Student Programming Board plans busy weekend

Thanks to the Student Programming Board, this weekend will be filled with fun, free events on campus, including a concert, a tailgate and a late-night pancake breakfast.

Dead Tree Duo, an acoustic rock band from Austin, will be playing at the Miller Fountain from 9:30 to 11 p.m. tonight.

“Their music features a cello and a guitar, so it has a really cool mellow sound. I’m really excited for them to come to campus,” said sophomore Eliza Grady, an international studies and philosophy major and executive of concerts for SPB.

Free hot chocolate will be available during the concert, and picnic blankets will be given out to the first 50 attendees.

“What we’re going for is a picnic atmosphere. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own food and drinks and maybe a blanket, and it should be just a nice relaxing evening,” Grady said.

Tomorrow, SPB will also host a tailgate on Prassel Lawn for the football game against Southwestern University from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We’re going to have a DJ from Holtz Entertainment, two henna artists, and we will be grilling food on site,” said Laura Kalb, a senior sociology major and director of SPB.

The menu will include hamburgers (Boca burgers upon request), hot dogs, baked beans and potato chips.

SPB hopes students will come to the tailgate and show their support for Trinity’s football team.

“We’re doing our best to promote the last home football game of the regular season,” Kalb said.

In addition to these events, SPB will also host a pancake breakfast tomorrow night in the Skyline Room from 10 to 11:40 p.m. Free pancakes with all kinds of toppings will be available, and a pancake decoration contest will be held.

Events like these are what SPB is all about.

“The vision of SPB is to unify Trinity’s community through accessible fun and upholding Trinity traditions,”  Kalb said.

The events also provide fun alternatives for students on campus.

“It’s easy and accessible fun for people at Trinity that can’t go off campus,” said junior Karishma Phansalkar, a business and biology major and the social media chair for SPB.

This semester, SPB has been changing the number and type of events they host.

“We’re trying to make events bigger and bring in cooler artists and comedians. We’re going through a lot of changes, and next semester we expect to be a lot different,” Phansalkar said.

These changes are aimed to improve SPB and what the organization brings to Trinity.

“It allows us to be more creative with the budget and ideas we do for Trinity’s campus. As years go on, we hope to have more collaboration with other organizations and bring a strong Trinity identity to events,” Grady said.

So far, students have had positive reactions to the changes.

“Saturdays in Skyline has seen its share of successes this semester”“maybe not as much as we would have enjoyed, but that is what happens with a new series. For every student that attends an event, they enjoy the experience,” Kalb said.

For more information about upcoming events or how to get involved with SPB, contact Laura Kalb at [email protected] or Rebecca Bovio at [email protected]