Monthly Archives: January 2009

Emmanuel Jal

Wednesday February 11, 2009


In the Student Union Ballroom

In celebration of Black History Month the University Programming Council presents Emmanuel Jal, southern Sudanese Hip Hop artist, former child soldier. The artist, author, and orator will be speaking about his life as a child soldier for the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army and his escape to England. Emmanuel Jal is the central figure for the internationally acclaimed War Child documentary which a portion will be shown during the performance. A book signing of Jal’s recently released book, Warchild will accompany the event. Join us for an educational and informative event that sheds light on international issues and events not typically covered in everyday news.

Can’t Stop The Beat

The University Programming Council presents their first event of Spring 2009 “Can’t Stop the Beat” featuring musical group Recycled Percussion. Thursday January 29, 2008 from 7:30-9:30 in the Fine Arts Center Recycled Percussion will expose their stylistic performance of Junk Rock to the UMass campus & community. Recycled Percussion‘s powerful industrial drumming backed by metal grinding guitar and hip hop/funk DJ Pharaoh is unlike anything you have ever heard. Prepare to be ROCKED! Student groups the Hip Hop Dance Team and Umass Step Team will be performing. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Admission is FREE!

Student Union Shutdown 2009

Friday January 30, 2009


In the Student Union

Explore the Student Union & reminisce about the 90s for a night of fun!

90s Trivia & Prizes
Mechanical Bull
FREE Novelties
FREE Union Billiards All Night!
FREE Craft Center access 8-10pm!

Favorite 90s films:
Billy Madison & Clueless

FOOD, GIVEAWAYS, and MORE! Come join the fun!