Starting Nov. 12, the Govs Programming Council held a first-time event called “GPC Week.”
The entire week, with the exception of Veterans’ Day, there was at least one activity for each day. This is the first time there has been a full week of GPC events. They built quite a reputation for themselves by hosting these activities.
GPC current president, Alexis Wofford, and Vice President, Lamar Talley, participated in the week’s activities but did not host events of their own.
“I feel like GPC Week went better than expected. It was our very first time ever having something like GPC Week with an event every day of the week and I say that we gained members from it, opportunities, and a chance to meet with people across the nation,” Wofford said.
“I think it went great. A lot of people came out to a lot of different events, it was very diverse.” Talley said.
On Nov. 13, GPC kicked off the week with International Night, an event where students get to sample food from several countries while enjoying musical performances and cultural dancing. GPC collaborated with APSU Study Abroad and International Exchange as well as the Hispanic Cultural Center to make this event happen. This event was held in the Memorial Health Building. Around 250 to 350 students were in attendance.
The next event the GPC held was ice skating.
Though the event was supposed to be held in the UC plaza, freezing rain on Wednesday evening forced the event to an indoor location. Students enjoyed a live DJ and hot chocolate while they ice skated.
On the evening of Nov. 15, GPC brought in a singing act known as Final Draft. The R&B performers were contestants on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2017. APSU students were fortunate enough to be able to witness them live. After the show, students were able to greet the members of Final Draft and take pictures with them.
The final event took place on Friday evening at Einstein’s Bros. held the GPC karaoke night. Students were able to have a good time watching each other perform their favorite songs. Karaoke is a big hit on campus for several student organizations. GPC was able to bring out many students as it is one of the biggest non-greek organizations on campus.
GPC is well-known for hosting entertainers, dancers and other performers on campus. In the past, the GPC has hosted musician Lucas Carpenter, model and activist Rain Dove, comedians Brandon T. Jackson and Billy Sorrells.
The next event that the GPC has planned is the Pre Cram Jam on Dec. 5 at 10:00 A.M.
This event will be in the UC Ballroom. It is described as a relaxing event to help alleviate the stress of studying for and taking finals. There will be free items given out during the event.
There are no restrictions on who may join the GPC. The GPC meetings take place on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. They are held weekly in room 103 of the Claxton Building. If you would like to participate in GPC, simply attend a meeting.