Katie Zakrzewski, the new SGA president, is putting together a student life entertainment series to give students an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The name of the series is not yet confirmed as Zakrzewski is still thinking of names for it, but she does have some in mind.
“I have been toying with calling it ‘Trojans Talent’ or ‘Trojans Have Talent’ and that will be discussed at the next SGA meeting,” Zakrzewski said.
This entertainment series will be an opportunity for all students, staff and faculty to come together and showcase their talents.
“This impacts all people on campus, because everybody has been talking about how there isn’t enough student life and one of the biggest complaints I get is how there isn’t anything to do on campus,” she said. “I have a super-easy screening process and as long as you are good at what you do, I will slot you for a date.”
According to Zakrzewski, the expected start date will in about a month, but an exact date has not been released as of yet.
“I was trying to do this by myself, which was incredibly hard to do,” she said. “Once we have our first SGA meeting, I will create a subcommittee where people can focus on making this happen.”
One of the biggest complaints Zakrzewski has received from students has been that there is nothing to do on nights or weekends for on campus student life.
“We hope to eliminate both of those problems by hosting this event tentatively on Friday nights around 7:00,” she said.
Having done small-scale talent shows before, Zakrzewski feels she is up for this challenge.
“I think it’s cool how the people that you work so closely with have these hidden talents you didn’t know about before doing the talent show,” she said. “I’m most excited to showcase the diversity of talent and ability we have here at UA Little Rock’s campus.”
One of the fears Zakrzewski expressed is that there will be a low turnout or the acts presented will not be of much interest to the people who show up.
“I’m honestly looking for anything that the students feel is worthy to be performed in front of other people,” she said.
Acts like music, drag shows, comedy and dance are accepted as well as many others. If interested in signing up for a slot, or to get more information, you can email Katie Zakrzewski at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact any member of SGA and they will be able to help.