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A NNUAL REPORT 2010 - 2011

COMPILED BY: Steven Harowitz, Carolina Productions Graduate Assistant Sarah Morgan, Carolina Productions Program Advisor


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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

INTRODUCTION Carolina Productions is a student-operated organization that provides entertaining, educational, traditional and diverse programs to USC students, faculty, staff and community members. These programs encompass the ideas, issues, and interests of the University of South Carolina community, as well as the Carolinian Creed and University mission. Carolina Productions also provides accessible opportunities for the social, cultural, intellectual, and leadership development of University of South Carolina students. Carolina Productions committees are: • Cinematic Arts • Comedic and Traditional Events • Concerts • Cultural Awareness • Ideas and Issues • Special Programs In addition to the committee coordinators, the CP Executive Board also includes the Vice President for Internal Affairs, Vice President for Finance and President. Carolina Productions is advised by the Program Advisor and Graduate Assistant. Our offices are located in the Campus Life Center (Russell House 227) and can be found online at www.cp.sc.edu. Questions about this report can be forwarded to Sarah Morgan, Carolina Productions Program Advisor at 803-777-7130 or morgans@mailbox.sc.edu.

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METHODOLOGY & LIMITATIONS Carolina Productions hosted a total of 53 events and 55 movie titles throughout the 2010-2011 academic year. Use of the Turbo Tracking system was not feasible at all events. The Turbo attendance tracking system was used for 35 events and 55 movie titles throughout the academic year. By scanning their USC IDs upon entering the event, students, faculty, and staff provided Carolina Productions with their names, email addresses, age, academic classification, gender and mailing address for tracking on and off-campus involvement. The data reflected in this report does not fully reflect all attendees, as some students, faculty and staff came to CP events without their Carolina Card or arrived after Turbo systems were shut down. Each event’s data was formatted and processed through Microsoft Excel with the Pivot Table function. This function allowed advisors to quickly analyze and break down key assessment data from each event. However, this process does not allow to effectively check for repeat attendees; this limits the accuracy of unique attendance data. Satisfaction surveys were delivered by Student Voice (www.studentvoice.com) and were sent out to each attendee who scanned their card. Attendees were asked to complete a brief evaluation of their experience, detailing how they heard about the event, why the decided to attend, whether they enjoyed themselves, and whether they would attend a similar event in the future. This information is useful in planning for future semesters and evaluating advertising methods.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

INTERESTING STATISTICS Total Attendance: 31,549 Over 10,000 students attended at least one of the 35 events and 55 movies Carolina Productions hosted during the 2010-2011 academic year. On-campus students comprised 51% of all attendees. This is surprising, as off-campus students are more difficult to keep on campus, or return, for events. Bates, South Tower and Capstone consistently had the most audience members of all residence halls More off-campus students attended Frank Warren of PostSecret and Dr. Cornel West than those who live on-campus Females represented 57% of all attendees The Wailers had exactly a 50/50 ratio of men to women More sophomores came to the Student Comedy Competition than any other class level More seniors came to Frank Warren of PostSecret than any other class level USC Idol brought out a fairly even distribution of class levels (23% freshmen, 22% sophomores, 21% juniors, 22% seniors) Capstone co-sponsored an event with Harlan Cohen, author of The Naked Roommate, a favorite first-year reading book, particularly in U101 classes Eboo Patel’s appearance was made possible by a partnership with President Pastides’ office, the religious studies department, and various campus faith groups Dr. Cornel West was co-sponsored by the African-American Studies Department and had over 1,400 individuals attend, as part of the Robert Smalls Lecture Series Matisyahu had the highest attendance for a CP event at the Koger Center in the past three years (1,539 students, faculty and staff) At-capacity events include Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony Fashion for a Cause Comedian Josh Blue Comedian Nick Cannon Comedian Ralphie May Project Condom feat. special guest judge Summer Rayne Oakes The Birdcage Additional partnerships include working with: Healthy Carolina for Stacy Nadeau Carolina Life for Logan Smalley Fashion Board for Fashion for a Cause BGLSA for The Birdcage Sexual Health and Violence Prevention for Project Condom Alpha Epsilon Pi for Matyishau

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TOTAL EVENT ATTENDANCE TOTAL: 12,657

The following information is based on Carolina Card swipes at every CP event, and includes participants that attended more than one event.

GENDER

RESIDENCE 4%

41%

35%

39%

61%

MALE: 5,032 FEMALE: 7,358

1% 2%

5%

ON CAMPUS: 7,689 OFF CAMPUS: 4,471 UNKNOWN:    496

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

1% 0% 1%

16% 4%

4%

44%

8% 28%

14%

14% 14% 22%

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22: 1,043 18: 2,023 23:    471 19: 3,604 24:    201 20: 2,776 25+:  650 21: 1,727 UNKNOWN: 145

21%

FRESHMAN: 5,555 SOPHOMORE: 2,663 JUNIOR: 1,793 EPI: 33

SENIOR: 1,734 GRADUATE:    536 FACULTY/STAFF:185 UNKNOWN: 145


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

UNIQUE EVENT ATTENDANCE TOTAL: 6,819

Unique attendance reflects the number of students who have attended at least one Carolina productions event. The data below outlines each individual patron that attended an event, regardless of the quantity of events they participated in.

1%

GENDER

RESIDENCE 3%

43% 46% 51% 56%

MALE: 2,923 FEMALE: 3,801 UNKNOWN:      94

2% 5%

ON CAMPUS: 3,118 OFF CAMPUS: 3,496 UNKNOWN:    204

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 0% 2%

7% 14%

6%

38%

11%

23%

16%

18%

20% 22%

22: 864 18: 1,742 23: 407 19: 2,142 24: 191 20: 1,846 25+:689 21: 1,374 UNKNOWN: 1

16%

FRESHMAN: 2,598 SOPHOMORE: 1,378 JUNIOR: 1,101

SENIOR: 1,204 GRADUATE:    385 FACULTY/STAFF:155 EPI: 1

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TOTAL MOVIE ATTENDANCE TOTAL: 18,033

GENDER

RESIDENCE

32%

40%

60%

68%

MALE: 7,452 FEMALE: 11,371

ON CAMPUS: 12,428 OFF CAMPUS: 5,941

AGE

2% 3%

CLASSIFICATION 1% 0%

6% 16%

8%

5% 43% 14%

14% 29%

15%

22%

18: 3,058 19: 5,532 20: 4,233 21: 2,683

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22%

22: 1,428 23:    579 24:    305 25+:1,037

FRESHMAN: 8,045 SENIOR: 2,610 SOPHOMORE: 4,109 GRADUATE: 874 JUNIOR: 2,804 FACULTY/STAFF: 76 EPI: 307


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

UNIQUE MOVIE ATTENDANCE TOTAL: 5,926

GENDER

RESIDENCE

40%

42%

58%

60%

MALE: 2,414 FEMALE: 3,615

2% 4%

ON CAMPUS: 3,485 OFF CAMPUS: 2,489

AGE 6%

CLASSIFICATION 0% 0%

9% 6%

36%

10% 27%

17%

17% 24% 25%

18: 540 19: 1,645 20: 1,491 21: 1,044

22: 619 23: 252 24: 114 25+:342

17%

FRESHMAN: 2,171 SOPHOMORE: 1,429 JUNIOR: 1,019

SENIOR: 1,032 GRADUATE: 357 FACULTY/STAFF: 37 EPI: 3

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CP MOVIE PROGRAM Movies are shown every Thursday through Sunday in the Russell House Theater, at no cost to current USC students, faculty and staff with their Carolina Card. These screenings are generally before the films make it to DVD. Thursday evening shows include free popcorn and Pepsi! Clash of the Titans (as part of Carolina Welcome Week) Death at a Funeral Date Night Letters to Juliette Kick-Ass Shrek Forever After Iron Man 2 Prince of Persia Robin Hood Killers Sex and the City 2 The A-Team Get Him to the Greek Grown Ups Toy Story 3 The Last Airbender Jonah Hex Despicable Me Date Night Twilight: Eclipse Nightmare on Elm St. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Salt Beastly The Other Guys Disgrace (as part of International Education Week) Devdas (as part of International Education Week) Spirited Away (as part of International Education Week) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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Easy A Resident Evil 4: Afterlife Buried The Town Jackass 3 Due Date Red Paranormal Activity 2 Megamind Unstoppable For Colored Girls The Social Network Morning Glory Love and Other Drugs Harry Potter 7 part 1 Never Let Me Go Chronicles of Narnia Burlesque The Tourist Tangled Black Swan True Grit Tron: Legacy Bridesmaids (special preview showing) The Dilemma The Green Hornet

Aug. 12 – Aug. 15, 2010 at 8pm Aug. 19 – Aug. 22, 2010 at 6pm Aug. 19 – Aug. 22, 2010 at 9pm Aug. 26 – Aug. 29, 2010 at 6pm Aug. 26 – Aug. 29, 2010 at 9pm Sept. 2 – Sept. 5, 2010 at 6pm Sept. 2 – Sept. 5, 2010 at 9pm Sept. 9 – Sept. 12, 2010 at 6pm Sept. 9 – Sept. 12, 2010 at 9pm Sept. 16 – Sept. 19, 2010 at 6pm Sept. 16 – Sept. 19, 2010 at 9pm Sept. 23 – Sept. 26, 2010 at 6pm Sept. 23 – Sept. 26, 2010 at 9pm Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2010 at 6pm Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2010 at 9pm Oct. 7 – Oct. 10, 2010 at 6pm Oct. 7 – Oct. 10, 2010 at 9pm Oct. 21 – Oct. 23, 2010 at 6pm Oct. 21 – Oct. 23, 2010 at 9pm Oct. 28 – Oct. 31, 2010 at 6pm Oct. 28 – Oct. 31, 2010 at 9pm Nov. 4 – Nov. 7, 2010 at 6pm Nov. 4 – Nov. 7, 2010 at 9pm Nov. 11 – Nov. 14, 2010 at 6pm Nov. 11 – Nov. 14, 2010 at 9pm Nov. 15, 2010 at 8pm Nov. 16, 2010 at 8pm Nov. 18 – Nov. 21, 2010 at 6pm Nov. 18 – Nov. 21, 2010 at 9pm Jan. 13 – Jan. 16, 2011 at 6pm Jan. 13 – Jan. 16, 2011 at 9pm Jan. 20 – Jan. 23, 2011 at 6pm Jan. 20 – Jan. 23, 2011 at 9pm Jan. 27 – Jan. 30, 2011 at 6pm Jan. 27 – Jan. 30, 2011 at 9pm Feb. 3 – Feb. 6, 2011 at 6pm Feb. 3 – Feb. 6, 2011 at 9pm Feb. 10 – Feb. 13, 2011 at 6pm Feb. 10 – Feb. 13, 2011 at 9pm Feb. 17 – Feb. 20, 2011 at 6pm Feb. 17 – Feb. 20, 2011 at 9pm Feb. 24 – Feb. 27, 2011 at 6pm Feb. 24 – Feb. 27, 2011 at 9pm March 17 – 20, 2011 at 6pm and 9pm March 24 – March 27, 2011 at 6pm March 24 – March 27, 2011 at 9pm March 31 – April 2, 2011 at 6pm March 31 – April 2, 2011 at 9pm April 7 – April 10, 2011 at 6pm April 7 – April 10, 2011 at 9pm April 14 – April 17, 2011 at 6pm April 14 – April 17, 2011 at 9pm April 19, 2011 at 9pm April 21 – Aril 24, 2011 at 6pm April 21 – Aril 24, 2011 at 9pm


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

EVENTS ANALYZED Carolina Productions hosts events at the Russell House (either in the Ballroom or the Theater), as well at the Carolina Coliseum and the Koger Center for the Arts. Most events start at 8pm, or 9pm in the case of comedy events. Individual program summaries and assessments can be found on the following pages: Back to School Concert Hypnotist Michael C Anthony Spoken Word Wednesday feat. Oveous Maximus The Wailers Harlan Cohen Comedy Open Mic Night Logan Smalley Big Boi feat. Iyaz Marc Elliot Eboo Patel Spoken Word Wednesday Jenny Sanford Battle of the Bands USC’s Got Talent Josh Blue Reduced Shakespeare Company Fashion for a Cause Spoken Word Wednesday feat. iLL-Literacy

8/17/10 8/18/10 9/15/10 9/16/10 9/22/10 9/27/10 9/28/10 10/8/10 10/11/10 10/12/10 10/20/10 10/27/10 10/28/10 11/1/10 11/8/10 11/9/10 11/11/10 11/17/10

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Nick Cannon Campus Movie Fest Finale Dave Coulier Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret Ralphie May Spoken Word Wednesday feat. Shanelle Gabriel Stacy Nadeau Project Condom feat. Summer Rayne Oakes The cast of MTV’s ‘The Buried Life’ Birdcage Collins Tuohy Dr. Cornel West Student Comedy Competition feat. Pete Lee Matisyahu Spoken Word Wednesday feat. Mayda Del Valle USC Idol Finale Girls Fight Back Bridesmaids Sneak Peek

1/24/11 1/28/11 2/3/11 2/7/11 2/8/11 2/16/11 2/22/11 3/1/11 3/21/11 3/22/11 3/24/11 3/31/11 4/4/11 4/6/11 4/13/11 4/14/11 4/18/11 4/19/11

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EVENTS NOT ANALYZED Laser Tag Live Art on Greene St. Acrodunk Acoustic Cafe

8/26/10 10/20/10 1/19/11 various

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BACK TO SCHOOL CONCERT

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o start the year off right, Carolina Production showcased student musical talents within the Russell House, a treat for fans and students traveling

through the building. Bands such as Death of Paris, Ned Durrett, Kemp Ridley, and Cherrycase put on phenomenal shows that students in attendance truly enjoyed.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

AUGUST 17 RUSSELL HOUSE LOBBY TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 197

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

22% 38%

62% 78%

MALE: 75 FEMALE: 121

1% 2% 2%

0%

ON CAMPUS: 152 OFF CAMPUS: 44

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

48%

13%

12%

11%

29%

23%

18: 1 19: 94 20: 45 21: 22

43%

15%

22: 25 23: 4 24: 3 25+: 2

FRESHMAN: 84 SOPHOMORE: 57 JUNIOR: 23

SENIOR: 30 GRADUATE: 2 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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MICHAEL C. ANTHONY “Michael C.Anthony was AMAZING! Can’t wait to see him come back next year.” -Freshman male

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ypnotist Michael C. Anthony has become a traditional part of USC’s Welcome Week festivities and this was his 16th year at USC. His

nationally-recognized routine left USC students amazed as they witnessed their peers fall to sleep at the snap of Anthony’s fingers or obey his wildly hilarious hypnotic suggestions. Michael C. Anthony continues to draw a large crowd of students as the first Carolina Productions event of the year.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

AUGUST 18 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 544

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

15%

56%

44%

85%

MALE: 239 FEMALE: 305

ON CAMPUS: 464 OFF CAMPUS: 80

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

1% 1% 2% 0% 1%

5%

45%

67%

6%

12%

9%

34%

18: 244 19: 186 20: 64 21: 26

17%

22: 11 23: 4 24: 1 25+: 3

FRESHMAN: 366 SOPHOMORE: 92 JUNIOR: 51

SENIOR: 31 GRADUATE: 3 FACULTY/STAFF: 1

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SPOKEN WORD FEATURING WEDNESDAY OVEOUS MAXIMUS “Oveous should come again!!”

-Sophomore female

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poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. In

addition to student works, attendees were treated to a performance by Oveous Maximus, a featured slam poet on “HBO Def Poetry” and “Night at the Apollo.”

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

SEPTEMBER 15 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 181

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

41%

38%

59%

62%

MALE: 73 FEMALE: 105

AGE

1% 3% 7%

ON CAMPUS: 110 OFF CAMPUS: 68

CLASSIFICATION 1%

4% 26%

5% 46%

12%

9%

19%

31%

17% 19%

18: 46 19: 55 20: 33 21: 16

22: 13 23: 6 24: 2 25+: 7

FRESHMAN: 83 SOPHOMORE: 35 JUNIOR: 30

SENIOR: 21 GRADUATE: 9 FACULTY/STAFF: 1

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THE WAILE RS “This concert was great! The students want more concerts with big bands like -Freshman female this one!�

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he Wailers, famed musicians and band for Bob Marley, proved to be a unique blend of culture and tunes when they entertained the huge crowd

that assembled on Greene Street. Students grooved and danced the night away to The Wailers historic melodies.

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Photos courtesy of Nathan Hollifield


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

SEPTEMBER 16 GREENE STREET TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 926

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

36% 50%

50% 64%

MALE: 465 FEMALE: 459

ON CAMPUS: 590 OFF CAMPUS: 325

AGE 1% 1%

CLASSIFICATION

2%

0% 2% 36%

4%

58% 11% 12%

17%

27%

13% 16%

18: 329 19: 251 20: 152 21: 111

22: 40 23: 13 24: 6 25+:17

FRESHMAN: 533 SOPHOMORE: 149 JUNIOR: 118

SENIOR: 104 GRADUATE: 16 FACULTY/STAFF: 3 EPI: 2

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HARLAN COHEN “The author himself was very engaging, and I really liked that he was able to have an informal chat with us before the actual event.” -Freshman male

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arlan Cohen, the author of “The Naked Roomate” and other guides-to-life, came to USC to help educate students on how to get through living with

a roommate, amongst other challenges students face when attending college. Students left with a smile on their face and how-to knowledge in their heads. This event was co-sponsored by the Capstone Scholars Program.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

SEPTEMBER 22 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 325

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE 9%

43% 57% 91%

MALE: 136 FEMALE: 184

0% 1% 2% 2%

ON CAMPUS: 294 OFF CAMPUS: 30

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1% 2% 2%

2%

6% 56%

7%

86%

33%

18: 182 19: 108 20: 18 21: 5

22: 0 23: 3 24: 1 25+: 5

FRESHMAN: 278 SOPHOMORE: 23 JUNIOR: 8

SENIOR: 8 GRADUATE: 2 FACULTY/STAFF: 5

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COMEDY

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OPEN MIC NIGHT

he Russell House Theater was taken over by USC students and staff for the annual Comedy Open Mic Night. Several amateur comedians took

to the stage to entertain the audience, getting experience performing and warming up for the Comedy Competition later in the year.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

SEPTEMBER 27 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 155

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

26%

46%

54% 74%

MALE: 83 FEMALE: 72

3%

1% 2%

ON CAMPUS: 114 OFF CAMPUS: 41

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 2% 8% 8%

4% 8% 86%

1%

13%

11%

68% 23%

18: 73 19: 34 20: 17 21: 12

22: 6 23: 3 24: 2 25+: 5

FRESHMAN: 105 SOPHOMORE: 21 JUNIOR: 12

SENIOR: 13 GRADUATE: 3 FACULTY/STAFF: 1

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LOGAN SMALLEY

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ogan Smalley, director of “Darius Goes West,� and documentary inspiration Darius Weems visited USC to share their inspirational story of friendship

and adventure. Logan and Darius traveled the country to provide Darius, a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient, adventures he would remember the rest of his life. The two then decided to share their adventures with the world through their film, then to excited USC students. This event was co-sponsored by Carolina Life.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

SEPTEMBER 28 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 69

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

18% 35%

65% 82%

MALE: 24 FEMALE: 44

ON CAMPUS: 56 OFF CAMPUS: 12

AGE 2%

CLASSIFICATION 2% 4%

7%

35%

6%

51%

9%

47%

18: 24 19: 32 20: 6 21: 5

22: 0 23: 0 24: 0 25+: 1

37%

FRESHMAN: 35 SOPHOMORE: 25 JUNIOR: 4

SENIOR: 3 GRADUATE: 1 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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BIG BOI

feat. IYAZ

“This was one of the greatest events I’ve attended my whole life.” -Freshman male

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tudents packed the Coliseum to see Big Boi, of Outkast, and Iyaz perform their famous hip-hop songs. Students were able to cut loose and enjoy

the beats of these two famous musicians for a night of stress-free enjoyment.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OCTOBER 8 CAROLINA COLISEUM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 1,020

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE 3%

45% 55%

97%

MALE: 453 FEMALE: 560

ON CAMPUS: 973 OFF CAMPUS: 28

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

1% 3%

4%

3% 27%

6% 49%

14% 12% 26%

15%

21%

18: 272 19: 263 20: 218 21: 118

18%

22: 63 23: 29 24: 14 25+:38

FRESHMAN: 494 SOPHOMORE: 185 JUNIOR: 155

SENIOR: 142 GRADUATE: 33 FACULTY/STAFF:11

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MARC ELLIOT “I really enjoyed getting to speak with him. He was very friendly and he had a great message. I would love to see more events like this” -Freshman female

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arc Elliott came to South Carolina to share his life experiences dealing with Tourette’s Syndrome and the struggles that come along with it.

Marc was able to use interactive elements in his speech to connect with students and help them understand and appreciate the differences they may find among their peers.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OCTOBER 11 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 104

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE 11%

37%

63% 89%

MALE: 38 FEMALE: 65

1% 1% 1%

ON CAMPUS: 92 OFF CAMPUS: 11

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 2%

1%

5%

3% 13%

7%

55%

80%

31%

18: 56 19: 32 20: 7 21: 1

22: 1 23: 1 24: 3 25+: 1

FRESHMAN: 83 SOPHOMORE: 13 JUNIOR: 0

SENIOR: 2 GRADUATE: 5 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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EBOO PATEL “It was amazing and perfectly relevant to our culture and times!” -Sophomore male

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member of President Obama’s inaugural “Advisory on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships,” Eboo Patel spoke to a diverse mix of

USC students, faculty, and staff on issues relating to faith. Eboo was able to provide unique insights into the world of an American-Muslim and one that works on faith-based initiatives.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OCTOBER 12 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 181

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

44%

RESIDENCE

47% 53%

56%

MALE: 76 FEMALE: 97

ON CAMPUS: 92 OFF CAMPUS: 11

AGE 4% 3%

CLASSIFICATION 6%

10%

8% 27%

5%

39%

19% 16% 23% 12%

18: 48 19: 41 20: 22 21: 29

22: 8 23: 5 24: 7 25+:18

10%

FRESHMAN: 71 SOPHOMORE: 32 JUNIOR: 18

18%

SENIOR: 34 GRADUATE: 15 FACULTY/STAFF:10

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SPOKEN WORD WEDNESDAY “Everyone was amazing. I give all the performers kudos for getting up there & being truly entertaining.�-Freshman female

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poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions.

Students in attendance were treated to an awesome night of creativity from their peers.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OCTOBER 20 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 90

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

28% 34%

66%

72%

MALE: 25 FEMALE: 65

1% 1% 2%

2%

ON CAMPUS: 59 OFF CAMPUS: 31

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

40%

7%

9% 56%

11% 23% 24%

18: 48 19: 41 20: 22 21: 29

22: 8 23: 5 24: 7 25+:18

23%

FRESHMAN: 50 SOPHOMORE: 21 JUNIOR: 10

SENIOR: 8 GRADUATE: 1 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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JENNY SANFORD “Jenny did a phenomenal job, and I was very moved by her lecture.� -Female staff member

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he former first lady of South Carolina, Jenny Sanford, was able to visit USC to share her life story, including her tribulations as the wife of a state

governor. Jenny helped instill hope and strength to the students in attendance through her speech, as well as question and answer segment.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OCTOBER 27 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 101

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

31% 41% 59% 69%

MALE: 28 FEMALE: 63

ON CAMPUS: 58 OFF CAMPUS: 41

AGE

2%

CLASSIFICATION 10%

13%

3%

7%

3%

36%

6%

6%

55%

11% 12% 25%

18: 35 19: 24 20: 12 21: 6

22: 3 23: 2 24: 3 25+:13

11%

FRESHMAN: 54 SOPHOMORE: 11 JUNIOR: 11

SENIOR: 6 GRADUATE: 7 FACULTY/STAFF:10

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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he annual Battle of the Bands fielded an impressive array of student talent and creativity, bringing five bands to play their music on stage. The bands

featured a wide range of genres and styles. Judges and audience text votes helped select the winner, Cherrycase.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OCTOBER 28 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 114

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

42%

43% 58%

MALE: 66 FEMALE: 47

2% 1%

57%

ON CAMPUS: 64 OFF CAMPUS: 49

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

2%

12%

30% 14%

46%

25% 26%

25%

15%

18: 34 19: 29 20: 28 21: 16

22: 3 23: 0 24: 1 25+: 2

FRESHMAN: 53 SOPHOMORE: 17 JUNIOR: 29

SENIOR: 14 GRADUATE: 0 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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USC’S GOT TALENT

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SC’s Got Talent became home for multiple students display of talent during this annual event. Student performances were voted on by

judges and students, ultimately earning them the grand prize. From break dancing to singing, all types of talents were performed to an excited crowd of USC students. The winner of the 2nd annual talent show was Project Logic.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

NOVEMBER 1 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 253

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

21% 31%

69% 79%

MALE: 77 FEMALE: 172

1% 1% 1% 2%

ON CAMPUS: 200 OFF CAMPUS: 53

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 2% 5%

6% 42%

6%

13%

68% 19% 34%

18: 104 19: 83 20: 33 21: 16

22: 5 23: 3 24: 2 25+: 2

FRESHMAN: 170 SOPHOMORE: 46 JUNIOR: 15

SENIOR: 13 GRADUATE: 5 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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JOSH BLUE “Josh Blue was hilarious! I love the comedic acts that have been brought to USC and would definately see more.� -Freshman female

J

osh Blue, the winner of Last Comic Standing season 3, packed the Russell House Ballroom with students excited to hear hilarious comedy. Josh, who

suffers from cerebral palsy, was able to both make students laugh and learn more about physically handicapped individuals way of living.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

NOVEMBER 8 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 391

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

32%

36%

64% 68%

MALE: 246 FEMALE: 140

ON CAMPUS: 262 OFF CAMPUS: 123

AGE 1% 1%

CLASSIFICATION

2% 0% 2%

3%

5%

37%

9%

9%

61% 11%

14% 30%

18: 144 19: 117 20: 52 21: 35

22: 18 23: 4 24: 4 25+:13

15%

FRESHMAN: 236 SOPHOMORE: 58 JUNIOR: 43

SENIOR: 35 GRADUATE: 8 FACULTY/STAFF: 6 EPI: 1

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REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

U

SC students had an opportunity to learn about Shakespeare’s famed works while laughing at the same time. Reduced Shakespeare Company

offered the complete works of Shakespeare in a hilarious 90-minute show that had the audience rolling in laughter.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

NOVEMBER 9 THE KOGER CENTER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 411

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

36%

33%

64% 67%

MALE: 144 FEMALE: 255

ON CAMPUS: 265 OFF CAMPUS: 129

AGE 1% 2%

CLASSIFICATION 3%

9%

8%

4% 32%

12%

10% 49% 13% 16% 26%

18: 144 19: 117 20: 52 21: 35

22: 18 23: 4 24: 4 25+:13

15%

FRESHMAN: 203 SOPHOMORE: 60 JUNIOR: 53

SENIOR: 49 GRADUATE: 31 FACULTY/STAFF:14

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CAUSE A FASHION FOR FEAT. NAIMA MORA

F

ashion for a Cause offered students the chance to see emerging fashions that are conscious towards social injustices. All of the models featured

in the show were USC students. Naima Mora, winner of America’s Next Top Model cycle 4, hosted the event. Students packed the Russell House Ballroom to be a part of this unique event.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

NOVEMBER 10 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 457

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

19% 34%

66% 81%

MALE: 88 FEMALE: 368

1% 1% 2% 5%

ON CAMPUS: 298 OFF CAMPUS: 152

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

35%

10% 54%

9% 14% 20%

18: 159 19: 123 20: 93 21: 42

27%

22: 22 23: 8 24: 3 25+: 4

21%

FRESHMAN: 243 SOPHOMORE: 95 JUNIOR: 65

SENIOR: 46 GRADUATE: 6 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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SPOKEN WORD FEAT. ILL-LITERACY WEDNESDAY

S

poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. The

experimental music, poetry, and performance group iLL-Literacy visited the Russell House theater to wow students with their progressive slam poetry.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

NOVEMBER 17 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 121

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

36%

32%

64%

68%

MALE: 43 FEMALE: 76

ON CAMPUS: 80 OFF CAMPUS: 38

AGE 3%

CLASSIFICATION 1%

3%

4%

1%

4% 30% 43%

10% 9% 13% 26%

25%

28%

18: 35 19: 31 20: 30 21: 11

22: 5 23: 0 24: 3 25+: 4

FRESHMAN: 52 SOPHOMORE: 34 JUNIOR: 15

SENIOR: 12 GRADUATE: 5 FACULTY/STAFF: 1 EPI: 1

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NICK CANNON “The show was so funny and was a great way to take a break from studying! Meeting him was so amazing, too!” -Freshman female

K

nown around the world as “Mr. Mariah Carey”, Nick Cannon has dabbled in acting, music, and most recently, stand-up comedy. USC students

were treated to a wildly hilarious set of stand-up comedy that left students on their feet after Cannon left the stage. The Russell House Ballroom was filled to capacity with students, faculty, and staff excited for a night of laughter.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

JANUARY 24 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 705

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

27% 37%

63% 73%

MALE: 260 FEMALE: 444

1% 1% 1% 5%

ON CAMPUS: 515 OFF CAMPUS: 188

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

36%

12% 43%

8% 14% 17% 31%

18: 4 19: 256 20: 220 21: 118

22: 57 23: 33 24: 8 25+: 8

30%

FRESHMAN: 300 SOPHOMORE: 210 JUNIOR: 100

SENIOR: 83 GRADUATE: 11 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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CAMPUS MOVIEFEST FINALE

C

ampus Moviefest, the world’s largest student film festival, visited USC’s campus for the first time in January. Over 300 students came to the finale

in the Ballroom to screen 16 of the movies written, directed, and produced by USC students. Awards were given for student directors in the categories “Best Comedy”, “Best Drama”, and “Best Movie”.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

JANUARY 28 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 352

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

34% 39%

61%

66%

MALE: 138 FEMALE: 213

1% 2%

ON CAMPUS: 229   OFF CAMPUS: 117 

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1% 1%

3%

4%

32%

11%

6%

38%

9%

19%

18:  4 19:112 20: 99 21: 65

28%

22: 40 23: 14 24:   6 25+:10

15% 30%

FRESHMAN: 65 SOPHOMORE: 51 JUNIOR: 25

SENIOR: 15 GRADUATE: 10 FACULTY/STAFF: 2 EPI: 1

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DAVE COULIER “Dave was hilarious! The best Carolina Productions event I’ve attended yet!”

-Freshman male

B

est known for his character Joey on television’s Full House, Dave Coulier brought USC students out to the Ballroom for an hour of

hilarious stand-up comedy. Students laughed as Coulier entertained with his harmonica, impressions, and stories of family life.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

FEBRUARY 3 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 307

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

27% 43% 57% 73%

MALE: 131 FEMALE: 174

ON CAMPUS: 221 OFF CAMPUS: 82

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

0% 2%

4%

5%

14%

37% 5%

41% 14%

10%

10%

18: 1 19: 119 20: 96 21: 31

31%

22: 31 23: 15 24: 5 25+:14

27%

FRESHMAN: 125 SOPHOMORE: 82 JUNIOR: 44

SENIOR: 43 GRADUATE: 11 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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FRANK WARREN ”This event was very emotional and touching. It would be something I’d keep going to. I felt like it was a one- on-one experience even though there were hundreds.” -Junior female

P

ostSecret is a community art project founded in 2005 in which anonymous confessors send in postcards decorated with their truthful, unspoken secrets

to be displayed on postsecret.com. Founder Frank Warren spoke with USC students in the Koger Center, telling of how the idea came about, some of the unseen submissions, and providing a program with the underlying message of suicide awareness and prevention.

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photo c/o Garnet & Black Magazine


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

FEBRUARY 7 THE KOGER CENTER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 498

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

21%

49%

51%

79%

MALE: 102 FEMALE: 391

ON CAMPUS: 232 OFF CAMPUS: 245

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 3%

3%

8%

10% 21%

7%

21% 26%

18% 24%

25% 18%

16%

18: 1 19: 107 20: 123 21: 79

22: 90 23: 37 24: 13 25+:51

FRESHMAN: 125 SOPHOMORE: 82 JUNIOR: 44

SENIOR: 43 GRADUATE: 11 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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RALPHIE MAY “We needed a night out of laughter and enjoyment in a stress free environment.” -Freshman female

C

omedian Ralphie May first made his rise to fame as the

runner-up of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, season one and followed up with numerous Comedy Central specials. May brought his unique, sometimes politically incorrect, brand of comedy to a packed out Ballroom. After the hilarious performance, May stayed for an extra hour to shake hands, sign autographs, and take pictures with every student who waited in line.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

FEBRUARY 8 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 693

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

28% 34%

66%

72%

MALE: 497 FEMALE: 196

ON CAMPUS: 454 OFF CAMPUS: 235

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

1%

0% 3%

1% 3% 31%

5%

40% 14%

12%

16%

18: 4 19: 216 20: 218 21: 112

31%

22: 81 23: 35 24: 8 25+:19

17% 26%

FRESHMAN: 276 SOPHOMORE: 180 JUNIOR: 119

SENIOR: 98 GRADUATE: 17 FACULTY/STAFF: 1 EPI: 2

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SPOKEN WORD FEATURING WEDNESDAY SHANELLE GABRIEL

S

poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. Writer

and poet Shanelle Gabriel joined the list of talented Slam Poets to visit USC and did not disappoint, as she put on an amazing show for students, faculty, and staff in attendance.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

FEBRUARY 16 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 130

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

35%

32%

65%

68%

MALE: 46 FEMALE: 84

1%

ON CAMPUS: 88 OFF CAMPUS: 41

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

1%

4%

6% 3% 41%

5%

11%

46%

7% 14% 15% 22%

18: 2 19: 54 20: 29 21: 20

22: 9 23: 6 24: 4 25+: 8

23%

FRESHMAN: 61 SOPHOMORE: 30 JUNIOR: 18

SENIOR: 14 GRADUATE: 6 FACULTY/STAFF: 2 EPI: 1

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STACY NADEAU “I really enjoyed this event. Stacy was really funny and extremely interactive with the audience, which held my attention for the entire event. ”-Sophomore female

S

tacy Nadeau, of the “Real Beauty” campaign for Dove, visited USC’s campus to speak on what “real beauty” means. Stacey shared her

experiences as, what most would call her, a non-traditional model. Stacy’s speech was a great way for students to gain self confidence and learn about living a confident life. This event was co-sponsored Carolina, Student Health Services, and Campus Recreations.

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by Healthy


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

FEBRUARY 22 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 156

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

14%

86%

MALE: 22 FEMALE: 134

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

1%

4%

4% 4% 26%

15% 36%

12%

30%

23%

22% 23%

18: 0 19: 40 20: 47 21: 36

22: 18 23: 7 24: 2 25+: 6

FRESHMAN: 58 SOPHOMORE: 36 JUNIOR: 34

SENIOR: 23 GRADUATE: 7 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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CONDOM PROJECT FEAT. SUMMER RAYNE OAKES “The dresses were really cool and the emcee was interesting” -Freshman female

C

arolina Productions co-sponsored season 4 of Project Condom event, hosted by the Office of Sexual Health and Violence Prevention and the

SHARE peer educators. This year’s show brought eco-friendly model Summer Rayne Oaks to help judge the competition in front of a packed Russell House Ballroom.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

MARCH 1 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 502

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

21% 39%

61%

79%

MALE: 103 FEMALE: 393

ON CAMPUS: 299 OFF CAMPUS: 188 2%

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 0% 2%

1% 27%

9%

36%

3% 21%

6% 26%

11% 17%

18: 5 19: 138 20: 133 21: 84

24%

17%

22: 57 23: 28 24: 14 25+:43

FRESHMAN: 166 SOPHOMORE: 112 JUNIOR: 76

SENIOR: 97 GRADUATE: 0 FACULTY/STAFF:11 EPI: 1

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THE BURIED LIFE “They are very inspirational to students and students can relate to them because they are young and goal driven. I can relate to this because I have a bucket list myself. I only have 10, but you have to start somewhere” -Junior male

T

he cast of MTV’s The Buried Life, consisting of four men chasing to complete their bucket list, were able to share their vision and experiences with nearly

400 eager USC students. Through this program students were able to reflect on what they would like to accomplish before they die, an opportunity students enjoyed thoroughly.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

MARCH 21 THE KOGER CENTER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 356

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

24% 31%

69%

76%

MALE: 84 FEMALE: 272

1% 2%

ON CAMPUS: 244 OFF CAMPUS: 111

AGE

CLASSIFICATION

0% 1%

5% 7%

38%

18%

13%

14%

29%

18: 0 19: 136 20: 104 21: 65

43%

22: 26 23: 16 24: 5 25+: 4

29%

FRESHMAN: 153 SOPHOMORE: 103 JUNIOR: 51

SENIOR: 45 GRADUATE: 3 FACULTY/STAFF: 1

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THE BIRDCAGE “It was really awesome, something different that I have never seen before and it broadened my horizons� -Senior male

T

he annual drag revue was once again co-hosted by Caro l i n a Productions and the BGLSA.

Several female impersonat o r s ,

a nd two male impersonators, danced, lip-synced and enterta i n e d t he large crowd of students, faculty, staff, and community members. The show was also co-sponsored by Carolina Judicial Council, as part of Creed Week.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

MARCH 22 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 267

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

17%

38%

62% 83%

MALE: 44 FEMALE: 221

1% 2%

ON CAMPUS: 162 OFF CAMPUS: 98

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

4%

4%

0%

4% 30%

38% 19%

14%

15%

18: 2 19: 81 20: 79 21: 39

30%

22: 38 23: 11 24: 6 25+:10

17%

FRESHMAN: 101 SOPHOMORE: 56 JUNIOR: 45

21%

SENIOR: 50 GRADUATE: 10 FACULTY/STAFF: 3 EPI: 1

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COLLINS TUOHY “I wanted to see her and hear what she has to say. In the movie you don’t get to see it from her perspective.” -Junior female

N

ot everyone gets an opportunity to be portrayed in an award-winning movie, but Collins Tuohy of “The Blindside” had just that chance.

Collins Tuohy visited USC to share her family’s story of the adoption that sparked an award-winning movie. Collins Tuohy discussed her personal philosophies and shared inspiring stories with all those in attendance.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

MARCH 24 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 170

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

21% 34%

66% 79%

MALE: 36 FEMALE: 132

1% 1%

ON CAMPUS: 148 OFF CAMPUS: 104

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1% 1%

5%

4%

28%

9%

6%

38%

9%

22%

30%

15% 30%

18: 2 19: 48 20: 51 21: 37

22: 15 23: 6 24: 1 25+: 9

FRESHMAN: 65 SOPHOMORE: 51 JUNIOR: 25

SENIOR: 15 GRADUATE: 10 FACULTY/STAFF: 2 EPI: 1

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DR. CORNEL WEST “I did not know his name when I came here, he convinced me today to never forget it.” -Sophomore male

D

r. Cornel West, the famed renaissance man, visited USC to create a historic event for Carolina Productions and the African-American

Studies department.

Due to this collaboration, students, faculty, and

staff were given the rare opportunity to hear Dr. West’s unique views and opinions.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

MARCH 31 THE KOGER CENTER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 849

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

41% 47%

53% 59%

MALE: 346 FEMALE: 503

1%

ON CAMPUS: 391 OFF CAMPUS: 444

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

20%

23%

7%

24% 17%

17%

16%

3% 7%

18: 5 19: 176 20: 154 21: 145

16% 12%

22:107 23: 61 24: 30 25+:209

20%

FRESHMAN: 208 SOPHOMORE: 150 JUNIOR: 139

16%

SENIOR: 177 GRADUATE: 107 FACULTY/STAFF:63 EPI: 5

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STUDENT COMEDY COMPETITION “I never knew we had such hilarious students here at USC! I loved the show.” -Freshman female

T

he Student Comedy Competition, an annual event at USC, brought student’s out to the Russell House Theater to enjoy stand-up comedy

routines from their peers. Hosted by comedian Pete Lee, the competition showed off the comedic talents of many students at the university. Matt LaBorde took home the top honors that night with his hilarious comedy.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

APRIL 4 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 153

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

49%

51%

45%

MALE: 74 FEMALE: 77

1% 2%

55%

ON CAMPUS: 84 OFF CAMPUS: 68

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

3%

3%

24%

26%

6%

17%

9%

34%

28% 25%

18: 2 19: 39 20: 42 21: 38

21%

22: 14 23: 10 24: 3 25+: 4

FRESHMAN: 36 SOPHOMORE: 52 JUNIOR: 32

SENIOR: 26 GRADUATE: 5 FACULTY/STAFF: 1

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MATISYAHU “I love Matisyahu- been listening for a long time. I have always wanted to see him” - Senior male

H

asidic Jewish reggae artist, Matisyahu, brought over 1,500 attendants to USC’s Koger Center for a night of great music. Matisyahu invited friend

and fellow artist and SC-native Trevor Hall to perform, causing even more buzz among the crowd. Halfway through the set, Matisyahu invited students to a question and answer session, giving students great insight into how his beliefs have affected his music.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

APRIL 6 THE KOGER CENTER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 1,371

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

47%

RESIDENCE

53%

MALE: 738 FEMALE: 664

0%

51%

49%

ON CAMPUS: 698 OFF CAMPUS: 672

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

2%

5% 29%

5%

4%

36%

18%

13%

28%

18%

18: 5 19: 408 20: 393 21: 260

22:182 23: 74 24: 26 25+:63

16%

FRESHMAN: 514 SOPHOMORE: 358 JUNIOR: 220

25%

SENIOR: 249 GRADUATE: 55 FACULTY/STAFF:15

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SPOKEN WORD FEATURING WEDNESDAY MAYDA DEL VALLE “I really enjoyed the opportunity to hear Mayda speak. I am so glad CP understands the importance of spoken word and the artwork display. The artists have been amazing this year!�-Sophomore female

S

poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions.

Poet, Mayda Del Valle, was in attendance for student performances then was able to showcase her nationally-recognized poetry.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

APRIL 13 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 82

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

38% 46%

54% 62%

MALE: 43 FEMALE: 37

1% 4%

ON CAMPUS: 48 OFF CAMPUS: 30

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 2% 1%

6%

4%

31%

26%

10%

11%

31%

18: 0 19: 21 20: 18 21: 25

18%

22: 8 23: 3 24: 1 25+: 5

26% 25%

FRESHMAN: 61 SOPHOMORE: 30 JUNIOR: 18

SENIOR: 14 GRADUATE: 6 FACULTY/STAFF: 1 EPI: 2

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USC IDOL FINALE “I’m here to support one of the finalists. I’ve never been to an event, but was eager to attend this one” -Freshman female

Photo c/o Matthew Tharakan

U

SC’s annual singing competition was a hit again this year, with 38 students auditioning for spot in the finals.

Nine perform e r s

p articipated in the grand finale, judged by USC faculty and st a ff . F ourth year business student, Kendrick Marion, took top prize w i t h h i s soulful singing.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

APRIL 14 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 172

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

35% 39% 61% 65%

MALE: 59 FEMALE: 111

1% 1%

ON CAMPUS: 100 OFF CAMPUS: 64

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

5%

4%

7% 23%

31%

8%

22% 16%

22%

20% 18%

18: 1 19: 52 20: 34 21: 30

21%

22: 27 23: 14 24: 2 25+: 9

FRESHMAN: 39 SOPHOMORE: 37 JUNIOR: 36

SENIOR: 38 GRADUATE: 6 FACULTY/STAFF: 1 EPI: 12

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GIRLS FIGHT BACK “I came to Girls Fight Back because I have never taken a self defense class before and I have always wanted to know what to do in a dangerous situation� -Sophomore female

T

he Girls Fight Back program welcomed USC students to come and hear of past issues of abuse and how these future situations can be avoided.

During the program students were shown ways to protect themselves from potential moments of abuse or violence.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

APRIL 18 RUSSELL HOUSE BALLROOM TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 52

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

6%

31%

69% 94%

MALE: 3 FEMALE: 48

2%

ON CAMPUS: 35 OFF CAMPUS: 16

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 10%

14%

27%

35% 22%

18%

41%

31%

18: 0 19: 18 20: 16 21: 9

22: 7 23: 1 24: 0 25+: 0

FRESHMAN: 14 SOPHOMORE: 21 JUNIOR: 11

SENIOR: 5 GRADUATE: 0 FACULTY/STAFF: 0

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BRIDESMAIDS SNEAK PREVIEW “I think we should have more special viewings like this one. I thought it was really cool that I got the chance to see the movie before the trailer even started showing on tv.� -Freshman female

U

SC students were able to preview an upcoming blockbuster movie before the rest of the country through this exciting program. Students filled the

Russell House theater with laughter as they enjoyed this relaxing event prior to final examinations.

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

APRIL 19 RUSSELL HOUSE THEATER TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 254

DEMOGRAPHICS GENDER

RESIDENCE

17%

41% 59% 83%

MALE: 42 FEMALE: 209

1%

ON CAMPUS: 148 OFF CAMPUS: 104

AGE

CLASSIFICATION 1%

4% 4%

31%

5% 10%

6%

30%

18% 29%

27%

18%

16%

18: 3 19: 79 20: 67 21: 45

22:26 23: 12 24: 10 25+:11

FRESHMAN: 76 SOPHOMORE: 74 JUNIOR: 41

SENIOR: 46 GRADUATE: 14 FACULTY/STAFF: 2

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YOU ASKED FOR IT, YOU GOT IT! Through surveys administered after each event, as well as feedback from our website, Carolina Productions solicits feedback from anyone interested in sharing their opinions at the end of each semester. The goal of this survey is to understand the broad and minute programming trends on the University of South Carolina campus. Many times, the feedback we receive points directly at acts Carolina Productions has investigated and/or booked for USC. Here are some examples of performances that were specifically requested by USC students and produced by Carolina Productions!

• Comedian Bo Burnham (September 29, 2009) • Comedian Charlie Murphy (February 25, 2009) • Fashion shows (November 10, 2010) • Musician Girl Talk (February 25, 2010) • Musician Matisyahu (April 6, 2011) • Musician Matt Nathanson (August 17, 2009) • Reduced Shakespeare Company (November 9, 2010) • Self-defense workshop (by means of Girls Fight Back!) (April 18, 2011) • Speaker Frank Warren from PostSecret (February 7, 2011) • Student film festival (by means of Campus MovieFest) (January 28, 2011)

Events booked for Fall 2011 • Bongo Ball Mania • Comedian Michael Ian Black • Dance workshop (by means of 61Syx Teknique) • Magician Justin “Kredible” Willman

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2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

OBSERVATIONS & CONCLUSIONS First and foremost, credit needs to be given to the students who make up Carolina Productions. These students (at both the basic membership level and those who make up the leadership of this organization) worked tirelessly to create a year’s worth of exciting and engaging events for the students, faculty and staff of the University of South Carolina. Months of brainstorming, planning and executing were involved in each of the 51 programs and 55 movies sponsored by Carolina Productions. They had some amazing successes and a few challenges this year and handled them with dignity and adaptability. History has proven that attendance is higher in the Fall semester. This could result from U101 and other classes offering credit for attending events, or the beginning-of-the-year enthusiasm that students bring. Though some would say that the quality of programs increases in the Spring, this is not always reflected in our audience size. By second semester, students have found their niche, which does not always include attending campus events. Based on the information we have gathered through our assessments, Carolina Productions can conclude that the events that bring the largest audiences are either those which professors can offer extra credit for attending, have heavy pop-culture influence or give students the opportunity to showcase their talents and compete. Student competitions bring more students out not only to support their friends, but because there is an audience text-in vote, they need to be present in order to find out how to vote. Carolina Productions purposefully added the option of “I received class credit for attending” to the “why did you attend this event” question to our assessment, as many times, we are unaware that professors are offering this to students. Though the connections can be difficult to figure out, we appreciate any and all support we receive from our academic partners! Some of the classes that offered extra credit for attending a Carolina Productions event this year were: • ENG 101—Critical Reading and Composition (Spoken Word Wednesday feat. Oveous Maximus and Reduced Shakespeare Company) • ENG 102—Rhetoric and Composition (Dr. Cornel West) • HPEB 753—Obesity and Eating Disorders (Stacy Nadeau) • MGT 371—Principles of Management (Josh Blue) • PSYCH 330—Psychology and the African-American Experience (Spoken Word Wednesday feat. Oveous Maximus) • PSYC 410—Survey of Abnormal Psychology (Frank Warren and Stacy Nadeau) • REL 110—Introduction to Religious Studies (Eboo Patel) • U101 (Spoken Word Wednesday feat. Oveous Maximus, Harlan Cohen, and Jenny Sanford) • WGST 111—Women in Culture (Birdcage and Project Condom) When analyzing our assessment, it is clear that Carolina Productions is meeting its goal to provide programs and events that are relevant, entertaining and educational to the University of South Carolina community. With over 12,000 individual students attending, participating or being touched by a Carolina Productions event, we are reaching nearly half the undergraduate student population at USC. While the number of unique attendees went down as compared to last year, it proves that CP is making a name and a brand for itself and meeting the diverse and broad programming needs (which can vary from week to week and from student to student!) of the student body at the University of South Carolina. Out of 391 responses, 373 students responded that were “very likely” or “moderately likely” to attend a similar event to the one they attended in the future. With the implementation of this evaluation process, Carolina Productions has had the chance to take an in-depth look at our audience. Throughout this year (as presumably years past), first year students and women have made up the vast majority of our audiences. This is consistent with college programming around the country. The challenge for Carolina Productions during 2010-2011 will be to increase participation by males as a whole as well as increase upper-class attendance without alienating our significant first-year and female audience. This may take the form of more purposeful and targeted advertising or population-specific programming. Carolina Productions will continue to assess our programs from our audience in the next academic year, and will also being to assess students who participate in our competitions, to understand why they chose to compete and if/how that impacted their time at Carolina. We look forward to sharing our information with you next year!

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BUDGET INFORMATION The Campus Activity Fee at the University of South Carolina is $80 per semester for all full-time students (undergrad, graduate, Medical and Law) and these fees are prorated for part-time students ($6 per hour). Carolina Productions receives a fixed allocation and an earmark of $10 per student per semester. That’s roughly $20 per student per academic year.

Average attendance at ALL events: 456 Average attendance at stand-alone events: 514 Average attendance at movies: 404 per movie title (4 shows per weekend) Average cost per head at ALL events: $11 Average cost per head at stand-alone events: $19 Average cost per head at movies: $4

FISCAL YEAR OPERATIONS MARKETING CINEMATIC ARTS CULTURAL AWARENESS COMEDIC & TRADITIONAL EVENTS CONCERTS IDEAS & ISSUES MAJOR PROGRAMS SPECIAL PROGRAMS BUDGET TOTAL

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$28,314 $40,816 $75,400 $67,094 $45,324 $83,455 $71,432 $20,095 $79,809 $511,739

PROGRAMMING DOLLARS $442,609


2010-2011 CAROLINA PRODUCTIONS ANNUAL REPORT

FISCAL YEAR 2011 COMEDIC & TRADITIONAL EVENTS $45,324 (9%)

OPERATIONS $28,314 (8%) MARKETING $40,816 (8%)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS $79,809 (16%) CINEMATIC ARTS $75,400 (15%)

MAJOR PROGRAMS $20,095 (4%)

CULTURAL AWARENESS $67,094 (13%)

IDEAS & ISSUES $71,432 (14%)

CONCERTS $83,455 (16%)

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Carolina Productions 2010-2011 Annual Report