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Rock the Vote Concert UNH 2005

  1. 1. Rockin’ Voter Registration
  2. 2. Rockin’ Voter Registration <ul><li>Thursday, October 21 st </li></ul><ul><li>UNH Memorial Union Building </li></ul><ul><li>Strafford Room </li></ul><ul><li>12 noon – 3 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy LIVE music and register to vote with representatives from the Durham Town Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring State Radio, Parker House and Theory, and Adam Flaherty </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by UNH for Kerry and Students for Bush </li></ul><ul><li>through the Organization Resource Office </li></ul><ul><li>(Student Activity Fee) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Admission for all </li></ul>
  3. 3. State Radio
  4. 4. Parker House and Theory
  5. 5. Adam Flaherty
  6. 6. Team Members <ul><li>Paige Bowes, Chairperson and Recording Administrative Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>James Anderson, Facilities Director </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Brooks, Treasurer and Quality Assurance Director </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Dreyer, Volunteer/Personnel Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Brianna Comeau, Marketing Director </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sponsoring Agencies <ul><li>Students for Bush </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ To get President Bush reelected.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UNH for Kerry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ To help promote and educate the UNH student body on the positions and ideals of Senator John F. Kerry .“ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Senate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Student Senate is the voice of the Student Body. Senate strives to represent student opinion to the University faculty, staff, and administration as well as the University community and the State Legislature. Senate believes that ALL STUDENTS have the right to participate in University decisions and policy making. Student Senate approves the rates of all mandatory fees. These fees include Athletics, Campus Technology, Dining, the Counseling Center, Health Services, Housing, Campus Recreation, the Memorial Union Building (MUB), and Transit Fees .” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizational Resource Office (Student Activity Fee) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The UNH Student Activity Fee Committee (SAFC) is the committee of Student Senate that administers the $88.00 mandatory Activity Fee undergraduate students pay each academic year. This fee provides funding to allow programming such as Jukebox, Homecoming, Winter Carnival, movies, and concerts. The SAF also funds student publications including the Granite Yearbook and The New Hampshire student newspaper.” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Vision, Mission, Values <ul><li>Vision: we will raise voter (registration) awareness across the UNH campus community through special events and entertainment provided for students </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: use leisure services to encourage the involvement for UNH students in politics </li></ul><ul><li>Values: We strive to educate students about the democratic and republican front-running candidates in the 2004 presidential elections with the help of student-run candidate advocate organizations. We seek excellence in providing quality leisure services to the UNH community with underlying political ideals </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase voter awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To bring entertainment to the UNH campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To work in conjunction with a UNH student organization to learn more about their values </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will draw 150 in attendance who will learn about the registration process in Durham through representatives from the Durham Town Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will hire 3 bands to play live music from 12 noon – 3 pm in the MUB Strafford Room on October 21 st </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will work with Student Senate, UNH for Kerry, and Students for Bush to inform students about the presidential candidates and the Durham registration regulations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Needs Assessment <ul><li>Need: an outlet for the ability to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Expressed Need: a central location on campus for last-minute registration before election day during common exam time </li></ul><ul><li>Felt Need: an accessible place for students on campus to register who do not have access to a car to register to vote in their hometown </li></ul><ul><li>Comparative Need: No other place for students to register to vote on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Created Need: Free concert </li></ul><ul><li>Normative: Was not necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Wants/Desires: Providing bands that are socially acceptable for a wide spectrum of students </li></ul><ul><li>Interest: Attracting students with a rock concert </li></ul><ul><li>Intention: To provide a show worth coming to, in order to make voter registration appealing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Accessibility Issues MUB Strafford Room <ul><li>Exits: There are 3 exits in the Strafford Room. Two main doors that enter through the MUB hallway. Four doors that open to a balcony directly across from the main entrance. Also, there was one exit door on the left side of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Hallways : The second floor has wide hallways and their doors can be opened with a closed fist. </li></ul><ul><li>Elevators/Stairways : There are three stairways in the MUB. None of the stairways have lifts. There are two elevators on one side of the building, and one elevator that runs in the middle of the building. The elevators run through all floors, making them all accessible. </li></ul><ul><li>Chairs: There were approx. 20 chairs lined in the back of the room for people to sit. </li></ul><ul><li>Bathrooms: There is one accessible bathroom on the same floor as the Strafford Room. There is plenty of space and wide paths to the bathroom. The lip of the doorway is the legal ¼ inch. There is only one accessible stall in the bathrooms. The grab bar is a legal 1 ½ inches from the wall, and the toilets are 17 ½ inches from the floor. There is one accessible sink with the correct faucet handles. The hot water pipes, however, are not covered under the sinks. The soap and hand dryers are accessible. There is brail on the outside signs to the bathroom, but they are also posted very high up. There are no accessible signs in the bathroom. The bathrooms also contain one audio and visual fire alarm. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Marketing/Promotion Plan <ul><li>Over 250 posters printed and hung across campus (classrooms, bulletin boards, MUB, dining halls, resident halls, downtown businesses, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisement in The New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Chalking across campus </li></ul><ul><li>Email blasts to resident halls and student organization volunteer email databases </li></ul><ul><li>Band websites and mailing (email) lists </li></ul><ul><li>Word-of-mouth </li></ul><ul><li>WUNH on-air advertisements </li></ul>
  13. 13. State Radio Website
  14. 14. Parker House & Theory Email
  15. 15. Promotion and Chalking
  16. 16. Budget/Pricing Strategies
  17. 17. Donations/Sponsors <ul><li>WUNH (sound equipment) </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Shack (sound equipment) </li></ul><ul><li>The Bagelry (5 dozen bagels and cream cheese) </li></ul><ul><li>Walmart ($20 Gift Certificate) </li></ul><ul><li>Durham House of Pizza (3 large cheese pizzas) </li></ul><ul><li>Young’s Restaurant (2 carafes of coffee, 1 carafe of hot water for tea, cream, and sugar) </li></ul><ul><li>Domino’s (3 large one-topping pizzas) </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza Spinner’s (3 large cheese pizzas) </li></ul><ul><li>Wildcat (1 large one-topping pizza) </li></ul><ul><li>Redbull (2 cases of Redbull) </li></ul><ul><li>Shaw’s ($15 Gift Certificate) </li></ul><ul><li>SCOPE (Dressing room supplies, speaker cables, extension cords) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Staffing/Job Responsibilities on-site <ul><li>Band load-in: Band and group members </li></ul><ul><li>Sound set-up: Band and group members </li></ul><ul><li>Dressing room set-up: Brianna, Paige, Andy, and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Decorations: Brianna, Andy, volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Table set-ups: Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Sound board operator: James </li></ul><ul><li>Door Stamper/Counter: Brianna </li></ul><ul><li>Band Contact: Paige </li></ul><ul><li>Runner: Alex and Andy </li></ul><ul><li>Stage-hands: Bands and group members </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up of registration tables: Paige and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up of candidate tables: UNH for Kerry and Students for Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Break-down: Group members, bands, volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Load-out: Bands, group members, and volunteers </li></ul>We had 3 volunteers during set-up and one during break-down
  19. 19. Facilitating the Pre-Program Experience <ul><li>Contact WUNH for sound equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Set up hospitality for bands (donations – food/drink) </li></ul><ul><li>Proper staffing, facility, outlay </li></ul><ul><li>Parking permits for bands </li></ul><ul><li>Food waivers from MUB </li></ul><ul><li>Band liability waivers for MUB </li></ul><ul><li>Artist contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up venue (stage prep, chairs) </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up voter registration tables </li></ul><ul><li>Decorations (balloons, posters) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Program Evaluation/Assessment Methods <ul><li>Direct feedback from participants via poster survey </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: 150 attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 people registered </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Program Evaluation/Results <ul><li>Posters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How smoothly do you think this program went? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very: 30 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A little: 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not at all: 0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much did this concert influence you to register to vote? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A lot: 30 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A little: 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not at all: 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Actual Attendance: 275 </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Students Registered: 170 </li></ul>

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