The Portland Events Board has been hosting and co-hosting multiple events during this fall semester, such as ziplining at the Husky Games and co-hosting the rooftop movie night on the parking garage. In addition they co-hosted a roller skating event last week with the Gorham Events Board.
Next week the PEB will be giving out tickets for haunted hayrides. In addition, the following week they will be co-hosting commuter week, which will involve activities including the USM Family Halloween Party, the Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show, and the WMPG record sale.
The Gorham Events Board has hosted events such as the Husky Games, the “GLO” dance, Bingo, pie eating contests, and pumpkin decoration workshops. GEB president, Delaney Kenny, stated that they already have next semester’s events all planned out, as well as events for the 2014 fall semester.
In two weeks the GEB will be hosting a laser tag event and arts and crafts. The GEB, according to Kenny, is a very “close-knit group.”
“We have each others number so we could all just call each other for help,” said Kenny. The GEB will also be attending an event by the National Association for Campus Activities where they will be given ideas on how to bring in students and will be able to meet vendors and agents. They are also able to see live performances and decide who they would like to have come to USM. All expenses that would be made on the performers will be offered at a discounted rate.
The GEB did not host the Husky Games; however, the PEB did bring the zipline to HuskyFest. Also, the GEB attends NACA, a three day conference in Connecticut to attend educational sessions and meet vendors.
Discounted rates on performers come from block booking and do not necessarily guarantee a lower rate for all performers.