This week I’d like to talk about one of my positions in the USC Undergraduate Student Government. Last April I applied to be a part of the Academic Culture Assembly as a part of the program board for undergraduate students. I became extremely interested in the position after
volunteering to work at the TEDxTrousdale event; an all student run “TED Talk” specifically for USC students. I am extremely excited to start working on other events this year including our first major event: Beyond Books on October 7th. This event is basically a formal dinner with USC professors where you get the chance to talk to them about research, class, or whatever really crosses your mind. It’s an amazing networking event and a great chance to meet the faculty.
Another responsibility of my position is to program my own event, which I am currently working on and extremely excited about! The mission of ACA is to promote interdisciplinary studies, so I am currently scheduling an event, tentatively for early November, where students can see a mash up between spoken word poetry and cinematography. We’re aiming to promote performance arts, writing, and film in an interesting combination. I’m currently working on having a National Slam Poet perform at the event; stay tuned for more information in the following weeks!
Lastly I’d like to talk about the event I went to on Monday… Elton John Goes Back To School! This was by far one of the best concerts I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending, and it was right in campus at Bovard Auditorium. This was only the second time Sir Elton John had performed at a university, and the first time he had ever performed at an American university (he also performed at his alma mater, London Royal College of Music). I’m really looking forward to what else program board has in store! They still haven’t released who will be headlining our conquest concert, but I’m sure it will be a day to remember!