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Union Board

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Courtney Pletcher '20

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cspletcher@​knox.edu

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What is Union Board?

The Knox College Union Board serves as the event planning organization on campus. Membership consists of Knox students. The organization is made up of six committees; Community and Games, Excursions, Comedy and Entertainment, Music and Expressions, Public Relations, and Special Events. Each committee puts on events throughout the term.

We're also famous for Flunk Day! Flunk Day is a Knox College tradition. One day each Spring Term, all classes are canceled and Knox is awakened early in the morning to celebrate all day! The Special Events Coordinator of Union Board selects a small committee of students to help plan Flunk Day in secret. They and the Union Board advisor plan a wonderful day full of activities, giveaways, and food for everyone to enjoy. The day is top secret, so if you want to guess which day it is, you'd better pay close attention to what's going on on campus. 

You can find us on Instagram @knoxcollegeub and Facebook @KnoxCollegeUB. You can also send us an email at knoxcollegeub@knox.edu. 

Virtual Term 

We know that this term is hard for everyone, so we've decided to put on some virtual events. Keep a close eye on your emails and our social media so you don't miss our events. We hope to see you all there!

Our Coordinators

Courtney Pletcher, Special Events Coordinator

Janie Sutherd, Operations Coordinator

Community and Games

Chairperson: Maddie Tucker

The Community & Games committee brings a variety of entertaining games and activities to the Knox community. We aim to bring our campus together through uniquely exciting events.

Last Term's Events:

  • Build-A-Bear
  • PB&J Cook-off
  • Casino Night
  • Paint Social

Comedy and Entertainment

Chairperson: Sanjana Sultana

The Comedy and Entertainment committee brings Knox students a variety of shows which are somewhat interactive such as hypnotists, comedians, etc. Our commitment is to bring fun shows on campus and bring the students most entertainment through those!

Last Term's Events:

  • Headphone disco 
  • Comedian Ian Lara

Excursions

Chairperson: Rassen Acharya

The Excursions committee organizes recreational trips to off campus locations for the students. The committee aims to provide a getaway option to relax and refresh during the term. 

Last Term's Events:

  • Ski Trip to Chestnut Mountain Resort
  • Ice Skating

Music and Expressions

Chairperson: Leah Aspinwall

The Music and Expressions committee brings musical groups to campus and organizes fun events for students to perform in. We aim to provide a space for everyone to express themselves through music, spoken word, poetry, or however; creativity is encouraged!

Last Term's Events:

  • Fall Fest -- Student performers signed up and performed on the Gizmo Stage as a Gizmo special was also provided.
  • Karaoke Night -- Students were able to sing solos or duets, or even musical ensemble pieces in Taylor Lounge.
  • ReVoiced -- Our committee brought an acapella group performed in Kresge Theater and wow’d us with their amazing vocal talent and cheerful personalities!
  • [Lincoln Fest -- An annual Spring Term event which brings a headliner in and has students sign up to perform on the Gizmo Patio. Snacks are often provided and dancing is encouraged!]

Public Relations

Chairperson: Kathryn Allee

You can thank the PR committee for the fun posters and social media presence! You can also find them tabling in Seymour Gallery or handing out UB merch at events. 

Last Term's Events:

  • Welcome Back Snacks
  • Snow Ball
  • Up to Snow Good Party

Special Events

The Special Events committee is led by the Special Events Coordinator. Only veteran members of Union Board are selected to be on this committee. 

Last Term’s Events:

  • Orientation Week Events
  • Midnight Breakfast Movie Night
  • Pause for Paws
  • Flunk Day
  • Trivia Night
  • Bingo Night

Interested in Joining Union Board?

We'd love to have you! Please reach out to our operations coordinator Janie (jrsutherd@knox.edu) for more information about applying. 



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