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Spring 2016 Student Activities

Comedian Michael Issac
February 11, 2016
7:00p
Mathis Theatre
Michael is a comedian in every sense of the word. As a stand-up comedian, Michael Headlines at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago and made his stand-up comedy television debut on Nick Jr’s “NickMom Night Out.” He has commercials airing on television and online for Sears, Kmart, and Cox Communications. He has also co-starred on Chicago Fire and was featured in a Nick Cannon music video! Michael is becoming a favorite on campuses in every region.
Spring Leadership Conference by Melissa Ruiz
February 26, 2016
9:00a
1K4
Melissa considers herself a “student lifer,” having worked in higher education since she was in college. She obtained her MSW from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and is also a certified personal trainer. Melissa loves to give that “Swift Kick” students need and the Dance Floor Theory will be the focus of her program. The program will provide students a new model for creating community which will help them stay connected and engaged.
Blood Drive
February 29, 2016
9:00a
East Mall
Blood Drive Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. Please become a volunteer donor!
Comedian Derrick Knopsnyder
March 17, 2016
7:00p
Mathis Theatre
Derrick has been entertaining people his entire life. He officially made his start doing stand-up comedy after his freshman year in college and since then Derrick has become one of the fastest rising comedians in Pittsburgh. Derrick uses his boyish charm and quick wit to connect with audiences all over, but it’s his awkwardness that keeps them laughing, making him a fan favorite wherever he takes the stage. As a recent college graduate he is able to use his experiences as a student to entertain college students in a hilarious way. This is one comic you don’t want to miss!
Mitch Clark in Concert
April 06, 2016
12:30p
Cafeteria
Virginia native, Mitch Clark, never even sang or touched an instrument while growing up. Someone handed him a guitar, "Learn to play it, and sing with it." Mitch did just that and has never looked back. In his first year in the college market, Mitch brought home three major awards, APCA's 2014 National Male Solo Performer of the Year, APCA's 2014 National Entertainer of the Year, and Campus Activity Magazine's Fastest Rising Star! His voice, charm, and ear for tasteful melodies and mashups, has been turning heads all over the country.
“Yes, You Can!” by Lloyd Bachrach
April 13, 2016
12:30p
East Mall
An educational and motivational presentation by Lloyd Bachrach – Lloyd was born with a rare congenital bone deficiency which left his legs unusually short. In spite of his challenge, he never let anything slow him down. He was champion gymnast throughout high school and college and in 1996 was named to the USA Paralympic Sit Volleyball team. Let Lloyd’s story inspire you! Attend this event and walk away feeling empowered!
Student Leadership Awards Banquet
April 22, 2016
5:30p
Cafeteria
A time to honor our students’ and student organizations’ accomplishments. (By invitation only)