The Mustang Activities and Programming Board (MAP) will host a “Show Up or Shut Up” event on Thursday, March 31, at 8:15 p.m. in the Ratcliffe Community Center.
Jessica Bossalina, president of Mustang Activities and Programming Board, said that “Show Up or Shut Up” is an event where all students of Stevenson University can express what kind of entertainment they would like to have on campus next semester.
The purpose of this event ties in with MAP’s mission at Stevenson. According to Stevenson’s website, MAP “is responsible for bringing free entertainment to campus, including musicians, comedians, speakers and novelties.”
In order for MAP to be able to bring events that the Stevenson community wants to attend, they need to get input and feedback through the attendees of “Show Up or Shut Up.”
“I will lead the discussion, and attendees will split up into multiple groups,” said Bossalina. Each group will develop ideas for next semester, and then these ideas will be discussed among the Mustang Activities and Programming Board’s members and executive board to see what is feasible to execute.
Bossalina explained that students were starting to complain that there was no way to have a voice in choosing the events brought on campus. Additionally, some students have complained about the events MAP hosted, which caused the executive board on MAP to create the “Show Up or Shut Up” event.
Emily Ostrander, vice-president of social media and marketing for MAP, added that students often use social media platforms to explain that they cannot make the current planning meetings that occur several times a year. In the hopes that more students will be able to attend, “Show Up or Shut Up” is scheduled for later in the evening.
Kristofer DeJesus, current director of programming and future president of MAP, said that he has been asked, “Why can’t we bring Kevin Hart to Stevenson?” or “Why don’t we have big name musicians like Towson University does?” This event will be the perfect place for MAP to answer any questions Stevenson students may have about on-campus entertainment.
As Bossalina said, the perfect way to describe this event is “show up and tell [MAP] what you want to say, or don’t complain.”