STATIC to Replace TEN and BEC as IUP’s Official Student Programming Organization

Posted on 4/11/2016 3:31:35 PM

STATIC presents Lil Dicky Crowd ReactionStarting with the 2016–17 academic year, student programming at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) will forever change.

The two long-standing student programming organizations, The Entertainment Network (TEN) and Black Emphasis Committee (BEC), will be replaced by one larger, collaborative organization, known as the Student Activity Committee, or STATIC.

STATIC will continue to provide both large-scale (concerts, comedians, and speakers) and homegrown (films, trips, novelty, and cultural) events for the IUP campus community, as well as support for major campus programming initiatives, such as Homecoming and Welcome Weekend.

TEN and BEC were both originally conceived in the 1960s to meet the demand for entertainment and social activities for students at the university, and have remained active on campus ever since. The Student Cooperative Association assumed advisorship of TEN in 2003, transitioning from the Center for Student Life, and BEC in 2009, transitioning from the African American Cultural Center, so as to centrally house organizations responsible for large, campuswide programming efforts. Yet, due to various environmental and organizational factors, the executive boards of TEN and BEC voted to dissolve the organizations as of May 6, 2016, and create a new organization as a replacement.

STATIC submitted recognition materials and its constitution to the Center for Student Life and Student Government Association (SGA) on March 18, 2016, and received official university recognition by unanimous vote of the SGA General Assembly on April 5, 2016. Selection for the STATIC Executive Board occurred throughout February of 2016, coordinated by graduating executive members of TEN and BEC. Final decisions were confirmed by the TEN and BEC executive boards on March 23, 2016.

Serving as the inaugural STATIC Executive Board, membership includes Danielle Redding (executive), Asante Stevenson (music), Maren Fadley (vice music), Jada Brentley (entertainment), Abigail Plowcha (vice entertainment), Elisha Eady (cultural events), Callie Campbell (vice cultural events), Constance Brown (marketing), Karen Plate (graphics), Jade Williams (advertising), and Shantall Taylor (media), as well as 30 general board members. Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment of the Student Cooperative Association, will continue to advise the organization.

For more information on STATIC and the transition from TEN and BEC, visit the TEN and BEC websites. STATIC’s first confirmed events will occur during IUP Welcome Weekend 2016, including the Drive-In Movie on Friday, August 26, and Happening at the HUB on Saturday, August 27.