|UPB to host weekend foam party and disco|
|Written by Jennifer Novoseletsky, Daily Vidette Reporter|
|Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:05|
ISU’s first official weekend of the 2012-13 school year is approaching, so the University Program Board is celebrating with its annual First Weekend program on Friday and Saturday.
Starting at 7 p.m. and running through 11 p.m., the first night on Friday will have a foam party open to all students, Andrew Seketa, UPB president, said.
“We’re serving food and there will be a couple of informational tables from different departments around campus,” Seketa said. “It’s a great way to come out and find your red alert pass or get information about Greek life.”
Papa John’s pizza and other food will be provided, and there will be music to accompany the foam party.
According to Seketa, if the weather refuses to cooperate, the foam party will be moved to the Circus Room in the Bone Student Center.
In addition, there will be free giveaways at the information tables and glow sticks will be handed out during the event.
After a fun Friday night, students can come out for another UPB hosted night from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Located in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center, this night will feature a headphone disco.
“There [are] two DJs and everyone is wearing wireless headphones and you can switch back and forth between the two DJs so the party is almost in your head,” he said.
Saturday night also has an alternative event to the headphone disco — extreme indoor laser tag.
“The laser tag, which we’re having an outside vendor come and set up, [is similar to] a full-on laser tag room so it will be a large set up,” Seketa explained.
Accompanying the weekend festivities are games such as bags, he added.
According to Seketa, each year the First Weekend program has a different theme. The Executive Board is choosing to kick off First Weekend with a college theme this year in hopes to have a large turnout within the two days.
“It’s kind of like a cool in the dark kind of feel,” Seketa said.
The college theme is one that has been utilized in the past with a heavy turnout because students like options for activities throughout the room or the area the event is being held, Seketa explained.
In the past, more than 500 students have attended the First Weekend program.
First Weekend is free and it is encouraged for ISU students to attend and refrain from drinking alcohol.
“It’s a fun time and a great opportunity to come out and meet people,” Seketa said.
For more information about UPB’s First Weekend, visit their Facebook page.
To get a feel for headphone disco, visit www.headphonedisco.com.