Throughout the year there are many events that are provided to students to relieve the stress of the school year. One organization on campus that is led by students focuses on bringing entertainment to campus.
The Campus Activity Board is known for their activities they bring to the student body, especially for the main concert in the fall.
Sammie Dlugosh and Keith Hurly are the co-overalls of CAB and work as a team to be the student leaders of the organization. Dlugosh focuses on recruitment and membership and Hurly is in charge of event and event planning.
“We try to bring as (many) opportunities for students outside of classes, so at least most of them we try to do free of charge; the exception being the big concert,” Hurly said.
CAB announced last week that they are bringing Vince Staples to perform at the Sanford Coyotes Sports Center on Oct. 16.
CAB is able to provide students with activities and events through the student activity fee every student pays. Besides the main concert in the Dakotadome, CAB puts on Crafting with CAB in the Muenster University Center, small concerts in downtown Vermillion, comedians, magicians, hypnotists and more.
Hurly says that the organization finds it important to look at student feedback after events.
“It’s kind of our job to interpret that and see what we’re able to offer,” Hurly said.
The executive board of CAB is only eight members and the rest of the members are called “cabbies.” These members are newer to the organization and help set up and tear down for events.
Dlugosh believes more membership from the student body would benefit CAB. You can join CAB on USD Involved
“I feel the more members we have involved the more we have an idea of what the general population of the campus wants to have,” Dlugosh said.
Cabbies give feedback to the executive board, and that will influence future events the organization will put on. Feedback is one of the aspects the board looks at when trying to plan an event.
“We’ll look at past experiences, we’ll see how they went, what the student turnout was, and then we’ll also maybe analyze any things that could poke holes in (the plan),” Hurly said.
CAB also says Twitter and Facebook are good places to find feedback from students.
The group also partners with other student organizations to help boost their programs as well. Two groups that have successfully partnered with CAB are the Center for Diversity and Community and Coyote Crazies.
Dlugosh says partnering up with other organizations is beneficial to CAB.
“I think it’s just cool to collaborate with different things on campus, that opens so many different opportunities (for) future projects,” Dlugosh said.