Committees

Committees

The Spotlight Programs Board (SPB) is composed of eleven active programming committees and the student-run Cinefest Film Theater, all of which work toward the continual fulfillment of our mission statement. Each entity is responsible for the planning and execution of quality programs; however, the Membership Committee and Marketing Committee function primarily as support for the entire board. Spotlight is a part of the Division of Student Affairs. If you would like to be a part of the Spotlight Programs Board’s Executive Board, there will be director applications available each spring semester, so please be on the lookout! Feel free to stop by the office if you have any questions concerning the application.

This committee is responsible for presenting inspiring elements of the arts to the Georgia State University student body. The committee will manage the monthly exhibits on display in the Student Center Gallery Lounge and conduct art focused programs. They will also support the partnership between Georgia State and the Woodruff Arts Center while raising awareness of the Panthers at Woodruff program events at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art. The committee will also coordinate efforts with the Rialto Center for the Arts to let students know of events happening here right on the GSU’s campus. Potential events include but are not limited to Gallery Lounge Art Exhibits, student art competitions, murder mystery dinner theater and Georgia State Night at the Woodruff Arts Center.
This Committee is responsible for planning and implementing a series of homegrown activities, campus brown bad forums, live performances, or novelties over the lunch hour and other parts of the day. At least every other week, the main focus of this committee is to plan a wide range of activities that vary in size and budget, but ultimately work to build community on campus.
This committee is responsible for booking various types of movies, which include blockbusters, classics, independents, shorts, and “sneak peek” screenings. The committee will plan at least two (2) mainstream movies per month and matinee showings which will broaden cultural understanding of this particular media. Other responsibilities will include planning a variety of events for the Cinefest Film Theater venue and across campus, while co-managing facility rental requests. Potential events include but are not limited to Cinema under the Stars, Video Game Tournaments, Karaoke Nights, Dinner & a Movie and the Campus Movie Fest.
This committee is responsible for programming, promoting, and implementing a range of live acts from local and student musicians/bands to nationally–recognized performers and comedians. The committee will also be responsible for securing venues and facilitating interactive music/poetry nights and student talent competitions. Potential events include but are not limited to Open Mic Nights, Amateur Night, House of Blue, Comedy Shows, and Pantherpalooza Spring concert.
This committee is responsible for ensuring that the student body is aware of all of Spotlight events through creative use of traditional, multimedia marketing and social media, as well as other innovative efforts. The committee is also responsible for the distribution of all marketing materials including flyers, handbills and strategic campaigns to best market each event. Responsibilities also include reviewing the Spotlight.gsu.edu website. Must have intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs and Final Cut Pro.
This committee (under the Vice President) coordinates volunteer opportunities with Committee Directors for the smooth running of SPB programs.  The Vice President and the committee is responsible for distributing and accepting volunteer applications, maintaining a current roster of active volunteers and minutes from membership meetings and training sessions. This committee also informs volunteers of opportunities, delegates assignments and serves as a point of contact for the volunteers.  Potential events include but are not limited to volunteer training sessions, volunteer socials, volunteer appreciation week, and includes coordinating recognition in fall and spring semesters with the Vice-President.
This committee is responsible for programming unique, interactive, and fun events that will typically occur once a month during the evening. These events are alcohol free programs which will help to create a healthy alternative to the bar scene, underage drinking, and students leaving on the weekend. Potential events include but are not limited to Panther Prowl, Hypnotist/Magicians (NACA Acts), Haunted House, Game Shows.
This committee is responsible for planning and implementing events designed for graduate, professional and non-traditional students. The committee will coordinate events throughout the year focused on enrichment programs, social engagement, and family-friendly activities. Potential events include, but are not limited to Grad Nights, Family Weekend/Carnival and Food Festivals.
This committee is responsible for planning unique and diverse experiences for Georgia State University students which will increase exposure to venues and attractions that the metro Atlanta area has to offer. Potential events include, but are not limited to Georgia State Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Six Flags, Aquarium, Sporting Game nights, Center for Civil and Human Rights, World of Coke and the College Football Hall of Fame.
This committee is responsible for promoting school spirit by sponsoring events for the entire Georgia State community. Events are planned and implemented to encourage attendance at athletic events, support student athletes, and create and uphold traditions surrounding Georgia State athletics. The committee will work directly with Georgia State Athletics Department to execute such programs. Potential events include but are not limited to Tailgates, Rivalry Week, Spirit events and watch parties.
 The committee is responsible for planning and executing a variety of large and small scale speaking engagements, panel discussions and hot topic events which feature both local and nationally acclaimed speakers to encourage thought-provoking discussion among students, faculty and staff. Potential events include but are not limited to Distinguished Speakers Series, Hot Topic Series, Screen Takes, MLK Commemoration speaker, TedxTalks series.
This committee focuses on preserving staple events that fall under the traditions umbrella, while actively creating new traditions throughout the GSU community. This committee also coordinates the Royal court selection process which highlights outstanding students to represent the student body during the Homecoming week of activities. Potential events include but are not limited to Royal Ball, Golf Cart Parade, Homecoming Court, Spring Fling Week, Senior Night/Week, Organizational Variety Show.

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