Committees

Committees

The Spotlight Programs Board (SPB) is composed of nine committees and oversees the student-run Cinefest Film Theater. The board works to fulfill the mission of addressing the needs and interests of the diverse student body by providing social, cultural, educational and entertainment events on campus. Seven of the nine committees are responsible for planning and executing quality programs. The Membership Committee and Marketing Committee function primarily as support for the entire board. Students who would like to be part of the Spotlight Program Board’s executive board can find director applications in the spring semester each year. To apply to be a committee member, complete the committee member applications. Students who participate will learn the ins and outs of event planning, develop leadership skills and enrich their experience at Georgia State University. Feel free to stop by the office with any questions.

This committee is responsible for presenting inspiring elements of the arts to the Georgia State University student body. The chair will manage the monthly exhibits on display in the Student Center Gallery Lounge and conduct art focused programs. The chair 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 chair will also coordinate efforts with the Rialto Center for the Arts to let students know of events happening on Georgia State’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 two to three events a month consisting of home-grown activities, plaza performances, novelties and holiday themed events over the lunch hour and other parts of the day. 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. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Casino Day, Salsa Plaza, national celebrations and a Veteran’s Day Celebration.
This committee is is responsible for booking various types of movies, which include blockbusters, classics, independents, shorts and sneak peek screenings. The chair will plan at least two 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 pertaining to films and gaming. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Cinema under the Stars, Video Game Tournaments, Karaoke Nights, Dinner and 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 and bands to nationally–recognized performers and comedians. The director will also be responsible for securing venues and facilitating interactive music and poetry nights and student talent competitions. Potential events include, but are not limited to, Open Mic Nights, Amateur Night, Block Party, 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 also is 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 website. Members must have intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs and Final Cut Pro.
This committee coordinates volunteer opportunities for the smooth running of SPB programs. The committee chair is responsible for distributing and accepting volunteer applications, maintaining a current roster of active volunteers and maintaining minutes from membership meetings and training sessions. This person 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 and volunteer appreciation week. The committee also is responsible for coordinating recognition in fall and spring semesters with the membership chair.
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, hypnotists or magicians, haunted house and game shows.
This committee is responsible for planning and implementing events designed for graduate, professional and non-traditional students as well as increasing exposure to venues and attractions that the metro Atlanta area has to offer. The chair will coordinate events throughout the year focused on enrichment programs, social engagement, and family-friendly activities. 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, College Football Hall of Fame, Grad Nights and the Family Weekend events.
This chair focuses on promoting school spirit and maintaining traditional events suited to the needs and interests of the entire student body. This chair 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 tailgates, Royal Ball, Golf Cart Parade, Homecoming Court, football tailgates, Senior Night/Week and the Greek Showcase.

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    Grab some free food, make s'mores, decorate graduation caps, and enjoy great music until 9 PM! https://t.co/bUTl5ygUQK

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    Senior Picnic starts in 1 hour! Head to Hurt Park for a break from finals! We have a dunk tank so dress accordingly! https://t.co/FWvxxV7QCD

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    GALA TOMORROW! Tickets are $5 for students & $10 for guests and can be purchased online at https://t.co/kqZJ8k6Ntj! https://t.co/oekrIHMJM1

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    Today's the day! Head to Unity Plaza & Gilmer Street tonight for Senior Picnic! FREE for Atlanta campus students! https://t.co/6OyUIZMa5s

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    We're taking a look back on our favorite moments of 2016 Here's our Royal Court enjoying a laugh at Panther Prowl! https://t.co/LWmRlof3lG

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    THIS FRIDAY head to A White Diamond Affair Gala! $5 for students and $10 for guests and can be purchased online! https://t.co/Q7iBUnYL0C

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    Need Thursday night plans? Head to Unity Plaza and Gilmer Street TOMORROW for food, music and fun! https://t.co/AhEeD72HMW

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    This Thursday come enjoy an evening of food, music & fun! FREE for Atlanta campus students! Graduation here we come! https://t.co/FpRCczMQgo

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