Southern Illinois University Carbondale. University Programming Office. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The University Programming Office provides student groups (Registered Student Organizations) and campus departments with assistance in producing all types of programs, events and activities. The UPO maintains daily contact with local, regional and national artists, talent agencies and entertainment services. In addition, it coordinates event details with campus facilities and departments, local media and promotional companies. Services available include talent booking contacts, costs and availability, assistance in dealing with booking agencies, securing facilities and seeking sponsorships.
The UPO also advises the Student Programming Council as they produce and direct a full schedule of concerts, lectures, films, art exhibits, Homecoming, Family Weekend, trips, SPC-TV, festivals and special events.
Additionally, the UPO advises WIDB, a student run radio station, as they produce a 24-hour a day schedule of music, sports, news and special interest programs for the entire campus community. The UPO also assists the WIDB staff with advertising sales and promotional activities.