By: Stephanie Garza
SAN ANTONIO- Things got a little tipsy Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018 as Our Lady of the Lake members poured into the Providence Hall West Social Room for a beginning of the Spring semester event called Tipsy Canvas. The free event, put on by the Saints Productions Board, gave OLLU members an opportunity to have a fun evening with friends while they sipped wine and created their own painting. Tipsy Canvas provided its participants with paint supplies, aprons and their own easel so they could take their glow in the dark masterpieces home. Participants followed step-by-step instructions from a Tipsy Canvas art instructor.
Although the Tipsy Canvas event has passed, students and faculty can look forward to an exciting semester of events the SPB has planned. President of SPB, Stefanie Fairweather said that some of those events include restarting the Life Hacks event which takes place once a month in Sister Annie B’s Cafeteria during community hour. This event is for anyone who may be interested in learning about some essential hacks for managing college life. SPB will also start some new events including “SPB’s Turn up Tuesday” where they will host different, bi-weekly events. Fairweather said SPB will use the events to get “more engaged with the students and to promote our other events,” like the upcoming Black Panther movie night on Feb. 20th, 2018. Also one of SPB’s most famous events, “Black Coffee No Sugar, No Cream” will take place on Feb. 27th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Providence Hall West Social Room. Fairweather said this is a free, open mic event for students “who want to share their talents or those who want to enjoy some poetry.”
Fairweather said that these events are usually planned out in the summer and that Student Executive Leaders in the Student Leadership & Development Office are hired in May and work throughout the summer to create all events for the school year. As a student and future event planner herself, Fairweather said “I love what I do in the Student Leadership & Development Office! It is beyond important to host events for students & faculty, it brings the fun to campus!” SPB believes it’s important to have these events but a lot goes into planning, setting up, and tearing down each event. SPB gets asked to host multiple events around campus so it’s important to understand that event planning takes a lot of time. “The bigger the event the more time we need,” said Fairweather.
SPB often determines what types of events to host by networking with other universities to see what students are interested in. Fairweather said that while SPB gets most of the ideas from faculty and staff, students can call the SLD office or email SPB at email@example.com to submit any event ideas they have.