Student Center Program Board
The Student Center Program Board is responsible for planning and implementing events and other engagement opportunities for U.D.C. students in the Student Center.
The team works with Student Center professional staff to plan exciting events such as dances, cultural events, game shows, etc. Their goals are for you to see the Student Center as a place you can spend your time and meet people or come with your friends and have a good time. For additional information about the Student Center Program Board, please contact Charles.Amerson@udc.edu.
Committees of the Program Board include:
- FELIX FRENZY – Responsible for working closely with the Programs and Promotions Specialist on selecting and programming events related to student/University traditions, spirit, annual activities. Works collaboratively with other campus organizations, faculty, and staff to produce a university-wide spirit and traditions for Firebird Pride throughout the year. Examples of events would include pre-NCAA competition tailgates, the annual Student Center Extravaganza, S.C.P.B.’s participation in Homecoming planning, the Weeks of Welcome activities, etc.
- FIREBIRD CULTURE – Responsible for a series of events to educate and showcase classic to contemporary fine and performing arts to UDC students, along with events emphasizing cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion. Programming should be unique and creative to enhance and represent the diverse UDC collegiate experience. Examples of events may include Inter/National art showcases, live theatrical performances, movie premieres, (multi) cultural observances, etc.
- FELIX SPEAKS – This area complements the University’s academic mission and supports a marketplace of various opinions and ideas by selecting and programming thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating performances. This area works to provide forums, lectures, debates, and tasks on a variety of issues and topics. Examples of events would include comedy shows, workshops, speakers on contemporary issues, the last lecture series where professors speak on chosen topics and their interests as though it were their last scholarly lecture.
- FIREBIRD SUITE – Responsible for selecting and programming a series of events with musical acts, live performances, and leisure time activities. Programming should be unique and creative to enhance and represent the diverse UDC collegiate experience. Events may include but are not limited to live music, talent shows, executions to various points of attraction, game nights, dances, and karaoke.
The Student Center Program Board will employ a combination of remote and virtual programming during the Fall 2021 semester that will include programming via the Student Center Instagram account, the Virtual Student Center on WebEx, and other social media channels.
Fall 2021 Student Center Program Board Events
|Month||Day and Time||Event Name||Description||Modality|
|September 3, 2021,
|Firebird Movie Night||Movie: One Night in Miami||Remote|
|September 9, 2021, 5:00pm||Virtual Sip and Paint Vision Board Pt. 1||Guest Artist will demonstrate examples of constructing a vision board via Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fresco.||Hybrid (Heritage Hall/Webex)|
|September 10, 2021, 8:00pm||Firebird
Get Down (Verzuz)
|Verzuz reimagines the DJ battles of hip-hop’s early days for the “one gotta go” set. The premise is simple: Two producers, singers, or songwriters have their songs played by our DJ live on Instagram and students vote on who has better catalog. This Verzuz opponent’s Da Baby vs. Lil Baby.||Remote – Instagram|
|September 14, 2021, 8:00pm||Firebird Game Night||Kahoot! Trivia Night for Welcome Week||Hybrid – Student Lounge/Webex|
|September 17, 2021, 7:00pm||Virtual Movie Night||Movie: Premiere of Kate||Remote – Teleparty|
|September 23, 2021, 8:00pm||Firebird Get Down (Song Quiz)||Students must figure out the correct artist and song based on a 10-sec clip of the song that can start anywhere.||Remote – Webex|
|September 24, 2021, 7:00pm||Hispanic Heritage Month Latinx Dance Party||DJ Martin will play a mix of Latinx alternating from different Latino genres (Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, etc.). Watch for the socially distant students dancing in the background.||Hybrid – Instagram/Ballroom B|
|September 28, 2021, 6:00pm||Game Night||Scavenger Hunt Night. Participants will seek to gather a complete list in the quickest time possible.||Remote – Instagram|
|September 29, 2021, 8:00pm||Game Night||Kahoot Trivia Night||Hybrid – Instagram/Student Lounge|
|October 1, 2021, 4:00pm||What is Machismo? Discussion Panel||Professor Vilageliu-Diaz will educate Firebirds about Machismo in our society. There will have a short Q&A session with students in the last 15 min. of the program.||Remote – Webex|
|October 6, 2021, 7:00pm||Firebird Movie Night||Movie: Soul||Remote – Teleparty|
|October 8, 2021, 6:00pm||Firebird Game Night||Scavenger Hunt Night. Participants will seek to gather a complete list in the quickest time possible.||Remote – Instagram|
|October 18, 2021, 7:00pm||Firebird Game Night||Game: Deal or No Deal||Remote – Webex|
|October 22, 2021, 8:00pm||Firebird Poetry Slam:||Featuring the Black Ink Monks from Johnson C. Smith University||Hybrid – Student Lounge/Webex|
|November 3, 2021, 2:00pm||TEDxUDC: White Fragility||We will discuss the meaning of white fragility and how it affects people of color every day. The last 30 mins will be a discussion and Q&A session with the speaker and Firebirds. 15 students will receive a paperback copy of My Grandmother’s Hands before the event.||Remote – Webex|
|November 4, 2021, 8:00pm||Firebird Get Down (Versus)||Verzuz reimagines the DJ battles of hip-hop’s early days for the “one gotta go” set. The premise is simple: Two producers, singers, or songwriters have their songs played by our DJ live on Instagram and students vote on who has better catalog. This Verzuz opponents T.B.D.||Remote – Instagram|
|November 9, 2021, 6:00pm||Firebird Game Night||Scavenger Hunt Night. Participants will seek to gather a complete list in the quickest time possible.||Remote – Instagram|
|November 10, 2021, 7:00pm||Firebird Game Night||Kahoot Trivia Night||Hybrid – Instagram/Student Lounge|
|November 11, 2021, 5:00pm||Ted Talk Storytime||“Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are”. After the session is finished, a 15-minute question and answer session will be opened by the guest Instructor. The host will give a vote of thanks at the end of the session.||Remote – Webex|
|November 12, 2021,||Firebird Movie Night||Thi Mai Rumbo a Vietnam||Remote – Teleparty|
|November 17, 2021, 12:00am||Firebird Game Night||Deal or No Deal||Remote – Webex|
|November 19, 2021, 7:00pm||Firebird Get Down (Soundclash)||Two DJs from the same genres go head-to-head for 5 songs apiece rounds in the genre they choose to battle in. Vote for your favorite D.J. to win.||Remote – Instagram|
|November 30, 2021, 6:00pm||Virtual Sip & Paint Vision Board Pt. 2||Host or Guest Artist demonstrating examples of constructive vision boards via Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fresco.||Hybrid – Student Lounge/Webex|
|December 2, 2021, 7:00pm||Socially Distant Comedy Show||Hybrid – Ball Room/Instagram|
|December 3, 2021, 7:00pm||Firebird Movie Night||Cruella||Remote – Teleparty|