Dayglow, Jane Goodall and other events coming spring semester

This past semester Central Michigan University was visited by big name artists and celebrities like LMFAO, the Cool Kids, Chiddy Bang, and the cast of "The Buried Life."

This spring, students should expect to see a continued variety of entertainment and concerts.

Dayglow will be invading Mount Pleasant for the second time this academic year on Feb. 24 at Finch Fieldhouse. The Facebook event page describes Dayglow as “the largest college paint party and electronic music concert in the world."

Though the headliner has yet to be released, Anthony Lazzaro, a Hope junior who helped bring Dayglow to CMU, said, “students should expect a big headliner for Dayglow. It’s someone who is very popular with the college crowd.”

Lazzaro is the Red Bull Student Manager for CMU and also the event manager at Wayside Central, 2000 S. Mission St.

Preglow, the pre-party for Dayglow, will be held on Feb. 4 at Wayside Central.

Students should also be on the lookout for information for big concerts in the middle of April and something big at the end of March, Lazzaro said.

But this spring semester will not just be filled by paint parties and concerts.

As the Red Bull Student Manager, Lazzaro is putting on Red Bull Paperwings, a paper airplane-flying contest. Red Bull will pay for a qualifying team from each region to go to the world finals in the famous Red Bull Hanger 7 in Salzburg, Austria.

On campus, CMU Program Board is planning a variety of events this spring.

“Though we are still in the planning phase, students can check our Facebook page for the latest updates,” said Program Board President Paul Sullivan.

This is Sullivan’s second semester as Program Board president and he said he has a positive outlook for entertainment this spring.

“My goal is to accomplish providing good entertainment, but also provide a variety, so that there’s an ability for every student to have an event they want to go to,” the Allen Park senior said.

Students can submit ideas for events to Program Board by either posting on their Facebook page or emailing them at

“We are always open to new ideas and will take student ideas into consideration," said Sullivan.

Program Board isn’t just about entertainment though

“Part of our job is entertaining, but also part of it is getting students to see a different perspective," said Mark Fairbrother, a Shelby Township junior and Program Board secretary.

Program Board meets on the third floor of the Bovee University Center at 8 p.m. every Wednesday.

“Everyone and anyone is welcome; no fees," Fairbrother said. "Come when you want and you get to help plan and work events"


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