UPB End of Year Summary 2021 - 2022

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Hello Roos! On behalf of the Union Programming Board, I would like to thank you for your participation in our events this academic year. We have loved being able to help make lasting memories and even bring new traditions to the students and staff of UMKC! To those graduating, we hope that you keep what you learned and experienced here close to your hearts— go do great things! As for everyone else, have an amazing summer break and make sure to check in with us next year for more amazing, free events! All the best,

Aubrey Brown President

Aubrey Brown


UMKC Community, We are so impressed with the participation in UPB events and programming this year. We loved seeing students back on campus having fun at our events and building connections with peers. The success of UPB would not be possible without a variety of partners. First, we want to thank our Executive Board from this year for their hard work. They each brought creativity and dedication to their events, which paid off tremendously. We would also like to thank our campus partners in the Office of Student Involvement, Campus Recreation, Auxiliary Services, Student Government Association, and more for helping us provide dynamic programs. In addition, there were many student and staff volunteers that supported our events and help them run efficiently. Returning students, we hope you continue to get involved at UPB events and grow your pride in attending UMKC. Graduating students, we hope your participation in UPB events has created positive memories that you will reflect back on when you think of UMKC. Sincerely, Anthony Maly Sarah Amos

Anthony Maly Senior Program Manager

Sarah Amos Graduate Assistant

2021 - 2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD Aubrey Brown President

Grace Yu Vice President

Michelle Wu Roos in the City Coordinator

Sasha Mitton After-Hours Coordinator

Karen Moussa Roo Traditions and Spirit Coordinator

Victoria Kalu Live Events Coordinator


70 4500 EVENT DATA IN 2021 - 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR




The first annual "Roochella" event took place on April 23 on the University Walkway. Despite a poor weather forecast, UPB was able to host a Quad Jump, Baby Kangaroos, Acrobats, Face Painters, Balloon Arches, Mission Taco, Pizza 51, Crumbl Cookie, Mr. D's Donuts, and more! Over 500 students participated in this festivity. UPB is excited to make Roochella an annual tradition!

SPRING CONCERT Quinn XCII ft. Ant Sanders

Union Programming Board partnered with the Student Government Association (SGA) to offer students a memorable Spring Concert on UMKC's campus. Quinn XCII, well-known for songs including "Straightjacket" and "Stacy" was the headliner of the event. Ant Sanders opened the show, with students singing along to his hit "Yellow Hearts." UPB, SGA, and Residential Hall Council provided pre-show entertainment with a variety of local food trucks.

Photos by Jessica Nguyen

Court Warming is an important UMKC Tradition that celebrates university pride and spirit. During Court Warming, UPB partners with the Office of Student Involvement and KC Athletics to bring current and former students together. This year's Court Warming was themed "Hop Into Hollywood." Events Included: Basketball Games Rock Climbing Trivia Night Magician

String Arts and Crafts Badminton Tournament Yell Like Hell


The Roo Royalty Court represents UMKC as prominent members of the study body, advocates for UMKC students, and promotes and attends activities during Court Warming Week. Candidates and Honors: Amira Alani, Delta Zeta Roo Royalty Mckayla Mercer, Alpha Delta Pi Roo Royalty Jose Gomez, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Yell Like Hell Winner & Congeniality Award


This Year: The Roos in the City Kansas City Zoo program sponsors Sporting KC Game transportation and Worlds of Fun Halloween admission into popular Haunt attractions around Kansas Chiefs Game City. This program provides Holiday Reflections at Union events that engage UMKC Station students with the greater Ice Skating at Crown Center Kansas City community and Rock Climbing provide opportunities for AMC Movie Theater the cultural enrichment of Mavericks Hockey Game participants. Royals Game


In February, the UPB Executive Board and Advisors attended the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference. We were able to network with programming boards from other campuses, connect with event vendors, and participate in learning sessions. The knowledge and relationships gained during NACA were beneficial for both event coordination and professional development.

ROO WEDNESDAY During 2020, UPB started a new tradition called Roo Wednesday as a simple way for students to get involved at UPB events. This year UPB has expanded the concept of Roo Wednesday to feature engaging activities, fun snacks, and prizes every other Wednesday in Jazzman's Cafe. Popular activities included pumpkin painting, board games, bingo, donut decorating, and more!

LATE NIGHT BREAKFAST Late Night Breakfast is a popular end-of-semester tradition hosted by UPB during Stress Less Fest. Winter Late Night Breakfast took place in the Atterbury Dining Hall, and Spring Late Night Breakfast was catered by Chris Cakes. We love bringing students together to take a study break and connect with others.


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