UPC to travel to Boston for national conference

Ben Hopper, Union Program Council (UPC) program advisor, will travel with UPC student Kaitlyn Rogers and Alexis Turner, UPC community co-chairs, to the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) 2014 National Convention February 15-19 in Boston.

Rogers, junior in human resource management, and Turner, junior in marketing, were selected to attend the conference by the UPC executive committee. The convention provides a variety of opportunities. With approximately 90 music, comedy, variety acts and lecturers all being represented, schools can program all campus entertainment needs while saving money. More than 170 exhibitors will attend to offer entertainment, products and services while educational sessions and featured speakers will cover a wide range of topics including professional development, student affairs programming and diversity.

Hopper serves on the regional conference planning committee as the showcase selection coordinator for NACA's central region conference in October. Singer songwriters, comedians, bands, hypnotists, speakers, novelty acts and more submit applications electronically. The committee then select performers from those applications to showcase at the regional conference in October in Arlington, Tex.

NACA advances campus activities through a business and learning partnership, creating opportunities for students and members. The organization is a recognized leader in higher education for providing members with innovative practices an access to programs that support campus engagement. NACA now has more than 950 college and university members and over 550 associate members who represent artists, lecturers and performers.

To learn more about NACA, visit naca.org. For more information and a complete list of all UPC activities, visit the UPC website or call the UPC office 785-532-6571.