Last Friday students and professors gathered for the first ever UEP Song and Story Night. Fourteen talented singers, musicians, poets, storytellers, and comedians performed on the theme of Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” Attendees brought food and drinks, which were eaten over nearly 3 hours of excellent performances. With so many new students early in the school year, Song and Story Night was an opportunity for people to get to know one another and invite friends to learn more about what UEP is all about.
Notable faculty performers included UEP transportation planning professor Mark Chase, who played both guitar and harmonica. Barbara Parmenter, GIS professor and student affairs coordinator, told jokes (within the Places You’ll Go theme) that she learned while living in Egypt.
Other performances included Persian singing by UEP first-year Sara Moaveni, Swedish/Norwegian singing by first-year Nick Dahlberg, and a fascinating tale of the debutante experience by second-year Anna Krane. UEP second-year and co-host of the event Danielle Ngo recounted the epic story of her experience learning to swim in high school.
Stay tuned for more upcoming SPA events in the remainder of the fall semester!