Q&A: Matt Peters

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 10, 2011 7:20 AM

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Matt Peters, the vice president of Campus Activities Board, talks with us about his responsibilities, what he’s looking forward to, and the new things going on with the organization this semester.

Daily Iowan: How long have you been with Campus Activities Board?

Peters: I’ve been with the organization for about two and a half years, and I have been vice president for one year.

DI: What are some of the new ideas or shows Campus Activities Board has featured this year?

Peters: We have done many new things this year, and we have had a lot more events than in years past. We started our Friday Night Comedy Series, and we had a new kind of event called a Dive-In Movie, in which we show a movie in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center leisure pool. We have had a lot more events than in years past, and students have responded in a positive way.

DI: How have the events you have put on turned out so far?

Peters: Most of our events have been very successful, and we hope that they will continue to be as successful. Our most popular events were when we had Dave Koechner, which drew more than 1,100 people, and our Hello-Goodbye concert before the Iowa State game, which also drew more than 1,000 people.

DI: What upcoming shows are you most excited about this semester?

Peters: I am most excited to see Joel McHale do a comedy show. It is going to be so much fun.

DI: As vice president of the board, what are your responsibilities?

Peters: I mainly handle making sure we have enough members at each event. Without all our great members, the Campus Activities Board really wouldn’t be anything.

DI: Any interesting events happening this week?

Peters: This Thursday at the Mill, we have Live Band Karaoke, something we have never done before. It takes the fun of karaoke and the excitement of a live band playing. We also are showing the movie Tron: Legacy Thursday and Friday for only $2.

DI: Has there been any demand from students for any particular comedian?

Peters: A lot of people are really excited for Joel McHale on April 1. Ben Bailey also had a lot of buzz going for it.

DI: Overall, how would you describe your experience over the years?

Peters: The board has been such a good experience for me, and I hope that I have affected it positively as well. It has made me feel much more connected to the university and given me some of the best friends you can find.

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