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SAC, CAC announce semester events

Carl J. Bachus | Culture Editor

As Pittsburg State prepares for the 2013 spring semester, the Campus Activities Center and Student Activities Council have announced a variety of events sure to keep students entertained for the next few months. In addition to campus staples like Oval Time and the SAC Movie Series, students will be treated to a medley of events ranging from theatrical performances to political debates like “Heads vs. Feds.”
“Heads vs. Feds is the program that will knock people out of the water this semester,” said Jeanine Kunshek, SAC chairwoman of issues and ideas.
The program is a live debate between the editor-in-chief of High Times Magazine and a New York Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) veteran, who each argue for different sides of the legalization of marijuana issue.

Anna Kendrick in the 2012 hit comedy "Pitch Perfect," showing in the U-Club starting Jan. 30.

Anna Kendrick in the 2012 hit comedy “Pitch Perfect,” showing in the U-Club starting Jan. 30.

“While controversial, this is a great program to knock out the myths that each side of the argument uses,” Kunshek said. “When you walk away, you’ll be better informed about a hot topic issue that America will face sooner or later.”
The Campus Activities Center has invited the American Shakespeare Center to perform “Twelfth Night” and percussive dance troupe Step Afrika! to perform as a part of the CAC Performing Arts & Lecture series on Feb. 19 and March 14 respectively.
“Step Afrika! showcases a variety of dance styles, ranging from tribal dances to the contemporary,” said Eva Sager, CAC coordinator.

Campus mainstays like Spring Fling will return alongside the newer events. “Around the World” will serve as this year’s Spring Fling theme.
“We’re going to have a lot of different food venues out there (in the Lindburg Plaza),” said Jessica Leone, SAC club entertainment chairwoman. “There’s going to be a lot of food that you can walk around with, that you don’t necessarily have to sit down.”

Leone also revealed that the band Lost in Atlantis will perform a special glow-in-the-dark concert at the Parrot Bey banquet hall on March 27.
The University Club in the Overman Student Center will feature the usual fare such as the monthly open mic and karaoke nights and the Crimson and Gold Ballroom will house a performance by up and coming comedian Andy Hendrickson on Feb. 12.

Zachery Whitesell, freshman in electrical engineering, climbs his way up on one of the many inflatable games at the carnival during the Spring Fling in 2011.

Zachery Whitesell, freshman in electrical engineering, climbs his way up on one of the many inflatable games at the carnival during the Spring Fling in 2011.

Due to campus response to screening Disney’s “Pocahontas” during Native American History Month last semester, SAC may be planning to co-sponsor another film with another on-campus organization.
“We haven’t made any decision on exactly what month we will be co-sponsoring,” said Ashley Cross, SAC visual arts chairwoman, “but a decision will be made at the next meeting.”

Cross also said that PSU students should definitely plan on attending the upcoming “Burg Film Festival.”
“This festival will consist of 12-minute short films that were made by our very own Pittsburg State students,” Cross said. “The event will be held at 8 p.m. April 5 at the Colonial Fox Theatre in downtown Pittsburg.”

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