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ECM-sponsored student talent show is tonight

March 11, 2015

Students in a 300-level Event and Convention Management class have organized a student talent show, which will take place tonight on campus.

“Our assignment was to develop an event engaging students,” said Jenna Westra, a second-year student in the three-year ECM program.

“It’s a sports and entertainment practicum class, so we decided a talent show would fall under entertainment.”

Attendees can expect ample entertainment tonight as some of the college’s best performers sing, read poetry, dance and perform stand-up comedy. One film student will also screen an original short.

A panel of judges, including two talent agents, will award first, second and third place. One lucky attendee will also win a free parking pass for next school year.

To prepare for the event, ECM 312 students held auditions, reserved space and equipment, worked with businesses to solicit prizes and worked with Fresh Ideas, the campus food services provider, to provide refreshments during the event.

“There really is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes,” she said.

Getting people to come to events has proven to be the most challenging aspect of event planning, said Westra, who has been involved in hosting several events this year.

“It is difficult,” she said, but added: “Stephens has so much talent, people should want to come.”

The talent show starts at 7 p.m. in Windsor Auditorium. A reception will follow.

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