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“Movin’ On” Organizers Movin’ Forward

At a press conference to clarify any questions about the newly combined spring concert, organizers of Movin’ On more thoroughly explained their plans for the structure of Movin’ On’s Central Planning Agency.

They explained that the concert will be formally recognized as Movin’ On and that they will definitely be seeking corporate sponsorships to lessen the burden of the cost on the individual organizations involved and the student activity fee.

Students are mainly concerned with how they can voice their input and opinions. Tim Haynes, Movin’ On’s Overall Director, said students can submit questions, comments and suggestions on the Movin’ On website here. He also urged students who would like to be a larger part of the process to apply for positions on the CORE committe by going here.

“We want students to be vocal. We want to know what kind of program they want,” Haynes said. That’s why Movin’ On also plans on holding open meetings and providing surveys to the student body to find out what kinds of music it wants to hear. But that also means students have to be willing to participate in the discussion, he added.

Much of the discussion about the organization of the planning agency was a reiteration of information already mentioned at Wednesday night’s UPUA meeting and in a Daily Collegian article. For example, each of five organizations with a stake in the concert will be represented by an executive liaison from their organization. These will include the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), the Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Student Programming Association (SPA), the Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS) and The LION 90.7fm.

Each liaison will have an equal vote in important decisions related to the concert, and these liaisons, in conjunction with the Movin’ On Executive Committee (now independent from ARHS), will form the planning agency.

Representatives from all organizations involved said they were hopeful that the new format would make things easier for the school’s administration and provide a better concert for students by pooling so many resources.

“I guess you could say we’re movin’ on from Wallypalooza,” Jon Lozano, president of GSA, joked.

So it seems that Movin’ On organizers finally have their act together and are heading in the right direction. What do you think? Will this improve the quality of the show students get or will it just lead to more complications and problems in the process of putting the show together?

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Matthew D'Ippolito

I'm a senior majoring in print journalism with minors in political science and music technology. I'm from the small town of Pennsburg, about an hour north of Philly. I hope to one day work as a music reporter for Rolling Stone. I am single and looking to mingle.


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