Student Activities Programming Board
Program Assistants on the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) help create involvement opportunities for students outside the classroom by providing a variety of social, educational, and recreational opportunities designed to enhance campus life throughout the academic year. By so doing, Program Assistants enrich the value of a Carleton education by engaging, supporting and inspiring all students to become active members of their community.
Meet the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) 2012-2013
Student Activities Programming Board Chairperson & Office Manager
Haley Johnson, '13
Major: Cinema and Media Studies
Home: Minneapolis, Minnesota
"SAO is my second home--I've been known to be there at all hours of the night and you may find me napping on the sofa. When I'm not in the office or in class, I'm probably running, either for Carleton's Cross Country or Track and Field Team. High energy music, caffeine and spontaneous conversation help me make it through the day!"
This position is the programmatic lead for all Program Assistants and represents the team in a variety of meetings and outreach activity. As the Chairperson of the Student Activities Programming Board and student Office Manager for the Student Activities Office, this position helps ensure that all other Program Assistants have the necessary information and resources to work effectively and efficiently.
Marketing & Graphic Design
Nathalie Sun, '14
Major: Political Science/IR
Home: Minneapolis, MN
Gracie McNeely '16
Suyu Meng ' 15
This position assists the Marketing & Graphic Design Program Assistant in providing marketing and promotional support for a variety of programs and services coordinated by the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and the Carleton Student Association (CSA). Responsibilities include the design of logos, posters, table tents, booklets, brochures, promotional items, and annual publications.
Caroline Lauth '15
Home: Minneapolis, MN
This position is responsible for the production of The Noon News Bulletin (NNB), and The Lagniappe. The NNB is published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during academic terms and solicits advertisements and announcements from students, staff, faculty, alumni, and other members of the Carleton community. The Lagniappe is Carleton’s official student planner and is created primarily during spring and summer term.
Chris Wong, '14
Home: Tacoma, WA
This position serves as the main student lead from the Student Activities Office on topics related to diversity, cultural awareness, respect, empathy and creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The Program Assistant in this position will work with other departments and CSA organizations to ensure that a diverse selection of programs and activities are offered for the campus community.
Cooper Buss '13
Home: Plymouth, Minnesota
"I enjoy playing badminton and disc. If I had my way, I would always be listening to music. I am a Christian. I love traveling, climbing trees, and softcore parkour. I am super psyched to develop some leadership!"
This position serves as the main student lead from the Student Activities Office on topics related to leadership, ethics, communication, networking, civic engagement and creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The Program Assistant works with the Student Activities and CSA organizations to develop and ensure that leadership programs and activities are offered for the campus community.
Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO)
Janie Wong, '13
Home: St. Louis Park, Minnesota
"I'm very interested in hearing the opinions of the Carleton students regarding the continual reformation of SUMO (such as suggested movie titles for upcoming winter/spring term schedules) so if you have any ideas please feel free to contact me. In my spare time, I like watching House MD, playing video games, and rock climbing."
This position is responsible for coordinating the Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO) film series, scheduling student projectionists and developing a variety of other film-based events, both on-and-off campus. In addition, this position will work with student organizations in interpreting and abiding by copyright laws and licensing requirements as it relates to showing films on campus.ome: Minneapolis, MN
Felicity Flescher '14
Jessica Wu '14
Projectionists assist the Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO) Program Assistant in soliciting and showing a wide variety of titles. These positions typically work 4-6 hours per week. Night and weekend hours required.
Hannah Rothblatt, '15
Home: Great Neck, NY
This position coordinates a variety of Art & Film related programs. Examples of programs coordinated by this position include The Golden Schillers and the Metro Arts Access Fund. Possible future programs include the development of a student art exhibit program in Sayles-Hill and a multicultural film/discussion series.
MacKenzie Persen, '14
Home: Phoenix, AZ
Gill Fitz, '14
Home: Sherborn, MA
This position coordinates a variety of special events and activities throughout the academic year and allows for a great deal of student input and programmatic flexibility. By collaborating with other departments, the Carleton Student Association, and student organizations, this position capitalizes on the creativity and spontaneity of Carleton students by providing logistical and event planning support.
Programs coordinated by this position may include Halloween Concert, live comedy, educational lectures, multicultural programming, break programming, end-of-term study breaks, and working with the Senior Class Officers to coordinate Senior Week.
Erin Lopez, '13
Home: Federal Way, WA
"Hi guys! I'm Erin Lopez and I am one of the Program Assistants for Music and Dance. Even though I can't sing a tune and am constantly trying to expand my range of music, I like enjoying good music like the rest of the Carleton community. When I'm not at work/studying for class, I like to swim for fun and play Super Smash Bros on my friend's N64."
Joe Soonthornsawad, '15
Home: West Chester, OH
This position coordinates activities that foster an appreciation of music, dance, and cultural diversity in a variety of genres. By recruiting and involving a committee of student volunteers, this position works collaboratively with departments and student organizations in researching and selecting upcoming dance and musical performances for the Carleton community. Examples of events typically coordinated by these positions include Sayles Dances, Midwinter Ball, Spring Concert, open mic nights, and an afternoon live music series.
Program Assistant/General Manager: The Cave
Matthew Fitzgerald, '14
Major: Political Science/IR / Religion
Home: Glencoe, MN
The General Manager of The Cave is responsible for the overall operation of the oldest student-run pub in the United States. Responsibilities include management of the facility, training and scheduling of student staff and non-student staff bartenders, managing budgets, inventory control, and maintaining compliance of two licenses (the 3.2 Liquor license and The Food & Beverage license). The General Manager routinely updates CSA and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Activities.
Event Staff responsibilities include working the counter, preparing and selling menu items, event set-up, cleaning, and assisting with the audio and lighting requirements of performers. Students typically work 3-5 hours per week.
Entertainment & Scheduling: The Cave
Mary Begley '14
Major: American Studies
Home: Omaha, NE
The Entertainment & Scheduling position solicits student involvement and contracts both professional and student talent. This position recruits and leads a committee of student volunteers to assist with the selection and implementation of a comprehensive entertainment schedule.
Audio & Lighting: The Cave
Max Kritzer '13
Home: Highland Park, IL
"Hi everybody! I'm Max, the Audio & Lightening Manager for the Cave. My job is to fulfill the audio and lighting requirements of any performance, be it student or professional. When I'm not shoving my way through crowds to fix that broken cable, I enjoy listening to music, riding my bike, and playing pool."
The Audio & Lighting Program Assistant is responsible for fulfilling the technical requirements of contracted artists and student performers. This position maintains the Cave’s audio and lighting equipment and requests funding to update or replace equipment as needed. In addition, this position schedules and trains student event staff in managing the sound needs of each performer.