This Friday, January 22, at the HUB-Robeson Center the Student Programming Association (SPA) will have their very first SPA Day. Starting at noon and continuing through Late Night, SPA Day promises a variety of activities that you won’t want to miss.
“We are providing very diverse acts that also reach a bigger audience,” says Kimmie Williams, the Lectures Chair of SPA.
The idea for SPA Day began to come together during last semester. “We’ve been planning this event in some form or another for some time now,” says Christian Anderson, the Late Night committee chair. He continued saying that “acts were finalized by mid December.”
The Noontime committee, which is led by Joey Niedziejko, will begin the day with the Noontime Concert Series, featuring the band, Waverunner. The Entertainment committee will then, “provide novelty events such as ‘Lucky Bamboo’ and Specialty Street signs from 1-4 p.m.,” says Williams.
The Distinguished Speaker Series, headed by Williams, is then scheduled to present the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky. “He will be talking about censorship and the power of art,” says Williams, who also said there will be a book signing following the lecture.
“[Chbosky] was also very excited to come speak at PSU,” says Anderson. He went on to say that Chbosky has wanted to give a lecture here for a while now.
“We expect Stephen Chbosky to increase attendance as we keep the events rolling throughout the day,” says Niedziejko.
SPA Day will conclude at 10 p.m. during Late Night with the headliner, Logic, performance.
The first ever SPA Day is anticipated to be a success. “We are planning to make SPA Day an annual event,” says Williams. She went on to say that future days will occur in the spring semester to get students excited about everything SPA will offer in the year to come.
“The day should be a blast for students as they get to experience a wide range of what SPA does for everyone on campus,” says Niedziejko.
SPA wants to emphasize that student feed back is very important for the continuation of future SPA Days. They hope SPA Day will become a major event for the students at PSU for years to come. “We can only hope that they enjoy attending the events as much as we enjoyed planning them,” says Anderson.