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Student Activities

Fall SaukFest
August 31, 2016
11:30a - 1:30p
E/W Malls & Gym
Welcome to the fall semester event. Whether in a student organization, or just a student looking to find ways to get involved, this event should definitely be a part of your schedule on August 31st! Informational Fair, Music, Food, Inflatable Games & Fun will be available!
Sones de Mexico Ensemble
September 19, 2016
12:30p - 1:30p
East Mall
A two-time GRAMMY™ Nominated group that has shown there is so much more to Mexican music than mariachi. Through the years, the ensemble has amassed a large collection of folk musical instruments representative of Mexico’s diverse local cultures and a talented team of multi-instrumentalist musicians. Their diverse repertoire is rich in colors, textures and rhythms. They have recorded six studio albums and have appeared at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Millennium Park and the Getty Museum, among other prestigious performance venues. Bring family and friends to enjoy a great hour of music!
“Sex and the Law” by C.L. Lindsay
September 21, 2016
7:00p - 8:00p
Mathis Theatre
Sex has as much to do with avoiding violence as it does with finding a soul mate. This program covers both sides of the equation. Rape (including date rape & statutory rape), stalking, sexual abuse, & domestic abuse will all be discussed - what constitutes each crime, penalties for each, how to report an incident, and strategies for avoiding victimization.
Fall Leadership Conference "Live Life Outside the Zone!" by Bobby Audley
September 23, 2016
9:00a - 2:00p
We all have a zone of comfort in our life. Students who are successful and happy in all aspects of college and life, consistently Live Life Outside the Zone. Come learn how to overcome that specific thing that prevents you from achieving your full potential and being fully engaged in college life. Define Your Direction and Become an Effective Leader!
Tristan Bushman Concert
September 26, 2016
12:30p - 1:30p
A contestant on the farewell season of American Idol, Bushman comes from a musical family and has been performing since age 5. In 2015, he released his first album, “Heartwood.” Tristan is a local singer/songwriter from Ashton, IL who performs 40+ shows a year, along with juggling school and sports. He performs folky/pop acoustic songs, whenever and wherever he can!
Tana Matz Concert
October 05, 2016
12:30p - 1:30p
Tana is a new and upcoming singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a very fresh country/pop style that has her wowing every crowd. Her fun and bubbly personality brings a certain dynamic to the stage that allows her to please any crowd. Tana has had the opportunity to perform alongside Mumford and Sons and John Rich.
Drew Dawson Concert
November 02, 2016
12:30p - 1:30p
Drew is a local singer/songwriter from Dixon, IL. Performing since the age of 9, music has always been a deeply rooted passion of hers. Covering many pop songs with a soul punch, RnB vocals and growing up with many soulful influences she would classify herself as pop/soul artist.
Mentalist Christopher Carter
November 17, 2016
7:00p - 8:30p
Mathis Theatre
Carter is recognized as one of the world’s greatest “mind-readers.” What he does is hard to describe. He has no special powers, he’s just in the business of freaking people out. In his own words, he makes his living PLAYING WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S MINDS. He is notorious for reading and revealing the thoughts of audience members, but don’t worry, he won’t reveal any embarrassing information…unless it’s funny.