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University Activities Commission

UAC, a Student Senate Commission

The University Activities Commission (UAC) of the Student Senate is the campus-wide events programming board at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Student programmers select, promote and produce a wide variety of cultural, educational and entertainment programs for the university community.

An all-volunteer, award-winning commission of the Student Senate, the University Activities Commission receives part of the segregated student fee budget to support its activities, which means that UW-Eau Claire students may attend UAC programs at no charge or at significantly reduced cost.

 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, UAC has canceled and is suspending in-person events for the foreseeable future. Check out our social media pages for updates regarding online events!

 

Are you interested in joining UAC?

Membership in the University Activities Commission is open to all UW-Eau Claire students. Meet new people, make new friends, and gain valuable experience in the UAC. Committee meeting times and committee descriptions are posted on the individual committee Web pages listed in the sidebar.

See the different committees below for more information about areas you may be interested in.

To get involved, stop in the Student Orgs Complex (Davies 220), come to a meeting, or e-mail UAC!

Be up close and personal in the music world, as a part of the committee that brings in the bands — from hot new regional bands to cutting-edge artists on tour. The committee is responsible for all larger concerts and The Cabin concerts.

Committee members select and publicize upcoming shows. All members assist show time production — working as stage crew, loading bands in and out, handling crowd control and sales. Shows include alternative, rock, reggae, hip-hop, blues, jazz, country, funk and beyond — there's a show for everyone.

The Cabin of Davies Center hosts free performances nearly every weekend, from open stage opportunities for campus and area talent to performances selected from talented UW-Eau Claire students, faculty/staff and community and nationally touring artists. All performances are completely produced and managed by student members of the UAC Cabin Committee.

The Concerts Committee always welcomes new members. Contact one of the Concert Committee Chairs by emailing us at uac@uwec.edu!

Meetings
Fall 2020 - all meetings will be virtual. Email uac@uwec.edu for details.

Show Information:

People of all ages are welcome at our shows. Open Stage sign-ups can be found on the UAC bulletin board just outside of The Cabin the Monday before the show. Soft drinks, beer, and specialty coffees and teas are sold at all Friday and Saturday evening programs. Proof of age is required for alcohol purchases.

Featured Artists

Two regional artists are selected every semester to perform in The Cabin. Past artists include Chris Koza, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Messersmith and Derek James.
See the Featured Artists page for the current lineup.

Local Talent

You'll hear some of Eau Claire and the surrounding area's finest musical talent almost every weekend at The Cabin.

Open Stage

Sign up just outside of The Cabin (Davies Center) by 4p.m. on the Friday of the show. Signup will be posted the Monday before each Open Stage on the bulletin board outside of The Cabin. If you performed at the last Open Stage, please wait until the day of the event to sign up, to give new artists the chance to perform.

Jazz at Night

The Cabin is proud to feature talented students and guests of UW-Eau Claire's award-winning jazz studies program at Jazz at Night, happening select Wednesday evenings.

Improv

The Cabin is proud to host the talented students of the improv troupe, The Backward Thinkers Society. They will be performing on select Thursday's throughout the academic year.

 

Chairs: 
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Dani Farr | Concerts Chair

Dani Farr
Senior, Communication Studies
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Email: farrdb7718@uwec.edu

 

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Sam Stein | Concerts Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Stein
Junior, Mathematics and Music Composition
Hometown: Moorhead, Minnesota
Email: steinsd3532@uwec.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

We bring celebrations to campus! Join the UAC Festivals Committee and help to plan, organize and publicize the campus-wide festivals that bring people together. Make Homecoming, Winter Carnival and Springfest memorable events by planning new and engaging activities and improving on our traditions. Join us for the fun!

Meetings

Fall 2020 meetings will be virtual. Contact the Chairs directly for information!

Co-Chairs:
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Retta Isaacson | Festivals Chair

 

Retta Isaacson
Junior, Geology Major
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
ISAACSRA8479@uwec.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack smiling
Jack Stewart | Festivals Chair

 

Jack Stewart
Freshman, Business Administration
Hometown: Northbrook, Illinois
stewarje7866@uwec.edu

 

 

 

 

We only project the best, from classics and cult favorites to powerful documentaries and contemporary award winners. Every weekend we offer some of the world's best movies at no cost. Just present your Blugold Card or International Film Society membership at the door.

Students are invited to join the committee to select, promote and usher the UW-Eau Claire campus film series, presented in partnership with the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society.

Meetings

Fall 2020 meetings will be virtual. Contact the Chairs directly for information!

Chair:
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Natalie Rehbein | Films Chair


Natalie Rehbein
Junior, Information Systems Major
Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
REHBEINR5476@uwec.edu

 

 

 

UAC Late-Night Committee creates late-night events for students all over campus and some events around the Eau Claire area as well. These events  are a great way to meet other students and to have a fun night!

The committee is run by student who create, advertise, and host the fun events that YOU see on campus. It is a fun committee who are always looking for new members or input on events. Feel free to contact us with questions or interest. 

Meetings

Fall 2020 meetings will be virtual. Contact the Chairs directly for information!


Late Night Co-Chairs:

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Makenna Krueger | Late Night Chair

 

Makenna Krueger
Junior, Communications Studies Major
Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin
KRUEGEMA5401@uwec.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marinne Weinberger | Late Night Chair

 

Marinne Weinberger
Junior, Organization Communication Major
Hometown: Windsor, CO
WEINBERGERMJ0737@uwec.edu

 

 

Committee meeting times and committee descriptions are posted within the Student Organizations and Leadership Center, Davies Center 220, and on the individual committee Web pages listed in the sidebar. To get involved, stop in the UAC office, come to a meeting, e-mail UAC or give us a call.

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Carter Rush | Program Director

 

Carter Rush
Program Director
Senior, Political Science Major
Hometown: Savage, Minnesota
RUSHC5625@uwec.edu 

Interested in getting experience with public relations and marketing events? Then we've got the committee for you! Committee members have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and the Public Relations Chair to market all UAC events on campus, social media, the university website, and within the community! The sky is the limit.

Meetings

Fall 2020 meetings will be virtual. Contact the Chairs directly for information!

Emily Keith
Emily Keith | Public Relations Chair

 

Emily Keith
Public Relations Chair
Senior, Integrated Strategic Communications - Public Relations
Hometown: Sussex, Wisconsin
Email: keithej1613@uwec.edu

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