Student Union Board applications available

Briana Haguewood

For students interested in a leadership position on the 2011-2012 Student Union Board, applications are now available.

The Student Union Board is a student-run program stationed in the Memorial Union that plans and executes activities and entertainment around Iowa State’s campus throughout the year. SUB coordinates multicultural and awareness events as well as programs ranging from comedy shows and Maintenance Shop concerts to films, lectures and art exhibits.

“From a participant perspective, SUB offers such a wide variety of activities and events that it’s impossible for someone not to find something they like,” said George Micalone, director of Student Activities. “And the skills that you gain from participating are very rewarding and transferable; they will set anyone up to be successful in career goals and other involvement.”

Any student with an interest in applying for the SUB planning board must do so by March 21. Applications can be found online on the Student Union Board website or in print. Twelve director positions are available, including: president, vice president, films, Maintenance Shop, multicultural, awareness, fine arts, performing arts, Varieties producer, special events, vice president for public relations and vice president for finance.

Denton Patrick, senior in biochemistry and this year’s SUB Varieties producer, will be overseeing the application process. Having been involved with the Student Union Board for three years, he found the experience to be rewarding.

“It’s a really unique opportunity in that you do the planning for events, but then you also get to directly see the impact,” Patrick said. “You’re able to enjoy them. You don’t get that with a lot of other involvement opportunities.”

Patrick encourages students of all majors to apply.

“You aren’t going to regret the opportunities that you seize, just the ones you missed out on,” Patrick said. “You won’t look back in a year and regret doing this.”