Ohio Union Activities Board
Phone: (614) 292-3117
Ohio Union Room #2098
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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2017 - 2018 Executive Board
President - Pavan Peketi
Vice President - Dani Espinoza
Director of Operations - Katie Dziabis
Co-Directors of Marketing - Laura Juberg & Nicky Stewart
Comedy - Joe Rechenmacher
There are infinite ways to make people laugh. From television shows to stand-up, the Comedy Committee explores and brings diverse, hilarious acts to campus to foster smiles and unstoppable hilarity. From Louis C.K. to Will Ferrell, the comedy committee has brought some of the best acts around that have left students crying with laughter, even extending into the realms of TV with stars from Parks and Recreation and The League.
Concerts - Ian Montague
The Concert Committee is a group of individuals with a passion for both music and the music industry. We put on a variety of shows, ranging from audiences to tens, hundreds and thousands. Check out Live Music in Woody's or join us for a large outdoor concert. There's something for every music fan. Past artists include Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Krewella, Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Childish Gambino, Trace Adkins, Skrillex, Mac Miller, The Band Perry, J.Cole, Weezer, and many more!
Collaborative Events - Danielle Diersing
The Collaborative Events Committee works with other student organizations and departments at Ohio State to bring diverse and exciting events to campus. Collaborative Events include concerts, lectures, special events, and a wide array of non-traditional programs. It is the goal of the Collaborative Events Committee to create working relationships throughout the Ohio State community and to create events not currently being planned by the other OUAB committees.
Graduate/Professional - Corey Wallace
The Graduate & Professional Student Programming Committee plans programs specifically with the graduate and professional student in mind. They range from enhancing a student's academic life, with programs about time management or writing grants, to social programs like our monthly happy hours or speed dating. We also recognize the numerous students who are parents (or are just kids at heart) with our Family Fun series. Overall we work to recognize the different needs of graduate and professional students to connect them to what the University has to offer.
Humanties - Krupa Upadhyay
The Humanities committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board focuses on social change and those persons who are social change agents, doing work now for the impact of those down the road. Essentially, the Humanities committee is interested in putting on events that surround the concept of change and how trailblazers of change influence the world.The director of this committee also oversees the production of the Dates and Data planner task force which is responsible for creating the OSU student planner. For 60 years, the Dates and Data task force has been responsible for designing and compiling the entire planner, seeking advertisers, working with a publishing company, and selling the finished planner to bookstores and other businesses around campus. We are always looking for students to help out with design, photos, advertising, quotes, sales and more!
Lectures - Ellie Montenegro
The Lectures Committee plans events that are entertaining and interactive – definitely not your typical classroom experience. We strive to bring a diverse variety of speakers including celebrities, athletes, and experts whose experiences will give you new insights into our world. Our events reflect varying formats such as lectures, moderated discussions, debates, and often include an opportunity for students to ask their own questions. We have brought speakers from all areas including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nicholas Sparks, and Anderson Cooper, as well as Olympians Ryan Lochte, Aly Raisman, and Kerri Walsh. It’s time for you to join the conversation!
Special Events - Austi Jasinski
Special Events is the OUAB committee that does all that and more. Whatever the other committees don’t cover, we do! We put on an array of events, from a fashion show, to a dance party to crafts on the oval. Typically events we plan have an interactive element that allows you to come out and do something fun, free of charge. Whether it is a motivational speaker or a night of magic, our missions is to promote diverse events that everyone can enjoy. You never know what Special Events will do next!
Visual & Fine Arts - Jess Hoopengardner
The Visual and Fine Arts Committee is inspired by the different facets of the art world. We plan events for the student body that highlight art, film, and other creative mediums. This includes movie showings every Wednesday with our Flicks For Free series and the traditional Movie On The Oval (MOTO). Additionally, we also have brought recent events such as the Vitamin String Quartet, Style Your Soles--a way to get creative with TOMS shoes, STOMP, Nick Offerman, Tim Gunn and many more!
OUAB Advisors - Teneshia Arnold, Ally Roat, and Quantá Taylor
Graduate Administrative Associates - Kaylee Hartman, and Pierrie Jefferson