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Titan pro entertains diverse campus

Students watch “Danish Girl” at an event in the Student Activities Center jointly hosted by Titan Productions and The Queer Straight Student Alliance. PHOTO/LEAH FICK

Students watch “Danish Girl” at an event in the Student Activities Center jointly hosted by Titan Productions and The Queer Straight Student Alliance. PHOTO/LEAH FICK

By: ALICIA FLORES
Staff Writer
aaflores@umail.iu.edu

Movie nights, Kids Day, Rest and Relax—these are just a few of the many events brought to you by IU South Bend’s Titan Productions (Titan Pro).

Titan Pro is the student-run programming board, which produces the majority of the events on campus. Titan Pro also assists other clubs and organizations in producing events they wish to host.

“They are student leaders who really care about creating opportunities for students to interact on campus and they are integral to our overall university mission in creating engagement,” said Director of Student Life Scott Strittmatter.

Employment with Titan Pro is open to any IUSB student, however, being paid positions, you must apply via Career Services or through a current
staff member.

Applications are accepted year round. “Since we are a club on campus, people graduate,” said Titan Pro Executive Producer Miren Mosteller. “We have had seniors come on staff so it is never too late to get involved.”

Mosteller, currently a junior, has been with Titan Pro for two years.

One goal of Titan Pro is to produce events that can appeal to the diverse student body.

“We really try to hit a wide variety of students, kind of trying to gauge different interests,” said Mosteller, which leads to events such as Kid’s Day.

Titan Pro hosts a Kid’s Day typically once a semester, which is aimed towards non-traditional students with children or students with younger siblings. Kid’s Day is an opportunity for children to enjoy a movie with arts and crafts here on campus, all at no cost.

The Murder Mystery that is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, is aimed at students who are interested in crime and mysteries, as this is an opportunity for the student to solve one. RSVP is required for this event as space is limited.

Rest and Relax takes place during finals week, which can appeal to every student suffering the stress from final exams.

Murder Mystery and Rest and Relax are the last two events of the semester.

Titan Pro aims at hosting between five to eight events each semester. The students of Titan Pro plan these events themselves at the beginning of the semester, but more events come along when organizations ask for help in throwing an event.

For instance, “Danish Girl” was shown for IUSB’s Queer Straight Alliance Club’s movie night but Titan Pro assisted in making the event happen.

Organizations wanting assistance with an event may reach out to Titan Pro in several ways. They can either reach out to a member or contact Titan Pro via Facebook or by sending an email to titanpro@iusb.edu, letting them know they wish to host an event. Titan Pro will then invite the organization to attend a meeting to discuss the event in detail.

“We typically bounce ideas off each other around the table and figure out where our strong suit to help them would be,” said Mosteller.

Currently Titan Pro is assisting in the Student Government Association’s Boo to You event, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, in the Grill along with all the other events taking place during Spirit Week.

“It’s going to be a fun week. We pushed it back from its normal time which has allowed us to put more planning into it,” said Mosteller. “We have two games that fall into it this year which is really cool.”

Currently, Titan Pro is working with eight staff members, but they are always looking for volunteers. Those interested in volunteering or applying may contact Miren Mosteller at titanpro@iusb.edu or may stop by their office in SAC room 208.

Students are also welcome to attend their weekly meetings, which take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Titan Pro office. Students may pitch ideas at the end of the meeting to be placed on the idea board.

Students can keep up with all the latest events on campus by following their Twitter, Instagram or Facebook accounts, where Titan Pro post photos from events.

 

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