The University Program Board (UPB)

UPB is a student-led programming organization on the campus of St. Cloud State. It is made up of student leaders that plan events for the entire student body. UPB provides programs and activities that are entertaining, educational, and diverse that complement college experience at St. Cloud State University.

Programs and events include Atwood After Dark, Blizzardshack Block Party, Huskypalooza, live entertainment such as bands, comedians, hypnotists, magicians, weekly Atwood Movie Nights, Late Skates at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, Open Mic Nights and so much more!

University Program Board Public Events

Atwood Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur
Saturday, February 13, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Atwood Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur
Sunday, February 14, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Open Mic Night
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Quarry

Open Mic Night will take place at the Atwood Quarry. You are welcome to sing, dance, act, do stand up, or poetry. It is a time for students to socialize and have fun. Sign up at the door with a valid SCSU ID.

Spoken Word: Jon Goode
Thursday, February 18, 2016 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theater

The University Program Board will be hosting spoken word artist Jon Goode in the Atwood Memorial Center Theater at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th.  The event is free for St. Cloud State students with a valid student id.  

Emmy Nominee and HBO Def Poet Jon Goode hails from Richmond, Virginia but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past decade Jon has performed his unique brand of comedic and life-affirming poetry at colleges and universities all over the nation, and venues both domestic and abroad. He is currently one of the featured artists in the sold out Passion and Poetry concert series that features some of the top rated poets and spoken word artists in the nation. Jon has been blessed to be a repeat featured act on Russell Simmons' HBO Def Poetry Jam and to have his highly acclaimed work published in print ads by Nike and in several magazines and periodicals nationwide. His work has also been featured in radio commercials for McDonalds and in television commercials and interstitials for TVLand/Nick @ Nite. Jon's work with Nick @ Nite earned him an Emmy nomination along with the Promax Gold award for best copyright in June 2006. Poetry Slam Incorporated ranks Jon Goode as one of the top poets in the nation due to his 3rd place finish at the national poetry slam competition in August 2006.

As a national award winning performance poet, Jon has been privileged to share the stage with Jamie Foxx, Mos Def, Kanye West, Tommy Davidson, Will Downing, Kindred, Ledisi, Roy Ayers, Common, Amiri Baraka, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Kim Fields, The Last Poets and many other talented poets, comedians and performers. Jon represents a refreshing change-up to traditional performance poetry, and has established himself as one of the most influential and positive voices in the African American community. Jon's laid back blend of humor and levity have propelled his career and made him one of the most highly awarded, celebrated and most sought after talents of our generation.

 

Atwood Movie Night: The Big Short
Thursday, February 18, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: The Big Short

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Atwood Movie Night: The Big Short
Friday, February 19, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: The Big Short

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Atwood Movie Night: The Big Short
Friday, February 19, 2016 (10:30 PM - 11:45 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: The Big Short

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Atwood Movie Night: The Big Short
Saturday, February 20, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: The Big Short

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Atwood Movie Night: The Big Short
Sunday, February 21, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: The Big Short

Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs. An errant telephone call to FrontPoint Partners gets this information into the hands of Mark Baum, an idealist who is fed up with the corruption in the financial industry. Baum and his associates, who work at an arms length under Morgan Stanley, decide to join forces with Vennett despite not totally trusting him. In addition to Burry's information, they further believe that most of the mortgages are overrated by the bond agencies, with the banks collating all the sub-prime mortgages under AAA packages. Charlie Geller and Jamie Shipley, who are minor players in a $30 million start-up garage company called Brownfield, get a hold of Vennett's prospectus on the matter. Wanting in on the action but not having the official clout to play, they decide to call an old "friend", retired investment banker Ben Rickert, to help out. All three of these groups work on the premise that the banks are stupid and don't know what's going on, while for them to win, the general economy has to lose, which means the suffering of the general investor who trusts the financial institutions. That latter aspect may not sit well with Baum. Some of these assumptions may be incorrect and may be far more manipulative than they could have ever imagined, which in turn may throw curves into the process.

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Celebrate Husky Spirit Challenge: Lip Sync Battle
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location: Ritsche Auditorium

Are your lip synching skills as good as the celebrities on Jimmy Fallon?  Are you willing to swing on a wrecking ball like Anne Hathaway?  Then make sure to gather your team to compete in the biggest lip sync battle in Central Minnesota!  This competition will be based off of the battles they compete in on Jimmy Fallon where teams will pick their own song and routines, to take home the first place SCSU Lip Sync Battle Title! 

Teams will be judged on knowledge of the lyrics, performances, and appearance on stage.  Chosen songs must be appropriate and if are deemed inappropriate will not be able to compete.  Teams will go one at a time and provide the music they will be using on the night of the battle by February 19th at 5:00p.m. to the UPB Signature Events Coordinator, or delivered to the UPB Office in the Atwood Memorial Center.

Participation requires pre-registration at https://stcloudstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RLdEDQ0jntIjjL however the event is open to the public for viewing. 

Celebrate Husky Spirit Challenge: Mocktail Wars
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

A spin-off of the popular TV show “Cupcake Wars,” this event sponsored by UChoose will allow teams to unleash their creativity while creating a “Mocktail” with a variety of ingredients that will be provided, but there’s a catch! Teams will be allowed to “sabotage” each other by stealing or replacing important ingredients and wagering points to buy additional items to make the best Mocktail! Nobody wants olives in their Mocktarita….

Participation in event requires pre-registration at https://stcloudstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RLdEDQ0jntIjjL however the event is open to the public for viewing. 

Atwood Movie Night: Creed
Thursday, February 25, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: Creed

 

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen....

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Celebrate Husky Spirit Challenge: Human Battleship
Thursday, February 25, 2016 (8:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Location: Hallenbeck Hall

You won’t hear any “B3’s” in this game of battleship! Team members will compete inside a real life “battleship” that will be provided to them in a cut-throat game where the team’s goal is to sink other team’s ships (and not be sunk!). Teams should provide their own swimwear as well as materials to throw water in other teams ship and remove water from their own (i.e. floaties, buckets, etc.). When launching your attack, you’ll need to watch your back! You never know who could sneak up and sink your ship…

Teams can come prepared with their own tools to sink other team’s canoes.  There will be one tool allotted to each of the team members inside the canoe. 

Partipation in the event requires pre-registration at https://stcloudstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RLdEDQ0jntIjjL however the event is open to the public for viewing. 

Atwood Movie Night: Creed
Friday, February 26, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: Creed

 

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen....

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00

Atwood Movie Night: Creed
Friday, February 26, 2016 (10:30 PM - 11:45 PM)

Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Now playing in the Atwood Theatre: Creed

 

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen....

 

Atwood Movie Nights are FREE to students at St. Cloud State. Every weekend during the school year a movie that has not been released on DVD is shown in the Atwood

SCSU Faculty/Staff Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students Free with SCSU ID
Non-Students 3.00