Club Column - Spring Event, Math Club
This week’s Club Column features the Spring Event Committee and the Math Club.
Spring Event Committee
Q: How many members does the Spring Event Committee have?
A: The committee has 29 members including two liaisons from the Student Government Association, and three Committee Chairs (Katie Chase, Matt Berry, and Josh Baer).
Q: How often does the committee meet as a group, and how early in the school year does the committee start planning the Spring Event?
A: The committee meets every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. and the group is usually formed in late October after the application process is complete.
Q: How does the committee come up with ideas for the Spring Event act, and what is ultimately the deciding factor?
A: The committee sent out two surveys via email last semester. The first survey outlined which genre the Fisher community would prefer for an upcoming show, which led to a master list that included over 60 potential artists that the committee thought matched the survey feedback. After voting based on price, genre, and artist popularity, the committee narrowed it to 15 total artists ? five country, five hip-hop, and five pop bands. The second survey, which was sent to the entire campus, allowed students to vote for their top choices from the list of 15 artists. The committee received over 1,500 survey responses.
Q: Was Phillip Phillips the obvious choice for this year? What other acts were considered? Who has the committee brought to campus in the past?
A: Phillip Phillips was consistently one of the top survey results. Lee Brice and 2 Chainz were also two of the favorites. After further investigating, the committee’s agent determined that 2 Chainz was asking well more than the budget would allow, and Lee Brice's performance at Blue Cross Arena on March 1 would complicate the committee’s efforts to bring him to Fisher’s Spring Event. In the past, the committee has hosted Matt Nathanson, Sammy Adams, Gym Class Heroes, Louis Black, and Sum 41.
Q: What is the committee most looking forward to at this year’s Spring Event?
A: The committee works very hard from the beginning and likes to put on a show that many Fisher students are excited about. The committee as a whole puts in so much effort and planning throughout the school year to ensure that it is the best show possible. Seeing the end result and knowing that Fisher students enjoyed the show is what it is all about!
The crowd at the 2012 Spring Event.
Q: How can people contact the committee for more information?
A: There are several ways to contact Spring Event for more information. Email one of the chairs directly (Katie Chase, Josh Baer, or Matt Berry), or email SpringEvent@sjfc.edu. The committee is also on Facebook (www. Facebook.com/SpringEvent) and Twitter (@SJFCSpringEvent). People can also find information on the Spring Event website.
Q: What exactly does the Math Club do?
A: The Math Club meets once a month to discuss upcoming math conferences, plan events, and play games. All majors are welcome!
Q: What are some of the biggest events the club is involved in every year?
A: This semester, the club took a trip to New York City along with the Physics Club and Chemistry Club. And the club is currently planning an event for Pi Day in March.
Q: How does the entire student body benefit from your work?
A: The club works to post and promote information about internships or other career opportunities in the field in hopes that students would benefit and find a fit for what they are looking to do.
Q: How can people contact the Math Club for more information?
A: For more information, email Elif Evyapan or Rachael Kline, co-presidents. The club also has a bulletin board by Pioch 106 with information on meetings and other events.
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