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RUB appoints new leadership to its executive board

Reeve Union Board appointed seven executive board members, including one incumbent and six new members, in its annual appointment process.

RUB Special Events Coordinator Clara Hewins said RUB events allow student to branch out, meet new people, and experience great entertainment in a positive atmosphere.

New RUB President Matthew Thomsen said his position deals with being the face of RUB and guides how the organization runs and holds events.

Thomsen said as president, he will be responsible for achieving the goals RUB puts forward and other duties like supporting the other executive members and recruitment of new organization members.

Thomsen said he wants to show students that they don’t have to the leave the campus to have a great time and that there are friendly people out there who have similar interests as they do.

“I plan to show the campus that being on campus can be fun and doesn’t need to feel like a sort of prison,” Thomsen said.

RUB tries to make the campus feel like more of a home for everyone so when they go back to their childhood homes for a weekend or for break they can’t wait to get back to campus, Thomsen said.

New RUB Vice President Natasha Zwijacz said the vice president duties are to plan a community service project for RUB at least once a semester, the end of the year inaugural, RUB member socials, the Annual Community Halloween Carnival and the Annual Plant Sale during fall semester.

“I joined RUB fall 2015, the start of my junior year,” Zwijacz said. “I immediately fell in love with the organization.”

Zwijacz said she chose to run for vice president because she wanted to have a stronger role in the organization and to help bring more students who love events and planning events like she does to the organization.

“My plan is to start making this organization more known,” Zwijacz said. “When I ask students if they’re going to an event, they know of the event, but they don’t know of the organization putting it on.”

Zwijacz said she is going to do Facebook live videos, recruit more and open the table to ideas from students.

Zwijacz said there are shared responsibilities the president and the vice president have, like being a role model for RUB, representing the university and community, compiling the annual end of the year report and attending all or as many events as possible.

The new Chairman of Live Music Mason Ashbacher said his job is to host live music events, work with bands and musicians and attract an audience.

“My goal for next year as chairman is to be a voice for the students on campus,” Ashbacher said. “Also to bring the music the students want to campus.”

Ashbacher said he decided to run for a position because he wanted to get more involved in the RUB organization and to try something more professional.

New RUB Creative Leisure Director Carson Mccann said he will be in charge of all of the craft nights.

“I wanted this position because I want to show that guys can be crafty too,” Mccann said. “I also like what the RUB organization stands for.”

New Media Chair Isaac Marquardt said he’s in charge of taking pictures at the events that RUB hosts.

New Concerts and Comedies Chair Jose Medina-Gonzalez said he is in charge of hiring and managing the concerts, like ByeGosh Fest, and the comedians, like the Homecoming comedian.

“I will try to get as much community involvement from the UWO campus,” Medina-Gonzalez said.

New Special Events Committee Chair Clara Hewins said she is responsible for organizing and hosting traditional events such as Homecoming, Welcome Back Week, Winter Carnival and ByeGosh Fest.

Hewins said she ran for this position because she wanted to keep growing as a leader, and trying new things that are in her interests.

Thomsen said whether you want to go to a concert, have a relaxing night of crafts or play trivia at OshCon while in full cosplay, RUB always has something for everyone.

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RUB appoints new leadership to its executive board