AS events highlight arts, culture, social issues

Submitted by gallagm7 on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 3:29pm


More than 23,000 people attended A.S. Productions events in 2011-12.

The 154 events included large concerts, film screenings, interactive entertainment events, speaker presentations, Viking Union Gallery art exhibitions and Underground Coffeehouse music and trivia events. 

Some examples:


VU Late Night: Fantasy Factory: During  fall welcome week, approximately 2,000 students enjoyed comedy, a hypnotist, dance party, interactive games, free food and prizes, all while meeting tons of new students and building community and interpersonal connections at the kick-off to the academic year.

Outdoor Film "Super 8": After Fall Convocation, A.S. Films hosted its major welcome event on the Communications Building Lawn where about 1,500 students came to enjoy the shared experience of a movie on an enormous inflatable screen under the stars.

Ra Ra Riot Concert: A.S. Pop Music kicked off the year with a free concert from this nationally touring act with about 1,250 attendees experiencing this excellent performance.

Pop Music Industry Conference: In winter quarter, A.S. Pop Music hosted the Third Annual Pop Music Industry Conference, bringing to campus dozens of professionals from the regional and local music scene to share advice on building career paths into the notoriously difficult-to-break-into field.

"The Buried Life" (A.S. Special Events speaker ) and "Fears Vs. Dreams" (suicide awareness/prevention exhibition in the VU Gallery): In collaboration with the A.S. club To Write Love On Her Arms, these two A.S. Productions offices created a very positive, interactive, and uplifting series of events featuring the young men from the hit MTV show, “The Buried Life,” in which the guys travel across the country helping the people they meet accomplish life goals or “bucket list” items.


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