided to the student activities office, as well, so they can have be in their best interest to meet with a representative of the student it on file if they need to reference it. activities office. The student activities staff will be able to give them a more Another important piece that would be beneficial for the event planner, realistic idea of what to expect while accompanying students off campus. chaperone, and participants is an emergency contact card. Each participant If the trip does not require a university faculty or staff member to serve should get one on the departure day. If you feel it necessary, you can create as a chaperone, the student event planner should be aware of what is a contact card for aernoon/night trips. The card should include the expected of them as the trip leader, and be comfortable with trip logistics following helpful and important information for them as they embark on and any need to address unexpected issues if they arise. January/February 2012 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM 17

the trip: • Event planner cell phone number; • Chaperone cell phone number; • Name, address and phone number of the hotel; • The school’s campus police/public safety phone number; and • Other reminders, such as meeting times, convenient local phone numbers, etc. Ticket Sales/Sign-Ups Before you depart for any trip, it is essential to know how many participants to expect. Promotion for the trip should inform students of the limited number of participants that can be accommodated, as well as when and where they can sign-up, so they know where they need to be and that space is limited. “First-come, first served” are appropriate words in these instances. No matter how you have students sign up for trips, whether it is via tabling in your student center, an online database, or signup sheet in your student activities office, it should be available about two weeks prior to the departure date. Aer a week, you should check signups to see if more of a promotional push is needed. If it’s a couple days before the trip and signup numbers are low, you may want to cancel the trip, as well as reservations and transportation. When making arrangements, it is necessary to note cancellation policies and what stipulations may be applied. For abroad trips, you should work with the student activities office, as it will be able to guide you regarding the appropriate course of action for signups for these types of trips. All trip participants should be in good academic and social standing with the university, especially those students attending an overnight or abroad trip. Your adviser or the student activities office will have access to these files and will be able to look into this for you. Pre-Trip Meeting If you are planning a conference trip, overnight trip or especially an abroad trip, a mandatory pre-trip meeting for all participants should be conducted. The chaperone should be strongly encouraged to attend this meeting and be an active participant. Trip logistics should be discussed, such as meeting times, items to pack, important contact information, the trip itinerary, and any other relevant information that needs to be addressed. This is the prime opportunity for participants to meet each other, as well as gather all the emergency information needed. most importantly, expectations should be vocalized and reinforced by the trip chaperone. When students go on off-campus trips sponsored by the college or university, they tend to forget that, although they are off campus, the same

policies and procedures that are in effect on campus still apply to them as they travel. Failure to adhere to such rules and policies will lead to judicial action against a student and, depending on the severity of an infraction, a sanction may be applied to the hosting club or organization, too. For abroad trips, monthly meetings should be scheduled. The meetings should review trip logistics and address any questions or concerns, as well as prepare participants for the culture and what to expect abroad. For example, before a trip to spain, you may want to ask a spanish professor to give a basic language lesson of important and useful words and phrases participants will want to know. Others areas to include are a country’s history, cuisine, expected weather and safety concerns. Before You Depart As you hit the road, take to the skies, or however you plan to get there, remember that off-campus trips cannot be planned in a day. Depending on the type of trip you are planning, make sure you use your time before you leave wisely and plan ahead. seek guidance, advice and support from your student activities office. You are not alone and they are there to help you and point you in the right direction. From personal experience, I can tell you that something unexpected will always happen. however, if your time is spent appropriately before the trip, you will be better able to handle any unexpected situation in a calm and rational manner. As the event planner, you will want to get all the logistics completed ahead of time so when the trip’s departure date finally arrives, you are relaxed and ready to have some fun. Bon voyage!

About the Author Stephanie Barry is a student activities coordinator in student services at the University of Indianapolis. she previously served as a graduate assistant in Campus Programming and leadership at southern New hampshire University, where she earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership. she also holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from the school. Active in NACA, she was a Graduate Intern at the 2010 NACA® National Convention and participated in the NACA® New Professionals seminar.

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Sunrise at Kitty Hawk, NC, where an Outpost hang gliding and sea kayaking outing took place.

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WilDeRNess How Outdoor Programming Can Work with Student Activities By

Jordan hale Duke University (NC)

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Setting the Context N ThE FAll OF 2009, the Office of student Activities and the Campus recreation Department at Duke University (NC) decided to unite on a variety of outdoor adventure program offerings. One of the main considerations of the collaboration was consistency with respect to liability concerns and to be compliant with university safety regulations. however, what emerged was a beautiful synergy between two departments that meets the needs of our student community in a way we never previously imagined. From amazing outdoor programs to a comprehensive trip leader program, the Duke Outpost and the Campus recreation Department have discovered a programming niche we believe will be sustained on campus for years to come.

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In the Beginning The Duke Outpost was initiated at Duke University in the fall of 2007 and was designed for two operations: run the Duke Bike Program and check out outdoor adventure equipment to students. The original program vision was to fulfill a programmatic gap our office felt existed on campus. There was no arena for students to informally recreate. Our students were either over-achievers in this area or were not involved in outdoor adventure programming. Nevertheless, no matter whether it might be a quick biking excursion with friends or a weekend camping trip, the Outpost’s vision was to get students beyond the walls of Duke and take advantage of the North Carolina and mid-Atlantic landscape. Over the course of a few semesters, as the program progressed and there was an increase in popularity with checking out the available equipment, the Outpost decided to take a bold step: we would begin leading trips. Because our operation was housed in a student activities office, we had much to consider as we began our trip program.

Pictured is a group of students on an Outpost Backpacking 101 trip in the fall of 2010. The two most obvious hurdles were funding and liability. Taking groups of students off campus can not only be expensive, there is also a risk associated with these programs that we needed to better understand before we fully executed our idea. so we took the necessary steps of craing a mission statement, reading outdoor education literature, and consulting with the Duke Outing Club, which was our campus’ extreme outdoor adventure organization that already had a similar program in place. Using these conversations to formulate our vision, we decided we would tailor our program to beginners who were hoping to get a head start in outdoor programs. We would teach them the basics, provide them the exposure they needed and hope participants would continually use our program to gain access to resources in order to further their outdoor pursuits. little did we know this model would open doors for a partnership with another campus office. 22 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

Launching the Outdoor Adventure Series As the Duke Outpost continued to develop its identity within the student activities office, it became clear to us there were vital links between outdoor leadership education and student programming opportunities. Around the same time, The Campus recreation Office within the Athletic Department was hoping to begin a similar programmatic offering as a part of its semester activities. Aer several meetings and brainstorming sessions, the Duke Outpost and the Campus recreation Department launched the Outdoor Adventure series. The mission of the program involved “engaging students beyond the walls of campus, and taking them to their learning edges in the North Carolina wilderness.” Once we worked with our corporate risk office to provide consistent information on our liability forms, we were set to launch our first round of trips. Three staff members began to work together on developing trip ideas, coordinating registrations, and finding effective ways to promote these offerings to our students. We knew there was an audience yearning for these programs to be offered; we just needed to let them know what exciting opportunities were being made available to them. We started with local trips we called “101’s,” which included camping, paintballing, backpacking, kayaking and biking. Although things started slowly, eventually we had a pretty steady student crowd of participants and our trips began to take the form we anticipated. It seemed that every week we had some sort of activity occurring. We found ourselves leading a camping trip, taking students out to play paintball or to biking on trails around campus. Using the popular short-course format, we wanted to give participants a glimpse of the different activities the state had to offer. We increased our programmatic offerings by teaming up with local venues to host a variety of programs, including pumpkin carvings, campfire cooking demonstrations, and our ever-popular wild edibles course. Each semester, we met as a group to make sure this programmatic structure still was effective and to generate more creative ideas we knew would pique student interest. We soon realized that long weekend trips were not as successful as daylong excursions, so we continued to offer more programs that gave participants a “crash course” in a variety of outdoor adventure areas. We took trips to other North Carolina schools, including Appalachian state, NC state and UNC-Greensboro, to see how they organized their programs and what areas we were missing in our offerings. We utilized these institutions as benchmarks for how we hoped our program might grow. Despite the popularity of our programs, there was one thing we quickly realized: WE NEEDED hElP. Despite our passion and dedication to outdoor programming, we could not keep up with the demand from students. We were losing all our nights and weekends and we needed to find a balance to ensure a sustained quantity and quality of programs. We discovered a viable solution right in front of us, which truly highlighted the importance of our work being connected to a student activities office: our students. Trip-Leader Training As we reached our programming zenith, we decided to align with our university’s academic mission and develop a trip-leader training course. This course would not be for credit, but we hoped it would give students who were interested in the outdoors some leadership education and opportunities to teach something they loved outside of the classroom. We started by hosting an on-campus information session to see who might be our earliest participants. We reached out to members of our student staff and the Duke Outing Club to make sure we reached our target audience of potential trip-leader training participants. Once we had gathered a core group of potential trip leaders, we sought to find ways to maximize their time and keep them engaged in the planning process. Our hope was that, eventually, they would take the lead in planning and executing the trips and we could supervise their efforts to make sure the intended learning outcomes (which include Wilderness First Aid [a program of the Wilderness safety Council], critical thinking, survival skills and understanding group dynamics) were properly assessed.

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with students on campus and supplement the academic mission of our institutions. We have found that outdoor adventure programming provides us with this opportunity, opens a world of possibilities in programming, and engages students in a way that is unique with respect to our traditional operations.

Kayaking in the North Carolina Sound near Kitty Hawk. In addition, this work makes our trip leaders consider many factors that will impact their travel, including everything from insurance to participant dietary needs. We were able to pull most of this information from preexisting documents we use with our programming board for planning programs. The format of the pre-existing documents was easily adaptable to our Outdoor Adventure series needs and helped make sure all involved parties had the information they needed. This collaborative model has proven to be a huge success for the series. The students love organizing the trips, feel they are getting tangible skills from their work and are oen excited to be doing something outside of studying for exams. however, there are oen challenges that arise now that the program is nearly totally student run. Our students have been extremely competent in the work they have done, but there are times they do not complete the tasks assigned and it makes trips difficult to execute. staff expectations are sometimes put on the back burner when a student “crisis” comes up, and our staff must step in to complete necessary tasks. Additionally, the timelines on which our student staff and university team members work tend to vary. Despite these few and minor challenges, this program has been a rewarding one for all involved. We have seen our participant numbers continue to grow, we have cancelled fewer trips each semester and we are building great relationships with local adventure programmers. In the Future The future for outdoor adventures at Duke University is both bright and daunting. Any time the word “potential” is associated with a program, it is both a gi and a curse. There are many areas (space, resources, staffing) that can present obstacles in continuing a relationship between student activities and outdoor adventure programming. however, in our case, we have been able to build many bridges during the last few years that we feel will be true assets to campus life. There is no doubt that the trip-leader program will continue and our students are engaged in it. Also, under consideration is converting the trip-leader program into a division-wide leadership model in order to continually build links among our department and others on campus. This will also help in assessing pro-

grams, which is another area in which we hope to improve in the future. We want to ensure the learning outcomes we have dictated to our students are what they are gaining from participating in this program. Additionally, there are plans to make this a university course so that students will receive credit similar to that offered for other academic pursuits. Keeping It Simple and Student Driven In student affairs, and especially in student activities, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with students on campus and supplement the academic mission of our institutions. We have found that outdoor adventure programming provides us with this opportunity, opens a world of possibilities in programming, and engages students in a way that is unique with respect to our traditional operations. Normally, this kind of programming is hosted in athletics or recreation departments, but there is real value that comes from hosting these programs in a student activities office. For example, in Outdoor Adventure series, we provide student leadership development—something we already do with our regular programming. At Duke, we are keeping it simple, making it student driven, and doing all we can to engage the campus community. We hope the roots planted here will continue to yield productive programming fruit in the future.

About the Author Jordan Hale is a program coordinator in the Office of student Activities & Facilities at Duke University (NC). Active in NACA, hale currently serves on the NACA® Foundation steering Committee. Throughout his involvement, he has served as a leadership Fellow, a leadership Fellows mentor, as a Diversity Activities Group member and as the NACA® south regional Conference Planning Committee Treasurer. he holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of massachusetts-Amherst.

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thRee-PACk WeekeND high-Frequency, low-Risk Programming By

katherine lucas gettier Elon University (NC)

Rip Chord, a men’s a cappella group, performs at Midnight Meals.

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hIlE COllEGE sTUDENTs lOvE BIG CONCErTs, special events and freebies, the student Union Board at Elon University (NC) has to come to realize the importance of regular events being available to students during the weekends. students need to know they will always have something interesting and fun to do on the weekends. But first, let me provide a little background on Elon University and the student Union Board. Elon is a small private school in central North Carolina with approximately 5,600 students. We have a very engaged population, and a majority of our student leaders hold more than one leadership position. Our student body is predominantly commuter, with most students living in off-campus apartments and houses. Because of this, we have struggled with attracting commuter students to events in the evenings and on weekends The student Union Board (sUB) is comprised of 12 Executive Board members and hundreds of committee members. The Executive Board consists of a President, vice President of membership, vice President of Finance, vice President of Administration, music Chair, stage Chair, two Public relations Chairs, two special Events Chairs, and two sUBlive Chairs. sUB’s mission is to “contract for and coordinate a variety of entertaining programs for all the members of the Elon community. Our goal is to provide a more enjoyable and purposeful life for all members of the community by sponsoring entertaining social, educational and multicultural activities that augment each student’s physical, emotional and intellectual growth.” During the past 10 years, the student Union Board (sUB) implemented three programming series: midnight meals, sUBlive, and sUBcinema, which were responsible for programming on Thursday, Friday and saturday nights, respectively. These programs focused on giving students an alternative option on weekend nights for students who didn't want to go out drinking or engage in any other “high-risk” activities. Midnight Meals midnight meals started out as a request from the Office of the President and has evolved into one of the most popular events on campus. Every Thursday, students meet in the moseley student union at 11 pm and can spend an hour relaxing with friends, taking a study break, and enjoying free entertainment and food. Entertainment ranges from student a cappella groups and themed bingo tournaments, to karaoke nights, NACA performers, and much more. We found that the more interactive the program, the better the turnout. sUB also provides a meal during this time, provided by Aramark, our school caterer. In the past, we have served pizza, hot wings and chicken nuggets, etc. The promise of free food at any event is a great way to attract college students. Because our event is a late-night, alcohol-free event, we have been able to work with our school to obtain a budget specifically for midnight meals food. schools are always trying to promote safe activities and are likely to work with you on funding if you are holding such an activity. During my time as sUB President, I was responsible for booking, planning and executing the event. Each board member was required to sign up to run at least one night, so that the events weren’t too burdensome for one executive. sUB purchased sound equipment so we would not need to rely on tech support and, each semester, we extensively train our executives on the equipment. Executives show up before the show to set up any sound equipment needed and make sure the performer is ready to go. They stay during the event to ensure things run smoothly and then are responsible for equipment takedown at the end of the night. It is very important to make sure that members are properly trained on all equipment. At the beginning of the year (2010), we oen had a few execs who, while responsible for setup, would arrive and realize they did not know what they were doing, ultimately requiring assistance from other executives. In terms of booking different forms of entertainment, we found that securing attractions through NACA® Block Booking and co-sponsoring with

SUB Executive Board members are photographed with Justin Kredible (center), who performed for Midnight Meals at Elon University (NC). other organizations were the most successful practices. Block Booking is fantastic, because you can work with schools in your area to bring in great events at drastically lower prices. Co-sponsoring is also great because you get fresh ideas and help with event execution, and also build relationships with other student leaders, which can come in handy later on. SUBlive sUBlive is a Friday night series, built predominantly around music and, occasionally, comedy. The chairs for this committee held a Battle of the Bands near the beginning of the school year (2010) to discover student talent. Aer that point, the acts consisted of a mix of student artists and bands that we found through NACA. sUBlive also holds a stand-up comedy night to find student comedians. The winners then perform as the opening acts for comedians we book through NACA. By utilizing student talent, you can spread your budget further, and crowds tend to be larger due to students attending to support their friends. A few years back, Elon University purchased a nearby, off-campus bar. This proved to be an amazing programming space and, surprisingly, reduced high-risk behavior among students. With the bar being a university building, we have had strict control over the carding process. This has ensured that underage students weren’t drinking, and we could reasonably limit the consumption among students who were of legal age. I recognize that not all programming boards have access to such a programming space. Before the university acquired the bar, we used different spaces in our student union building. For student talent, more intimate, “coffee-house” spaces were best, while larger NACA performers were housed in our performance hall. When we held events on campus, our sUBlive co-chairs worked with Elon Auxiliary services for grants to provide free soda and food at events. If events are late-night and alcohol-free, there may be many grants available for you through your school or even through corporations such as CocaCola. As I said earlier, it is very important to have a close relationship with student talent. During the 2009-2010 year, we booked a British band through NACA. however, only days before the performance, the band was deported, leaving us with little time to come up with an alternative show. Fortunately, we had an amazing group of student performers ready to step in and ended up with an awesome event. SUBcinema sUBcinema originally started as a once-a-month program in which sUB screened an early movie that had ended its theatrical run, but was not yet on DvD. As the program grew more and more popular, we made the January/February 2012 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM 25

SUB Executive Board and Committee members enjoy a meet-and-greet with Safety Suit aer a SUBlive event. transition to a weekly event on every saturday night through our special Events Committee. College students are so diverse that you can show a range of movies, from kids’ films to the latest horror flick. Both Despicable Me and Knocked Up were two of our more popular movies. This is a great event that allows for theme nights, co-sponsorship and more. students loved the costume contests and trivia games based around our harry Potter nights. Throwbacks like 10 Things I Hate About You and Boondock Saints are among the most attended movies on Elon’s campus. At the beginning of college football season, we have shown football movies, like The Blind Side or Remember the Titans, in the football stadium in partnership with the Elon football team. It has been a great way to kick off the school year and get everyone excited for football season. When we first switched to a weekly series, our movies started at 9 pm, but we found that sometimes attendance would be slim. In order to make the series more effective, we moved the movie starting time to 8 pm. With this slight time change, even those who wanted to go out or do something

else later in the evening had time to attend. Additionally, we provide free popcorn at every movie, so those who chose to go out aer the movie le with fuller stomachs. For the films, we have a contract with swank Productions (mO) [swank Productions is just one of a number of film providers in the NACA membership. For a complete list, check the NACA® Membership Directory online at http://www.naca.org/membership/Currentmembers/Pages/membershipDirectory.aspx.] Each week, a new movie is mailed to us, and returning movies is as simple as dropping the box off at a UPs store. In addition to our regular sound equipment, we have a projector and inflatable screen. While it sounds cumbersome, all this equipment fits on a cart that is stored in our adviser’s office and doesn’t take up too much space at all. If you choose to show movies outside, it is crucial that you develop a relationship with your physical plant and grounds staff. Keep them updated on your schedule, so that the sprinklers don’t accidentally go off during a movie. We had this happen to our board last year, and it took five execs an hour or so to move all the equipment out of harm’s way and work to dry it off as best we could. It was a grueling process, and I wouldn’t wish it upon any board. When Things Go Wrong It’s important to remember that sometimes things will go wrong, no matter how much planning is involved. Once, I booked a singer for midnight meals and arrived in time to set up the sound equipment for one performer. When he arrived, he came with an entire band, with everyone ready to perform. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to find enough equipment and set it up, so it became a solo performance. he was a good sport about it, but I felt bad for the band members who had to sit around all evening. most importantly, never take any relationship for granted. By taking the time to regularly thank any on-campus support staff, you will help ensure they are willing to help you the next time you need something. Even a simple thank-you card from your programming board can go a long way. maintain contact with vendors and performers in the time leading up to any event to smooth out details and prevent any possible mistakes.

The Elon University Student Union Board’s Executive Board at its spring 2011 end-of-the-year banquet. 26 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

in terms of booking different forms of entertainment, we found that securing attractions through NACA® Block Booking and co-sponsoring with other organizations were the most successful practices.

Marketing marketing for regular events is very simple, but can be extremely effective. Because events occur on the same day and at the same time each week, you don’t have to worry about changes. We had cups made that listed all our weekly events, as well as our larger events. This way, our students had a simple reminder that every weekend, they have at least three programs to choose from. sUB also had white paper bags printed bearing our logo and contact information to use for serving popcorn at sUBcinema. Weekly events are also great for helping promote upcoming events. Our Pr chairs had a slideshow template prepared, and each week they would fill it with information on upcoming events for the next weekend, along with any larger events occurring that month. Finally, utilize online resources. sUB has a website, as well as a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. These resources can serve to recruit new members, post a calendar of events and further promote events. Through social media, we are able to reach far more students and get more information across to our target audience than through simple flyers, posters and word-of-mouth.

About the Author Katherine Lucas Gettier is a recent graduate of Elon University (NC), where she earned a bachelor’s degree

in public administration. During her time in college, she worked as a residence life assistant and also served as president and secretary of the student Union Board. she plans to enter graduate school next fall to pursued an advanced degree in accounting.

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(career preparation center)

The Career Preparation Center is designed to serve professional staff and students entering the field of student affairs and professionals seeking new directions or career opportunities. Services offered include résumé reviews, mock interviews, mock phone interviews, career coaching, information sessions, educational resources and other educational offerings. Various experienced professionals from around the nation will be available to serve Career Preparation Center participants. The Career Preparation Center will be open during the 2012 NACA National Convention on: Saturday from 3–6:30 pm Sunday from 8:30–11:30 am and 1:30–4 pm Monday from 8:30 am–4 pm Tuesday from 8:30 am–12 noon. Résumé Reviews During the NACA National Convention, CPC offers you the opportunity to have your résumé reviewed by seasoned professionals who will take an in-depth look at your professional history. This service will help you sharpen and improve your résumé so you can successfully market your skills, education and abilities. Educational Sessions/Offerings The CPC will track and advertise the Convention’s educational sessions/offerings that are focused on career development for graduates and professionals in the field of student affairs. This information will be available at the CPC booth so that attendees know where to go with ease and make the most of their Convention development opportunities. Educational Resources Educational resources will be compiled from archived Campus Activities ProgrammingTM Magazine articles and other sources that include information on job searches, interview tips and career planning and preparation. Student Affairs Job Search Resource Binder for Individuals Any graduate/professional seeking a job in student affairs may submit multiple copies of their résumé for potential employers to review during the Convention. Résumés should be submitted to the CPC on Saturday, February 25, between 3 pm–6:30 pm.

Student Affairs Job Search Resource Binder for Institutions Institutions looking for prospective employees may submit multiple copies of open job descriptions for graduates/professionals to review during the Convention. Job descriptions should be submitted to the CPC on Saturday, February 25, between 3 pm–6:30 pm. Mock Interviews and Mock Phone Interviews To simulate real job interviews, the CPC will offer graduates and professionals the opportunity to participate in mock interviews and/or mock phone interviews conducted by experienced professionals. The mock phone interviews will help you improve your techniques and skills that will maximize the impact you have on the interviewer. The mock interviews will help you improve your interview skills, reduce anxiety, provide you with valuable feedback and increase your ability to sell yourself as a student affairs professional. Career Coaching Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with experienced professionals to receive vital coaching on their career aspirations. While the coaching will be specific and unique to each participant, the basics of career coaching will center on advising, real-life strategizing, maintaining personal and professional balance and career advising. The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), in cooperation with NASPA, ACUHO-I, NODA, ASCA, AFA and HigherEdJobs.com is proud to announce The Placement Exchange will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, March 7–11, 2012. During the 2012 NACA National Convention, the CPC will offer information on The Placement Exchange, the premier job placement event for student affairs professionals. Go to www.theplacementexchange.org for more details.

Ask Me WhAt I’M DoIng tonIght Current Trends in Late-Night Programming By

kaitlyn Moran North Carolina State University

sharon Blumenstock Boston College (MA)

On a Friday afternoon, if you were to ask random students on your campus, “What are you doing tonight?”, what would their responses be? The answers you’d receive would probably vary greatly from student to student. You might hear that students are planning to go to a party, watch a movie in their room, go to a campus athletic event, or attend an on-campus program. In recent years, the selection and variety of programs offered on campus during weekend evenings has increased dramatically. Late-night programming, in response to the alcohol culture, is becoming a trend across the nation. This type of programming can provide social options for students in a safe environment and, in this way, make a positive impact on the alcohol culture. Late-night programming can be a great way to introduce new, fun and innovative programs into your campus life. We will provide an overview of late-night programming organizations, examples of events, challenges to late-night programming, and suggested methods of assessment so you, too, can start a late-night programming initiative on your campus or improve the one you already have.

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Where Do You Begin? Late-night programming can be a daunting undertaking. Being thoughtful in your approach to this task will make it more manageable and effective. It is imperative that administrators from across the university support student affairs staff when beginning late-night programming endeavors. Although the student activities office staff are oen the ones who are spearheading these efforts, without university-wide support, these programs cannot succeed. Everyone on campus from dining and athletics to conference services and residential life must be on board. With these partners, you can obtain more space and resources for programs, as well as attract increased attendance. Every layer of the university must also realize the importance of late-night programming, from graduate assistants to the president, in order for you to be successful in changing the campus culture. Late-night programming affects the entire student body, and the programs cannot take place in a silo where only one office or level provides support. Once you have these collaborators in place, then you can start to work on the details of your latenight program. We surveyed eight institutions across the country about their late-night programming. These universities varied in institution type, including sector (public/private), religious affiliation, location in relation to cities (urban/suburban/rural), and number of undergraduate students. With the information from professionals at these schools, combined with our own knowledge and experiences, we have compiled trends and suggestions we have found useful in starting or adding to a late-night program on campus. structures of organizations If you want to start late-night programming efforts on your campus, you will need some specific group of people to begin to plan and execute the programs. Campuses across the nation have taken different approaches to this. When we asked various institutions how they tackle late-night programming, each gave different answers. Some schools have larger programming boards and a portion of their programming happens to occur during late-night weekend hours, without the intentionality of late-night programming. Others have a committee on their central programming board that is responsible for holding weekend programs, and still others report they have an organization solely devoted to planning events during the weekend evenings. Institutions that have programming bodies specifically dedicated to latenight programming seem to attract more first- and second-year students to their events than upper-class students. Schools that have larger programming boards where some events happen to occur during the late-night hours seem to attract students from all class years at their late-night events. This may be because of the types of events offered, or may be due to the fact that upperclass students are less likely to attend an event that is marketed as a late-night program since they may associate these events as activities they participated in during their early college years. Aer you decide the mission of the group, you must then determine who will comprise and advise it. Some schools we surveyed have students, staff and graduate students involved in the planning process of their late-night programs. Other institutions exclusively have a staff member and graduate students planning events for the undergraduate population on their campuses. Some schools have student volunteers, such as members of a campus activities board, while others compensate students to run late-night events, such as student union managers. Resources at your institution and your campus culture will determine what structure will work best for you. You will need to decide which approach is best for your campus. typical events and Frequency The frequency of events on campuses varies immensely. Some schools offer a few late-night programs each semester, while others have as many as two programs every weekend evening. Some programs are more traditionbased, such as an all-night party once a semester in the student center, while others are consistent and occur weekly, such as trivia every Thursday night 30 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

in the dining hall or showings of a newly released movie in a classroom space, and still others are original. The types of events universities sponsor vary greatly and depend highly on the campus culture and resources. Here are some examples of successful events from different institutions: ● Concerts and comedians (including student, small-name and big-name acts) ● Dances (eg, themed, costumed, specific class year, specific types of dancing with lessons provided) ● Movies (newer releases, as well as classic favorites) ● Variety performers (eg, hypnotists or ventriloquists) ● Late-night parties with varying events such as casino games, inflatables and novelty item giveaways ● Trivia, bingo or other game nights ● Athletic or recreational events (eg, basketball tournaments, ping pong tournaments, roller or ice skating) ● Themed programming or arts-and-cras events with take home souvenirs (eg, stuff-a-bear, cupcake decorating, T-shirt decorating or tie-dyeing) In addition to these event ideas, collaborations with student organizations and other offices oen lead to successful events. Involving other organizations in programming increases the number of people with a stake in the event, which generally broadens the audience and, therefore, increases event attendance. Collaborating also increases available resources as well as diversifies the type of programming that can occur. For example, at Boston College (MA), the late-night programming organization frequently partners with various culture clubs to sponsor events, such as Dreamcatcher Making with the Society of Native American People and Karaoke Night with the Japan Club. Teaming up with other offices can also diversify programming, such as collaborating with Athletics to sponsor free ice-skating in the hockey arena. Challenges of Late-night Programming When you start or expand upon late-night programming at your institution, there are challenges you might face. These include: overprogramming, lack of programmable space, budget issues, battling the “party scene” on and off campus, and marketing. Below we give you some suggestions colleges have used to help combat some of these challenges and create successful programming on their campuses. Overprogramming

Overprogramming can be a big challenge, especially on large campuses with active student bodies. With so many student organizations, there are always myriad events occurring at any given time, and students may not have the energy to attend so many programs. It is good to offer options to students for their weekend evenings, but with too many choices, students may feel overwhelmed or not know about every event that is happening. One way to address this challenge is to collaborate with other organizations to reduce the number of events occurring at one time. When multiple groups work together to sponsor one large-scale program, there will be more buy-in from the student body, resulting in increased attendance. Also, there will not be competing programs on the same night, so it is a win-win situation. For example, at Boston College, all of the 10 dance groups and the Undergraduate Government collaborated with the late-night programming board to sponsor a “Dancing with the Stars” competition that attracted 500 students. In addition, improving communication among programming bodies, especially at universities with a campus activities board that is separate from their late-night programming organization, can help avoid scheduling conflicts of popular events and alleviate overprogramming. Lack of Space

On many campuses, there is not enough programmable space for all the types of events you may want to sponsor. This is where students and administrators must be creative and put on their thinking caps. For instance, we have turned a patio into a minigolf course, a dining hall into a “bar scene” for trivia, or an old mansion into a nightclub for a hopping party. Space might

provide a challenge, but with some creativity and collaboration, you can embrace this challenge. It is imperative that you communicate with different stakeholders on campus to see if spaces that are not normally used for programming can be transformed for late-night events, from which the whole institution benefits. Remember, it cannot hurt to request space, and many times, people will be happy and willing to let you use locations that are not normally considered programmable. For instance, the library at Boston College has an uncanny resemblance to Hogwarts’ Great Hall and was lent to the late-night programming organization for a night of Harry Potter-themed fun. Budget Issues

Every institution allocates a different amount of resources to late-night programming and budgets can vary from $50,000 to $500,000. With such varied budgets, different universities will sponsor different sizes and types of programs. With a smaller budget, you can think creatively about how to achieve your goals. Re-using materials and collaborating with other organizations can provide you with more resources than you expected. Dollars can also be stretched by borrowing equipment from other organizations or departments, such as renting equipment from audio/visual services or using your campus theater’s sound and lighting equipment to help you save money when sponsoring a performance. Also, you can oen cut costs by using your own human resources, such as students, faculty or staff who might be willing to perform or present. The key is not how much you spend, but rather, how creatively you work with what you have.

have an effective marketing strategy. Flyers posted around campus are a start, but are by no means the most effective way to reach the entire student body. Social media marketing, such as Facebook and Twitter, is key for reaching today’s students. Other tools include weekly email newsletters, giveaways related to the program, word-of-mouth and a popular location so students walking by may decide to stop and attend the event. It is also important that you brand late-night programming on your campus. Whatever you decide to call your late-night programming organization or efforts, make sure you use the name consistently and have an image or logo that goes along with that name. Then students will know automatically whenever they see your marketing that it is where students will be during the late-night hours on campus. It is critical that you brand your program, but be wary of using the terminology “alternative programming” or “dry programming.” These labels typically have a negative connotation among students, leading to lower attendance at events. You want students to think of latenight programs as the place to be on weekend evenings, not the alternative to something better! These are challenges commonly faced by universities across the nation. Because these obstacles are so widespread, it is important to communicate with fellow late-night programmers at different institutions for ideas on how to overcome these issues. Campus culture and characteristics will affect the most successful approach to a challenge, so these are only ideas, and not answers. Nevertheless, information sharing can be incredibly useful.

A common reason for implementing late-night programming at universities is to offer an alternative to the party scene. It is no secret that many students use and abuse alcohol on weekend evenings. By offering other social options for students during those times, institutions hope to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents on campus.

The Party Scene

A common reason for implementing late-night programming at universities is to offer an alternative to the party scene. It is no secret that many students use and abuse alcohol on weekend evenings. By offering other social options for students during those times, institutions hope to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents on campus. However, the alcohol culture can be an obstacle for late-night programming, with many students choosing to attend parties instead of the available late-night events. It is imperative that the events you sponsor have a draw that can compete with the party scene on campus. Whether it is free live entertainment or free food, there are a variety of mechanisms that can help lure students to your events. Successful late-night events at many schools have some aspect of originality or uniqueness, through which they offer an option students would not otherwise have, such as a “Dive-In Movie,” where a movie is shown at the campus swimming pool. On the other hand, at some institutions, the most successful late-night events offer an atmosphere that mirrors what students would be doing at that time. For instance, many schools have started creating a “club environment” on weekend nights that is essentially a dance party like they might otherwise find in an urban area. This provides students the opportunity to “go out” without leaving the safety and security of their campus. Marketing

Marketing can oen be a challenge for late-night programming. If students are not aware of an event, they cannot attend, so it is incredibly important to

Methods of Assessment Once your late-night programming initiatives take off, you should make sure you are meeting the needs of your student body. To do this, you must assess your programming efforts. Different institutions have used different mechanisms to measure the success of their programs. Many schools administer satisfaction surveys to their students to help them understand if attendees enjoy the late-night programs, as well as what types of programs they want to see in the future. Other campuses track the attendance numbers of their events, including the demographics of event attendees, to see which events are popular with which types of students. This can be done by using ID card swipe systems, sign-in sheets, or simple headcounts. Another way to assess events is through individual program evaluations, where student programmers determine the extent to which their event met specific learning outcomes. Focus groups are yet another way to get feedback from students who attend the programs, as well as from students who may have opted out of attending. It is crucial that you find out what students on your campus are looking for in late-night programs and what they think about your current programming efforts, so your events can appeal to the widest population. With these assessment tools, you can make adjustments to your late-night programming initiatives in order to best meet the needs of your student body. Programming that Is Constantly evolving Late-night programming has been a growing trend across the nation and can be a great way to provide social options for students on your campus while positively impacting your campus’ weekend culture. Late-night proJanuary/February 2012 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM 31

gramming is not a “one-size-fits-all” type of programming and requires constant tweaking and evaluation. It is important that you remain cognizant of what your campus issues are and take them into consideration when starting or building upon your program. Making sure that as many stakeholders as possible are involved and committed to your program will also ensure its success now and in the future. Also, staying current on trends in programming, as well as benchmarking with other institutions, will add to the breadth and depth of your programming efforts. If you take all these considerations into account, you will be able to have a late-night program that is not stagnant, but rather, is constantly evolving along with your campus culture and trends in the field. References Johnson, L. (2010). Programming aer dark: A social approach to alcohol and drug prevention. Campus Activities Programming™, 42(6), 32-35. Retrieved from http://www.naca.org/NACA/3dissue/2010_Jan_Feb/start.htm. National Association for Campus Activities [NACA]. Late-night programming: A successful--and safe--social and entertainment alternative. From Programmer’s Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.naca.org/MediaCenter/DigitalLibrary/Digital%20Library/Programmer%27s%20Handbook/Chapter%2 04.pdf. Outside the Classroom. (2009). Using alcohol-free options to promote a healthy campus environment. Retrieved from http://www.outsidetheclassroom.com/Upload/PDF/AlcoholFreeOptions.pdf. Vangsness, J., & Oster-Aaland, L. (2009, January). Club NDSU: Assessing the effectiveness of late-night programming through direct and indirect measures. NASPA Strategies Conference 2009: Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Intervention.

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About the Authors kaitlyn Moran is program coordinator and Union Activities Board adviser at north Carolina state University. She served as a graduate assistant in the Student

Programs Office at Boston College (MA) in 2009-2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Notre Dame (IN) and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College.

sharon Blumenstock is assistant director of Programming at Boston College (MA). She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brandeis University (MA) and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. She serves as a Graduate Student/New Professional Liaison with MA-NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators).

Hi! I’m the New Program Advisor. Lessons from a New Student Affairs Professional by

Maritza Torres University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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O, YOU DID IT! Put those 50 copies of your résumé and cover letter away! You no longer have to look at that list of “100 most asked interview questions.” The days of looking at higheredjobs.com, studentaffairs.com and ACPA and NASPA job Listservs are OVER. Do you know why?! That’s right! Congratulations on getting your first job out of graduate school. I clearly remember the day I was offered my current position. Even though I’ve been in it for about a year, I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I remember sharing the good news with my friends, family, mentors and professors. Before I knew it, I was looking into apartments, filling out tons of human resources paperwork, getting my staff ID and parking pass, and getting ready for my first day at my new job. As I became acclimated to my job setting/culture, I would find little surprises along the way. I have, and still do have, moments in which I would say to myself, “Oh, I didn’t know that’s how that worked,” or “Hmmmm. I wasn’t expecting that to happen.” So, for those of you who are where I was about a year ago, I’d to share with you some advice on the job search process and some lessons I have learned on what to expect when starting your first job out of graduate school.

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Mentors I don’t know what I would do if I did not have my mentors. Sometimes, the job search process has its up and downs and you will need people to help you get back on track. Mentors are a great source of information and support. They are essential people who can help you through the job search process and as you begin your career in student affairs. During my job search, I relied upon my mentors for résumé and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, and general support and advice. My mentors are in the student affairs field, so I’m very fortunate to have them share their experiences about their careers with me. Acquiring a mentor isn’t very difficult, either! A mentor can be anyone with whom you develop a sense of trust and support. Sometimes, mentors just happen to develop through former relationships (your adviser for an organization or office you worked with or a former professor). However, if there is someone you admire and would like to learn more from, do not be afraid to ask them to mentor you. You will definitely be surprised by how beneficial this type of networking relationship can be during a job search process and when in your first job. Interviews

Job search Don’t rely solely on job searching websites when seeking open positions. They are a great resource, but they are many other ways in which you can find open positions. Sometimes, the university does not post positions on certain job search websites. So, it would be wise to search on the university website, too. Using social media is another great way to find job openings. If you follow student affairs-based Twitter accounts such as @the_sa_blog or @higheredjobs, or visit their Facebook pages, they sometimes have job listings posted. Also, keep track of each position for which you have applied. An excel sheet with the job title, date of interview, date you applied, and the description of the job position is a good start. It’s important to keep track because sometimes you may apply to so many positions you may forget which schools to which you have applied. Lastly, job searching is not an easy process and takes up a lot of time. Make sure to also make time for yourself and participate in activities you love. If you completely immerse yourself in your job search, it will definitely stress you out. One of the best pieces of advice I received during my job search was to NEVER GIVE UP! True, you may get some rejection emails that might lead you to feel bad about yourself, but don’t! Always be proud of your accomplishments and remember that the right job will come along. Take every single job interview as a learning experience that will prepare you for the next one. networks When job searching, it’s important that you utilize the network(s) you have created for yourself. Don’t be afraid to let professionals know you are seeking a position. They might have contacts at some of the universities with respect to positions for which you are applying or they may know of other potential job opportunities. A great place to start networking is through your fellow classmates in your graduate program. They may all come from different backgrounds and may be able to help connect you with other people at different institutions. Feel free to contact former and current advisors, hall directors, or other student affairs professionals with whom you have worked in the past. They are also a great resource because they may have contacts at other universities that may be helpful to you. Lastly, if you attend national and regional conferences, it is very important that you talk to other people from different institutions and collect business cards. If possible, use this time as an opportunity to pass out your own business cards (or make your own if you don’t have any). Don’t be afraid to let these people know you are job searching because they can all be essential resources.

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Phone Interviews

First and foremost, just relax and be yourself. Yes, that might sound a little cliché, but it’s true. You landed a phone interview because the institution saw some qualities on your résumé and application that fit their criteria. Be confident in your answers and speak clearly. If you use a cell phone for a phone interview, make sure your notifications are off (games, Twitter, Facebook, text messages, etc.) and that you are in a quiet area. It also would help to have the job description in front of you, as well as a notebook. That is it! Do not have a ton of paper bearing different information with you because it can throw you off during the interview. Stay calm and remember to answer each question clearly and slowly. Have a list of questions ready to ask and do not be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat a question. On Campus Interviews

Awesome! So, you landed an on-campus interview! On-campus interviews can be a little draining, so it’s important that you prepare yourself. First, when you receive your schedule, look it over and take into account the different people with whom you are meeting. It would be a good idea to look up these people on the school’s website, because it can give you an idea of their responsibilities. Next, make sure to look up the campus department with which you are interviewing (you may have already done this, but it doesn’t hurt to look it over again) and get as much pertinent information about the department and campus as you can. Look for the mission and values of the institution/department and try to connect those with the position for which you are interviewing. When it’s time for your on-campus interview, make sure whatever you choose to wear is something in which you are comfortable. If you aren’t comfortable in your attire, you may become distracted during the interview. And, if the schedule indicates you will be taking a campus tour, make sure to bring comfortable shoes for that part of your visit. Also, it’s most likely going to be a long day, so make sure to get enough rest the previous night. I cannot stress how important sleep is the night before an interview. You are going to be exposed to a lot of information and meet many people in a relatively concentrated period of time, so it’s very important that you are alert and attentive. During the interview, make sure you either write down the names of everyone you meet or ask for business cards. This will help when you write thank-you cards once the interview is over. In my opinion, you do not need to write a thank-you note to everyone you meet. A handwritten note to the person who would be your supervisor if you are hired and the person who was your host should be sufficient. You might consider writing thank-you emails to everyone else you met, as well.

Lastly, just be you and enjoy the day. The people on campus are very excited to meet you and you should be excited that you landed an on-campus interview. It’s a great accomplishment worth celebrating. What to expect when hired All workplaces are different. However, there are some similarities. Here are a few things I have encountered in my current job and some lessons I have learned. Trainings and Paperwork

EVERY OFFICE IS DIFFERENT AND EACH HAS ITS QUIRKS. MOST LIKELY, IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SERVING IN YOUR NEW JOB, YOU WILL BE OBSERVANT AND TRY TO FEEL OUT WHAT YOUR OFFICE CULTURE IS LIKE. DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE YOURSELF!

You will most likely attend a number of different trainings. They may come out of your division of student affairs office or human resources. They can cover topics such as retirement plans and benefits, or they may be exclusively for new staff members. Make sure you attend these trainings. They are very important because, as you begin your job, this will most likely be your first time signing up for a 401k or picking out a health insurance plan. It’s not as easy as you think and you want to make sure you are setting yourself up wisely with respect to your future financial goals. Also, these trainings may provide a great opportunity for you to network with other new professionals on campus and make connections. It’s always great to know you are not the only new person on campus, even if sometimes you feel that way. Be ready to sign and read a ton of paperwork. It’s important that you read carefully the materials you are signing. It may help answer some preliminary questions. True, you won’t remember everything you have read/signed, but it’s still important you receive that information. As always, you can talk to your human resources personnel regarding any questions and concerns you might have.

what your office culture is like. Don’t be afraid to be yourself! Don’t feel forced to think a certain way or attend that gathering of coworkers if you don’t want to do so. However, at the same time, do not isolate yourself from your colleagues. These people can become your biggest allies, as well as a great source of information. Who knows? Perhaps you are making some lifetime friends, as well? You will be attending many meetings. Whether it’s a small staff meeting, committee meetings, or meetings with your supervisor, get ready to fill your calendar with meetings. Even though some meetings may feel boring or irrelevant, it’s still important that you are present and attentive. You may be the only representative of your department at these meetings, so it’s crucial you are cognizant of what is currently going on within respective areas of your department. Professional Development

To some, professional development can mean going to national and regional conferences. Those are great examples of professional development. However, there may be times when your institution may not be able to send you to national/regional conferences each year. Be sure to take advantage of different professional development opportunities on your campus. Contact the leadership center and see if you are able to facilitate any of their programs or talk to your human resources office to see if they offer any type of training programs for staff. If there are other student affairs offices you are interested in learning about, make sure to ask if there are any ways you might assist them. Also, your job itself is an essential professional development opportunity. I would recommend challenging yourself by taking on different projects and activities you have never done before.

Not Your Regular 9–5

If you pursue a career in student affairs, it is very likely you will not leave work at 5 pm each day. Some days may be longer than others, so remember to take care of yourself. It’s pretty easy to get overly involved within your job and either forget or don’t take time to eat, think or breathe. If you notice you are feeling overwhelmed or sluggish, it might be best to take a break or a day off, if necessary. It’s very important that you do not burn yourself out. There may be many different activities you want to be involved in at work, but it’s important that you remember to take time for yourself. Whether it’s going to the gym, reading a book, taking a walk, or just hanging out with friends, always remember to step out of your work zone and have some time for you!

Best of Luck to You These are just lessons I learned during my job search process that I would like to pass on to others. I can’t promise that following them will guarantee you the position you’re seeking. You will be getting advice from many different people, but it’s up to you to decide which advice you will follow. I hope what I’ve shared has given you a glimpse of what’s involved in seeking a job and getting started in a new position once you’ve secured it. I wish you all the best of luck in your new position and I hope you enjoy the lessons you will learn throughout your journey as new student affairs professional.

About the Author A Supervisor

It’s most likely that you will report to someone who will be your supervisor/boss. It’s important that you have an open line of communication with your supervisor. Share with them what you believe your strengths and weaknesses are and what your career goals are for the year. Some supervisors are good at identifying their staff’s areas of improvement and help them find ways in which they can achieve their goals or connect them with programs or people that can help. Also, it’s important that you identify what qualities in a supervisor are important to you and share those with your new boss. office Culture Every office is different and each has its quirks. Most likely, in the first week of serving in your new job, you will be observant and try to feel out

Maritza torres is a program adviser for the Illini Union Board at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from DePaul University (IL) and a master’s degree in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida. While a graduate assistant in the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration, she served in Career Leadership Programs. In addition, she was a graduate hall director, as well as an AFA (Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors) graduate staff member. Active as an NACA volunteer, she is also involved in Alpha Psi Lambda, Inc. and NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators).

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Making the Most Out of Your Festival Event By

Billy Boulden Longwood University (VA)

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LANNING A FESTIVAL EVENT ON CAMPUS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT. There are a few tricks to making the most out of it. Taking time to structure the event will help you bring it to full potential. Keep in mind that successful festival events include a variety of activities to keep participants engaged and are more than just another concert. I would like to share some tips and ideas for planning a festival event used by the students and staff at Longwood University (VA) in creating its signature Spring Weekend event.

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the early stages There are three things you need to consider first when planning a festival event. 1. take a Look at the Past

You need to discuss previous festival events and/or concerts the programming board has staged in the past. This will give you an idea of what has worked and what needs improvement. You really should start with the review process first because it will make goal setting much easier. It is imperative that the programming board (or festival managers) takes time to identify goals and objectives. When you host a festival, you must have a clear purpose in mind. Identify what you want to accomplish and how you intend to achieve your goals. 2. Let People know

Next, share your goals and objectives with several key entities. It is important for the entire programming organization to get on board with the festival’s mission. Even though the specific event planners involved are making the decisions, the programming board as a whole is going to be the support network for the festival. Campus officials also need to know what is going on. This includes everyone. The college president, the grounds department, catering and facilities management are just some of the people and departments with whom you need to communicate early in the process. Campus and community police departments need to be notified, too. It is likely that a lot of noise will be coming from campus during the festival and many community members will also want to participate. If the police are involved from the beginning, they can help support you throughout the event. Consider working with a middle agent to secure entertainment. Using a middle agent is oen an easy way to work with larger bands. Middle agents have connections and reputations with these bands and are a great asset in avoiding any unforeseen issues later on.

necessary for some schools to scale back from these numbers. Adjust the budget based on your goals and objectives. Bands—$50,000 total • Four local/regional bands ($2,500 each) • One headliner ($10,000) • Two headliners ($15,000) Novelties—$8,000 total • T-shirts ($1,500) • Take away items such as photos, key chain, etc. ($3,000) • Inflatables/rides ($3,500) Administrative—$11,000 • Police/security ($2,500) • Sound/staging ($6,500) • Hospitality ($1,200) • Miscellaneous ($800) Remember that it is probably better to start off small and build your event over time. While many such events may remain constant over time, Spring Weekend festivities at Longwood University have evolved and, accordingly, the budget has fluctuated over the years. It is difficult to remove aspects people really have liked about the event, but it is much easier to try something new. the Planning Details As you plan your festival, there are several key elements you will want to consider. 1. Band selections

It is best to start with the largest bands first. If you ultimately run out of money in your band budget, you might always be able to find a group of students willing to take the stage in supporting roles. However, if you book all of your local/regional acts before your headliners, it may prohibit you from actually bringing the artist you want to campus. You can work your way down and fill in the supporting acts aer you’ve established the headliner. Local and regional acts would love the opportunity to add playing with a national headliner to their résumés. Many of these groups will be begging to be a part of your show.

3. get the Money straight

A crucial priority when planning a festival is to work out a budget. One of the best ways to develop a functional one is to divide everything into three categories: bands, novelties and administrative. The size of your event will determine how large of a budget may be required. To give you some guidance, here is the breakdown of the Longwood University Spring Weekend budget. While some schools might be able to add to the amounts included here, it may be

3. hold Campus Meetings

It is crucial to the success of your event to bring all the necessary players to the table to make sure everyone is on the same page. By holding campus meetings in advance, you will help the entire community better prepare for the event. You can review the smaller details, such as who is going to pick up the trash and what happens if it rains. You never really know how essential these functions can be unless you don’t plan for them and have to deal with the consequences. Your facilities office, catering office, public safety office and your scheduling office are some of the core groups you will want to bring to the table. You need to evaluate who is needed and why they need to be there. It’s great to get people to the table, but you also want to be respectful of their time. 4. Review Contracts and hospitality needs

It is important to read through all contracts and riders to make sure you can meet the needs of all of the groups performing throughout your festival. Oen, it is okay if you cannot provide everything, but this must be shared in advance and is something you will want to discuss with performers and agents as soon as possible. 5. set the schedule and Finalize Details

You must determine the order in which the groups you book will perform. This may sound easy, and it can be. However, for our festival event, we have three shared headliners, generally one from each major music category. It takes some careful planning and decision making to decide which artist will play when. This is also your chance to tie up any loose ends. Make sure you have all of your volunteers organized and that their schedules are set. Connecting to Campus Whether you have been hosting a festival for years or want to try something new, to have a successful event, you must get the student body excited about it. Some easy ways to engage the student body include:

2. novelty selections

If you are going to include inflatables or rides as part of your festival, it is best to select them aer you’ve established which bands you will be booking. If you need to move $100 from the novelty budget to the band budget, that is fine. While bringing novelties to campus as part of your festival will definitely make the most of your event, the bands are your top priority.

1. Ask the People What they Want

Conduct a student survey. Who wouldn’t want a chance to suggest the next major performer for a campus concert? Consider creating a top 20 list of performers narrowed down by the programming board and leaving a space for write-in suggestions. Not every performer is in your price range. If you create a list of acts that are real possibilities and create links to their music on your

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student survey, you will give the student body a chance to provide accurate feedback you can actually use. Be sure to differentiate whether you are conducting a survey or taking a vote, though. 2. Create a theme for Your event

Creating a theme for your event will be sure to get the student body excited. You can also use the theme to create a contest prior to your event. Consider challenging students to incorporate the theme into a T-shirt or poster design to promote the event.

University favorite. Essentially, it is mud volleyball. Student planners work with the facilities department to dig the sand out of the volleyball court and the fire department fills the pit with water. Teams register in advance for a unique tournament experience. Use your campus resources based on the location of your festival event to enhance it and create something special. You could also think of other fun activities in which students could compete, such as a sand soccer tournament or a powder puff football game.

3. hold an Announcement Party

Use other events to promote the festival. Consider having a launch party where all of the bands will be announced. You can oen incorporate the theme of the festival into an announcement party, as well. For example, if your festival theme is based on a luau, have a late-night beach party and then, in the middle of the night, share all the details for the festival. 4. Use social Media to Your Advantage

Social media networks are becoming more popular every minute. One of the best ways to promote your festival is to let people know that your Twitter followers or Facebook fans, for example, will get the scoop for the event first. This will not only encourage people to support your social networking endeavors (so you can promote other events, as well), but will help create some excitement for your festival event. keep People engaged It’s one thing to have an outdoor concert, but if you really want to make the most of your festival, you will need to find ways to fully engage people while they are attending the event. Here are some of the activities that Longwood University hosts as part of its Spring Weekend festival: 1. outdoor Picnic

Who doesn’t love a picnic? A great way to enhance your festival event is to partner with dining services on campus. See if the dining hall can move lunch and/or dinner outside for the day. This will allow festivalgoers to be able to use their meal plan without having to miss a beat at the event. Those who do not have a meal plan can pay on site and help increase revenue for dining services. 2. oozeball

Conduct a student survey. Who wouldn’t want a chance to suggest the next major performer for a campus concert?

Begin the Process for next Year If your plan is to create a new tradition and an amazing event for years to come, make sure you begin the process of planning next year’s event as soon as possible. 1. gather Immediate Feedback

Consider setting up a table or booth at your event to collect feedback on site. Encourage festivalgoers to fill out a comment card. Did you like the bands? What booth had the best item for sale and what was it? Did you have an opportunity to participate in the chili cook-off? How can we make this event better? If you offer a prize to a person drawn from the entire pool of feedback participants, you may be able to increase the amount of feedback you receive. 2. evaluate as a team

Schedule a special meeting aer your festival to specifically talk about it. Take time outside of a general programming board meeting to do this so that those involved can provide their specific feedback. You can still gain feedback from those who did not participate in the planning of the event, but this meeting will help you review the structure and organization of the festival more closely.

3. student organization Booths

3. Leave a Binder

One way to make your event a huge success is to bring other student organizations into the mix. The groups can set up booths to promote their organizations and/or hold a fundraiser. If you award a prize to the organization that incorporates the festival theme into its booth, either by selling something or decorating it, you may encourage more student organizations to join in.

Festival events are bigger than a normal concert. There are many aspects involved, depending on how many bands or other events or novelties you include. You probably already have binders that pertain to officer positions for your programming board that help incoming leaders learn their new positions. Therefore, adding another binder to the organization library should be easy. The binder should include information regarding your band selection process, your novelty selection process, coordinating booths and any other activities you include as part of your festival.

4. Chili Cook-off

This can be another great partnership opportunity. Our cook-off has been facilitated in a partnership between Longwood Dining Services and the Student Union Staff. Student organizations each have the opportunity to enter a chili cookoff as part of their booth activities. They submit their recipes ahead of time on their booth registration forms and Longwood Dining Services does all of the prep work. This gives students a dump-and-stir method of preparation the morning of the event. It’s also a great idea to bring in your environmental safety office or similar department into this conversation as cooking over a charcoal fire may require special safety precautions.

Think outside the box. Oozeball is a Longwood

the secret to Festival success The secret to a great festival event is to make sure there are continuous activities taking place. As the planner of the event, it is important for you to understand that a festival is not just another concert. It is an event people attend not only because there is great music involved, but also because there are many other activities to enjoy. Considering how the students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, can engage in your event will go a long way towards making it the success you want it to be.

About the Author Billy Boulden is assistant director of Student Activities at Longwood University (VA). Active in NACA, he served as the NACA® South Special Events Coordinator in 2009 and 2010 and was presented the region’s Shuronda H. Smith Outstanding New Professional Award in 2010. Also, he served as the 2011 NACA® South Showcase Production Coordinator and he will be a Graduate Mentor at the 2012 National Convention. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Christopher Newport University (VA) and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University (WA).

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Taste of Bradley gives students a chance to sample foods from restaurants in the community surrounding Bradley University (IL), while also serving as an anchor for the school’s Welcome Week event. – photo by Ethan Zentz, Bradley University

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IFTEEN YEARS AGO, BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (IL) HOSTED THE FIRST TASTE OF BRADLEY EVENT. Originally designed to introduce students to local restaurants, it has grown in popularity and surpassed all originals goals. Over the years, it has become an anchor for our Welcome Week schedule and proven to be an effective marketing tool for area restaurants. how It Began The idea originated with a committee of students and administrators charged with the creation of a Welcome Week schedule. Prior to 1997, a number of events were held to welcome the students to campus, but there was no overall coordination or intentional thought put into these events. In addition, the cafeterias were not open during move-in weekend, so the students had to go off-campus for meals. So, the idea of bringing food to the students was born. To start, we brought the key campus constituencies together that we needed to pull off the event. The University’s business manager was asked to use his community connections to consult with a few restaurants to see if they would be interested and which day of the week would work best. From that, we learned Sunday evenings were typically slow for restaurants and easiest for them to prepare food in the appropriate quantities. They also could spare staff from their restaurants without having to close. The pizza places also shared that they would like the opportunity to have pizza delivered so they could serve it hot, so having in/out privileges at the event location would be beneficial. In addition to consulting with the community participants, we turned to our campus experts to determine the other basic aspects of the event, such as location, food serving needs and personnel. Representatives at the table included campus dining services, facilities, custodial services and campus police. From those discussions, we quickly developed the logistics and a plan for implementation. Location Based on feedback from the restaurants, we knew we would need an open location that would allow room for the food booths, grills, lines for purchasing tickets and food, eating space, complimentary activities, and parking for vendor vehicles. Campus dining services also advised that we provide running water and electricity for the vendors in order for them to meet Health Department requirements. We selected our circle drive on campus for a number of reasons: • It has a level, hard surface, so we do not need to worry about tables sinking in so ground or mud. • It is located in the center of campus, so it is easy for students to reach by foot. • It allows us to set up food booths on one side, providing vendor parking behind the booths and in/out privileges for vendors, as well. • We can have electric cables run behind the booths instead of where the participants walk or wait in line, eliminating safety concerns. • It allows room for vendors to set up grills behind their booths. • It allows space for a generator behind the vendors. • It is easily accessible to a water source. As event planners, we also realize an indoor location is needed in case of inclement weather. Luckily, in 15 years, we have never had to worry about moving Taste of Bradley indoors (although we came close a couple of times). Unfortunately, we do not have an appropriate indoor location that will allow us to operate the Taste as we have for the past 15 years. We have decided that should it rain, the event will simply be cancelled and not rescheduled. If you create such an event for your campus, you will need to develop an inclement weather plan before you involve restaurants. They will need to know up front how the event will change if it does rain. Physical setup Once you have identified your location, it will be necessary to determine the actual needs of vendors and participants. This includes: 42 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

• tables for vendors—We provide up to six eight-foot tables for each vendor. In fact some, vendors may not need any at all. For example, Buffalo Wild Wings has a tailgating trailer and they prefer to use their own table since it is branded with their logo. We also have a few vendors with pushcarts who do not require tables. • tables and chairs for participants—Aer the first year, we decided to eliminate the tables for the participants. We found that students preferred to gather in groups to eat. Some use chairs and others bring blankets to sit on. So we provide limited seating. • trash/recycling bins—We place these throughout the location so students do not need to look for them. Bradley sells water and soda in bottles and cans, so the recycling bins are necessary. • Access to restrooms • ticket collection buckets for vendors Medium of exchange It is important to determine in advance how participants will pay for food. Take into consideration security, ease for participants, and campus policies. We sell tickets to participants who use them to purchase food from vendors. They are priced at 50 cents each and we sell them in $5 bundles initially. Participants can return to purchase more in any increment they want. Based on the location of our Taste, we can accept cash, only. Ideally, students could use their student ID’s to purchase tickets, as well, but our system will not allow us to do so. By selling tickets, we keep the cash secured in a defined area and vendors do not need to worry about having change. We also have the ability to pre-sell tickets before the event. A number of campus departments purchase tickets for their student staff by simply transferring the cost into our account. At the end of the event, the vendors turn in their tickets, sign a receipt stating they agree to the count, and we mail them a check the following week. To distinguish the tickets from year to year, we place a photo of an administrator on them. We try to keep the person selected a secret, as it builds excitement for the event, especially among faculty and staff. About two weeks before the event, we start to get questions about who will be on the “Bradley cash” for the Taste. It’s a fun way to promote the event. Personnel The Taste of Bradley succeeds due to the number of volunteers involved and staffing from a variety of departments: • Facilities—Our grounds crew sets up and takes down the tables and chairs. We also have two electricians on site to supervise the generator and assist the restaurants with their electrical needs. • Custodial—Three custodians empty the trash bins and check on the restrooms throughout the event. • tickets sellers—We typically utilize about 10 volunteers to sell tickets to participants at two locations. Over the years, we have found this to be one event for which students show up early or on time, so we need the largest number of ticket sellers at the beginning of the event. Five of the ticket sellers typically stay until aer the event to assist with cashing out the vendors. • Campus police • Water/soda stockers and sellers—We sell the drinks and do not allow vendors to do so unless they sell specialty drinks, such as lemon shake-ups, smoothies, coffee, etc. Complementary Activity During the first few years, we felt it was necessary to have entertainment at the Taste as a way to entice students to attend. We tried different genres of live music, but found that it only served as background music. Students were very focused on connecting with each other and socializing instead of watching a performance. For the past few years, our student radio station has provided music so they can utilize the Taste as a marketing tool. We also set up a volleyball net, which is used constantly, and many fraternities bring their bag sets on which to play.

Budget Our budget is slightly under $2,000 for this event due to the amount of support we receive from other campus departments. Overtime for custodians and employees in the Facilities Department is paid from their respective budgets. Rental of tables, chairs and the generator are covered by our Welcome Week budget. The Taste budget is used primarily for ticket printing, health department fees, complimentary tickets, signage for the event and advertising. Revenue from water and soda sales helps cover these expenses. Results In year one (1997), we had 15 restaurants participate with sales totaling $5,144. In year 15 (2011), we had 19 restaurants participate with sales totaling $10,554. The prices for food have remained about the same, with no item costing more than $3. how to get Restaurants Involved Lining up restaurants to participate may seem like an overwhelming task at first, but by asking a few key questions, you will quickly be able to develop a list of which ones to approach. • Who does your university already have a relationship with? This will include alumni who own local establishments, those at which students can use their ID to pay for meals, and current sponsors of other campus events. • Who do you want to work with in the future? We rely on restaurants to sponsor our Late Night BU events, so having relationships with Taste vendors helps us feel more comfortable reaching out to restaurants to provide donations. • What restaurants are neighbors of your campus? Are there favorites among your students? • What incentives can you provide for their participation? For Bradley, we decided making the event as easy as possible for the vendors was important. We pay for the temporary health department licenses, provide tables, chairs, water and electricity. Initially, you will need to start your planning process a year in advance. It will take time to reach out to restaurants to gauge their interest. You will also need to think about the diversity of foods that are available in your area and work at getting all types of restaurants involved. A Taste featuring five pizza places will not be very appealing to your student body. Finally, we recommend keeping the number of participating restaurants low. If you have too many, they will not be able to attract the attention they desire.

A Taste event on your campus can be a huge hit. The key is to have buy-in from all parties— students, administration and the local community.

Miscellaneous thoughts • Convince vendors to keep their prices low and see this as a marketing opportunity.

• strive to make the vendors happy, as you need them more than they need you.

• Don’t view this event as a fundraiser, but as a service to your students. Most communities that hold a Taste event charge restaurants to participate or take a cut from their sales. This is hard on small, family-owned restaurants. They will be thrilled if they retain what they sell! • “thank you” cannot be said enough. Thank the restaurants, your volunteers, university staff and anyone who assisted in bringing this event to campus. A Taste event on your campus can be a huge hit. The key is to have buyin from all parties – students, administration and the local community. With the right planning, you will be able to showcase the delicious food available in your area.

About the Author Michelle Whited is director of Student Activities at Bradley University (IL). She previously served as a program adviser at the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign. Active in NACA, she served as the National Volunteer Development Coordinator in 2008-2011, as the NACA® Mid America Volunteer Development Coordinator in 2006-2008, as the NACA® Mid American Regional Coordinator from 2002-2004 and held various positions in the former Illiana Region from 1993 until 2002. She received the NACA® Mid America Hall of Fame Award in 2004 and the NACA® Mid America Janet Carl Smith Award in 2002. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from SUNY-Geneseo and a master’s degree in recreation, parks and tourism administration from Western Illinois University.

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SUCCESS IS AN

OPTION Overcoming the Challenges of Alternative Event Programming By

Tatia Haywood New York University

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magine that it is the first week of school and students have arrived on campus. every year, there is a late-night concert to kick o the welcome week festivities on your campus. in the past, this concert was the most successful event to welcome students to the new academic school year. however, attendance during the past few years has declined signiďŹ cantly. in fact, even incoming ďŹ rst-year students show low attendance because they are informed by returning students that no one attends the event. as a result, funding for the event has been gradually shifted to other areas. despite these issues, there are many students who argue that this concert is a tradition and must be upheld. as a programmer, you are charged with making this event a success and everyone is relying on you to save the day. what can you do?

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This is a situation to which many campus programmers who are responsible for alternative event programming can relate. Some of the most common types of alternative event programming include late-night events, weekend programming, festivals, off-campus trips, student competitions, book discussions and lecture series, as well as other hidden programming opportunities. There are a few challenges that many campus programmers encounter most frequently when planning such events. These include catering to the interests of students, getting students to attend the programming, trying to maximize the execution of events with limited resources, maintaining the creativity and effectiveness of events, not spending enough time planning, getting students to understand why programming is relevant and purposeful and forgetting to have fun. It is important for campus programmers to remember that, even if they encounter these issues, it does not mean their events cannot be successful. There are many ways to ensure that alternative programs are a success on your campus. Therefore, campus programmers should not get discouraged because success is still an option. Let us examine how many of these obstacles can be resolved or prevented. Catering to the Interests of students A mistake many campus programmers make when planning alternative events is organizing programs they personally are most interested in bringing to campus. Although it is not necessarily a bad idea for event planners to sponsor programs they feel could truly benefit the campus community, it is crucial that they also are providing programming that is of particular interest to other students. This task may oen seem impossible because it is difficult to appease everyone’s interests, regardless of the size of the campus. However, alternative programming is a wonderful way to create programming that can appeal to a variety of interests. The key to resolving this challenge is finding non-conventional ways of surveying the student population to see what events they would be interested in attending. In addition to collecting random surveys in the hallways of the student center by enticing students with various novelties and giveaways, campus programmers should look for other creative ways to gather information from students. Many campus programmers have found popular trends in technology, such as social media, a great resource for communicating with students. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other media have greatly impacted the way communication is shared and gathered at colleges and universities. Finding different ways to utilize these sites has definitely proven effective in collecting and sharing information with students. Campus programmers could even sponsor focus workshops where students could come to share their ideas. Of course, providing such incentives for students as giveaways can be utilized, even when campus programmers use social media sites. There is nothing like a free gi to encourage participation! getting students to Attend the Programming There are a number of reasons why students do not attend campus events. However, one of the responsibilities of event programmers is to get students excited about the events they have organized. If students are not enthusiastic about a program, it is very unlikely they will attend it. This is particularly true for weekend events or late-night programs. For example, the University of Virginia faced this issue in 2003 with its Black Alumni Weekend. They were able to switch the outcome of the event by implementing a few changes, such as sending frequent correspondence, collaborating with different offices in the university, and improving the quality of the program. As a result, attendance increased to approximately 540 in 2005 and close to 1,000 in the spring of 2007 (Diverse Staff, 2007). These tips could be applied to any type of alternative programming to help increase attendance. Another useful suggestion to increase attendance at such programs is to collaborate with faculty to encourage student involvement by connecting programming to the classroom. This would be a great partnership for campus programmers and faculty members, especially if there is an experiential learning component to the classroom structure. This suggestion 46 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

could be applied to programs such as book discussions and lecture series, but it can be used for any type of programming, depending on the focus of the course the faculty partner might be teaching. In addition, there could be an added incentive for students to attend if the faculty member allows students who attend to earn extra course credit. Campus programmers would also likely see an increase in attendance if they used non-conventional methods of promotion. In addition to using the traditional flyers and posters on bulletin boards, event planners should utilize a variety of creative ideas, such as promotional giveaways, competitions with prizes and even volunteers in costumes to spread the word and create an atmosphere of anticipation across campus. As in gathering survey information, using social media can also be an effective way to promote programs to students. Campus programmers should really get inspired and excited when it is time to begin promotion for their events because the ways to increase awareness on campus are endless. Maximizing the execution of events with Limited Resources Implementing valuable alternative programs on campus is not an easy task. It becomes even more challenging when there are limited resources available. But even if there are limited resources for an event, it’s not a foregone conclusion that its quality must be compromised or sacrificed. There are ways for event planners to maintain the quality of alternative programs. One effective way to seek additional resources is by collaborating with different campus offices, reaching out to them for support. Also, event planners can collaborate with student clubs that are not maximizing their programming potential, but which may have access to resources that could be useful in alternative programming. These co-sponsorships could also be useful for promoting events and getting fresh ideas for programs. getting students to Understand how Alternative Programming Is Relevant and Purposeful to their Lives as College students “Why do I need to attend this event?” “Am I going to gain anything by attending this event?” These are the types of questions students ask when they challenge the purpose of alternative programming. Campus programmers are always charged with the responsibility to prove the purpose of their events and why programming is relevant to the college experience. However, this does not mean programmers must accomplish this duty alone. An effective way to overcome this challenge is by gaining the support of highly popular student groups on campus. If campus programmers secure such assistance, they will be able to utilize the popularity of the other groups involved to promote the purpose of their events to other students. One effective way to gain the support of popular student groups is to create a system that allows them to co-sponsor events or create alternative programming that meets the goals and standards of campus programmers. Maintaining Creativity and effectiveness It is crucial that campus programmers be creative and original when thinking of ideas for their events. This challenge can become increasingly troublesome for programmers the longer they are responsible for planning specific types of events, especially traditional programs. Aer an event has been successful on campus multiple times, people tend to have certain expectations for it. The mistake some campus programmers make is assuming that the way the event is executed must stay completely the same in order for it to remain a success. Creating co-sponsorships with different university offices and student organizations is a great way to get fresh perspectives and ideas for traditional programs. Also, staging programming in different locations around campus other than in the student center can add a new angle to the way programs are planned and carried out. New ideas can also be obtained by attending NACA regional conferences and the NACA® National Convention. There are various showcases that present different performers and speakers who can be brought to campus,

as well as excellent ideas for novelties and giveaways that are shared in the Campus Activities Marketplace. not Allocating enough time to Plan events An issue that can surely lead to the failure of an event is not taking enough time to sufficiently plan it. Campus programmers must be realistic about the amount of time they will need to successfully plan and execute an event. It is critical to establish a timeline and create deadlines to ensure that all necessary steps to make it successful are completed. Campus programmers should fully understand what tasks need to be completed and what demands are required of them to execute the program. This will allow them to make an accurate assessment of time they will need to organize the event. It is not reasonable to assume a large-scale program such as a festival can be planned in a few weeks. Most large-scale programs can take months or half a semester to effectively organize. Forgetting to Just have Fun Event planning can be very demanding. However, it can also be a lot of fun! Not only do campus event programmers get to plan different types of cool events, but they also get to be really creative, meet new people and enjoy the satisfaction of creating memories for those who attend programs. It is important that programmers remember to embrace and enjoy the experience. Always an option Overall, there are a number of challenges faced by event planners when organizing alternative programs. The key to overcoming these issues is realizing that they can be solved if they are confronted in an appropriate way. Therefore, the best advice for anyone who is responsible for alternative programming is to remember that regardless of what you encounter, success is always an option!

References Diverse Staff. (Nov. 15, 2007). “How the University of Virginia increased attendance during black alumni weekend.” Diverse: Issues in higher education, 24(20). About the Author tatia haywood is a graduate assistant for the Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service at new York University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is editor in chief of the Journal of Student Affairs at New York University and is a member of the Association for Student Affairs Professionals at New York University, as well. While attending Ramapo College of New Jersey, she served as a program coordinator in the Office of Student Activities.

editor’s note: Articles written for the NACA® Leadership Fellows Series

are craed by participants in the NACA® Leadership Fellows Program, which serves as an opportunity for NACA® members of diverse backgrounds to become familiar with Association programs and professional development opportunities. For more information on the NACA® Leadership Fellows Program, visit www.naca.org/volunteers/pages/leadershipfellows.aspx.

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January, March and April Webinars Scheduled NACA believes professional development should be an ongoing and easily accessible process, available in concentrated and affordable formats. Accordingly, the NACA® Webinar Series serves to assist campus activities staff with professional development by bringing together some of the most talented individuals from the campus activities field to present their thoughts, strategies and experiences to webinar participants. The NACA® Webinar Series offers a varied listing of topics, so review the offerings for January, March and April 2012 and see which webinar best fits your professional development needs. Strategic Planning Presenter(s): Regina Young Hyatt, Dean of Students and Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Alabama-Huntsville; Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, Stephen F. Austin University

Presenter(s): Joseph Gonzalez, Assistant Director for Campus Engagement, Drexel University (PA) Date: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11 am EST Cost: $50

For details, visit: http://www.naca.org/Events/Pages/webinars.aspx. Date: Friday, Jan. 13, 11 am EST Cost: $50

Block Booking™ for Schools Block Booking™ gives you the opportunity to book awesome acts for your campus! Join this conference call to learn more about how you and your school can utilize Block Booking™ both during and beyond the NACA® National Convention. You will learn how to more effectively book performers, save money and better understand why this process is an important part of how we do business. Whether you are a veteran Block Booker or a rookie, there will be something new for everyone, as changes are occurring in this year's Block Booking™ process. Make sure you are 100% prepared to book entertainment this year ... don't miss out! Presenter(s): Dustin Thomas Lewis, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Xavier University (OH), National Block Booking™ Coordinator Date: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 pm EST Cost: FREE for NACA Members

Contracts 101: What Does It All Mean? In your position, do you work with contracts and riders? Are you the one who negotiates, processes or signs the contracts? Do you work with students or organizations who handle contracts related to events they are sponsoring? Do you find contracts confusing, overwhelming, or full of legalese? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then participating in this webinar is a must. Join this webinar to talk through the many things to consider related to contracts that will make the process simpler, easier to understand, and that protect the best interests of your institution. Presenter(s): Veronica Riepe, PhD, Director of Student Involvement, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Karen Willis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Date: Wednesday, Jan. 25, time TBA Cost: $50

Block Booking™ for Associates Participate in this webinar to better understand how you can utilize Block Booking™ both during and beyond the NACA® National Convention. You will learn how to more effectively route performers, save travel money and better understand why this process is an important part of how you can do business with schools. Whether you are a veteran member or are new to NACA, there will be valuable information for everyone. Make sure you are 100% prepared to participate in Block Booking this year ... don't miss out! Presenter(s): Dustin Thomas Lewis, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Xavier University (OH), National Block Booking™ Coordinator Date: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2 pm EST Cost: FREE for NACA Members

Student Organization Budgeting— How to Keep a Budget and Make Intentional Financial Decisions as a Student Group Excel and Access are great tools to monitor and maintain a student organization budget. You’ll get to see some examples of different budget templates for student organizations as both a student group and adviser. Also, learn how to tie learning outcomes to your financial decisions to make the best funding decisions possible.

Working with Student Government: An Adviser’s Perspective Student government associations are unique student organizations. This webinar will be designed to assist you in your work with the top leaders on our campuses. Specific topics to be discussed are Advising Style for an SGA, Strategies to Help Your Group Move Forward, Elections and Constitutions. There will also be time to answer questions posed by participants, too. Presenter(s): Barry McKinney, Director of Student Activities, The University of Texas at San Antonio Date: Friday, March 2, 11 am EST Cost: $50

Festivals Presenter(s): Billy Boulden, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Longwood University (VA) Date: Friday, March 9, 11 am EST Cost: $50

Going Green: Using Online Tools to Create Paperless Processes This webinar will provide an overview of how to spot unnecessary paper forms and how to use free and low-cost tools to eliminate paper waste. Presenter(s): Campus Labs Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2 pm EST Cost: FREE for NACA Members

Controversial Events on College Campuses We have all experienced programs on our campuses that just rub some people the wrong way. This webinar will review the process for bringing controversial events to your campus and give specific examples for planning and execution. Specific examples from actual events will be shared along with suggestions for working with student groups involved in the planning. Presenter(s): Carrie Grogan, Coordinator, University Program Board, James Madison University (VA) Date: Friday, April 6, 11 am EST Cost: $50

The Cure for Senioritis: Developing Unique Programs and Capstone Leadership Opportunities for Seniors Webinar presenters will address the characteristics and challenges of working with seniors, as well as discuss the research and themes associated with the Senior Year Experience (SYE). The presenters will discuss their personal experiences working with seniors at The Johns Hopkins University (MD). In addition, examples from other institutions that completed a survey will be presented and will include capstone experiences, unique programming opportunities and best practices. Time for audience members to share their own experiences and ask questions will be provided. Presenter(s): William Smedick, Director of Leadership Programs & Assessment Initiatives, The Johns Hopkins University (MD); Jason Heiserman, Alumni Relations Officer, The Johns Hopkins University Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2 pm EST Cost: $50

For updates about available webinars being offered throughout 2012, visit: http://www.naca.org/Events/Pages/webinars.aspx. 48 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

NACA® SPOTLIGHT Registration Open for The Placement Exchange March 7–11, 2012, Phoenix, AZ

Block BookingTM Webinars for Schools, Associates Available Anytime If you missed the new Block BookingTM Webinars for schools or associate members when they were originally presented recently, or if your delegation or staff would like to watch them again, they are now available for viewing anytime. Simply visit the webinar page at http://www.naca.org/Events/Pages/webinars.aspx, watch these valuable presentations at your convenience, and have your delegation/staff prepared for upcoming regional conferences or the National Convention.

Fresh off of a record-breaking year, The Placement Exchange is back as THE place for student affairs job placement. Reserve your space today and come to Phoenix, AZ, March 7-11 to help make 2012 another successful event. The 2011 Placement Exchange broke all previous attendance records, and an even larger attendance is anticipated for 2012. TPE 2011 hosted the largest number of interviews and candidates in the history of any student affairs event to date: • More than 11,500 interviews scheduled; • With 1,201 candidates in attendance; • And 532 positions available.

Universal Calendar To keep up with event dates for NACA and other student affairs organizations, check out Mistaken Goal: Where Student Affairs & Technology Meet at: http://mistakengoal.com/blog/2010/08/19/ student-affairs-conference-andevents-calendar/.

Advertising Opportunities—Call Today! Associate members, promote your acts, products and services to college students across the country! NACA can help you gain exposure to college programmers and their advisors. Ad rates for 2011–2012, along with deadlines are available at http://www.naca.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Ad_Rates_ August_2011.pdf. For more information about print and web advertising or to reserve your ad space, contact Tracey Portillo at: traceyp@naca.org; telephone: 803-732-6222, ext. 207. Advertising space is still available for the 2012 NACA® Northern Plains Regional Conference Program and the 2012 NACA® National Convention Program, as well as the March 2012, April 2012 and May 2012 issues of Campus Activities Programming™. Call today and reach thousands of eyes with your message.

These facts, and anticipated growth for 2012, cements TPE's position as the largest international student affairs job placement service. Whether you are a candidate looking for a new job or an organization looking to hire new staff, The Placement Exchange delivers exceptional service at the most affordable prices. TPE is the leader in job placement and has the experience to assist you with the job process. Along with the latest technology to assist your online search before and during the event, The Placement Exchange also features on-site services such as mentoring, orientation sessions, and a StrengthsQuest evaluation. Plus, for interviewing institutions, the hall provides the most spacious and comfortable table space, as well as premium services that provide upgraded and larger space. Register now for The Placement Exchange to help identify and match talented and spirited individuals with innovative and inspiring campuses. Visit The Placement Exchange website at www.theplacementexchange.org to register and learn more about what is in store for Phoenix 2012. Follow TPE year-round on Facebook at Facebook.com/tpe365 and Twitter at twitter.com/TPEcanserv.

NACA® Chair Video Update NACA® Chair of the Board of Directors Brian Wooten is posting monthly video blogs designed to give NACA members essential information about the Association. See and hear his comments at: http://thenaca.tumblr.com.

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2012 NACA® Research Grant

Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Pledge The 30th Anniversary of the NACA® Foundation is right around the corner, so NACA members are being encouraged to pledge to donate $30 during 2011–2012. Donors have the option of giving the entire amount up front, or pledge to donate over the course of the year—NACA will send you reminders! You can even make a pledge in the name of someone you’d like to honor (which is a great way for program board members to thank their adviser!). The 30th Anniversary campaign had its kick-off at the 2011 National Convention, and the following donors are officially a part of the “30 for 30 Club!” • • • • • • • • •

Dan Ashlock Melissa Beer Josh Brandfon Kim Bruemmer Linda Fogg Chris Gill Jason Heiserman Regina Young Hyatt Maryville University CAB

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Barry McKinney Jeanie Morgan John Robinson Chuck Simpson William Smedick Gayle Spencer Jodi Solomon Steve Westbrook

NACA is committed to expanding the pool of research related to campus activities and encourages you to consider applying for the NACA® Research Grant competition, which is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students. The competition is open to faculty, staff and graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues related to college student activities. Cross-institutional research teams are encouraged to apply, as well. Completed applications must be received by the NACA® Office by 11:49 pm ET, June 15, 2012. • Comprehensive Award Package

One research team will be selected for the Comprehensive Award package, which includes a stipend of $2,500, paid travel to the NACA® National Convention and additional considerations. • Secondary Award Package

Five research teams will be selected for the Secondary Award package, which includes a cash stipend of $500 and additional considerations.

Want to be a part of the “30 for 30 Club?” Get started by seeing all the different ways you can contribute at: http://www.naca.org/Scholarships/ Pages/Donate.aspx. Also, “30 for 30” cards will be available at each 2011–2012 Regional Conference and the 2012 National Convention.

For more information about the NACA® Research Grant and other research initiatives, visit http://www.naca.org/Education/researchinitiatives/ Pages/default.aspx, or contact Dr. Sandra Rouse at sandrar@naca.org.

2012 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership

Upcoming NACA® Foundation Scholarship Deadlines

Registration is open for the 2012 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL). The MSL is a national research program examining how the college environment contributes to student leadership development. Participating campuses receive comprehensive reports outlining outcomes achievement across several leadership-related constructs, rates of participation in key experiences (clubs and organizations, community service, leadership programs) and how they influence learning, and comparisons across outcomes with peer institutions and national data. Participation in MSL is a great way to document student learning, assess student needs, and justify resources. Contact Dr. John Dugan (jdugan1@luc.edu) at Loyola University Chicago if you have questions. More information is available at www.leadershipstudy.net.

The NACA® Foundation offers numerous scholarships that are available to graduate students, undergraduate student leaders and associate members on an annual basis. Scholarship nominations are solicited each year. Upcoming scholarships and deadlines include: • Wisconsin Region Student Leadership Scholarship— Jan. 15, 2012 • NACA East Coast Undergraduate Scholarship for Student Leaders—Feb. 15-March 31, 2012 • NACA Southeast Student Leadership Scholarship— March 31, 2012 • Multicultural Scholarship Program—May 1, 2012 • NACA Regional Council Student Leader Scholarship— March 1–May 1, 2012 • NACA East Coast Graduate Student Scholarship—May 30, 2012 • NACA Foundation Graduate Scholarships—May 30, 2012

A complete listing of scholarships and criteria can be found online at: http://www.naca.org/Scholarships/Pages/ScholarshipListings.aspx. For additional information, contact Paige Jeffcoat at paigej@naca.org.

SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS! Share what’s going on with you professionally and personally in the Campus News section of the NACA website, as well as in the NACA Spotlight in Campus Activities Programming™ magazine. This feature is designed for students and staff to inform others about what’s going on in their lives. It’s an easy way to announce a: • New job or promotion • Marriage or civil union • Birth or adoption of a child • Graduation • Award or other recognition • Thank-you to other members • And much more Visit http://www.naca.org/Education/Pages/CampusNews.aspx to submit information, or e-mail it to Glenn Farr, editor of Campus Activities Programming™, at glennf@naca.org. 50 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM January/February 2012

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NACA News Hyatt Receives WIU Alumni Achievement Award Regina Young Hyatt is one of three Western Illinois University alumni to be selected to receive the WIU Alumni Achievement Award, which was presented at the school’s Dec. 17, 2011, Commencement Exercises. Hyatt is currently dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Also receiving the honor were Mark Konkol, a writer with the Chicago Sun-Times and a recent Pulitzer Prize winner; and Jim Krasula of CBS Radio. Hyatt is a 1994 political science graduate and a 1997 college student personnel graduate of WIU, where she began her career as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities. In 2011, she earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in higher education administration from the University of South Florida. Throughout her career, she has served as associate dean for students at the University of South Florida, director of student life at the University of South Florida-Petersburg, and as associate and assistant director of Student Activities at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Long active in NACA, Hyatt served as the Chair of the NACA® Board of Directors in 2008-2009. She is also the recipient of NACA’s 2010 Comprehensive Research Award for “The Influence of Time Spent by Students on Co-Curricular Involvement and Online Social Networking on Their Academic Achievement” and will be presenting an educational session on the topic at the 2012 NACA® National Convention. The WIU Alumni Achievement award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions in one or more of the following: exceptional accomplishment in one’s chosen field; exceptional service in community affairs, whether at the local, state or national levels; or exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of Western Illinois University.

Honors for Ariyo, Western Carolina Programming Board Rotimi Ariyo, associate director of UC Programs at Western Carolina University (NC), served on the A.K. Hinds University Center Committee in the spring of 2011, and recently the Committee received The Support Program of Excellence Award from the school’s chancellor. The areas recognized by the award included base camp outdoor programming, leadership programs, operations and student programming. More information is available at: http://thereporter.wcu.edu/2011/04/wcu-presents-2011-topawards-for-teaching-research-service/. In addition, Ariyo was honored individually during the recent NACA® South Regional Conference when he was presented the Outstanding Campus Activities Professional award. And finally, the student programming board Ariyo advises, Last Minute Productions, was named winner of the Catamount Cup at Western Carolina’s Homecoming football game on Oct. 22, 2011. The Catamount Cup is a Western Carolina Homecoming tradition in which student organizations with the highest number of points at the end of the week are deemed the winner. To earn points, teams participate in the Community Service Project, the Banner Contest, the Float Building Party and Catamount Games, the Homecoming Parade and a skit at Spirit Night.

Gill Earns Doctorate Chris Gill, dean of students at Culver-Stockton College (MO), has earned a doctorate of philosophy in education

from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His dissertation topic was “Understanding the Environmental Elements in Religious Student Organizations through Sharon Parks’ Mentoring Community Theory.” He received the degree on Dec. 17, 2011. Gill, an active NACA volunteer, is currently serving as Vice Chair for Programs on the NACA® Board of Directors. He may be reached at cgill@culver.edu.

Brattain Shares Entertaining Memories in New Book Dr. William E. Brattain, a long-time member of NACA and a past Chair of the NACA® Board of Directors, has authored Entertainment in the Heartland: Some Humorous Memories and Random Thoughts. Brattain, who was involved with booking and presenting entertainment for more than 35 years at three different institutions, writes about memories, humorous events and conversations with some of the world’s most well known performers, including: Red Skelton, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Duke Ellington and more. He also includes perspectives from several former staff members and student leaders who worked with him during his more than a quarter of a century at Western Illinois University. Although retired, Brattain remains active in the arts, serving on the Illinois Arts Council. Brattain served as Chair of the NACA® Board of Directors in 1974. He is also a recipient of NACA’s Founders Award, the Association’s highest honor, and the Lifetime Membership Award. In addition, he was the 1989 recipient of the Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award and the Foundation’s William E. Brattain Scholarship was created in his honor.

Regional Conference News Guilford Technical College Wins NACA® South Bingo In a new activity offered at the 2011 NACA® South Regional Conference, Guilford Technical Community College (NC) was named the winner of Clubhouse Bingo. During each Campus Activities Marketplace session, called a Clubhouse for the purposes of the game, school participants were given a new bingo card with the goal being to get associate members to sign five boxes in a straight line before the end of the CAMP session. At the end of each session, winners were drawn from successfully completed bingo cards. Associate members donated various prizes for the game, which ranged from discounts on attractions to free Snuggies. The grand prize awarded Guilford Technical Community College, a free Headphone Disco performance, was donated by Degy Booking International, and had a value of $4,000. The NACA® South Regional Conference was held Oct. 13-16, 2011, in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Read Campus Activities Programming™ Online for Additional Content

Coming in the March 2012 Campus Activities Programming™

Campus Activities Programming™ is available online at approximately the same time it begins arriving at your schools and offices. So, if you don’t have your hard copy handy, but have broadband access, visit http://www.naca.org/Events/ Pages/snp.aspx to find not only the latest issue of NACA’s flagship publication, but other recent issues, as well. Online issues include special web-only exclusive articles you won’t find in the printed copy, so check it out today! In the November/December issue, see Amy Vaughn Deahl’s “How to Develop a Positive Working Relationship with Your Student Government Association,” available only in the online edition.

Diversity will be the focus of the March 2012 issue of Campus Activities Programming™, with articles focusing on developing inclusive events, as well as inclusive work environments, determining social identity, exhibiting diversity through art, creative ways to avoid budget roadblocks in diversity programming, focusing on adult students as an overlooked demographic, and much more.

March 16–17, 2012 East Stroudsburg, PA www.naca.org

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NACA® LEADERSHIP 2011–2012 NACA® BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair BRIAN WOOTEN Kennesaw State University (GA) 770-423-6329 bwooten@kennesaw.edu

Immediate Past Chair AHMED SAMAHA University of South Carolina-Aiken 803-641-3411 ahmeds@usca.edu

Chair-Elect DAVID DeANGELIS Suffolk University (MA) 617-573-8320 ddeangelis@suffolk.edu

Treasurer MATT MORRIN University of South Florida-St. Petersburg 727-873-4180 mmorrin@mail.usf.edu

Vice Chair for Programs CHRIS GILL Culver-Stockton College (MO) 573-288-6322 cgill@culver.edu

Executive Director ALAN DAVIS NACA Office 803-732-6222 aland@naca.org

Member KATE EDMONDS JOEY EDMONDS Presents (CA) 818-426-1279 info@joeyedmonds.com

Member BRIAN LeDUC Texas A&M University 508-353-6979 brianleduc@ tamu.edu

Member KIM BRUEMMER North Dakota State University 701-231-8242 kim.bruemmer@ ndsu.edu

Member BRIAN GARDNER Maryville University of Saint Louis (MO) 314-529-9480 bgardner@maryville.edu

Member KRISTIE GERBER University of South Florida-Tampa 813-974-2599 gerberk@sa.usf.edu

Member BARRY McKINNEY The University of Texas at San Antonio 210-458-4160 barry.mckinney@ utsa.edu

Member KEN ABRAHAMS Fun Enterprises, Inc. (MA) 781-840-0180 ken@funent.com

Member CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ DePaul University (IL) CRODRI45@ mail.depaul.edu

NACA West ANDREA RAMIREZ University of Washington-Bothell aramirez@uwb.edu

2011–2012 NACA® PROGRAM LEADERS

NACA Central BEN HOPPER Kansas State University blhopper@ksu.edu

NACA Mid America JESSE DOUGLAS University of Mount Union (OH) douglajs@ mountunion.edu

NACA Mid Atlantic STACEY SOTTUNG Saint Joseph’s University (PA) ssottung@sju.edu

NACA Northeast HEATHER BARBOUR Salve Regina University (RI) heather.barbour@ salve.edu

NACA Northern Plains JENNIE HARTZHEIM Beloit College (WI) hartzhei@beloit.edu

NACA South STEPHANIE COYLE Georgia Gwinnett College scoyle@ggc.edu

National Convention Program Committee Chair BERRI CROSS Guilford Technical Community College (NC) bvcross@gtcc.edu

International Programs Chair SHELBY HARRIS University of Massachusetts-Boston shelby.harris@umb.edu

Institute Series Coordinator EDIE McCRACKEN Fort Hays State University (KS) esmccracken@fhsu.edu

Webinar Series Coordinator ANGIE ZEMKE Valparaiso University (IN) angela.zemke@valpo.edu

Leadership Fellows Coordinator SHANNA KINZEL University of Washington-Tacoma skinzel@uwashington.edu

Mid Atlantic Festival Coordinator KIMBERLY HERRERA Anne Arundel Community College kfherrera@aacc.edu

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TEN QUESTIONS with 1. Leadership/management book you are currently reading?

programming board and share fun and excitement while doing it.

Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life, written by Mike Krzyzewski with Donald T. Phillips. The biggest point I've learned from the book is you have to lead based on the group of people in front of you and not simply the way you have always done it before.

6. Technology that most benefits you at work?

PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheets. I usually have a bunch of these open on my desktop every day as I work from them. 7. Most challenging aspect of your job?

Creating a new culture on campus where students respond to mid-aernoon and latenight programming. 8. Tip you can share for balancing work with a personal life?

2. What recent campus program most exceeded your expectations and why?

We hosted the comic magician Tim Gabrielson at the end of this past September and, apart from being a great act, he was an awesome guy. A couple years ago, when he came, he inspired some of our own students to become performers. The two students do a comedy bit where one brother mimes and the other does sound effects. Tim not only had them open the show for him this time, but he also acted in the scene with them. The bond he has created with these two brothers is something really special and only goes to show his character. For that, I truly respect him. 3. Favorite campus program in your entire career and why?

The haunted house the activities board created during my second year of grad school. The board put in hours upon hours to plan and come up with the design for and then put together the annual campus haunted house. When it came time to make the haunted house, or should I say haunted hospital, the board really came together and constructed a completely professional looking facility with twists and turns to spook the students. The best part was definitely the night of the event, seeing everybody come through and then running out screaming and laughing. For once, screams meant we had done something right.

Set goals for yourself with regard to things you want to do and have friends to do them with you. Also, know when to stop looking at emails on your cell phone.

Mike R. Rapay Assistant Director of Campus Programming Winthrop University (SC)

9. Best programming advice you’ve ever received?

Never put a couch in your office or else you may never leave.

4. Three things on your desk right now you couldn’t live without for work?

• Evo 4G smartphone • Dry erase board • Computer with super-fast Internet 5. Best teaching tool for your students?

Competition. We have a big board in the office with tasks the advisers and executive board feel are things the students on the program board need to learn or concentrate on more. Whenever a committee completes a task, they get a big smiley face on the board next to the task and the winning group will get a prize at the end of the semester. This fun form of competition allows students to focus on things they need to learn while serving on the

10. Something unique about your programming board?

Our students are awesome hosts and try to do a lot of little things that add up to make performers really want to put on some awesome shows for us. For example, they will send emails before and aer the show telling how excited they are or how great the show was. Then, they also usually leave welcome letters in the hotel rooms of the performers. Probably the coolest thing they do is design a personalized star that goes on the green room doors for each performer that they can take home with them.

“10 Questions with ...” is a recurring feature in Campus Activities Programming™ that recognizes individual campus activities professionals for their outstanding work and gives readers a chance to know more about them. If you’d like to recommend a professional staff member to answer “10 Questions,” contact Editor Glenn Farr at glennf@naca.org.

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2012 NATIONAL CONVENTION

PREVIEW GUIDE FOR DELEGATES FEES & DEADLINES FEATURED SPEAKERS EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS SHOWCASES

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2012 NACA® National Convention Preview Contents National Convention Update ..............................................................58 By Berri Cross, National Convention Program Committee Chair Preliminary Convention Schedule ....................................................59 National Convention Program Committee, Graduate Interns, Leadership Fellows and Mentors........................................................60 A Pre-Convention Guide for Delegates: Plan Now for Success in Charlotte ....................................................62 Fees, Deadlines & Other Information ................................................64 NACA’s Featured Speakers ..................................................................66 Educational and Professional Development Offerings ..................70 Showcase Performers Club ......................................................................................................86 Lecture..................................................................................................91 Mainstage ............................................................................................99 Master of Ceremonies ......................................................................111 Roving Artist ......................................................................................115 Sampler ..............................................................................................117 Product/Services Video ..................................................................121 Film Screenings ................................................................................121 Exhibitor Listing ..................................................................................122

Convention Preview Advertisers The Agency Group, Ltd.........................................67 BMI ............................................................................98 Diversity Talent Agency ........................................C3 Edd Farimann ........................................................119 Fogg Entertainment ............................................114 Karges Productions ..............................................56 mtvU Rate My Professors ..................................120 mtvU........................................................................110 NACA® Advertising ................................................83 NACA® Block Booking ..........................................78 NACA® Foundation Bowling Tournament ......109 NACA® Foundation Online Auction ..................96 NACA® Foundation Silent Auction ......................77 NACA® Institutes ....................................................90 NACA® Northern Plains Regional Conference....69 NACA® QR Codes ..................................................83 NACA® World of Ideas ........................................116 NBC Universal ........................................................84 The Placement Exchange ....................................97 Public Identity ........................................................68 Richard Barker: I-Hypnotize ................................95 TJohnE Productions ............................................C4

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2012 NACA® CONVENTION PREVIEW NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATE By

Berri Cross 2012 National Convention Program Committee Chair

2012 NACA® National Convention Charlotte, NC | Feb. 25–29 Fuel Up with NACA The excitement building up to the National Convention is getting contagious! We have been working very hard to drive up the energy and be ready to Fuel Up with NACA in Charlotte. The 2012 Convention team has been working very hard for more than a year to make sure we have just the right mix of educational sessions, showcases and artists represented from all over the country!

BERRI CROSS

Showcases Our Showcase Selection Committee has chosen phenomenal showcases for you to preview! Please make sure you come ready for the Marketplace, with your calendars in hand, ready to go! Block Booking is the heartbeat of our association, and let’s make sure we continue its success. Doing business with not only those showcasing acts, but also with non-showcasing artists as well can help you have a tremendous year of programming. See who’s showcasing, beginning on Page 85.

Educational Programs and Featured Speakers Professional Development Luncheon

We are very excited to have Dr. Kristen Renn as the Professional Development Luncheon speaker on Sunday, Feb. 26 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm). Dr. Renn is an associate professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University and served as Dean of Student Life at Brown University for more than 10 years. Diversity Dinner

The Diversity Action Group is proud to host the Diversity Dinner on Monday, Feb. 27 (6:40 pm- 8:15 pm) featuring Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, who serves as the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm based in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Washington previously served as the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and has held various positions in higher education for more 20 years. Check out the web portal http://www.naca.org/ncportal/home.html for more information on how to attend both of these opportunities. (See Page 66 for more information on featured speakers at the Convention.) Convention Keynote

And we are very thrilled to have Raven Symoné as the Convention Keynote speaker! You all watched her for years on The Cosby Show, as well as That’s So Raven from the Disney Channel. Raven is a humanitarian who works extensively with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Girls Incorporated. Educational Sessions

Educational sessions to be offered at the National Convention will include current topics of interest to students and staff alike. We have a varied and extensive schedule that will allow you to choose what is best for your delegation. Split up so you can make the most of your NACA experience! See Page 70.

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Volunteer Opportunities You will have the opportunity to volunteer throughout the Convention, from the first day to the last! Please make sure you plan to volunteer at least once during our short time together. NACA is built on and continues its success through the dedication of its volunteers like you! Fuel Up Now for Charlotte! The opportunities available to all of us throughout the week at a National Convention can seem overwhelming. However, please take time to prepare for the Convention by reviewing this special Convention Preview (Pages 55–122) prior to your arrival in Charlotte, NC, so you can make the most out of your time there! The 2012 National Convention Program Committee has been planning a great Convention, making sure you have quality entertainment, excellent educational sessions and superior artists and agents to work with throughout your NACA experience!! See you in Charlotte!

Berri Cross Director of Student Life Guilford Technical Community College (NC) Email: bvcross@gtcc.edu

2012 NACA® CONVENTION PREVIEW What’s Happening When? This is a preliminary schedule of events at the 2012 NACA® National Convention and is subject to change. Saturday, Feb. 25

Monday, Feb. 27

12:01 am—midnight ....................Roving Artists 9:00 am—8:00 pm ......................Registration Open 9:00 am—8:00 pm ......................Volunteer Center Open 12:00 noon—7:00 pm ................Exhibitor Set-up 1:00 pm—2:00 pm ......................Block Booking Orientation 3:00 pm—6:30 pm ......................Career Preparation Center Open 4:00 pm—4:45 pm ......................Regional Meetings/ Convention Orientation 4:00 pm—5:00 pm ......................Block Booking Orientation 4:45 pm—5:45 pm........................Diversity Connection 5:00 pm—6:00 pm ......................Dinner on Your Own 5:30 pm—6:00 pm ......................Associate Member Welcome Meeting 6:00 pm—7:15 pm........................Convention Kick-Off 7:15 pm—8:15 pm ........................Campus Activities Marketplace 1 – Grand Opening 8:20 pm—10:40 pm ....................Mainstage Showcase 1 9:00 pm—10:00 pm ....................Board Interview Orientation 10:00 pm—11:00 pm ..................Past Board Chair’s Reception 10:40 pm—12:10 am....................Campus Activities Marketplace 2 11:35 pm—12:35 am ....................Diversity Mix & Mingle—LGBTQIA

12:01 am—midnight ....................Roving Artists 8:00 am—9:00 am ......................Block Booking Meetings 8:30 am—2:00 pm ......................Volunteer Center Open 8:30 am—4:00 pm ......................Career Preparation Center 8:30 am—8:00 pm ......................Registration Open 8:50 am—9:50 am........................Educational Offerings 2 10:00 am—12:15 pm ....................Club Showcase 2 10:00 am—12:15 pm ....................Lecture Showcase 2 12:15 pm—1:20 pm ......................Lunch on Your Own 1:15 pm—2:15 pm ........................Professional Educational Offerings 3 1:30 pm—3:00 pm........................Discover NACA—Potential Associate and School Members 1:30 pm—3:35 pm ........................Mainstage Showcase 3 2:20 pm—3:20 pm ......................Professional Educational Offerings 4 3:35 pm—4:35 pm........................Educational Offerings 3 4:40 pm—5:40 pm ......................Sampler Showcase 5:15 pm—6:40 pm........................Film Screening 5:40 pm—6:40 pm ......................Campus Activities Marketplace 5 6:40 pm—8:15 pm........................Dinner on Your Own 6:40 pm—8:15 pm........................Diversity Dinner 8:20 pm—10:50 pm ....................Mainstage Showcase 4 (Frank Harris Award presented) 10:55pm—11:55pm ......................Campus Activities Marketplace 6 11:00 pm—midnight ....................Diversity Dance Party

Sunday, Feb. 26 12:01am—midnight ......................Roving Artists 8:00 am—9:00 am ......................Coffee and Conversations Exchange 8:30 am—11:30 am ......................Career Preparation Center 8:30 am—2:00 pm ......................Volunteer Center Open 8:30 am—7:00 pm ......................Registration Open 8:30 am—9:00 am ......................Block Booking Orientation 9:00 am—10:00 am ....................Block Booking Meetings 9:00 am—4:00 pm ......................Swank Photo Shoot 10:15 am—11:15 am......................Educational Offerings 1 11:30 am—1:00 pm ......................Professional Development Luncheon (C Shaw Smith Award presented) 11:30 am—1:15 pm ......................Lunch on Your Own 1:15 pm—2:15 pm ........................Professional Educational Offerings 1 1:20 pm—3:40 pm........................Club Showcase 1 1:20 pm—3:40 pm........................Lecture Showcase 1 1:30 pm—3:30 pm........................Film Screening 1:30 pm—4:00 pm ......................Career Preparation Center 2:00 pm—3:00 pm ......................New Associates Reception 2:20 pm—3:20 pm ......................Professional Educational Offerings 2 3:40 pm—4:40 pm ......................Campus Activities Marketplace 3 4:45 pm—6:30 pm ......................Dinner on Your Own 6:20 pm—8:55 pm ......................Mainstage Showcase 2 (Patsy Morley Award presented) 8:30 pm—10:30 pm ....................Film Screening 9:00 pm—10:00 pm ....................Campus Activities Marketplace 4 10:15 pm—11:30 pm ....................NBCU Stand Up for Diversity

Tuesday, Feb. 28 12:01 am—midnight ....................Roving Artists 8:30 am—12:00 noon..................Career Preparation Center 8:00 am—3:00 pm ......................Educational Exhibits 8:50 am—9:50 am........................Educational Offerings 4 9:00 am—10:00 am ....................Block Booking Meetings 9:00 am—2:00 pm ......................Volunteer Center Open 9:00 am—5:00 pm ......................Registration Open 9:55 am—10:55 am ......................Educational Offerings 5 11:00 am—1:10 pm ......................Mainstage Showcase 5 1:10 pm—2:15 pm ........................NACA World of Ideas with Box Lunch 2:15 pm—3:15 pm ........................Educational Offerings 6 3:20 pm—4:00 pm ......................Keynote Speaker 4:00 pm—5:00 pm ......................Campus Activities Marketplace 7 4:15 pm—6:00 pm........................Film Screening 5:10 pm—7:15 pm ........................Mainstage Showcase 6 7:15 pm—8:45 pm ........................Dinner on Your Own 8:45 pm—10:40 pm ....................Mainstage Showcase 7 10:40 pm—11:40 pm ..................Campus Activities Marketplace 8 11:45 pm—2:00 am ......................Block Booking Meeting

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2012 National Convention Program Committee National Convention Program Committee Chair Berri Cross Guilford Technical Community College-Jamestown (NC)

BOArD OF DirECTOrS Chair, NACA Board of Directors Brian Wooten Kennesaw State University (GA)

CONVENTiON SErViCES Convention Services Coordinator George Micalone Iowa State University

Volunteer Center Coordinator Jordan Hale Duke University (NC)

World of Ideas Coordinator Natalie Keller Pariano Denison University (OH)

DiVErSiTy PrOGrAMS

EDUCATiONAL SErViCES

Diversity Programs Coordinator Leadership Fellows Coordinator Shanna Kinzel California State UniversityMonterey Bay

Educational Programs Coordinator Larry Mannolini Lycoming College (PA)

Diversity Activities Group Christina Duncan University of West Florida

Graduate Intern Program Coordinator Michael Baumhardt The University of Scranton (PA)

Diversity Activities Group Jerome Thomas Arkansas State University-Jonesboro

Committee On-Site Educational Session Review Coordinator Melissa Turco Newberry College (SC)

Diversity Activities Group Jordan Hale Duke University (NC)

Career Preparation Center Coordinator Sarah Morgan University of South CarolinaColumbia

Diversity Activities Group Lydia Washington University of MassachusettsAmherst

Educational Program Reviewer Lydia Washington University of MassachusettsAmherst

Diversity Activities Group Tyler Pederson University of WashingtonTacoma

Educational Program Reviewer Mark Hewitt Babson College (MA)

Showcase Selection Coordinator Je Zapletal Penn State UniversityUniversity Park

Committee Lecture Showcase Selection Coordinator Gary rapp Friends University (KS)

Campus Activities Marketplace Sta Coordinator Scott Lyons Johnson & Wales UniversityProvidence (RI)

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Educational Program Reviewer Brian Dye Dartmouth College (NH)

Educational Program Reviewer Ginny-Beth Joiner Saint Martin's University (WA)

Educational Program Reviewer Michael Baumhardt The University of Scranton (PA)

Educational Program Reviewer Catherine Heidke University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

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2012 NACA® Graduate Interns and Mentors (Interns’ functional areas are listed.)

richel raich

(Block Booking™) University of Utah/ Westminster College (UT)

Thanh M. Le University of North CarolinaCharlotte NACA® South

Sarah Schenk

(Career Preparation Center) Shippensburg University (OH)

Mentor Megan Habermann

Western Oregon University

Mentor Tonya Dawson University of Florida NACA® South

Mentor Crissy Fabiszak

Community College of Baltimore (MD)

Kathryn reising

(CAMP) University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Shelissa Newball Eastern Connecticut State University NACA® Northeast

Lauren Luffy

(Volunteer Center) Bowling Green State University (OH)

Mentor rich ramos

Simpson College (IA)

Mentor

Mentor Ebony ramsey Winston-Salem State University (NC) NACA® South

George Micalone

Iowa State University

2011–2012 NACA® Leadership Fellows and Mentors

Denise r. Poindexter University of IllinoisUrbana- Champaign NACA® Mid America

Brent Grunig

(Educational Programs) University of South Florida

Emily Laree Avelo Notre Dame de Namur University (CA) NACA® West

Mentor Billy Boulden

Longwood University (VA)

Mentor Jonathan Stoll California State University-East Bay NACA® West

Lyston Skerritt

(Diversity Activities Group) University of Louisville (MO)

Tatia M. Haywood New York University NACA® Mid Atlantic

Rollins College (FL)

Cari Urabe University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara NACA® West

Mentor Andrea ramirez University of Washington-Bothell NACA® West

Mentor Jerrid Kalakay

Mentor Demetria Bell Anderson Hiram College (OH) NACA® Mid America

Mentor Lyndon Pryor Texas A&M University NACA® Central

Shanna Brown

(CAMP) Texas State UniversitySan Marcos

Natasha Hopkins Heidelberg University (OH) NACA® Mid America

Mentor Justin Lawhead

University of Memphis

Mentor Sherry Early Bowling Green State University (OH) NACA® Mid America

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A Pre-Convention Guide for Delegates

Plan Now for Success in Charlotte

As you prepare for the 2012 NACA® National Convention, it is important to keep in mind that your delegation represents your entire campus. With this responsibility, it is necessary to plan ahead in order to cover as many Convention events as possible. Before leaving campus, your delegation should accomplish important preparations that will help ensure your success to reach the following goals: • To become more informed and educated about the various aspects of programming; • To gather information about artists, performers, speakers and product vendors; and • To learn about various aspects of leadership and effective organizational functioning. Involve students who participated in a previous NACA® National Convention or regional conference and ask them to present helpful pointers at one of your delegation meetings. One to Three Months Before the Convention 1. Have potential delegates complete applications and participate in an interview process. This helps convey to them the importance of the position and the responsibilities it entails. 2. Select those who will be returning to campus for at least another year. A graduating senior will be gone in a few months. Instead, use the Convention as a training opportunity for future leaders. 3. Choose a Block Booker and determine the level of Block Booking in which you will be able to participate. Also decide the process you’ll use to discuss potential acts with other programming board members once you return to campus.

Three Weeks Before the Convention Hold a meeting of the entire programming board or organization board. Board members who will be staying behind can give important direction and feedback that will help delegation members participate more productively in the Convention. 1. Discuss NACA, its history and purpose. Visit http://www.naca.org/aboutus/Pages/default.asp x for more information. 2. Discuss who attends the Convention: student programmers, student activities professionals/staff, student union professionals/staff, performing artists, entertainment booking agents and professional support companies. 3. Review and discuss goals, objectives and expectations of Convention participation. 4. Review the Convention schedule and make assignments to delegates for specific areas of coverage. a. Review the listing of educational sessions (see Page 70). Assign each member of your delegation to attend as many different sessions in each block as possible. Complete descriptions will appear in the National Convention Program, which you will receive at Convention registration. Map out with others in your delegation who will be participating in specific educational sessions. b. Review showcasing acts (see Page 85). c. Review the list of exhibitors in the Campus Activities Marketplace (see Page 122). d. Discuss the basics of Block Booking and the acts/performers that interest you. e. Review the World of Ideas (see Page 116). Assign World of Ideas responsibilities. f. Set times for daily on-site delegation meetings while at the Convention to ensure that everyone stays on track and completes the tasks assigned to them. 5. Complete any required travel paperwork. 6. Discuss departure time and make arrangements to let faculty know when you will be missing classes and coordinate making up missed assignments. (See sample letter online at http://www.naca.org/ncportal/schools.html.) 7. Assign tasks for next meeting.

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Two Weeks Before the Convention Hold a meeting with the delegation to finalize details of your trip. 1. Make room assignments. 2. Review departure time and travel arrangements. 3. Pick up travel advances. 4. Discuss appropriate behavior and attire while at the Convention. 5. Discuss what to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, money for meals, personal entertainment and miscellaneous expenses; programming calendar and available room/hall reservations; programming budget; notebook/legal pad; pens/ pencils. 6. Bring an extra campus event or programming board T-shirt/sweatshirt to trade with another delegate. 7. Bring items that reflect school spirit (T-shirts, sweatshirts, glasses, pennants, etc.) for the NACA Foundation Auction (see Page 77). 8. Check on status of World of Ideas materials. 9. Distribute copies of programming calendar and budget to delegates attending the Convention. 10. Identify open dates and facilities on your programming calendar. 11. Make a list of major programs and events that are of interest to your campus and be prepared to take advantage of Block Booking and Contract-on-Site pricing discounts. Discuss all this information with your Block Booker, who will be attending Block Booking meetings. 12. Contact other schools in your area beforehand to see if you have any common programming interests. You may be able to do legwork that will result in a cost-saving block on a particular artist. 13. Remind group of on-site delegation meetings. 14. Review expectations regarding Convention follow-up and evaluation. Discuss how you plan to evaluate and take notes on showcases and educational sessions.

When you Arrive at the 2012 National Convention 1. Find the NACA Registration area to get started. 2. Take time to make sure you have all essential materials. The head of your delegation should register for the entire delegation and then share materials with you. Your delegation head should verify that you have your nametags, meal tickets, schedule, promotional flyers and the National Convention Program. 3. Register to participate in Block Booking. Helpful volunteers will be on site at registration to explain the process to you. 4. VOLUNTEER! Visit the Volunteer Center to schedule a time when you can lend a hand. Not only will you help ensure the success of the Convention, you will meet many new and fun people. While you Are in Charlotte 1. Remember to eat well, drink water and get plenty of sleep. 2. Be an active participant throughout your time at the Convention. 3. Introduce yourself to other school delegates. 4. Take good notes during educational sessions and get all handouts that are available. 5. Go to all showcases. 6. Visit each booth in the Campus Activities Marketplace and get to know the associate members who are there. Remember, however, to take only one sample of promotional materials for your delegation. 7. Always have your programming calendar and budget information handy when you are in CAMP. 8. Touch base regularly with other delegates in your group and with your adviser. 9. Attend all scheduled delegation meetings so you can share information and discuss the information you’ve gathered. When you return to Campus 1. Immediately share educational information and promotional materials from the National Convention with board members who were not able to attend. 2. Move quickly to make programming decisions on attractions for which your delegation completed Block Booking forms. Prices are valid for only 45 days aer the Convention. 3. Contact other schools in your area who may also want to take advantage of the Block Booking price breaks (if you didn’t do this before the Convention). This will help increase your Block Booking cost savings even more.

How to Plan your Delegation 1. Use the National Convention as a training opportunity for future leaders rather than a reward for long-time leaders. 2. Invite students who will be at your institution for at least one more full academic year. 3. Disperse members of the delegation to cover as many sessions as possible. Don’t have two or more members of your delegation attending the same session. 4. Balance the interests of the institution, the student organization and the individual when considering sessions to attend. 5. Confer with students and staff back home as needed via social media. 6. Hold a group debriefing aer attending a group of sessions or aer the Convention as a whole so everyone receives the benefits of as many sessions as possible. A debriefing held aer your delegation returns to campus could also include student and staff members at your institution who could not attend.

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Fees, Deadlines & Other Information (Note: NACA policies are subject to change without notice.) The NACA® National Convention provides an excellent opportunity for colleges and universities around the country to meet one-on-one with artists, performers and agents in the Campus Activities Marketplace, preview live showcases, network with other campus activities professionals and obtain training for both professional staff and students. The Convention is the ideal location for NACA associate members, artists, performers, speakers and self-represented artists to find out more about the needs of NACA-member schools, meet campus activities buyers and showcase their acts. registration All student and staff delegates must be registered to attend the 2012 National Convention. Students and staff from non-member schools may attend, but must pay non-member registration fees. All delegations are eligible to participate in the Block Booking process. The registration fee includes one meal, access to the Campus Activities Marketplace and admission to all showcases and educational sessions. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend the National Convention, but must pay the regular registration fee for the full Convention or day pass, depending upon their length of stay. All Convention policies and procedures apply to spouses or partners in attendance, whether they are school- or associate-member-related. Any member who has an outstanding debt with NACA of more than 60 days must clear that debt before registering. NACA reserves the right to apply any funds held for or received by NACA from a debtor to any outstanding debt, as well as any accumulated service or related charges where applicable, regardless of the purpose for which such funds were received or held by NACA. register Online Hard copies of registrations will be accepted in the NACA Office until Feb 3. Aer this deadline, you may register online until Feb. 19; aer that date, you may register only on site at the Convention. Visit http://www.naca.org/ncportal/home.html for more information about registering online or via hard copy.

2012 Convention Fees and Deadlines NACA Member Schools

Early Registration (by Feb. 3, 2012): $320 Regular Registration (starting Feb. 4, 2012): $375 Non-Member Schools

Early Registration (by Feb. 3, 2012): $440 Regular Registration (starting Feb. 4, 2012): $490 Associate Members

Early Registration (by Feb. 3, 2012): $320 Regular Registration (starting Feb. 4, 2012): $375 Day Passes $155 per day; two-day limit CAMP-ONLY Pass: $55 per day per person Professional Development Luncheon: The Professional Development Luncheon will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 am. Sign up for this event when you register. It will feature Dr. Kristen Renn, associate professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University (see Page 66) and will include presentation of the C. Shaw Smith Award. Diversity Dinner: The Diversity Dinner will be held Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:40 pm. The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, will be the featured speaker. See Page 66.

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Facilities:

Hilton Garden inn Charlotte Uptown

Charlotte Convention Center

508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-347-5972 Fax: 704-377-1519

501 South College St. Charlotte, NC 28201 Phone: 704-339-6000 Web: www.charlotteconventionctr.com

rates:

Hotels:

Single/Double—$141; Triple/Quad—$151 The above rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 16.25% per room, per night, and is subject to change without notice.

Debit Card Advisory

reservation Deadline: Jan. 27, 2012

It is recommended not to use a debit card for transactions at a hotel. If a debit card is used at check-in, some hotels will debit your account for the projected total amount of room, tax and incidentals for your entire stay. These funds will no longer be available for your use from your bank account. If you depart earlier than expected, the unused amount will be released when you check out. However, depending on your bank’s procedures, it could take up to two weeks for the unused amount to be released by your bank.

http://hiltongardeninn1.hilton.com/en_US/gi/index.do Hampton inn Charlotte Uptown

530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-373-0917 Fax: 704-377-1519 rates:

Official Headquarters Hotel The Westin Charlotte

601 South College St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-375-2600 Fax: 704-375-2623

Single/Double—$141; Triple/Quad—$151 The above rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 16.25% per room, per night, and is subject to change without notice. reservation Deadline: Jan. 27, 2012

http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=CLTUTHX

rates:

Omni Charlotte Hotel

Single/Double—$175; Triple/Quad—$185 The above rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 16.25% per room, per night, and is subject to change without notice. reservation Deadline: Jan. 27, 2012

132 East Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-377-0400 Fax: 704-347-0649

http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/NACA2012

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Hilton Charlotte City Center

Single—$139; Double—$159; Triple—$169; Quad—$179 The above rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 16.25% per room, per night, and is subject to change without notice.

222 E. Third St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-377-1500 Fax: 704-377-4143

reservation Deadline: Jan. 27, 2012

http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Charlotte.aspx?cid=sd_psa_bproperty2

rates:

Single/Double—$154; Triple—$164; Quad—$174 The above rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 16.25% per room, per night, and is subject to change without notice. reservation Deadline: Jan. 27, 2012

Transportation: If you are flying into Charlotte, NC, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is approximately 15 minutes from the Charlotte Convention Center and nearby hotels. Estimated taxi fare is $28 one way.

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See the 2012 National Convention Web Portal For complete and up-to-date information on the 2012 NACA® National Convention, check out the National Convention Web Portal. Also, use the Portal to register online early and take advantage of reduced registration rates. Visit: http://www.naca.org/ncportal/home.html

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2012 NACA® National Convention Featured Speakers The higher education professionals listed here are scheduled to present at NACA’s 2011 National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Check out the Convention Program, delivered to delegates at registration, for a complete list of presenters and schedules. In the meantime, visit the National Convention Web Portal at http://www.naca.org/ncportal/home.html.

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Professional Development Luncheon; Sunday, Feb. 26, 11:30 am Educational Session; Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:20 pm

Diversity Dinner; Monday, Feb. 27, 6:40 pm Educational Session; Monday, Feb. 27, 2:20 pm

Kristen Renn is associate professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her doctorate in higher education at Boston College (MA). She was a student affairs professional for 12 years before joining the faculty. Her research focuses on issues of identity in higher education, including studies of mixed race identities, LGBT students, and leaders of identity-based student organizations. Her books include Mixed Race Students in College: The Ecology of Race, Identity, and Community, Student Development in College (written with Nancy Evans, Flo Guido, Dea Forney and Lori Patton) and the forthcoming College Students in the United States (written with Bob Reason). She is also associate editor for international research and scholarship of the Journal of College Student Development. She is currently conducting an international study of women’s higher education institutions. Professional Development Luncheon Topic: More than Icing on the Cake: Why Higher Education Needs Student Activities In an era of shrinking resources, some people question the educational purpose of student activities and other “frills.” Yet, the need to educate students for civic participation and leadership in a diverse society has never been more important. In this presentation, she will address the vital role of campus activities in promoting educationally meaningful engagement for students and communities. Educational Session Topic: From Student Leader to VP: Campus Activities and Careers in the 21st Century Campus activities provide opportunities for career development for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals of all levels, but the path from Point A to Point B is not always clear. In this session, participants will consider ways to build a “GPS” to guide them.

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The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm out of Baltimore, MD. Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for more than 27 years and is a founding faculty member of the Social Justice Training Institute. Dr. Washington earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock State College (PA) and double masters’ degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington. He also holds a doctorate in college student development from the University of Maryland-College Park, as well as a master’s of divinity from Howard University School of Divinity (DC). Known as “The Engagement Specialist,” he sees himself as an instrument of change. He works every day to help people find the best in themselves and others. He lives by the words of one of his favorite songs: If I can help somebody as I pass along, If I can cheer somebody with a word or song, If I can show somebody that he’s or she has traveled wrong, Then my Living Shall Not BE in Vain. Diversity Dinner Topic: Leadership and Diversity for the 21st Century

The next generation of leaders will need to be prepared with a set a skills to embrace and engage diversity like no other. We must provide the opportunities for student leaders to develop skills in four key areas: Awareness of Self, Awareness of Others, Courageous Action and Collaboration. This keynote will address these four areas and how we take care of ourselves in the work. Educational Session Topic: Race-Religion and Sexual Orientation Inter-

sections: The Road Less Traveled “Why do we always have to just talk about race, what about sexual orientation?” “Sexual preference is a personal issue and should not be included in the diversity discussion because it’s a choice!” “Where am I supposed to go and be fully accepted, the Queer students don’t want me to be religious and the religious groups don’t want me to be Queer … .” If you have heard or felt these sentiments and are looking for a way to effectively engage the intersections of race, religion and sexual orientation, this session is for you.

2012 NACA® NATIONAL CONVENTION KEyNOTE SPEAKER TUESDAy, FEb. 23 | 3:20 PM

rAVENSyMONé Actress, producer, raven-Symoné is one of Hollywood's most powerful and talented young stars. She is best known for her role in the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. Her role garnered three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance, two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress and a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer. That's So Raven received the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Series and was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program. Raven’s film credits include: College Road Trip, The Princess Diaries 2, Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2. Her role in Dr. Dolittle 2 earned her a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress and a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Female Star. On television, Raven starred on The Cosby Show and also starred on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper for four seasons. Most recently, Raven starred on the ABC Family comedy State of Georgia. As a humanitarian, Raven addresses issues of concern to children. She is active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is also involved with Girls Incorporated, a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing vital educational programs to those in high-risk, underserved areas. Raven-Symoné is represented by The Agency Group (LA), Booth 403-405.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS Dr. Peter Lake Educational Session; Sunday, Feb. 26, 1:15 pm

Peter F. Lake is professor of law, Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law (FL). He teaches and writes in the areas of torts, higher education law and policy, insurance and jurisprudence, and has won several awards for his teaching and scholarship. He is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cosmopolitan, TIME, various reported legal decisions including the supreme courts of Virginia and Florida, and the most recent Restatement of the Law of Torts. Lake has appeared on several major media networks, such as NPR, ABC and CNN. He has authored numerous law review articles and other publications, including three books: The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University: Who Assumes the Risks of College Life (with R. Bickel, Carolina Academic Press 1999, Second Edition forthcoming), Beyond Discipline– Managing the Modern Higher Education Environment (Hierophant Enterprises, Inc. 2009), and Foundations of Higher Education Law & Policy: Basic Legal Rules, Concepts and Principles for Student Affairs (NASPA 2011). Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Educational Session Topic: Hot Topics in Higher Education Law & Policy: How 2011 Will Shape the Future The year 2011 was a landmark period for higher education law and policy. The Jared Lee Loughner incident in Tucson prompted colleges to again re-examine their policies and procedures when dealing with dangerous or mentally ill students. In April 2011, the US Department of Education ramped up regulatory activity—fining Virginia Tech $55,000 and then issuing a “Dear Colleague” letter that outlined more stringent guidelines for the handling of campus sexual assault cases. The year wrapped up with the Penn State scandal. What are the most important takeaways from these incidents and what must your campus do now to avoid potential future compliance issues and litigation?

raven-Symoné to Give 2012 Convention Keynote Actress and producer Raven-Symoné will deliver the Keynote at the 2012 NACA® National Convention in Charlotte, NC, appearing Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3:20 pm. Actress and producer Raven-Symoné is one of Hollywood's most powerful and talented young stars. She is best known for her role in the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. Her role garnered three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance, two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress and a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer. That's So Raven received the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Series and was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program. Raven’s film credits include: College Road Trip, The Princess Diaries 2, Dr. Doolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2. Her role in Dr. Doolittle 2 earned her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress and a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Female Star. On television, Raven starred on The Cosby Show and also starred on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper for four seasons. Most recently, Raven starred on the ABC Family comedy State of Georgia. As a humanitarian, Raven addresses issues of concern to children. She is active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is also involved with Girls Incorporated, a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold by providing vital educational programs to those in high-risk, underserved areas. Raven-Symoné’s appearance is courtesy of The Agency Group in Booths 403-405.

NACA® NOrTHErN PLAiNS rEGiONAL CONFErENCE March 29–April 1, 2012 St. Paul, MN

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Educational and Professional Development Offerings Here is a preliminary listing of educational and professional development sessions selected for the 2011 NACA® National Convention. A complete, up-todate listing will appear in the National Convention Program, which will be provided to delegates at Convention registration.

SUNDAy, FEB. 26 10:15 am–11:15 am Educational Offerings 1 “Cause Baby, you Were Born This Way!” Let these words guide you to acceptance of others and YOURSELF! Join us for an interactive experience of celebrating differences on college campuses! We will highlight ethical approaches for combating issues associated with a diverse college environment. Presenter(s): Brittney Lewis, Program Adviser, Campus Activity Board & UWF Homecoming, The University of West Florida (FL); Christina Duncan, Program Adviser, Campus Activity Board & UWF Homecoming, The University of West Florida Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

A Study of Student involvement Factors and influence on Performance on the CPA Exam This research tests Alexander Astin’s theory of student involvement, based on the assumption that if students are involved with or committed to their education, they will achieve higher levels of success. This research concentrates on accounting graduates sitting for the CPA exam. Presenter(s): Linda M. Campbell, Associate Professor, Siena Heights University (MI) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 210AB

Attention Programmers: Get a Bigger Bang for your Buck! As student programmers we all come up with really amazing ideas for campus activities. But, as we all know, sometimes “big ideas” cost “big money.” Unfortunately, big money isn’t something all of us have at our disposal, especially these days. This program has been designed to find a way around low dough in order to achieve high reward. In this session, students will have the opportunity to share ideas on how to program on a tight budget, learn about effective low-cost programs, methods to maximizing their allocated budget and how to utilize the services and talent that surrounds them. Students will leave with tangible ideas on how to “Get a Bigger Bang for Your Buck.” Presenter(s): Roberta Prior, Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities, Gateway Community College (CT); Samantha Heltke, SGA President, Gateway Community College Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 218AB

Birds of a Feather Don’t Always Flock Together! Have you ever wondered what your personal leadership style is? Ever wondered what it takes to work with all different types of leaders? Well, in this workshop, you will learn whether you are an owl, eagle, bluebird or hummingbird. Come see how different leadership styles work together to fly in a V-formation! Presenter(s): Ebony Ramsey, Director of Student Activities, Winston-Salem State University (NC) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 207BC

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Don’t Get Fired Up, Positive relations between Agencies and Schools Are as Easy as Turning the Key! Why can’t we all just get along? We CAN! Agents and university professionals and students each have a job to do. Simply stated, those jobs are mutually beneficial. Sometimes, egos and personalities get in the way and we lose sight of how we can positively interact and help each other. Attend this session led by seasoned professionals who have had some great relationships (and some not so great) and have chosen to learn from those experiences and share with you successful ways to work together. Presenter(s): Angie Carr Robinett, Director of Student Life, Rockhurst University (MO); Sue Boxrud, Agent, The College Agency (MN) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 208B

Engaging Students in NACA You love going to NACA conferences, but you feel like your friends in your organization suite just don’t understand. You might not realize all that NACA has to offer them and how you can collaborate and build partnerships on your campus, as well as provide insight into the great resources that NACA has to offer to support them through their college experience in and out of their on-campus involvement! Presenter(s): Brian LeDuc, Graduate Student and Student Representative to the NACA® Board of Directors, Texas A&M University (TX); Cristina Rodriguez, Graduate Student and Student Representative to the NACA® Board of Directors, DePaul University (IL) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 211AB

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Events 101: The roots and Wings of Successful Events This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the event management process: research, design, planning, coordinating and evaluation. Participants will come away with a greater knowledge of the process and helpful strategies to ensure event success. Presenter(s): Elizabeth S. Covino, Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales University (RI) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 213A

From Party to Celebration: Changing the Culture of an Event While Keeping the Tradition Alive Named one of the MTV’s “Best Campus Parties” in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Cornell University’s Slope Day had a reputation for focusing on drinking and debauchery. As one of the most popular traditions on campus, Slope Day had become not only a risk to students and the university, but also a day many administrators simply despised. In 2001, students, faculty, staff and administrators came together to develop a plan to make Slope Day a safer, more enjoyable celebration, while maintaining the traditional aspects that were important to students. Come learn how these groups collaborated to take the focus off of alcohol and turn the party into what was recently named one of the “Ten Best Campus Music Events in the Country.” Presenter(s): Joe Scaffido, Assistant Dean of Students, Cornell University (NY); Noelle Cornelio, Chair, Slope Day Programming Board, Cornell University (NY) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208A

it’s All in the Details: Assessing and Minimizing risk in College Student Activities Colleges constantly have to be proactive to avoid potential lawsuits in all areas, but one area that creates an immediate hazard is student activities. This session will demonstrate how advanced planning and attention to detail can make your events safer and less risk prone. Presenter(s): M. Kendrick Durham, Director of Campus Activities, Centre College (KY) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 203A

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can you? Dr. Seuss’ Mr. Brown is a very talented individual—not unlike the organization members we dream of having. Fortunately, student leaders can create training to develop the Mr. Browns for their groups. This highly interactive and hands-on session will help participants gain insight into developing meaningful training experiences for their members. Participants will develop a full training session to take back to campus ready to use!

Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 219AB

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racing for Success: Making the Most of your Graduate School Experience This session discusses getting the most out of your graduate school experience for full-time master’s students. The presenters will highlight experiences within assistantships, professional associations and otherwise that will help students to maximize their learning and development during graduate school. Presenter(s): Meghan Harr, Coordinator for Activities & Programs, Old Dominion University (VA); Austin Arias, Graduate Assistant, Programming Unit, Illinois State University Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 203B

Student-Driven Model for Student Programming Do your programming board’s membership numbers peak at the beginning of the year and then slowly dwindle? Do you have difficulty keeping your best members? Do you have difficulty getting students to make your programming board their highest priority? Perhaps it’s time to increase the challenge. This session will discuss a model for giving students total control over their programming board from proposal to implementation to assessment in ways that increase engagement with the program and provide valuable learning opportunities for the student. Presenter(s): Lacey Claver, Assistant Coordinator, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX); Saville Harris, Graduate Assistant, Stephen F. Austin State University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 209AB

Turning your Student Leadership into Professional Success: résumé Building & interview Tips So you’ve been extremely successful as a student leader on campus, but do you know how to translate that leadership onto your résumé or during an interview? This session will give you the tools and some helpful tips to prepare you for your next step in life, whether it is another leadership role on campus or your first professional job. Presenter(s): Brent Grunig, Graduate Adviser, University of South Florida (FL); Lauren Luffy, Graduate Assistant, Bowling Green State University (OH) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 201AB

1:15 pm–2:15 pm Professional Educational Offerings 1 Featured Speaker: Hot Topics in Higher Education Law & Policy: How 2011 Will Shape the Future The year 2011 was a landmark period for higher education law and policy. The Jared Lee Loughner incident in Tucson prompted colleges to again re-examine their policies and procedures when dealing with dangerous or mentally ill students. In April 2011, the US Department of Education ramped up regulatory activity—fining Virginia Tech $55,000 and then issuing a “Dear Colleague” letter that outlined more stringent guidelines for the handling of campus sexual assault cases. The year wrapped up with the Penn State scandal. What are the most important takeaways from these incidents and what must your campus do now to avoid potential future compliance issues and litigation? Presenter(s): Dr. Peter Lake, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law (FL) Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 201AB

Featured Speaker: Using the Competency Guide for College Student Leaders to Enhance Student Learning Student involvement: It’s not just concerts, comedians and clowning around! For practitioners in the field of activities, it’s becoming more important to be able to articulate what students are learning from their campus involvement experiences. This session will introduce participants to the NACA® Competency Guide for College Student Leaders and provide examples of how it can be utilized on campuses as a new assessment option or incorporated into a current assessment tool. Learn how to fully take advantage of the resources NACA has created to support practitioners in articulating how student learning is taking place on your campus. Presenter(s): Dr. Jan Arminio, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Shippensburg University (PA); Dr. Regina Young Hyatt, Dean of Students and Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of Alabama-Huntsville; Dr. Barry McKinney, Director of Student Activities, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, Stephen F. Austin State University; Dr. Sandra Rouse, Director of Education and Research, National Association for Campus Activities Audience: Staff and Students Level: Intermediate Room: 207BC

Presenter(s): Dan Ashlock, Director for the Advancement of Student Initiatives, Arizona State University (AZ)

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS From Clicks to Connections beyond Campus: Learning Leadership through Technology Learn how four campuses utilized technology to create a cross-institutional, social experiment in leadership education. Presenters will discuss program development, assessment, outcomes, collaboration, successes, obstacles and program evolution. Resources will be provided to turn knowledge into post-Convention action.

Leadership Programming for a Forgotten Population: Students Entering College with 3.0–3.49 GPAs This session will provide best practices and lessons learned from the LINK: Engage Thrive Program, a leadership program for students entering Kennesaw State University with a GPA between 3.00 and 3.49. This session will address leadership development, course development and program logistics.

Presenter(s): Mike Severy, Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke; Becca Obergefell, Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke; Cindy Kane, Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, Bridgewater State University (MA) Audience: Staff Level: Advanced Room: 209AB

Presenter(s): Phillip Poskus, Program Coordinator, PEGS Program, Kennesaw State University, (GA); Laila Smith, Program Coordinator, LINK Program, Kennesaw State University; Dee Grindell, Lecturer, Department of First-Year Programs, Kennesaw State University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 211AB

Get Naked! The Bare Truth about Series Programming! This highly interactive program will offer the bare, naked truth about the ins and outs of series programs. We will explore ways to design and implement quality series programs that will entice active participation and fill seats! Students will leave with a comprehensive list of series ideas, methods for delivery and key attributes for implementation. Presenter(s): Roberta Prior, Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities, Gateway Community College (CT); Symphany Joseph, CAB Chair, Gateway Community College Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 219AB

Great Expectations: Holding Student Leaders Accountable Student leaders oen have to prioritize academics and a long list of leadership positions. A volunteer position on a programming board may fall to the wayside. In this session, we’ll discuss strategies to keep student leaders motivated and holding them accountable. Presenter(s): Matt Miller, Assistant Director of Programming, Bridgewater State University (MA); Jenn DeLuca, Assistant Director for Student Programs, College of the Holy Cross (MA) Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 202AB

Learning, Living & Documenting Mission initiatives into the Lives of Students Mission initiatives serve as a guide for the student’s education and as the basis of how we recruit students. When exploring and implementing cocurricular activities, the mission initiatives are rarely used in the programming model. This session explores how mission initiatives are incorporated into student life and the crucial role they play in students’ development. Presenter(s): Ruben Henao, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Chatham University (PA) Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 218AB

Why Would He Be So Stupid? Understanding the Generations Why didn’t she respond to my text? Why doesn’t he ever call me back? Different generations can collide at work. Working in a university is no exception, especially when five or more generations can be found on one campus! If you understand the different values and needs of each generation, supervising and/or working alongside others can be less discouraging and more productive. Presenter(s): Dan Ashlock, Director for the Advancement of Student Initiatives, Arizona State University (AZ); Evan Schaefer, Activities Adviser, Arizona State University Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

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SUNDAy, FEB. 26 2:20 pm–3:20 pm Professional Educational Offerings 2 Advising Student Governments—The Changing Face of Student Governance The relationship between student leaders and organization advisers involves a delicate balance of respect, communication, credibility and commitment. The complex formula for success is oen more mysterious for student governance advising. Through dialogue and disclosure, participants will explore a variety of strategies to make advising student governments less chaotic and more fruitful. Presenter(s): Dan Ashlock, Director for the Advancement of Student Initiatives, Arizona State University (AZ); Chuck Simpson, Director, College Union and Campus Activities, SUNY Upstate Medical University Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

Being a Supervisor on the First Lap Grad School prepares us for many things, but oen does not give us the tools for supervising professionals. Come discuss ways to become a GREAT supervisor for graduate assistants or new professionals just starting their careers. The session will also include ways to incorporate learning outcomes for grad students not in a student affairs program. Presenter(s): Stephanie Coyle, Associate Director of Student Involvement, Georgia Gwinnett College Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 209AB

Building intercultural Sensitivity in Leadership Education through international Travel Opportunities This session will share the lessons learned from four years of taking students abroad as a capstone experience to a three-year ethical leadership program. Particular attention will be given to students’ intercultural sensitivity development. Presenter(s): Judy G. Craven, Assistant Director, Center for Student Leadership, Kennesaw State University (GA); Rian Satterwhite, Assistant Director, Center for Student Leadership, Kennesaw State University; Dr. Ralph Rascati, Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kennesaw State University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 201AB

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Featured Speaker: From Student Leader to VP: Campus Activities and Careers in the 21st Century Campus activities provide opportunities for career development for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals of all levels, but the path from Point A to Point B is not always clear. In this session, participants will consider ways to build a “GPS” to guide them. Presenter(s): Kristen Renn, Associate Professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 211AB

That Agent Won’t Stop Calling ME! Ever wonder why agents just won’t stop bugging you? Emails, phone calls and more emails! This session addresses the different types of agents you have all encountered and how to effectively communicate with them, and puts you in their shoes and them in yours. Presenter(s): Laura Gilman, Owner, Fresh Variety (NH); Tiffany Lyon, Director of Campus Programming & Leadership, Southern New Hampshire University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 219AB

MONDAy, FEB. 27 Hey, you Guys! identifying the Use of Excluding Language in Our Programming Efforts We can easily take the language used in our advertising, programs and by our invited speakers for granted and not realize how easily it can exclude others. This session will explore examples of excluding language and offer examples of more inclusive alternatives. Presenter(s): Christopher Conzen, Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development, Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus (NY) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 207BC

Policies, Procedures, and Purpose: Crafting Organization Management Tools that Make Sense Navigating the sea of student organization-related policies can be daunting. Join this session to learn about and share tips for improving your workflow and the student experience by creating more effective, enforceable and manageable policies. Presenter(s): Leah Busam Klenowski, Director of Student Involvement, Xavier University (OH) Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

StrengthsQuest Network: implementation on your Campus Using StrengthsQuest on your campus or thinking about starting? Join us to learn about Bridgewater State University’s first year of StrengthQuest implementation with students and staff. We will share experiences and facilitate idea exchange between participants who are also using the inventory. Presenter(s): Matt Miller, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Bridgewater State University (MA); Cindy Kane, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Bridgewater State University Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 218AB

8:50 am–9:50 am Educational Offerings 2 it’s All About relationships: How to be an Emotionally intelligent Leader Leadership is a learnable skill that is based on developing healthy and effective relationships. Discover how to apply Emotionally Intelligent Leadership to your role as a student leader. Join us in an exploration of the capacities that define the emotionally intelligent leader. Presenter(s): Cristina Rodriguez, Graduate Student, DePaul University (IL); Victoria Lafferty, Graduate Assistant for Programming at the Department of Campus Life, Florida International University Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 209AB

Building & Branding a Successful Late-Night Programming Series: Tips, Challenges, and Success! Creating a regular series of late-night/weekend programs can leave students and professionals wondering where to even start! This session will present unique ways to brand your new latenight initiative in an effort to increase student attendance and engagement through diverse programming. Presenter(s): Brent Grunig, Graduate Adviser, University of South Florida; Joey Monahan, Coordinator, University of South Florida Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 203A

Connected, Confident and Confused in the Workplace As a Millennial student, you will come across many new challenges as you enter the workplace. Join us for this very interactive session on tips and strategies you can use to help you become better prepared for life aer college. Presenter(s): Annie Warchol, Assistant Director of Student Activities & Campus Union, Springfield College (MA); Jennifer Watkins, Graduate Associate for Student Activities & Campus Union, Springfield College; Meghan Flynn, Graduate Associate for Student Activities & Campus Union, Springfield College Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

Educational Programming for the Modern Student The modern student is a reflection of society’s strengths and weaknesses. Our students face adversity in a number of areas, both in and out of the classroom, that affect their academic success. This session will review issues facing students and types of educational programs that can help inform the student body of resources available to them to help them cope with and remove barriers to their own academic success. Presenter(s): Roberta Prior, Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities, Gateway Community College (CT); Taisha Castillo, SGA Treasurer and CAB Educational Chair, Gateway Community College Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

For Program Board Presidents and Vice Presidents Only— it’s Good to Be the King, or is it? Leading the board can be the best and worst of times. Let’s make it the BEST by focusing on five key areas. Then, we’ll look at the common problems you face together and find solutions. Come prepared to interact! Presenter(s): Ken Abrahams, Vice President, Client Relations, FUN Enterprises, Inc. (MA); Michael Miller, Leadership Consultant, Trainer, and Motivational Speaker, FUN Enterprises, Inc. Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 207BC

Fuel Up your Festival While the basic steps of festival planning will be covered, this program is designed to transform festival events into signature events. Presenters will incorporate logistics from university and middle agent perspectives providing a well-rounded discussion on university festival events. Presenter(s): Billy Boulden, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Longwood University (VA); Melissa Boyle Aronson, Owner, Babco Entertainment, LLC (VA); Dwayne Elliott, Director, Student Campus Events, Vanderbilt University (TN) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208B

Leadership is about Purpose, Not Position—recruitment and retention that Works Your job as a leader is not to create a great organization; it’s to continue the organization’s success and ensure that each consecutive year will be even greater. This begins with attracting the right people and creating lasting engagement Presenter(s): Jack Gottlieb, Leadership Trainer & Coach, Collegiate EmPowerment (PA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208A

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Moving Up in the Pack: instilling Spirit and Tradition at a young institution Have you walked around campus lately only to see more T-shirts from other universities than from your own? This session will discuss how two institutions revamped Homecoming and created traditions to encourage students to believe in “CINO” and “We Are Spartans.”

Show Me the Money: Successful revenue Generation, Sponsorships and your institution How do I attract sponsors and vendors to my campus? Join presenters from a large school, small school, and partners from Campus Entertainment to discuss creative ways to bring in extra revenue to your programming efforts.

Presenter(s): Tyger Glauser, Coordinator of Student Programs, Coastal Carolina University (SC); Paul Gargas, Director of Residential Life, University of South Carolina-Upstate Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 213A

Presenter(s): Michael Vreeland, Campus Activities Coordinator, Arizona State University (AZ); Crystal Sutton, Assistant Director for Programs, Case Western Reserve University (OH); Laura Hutto, Senior Account Manager, Campus Entertainment (SC) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 203B

NACA Behind the Scenes: How you Can Build your Professional Experiences Volunteering for an association should always contribute to your professional development. During this session, you will determine what you need to round out your professional development experience through the Steps to Individual Excellence as a Campus Activities Professional. You’ll then discover the volunteer positions and activities NACA has to offer to help build your professional skill set. Both regional and national opportunities, including timelines and duties, will be outlined to help you find the best fitting experience. Presenter(s): Heather Larabee, NACA National Volunteer Development Coordinator, University of Southern California (CA); Chris Gill, NACA Board of Directors, Vice Chair for Programs, Culver-Stockton College (MO) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 211AB

New Professionals roundtable This session will be a roundtable for new professionals (0-3 years) in student activities to meet and connect with each other, discuss transitioning into their new role, and share lessons learned along the way. Presenter(s): Meghan Harr, Coordinator for Activities & Programs, Old Dominion University (VA); Becca Obergefell, Assistant Director, Student Involvement & Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 201AB

That’s Not Funny! Or is it? To be truly socially just, do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Five jokes will be shared that will be used as examples of intersections of how identities, politics, current events, language, heterosexism, xenophobia, racism, and our own judgments work as the joke teller and the listener. If we think before we joke – we can still joke. Presenter(s): Jessica Pettitt, I am... Social Justice, Kirkland Productions (CA) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 219AB

The Good, the Bad, and the … risky? Taking and Managing risks in Student Programming This session will show you how to take creative risks in your programming ideas, as well as ways to ensure that student organizations plan and host events where everyone involved has a new, safe and fun experience! Presenter(s): Shanna Brown, Graduate Student Adviser, Student Association for Campus Activities, Texas State University-San Marcos (TX); Michael Baumhardt, Assistant Director, Student Activities and Orientation, The University of Scranton (PA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 218AB

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MONDAy, FEB. 27 1:15 pm–2:15 pm Professional Educational Offerings 3 Effective Partnerships Between the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Success: Kennesaw State University's Model for Student Leadership Development Since the ‘90s, George Kuh and other respected researchers have indicated a need for increased collaboration between the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Success. Students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom. Higher education must continue to integrate these opportunities to ensure the holistic development of students. Kennesaw State University (GA) has been successful for many years in building these collaborations and creating unique and powerful leadership development experiences for students, providing them opportunities to practice and further develop their leadership skills through local, national and international experiences. This session will discuss the process for cultivating and maintaining these collaborative relationships and detail the various leadership programs offered that blend the work of each area. Presenter(s): Dr. Ralph J. Rascati, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Dean of University College, Kennesaw State University (GA); Dr. Nancy S. King, Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, Kennesaw State University; Dr. Rebecca Casey, Chair, Department of University Studies, Kennesaw State University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 207BC

From Arbitrary to intentional: Expanding a Comprehensive Leadership Program Learn how one office is expanding its comprehensive leadership program. Discuss leadership foundations, learning outcomes, assessment techniques, collaboration opportunities, what worked, what didn’t and program evolution. All resources will be provided. Presenter(s): Mike Severy, Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke; Becca Obergefell, Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 201AB

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Getting Faculty involved in Student Activities Combining academics and student activities leads to a richer student experience and a more vibrant learning environment. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight opportunities for faculty-student interaction and to share strategies to facilitate faculty involvement in student activities. Presenter(s): Brian Parr, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina-Aiken; Ahmed Samaha, Director of Student Involvement, University of South Carolina-Aiken Audience: Staff, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

How Associates Can Make the Most of the NACA Experience If you are an associate or performer new to NACA, this is the session for you! Learn NACA lingo, conference business, what Block Booking means, how to work with schools/advisers/students AND ask all those questions you’ve been thinking about since last night! Presenter(s): Kate Edmonds, Associate Member on the NACA® Board of Directors’ Executive Committee, JOEY EDMONDS Presents (CA); Ken Abrahams, Associate Member on the NACA® Board of Directors, FUN Enterprises, Inc. (MA) Audience: Associates Level: Basic Room: 219AB

The influence of Time Spent by Students on Co-curricular involvement and Online Social Networking on Their Academic Achievement The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between time spent by students engaged in student co-curricular involvement, online social networking, and studying on their academic achievement. Additional factors, such as student residence, gender, ethnicity, class standing and work for pay, were also considered. Results from this study will be presented during this informative, discussion-oriented presentation. Presenter(s): Dr. Regina Young Hyatt, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Alabama-Huntsville Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

To Be or Not to Be your Own Consultant Regardless of the type of challenges faced by student affairs professionals, it is never easy to step back to assess the big picture. Come discover how to serve as your own consultant (if need be) and influence change within your organization or community. Session facilitators will share their experiences with leading organizations through change and a multitude of challenges with or without support from an external consultant. Presenter(s): Scott Lyons, Director of Student Activities, Johnson & Wales University- Providence Campus (RI); Michael Miller, Leadership Consultant, Trainer and Motivational Speaker, FUN Enterprises, Inc. (MA) Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 209AB

Utilizing Pater Magolda and Marcia Baxter Magolda’s Text to Explore Contemporary Questions of Allowing Students to Fail, the role of identity Centers, and the Place for Spirituality on Campus Presented by the Educational Advisory Group and utilizing Contested Issues in Student Affairs, this session highlights issues that most closely pertain to student engagement: allowing students to fail, the role of identity centers, and spirituality on secular campuses. Presenter(s): Dr. Jan Arminio, Chair, Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, Shippensburg University (PA); Dr. Regina Young Hyatt, Dean of Students & Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs, University of AlabamaHuntsville; Dr. Barry McKinney, Director of Student Activities, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX); Dr. Sandra Rouse, Director of Education and Research, National Association for Campus Activities (SC); Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 211AB

you Get the Best of Both Worlds: Life as a Dual-Positioned Professional! In an era of budget cuts, dual positions in campus activities and residence life are becoming commonplace. In this session, we will share our experiences in dual positions, strategies for balancing dual roles and idea exchange among participants. Presenter(s): Jil Gates, Assistant Director of Campus Life for Student Activities, Knox College (IL); Danielle Tucker, Assistant Director of Campus Events, Hall Director, Founders Village, Monmouth College (IL) Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 218AB

MONDAy, FEB. 27 2:20 pm–3:20 pm Professional Educational Offerings 4 Cause Baby you Were Born This Way Gay Rights, Gay Marriage, DOMA, SAFE Spaces— all impact our students, gay, str8 or other. It is important to understand their effect and foster a safe and supportive campus environment. Participants will gain an understanding of LGBTQQ students and current events, and receive programming ideas to produce on campus, including developing a SAFE Space program. Presenter(s): Matt Morrin, Treasurer, NACA® Board of Directors and Director of Student Life & Engagement, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 207BC

Empowering Students to Be More than “Just A Member” Being a member of the campus programming board is one of the best leadership opportunities on campus. It’s an even better experience when students (and grad students!) are empowered and encouraged to be involved in both the planning and execution processes. Presenter(s): Becca Obergefell, Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke; Austin Arias, Graduate Assistant, Programming Unit, Illinois State University Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

Featured Speaker: race-religion and Sexual Orientation intersections: The road Less Traveled Why do we always have to just talk about race; what about sexual orientation?” “Sexual preference is a personal issue and should not be included in the diversity discussion because it’s a choice!” “Where am I supposed to go and be fully accepted, the Queer students don’t want me to be religious and the religious groups don’t want me to be Queer … .” If you have heard or felt these sentiments and are looking for a way to effectively engage the intersections of race, religion and sexual orientation, this session is for you. Presenter(s): Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, The Washington Consulting Group (MD) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 201AB

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Laying the Groundwork for Sustaining Leadership Programs on Campus Providing the best experience possible for students to learn about themselves and others is a common theme that drives most leadership development. Challenges to sustaining these programs as budgets and resources become scarcer are real. Let’s focus on steps needed to sustain these valuable programs. Presenter(s): Kristen Hyman, Director, Community Engagement, LeaderShape, Inc. (IL); Natalie Pariano, Associate Director of Student Activities, Denison College (OH); Mike McRee, Vice President, LeaderShape, Inc. Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 218AB

NACA Strategic Plan This session is designed to ensure that NACA volunteers fully understand the focus of the Strategic Plan and to articulate potential steps within their areas so they can work together to advance the Plan. Presenter(s): Brian Wooten, Chair, NACA® Board of Directors and Director, Center for Student Leadership, Kennesaw State University (GA) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 203A

Serving Commuter Students roundtable Does your job description require you to engage commuter students? Come share your successes and failures and get advice and resources from fellow colleagues. Presenter(s): Beth Hoag, Assistant Director Student Life, University of Illinois-Springfield Audience: Staff Level: Advance Room: 219AB

The role of reflection in Achieving Learning Outcomes for Programming Board Presidents Structured reflection is oen regarded as an essential element of experiential learning. There is, however, very little literature to guide practitioners as to which structures of reflection are most effective. This session will present the findings of a study that investigated the effectiveness of two kinds of reflection. Using five competencies from the College Student Leader Competency Guide, this study compared the ratings of students engaging in periodic and meta-cognitive reflection to determine the effectiveness of each.

The Wonderful World of Advising— Transitioning Ourselves to the Next Level Call it Adviser 201, but aer an exciting first experience working with a programming board, what happens next? Join this session to learn more about successful tips and experiences of digging deep and developing your board to go to the next level!

Market research 101: Find Out What your Campus Community Wants to See on Campus! How do you know what your students want to see on campus? Market research! This session will teach you how to integrate market research into your board to make your events more successful and keep your campus community satisfied and wanting more!

Presenter(s): Dustin Thomas Lewis, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Xavier University (OH) Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 209AB

Presenter(s): Kristin Nation, Director of Market Research, Student Activities Board (KY) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 203A

MONDAy, FEB. 27 3:35 pm–4:35 pm Professional Educational Offerings 4 Building relationships/Partnerships to Create Diverse Audiences This session will focus on how advisers can help students create and/or build lasting relationships with other units on campus to help increase the diversity of the audience. Many times, students have the responsibility to initiate the partnership, but advisers can also assist with fostering a relationship for the good of the organization, as well as an opportunity to build a professional network. Presenter(s): Denise R. Poindexter, Program Adviser, University of Illinois; Natasha Hopkins, Assistant Director, Emory University (GA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 208B

Enough Already! Let’s Fix the Work/Life Balance Problem This is not your average work/life “balance” session. Get ready for some tough love. Using results from a 2010 survey of administrators about the habits of campus activities professionals, we’ll talk about real-life strategies for controlling your time and life. Presenter(s): Cindy Kane, Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, Bridgewater State University (MA); Michael Miller, Leadership Consultant, Trainer and Motivational Speaker, FUN Enterprises, Inc. (MA) Audience: Staff, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

Presenter(s): Dr. Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

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Moving Up to the Pros … The First Step: Graduate School Thinking about pursuing grad school for student affairs? With so many different programs around the country, not sure where to start? We’ll help you find your perfect fit! Plus, we’ll share tips on applying and what to expect from the process! Presenter(s): Austin Arias, Graduate Assistant, Programming Unit, Illinois State University; Matt Binion, Director of Campus Activities, Millsaps College (MS) Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 203B

Promoting your Event.com—Fuel Up with Promo ideas Having trouble “fueling up” your event attendance? Need some extra, low-cost ideas to help get students out to your event? Have budget cuts caused you to think way out of the box when it comes to marketing and publicity? Well, you are in LUCK! This session will focus on the Campus Life Marketing Committee and Campus Activities Board at Winston-Salem State University (NC). Come learn the best guerrilla tactics to get people to attend your events. Presenter(s): Chelii Broussard, Coordinator of Student Activities, Winston-Salem State University (NC); Joevan Palmer, Campus Life Marketing Committee President (CLMC), Winston-Salem State University; Brandy Sarratt, Campus Activities Board President (CAB), Winston-Salem State University Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 213A

Promotions Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune: Creative Guerrilla Marketing Have you thought about how to make an upcoming event stand out? Come learn how to use your creative side to implement engaging, interesting and memorable guerrilla marketing efforts for event promotion on any size campus. Presenter(s): Sabrina Hounshell, Vice President of Promotions, University of Kentucky Student Activities Board; Chelsea Melchor, Director of Public Relations, University of Kentucky Student Activities Board Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208A

NACA Foundation Silent Auction Donate a clothing item, a souvenir or anything else that represents your school or company for the NACA Foundation Silent Auction at the 2012 NACA National Convention in Charlotte, NC, February 25–29, 2012. These donations, along with the completed donation form below, can be sent to the NACA Office by February 10th, 2012, or hand-delivered at registration or the NACA booth during the first CAMP. The NACA Foundation Auction will take place throughout the Convention during CAMP sessions in the NACA booth, closing on Tuesday at 5 PM. A list of the winning bidders will be posted outside of CAMP and the NACA booth by the beginning of the last CAMP that evening. Winners should pay for and collect their items during the final CAMP on Tuesday, between 10:45 and 11:45 PM. Any items not collected by this time will go to the highest bidder present, unless other arrangements have previously been made. Have questions? Please contact Paige Jeffcoat at paigej@naca.org.

Mail donations to: NACA Foundation Auction Attn: Paige Jeffcoat 13 Harbison Way Columbia, SC 29212-3401 Donations must be received in the NACA Office by February 10th, 2012 or delivered onsite at the Convention. If item is to be delivered onsite, form must be turned into Paige beforehand. Name: _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________

School/Company: ____________________________ Phone: ______________________________________

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Items(s) Donated: ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

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SAVE MONEY BUILD RELATIONSHIPS DEVELOP SKILLS Just as in 1960, when a group of school representatives formalized a simple and practical idea to increase the buying power of their campus programming dollars, BLOCK BOOKING continues to be a cornerstone of NACA. Whether you approach the process from a money-saving standpoint or a student development perspective, the advantages to school members, associate members and artists/performers are many.

Benefits: • Saving money • Bring in more diverse talent by partnering with surrounding schools • Develop long-lasting partnerships with agencies and artists • Support green environmental efforts by eliminating excessive travel • Educate students in the art of negotiation, organizational skills and contracting • Create avenues for students to pursue future careers

Does Block Booking really work? Yes! A student affairs professional who uses Block Booking had this to say: In addition to leadership training, attendance at the conferences saves SAC a great deal of money in contract fee discounts, which are offered to schools who commit to acts at the conference.  Last year, SAC saved approximately $9,050 in contract fees by attending the regional and National conferences.  By setting many of their Fall ‘10 programs at the National Convention in February, SAC was able to save approximately $3,100 in contract fees for the coming semester that would not have been discounted had delegates not been present at the Convention.

—Angie Dunlap, University of Memphis (TN)

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS rocking Horse or race Car? Which One Wins the race? What can Legos teach you about growing your programming board through connection? How can Slinky Dog demonstrate the value of patience when your office, staff or community is changing? What has every child learned from Little Green Army Men that will help with strategic planning? Whether you are a student, staff member or associate in Toy Box Leadership, you will find the toy box a great place for lessons to successfully influence and lead others. Presenter(s): Billy Boulden, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Longwood University (VA); Meghan Harr, Coordinator for Activities, Old Dominion University (VA) Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 207BC

Staying True to your Core: Discovering and implementing your Organization’s Core Values Identifying and adhering to core values is key to creating a culture of integrity and sustaining a programming board’s direction. Come explore how your board can internalize its core values so that it will always stay true to its core. Presenter(s): Sarah Jones, Director of Engaging Issues, University of Kentucky Student Activities Board; Chris Goodale, President, University of Kentucky Student Activities Board Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 218AB

Strategic and Successful inclusive Programming Models Inclusive programming means more than having one or two diversity programs a year. Come discuss ways to drive your programming board to thinking about inclusiveness all the time, while still having fun social-based events. Presenter(s): Megan Habermann, Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Activities, Western Oregon University; Kat Kaszpurenko, Senior Agent, Metropolis Management & Entertainment Group (CA); Nawwal Moustafa, Student Activities Board Director, Western Oregon University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

What Makes an Effective Organization? A Successful Start. This session will provide tips, ideas and examples of how to effectively plan and facilitate a retreat for your executive board that covers training, team dynamics and leadership development.

What’s important to you? Lifetime Goals and Bucket Lists! Are you a student leader who needs to set goals, but has no idea where to start? This program is for you. Aer today’s session, you will have more than 10 goals set for your college career, as well as for your lifetime. Presenter(s): Sara Swillo, Associate Director of Student Involvement, The College of the Holy Cross (MA) Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 219AB

Win-Win relationships between Agencies and Schools Creating win-win relationships between schools and agencies is easy as long as you remember the golden rule for any relationship—communication! As a new student programmer, you must first realize that you are not the first person to be new, nor are you alone in the experiences you are facing. Every year, program boards across the country turn portions of their membership over and advisers and agents need to relearn how each new student works and use it as a learning process that each of you will work through together. Presenter(s): Denise Wallace Heitkamp, Agent/ Owner, The College Agency (MN); Grant Winslow, Program Manager, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 201AB

yes, There is Such a Thing as a Successful Cafeteria Show Whether looking to create a new aernoon series in your dining space, or just improve on an existing program, this session is for you. Learn how to work with your space to be more than where students eat. Presenter(s): Jeff Hyman, Senior Agent, Degy Booking International (IL); Steve Harpst, Director of Student Activities, SUNY-Orange Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 211AB

TUESDAy, FEB. 28 8:50 am–9:50 am Educational Offerings 4 A Day in the Life of a Programming Board Member The ability to think quickly on one’s feet is a valuable skill. You will be challenged to respond to typical situations encountered as a chair of a programming board. Our programming chair (you) will be confronted with pushy agents, uncooperative musicians, contract disputes, publicity problems and more. Discussion will follow all exercises. Presenter(s): Greg Diekroeger, Assistant Director Campus Activities, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Denise Wallace Heitkamp, Agent/Owner, The College Agency (MN) Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 219AB

Five Dysfunctions of a Team?? Who Knew??!! Feel like your programming team just isn’t coming together? This presentation, based on Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, will give you important tools to combat the dysfunctions of many groups to enable you to become a successful team of programmers. Presenter(s): Jessica Douglas, Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of Mount Union (OH) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

Homegrown Programs: Using Logic Puzzles, Trivia, Existing Board Games and a Common Theme to Create an Outstanding, Low-budget Event You’ve got $250 to spend ... and you need a good outlet for your students. How do you get started and what can you do to provide a fresh outlet that is of high quality? This session will focus on developing quality events using thought, creativity and a little initiative. Presenter(s): Brent Hickenbottom, Assistant Director of Leadership Education and Student Activities, Fontbonne University (MO) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208B

Presenter(s): Katie Batz, Co-President of Campus Activities Board, Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Advanced Room: 209AB

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Learning Curves—Who Needs ‘Em? A Leadership Directive to improve Student Staff Transition Periods Are you having trouble trying to make it through the summer transition? When you received the coveted student director position, did you suddenly realize you had no idea how to advance a show? Learn how to eliminate student position transition and advance leadership skills with a homegrown leadership program. Presenter(s): Ashley Bosely, Director of Alternative Sounds, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ali Stowe, Graduate Adviser, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ashley Dalton, Director of Speakers, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 209AB

Making the Artist Feel at Home This program is designed to highlight the techniques to properly host a guest at your institution. We will cover all the basics from advancing to breaking down a show. Presenter(s): Bridget Cohn, Student, Cornell University (NY); Stephen Beemsterboer, Student, Cornell University; Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean of Students, Cornell University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 203B

Making your Members’ Experience a Hole in One Is your executive board feeling burned out? Tired of having two people show up to a committee meeting? We can change that! Come see how we’ve implemented programs to create a more meaningful experience for our members and grown our organization. Presenter(s): Stefanie Mancuso, ACE Adviser/Program Coordinator, University of North Carolina-Wilmington; Megan Mackie, ACE President, University of North Carolina-Wilmington; Sara Sweeney, ACE Vice President of Membership, University of North Carolina-Wilmington Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 218AB

Marketing Events on a Large Campus As any student at a large university can attest, it’s not always easy to make your event stand out among a sea of alternative activities. Come see how one of the largest programming boards in the country markets its events! Presenter(s): Brian Beelman, Co-Director of Marketing, Ohio Union Activities Board at The Ohio State University; Katie Krajny, Adviser to the Ohio Union Activities Board, Ohio Union Activities Board at The Ohio State University; Courtney Chow, Concerts Chair, Ohio Union Activities Board at The Ohio State University Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208A

Mission: Transition Are you are a staff member or graduate student starting a job at a new institution or a student who is getting a new adviser? Then this presentation is for you. Starting a job at a new institution can be intimidating and transitions can be stressful. But you are not alone; the transition is just as stressful on the students you advise. This presentation will look at the do’s and don’t’s from both a staff member’s and a student’s perspective and give tips for your mission of smooth transition. Presenter(s): Jana Vise, Associate Director, Student Programs, Appalachian State University (NC); Tyler Thomas, President, A.P.P.S., Appalachian State University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 203A

NACA Leadership Fellows Program The NACA Leadership Fellows Program is an opportunity for NACA members of underrepresented ethnicities to become familiar with Association programs and professional development opportunities. This session will provide an overview of the program, including an opportunity to speak with current and past participants. Presenter(s): Shanna Kinzel, Leadership Fellows Coordinator, California State University-Monterey Bay; Current and past Leadership Fellows Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 211AB

On the right Track: Major Events, Major Challenges, Major Success Every major event presents its own challenges. By utilizing the combined knowledge and skills of the presenters and attendees, the session will address and discuss major events and tricks and tools to make them simpler, easier, and more successful. Presenter(s): Adam Taylor, Presenter, Concert Ideas, Inc. (NY); Dave Stevens, Agent, Concert Ideas, Inc. Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 213A

Technology and Leadership: Moving from Who is the Boss to Who Has the Best idea Leadership is shiing from a top-down model to more of a best-idea model, which has resulted from individual freedom of movement and the ability to share ideas as never before because of available technology. Leadership becomes more of a model where the best idea attracts our attention. This session will examine how these practices can be incorporated in our student activities work, including engaging students in opportunities that best prepare them for the future work force. Presenter(s): Justin Lawhead, Associate Dean for Leadership and Involvement, University of Memphis (TN) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

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The Michael Scott Leadership Academy: That’s What She Said ... Advice from an Adviser He’s no longer with the office, but his spirit lives on! If you’re a fan of NBC’s The Office and enjoy Michael Scott’s antics, join a seasoned student organization adviser and see what you can learn from Michael’s leadership faux pas. We will revisit Michael’s most well known antics and talk about how they can help you become a better student leader! Presenter(s): LeAnn Galea, Assistant Director, Student Life & Campus Programming, Cleveland Institute of Art (OH) Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 207BC

Using Disney’s Magic of Customer Service to Put the Bippity Boppity Boo into your Programming Board! We all know that Disney takes customer service to infinity and beyond! Through this session, you’ll recognize their concepts are not too different from what we must strive towards as programmers. Enhance your organization’s overall service by utilizing Disney’s standards! Presenter(s): Stephen Pagios, Assistant Director, Student Center & Campus Life, Quinnipiac University (CT); Victoria Adler, Vice President, Student Programming Board, Quinnipiac University Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 201AB

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS TUESDAy, FEB. 28 9:55 am–10:55 am Educational Offerings 5 But Everyone’s Doing it: How to Create Programs that Are inclusive of Everyone on your Campus Most institutions are committed to diversity, but as a campus programmer, what are you doing to create activities that promote inclusivity? Our goal is to help you make sure that everyone on your campus feels included in each of your programs. Presenter(s): Richel Raich, Graduate Assistant for Student & Residence Life, Westminster College (UT); Lyston Skerritt, Graduate Assistant for Involvement, University of Louisville (KY) Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208A

Concert Hospitality: So Easy and So important Concert hospitality can set the tone of the day. This interactive session will help the audience understand hospitality riders, how to edit them, and how hospitality presentation can be key to a successful working relationship with the artist. Presenter(s): Melissa Boyle Aronson, Owner, Babco Entertainment, LLC (VA); Molly Dugan, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Xavier University (OH) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 208B

Having the Courage to Start: Finding your Voice in “Diversity” Conversations This session is intentionally designed to provide working professionals tools and best practices to approach conversations about difference with students and colleagues. Additionally, this session will give an overview of possible ways to incorporate topics of diversity into curriculum, trainings and learning outcomes in different campus communities. Presenter(s): Emily Alvelo, Student Activities Coordinator, Notre Dame de Namur University (CA); Cari Urabe, Resident Director, University of California Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 209AB

intentional Leadership Increase the intentionality of your leadership development, ensuring quality connections between your office, division and institutional mission. Drawing from CAS standards, leadership and student development theory, this session will help you reflect on and build intentional and assessable leadership outcomes and methods. Presenter(s): Christopher Conzen, Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development, Suffolk County Community CollegeEastern Campus (NY); Mike Severy, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 207BC

Making the Most out of your LateNight Programming We all know college students don’t end their nights at 10 pm, especially on the weekends. Join us for a great idea exchange to make your latenight programs more successful ... on a budget! Presenter(s): Hillary Cartwright, Agent, BE Colleges (MA) Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 203A

Pit Crew, Team Owner, and Living Legend: A Mentoring relationship over the years Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Is your adviser/mentor a part of your pit crew and helping you with skills? Are they more like the team owner and let you do the driving, but offer advice along the way? Or, is your mentor someone you call upon when you need them, but in your heart, they are a living legend? Presenter(s): Dr. Barry S. McKinney, Director of Student Activities, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Mindy Sides-Walsh, Director, Center for Leadership Development, The University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Scott W. Flor, President, American Pool Service, Inc. (NC) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 201AB

Programming for the Forgotten Students: Non-Traditional Students This session will bring awareness to a demographic that is sometimes overlooked in programming. Due to economic trends and other factors, we are experiencing an increase in enrollment of non-traditional students and graduate students at colleges/universities nationwide. We would like to bring awareness to this growing demographic and discuss strategies for event programming that is inclusive of these students, who also pay student fees. Presenter(s): Tatia M. Haywood, Graduate Student Employee, New York University; Shelissa Newball, Hall Director, Eastern Connecticut State University; Thanh M. Le, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Special Programs, University of North CarolinaCharlotte Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 203B

revving Up for risk Management Every good driver has a plan when starting a race. You want to avoid sharp corners and reach the finish line safely. Come learn keys to successful risk management and take the checkered flag! Presenter(s): Jennifer Blackwell, Academic Counselor-Service Learning, Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Campus (DE) Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

rockin’ the résumé Translating your experience to your résumé can be, well, challenging. Find out how you can translate what you are doing to formulate a résumé that rocks. Remember to bring a copy of your résumé, even if you don’t think it rocks. By the end of this session, you will be more confident in what you do and how you are communicating it via paper! Presenter(s): Katie D. Holdgreve-Resendez, Assistant Director, Campus Life, Eastern Michigan University Audience: Students Level: Intermediate Room: 202AB

To Be young, Gifted, and SiNGLE (Part ii)... More Lessons for young Professionals from young Professionals As student affairs practitioners, we focus on the holistic development of students. As young professionals, we still function under many of the same constraints. Join us as we continue to discuss ways to take steps towards having and keeping well-balanced lives outside of work. Presenter(s): Lyndon Pryor, Student Development Specialist, Texas A&M University; Gerald Harris, Student Development Specialist, Texas A&M University; Ebony Ramsey, Director of Student Activities, Winston-Salem State University (NC); Tonya Dawson, Program Coordinator, University of Florida; Shanna Kinzel, Otter Student Union Coordinator, California State University-Monterey Bay; Lydia Washington, Assistant Director of Student Activities, University of MassachusettsAmherst Audience: Staff Level: Basic Room: 218AB

To the Twitterverse and Beyond: Make the Most of your Marketing! What! No one’s reading your campus-wide emails or flyers anymore? Ridiculous! Avenues of communication seem to change almost daily, so how are we supposed to keep up? Come find out how technology mixed with the “classics” can do the trick. Presenter(s): Ginny-Beth Joiner, Director of Campus Life, Saint Martin’s University (WA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 213A

Wasting Time and Losing Change? The importance of Effective Transitions Through the use of an interactive activity and discussion, this program will illustrate the importance of creating and implementing effective transition strategies for a student programming board. We will also highlight some best practices from Elon University’s (NC) Student Union Board. Presenter(s): Bobby Dunlap, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Elon University (NC); Janis Baughman, Director of Student Activities, Elon University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 219AB

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Working in Groups is Like Dating: it Can Be Difficult Working in groups is a lot like dating. It can be very difficult, but when it works, it can be very rewarding. Have you ever worked in a group and started fighting with your group’s members? I’m sure you have. Well, I am here to tell you are not alone. This session will teach you to understand how groups work by exploring different stages of group dynamics.

Contracts and Contract riders: reading the Fine Print It is tough to be a fair negotiator while remaining shrewd and keeping the best interest of the institution in mind. Understanding contract etiquette as you protect yourself and the institution may seem like a contradiction in terms, but is not! We will discuss in depth what is meant by some of the fine print in entertainment contracts and riders.

Presenter(s): Scott Hazan, Director of Student Activities/Leadership Development, Central Connecticut State University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 211AB

Presenter(s): Greg Diekroeger, Assistant Director Campus Activities, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Intermediate Room: 208A

TUESDAy, FEB. 28 2:15 pm–3:15 pm Educational Offerings 6 Celebrating the Human Experience: Creating Successful Diversity and Cultural Events Learn how to create and execute fun and innovative diversity and cultural programs. This session will teach participants how to deal with potential obstacles in diversity programming and allow participants to brainstorm and plan new and interesting diversity events. Presenter(s): Erin Hodgson, Culture & Diversity Chair, Student Programming Board, Quinnipiac University (CT) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 203A

College for Kids: incorporating Family Programming We all do a pretty good job programming for our traditional students, but what about our non-traditional students with families? Come learn some unique ways to create a family programming series and to incorporate family programming into your existing activities! Presenter(s): Michelle Welter, Assistant Director, Campus Life, Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville; Emily Craske, Coordinator of Student Programs, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Emily Cox, Graduate Assistant, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Kelsey Straeter, Graduate Assistant, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 202AB

Community is the Name of the Game Is your board a team? Is there a strong community atmosphere? This fun interactive session will teach you how to bring your board closer with new icebreakers and team builders. Presenter(s): Aileen Alge, A.P.P.S. Member, Appalachian State University (NC); Jana Vise, Associate Director of Student Programs, Appalachian State University Audience: Staff, Students, Associates Level: Basic Room: 219AB

Gleeadership Do you want to take your organization in a new direction? You are invited to participate in a session that helps determine what kind of Gleeader you are. Learn about leadership styles that your favorite Glee character embodies. Presenter(s): Catherine Rubino, Student, Buena Vista University (IA); Becka Neary-DeLaPorte, Director of Student Activities, Buena Vista University Audience: Students Level: Basic Room: 203B

is There a Welcome Mat at your Closet Door? This session will focus on creating an open and more welcoming and inclusive environment on your campus for LGBT students through programming, dialogue and initiatives. Ask yourself, “Is there a welcome mat at our closet door?” Presenter(s): Dustin Thomas Lewis, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Xavier University (OH) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 201AB

Late-Night Done right An overview of a research project conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln regarding its Campus NightLife (CNL) programming board will be presented. The CNL Mission Statement, membership and programming techniques will be explained. The research component will explain the responses of student surveys regarding satisfaction with CNL programs and the effectiveness of CNL programming in terms of curbing underage alcohol consumption, as well as the most effective means of publicity for CNL events. Presenter(s): Kathryn Reising, Campus NightLife Graduate Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Sarah Schenk, University Union and Student Activities Graduate Assistant, Shippensburg University (PA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 213A

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More than Event Evaluations: Assessing your Organization Brainstorming, team builders and events are fun! But how do you ensure your member experience is up to par? Assessment! You need to assess more than just your events. This session will discuss some ways we’ve used assessment, so bring your ideas and challenges too! Presenter(s): Jenn DeLuca, Assistant Director for Student Programs, College of the Holy Cross (MA); Matt Miller, Assistant Director of Programming, Bridgewater State University (MA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 207BC

rev Up the Leadership: implementing a Professional Development Series for your Program Board This session will follow two professionals who implemented a professional development series for their programming board. They will discuss the purpose, explain their approaches, topic ideas and share how other professionals can take this initiative back to their schools. Presenter(s): Meghan Harr, Coordinator for Activities & Programs, Old Dominion University (VA); Becca Obergefell, Assistant Director, Student Involvement & Leadership, University of North Carolina-Pembroke; Jasmine Briggs, Graduate Assistant, Programming, Old Dominion University Audience: Staff Level: Intermediate Room: 210AB

right on Track: The ins and Outs of Volunteer Management Volunteers: If they can’t see their way in, they’ll quickly find their way out! Come learn the keys to volunteer management to help your organization retain its members and have successful programs year aer year! Presenter(s): Jennifer Blackwell, Academic Counselor-Service Learning, Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Campus Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 218AB

The Floor is yours! A round Table Discussion on Concert Management issues and Answers. This moderated discussion is your opportunity to choose the concert management topics important to you. In an open forum, you, the audience, will get the floor to talk about your concert issues, exchange information, and get the answers to your concert management questions. Presenter(s): Melissa Boyle Aronson, Owner, Babco Entertainment, LLC (VA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 208B

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS The Top Travel Destinations around the World of Student Affairs Ever wonder what college students and higher education professionals are doing in other countries? Come on a journey to discover cross-border higher education. You’ll soon learn how you can participate in globalization and celebrate cultural diversity on your campus! Presenter(s): Cristina Rodriguez, Graduate Student, DePaul University (IL); Dani Chang, Director of Student Services, Leadership and Involvement, Green River Community College (WA) Audience: Staff, Students Level: Intermediate Room: 209AB

We Are More than Free T-Shirts: remodeling a Small Liberal Arts C.A.B A discussion about the difficulties of changing a campus activities board at a small liberal arts college. This discussion will talk about changing the perception of the organization, gaining members, and learning to change for the better of the campus. Presenter(s): Tyeesha S. Wesley, Vice President of CAB, Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC); Elena Yanez, President of CAB, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Nicole Saunders, Student Activities Coordinator, LenoirRhyne University Audience: Staff, Students Level: Basic Room: 211AB

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SHOWCASES Club............................................................................................................................................86 Lecture ......................................................................................................................................91 Mainstage ................................................................................................................................99 Master of Ceremonies ......................................................................................................111 Roving Artist........................................................................................................................115 Sampler ..................................................................................................................................117 Product Services Video & Film Screenings ..............................................................121

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn o electronic devices during NACA events.

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CLUB Showcase Twelve attractions whose isolated price is no more than $1,500 are selected for this showcase. Prices for single date may be exclusive of travel, but all block prices must include travel. Club showcases include musical attractions, comedy, novelty and other artists. Attractions are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order in which they appear. Alternates are listed in priority order, in the event that any of the attractions are unable to appear. For the artists listed, pricing information includes the attraction’s regular non-Convention price, followed by Block Booking pricing. All block Booking pricing categories indicate the base contract fee and any additional expenses required (sound, lights room, meals and/or travel). NACA makes no representation regarding applicable state and local taxes. Check with agency/artists to determine if prices listed include applicable state and local taxes.

Alex and Janel

Dr. Seahorse

Hey Cole

Call Box Entertainment

Alex and Janel are one of the most notable singer-songwriter acts in the New York City scene today, where they’ve developed a reputation for writing sophisticated, hooky folkpop that oen incorporates elements of rock, jazz, blues and country in a style that has been likened to acts as diverse as Nickel Creek, The Swell Season, Norah Jones and The Jayhawks. They have performed with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Ingrid Michaelson, Noah and the Whale, Pete Francis of Dispatch, and Eric Hutchinson. In May 2011, Alex and Janel released their sophomore effort, You Won’t Be Alone. They are currently on the road in support of the release, playing colleges and clubs across the country. You can find tour dates, music, videos and more at www.alexandjanel.com. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,200 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$850 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Dr. Seahorse is a collaboration between singer-songwriter Trevor Davis and producer Mark Suhonen. This duo began dreaming up an electronic project together in June of 2007. Trevor would write the songs on acoustic guitar, then deliver them to Mark, who would program beats and replace the guitar with fresh interesting sounds. They came up with something that is Michael Jackson meets Postal Service meets a Wes Anderson movie and is both emotionally honest and entertainingly quirky. The lyrics speak to your soul, while the music dances into your ears and tickles your heart. The duo’s catchy songs, along with unique use of drum machines, beats and live percussion, is sure to keep audiences across the country entertained. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,200 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$850 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Filligar Chantae Cann Degy Booking international, inc.

Hailing from Chicago, IL, Chantae Cann is a phenomenal vocalist who is beautiful on and off the stage. She has performed as a background vocalist for many artists, including Leon Timbo, Darlene McCoy and India.Arie. While working with these artists, she has had the opportunity to travel the world doing what she loves and has been inspired to branch out into her own solo career. Now residing in Atlanta, GA, Chantae is currently working on her debut album, The Light. In her words, “I sing to HELP. I sing to HEAL. I sing to COMFORT. I sing to LIBERATE. I sing to APPRECIATE. I sing to MOTIVATE. I sing to EXPRESS. I sing to RELEASE. I sing because honestly I CAN’T STOP … Don’t want to, either;).” Inspired by her motto, “Love heals,” Chantae Cann has most recently founded a non-profit organization called The Love Heals Movement, which specializes in giving charitable contributions by way of community service or monetary donations to various organizations in need. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 +SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,450 +SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$1,250 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Filligar

Hailed “one of the best young bands in America,” Filligar is the rock n’ roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete and Teddy—and lifelong friend Casey Gibson. Drawing comparisons to a “young Rolling Stones” and called “the next Kings of Leon,” the band gives classic rock a unique and distinctly modern edge. The powerhouse music blog Consequence of Sound declared Filligar “a breath of fresh air, in a genre that is growing stale,” and within the past year, the band has headlined sold-out shows at the most acclaimed venues in the country: NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, and L.A.’s Troubadour, among others. They have supported acts such as The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and Ben Folds. This summer, they debuted in the United Kingdom to wildly enthusiastic crowds. The British music magazine Clixie dubbed Filligar “one the USA’s most exciting young bands.” Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................................$1,500 Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................................$1,000 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................................$750 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................................$500 Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................$50

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

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Free Verse

Jasper redd

Layman Lyric Productions

Neon Entertainment

Having blazed the National Poetry Slam in 2011 to be crowned as champions with Denver’s SlamNUBA team, Free Verse takes performance poetry beyond the limits with awe-inspiring content and incredible vocal arrangements. Being prolific in the art of lyric and song, Ayinde Russell and Dominique Ashaheed leave no heart unmoved when they take the stage. The two have collectively performed for thousands internationally, making impacts across genres and leaving a trail of beauty hard to go unnoticed. Dominique has been published in various anthologies and literary journals, including the American Literary Review and Ohio State Press. She has also earned a master’s degree in education, and another in English literature, and works as a director for the non-profit organization PeaceJam. Ayinde has been grand slam champion for both Denver slam teams, the Mercury Café and SlamNUBA. He holds a master’s degree in pastoral counseling and works as program manager for A Promising Future, a success development educational program out of Denver. As a motivational speaker, he has impacted thousands of teens in conferences and events nationwide. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,400 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,300 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Female fronted and hailing from Decatur, IL, Icon For Hire is comprised of Ariel (vocals), Shawn Jump (guitar) and Adam Kronshagen (drums). Since 2007, the band has been establishing their strong following by touring extensively across the Mid-West. From the beginning, the band has written music with a positive view without downplaying the hardships in life, which is a vision their record label understands and supports. “We are thrilled to be joining such an established and well-respected group at Tooth & Nail,” shares the band upon their signing. “We can’t wait to record our debut full-length [album] and see where this road takes us. We realize that now’s when the real work begins and we’re up for the challenge.” Icon For Hire hit the studios with famed producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost, Acceptance) and released their album Scripted on Aug. 23, 2011. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$1,500 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,000 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$750 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Jasper Redd is considered one of the greatest comedians of all time, a giant among ants. Known for his eloquent delivery and amazing posture, he’s delighted audiences all over the universe, including four solar systems, with his keen musings on the human condition. In 2010, Jasper toured with Daniel Tosh as his opening act. His Comedy Central Premium Blend episode was the highest rated in the show’s history and since then, he has appeared on thousands of TV programs, such as Last Call with Carson Daly, Def Comedy Jam, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, World’s Stand Up, Comics Unleashed and Comedy Central Presents, which aired in early 2009 and was watched by millions. Jasper also made his movie debut in 2009, co-starring in the comedy classic Franken hood. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,300 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,200 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Nicholas Anthony JOEy EDMONDS Presents

“High-Energy/Heady” Nicholas Anthony’s curious mind takes random situations and twists them into comedic gems. With his quick, candid delivery, he creates a funhouse ride audiences never forget. Nicholas earned first place in the coveted Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has been on two seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. At 16, he was the #1 ranked Junior Close-up Magician in the World and a winner of numerous magic competitions. He truly is a comedian with a few tricks up his sleeve. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$1,700 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,400 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$1,200 + SLR 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$1,000 + SLR Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

ron Funches innovative Artists

Ron Funches was raised in Chicago, IL, but found his way to Portland, OR, where he discovered his love of comedy and smoked salmon. With a unique delivery and child-like demeanor, Ron has made new friends and fans across the country. He recently made his TV debut on The Conan O’Brien Show and was included in Best of Fest at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 +SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,350 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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russell Dickerson

Trevor Boris

Creative Artist Agency

KP Comedy

From the modest pews of a West Tennessee church to the gleaming stages of Music City, 22-year-old Russell Dickerson was destined to make his way to the spotlight. With a musical family background and the natural ability to entertain, Dickerson discovered his love for country music when his family moved to Nashville when he was 10. “I got my first real hand-made acoustic guitar when I was 16,” Dickerson says. “I was so excited that even though I couldn’t play it yet, I started a band.” Soon aer, he began songwriting and cultivating a live show experience based on influences like Garth Brooks and Keith Urban. With a commanding presence both off and on stage, the 6’4” Dickerson blends his rich vocal quality (a la Josh Turner) with a style all his own. Continually writing, recording and performing energetic shows, Dickerson was nominated for Artists of the Year by Belmont University (TN), as well as being a featured top four act in Belmont’s 2010 Country Showcase. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$1,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:......................................................$750 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

So & So iC Artists

Los Angeles-based indie pop/folk/soul band SO & SO is anything but ordinary. When singer/songwriter Amie Miriello, acoustic guitarist Jay Dmuchowski, and Canadian producer Rob Wells meant to put a songwriting team together, something else happened that grew far beyond their intentions. While playing the local L.A. music circuit, Amie and Dmuchowski added drummer Adam Hanson, bassist Bana Haffar and vocalist/keyboardist Brandon Rogers, who was a Top 12 finalist on Season 6 of American Idol. SO & SO’s music has appeared on shows such as One Tree Hill, So You Think You Can Dance, The City, The Hills and Friday Night Lights. They are also sponsored by Red Bull. Campus Circle Magazine says, “Strong vocals, soulful melodies, serious undertones and thoughtful lyrics drive their shows and make the audience want to join in and come back for more.” Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$1,750 + SRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,500 + SRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$1,500 + SRM 5 dates/7 days:................................................................................................$1,250 + SRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Trevor Boris grew up near Winnipeg in Canada. He is one of the stars of Muchmusic’s hit show Video on Trial, has starred in numerous stand-up specials, including One Night Stand-up on LOGO and Comedy NOW! on The Comedy Network, as well as appearing on Season 5 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, making the Canadian finals. He is a twotime Canadian Comedy Award nominee and the 2008 COCA Comedian of the Year (Canadian colleges and universities). Trevor has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Cape Town International Comedy Festival in South Africa, the DC Comedy Fest in Washington DC, and the Vancouver Comedy Festival, as well as taping numerous TV galas at the CBC Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals. Trevor has recently released his Warner Bros DVD titled Trevor Boris Over Easy. Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$2,000 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,500 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$1,500 + SLR 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$1,400 + SLR Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

Club Showcase Alternates (in priority order) 1. Kevin McCaffrey Sophie K. Entertainment, inc.

Kevin McCaffrey is a comedian and writer based out of New York City. Originally from Chicago, he has been a contributing monologue writer for The Late Show with David Letterman since 2004. He has also appeared on the show many times as an actor. Currently, Kevin appears on-air each week on TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest, where he comments on ridiculous videos, alongside countless “celebrities” (read: mostly quasi-famous felons). When asked to describe his exceedingly unique brand of comedy, Kevin says, “What I do, is I try to say stuff that’s funny.” That’s how avant-garde he is! As a performer, he’s a storyteller who relies on content more than volume; he’s not the crazy angry guy, or the crazy props guy, or the crazy fat guy. At least not yet. Kevin has also written for MTV’s Silent Library, Discovery’s Cash Cab, National Lampoon, Whim Quarterly, and various shows on VH1 and Fuse. He hosts Technically Tomorrow, a morning talk show web series found on Vimeo.com. He is featured in the upcoming film Virgin Alexander. http://kevin-mccaffrey.com Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$1,350 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,250 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

CLUB SHOWCASE 2. Katie Wirsing

5. Nelly’s Echo

The College Agency Speakers

Degy Booking international, inc.

Katie Wirsing’s words pour from her body; linking heart, brain and soul on topics from libido to loss to Grandma and dancing. She was Denver city slam champ in 2007 and, as well as representing the city at the Women of the World Poetry Competition, she went on to do the same at the Individual World Poetry Slam Competition— twice. Katie has appeared on Dyke TV, NPR, in Femme Fatale magazine, and on the BBC, as well as being the poetic voice on a national commercial for Kasassa Banking. Touring internationally with Buddy Wakefield and Andrea Gibson, along with opening for Saul Williams, Sage Francis, The Flobots and legendary lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer, she has taken her brand of storytelling from coast to coast, proving her fluency in the language of living is universally appreciated.

An accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, Nelson Emokpae, also known as “Nelly,” originally hails from Nigeria, Africa. He has drawn on his multicultural background and experiences to tell his story in music and lyrics. His skillful blend of soul, reggae and blues, coupled with infectious hook lines and tremendous vocal abilities, transport the listener into the musical story being told. Nelson has been compared to the likes of Seal and Sting, with a little John Mayer thrown in, as he mixes a little calypso, a little Afro-beat and a lot of soul into a winning and charming style that is always a crowd pleaser. His journey has so far been very complex, and it would take several pages to get it all across to you. But he has found a better way; his story will be craed into melodies and dressed up with some lyrics and rhymes and played for you!

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,400 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,250 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,250 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$850 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

3. rebecca Loebe DMS, inc.

Rebecca Loebe is a laid-back award-winning indie-folk singer from Atlanta, GA. Since quitting her job as a recording engineer in 2006, she’s performing more than 200 shows per year at colleges, coffeehouses and theatres in 37 states of the US and in Europe. In the spring of 2011, her performance on NBC’s hit show The Voice impressed celebrity judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine. Within 24 hours of the show’s debut, her recording of “Come As You Are” reached #7 on the iTunes Alternative Chart. As an indie songwriter, she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition and, in 2010, her fan-funded release, Mystery Prize, spent more than two months on both the US and European Americana charts. Music critic Jeanna Goodrich said, “Her voice instantly took my breath away; I could tell right from the start: Rebecca Loebe was born for this.” Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,300 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$1,150 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

6. Matt Simons On That Note Entertainment

Through a fusion of piano pop-rock and jazz, 23-yearold singer-songwriter Matt Simons blends his wealth of influences, from Ben Folds and Gavin Degraw to Stevie Wonder and John Coltrane, into an upbeat, eclectic and fresh sound all his own. Aer graduating magna cum laude as the President’s Award Recipient in Music from the prestigious SUNY-Purchase Conservatory with a degree in jazz saxophone performance, he decided musical academia was not the right path for him. Matt instead sought to follow his affection for songwriting and hasn’t looked back. Supporting his current release, Fall in Line, Matt has been touring extensively on both the East and West coasts, along with performing numerous shows at the mainstays in New York City, where he resides. His heartfelt, passionate performance, with the musical knowledge to back it up, has proven to be a winning combination to audiences all over the country. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$900 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

7. Joanna Burns 4. Josh rabinowitz JOEy EDMONDS Presents

Josh Rabinowitz began performing stand-up comedy in Philadelphia while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Since moving to New York, he has performed in the Breakout Artist Series in 2010 New York Comedy Festival, is touring with the Comedy Central Live On Campus Tour, and his writing has been featured nationally on CollegeHumor.com. This year, Josh was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics To Watch” and can be seen in MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$1,500 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,400 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$1,200 + SLR 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$1,000 + SLR Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Hey Cole

Joanna Burns brings to the table a set of hands that were schooled under the influence of Ben Folds and a voice that’s waiting for Whitney Houston to need backup singers again. Up to and following the self-release of her 2011 album, The Green Year, she has been wowing audiences in the tri-state area, sharing the stage with Harry Connick Jr., Ingrid Michaelson, Fountains of Wayne, The Click 5, Melissa Ferrick, and more. In the past few years, she began reaching fans on a wider spectrum, showcasing at both the NACA® Mid Atlantic Festival and Conference, and performing at more than 70 colleges and universities throughout New England and into the Midwest. What exactly can you expect to see at a live show? “I was recently told there is an element of theatricality to my show,” she said. “It’s definitely something I’ve been trying to achieve. Raw theatre … just full-out performance.” Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,250 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$850 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

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2012 NACA

INSTITUTES

2011 National Leadership Symposium

HUGE LEADERSHIP WEEKEND May 31–June 3 San Antonio, TX PROGRAMMING BASICS INSTITUTE June 7–10 St. Louis, MO STUDENT GOVERNMENT WEST INSTITUTE June 21–24 Denver,CO STUDENT ORGANIzATIONS INSTITUTE June 27–29 St. Louis, MO CONCERT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE June 28– July 1 Milwaukee, WI NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SyMPOSIUM July 16–19 Richmond, VA STUDENT GOVERNMENT EAST INSTITUTE July 19–22 Villanova, PA

LECTURE Showcase Featuring timely and provocative issues, this showcase gives lecturers 15 minutes each for their presentations. Attractions are listed in alphabetical order, not in t he order in which they will appear. Alternates are listed in priority order, in the event that any of the lecturers are unable to appear. Lecturers may not necessarily list Block Booking pricing. For the attractions listed, all Block Booking pricing categories include the base contract fee and any additional expenses required (sound, lights, room, meals and/or travel), unless otherwise noted. NACA makes no representations regarding applicable state and local taxes. Check with agency/artist to determine if prices listed include applicable state and local taxes.

Aman Ali

Dewey Bozella

Metropolis Bookings

Greater Talent Network

Aman Ali is an award-winning storyteller in New York City and one of the only young American Muslim voices in the public spotlight today. His passionate and animated style of storytelling draws heavily from his upbringing and travels and continues to gain buzz from people all around the world. He is recognized as the co-creator of the social media phenomenon 30 Mosques in 30 Days, a 13,000-mile road trip he took with the mission of telling authentic and compelling stories about Muslims in America. He’s made appearances on dozens of media outlets, such as CNN, HBO, ABC News, and NPR, to talk about his upbringing as a 20-something Muslim born and raised in America. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,800 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,700 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,600 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Carissa Phelps Keppler Speakers

Before Carissa Phelps became an attorney and author, she was first a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking. She understands firsthand the challenges children face aer being neglected and sexually exploited. In 2008, her amazing juvy-to-justice story was told in an awardwinning 23-minute documentary titled, Carissa. Her journey includes letting go of a history of abuse, neglect, abandonment and trauma in an effort to help others. By sharing her own story of healing and reconciliation with audiences around the world, Carissa hopes to inspire others to do the same. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$5,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$4,500 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$3,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$3,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$500

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

There are times in life when it is easier, or even more sensible, to just give up. This isn’t a belief held by 2011 Arthur Ashe Courage Award winner Dewey Bozella. The 2011 ESPY Awards celebrated the courage and conviction that led him to the ultimate path of freedom aer 26 years of wrongful imprisonment. His initial anger over his imprisonment gave way to determination and, instead of becoming embittered, he became a model prisoner, earning his GED, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, working as a counselor for other prisoners, and falling in love and getting married. Through it all, Bozella found strength and purpose through boxing, becoming the light heavyweight champion of Sing Sing Prison. He never gave up on his dream of becoming a professional boxer and, in October 2011 at the age of 52, he defeated Larry Hopkins in a unanimous decision at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today, Bozella devotes his life to The Dewey Bozella Foundation and teaching children and young adults discipline and the value of hard work, perseverance and courage through boxing. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$7,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$7,000 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$6,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Dr. John Corvino “Haters,” “Sinners,” and the rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today Kirkland Productions

The raging debate over same-sex marriage has produced a lot of name-calling, but very little mutual understanding. That’s where Dr. John Corvino comes in. Drawing on two decades of experience as “The Gay Moralist”—a writer, speaker, and debater on LGBT issues—he works to promote a better conversation in the ongoing culture wars. In the process, he challenges people from all sides of the debate to rethink easy assumptions about sexuality, about morality … and about each other. Dr. Corvino is a philosophy professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. He has spoken at more than 100 campuses on issues of sexuality and ethics. An award-winning teacher, he has contributed to dozens of books, as well as to 365gay.com, The Advocate, The LA Times, and The New York Times Online. His book Debating Same-Sex Marriage (with Maggie Gallagher) is forthcoming from Oxford University Press this year. Read more at www.johncorvino.com and www.kirklandproductions.com. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$3,500 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$3,000 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$2,800 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,600 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

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Jacy Good & Steve Johnson

Jennifer rawlings

Wolfman Productions

The Agency Group, Ltd.

Three years ago, Jacy Good’s life changed forever. What should have been the happiest day of her life became the worst. Good had graduated from college that day and was driving home with her parents. The celebration was cut short when her vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer trying to avoid an automobile that ran a red light. That car was driven by an 18-year-old who was on his cell phone and never saw the light. Good’s parents were killed instantly and Jacy almost died herself. She still suffers from a variety of permanent and near-debilitating injuries. Good has now devoted her life to spreading the message on the dangers of distracted driving. She travels with her fiancé, Steve Johnson, sharing her story in the hope that she can inspire all drivers to put down their phones and drive. Attraction’s Present Price: ................................................................................$4,000 + R Special Convention Price/Single Date:..........................................................$3,800 + R 3 dates/5 days: ....................................................................................................$3,300 + R 5 dates/7 days: ....................................................................................................$2,800 + R Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$250

Jalen rose The Agency Group, Ltd.

Current ESPN/ABC studio analyst and NBA veteran Jalen Rose is one of the few professional athletes to maintain a high profile aer retirement. Known as “The Natural,” Jalen was part of the legendary “Fab Five” from the University of Michigan, the team of freshman who changed the face of college sports. Jalen produced the ESPN documentary The Fab Five, chronicling the glory years of the five freshmen, which became the highest rated ESPN documentary of all time. As a philanthropist, Jalen recognizes the chances he had over some of his inner-city counterparts. His foundations, Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund and Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), create life-changing opportunities for under-served youth. As a speaker, Jalen recounts his story as a youth on the streets of Detroit, as a member of the “the greatest class ever recruited” in a pivotal time in college sports, and about his commitment to education and giving back. Attraction’s Present Price: ....................................................................$10,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$8,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................................N/A Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$500

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Award-winning performer Jennifer Rawlings isn’t a typical mother of five. As a comedienne, she’s been seen on Comedy Central, CMT, PBS, VH1 and shared the stage with everyone from Faith Hill to the Vice President of the United States. She’s performed more than 300 military shows in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Korea and dozens of other countries. A frequent contributor to Change.org, she’s been featured in numerous magazines, including Reader’s Digest. Jennifer’s powerful directorial debut, Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia, received critical acclaim and has been included in several university curriculums, including at Harvard and UCLA. Her experiences entertaining the troops in the worst war-torn parts of our world inspired her critically acclaimed one woman show, I Only Smoke In War Zones. Like the comedic version of Eve Ensler, Jennifer will take you on an unforgettable multimedia journey of laughter and tears as she weaves together hilarious moments from her tours with the military with poignant, eye-opening stories of humanity affected by war. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................................N/A Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$500

Jimmy Wayne William Morris Endeavor

Jimmy Wayne’s real-life story reads like something out of the country songs he is famous for singing. Surviving an abusive childhood, he became a homeless teen, living by his wits until an elderly couple took him in and encouraged his love of music. Even aer he became a successful country music artist, he never forgot the children who are in the same predicament. In 2010, Wayne set out on a 1,700-mile solo hike to raise awareness about homeless youth and children aging out of the foster care system. Called the “Meet Me Halfway” campaign, it garnered national media attention. Author of the book Paper Angels, Wayne makes the point that there are infinite ways to help others, and everyone, no matter how small or simple their contribution, can make a difference in their community. Attraction’s Present Price: ....................................................................$10,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ............................................$10,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$9,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$9,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

LECTURE SHOWCASE Kyle Cease—”Wake Up College Tour”

Sam Childers

JOEy EDMONDS Presents

Creative Artist Agency

In 2005, aer doing 68 colleges in a row, Comedy Central comedian Kyle Cease went through a stage fright and anxiety that forced him to learn more about life. Now, he is sharing his insight for getting out of where you are and into where you want to be. Kyle combines his unique out-of-the-box comedy voice with his inspiration, creating the first actually hysterical, actually inspirational comedy show known to mankind. You may know Kyle as the “slow clapper” in Not Another Teen Movie and his one-hour comedy special Kyle Cease: Weirder. Blacker. Dimpler on Comedy Central. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$15,000 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$10,000 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$8,500 + SLR 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$7,500 + SLR Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Matt roloff Wolfman Productions

Matt Roloff is best known for starring in the hit TLC reality show Little People, Big World. Aside from Matt’s entrepreneurial success and celebrity, it’s his personal story that has truly inspired so many. He has viewed the social stigmas and physical limitations of being a dwarf not as obstacles, but as opportunities, helping him thrive in a world not always welcoming. He is a big thinker and an even bigger dreamer who has craed ways to work around those challenges and move forward to achieve his goal of living an extraordinary life. Through his sincere and motivating stories, Matt will inspire you to shi your thinking about your own life’s possibilities. He will share the strategies that have led to his success and illuminate ways to dig within and discover the traits for you to leverage so you, too, can cra your destiny and lead an extraordinary life. Attraction’s Present Price: ................................................................................$8,500 + R Special Convention Price/Single Date:..........................................................$8,500 + R 3 dates/5 days: ....................................................................................................$7,800 + R 5 dates/7 days: ....................................................................................................$7,200 + R Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$500

Sam Childers is the real ex-biker-gang member who Gerard Butler immortalizes in the movie Machine Gun Preacher (2011). Sam’s astonishing life transformation led him to found Angels of East Africa (AOEA), a non-profit aid organization that established the Children’s Village orphanage in Sudan. The orphanage currently houses and educates 200 hundred orphans, with over a thousand children rescued since opening in 2001–2002. Sam has been working in Sudan since 1998. Plagued by Sudan’s Lord’s Resistance Army of militant rebel groups, bandits and slave traders, it’s estimated that Sudan has seen more than 30,000 children and young adults abducted into slavery in the last 10 years. Through Sam’s heroic and daring efforts, he’s led armed missions into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives. Sam uses his experience to discuss the importance of humanitarian efforts, urging students to find their own cause to make a positive impact in the world. Attraction’s Present Price: ....................................................................$10,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$8,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Everything in Between with Julia Garcia The Contemporary issues Agency, inc.

This powerful presentation explores the TRU college life … aer class has been dismissed. Through her fearless and highly engaging approach, 24-year-old Julia Garcia takes you on an unforgettable journey through the reality that comes flooding in like a bad hangover, aer the partying, fun and hookups are over. Julia takes you through her real life experiences and excessive partying that led to her sexual assault, the death of her best friend and the night that almost took her entire college experience away. Through her infectious personality and ability to connect with her audiences, she brings poetry, up-to-date stats, inspiring stories and empowering audience interaction to create one powerful and unforgettable TRU college experience that you won’t want to miss! Julia earned her BA in communications from New York Institute of Technology. She is the creator of Truality.org; a TRU Movement inspiring individuals to be TRU … The Real U. Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$3,000 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$2,800 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$2,600 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,500 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Stacey Prussman

Lecture Alternates (in Priority Order)

The College Agency Speakers

Stacey’s earliest memories of her disordered eating patterns and negative self-image where around age 10 aer her audition for the title role in Broadway’s Annie. An agent told her she needed to lose weight. She was immediately put on a very strict diet and the next 15 years were filled with fad diets, weight loss pills, periods of starvation, extreme exercise, depression, anxiety and bulimia. Aer being sent to an emergency room due to the effects of her eating disorder, her only choice was to seek help. She fought for her own recovery and learned to set her own standards. Stacey is now encouraging others do the same by telling her story with humor and brutal honesty. Stacey has been in recovery from her eating disorder for over 10 years, and not only has she been committed to her own healing, she has been committed to healing the planet. She is a professional stand-up comedian, actress, TV host, certified personal trainer, motivational speaker, environmentalist and animal welfare advocate, but most importantly, an eating disorder survivor.

Adam Braun is the Founder and Executive Director of Pencils of Promise (PoP), one of the world’s most impactful new nonprofits as recognized by Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Bill Clinton, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric and PoP spokesperson Justin Bieber. While attending Brown University (RI) and backpacking across the globe, Adam asked a small boy begging in India what he wanted most in the world. The answer: a pencil. The promise that came in sharing that first pencil led to the distribution of thousands while traveling through 50-plus countries. Adam le his corporate finance job at Bain & Company to work exclusively on realizing the PoP dream. PoP was founded in 2008 with just $25 in hopes of building one school. To date, PoP has built more than 40 schools worldwide. Adam delivers an empowering message of how a new generation of leaders can make a global impact.

Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$2,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,950 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$1,750 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$8,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$7,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$7,000 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$7,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Zach Wahls Wolfman Productions

The son of two lesbian mothers, the 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student had no idea that his heartfelt testimony before the Iowa Legislature that day last year would spread like viral wildfire, and even land him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Just two days aer he testified during that hearing, however, a YouTube video of his testimony went viral, garnering nearly two million views with millions more via Facebook, Twitter, national and international television, and other online media. Aer appearing on numerous television programs in person and his testimony airing on MSNBC, ABC, CBS and CNN, Zach found himself working on a book and has now penned a game-changing college and university lecture called, “What makes a family?” Zach shares a story that has never before been told, and offers a fresh, bold perspective on a recently rekindled—and always contentious—issue: gay marriage. Attraction’s Present Price: ................................................................................$4,000 + R Special Convention Price/Single Date:..........................................................$3,800 + R 3 dates/5 days: ....................................................................................................$3,300 + R 5 dates/7 days: ....................................................................................................$2,800 + R Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$300

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1. Adam Braun Creative Artist Agency

2. Joe & Bil: Welcome to the Neighborhood— Stopping Bullying, Homophobia, and Hate The College Agency Speakers

Named Best Diversity Artists by Campus Activities Magazine, Joe and Bil help students explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Experts in the fields of social justice, diversity and leadership education, Joe and Bil have shared their message with more than 500 campuses nationwide. Drawing from their own lives, their experiences as fraternity men and student affairs professionals, their family experiences and the dynamics of their own relationship, Joe and Bil present these difficult topics in a non-threatening, humorous way. Having been featured and showcased at numerous NACA® regional conferences, at the National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) and at the Institute for Student Leadership (ISL), Joe and Bil present their programs in a funny, interactive and challenging way. Full-time student affairs administrators, Joe and Bil know students and understand today’s richly diverse campuses. They “get it.” Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$4,200 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$3,950 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$3,700 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$3,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

LECTURE SHOWCASE 3. Daniel Packard’s Live Group Sex Therapy Show The Contemporary issues Agency, inc.

MINDS OPEN—CELL PHONES ON. COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) Speaker of the Year Daniel Packard shares his own hilarious “I can’t believe that really happened” love stories to entertainingly show people how to get more of what they want in dating and love. Audiences use their cell phones to confidentially share their innermost thoughts and secrets via live interactive texting and polling (which you will see at the showcase). This creates an anonymous, revealing, myth-busting, joyride that inspires people to be more honest, confident and really go aer what they want when it comes to relationships. Students will learn: • How to not give a damn what anybody thinks of them; • How to meet people without using cheap beer; • How to be confident and fearless; and • Understand that nice guy and horny guy ... is the SAME GUY! See a sneak peak video at Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$4,000 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$3,800 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$3,600 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$3,400 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

4. rob Smith OUTmedia

Photo by Cathy Heinz Photography

Rob Smith is a decorated Iraq war veteran, writer and speaker whose work has appeared in The Huffington Post, USA Today and Metro Weekly, as well as on Salon.com and CNN.com. A frequent and outspoken critic of the US Military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which previously barred open service by gays and lesbians, he was an invited guest of President Barack Obama at the Department of Interior signing that repealed the law. The year 2012 will see the release of his first two books, the anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home, to be released in March, and his memoir, Secret Soldier: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Army, which will be released next fall. He can be reached at www.robsmithonline.com. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$4,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$4,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$3,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$200

richard Barker is a professional stage hypnotist from the United Kingdom whose quick wit and charm have made him a crowd favorite. His approach is edgy, fresh and unique and he delivers a fast-paced show. Barker says, “I truly believe the people who volunteer to come on stage are my guests. They are the stars of the performance.” Richard's show will have you intrigued, amazed, and on the edge of your seat. Most of all, Richard will leave you laughing. See up to date video at www.incrediblehypnotist.com or www.youtube.com/incrediblehypnotist For Booking Information contact the National Entertainment Group at 877-383-6056 or email info@nationalentertainmentgroup.com

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NACA Foundation Online Auction Donate an act, service, or item priced at least $100 for the NACA Foundation Online Auction, powered by BiddingForGoodŽ. Associate Member Acts/Services: Schools can bid on your booking fee which will benefit the NACA Foundation. Schools are still responsible for paying your travel and lodging fees. High ticketed Items: These items must be valued at $100 or more and will be available for online bids as well as in-person bids at the 2012 National Convention in Charlotte, NC. The NACA Foundation Online Auction will go live beginning February 1st. A completed donation form (see below) should be submitted before the service or item can be listed online. Physical donations can be sent to the NACA Office (if easy to transport) by February 10th, 2012, or hand-delivered at registration or the NACA booth during the first CAMP. The NACA Foundation Auction will take place throughout the Convention during CAMP sessions in the NACA booth, closing on Tuesday at 5 PM; however, the items will still be listed online for additional bids until March 9th. Services will not be auctioned off at the 2012 National Convention. Forms to list your services or items will not be accepted after February 10th. Have questions? Please contact Paige Jeffcoat at paigej@naca.org. Mail donations to: NACA Foundation Online Auction Attn: Paige Jeffcoat 13 Harbison Way • Columbia, SC 29212-3401 Physical donations must be received in the NACA Office by February 10th, 2012 or delivered onsite at the Convention. If item is to be delivered onsite, form must be turned into Paige beforehand. Name: _____________________________________ Email: _____________________________________

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MAINSTAGE Showcase Offering nearly 40 musical acts, comics and other attractions, Mainstage showcases spotlight both established and up-and-coming artists for Convention delegates. The Mainstage setting provides concert sound and lighting, along with large-screen video projection of the performances. Artists perform for 15 minutes each. One Mainstage act is selected on site by a vote of Convention delegates. Attractions are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order in which they appear. Alternates are listed in priority order, in the event that any of the attractions are unable to appear. For the artists listed, pricing information includes the attraction’s regular non-Convention price, followed by Block Booking pricing. All Block Booking pricing categories indicate the base contract fee and any additional expenses required (sound, lights, room, meals and/or travel). NACA makes no representations regarding applicable state and local taxes. Check with agency/artists to determine if prices listed include applicable state and local taxes.

A Pair of Nuts

Ali Wong

TalentPlus Entertainment

KP Comedy

Yamil Piedra and Johnny Trabanco are A Pair of Nuts! This Emmy Award-winning comedy duo has been performing together since 1998, when they met in college at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Selected by Campus Activities Magazine as “Hot Comedy” for 2011, their work has garnered them critical acclaim and they have been featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Last Call with Carson Daly, VH1, BET, the Discovery Channel and MegaTV. With millions of online views, their videos have been featured on YouTube, MySpace, FunnyorDie and CollegeHumor. Their style of comedy has been compared to a modern day Abbott & Costello and Martin & Lewis, a throwback to old school comedy duos with a modern flair. One of the great things about Yamil and Johnny is their ability to transcend from their Hispanic heritage into a style of comedy that has a universal appeal.

Ali Wong is a series regular on NBC’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and can be seen in Oliver Stone’s Savages, to be released later this year. Previously, she has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the FOX series Breaking In, and E!’s 50 Super Epic TV Moments. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of seven “Comics to Watch” and in 2011, Variety named her one of 10 “Comics to Watch.” Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$3,500 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$3,000 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$2,750 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,500 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

Andy Grammer Attraction’s Present Price: ............................................................................$2,750 + SRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ....................................................$2,500 + SRT 3 dates/5 days: ..................................................................................................$2,000 + SR 5 dates/7 days:....................................................................................................$1,750 + SR Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Adam Grabowski AGC Entertainment

Adam Grabowski was just named Campus Activities Magazine's 2012 HOT COMEDY PICK! As their highest-rated comedian in 2011, his energy, creativity, and charisma makes this 24-year-old from Chicago the most exciting new act to hit the college circuit! Graduating early with a degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Adam used his productive procrastination skills to put off grad school by becoming a professional college comedian. Working as his own agent, Adam has performed at over 70 colleges in his first two years and will easily double that number here in his third. His tour has taken him to more than half of the 50 states including stints at both the Iowa Comedy Festival and L.A. Comedy Fest in 2010. His clever and relevant brand of humor is designed specifically for a college audience, which is made apparent by his unparalleled connectedness to campus culture! www.AdamComedy.com

Paradigm

It’s widely known that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert at anything. Andy Grammer logged his 10,000 hours of practice on the streets of Los Angeles. With his car-battery-powered amplifier and acoustic guitar in tow, Grammer managed to sing his way from the streets to the center of the music industry. Now, all his practice is starting to pay off! Andy, named by Billboard and The New York Post as one of the top 10 artists to watch in 2011, did not disappoint with his gold and first single, “Keep Your Head Up,” as he reached the top five on adult pop charts. The last male singer-songwriter to reach this chart position with his first single was Jason Mraz nearly 10 years ago with “Remedy.” In addition to his single’s success, Andy has also been on numerous national television broadcasts and is the recipient of the first MTV O Award. He has also spent the last year performing with the likes of The Script, Taylor Swi, Train, Plain White T’s, Kris Allen, Natasha Bedingfield and Colbie Caillat, and he is now headlining his first national tour in 2012. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$20,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$11,000 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$8,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$6,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ..............................................................................$1,500 + RT Special Convention Price/Single Date:........................................................$1,400 + RT 3 dates/5 days: ....................................................................................................$1,300 + R 5 dates/7 days: ....................................................................................................$1,200 + R Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

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Blue Meadow

Christopher Carter

DCA Productions

Bass/Schuler Entertainment

Blue Meadow was born in The Bronx, New York, in 2008, in a place where rock and roll isn’t the norm. These four gentlemen set out to create the music they love to do. Previously, all four band members were singers and songwriters, so with a hurried and zealous nature that is common to New Yorkers, they quickly learned the skills to play the instruments necessary to communicate their musical ideas. Blue Meadow’s influences and diverse background creates a sound that’s different but extremely familiar. Some of their influences are bands like Boyz II Men, Cold Play, U2, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and the a cappella group Take 6, with these musical influences resonating throughout their songs. Wrap it up with the band’s focus on beautiful songs with meaning and a message and it’s no wonder there can be a “Blue Meadow” in the midst of the city that never sleeps.

Christopher Carter’s business is simple: he makes his living playing with other people’s minds. Last year alone, Carter mystified students at more than 200 colleges. In his words, he does “anything that is weird, freaky or cool.” He reads minds, makes detailed predictions that come true, and even makes borrowed light bulbs light up in audience members’ hands. Chris is notorious for reading and revealing thoughts of audience members—but don’t worry, he won’t reveal any embarrassing information … unless it’s funny. Carter is considered to be one of the world’s most unique and entertaining “mentalists” on today’s variety entertainment circuits. He is a winner of Campus Activities Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Performing Arts Entertainer of the Year, Best Male Performer and Best Novelty Live Performer.

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,950 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,850 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,650 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,400 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$2,300 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,100 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,950 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Bowling For Soup Degy Booking international, inc.

Having been in constant creative demand for years, pop-punk uber-band Bowling For Soup clearly has no problem kicking out fresh songs, incredibly fun videos, and album aer album of music that sets the bar for their genre. Even aer nearly two decades together, some things are the same. They still call Denton, TX, home, they still are putting out an avalanche of new music every year, and they’re still the guys you’d hang out with for five minutes and feel like you’ve been lifelong friends. Bowling For Soup love to deliver what they call “The Greatest Band in the World singing the Greatest Songs Of All Time.” More than just hearing hits like “Girl All The Bad Guys Want,” “1985,” “Almost,” “High School Never Ends,” “When We Die” and “S-S-S-Saturday” (and YES! they do “Stacy’s Mom” since everyone seems to think it is their song anyway), audiences experience a show they’ve never seen before. It will be a show everyone will talk about the rest of the year. Attraction’s Present Price:....................................................................$20,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:..............................................$17,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ........................................................................................$12,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ........................................................................................$10,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Dale K—Comedy Hypnotist rubber room Productions

For two decades, Dale K has entertained and educated audiences from around the world with his contemporary approach to the art of hypnosis. Hollywood’s fabricated theory of hypnosis usually involves lightning bolts, zombie-like trances and humans clucking like chickens. During his performances, Dale challenges these theories, proving that hypnosis is simply the power of suggestion that consists of mind “motivation” rather than mind “control.” Using his creative abilities and abstract sense of humor, Dale K produces hypnosis events that are professional, unconventional and always hilarious. Just one of the many reasons why Dale K is a popular “must see” favorite with universal appeal and a yearly tour schedule of almost 200 cities worldwide. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$3,500 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ....................................................$3,000 + SLR 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$2,800 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$2,800 + SLT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

David Garibaldi with DJ & Drummer Canaan Smith Creative Artist Agency

Whether it’s writing and singing his irresistible style of contemporary country music or competing on the reality show The Amazing Race, Universal Music Group Nashville’s Canaan Smith has found he’s most successful when he listens to his heart and blazes his own path. “My music makes you feel like you want to drive along the coast with your windows down on a sunny day and smile and groove. I like to think of it as being an escape for people to go where they want to go,” he says. While Canaan has gotten other artists where they want to go by writing hit singles such as Love and The’s Top 10 single “Runaway,” he also penned his own first single, “We Got Us”, currently blowing up the airwaves. From recently opening for Sugarland to singing the national anthem at a Tennessee Titans football game, Canaan Smith is getting crowds of thousands up out of their seats. Attraction’s Present Price:............................................................................$3,500 + SLM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ....................................................$3,000 + SLM 3 dates/5 days:................................................................................................$2,500 + SLM 5 dates/7 days:................................................................................................$2,500 + SLM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

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Paradigm

Artists transform an empty canvas into a work of art through their skill, experience, inspiration and senses. David Garibaldi’s life and transition into a worldrenowned performance painter is no different. His show, Rhythm and Hue, is a music and color experience. Large pop portraits explode together on stage in minutes to music. For Garibaldi’s new show, he is joined on stage by music producer Joseph One, who takes the role as DJ, mashing up classic and contemporary tracks to set the tone for an energy-packed show. Drummer Walt Williams also joins David by providing heart-pounding and infectious rhythms. Paint, sound and entertainment collide for an entertaining show that has brought people around the world to their feet. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$10,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$8,500 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$7,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$7,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

MAINSTAGE SHOWCASE Elenowen

Fools For rowan

William Morris Endeavor

iC Artists

It is the beginning of a new chapter for Josh and Nicole Johnson as they combine their passion and raw talent to form Elenowen aer their national debut on NBC’s The Voice in 2011. Hailing from Nashville, TN, Elenowen’s music emphasizes heavy harmonies, natural acoustics, and ambient elements that blend to create a unique mood and sound that comes as an honest breath of fresh air in an overly manufactured music world. Earlier this year, new Elenowen tracks “No Such Thing as Time” and “Run” were featured on the CW’s hit television show One Tree Hill. The husband-and-wife duo’s highly anticipated self-titled sophomore album including 10 original tracks is slated for a 2012 release. In an industry hungry for something new and authentic, Elenowen, distinguishes itself as an up-and-coming act that completely and refreshingly satisfies its listener. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$3,500 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$3,500 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,750 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$2,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Only eight months aer releasing their debut CD in November of 2009, Fools For Rowan has already toured from coast to coast, opening for rock heavyweights Halestorm, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way, and performed a huge 4th of July concert in front of thousands at the world’s largest music festival: Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Their music video for the song “Dead” has already been featured on Fuse TV, reaching more than 60 million homes in the US. Their music is being played on more than 100 radio stations nationwide, including many large Top 40 stations and college stations. As Big Dog at KISR says, “If you’re not playing Fools For Rowan, your ears must be DEAD!” Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$2,000 + SRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,500 + SRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,400 + SRMT 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,250 + SRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

George Watsky Emily Hearn William Morris Endeavor

With a voice that delivers memorable melodies and relevant lyrics, 21-year-old Emily Hearn is a singer-songwriter who brings something new and engaging to her cra. Hearn grew up in the small town of Griffin, GA, and is now living in Athens, where she first made a name for herself in 2009, playing local venues like The Melting Point, Flicker Theatre, Tasty World and The 40 Watt Club. Emily independently released her debut EP, Paper Heart, in April of 2010. In February of 2011, she released a music video for her hit single “Rooop,” featuring the renowned actor Bill Murray. Hearn has opened for several national acts, including country star Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish. The ripple surrounding Hearn’s music continues to expand worldwide with opportunities to perform for crowds of more than 10,000 people. She is finishing up her first full-length album, Red Balloon, set to be released in early 2012. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,250 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,000 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$800 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Auburn Moon Agency

In 2011, George Watsky went viral with more than 40 million-plus hits on the Internet, four network appearances and a quarter million subscribers. In 2009, Watsky was honored to perform live on FOX at the NAACP Image Awards in honor of Russell Simmons’ lifetime achievement award. He has appeared on the first, second and third major network features of spoken word and is by far the most viewed spoken work artist in the world. He began touring while finishing college, but George has performed at more than 200 universities and theatres since graduating two years ago. He was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO at the age of 19. He was the 2006 Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion and 2006 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion at the age of 19 and, at 21, won the Sundance Summit Award for his poetry on climate change. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,800 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$1,650 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Gina yashere Felipe Esparza

SMG College Booking Agency

Felipe Esparza is a comedian known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences can relate to. Known for his wild hair, people are surprised to find out that Felipe is the same person referred to in several infamous stories by fellow comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe has most recently been seen as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing (2010) and is now touring comedy clubs and theaters across the country. Felipe is from the streets of East L.A. and much of his material comes from seeing the humor in the struggles of everyday life. Gentrification, single parenting and growing up poor are all subjects taken from his real life. Besides Last Comic Standing, Felipe has been seen on TBS’ Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey and his one-hour stand-up special, Felipe Esparza, They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You, aired in December 2011 on Showtime.

Gina Yashere is known for her regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic. Since breaking onto the American comedy scene where she made it to the final 10 on Last Comic Standing, she has had her own one-hour comedy special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch, appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately, Live at Gotham, Def Comedy Jam and Comics Unleashed, to name but a few. Gina has also performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, on HBO and TBS’ The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, as well as at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition to touring throughout the US, Gina plays to sold-out crowds in the UK, Australia and around the world. With her bombastic delivery, infectious personality and unique take on being both a cultural insider and outsider, she has made her mark and le audiences laughing on all continents.

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$5,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$3,000 + RMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:....................................................$2,500 + RMT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$2,250 + RMT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,000 + RMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Agency for the Performing Arts

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Goodnight Argent

John Cassidy

SoulFound Entertainment

Sophie K. Entertainment, inc.

Chase Thompson and Tyler McMullen are definitely not strangers to the roller coaster ride that is the music industry. Having been part of a powerhouse group on the rise that splintered due to conflicting creative directions, they took their experience, dedication, and the loyal fans they had picked up along the way and soldiered on, reinventing themselves as Goodnight Argent. With the gut-wrenching emotion of OneRepublic, the undeniable swagger of Maroon 5, and the musical chops to back it all up, Chase and Tyler have created a sound to rival the best. Their irrefutable skill for performing and producing earpleasing, eye-catching music videos has created a buzz among the YouTube community, with everyone clamoring for the right to say, “I knew them when … .” Whether it’s someone else’s music, or one of their own awardwinning songs, Goodnight Argent never ceases to impress. Attraction’s Present Price:............................................................................$1,750 + RMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ....................................................$1,500 + RMT 3 dates/5 days:................................................................................................$1,250 + RMT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$1,000 + RMT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$250

John Cassidy is a comedian, magician and Guinness World Record-holding balloon sculptor. He has been seen on numerous television programs, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Today Show and Live with Regis & Kelly. John’s Balloon Freak Show, with its own unique mixture of comedy, magic and “really weird things with balloons,” has received rave reviews and has been performed at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, the Off-Broadway production Monday Night Magic in New York, on Disney Cruise Lines and in the World’s Greatest Magic Show, Mac King Show and Amazing Johnathan Show, all in Las Vegas, NV. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Joseph Tran: Magician, Comedian, Ancient Vietnamese Secret H2F Comedy Productions

Grant Lyon G.G. Greg Entertainment Agency

On Magazine describes Grant Lyon as “the right balance between smart and goofy.” A soccer player with UC Santa Cruz, where he played for a national championship, Grant gave up a professional soccer career to pursue the stage. In 2008, he won the Colorado Comedy Competition, beating out comedians from all over the country. Since then, he has performed at major festivals like the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, and opened for names like Robin Williams and Bobby Lee. He is a member of the sketch comedy group Four In The Back, whose videos have been featured by sites like Funny or Die and Rooop Comedy, and he is also a contributing writer to The Huffington Post. He currently wrote and stars in the independent movie Interview Date that will be in theaters around the country soon. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,250 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Joseph Tran is a modern-day conjurer without the cheesy props and the sparkly costumes. An entertainer trained in theatre and improvisation, Joseph’s highly energetic, physical blend of comedy and magic make him one of the hottest young headliners touring today. With an understanding of pop culture, theatrics, and the modern audience, Tran is a popular favorite among corporations, universities and theatres across the world. Born to ballroom-dance-teaching, Vietnamese-immigrant parents, Joseph’s upbringing remained entirely normal—that is, for a Vietnamese kid with ballroomdance-teaching, immigrant parents. Drawing from his unique upbringing and training, Joseph currently dazzles audiences with a show that includes comedy only a Western-born person with an Eastern cultural background could tell, along with unique, never-before-seen, modern-day miracles. One part magician, and one part comedian, this “Ancient Vietnamese Secret” will leave you rolling with laughter and gasping in amazement! Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,700 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,300 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,100 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Josh Wolf Jimmy Needham

Creative Artist Agency

Jimmy Needham has always followed his own path. Whether that mantra is applied to his music, his spirituality or his modesty, Needham has built a successful career on his own terms—and his third full-length CD, Nighlights, is the result of a lot of hard thinking about his priorities in life. In 2005, Needham was approached by Inpop records, which signed him aer hearing his music on MySpace. He released his first major studio album, Speak, in 2006, and Not Without Love in 2008. “Since I didn’t beat down doors to get this job, I can kind of hold it with an open hand,” Needham says. “So if God takes this away, I’m going to sleep like a baby because it’s never really defined me.” Needham’s music may not define him, but it’s helping him gain a hardcore following of fans and the utmost respect of the Christian music industry.

Josh Wolf started doing comedy in Seattle 12 years ago. Aer moving to Los Angeles, his unique, honest and high-energy style of storytelling made him an instant favorite at The Improv, The Laugh Factory and The World Famous Comedy Store. He immediately got cast in Last Comic Standing and was on the season finale as one of the Last Comics Downloaded. He’s currently a regular roundtable guest on the hit E! series Chelsea Lately and a performer on the new E! series, Aer Lately. He just finished the Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me stand-up tour and regularly tours with The Comedians of Chelsea Lately. He also hosts The College Experiment, a comedic weekly online college football show for Fox Sports and Fuel TV. Josh Wolf is truly one of the most well-rounded entertainers in the business and a show you just can’t afford to miss.

Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$2,500 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$2,000 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$5,000 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$4,500 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$4,500 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$4,500 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Elite Talent Agency

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MAINSTAGE SHOWCASE Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the richer)

Noah Hoehn

Buddy Lee Attractions

Wally’s World of Entertainment, inc.

Leigh Nash is probably best known as the lead singer of Sixpence None The Richer, whose achievements spanned four albums, earned them multiple Dove awards and a Grammy nomination, and saw the great success of three hit singles, “Kiss Me,” “Breathe Your Name,” and “There She Goes.” Now Leigh brings her instantly recognizable voice and talent to a new genre. More than 10 years aer Sixpence None The Richer released their hit album, Leigh Nash continues to sing and release solo records. In her latest release, Hymns & Sacred Songs, she has returned to her classic country and Christian roots, while still holding to her “pop” influences. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Lindsey Stirling

Noah Hoehn is a fierce performer. His impassioned harmonica performances and sincere dedication to his cra gained him national acclaim as a winner of the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians not once, but twice. Noah’s energetic and distinctive playing has been heard in concert halls, festivals and on national radio programs. Now it is his solo show that is truly unequaled. His singular vision to unite the sounds of new blues and marimba pop is accomplished with an incomparable live looping system. Saucy harmonica and cool marimba are looped and layered upon a foundation of acoustic grooves, freeing him to sing and play at the same time. Because he programmed the MIDI sequences for his looper, fusing technology with his songs, he is called “a modern day musical scientist.” Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,950 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,350 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Wally’s World of Entertainment, inc.

Ever since Lindsey Stirling was a little kid, she has been extremely creative. She loves to put a fun twist on every aspect of life. As a little girl, she loved writing plays for the neighborhood kids and making the costumes. Now, she enjoys jazzing up her classical violin skills with some rock and Hip-Hop, as well as her dancing. She was a popular favorite on last season’s America’s Got Talent, where she was known as the HipHop Violinist. Aer Lindsey’s performance, Sharon Osborn said, “Wow ... we loved Lindsey. If she can make Piers Morgan smile, you know she will give you the show of a lifetime.” Piers called her “electrifying.” By combining 18 years of training with her sharp dance moves, Lindsey plays and dances as everyone has the chance to join in the party. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,000 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$1,750 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Neal Brennan Creative Artist Agency

Neal Brennan is a director, writer, actor and comedian. He and his writing partner Dave Chappelle wrote the stoner cult classic, Half Baked. Chappelle and Brennan later linked back up and created Chappelle’s Show. They wrote and produced virtually every sketch themselves. In the second season, Brennan was allowed to officially direct, and helmed such sketches as “Charlie Murphy/Rick James,” “ The Racial Dra,” “Charlie Murphy/Prince,” and the “John Mayer Sketch.” Brennan received three Emmy nominations for Chappelle’s Show. As of this writing, Chappelle’s Show is the number one selling television show DVD of all time, selling nearly nine million units. Brennan has spent the past two years doing rewrites for Hollywood and focusing on stand-up comedy. He has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Lopez Tonight. Most recently, he wrote with Seth Meyers for the White House Correspondents Dinner. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$5,500 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$4,000 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$3,500 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$3,000 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Nuttin’ But Stringz On That Note Entertainment

Brothers Damien and Tourie Escobar, a/k/a Nuttin’ But Stringz, are everything the music game’s been missing. Armed with classical sounds of the violin— yes, violins—retro-fitted with Hip-Hop and rock beats, the South Jamaica, Queens, natives bring a sophisticated twist to the musical landscape. With their music leading the way, the Escobar brothers are simultaneously seeing their brand become a global phenomenon—already Nuttin’ But Stringz (NBS) won a pair of Emmy Awards, scored feature films, released a platinum album; and they’re only just getting started. “We perform like rock stars,” explains Damien, 24, the younger sibling by two years. “We call it urban because it’s that Hip-Hop feel; we have the groove from the street. It has a heavy classical undertone. The perfect marriage, we call it urban rock.” Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$5,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$4,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$4,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Oveous Maximus DPL productions

Oveous Maximus is a recording artist who fooled everyone into thinking he was a poet. Born in Puerto Rico from Dominican parents, he grew up in the Bronx exposed to the richness of soul, hip hop and Afro-Latin music. Motivated by his brother’s death, he ultimately become a multiple winner at the world famous Apollo Theater, a breakout performer on the hit TV series HBO Def Jam Poetry, a leading role in the movie SP!T, and recording music with Grammy Award-winning producer Louie Vega. Oveous has released two critically acclaimed albums and is releasing his third studio album, which he wrote and produced entirely himself. His recent collaboration with multiplatinum Hip-Hop band Us3 marks a proud achievement. He just completed a European tour across 20 cities in nine countries for the new album Lie, Cheat, and Steal, which is in stores now. For more info, visit MocaArts.com. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,800 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,600 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

January/February 2012 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM 103

Plastic Musik

Soul Khan

On That Note Entertainment

Paradigm

Created by Stomp and Stomp Out Loud’s Jeremy Price, Plastic Musik is a one-of-akind performance ensemble, utilizing traditional percussion techniques with all-plastic instruments, in conjunction with a revolutionary new product know as “Boomwhackers.” Showcasing a creative blend of percussion and melody, audiences can expect to hear familiar themes, ranging from classical masterpieces, Motown classics, ‘80s movie themes, popular music and HipHop hits to a specific array of original compositions, all accompanied by an entertaining and visually stimulating stage show. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$6,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$5,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$4,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$4,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

readNex Poetry Squad Layman Lyric Productions

The ReadNex Poetry Squad is a group of five performing artists who combine poetry, lyricism, breakdancing and “turntablism” into groundbreaking performances and workshops. In their 10th year of touring more than 40 US states and eight countries, they continue to edu-tain, empower and motivate diverse audiences. Using their music and voices as means of expression, topics such as social injustice, environmentalism, unity, education and more flow into poetic calls for action. Performances include breakdancing, lyrical freestyles, spoken word poetry, motivational speaking, comedy, DJ demos, yoga, dance parties and more. As they dare to “Be Dif’Rent” on and off stage, they encourage audiences to do the same with phrases such as, “It doesn’t matter who you be, just be who you be.” Audiences throughout the world have dared to be exactly that by allowing their rhythms and words to break preconceived notions and guide them into dance, introspection and self-acceptance. Enjoy! Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,300 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................42,200 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Soul Khan, a Brooklyn-based artist, breaks the stereotypical mold of an emcee. His distinct voice reminds you of the glory days of music. In November 2010, he released his first album for free on his website. To date, the album, Soul Like Khan, has been downloaded more than 50,000 times and appeared on CMJ’s Hip Hop Chart. He has appeared on more than 250 media sites, including MTV.com, BET.com, XXL, AOL, 2dopeboyz, Complex, and on the front page of REDDIT. His six music videos have accumulated close to half a million views in a little over a year. Soul Khan achieved several milestones in 2011. His video “Speeding Bullets” was played on MTV, MTV2, and mtvU last summer and he performed more than 40 shows across the country (including major music festivals The Warped Tour, CMJ, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and A3C). He was recently selected to perform at SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX. Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$2,000 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ......................................................$1,500 + SLT 3 dates/5 days:....................................................................................................$1,250 + SL 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................$1,000 + SL Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Space Capone Buddy Lee Attractions

Space Capone delivers infections ‘70s grooves and funk reminiscent of Earth Wind and Fire or Jamiroquai. Their debut album on AVJ Records (Average Joe’s Entertainment) will be released in early 2012. In just a few short years, Space Capone has released two albums, performed at Bonnaroo and CMJ, and has been featured on various national outlets, including TBS’ Weekend Extra. Nashville recently voted Space Capone “Best Local Act” next to Kings of Leon. The band will have the crowd dancing by the second song and keep them moving throughout the show. Having played more than 50 campus shows in the past two years, Space Capone is a great choice for your school. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,250 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$250

rudy Currence The College Agency

Honing his cra in the gospel choir of his father’s church in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Rudy Currence grew up surrounded by soulful grooves and heavy lyrics. Rudy has attracted a following among the recording industry, where his work can be found on the soundtracks of The Bourne Identity and Minority Report. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has three times honored Rudy with its Songwriter of the Year Award. The critical acclaim didn’t escape the attention of rapper Ludacris, who recently signed him to his Disturbing Tha Peace record label and brought him on his 2011 American tour. Armed with his keyboard, Rudy has taken the stage on BET’s Music Matter’s Showcase, contributed to Ray J’s latest album and wrote for multi-platinum R&B queen Mya. With extensive training across genres, Rudy combines lyrical and instrumental genius with a captivating stage identity to create a true concert experience. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$2,500 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$2,500 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,100 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,800 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Step Afrika Global Talent HQ, LLC

Step Afrika, based in Washington, DC, is the first professional performance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The company has been featured on CNN, BET, PBS and NPR, as well as in several commercials and numerous books, documentaries and articles that seek to explore the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika serves as cultural ambassadors for the United States, representing the nation at events around the world through special invitations from the American Embassy, military and cultural exchange organizations. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$7,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$6,000 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$5,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$5,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................10%

MAINSTAGE SHOWCASE That Drummer That DJ

The Dean’s List

Degy Booking international, inc.

NUE Agency

Introducing That Drummer That DJ: a dynamic and energetic live concept rocking venues, festivals and college campuses worldwide. Formed in 2009 with the aim of creating a completely unique new type of musical act, the duo have developed and refined their show into an explosive and energetic live experience. On the Technics 1210s is DJ Big Al, a renowned and respected turntablist. Playing opposite is Ryan Hassan, one of the UK’s most talented and hard-working drummers. Together, they deconstruct, re-edit and remix massive dance floor fillers live and on the fly in an uproarious stage show. While Al chops up, bends and scratches tracks the audiences know and love, Ryan weaves some insane live drum breaks over the top, creating a wholly interactive show that not only sounds amazing, but is visually stunning. That Drummer That DJ have been making big waves in Europe, securing headline tours and support slots with some of the biggest live acts around and are now keen to tackle the US college market. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$4,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$3,400 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,250 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

The Dean’s List is a pop/Hip-Hop group based out of Boston, MA, that consists of rapper Sonny Shotz, producer and business man DJ Mendoza, and production and engineer Mik Beats. Mendoza and Mik met while studying at Berkelee College of Music in Boston, while Sonny attended The New England Institute of Art nearby. The group formed together in 2009 and has since released two successful mixtapes, Undeclared and The Drive In. The Dean’s List has gone on two critically acclaimed tours, the 35-city nationwide Pledge to Rage Tour and the Mountain Dew Tour alongside KiD CuDi. Currently, the group is part of the Red Bull Opinion Leaders of 2011/2012. Whether it be Hip-Hop, pop, rock or anything in between, they’re a group of highly motivated and talented musicians that stands to make a huge impact in music. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$7,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$6,000 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$5,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

The McClymonts Buddy Lee Attractions

The Austin renfroe Trio The Barry Agency

“Perfect for any event”—Not the first or the last time this phrase will be used in correlation with The Austin Renfroe Trio. With their ability to be as dynamic as a full band, or stripped down to the bare organic form that audiences anticipate in an acoustic performance, they are the ideal musical act. But don’t stop with just the instruments. Nationally recognized as the #1 indie pop artist (as seen on MTV’s Ourstage), Austin’s voice drives the heart and soul of the trio. From their original music (which has seen hundreds of thousands of downloads) to their broad range of covers, the diversity within their set knows few boundaries. Is that enough? Not for these artists. Austin continues to strive for excellence even in promoting his events. Known for spending hours on campuses before shows, serenading some and making friends with others, the Trio have the ability to double and sometimes triple the attendance for events. Austin puts it simply, “My favorite room is a full room.”

Since joining forces six years ago, sisters Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont have taken the country music world by storm. With their exquisite three-part harmonies, soaring vocals and stunning onstage presence, it’s not surprising that The McClymonts have become the hottest recording and touring act in Australian Country Music and are quickly becoming the talk of the music industry in the USA. The McClymonts have won four Australian Country Music Awards for Group of the Year and one Aria for Album of the Year. Since coming to the US in 2010, they have toured with Jason Aldean and many others and have performed more than 150 concerts. Their first single, “Wrapped Up Good,” is their first top 30 single from their debut US album release, Chaos and Bright Lights. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$4,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,800 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,100 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,900 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

January/February 2012 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM 105

Thick as Thieves

Vidur Kapur

Hoffman Entertainment

Sophie K. Entertainment, inc.

Thick as Thieves is a group that seamlessly mixes multiple genres to perfection. Everyone on campus will enjoy their sound, regardless of their musical tastes. They perform everything from Nas and Tupac to Elton John and One Republic. Thick as Thieves performs it all. Each song is a unique opportunity for an audience member to explore various musical genres seamlessly, each song flowing one to another in a fresh and gratifying way. Up-tempo and honest, the lyrics and melodies of their originals allow the band to share intimate moments with the audience, engaging each listener with passionate performances and energetic sets. Formed in 2009, Thick as Thieves already had showcases at NACA® West and NACA® Northeast. They’ve opened for artists such as P.O.D and Sean Kingston. Arguably the #1 band in the college market right now, Thick as Thieves will amaze you. Get ready. Hold on to your seats. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,800 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$2,700 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,600 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

TrACES The Barry Agency

TRACES is a NY-Based vocal quintet that continually push the envelope of female vocals to the limit. In a world where anything is possible, except female groups lasting, this group has managed to survive for SIX years and counting. Yay!!! With their expansive vocal range, vocal dynamics, tight harmonies, powerful leads, “female bass” and hard hitting percussion, TRACES offers a variety of musical styles. Oen referred to as a group with a refreshing sound, TRACES delivers a performance with energy, excitement and passion like no other. Their wide range of musical influences—R&B, pop, rock, jazz, classical, country, blues, Caribbean, African, gospel and contemporary Christian, just to name a few—has led them to create a unique style and sound all their own. Members Cindy, Keesha, Sherene, Gbianka and Tamika are sure to captivate you and leave visible marks through their music. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,900 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,700 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Ty Barnett Neon Entertainment

With his dedication to “BRINGING THE FUNNY,” Ty Barnett’s shows have been called “hilarious,” “thought provoking” and “edgy,” making him a regular on the college circuit. It’s also earned him numerous TV appearances, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno twice, HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy, VH1’s Black to the Future specials and Comics Unleashed, as well as his own Comedy Central Presents special. He’s also appeared on such sitcoms as FOX’s ‘Til Death and ABC’s Samantha Who. Ty can currently be seen as the new pitchman for Axe Body Wash in “The Fixers” ads. His amazing run on Last Comic Standing (which has been called “one of the best” in the show’s history) introduced Ty to the world and he’s been crackin’ ‘em up ever since. Ty makes his home in Los Angeles, but tours regularly, so don’t miss the chance to bring his brand of funny to your area. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Vidur Kapur has performed at hundreds of colleges and universities, helping to propel South Asians and LGBT students from the margins to the main campus. He was a top-10 finalist on New York’s Funniest StandUp in ‘09 as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Kapur was nominated in 2008 for a NewNowNext award by MTV Network’s Logo as “Brink of Fame: Comic,” was part of a TV pilot for VH1 titled Caroline’s with Aisha Tyler and has been featured in One Night Stand-Up Vol. 2 on Logo. He’s co-starred with Margaret Cho in LOGO’s Outlaugh Festival on Wisecrack and has been featured in a worldwide Reuters Television piece, Prominent South Asians in the Media. He has been recognized by the India Tribune as one of the Top 31 Personalities of Indian Americans. Vidur was selected for the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and his stand-up comedy is the subject of a short film, Laughing Out Loud—A Comic Journey by director Shalini Kantayya, which was seen on Steven Spielberg’s On The Lot on FOX. http://www.vidurkapur.com Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,850 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days:............................................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Will Marfori Summit Comedy, inc.

Will Marfori knows what it’s like for a person to live with a disability. He was born with cerebral palsy. But he doesn’t know how to allow this to keep him from entertaining audiences as he shares this experience and his unique perspective on life. Will made his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, won second place in the 2003 World Series of Comedy, won the 2004 Carnival Comedy Challenge and is featured regularly on XM Radio. He’s been called inspirational, amazing and, lately, he’s more concerned with being called funny. Will spent some of his adolescence being made fun of, or feeling like an outsider. Now, he takes the opportunity offered by the stage to give people an insight into his world. With topics ranging from physical therapy to dating, he speaks his opinions while keeping the audience laughing along with him. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$1,800 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,800 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$1,800 + SLR 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$1,550 + SLR Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

MAINSTAGE SHOWCASE Mainstage Alternates (in Priority Order)

3. Chris ruggiero: The One Man Variety Show Call Box Entertainment

1. Cerrome russell TalentPlus Entertainment

Cerrome Russell was born and raised in Sumter County, right outside the town of Americus, GA. Aer high school, Russell le his home to serve his country by joining the Marine Corps. It was while on active duty in Germany that he first tried his hand at stand-up comedy. Begging the manager of a USO tour, he finally made it on stage and promptly bombed, so he went back to the drawing board and has been doing great stand-up comedy ever since. Cerrome starred in the second season of BET’s Hell Date as one of the most popular pranksters. He has performed all over the Southeast at comedy clubs and college campuses and looks forward to bringing his unique comedy style across the country. Attraction’s Present Price: ............................................................................$2,500 + SRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ....................................................$2,000 + SRT 3 dates/5 days:....................................................................................................$1,750 + SR 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................$1,250 + SR Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Chris Ruggiero brings juggling and comedy together in his One Man Variety Show. Over the past several years, he has performed alongside many of the country’s top variety performers in several performance groups. Aer working with top jugglers, comedians and magicians, Chris has developed his exciting new solo show. Audience members play an important role in the show as they are called on stage throughout the program to participate in the action. While the show has plenty of impressive feats, the focus is to make people laugh and have a good time. Chris typically arrives early in the day and presents a teaser show for students across the campus to increase interest in the main stage show. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,300 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$900 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$800 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$700 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

4. Smoke Signals Paradigm

2. Maxxtone On That Note Entertainment

Live band karaoke is a new phenomenon that is changing nightlife forever. Partygoers race for any opportunity to perform on stage to unleash the rock star they hide inside. Maxxtone, the nation’s premiere live band karaoke act, provides the platform. The people provide the entertainment. Come experience the excitement of live musicians performing your favorite songs while you become the lead singer of Maxxtone. The song list has more than 400 songs from all major artists and musical genres. With an average of 150 shows per year, Maxxtone’s experience translates into fine-tuned performances that will adapt to all types of singing styles. Ideal for karaoke! Maxxtone can change a song on the fly and follow the singer if they get lost with the lyrics. Regular karaoke shows with computers just plug along and can’t transform with the singer’s act. No teleprompter or computers here: just you, a microphone, a lyric sheet and a personal rock band at your beck and call. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Coley O'Toole and Joe Ballaro started their first band in the seventh grade in Shelton, CT. They honed their skills as musicians, vocalists and songwriters by playing together daily. Coley met Zac Clark over a decade later and the three toured as The Queen Killing Kings. In early 2011, they journeyed to Silverlake, CA, where Simon Katz (Youngblood Hawke) and Christian Letts (Edward Sharpe) awaited their arrival at the Effie House—a home equipped with, among other items, several recording consoles, a Steinway baby grand, two dozen guitars, a Hammond organ, and a ghost. The nine songs that comprise the band's debut self titled LP, Smoke Signals, were recorded live, in the living room, in a span of nine days. These songs are a return to the bluecollar landscape of the band's hometown, blues- and bluegrass-infused songs with stick-to-your-ribs melodies and high harmonies, Smoke Signals’ debut LP, released 8/8/11, will hopefully inspire you to smile and sing along. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$5,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$2,500 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

5. Las Guitarras de España On That Note Entertainment

Las Guitarras de España (The Guitars of Spain) performs “Spanish guitar influenced world music and dance.” The ensemble is also influenced by Latin American and Middle Eastern styles, as well as American jazz. The fusion of these styles, backed by Afro-Cuban percussion forms, completes the unique combination of sounds and grooves that is Las Guitarras de España. Over the past nine years, the ensemble has consistently performed to sold-out venues in Chicago and the Midwest. The ensemble has also performed at numerous schools, concert series, and performing arts venues. Members of the ensemble have roots from Brazil, Peru, Italy, Cuba, Mexico and Portugal, and they have traveled to, and performed or studied in, more than 30 countries. The ensemble has released four CDs to critical acclaim worldwide. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$2,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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6. The Daylights

9. Nate Staniforth

The Daylights

Sophie K. Entertainment. inc.

The Daylights are a commanding three-piece emerging from the neon lights of Los Angeles, CA. The close-knit group consists of brothers Ran (guitars/vocals/keys) and Ricky Jackson (bass/vocals) and drummer Svend Lerche. Known for their giant melodies and cinematic sound, the band recently released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, recorded in London with superproducer Youth (Paul McCartney, U2) and an all-star cast of engineers and mixers. The Daylights’ achievements thus far have been nothing short of extraordinary, whether it be charting on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart Top 20, a Top 5 radio single on Sirius Hits, a late show national television appearance, or securing coveted spots on sold-out tours with Katy Perry, OneRepublic and NeedtoBreathe. With a debut record in hand, the coming months and year hold far greater possibilities. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$4,000 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$3,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Nate Staniforth began performing at colleges and universities while still a student, himself, studying theater, history and religion by day and driving for hours to perform on other campuses by night. In 2008, he worked as a magic consultant for David Blaine, designing an original illusion for Blaine to use in his ABC television special. In his shows, Nate simply does magic. Simply. Openly. And it’s amazing. Gone are the tables, boxes, scarves, top hats and bad jokes that come to mind when one hears the word “magician.” Staniforth now tours full time, performing over a hundred shows at colleges, universities, theaters and special events every year. Nate is 28 years old and lives in Iowa when he is not on tour. http://www.natestaniforth.com Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,850 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days:............................................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

10. South Jordan Auburn Moon Agency

7. Chris Porter KP Comedy

Best known for his third-place finish on Season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning, Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand-up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets and no catch phrases. Just gutwrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own Comedy Central Presents special and Live at Gotham. Attraction’s Present Price:..........................................................................$2,800 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$2,500 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$2,200 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,000 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

South Jordan started as a college band in the rolling hills of Bloomington, IN, with big dreams. Together just three years, South Jordan’s fun, irresistibly catchy songs won over hearts on the Internet, where they quickly amassed over 100,000 fans in their second year. This helped gain the attention of Island Records, home to U2, Bon Jovi, and The Killers, who signed the band. This is a band that has it all: great harmonies, catchy hooks and melodies that stick to your brain for days, a commitment to drawing an audience wherever they go, and a sweet charm and obvious love for college audiences. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$1,700 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,400 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

11. Michael Palascak Bass/Schuler Entertainment

8. DJ Miller Evergreen records

According to singer DJ Miller, his ability to entertain a crowd is the single most important part of his job. That’s one of the reasons why audiences shouldn’t be surprised to find the enthusiastic singer from Indiana racing through the crowd during his sets, or hanging out and singing with a group of fans in the middle of a show. Playing fairs since he was 15, the 22-year-old learned early on in his career how to entertain! “You can’t be the only one having fun,” Miller explains. “You have to interact with the crowd. You want them to be wondering what’s gonna happen next. If you just stand there and sing your songs and play your music, you might sound really good, but if you don’t give your fans a real show, then they may not have a reason to come back and see you again.” For more information, contact: Magic Makers Management–Scott Morris at Scott@magicmakersmanagement.com. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$7,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$7,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$6,500 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$5,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Last winter, Michael Palascak made millions of Americans laugh with his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. This followed his stellar debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC the previous summer. Michael has also been seen on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and TBS’ The Very Funny Show. He was named by Chicago Reader’s critics as the Best Stand-up of Chicago and by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Comedian Runnerup. Michael is clean, original, and a strong act to bring to any college campus. Audience quotes: “really good show” and “funnier than Seinfeld or Cosby.” Growing up in the Midwestern town of Wabash, IN, Michael always dreamed of someday showcasing at the NACA® National Convention. This February, these dreams come true. Michael still wears his retainer every night consistently. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,200 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,800 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Ladies & Gentlemen...

START YOUR ENGINES.

2nd ANNUAL NACA FOUNDATION BOWLING TOURNAMENT & 30th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012 / CHARLOTTE, NC More details to come: www.naca.org/events/nationalconvention January/February 2012 Campus Activities ProgrammingTM 109

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Showcase Eight performers are selected to introduce each Mainstage and Club showcase and to entertain the audience between acts. Through comedy and music, Master of Ceremonies attractions strengthen the overall showcase presentation and are allotted approximately 30 minutes of performance time to display their unique talents. Attractions are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order in which they appear. Alternates are listed in priority order in the event that any of the Masters of Ceremonies are unable to appear. For the artists listed, pricing information includes the attraction’s regular, non-Convention price, followed by Block Booking pricing. All Block Booking pricing categories indicate the base contract fee and any additional expenses required (sound, lights room, meals and/or travel). NACA makes no representations regarding applicable state and local taxes. Check with agency/artist to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes.

Cristela Alonzo

Jackie Tohn

innovative Artists

GP Entertainment

The year 2011 was a busy one for Cristela in which she made appearances on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand-Up Revolution on Comedy Central and being one of the featured comedians on Showtime’s Legally Brown. Within the last two years, Cristela has also become an NACA favorite, having performed at nearly a hundred different schools across the country. Cristela has also written for Comedy Central, performed on national tours sponsored by the network, and snagged a spot in the final season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing as a semifinalist. For more info, you can visit her home on the internet at www.cristelaalonzo.com Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

J. Chris Newberg

Jackie Tohn was a cast member of Bravo TV’s songwriting competition, Platinum Hit, with Jewel and Kara DioGuardi. She was also in the top 24 of American Idol Season 8, where Ryan Seacrest dubbed her “Miss Personality.” B.I. (or Before Idol), the guitar- and ukuleletoting singer songwriter was born and raised in New York and relocated to Los Angeles to musicate. One of Jackie’s passions is touring the country playing shows. She has three albums on iTunes. An actress as well, Jackie has guest starred on numerous TV shows: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Closer, The Sopranos, Memphis Beat, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: NY, just to name a few. “Smart, insightful, and in your face, Jackie’s acoustic rock material is utterly compelling. She totally captivates the crowd. This young artist is a star in the making. Jackie Tohn has a special gi and there are not many like her.”—Music Connection Magazine Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,750 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,575 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:............................................................................................$1,375 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,175 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Sophie K. Entertainment, inc.

J. Chris Newberg is funny. Ask him. He will disagree, but in a way that is probably humorous. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, but lost to dancers that sparkle. He has also been on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central. He has toured with Dane Cook and written songs for American Idol. He is, in fact, the funniest person you’ve never heard of. Yet. Cedric The Entertainer agrees saying, “He has got an odd sense of humor and he is unique in his point of view. His quirkiness and his own kind of demeanor are things that can go a long way in this business. Talented folks will see it, and the industry will see it.” J. Chris Newberg also writes jokes for some of your favorite comedians on SNL, The Late Show with David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and Conan. He is currently developing a show with Howie Mandel for NBC Universal. He doesn’t ask you to think. He’ll do that for you. Just watch and listen and then tweet your friends and pretend you wrote it. @thechrisarmy Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,850 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,750 +SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Jim Tavare SMG College Booking Agency

A native of the United Kingdom, Jim Tavare is an internationally acclaimed comedian with a highly distinguished career. His success as a stand-up comedian spread to the United States through his participation in stand-up comedy, television shows and films. His film debut came in 2004 playing Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Since then, he’s made several film appearances, and was recently seen in the hit TV series Last Comic Standing, where he was a top five finalist. He was also an International Star Search winner. In the UK, Jim Tavare is renowned for being Prince Charles’ favorite comic. He has showcased at numerous NACA conferences, performed at more than 50plus colleges, is a regular at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood and can be seen on this season of Californication and NBC’s Chuck. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:....................................................$2,500 + RMT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$2,250 + RMT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,000 + RMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

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Mighty Mike McGee

rajiv Satyal

Layman Lyric Productions

innovative Artists

Mike McGee was born with spina bifida in Fort Campbell, KY, but grew up in San José, CA. McGee now writes and performs all over the world. In 2003, he won the National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship in Chicago, and then, in 2006, he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship in Charlotte, NC, becoming the first person to attain both titles. McGee has served time as a pirate radio station disc jockey, altar boy, travel agent, floor sweeper, Hip-Hop emcee, bandleader, and screenwriter. He was also one of the first American poets to perform at the University of Paris, La Sorbonne. Mike has a mighty appetite, an uncanny relationship with ladybugs, several tattoos and siblings, and a passable Scottish accent. He breathes somewhere between Silicon Valley, CA, and Vancouver, BC, as oen as possible, but currently resides in Worcester, MA. Mike thoroughly enjoys weather, beverages, the number 3, and the scent of mock orange blossoms in the spring. Welcome back. Live love. Feel free. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$1,500 + SRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,500 + SRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,400 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,300 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Rajiv Satyal is the fun-size Indian comedian from Ohio whose witty, universal and TV-clean act resonates with Middle America by covering everything from racial issues to soap bottles to his favorite topic—himself. This former engineer and marketer has repeatedly opened for Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon, Tim Allen, Daniel Tosh and Russell Peters. He appears at more than 40 colleges a year and has performed everywhere from Boston to Bangalore and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The LA Times. This L.A.-based pocket pundit challenges people to see a new point-of-view. Most of all, he talks about what it’s like to be Rajiv. And we all have some Rajiv in us, even if we don’t want to admit it. You can find Rajiv regularly performing at major clubs in L.A. and New York, on TV, XM/Sirius, Pandora and on www.funnyindian.com Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,250 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

The Solo Circus rubber room Productions

Overboard Auburn Moon Agency

First conceived as a street performance group intent on entertaining audiences around coastal New England during the summer months, Overboard has come a long way in a short time. Just five years later, they are touring full time, have recorded five albums, received four CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) and eight ACA (A Cappella Community Awards) nominations and won the North East Harmony Sweeps for 2011. They were finalists on Boyz II Men/CBS Early Show A Cappella Quest and group member Nick Girard is the writer/arranger and album engineer for the current season of The Sing Off. Known for their incredibly prolific and timely arranging, they launched Free Track Tuesday last September, releasing a new song every Tuesday for a year, including the most current chart toppers. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,700 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,200 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,850 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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The Solo Circus is a fast-paced, audience-interactive and technical skills variety show featuring an all-original presentation of magic, juggling, circus and sideshow stunts, all wrapped in a blanket of comedy! Michael DuBois has been performing for more than seven years and already has national television appearances, including NBC’s Tonight Show and The Jay Leno Show. DuBois has also been featured in several magazines, including Campus Activities Magazine and Young Money, heard as a guest on Sirius Satellite Radio, and performed at more than 450 colleges and universities across the country. Last year, he was the featured entertainment for NBC’s “Up Front” event held at Rockefeller in New York City, performing for many celebrities, including Steve Carell, Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Brooke Shields and many others. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,500 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,350 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$2,150 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

MASTER OF CEREMONIES SHOWCASE Xclusive

2. rob Gleeson

Metropolis Bookings

Neon Entertainment

Kenneth "Xclusive" Paryo's interest in dance and comedy began at the age of 13. He attended a step show and saw a young man do a dance solo, which made people laugh. Watching him impressed him enough to start teaching himself at home. Aer about four years of practice, he perfected his own freestyle moves and he began to perform and battle at competitions, high schools and church youth events, which built his confidence. His ability to write and produce gave Kenneth a creative edge in comedic dance. He went on to become a featured contestant on NBC’s hit reality television show America’s Got Talent Season 3, where he was seen nationwide. He has opened for Trey Songz at Georgia State University, and now performs at MLB baseball and NBA games nationally. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,700 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,250 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Master of Ceremonies Alternates (in Priority Order) 1. Shanelle Gabriel Mudu MultiMedia Enterprises, inc.

Shanelle Gabriel is a young spoken word and singing virtuoso who’s booked almost 400 NACA gigs since 2007! Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she both opened and featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. She has competed in both national and international poetry slam competitions. A former college radio personality and event host, Shanelle also facilitates creative writing workshops across New York City. In 2004, she was suddenly diagnosed with SLE lupus. She now organizes awareness fundraisers and shares her story speaking to young people about being a professional artist and entrepreneur with lupus across the country. Since Def Poetry, Shanelle has showcased at nine college conferences, including the 2010 NACA® National Convention. Her amazing debut album, Start Something, fuses Shanelle’s spoken word wizardry with her soulful, sultry singing. Shanelle’s vibrant personality shines through each word and melody she shares.

Rob Gleeson began performing stand-up in Denver, CO, at the age of 18. Before he was legally allowed inside the comedy clubs, he was a fixture on their stages. Now at 23, he tours nationally and recently won the Fresh Faces round at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Currently, he is the host of a highly anticipated pilot game show for NBC. Disarmingly funny, Gleeson engages audiences with his concise observations and energetic, viewpoints. In late 2010, Gleeson came off the road to star in his first feature film, an indie comedy called The Ivy League. The film, highly anticipated on the festival circuit, is slated to come out in early 2012. L.A.’s Buzzine Magazine called Gleeson “a natural comedian” and we can’t argue with that. His tour schedule has taken him all over and his wit, coupled with his ability to perform, makes him a favorite of club audiences and college crowds. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,400 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,400 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,200 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,100 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

3. Derek Hughes The College Agency

The New York Times called Derek Hughes “Thoroughly entertaining!” HBO invited Derek to share his unique brand of comedy and magic with audiences at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and his stand-up comedy has been featured on the NBC series Late Friday. Derek has consulted for magician David Blaine, has been seen on CSI:NY, appeared in the smash hit feature film Mr. Deeds with Adam Sandler, and was also a writer and performer on the original MTV series Room 401. Most recently, he’s been featured on VH1’s reality series Celebracadabra, Masters of Illusion, and national advertisements for SONY, Subaru and Taco Bell. Derek amazed audiences at the 2009 NACA® West Regional Conference and the 2010 NACA® National Convention. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$2,950 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$2,950 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,700 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$2,500 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,800 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,600 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

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4. Mission iMPrOVable

5. Poetri

Bass/Schuler Entertainment

The College Agency

This Chicago and Los Angeles-based troupe has been touring the NACA circuit heavily over the past number of years. Mission IMPROVable is one of the top-ranked comedy companies in the country. You’re guaranteed to laugh out loud when these guys are around. MI is a group of down-to-earth young men who have not only been performing all over the country full time, but have also been shooting multiple TV and Web pilots. With various regional and national showcases under its belt, this group of improv masters has perfected the art of making its audience laugh. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$2,100 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$1,850 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days:..................................................................................................$1,750 + SLR Contract On-Site Discount: ......................................................................................N/A

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To regard Tony Award-winner Poetri as just a poet would be underestimating his abilities. He’s also a comedian who will have you in stitches. You’ve already laughed watching him in Blades of Glory, Yes Man, Oprah, House of Payne, Bones, or the critically acclaimed Black.White with Ice Cube, just to name a few. He was personally invited by President Obama to attend the first-ever Spoken Word Event at the White House. Poetri has also written and/or appeared in more than150 commercials for clients like Nike, Gatorade, Subway and the Los Angeles Lakers. He won the grand prize of $10,000 in the last online Spoken Word competition for FAMECAST. There aren’t many poets who can distinguish themselves as a “poet rock star.” But the one who does stands firmly behind his beliefs and convictions, making him one of the most sought-aer talents in the business. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$2,500 + SLRM Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$2,500 + SLRM 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,250 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$2,000 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

ROVING ARTIST Showcase This freeform showcase can show off any kind of novelty, variety or musical artists. Entertainers selected for this showcase perform in designated areas throughout the Convention. For the artists listed, pricing information includes the attraction’s regular nonConvention price, followed by Block Booking pricing. All Block Booking pricing categories indicate the base contract fee and any additional expenses required (sound, lights, room, meals and/or travel). NACA makes no representations regarding any applicable state and local taxes. Check with agency/artist to determine if prices listed include applicable state and local taxes.

Alma Desnuda

Julia Sinclair

Call Box Entertainment

Developing Artist Booking

Alma Desnuda creates music to promote kindness and embrace the fullness of the human spirit. With funky grooves, earthy percussion and vocal harmonies, its fresh blend of rock appeals to most any audience, bringing forth smiles and dancing. Four talented and tightly bonded musicians strive to connect with their listeners to expand the reaches of their own songwriting while inspiring everyone they encounter to radiate positive energy. Their individual and combined works in spiritual exploration, natural healing, world travel and volunteerism contribute to a sound that extends well beyond the music itself. And their showmanship leaves no crowd untouched. The San Francisco band continues to grow from their grassroots following, performing at world-renowned establishments for artists like Carlos Santana, touring nationally and internationally, all the while continuing their pledge to support charities and social justice organizations, such as the Mind Body Awareness Project, Relay for Life, and the Lincoln Child Center. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$3,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,600 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$2,200 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,950 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Jeff Mandell, The World’s Tallest Sketch Artist

Julia Sinclair is an award-winning classically trained guitarist turned singer-songwriter hailing from the Adirondack region of upstate New York. Having toured and performed with national acts Ingrid Michaelson, Graham Colton, and Bryan Greenberg (One Tree Hill), among others, she has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most promising talents from the emerging world of singer-sogwriters. Julia proceeded to hone in on her cra and moved out to Los Angeles last summer to work with an all-star list of writers and producers, ranging from John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band) to Shelly Peiken (Pink). She recently recorded an acoustic EP at Dave Matthews Band’s Haunted Hollow Studio in Charlottesville, VA, and made the move to Nashville, TN, where she will begin to work on her debut album for ATO Records (Radiohead, David Gray, Patty Griffin). She cites contemporary influences, including John Mayer, KT Tunstall, Jason Mraz, and Imogen Heap, as well as classic artists ranging from The Beatles to Nick Drake. For Julia, it has been a whirlwind of excitement over the past two years, and she is eager to take her music and her cra on the road to new audiences, one show at a time. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:..................................................$1,425 +SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$1,275 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$1,100 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

Everything but the Mime, inc.

Jeff Mandell, one of the world’s best caricaturists known for his digital caricatures, is now unplugged! He can set up anywhere you wish and move at a moment’s notice. No other artist offers more choices! • Carica-tees ... done on a wearable T-shirt. • Trucker Hat Toons ... done on the immensely popular Trucker Hat craze. • Your Mug-on-a-Mug ... enjoy your caricature with your morning coffee. • Stuck-on-You Magnets ... post your portrait on a fridge, school locker or anything metal! Also, new to the list are caricatures on canvas bags! Shop in style while helping to save the environment! Attraction’s Present Price: ..............................................................................$1,450 + RT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ........................................................$1,450 + RT 3 dates/5 days: ..................................................................................................$1,350 + RT 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................$1,250 + RT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................$50 KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

Lester & Body Art by Susan Everything But The Mime, inc.

He’s got some of the best BPM (balloons per minute) in the business. She’ll paint (almost) anything (almost) anywhere you want! Together, they are the best husband-and-wife novelty team in the business. Sue draws a line of students— Lester creates balloon art while they wait. Lester draws a crowd—Sue paints them while they’re watching. Individually, they have both won APCA Novelty Act of the Year! Together, they are “Lester and Susan.” Their combined experience in the college market shows through in their professionalism. This is one of the easiest acts you will ever book! They are the perfect extra touch for fairs, festivals, registrations, back-to-school events, orientations, parents’ weekends, cookouts, Spring Fling, or just as an event by themselves. Attraction’s Present Price: ..............................................................................$1,600 + RT Special Convention Price/Single Date:........................................................$1,600 + RT 3 dates/5 days: ..................................................................................................$1,500 + RT 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................$1,400 + RT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................$50

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Mentalist Christopher Bolter

The Bergamot

The Barry Agency

The Bergamot

Christopher Bolter is a unique force in the world of mentalism. With his offbeat style and witty attitude, he can seemingly control human behavior. Not claiming to be a psychic, Chris demonstrates the power of suggestion and mind control by presenting what could only be “tricks,” when, in reality, they’re abilities we all posses. Chris combines modern-day magic, bizarre stunts and psychological techniques to influence and manipulate your very thoughts! With hysterically clever audience interactions, Chris uses the forces of magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship to lure his audiences into an amazing ensemble of theatrical hilarity. As Chris makes his way around the country from campus to campus, he leaves his audiences with new senses of wonder and excitement. Displaying class and style unlike any in the field, Chris seemingly pulls phone numbers, thoughts and dreams from the audiences experiencing this unparalleled presentation of mentalism and magic. Attraction’s Present Price: ............................................................................$1,750 + SRT Special Convention Price/Single Date:......................................................$1,650 + SRT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$1,550 + SRT 5 dates/7 days:..................................................................................................$1,475 + SRT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

The Bergamot is undoubtedly one of the most talented duos of our generation. Blending pop, rock and soul, The Bergamot integrates catchy melodies, intimate lyrics, and strong rhythms. Since being featured on WGN and NPR, they have been astounding audiences from coast to coast. The Bergamot presents an extreme mind-blowing show, engaging the audience’s emotions and imaginations to create a unique listening experience. Aer the success of their second album, Haven, the duo has already embarked upon a third album set to be released this spring. This young band is crazy fun and ready to burst at the seams. Jillian has earned instant comparisons to the voices of Adele, Norah Jones and Aretha Franklin, perfectly complementing Nathan’s vocal and guitar styling, reminiscent of Dave Matthews and John Mayer. Their fresh, fervent sound has made this group an instant classic. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,300 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$900 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$850 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

2012 NACA® World of Ideas Tuesday, February 28 1:10–2:15 pm Crown Ballroom— Charlotte Convention Center Would you like to share a few new ideas with your programming board? Then be sure to attend the NACA® World of Ideas where schools will share their expertise, distribute marketing materials, network, provide giveaways, participate in poster sessions and much more. Enjoy a boxed lunch provided for all delegates.

World of Ideas Awards You’ve gone to great lengths to show off your best practices, creativity, successes and excellent ideas at the World of Ideas and we’re excited to recognize you for your great work. A panel will judge delegations and awards will be offered for Best Use of Conference Theme, Outstanding School Spirit, Most Appealing Display, Most Professional Appearance and Interview and the “You Choose” Award. Start your engines and show us what you’ve got at the World of Ideas! • Best Use of Conference Theme—This year’s theme is Fuel Up With NACA, and we’re excited to see how you creatively decorate your booth and your delegation to show this! • Outstanding School Spirit—Prove to us how awesome your school is! Use your mascot, school colors, fight song, and whatever else that gets you hyped up for your school! • Most Appealing Display—Attract visitors with your eye-catching booth using all the same tricks you do on campus. • Most Professional Appearance and Interview—Volunteers will be around to judge your booth, so woo them with a great explanation of what you have to offer. • “You Choose” Award—All visitors to the World of Ideas will get to vote for their overall favorite booth, so be sure you work to impress the entire crowd, too! For more information on the World of Ideas, visit http://www.naca.org/ncportal/schedule.html or contact Natalie Keller Pariano at parianon@denison.edu.

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SAMPLER Showcase These brief showcase opportunities will take place in the Lecture venue and will be performed in a round-robin format. Delegates remain in the same room for the entire duration of the Samplers. Eight artists will have five minute to perform, each. There is one minute for transition. For the artists listed, pricing information includes the attraction’s regular non-Convention price, followed by Block Booking pricing. All Block Booking pricing categories indicate the base contract fee and any additional expenses required (sound, lights, room, meals and/or travel). NACA makes no representations regarding applicable state and local taxes. Check with agency/artist to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes.

Caleb McGinn

Guy Branum

Caleb McGinn Music

KP Comedy

Caleb McGinn is a songwriter/recording artist with sounds similar to John Mayer, Mat Kearney and Joshua Radin. He started writing music a few years ago aer missing his flight home from an adventurous trip to Europe. Deciding to make the most of it, Caleb bought a guitar there and even played at some London pubs! Since then, he recorded an acoustic EP in San Diego and then recorded a full production EP in Nashville with producer Jeremy McCoy (The Fray, One Republic, James Morrison). His tracks “Bigger Picture” and “Girl of My Dreams” have already garnered the attention of music fans across the world! In his live show, he mixes unique originals with catchy cover songs and is very interactive with the audience. Caleb has played in 25 different cities across the United States and is hoping to play in every state in the US by the end of 2012! Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,150 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$950 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$750 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

Guy Branum is an overeducated homosexual who tells jokes. Most recently, Guy can be seen in the movie No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. He is best known as a writer, panelist and “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately on E!. He previously worked as a head writer and correspondent on X-Play and writer and correspondent on Unscrewed with Martin Sargent, both on G4. In 2009, Guy was named one of AOL’s “Top Ten Gay Characters on TV” for his work on Chelsea Lately. He regularly performs stand-up comedy at clubs and colleges across the country. Guy graduated from UC Berkeley and the University of Minnesota Law School. He was briefly a lawyer, but that went poorly. His hobbies include avoiding eye contact and verbally assaulting men he finds physically attractive. Attraction’s Present Price: ..........................................................................$2,700 + SLRT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$2,500 + SLRT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$2,200 + SLRT 5 dates/7 days: ..............................................................................................$2,000 + SLRT Contract On-Site Discount: ........................................................................................$100

Jonathan Burns: Flexible Comedy Chas Mudu MultiMedia Enterprises, inc.

Chas earned his BA in screenwriting with a minor in marketing and presently tours the US and facilitates workshops on creative expression. Chas believes poetry is the only way you can touch someone’s heart without their permission. He began performing poetry as a dare and hasn’t stopped since. He was one of the breakout stars of the FX television show Black.White (produced by Ice Cube). Performing his original poetry, he received high praise for his work on the show that later went on to win an Emmy award. He has competed as a member of the 2006 Los Angeles Slam Team and 2008 Atlanta Slam Team. In 2009, as part of Team San Francisco, he performed in the final stage at the National Poetry Slam, placing third in the nation out of 68 teams. Chas’ poetry has aired nationally on NPR radio and also on the PBS television show Snap Judgment.

Fresh Variety

Since 2004, Jonathan Burns has performed on hundreds of stages at colleges, festivals and clubs for thousands of people across the US, Canada, China and New Zealand. His act combines jokes, audience interaction, and circus tricks into a show that is truly different. “Jonathan was FANTASTIC! The students absolutely loved him.”—Valerie, Lakeland Community College (OH). “Very Impressive.”—Jay Leno. “Jonathan Burns brings his originality, innovation and outrageous antics to the stage in a style that’s all his own.” —The Capital Newspaper, Annapolis, MD. He also likes pie more than cake. Attraction’s Present Price: ..............................................................................$1,700 + RT Special Convention Price/Single Date:........................................................$1,500 + RT 3 dates/5 days: ....................................................................................................$1,400 + R 5 dates/7 days: ....................................................................................................$1,300 + R Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,400 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,300 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ............................................................................................$1,200 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

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Moi Navarro

Samuel J Comroe

Blackbird Artists Agency

H2F Comedy Productions

Moi Navarro grew up surrounded by music with both of his parents as singer-songwriters. His diversity is more than skin-deep, as his music is interwoven with influences of rock, soul and folk. What sets Moi apart from the crowd is the power and passion of his voice. Moi has earned an impressive grassroots following through hard work and consistent touring throughout the years. Last year (2011) was a big year for Moi Navarro. In January, he was at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; was on Park City Television’s Morning Mountain Show; participated in the Chateau music event; was at Fender Music Lodge; and participated in private celebrity events. In March, he was part of SXSW in Austin, TX, and also performed at several “tastemaker” events. In September, Moi competed on NBC’s The Sing Off with the a cappella group, Kinfolk 9!! He was highly featured. Ben Folds tweeted that if he were to start a record label, his first signing would be Moi Navarro. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,250 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................$1,100 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................$1,000 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$750 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Sam Comroe shares his hilarious and insightful stories of his life with Tourette Syndrome. At only 23, he is already a regular at the famed Laugh Factory and has performed at The Ice House, The Improv and The Comedy Store. He is also a headliner and house regular at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. Recently, Sam was selected for a callback for the Montreal Comedy Festival Fresh Faces Showcase for 2011. He has opened for comedians such as Tom Green, Rob Schneider, Joey Medina, Don Friesen and James P. Connolly. He was selected to showcase for the NACA® National Convention as one of the six selected finalists in NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity. He also writes the blog on www.NBCDiverCity.com. He is definitely a comedian to keep your eyes on. www.SamuelJComroe.com Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$2,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..............................................$2,300 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..........................................................................................$2,100 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days: ..........................................................................................$1,800 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

Timbre iC Artists

Omid Singh H2F Comedy Productions

Omid Singh is an international comedian and college student with a clean, fast-paced comedy routine. With a level of charm most used car salesmen dream of, he is the perfect guy to bring home to meet your mom ... if your mom isn’t scared of Al-Qaeda. Omid is the youngest comic to ever perform on the world famous Comedy Store’s Mainroom stage. In 2007, he competed with thousands of college-age comics in the Jimmy Kimmel College Comedy Contest and placed fouth in the nation. He received the title of “Funniest College Comic in California” securing him a spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2008, he was dubbed “Funniest Comic in Orange County” by The Irvine Improv and received the award for “Positive Comedic Presence” from the National Comedy Sportz Theater in Los Angeles. Omid has performed at UCLA, UCSC, Stanford and Notre Dame, just to name a few. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days:..............................................................................................$950 + SLRMT 5 dates/7 days:..............................................................................................$900 + SLRMT Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

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Most widely known as the harpist collaborator with mewithoutYou and Anathallo, Timbre’s solo project is a unique musical experience. She combines the sounds of harp with a gentle soprano voice, oen joined by her band on piano, cello, vibraphones and drums, and even a choir to create a moving and ethereal sound. Her live performances are always met with an awed hush, whether it be in front of thousands of people at a festival, or in a music venue or a bar, and is most oen described as breathtaking and enchanting. With an impressive history on her instrument, Timbre proves that a classical education can bring a truly unique and cultured sound to modern music. She has won competitions on the harp throughout her career, including a Curb Sponsored Concerto Competition for the Nashville Symphony and performed at Carnegie in April of 2010. Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................$1,500 + SRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$1,250 + SRMT 3 dates/5 days: ..............................................................................................$1,000 + SRM 5 dates/7 days: ..................................................................................................$900 + SRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

SAMPLER SHOWCASE Sampler Alternates (in Priority Order)

3. Natalie Gelman DMS, inc.

1. Kristy Hanson Call Box Entertainment

Out to prove herself every day, Kristy Hanson is poised to take over the indie music scene using the same method that has taken her this far: hard work measured in blistered fingers and miles traveled. Powered by vocal chords of lioness strength, a polished guitar sound, and a sensibility that blends the intimate with the universal, Kristy’s music demands attention and instantly takes you in. She studied classical vocal performance at the University of Michigan, where she met her future husband and bassist, Mike Chiaburu. Mike helped Kristy find her own songwriting voice, and the two of them recorded an EP there and put together a number of bands. Kristy’s experiences at school cemented her desire to move out to Los Angeles and pursue a career as a singer and songwriter. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$950 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$875 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$800 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

This New York City native has no fear taking her performance from underground on a NYC subway platform to the world’s premier stages and arenas. Natalie Gelman has performed at Lincoln Center, Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum, the Sundance Film Festival and Virgin Mobile Free-Fest. Featured on the front page of The New York Times, Natalie’s soulful voice and intimate songs stop even the most hurried NYC commuters in their tracks and made her the first ever Facebook Idol. She has been praised by songwriting legends such as Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and is oen compared to Sheryl Crow, Joni Mitchell and Jewel. Upon releasing her debut album, Natalie kicked off a rollerblading tour from Miami, FL, to NYC of more than 1,500 miles to raise money for charity in concerts along the way. Whether she’s singing to seven or 17,000, she’s sure to amaze you. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,500 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date:................................................$1,000 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$900 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$800 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

2. Kurt Scobie Hey Cole

Every time Kurt Scobie sits down at the keys, the power of his expressive lyrics and percussive piano style have a magnetic effect on the entire room. The lyrics strike a familiar chord, but carry a refreshing tone, and the catchy melodies enable listeners to sing along, even aer hearing his songs for the first time. Kurt became a member of NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) in 2009 and has since been selected to showcase at the West, South, and Mid America Conferences and as an alternate for the NACA® Mid Atlantic Festival. Influences such as Mat Kearney, Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz have helped Kurt create a sound that is winning over audiences across the country. In his free time, you can usually catch Kurt reading an amazing book, drinking an amazing cra beer or eating amazing sushi. Attraction’s Present Price: ......................................................................$1,000 + SLRMT Special Convention Price/Single Date: ..................................................$900 + SLRMT 3 dates/5 days: ................................................................................................$800 + SLRM 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$750 + SLRM Contract On-Site Discount: ..............................................................................See agent.

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PRODUCT/SERVICES Video

FILM Screenings

Short Product/Services Videos are shown on large video screens before or between attractions during Mainstage showcases. Representing many kinds of products and services, categories include, but are not limited to educational and music video products, general video entertainment (excluding feature films), travel and business supplies. Each video is a maximum of five minutes long.

New releases, box office hits, international or independent films are presented for the programmer who must schedule either a semester’s worth of cinema or a single movie for an all-nighter. Films are selected on the basis of national exposure, critical acclaim and program balance, and represent a range of price categories. Descriptions of films to be offered at the 2012 NACA® National Convention follow. They are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order they will be shown. (Editor’s note: The film described here is the only one available at press time for inclusion in this issue of Campus Activities Programming™. More films will be offered at the Convention. See the Convention Program for details.)

The AVAdventure AVAdventure Productions

The AVAdventure is a unique digital storytelling format that uses mobile technology, social media and inventive theater production to engage participants with highly interactive custom narratives. Product Pricing Information: Pricing varies depending on event.

Harlem Wizards Fresh Variety

This unique and amazingly funny show brings a rare combo of athleticism, teamwork, entertainment and campus involvement. The game is jam-packed with the skills of former NBA and college all-stars—dunks, amazing ball tricks and dribble skills. The opposing team is comprised of your students, faculty and community members. Whether you want a fierce fight to break the Wizards’ 3,000-plus game winning streak or a game of fun, we bring our A-game! Product Pricing Information: Games begin at $4,800 based on season travel. All games include a full team, an emcee, 1,000 custom-printed tickets and promotional support.

Leadership Voyage Coleman Productions, inc.

Leadership Voyage is an all-inclusive retreat personalized for your school or organization. What makes it different than any other retreat you could plan on your own? Two character development experts will present specialized topics at your retreat and facilitate all leadership activities, team building exercises and breakout sessions. The Leadership Voyage speakers spend ALL day with your students—this isn’t just a two-hour lecture, and we guarantee that Leadership Voyage still will do ALL the work while YOU get the credit!

See What i’m Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary Worldplay, inc.

This award-winning documentary follows four deaf entertainers: a comic, a drummer with the all-deaf rock band Beethoven’s Nightmare, an actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. The film received Critics’ Pick in the New York Times, a rave review in Campus Circle, screenings in movie theaters in 136 cities and was a hit at over 33 colleges the past two years. This independent film has picked up dozens of prestigious awards and won hearts of hundreds of thousands around the world. Perfect for campus movie night entertainment or diversity programming, this film benefits everyone, including LGBT students, sign language students, deaf and hard-of-hearing students, film, theatre, music, language and communication students. It is open captioned and accessible to be equally enjoyed by everyone. Director and/or actors are available to appear live at screenings as a bonus option. There will be a Q&A with Hollywood director Hilari Scarl (who was chosen by Steven Spielberg to be in On the Lot) and award-winning Philadelphia deaf actor Robert DeMayo aer the screening. www.seewhatimsayingmovie.com Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 90 minutes Film Present Price: $500 (film only) Special Convention Price: $300 (film only) Film and Q&A with director: $2,000 + RMT 3 dates/5 days: $1,600 + RMT 5 dates/7 days: $1,400 +RMT Film and Q&A with director and deaf performer: $2,500 + RMT Please ask about additional booking options for larger events.

Attraction’s Present Price: ........................................................................................$4,000 Special Convention Price/Single Date: ................................................................$3,800 3 dates/5 days: ............................................................................................................$3,500 5 dates/7 days: ................................................................................................$3,200 + RM Contract On-Site Discount: ..........................................................................................N/A

KEy: S: Sound, L: Lights, r: Room, M: Meals, T: Travel, 3/5: 3 dates in 5 days, 5/7: 5 dates in 7 days, Discount: Contract On-Site Discount; may not apply to all showcasing artists Check with agency to determine if price listed includes applicable state and local taxes. NACA makes no representation regarding state and local taxes. Please turn off electronic devices during NACA events.

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2012 NACA® National Convention Exhibitor List (Subject to Change—Current as of Nov. 28, 2011) Admire Entertainment, Inc. AGC Entertainment Agency for the Performing Arts The Agency Group, Ltd. Ajam Productions Amped Events Amusement Masters Any Excuse for a Party! Auburn Moon Agency AVAdventure Productions babco Entertainment, LLC The barry Agency bass/Schuler Entertainment bE Colleges The bergamot blackbird Artists Agency blair Crimmins and the Hookers box Talent Agency buddy Lee Attractions, Inc. bwah Productions Caleb McGinn Music Call box Entertainment Campus Entertainment Campus Labs Campus Moviefest CampusTshirt.Com Capital Star Talent Agency Clowning Around Entertainment Coleman Productions, Inc. The College Agency The College Agency Speakers Collegiate EmPowerment Concert Ideas, Inc. The Contemporary Issues Agency, Inc. Creative Artists Agency CreativeWell, Inc. Criterion Pictures Cutting Edge Entertainment D. Up Entertainment The Daylights Dbuyer, Inc. DCA Productions Degy booking International Developing Artist booking, LLC Diversity Talent Agency DMS, Inc. DPL Productions EastCoast Entertainment, Inc. Edd Fairman, Wizard of Sorts EDUbb Elite Talent Agency Entertainment Avenue, LLC Evergreen Records

Everything but the Mime Fantasy World Entertainment FestiRecs FILLIGAR Fogg Entertainment Forbes Marketing Group Fresh Variety Fun Affairs Fun Enterprises, Inc. G.G. Greg Entertainment Agency Global Talent HQ, LLC GP Entertainment Greater Talent Network H2F Comedy Productions Help Me, Harlan! Productions Hey Cole Hoffman Entertainment Holly Spears Music Hugs Kisses Laughs Productions IC Artists Impact Entertainment, LLC Innovative Artists JOEy EDMONDS Presents Jus' Wiggin Entertainment Karges Productions Keppler Speakers Kirkland Productions KP Comedy Kramer Entertainment, Inc. Layman Lyric Productions LeaderShape, Inc. Lewis Williams Agency Lordly & Dame, Inc. Main Stage Productions Matt the Knife Productions Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies-New york Metropolis bookings Metropolis Management Mike Super-Magic & Illusion mtvU Mudu MultiMedia Enterprises, Inc. The Mystical Arts of Tibet The National Society of Leadership & Success Neon Entertainment NUE Agency Night Sky Entertainment Norman Ng Ny Party Works On That Note Entertainment OUTmedia Paradigm

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Party Vision, LLC Perfect Parties Entertainment Group Phantom Entertainment Services Phantom Shadow Entertainment Pilato Entertainment Marketing & Media, LLC Pretty Polly Productions Promotions & Unicorns, Too PublicIDentity, Inc. Redd Promo Reel Management Rubber Room Productions Inc Samara Lectures, LLC SEI Silver Screen Design Simplified Entertainment, Inc. SMG College booking Agency Sophie K. Entertainment, Inc. SoulFound Entertainment Squeaky Chair Music Stephen Stern Management Summit Comedy, Inc. Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. TalentPlus Entertainment Ultrasound Special Events, Inc. United Talent Agency Universal Attractions Agency, Inc. UniversityTickets VAJRA Verbatim Lecture Management Wally's World of Entertainment, Inc. WCL Music William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC Wolfman Productions Worldplay, Inc. your Event Source

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