Blues and Ribs
Fall Formal
Mardi Gras
Dance Marathon
Summer Breeze
October 12, 2007
November 2, 2007
Jan. 14-18, 2008
February 1, 2008
April 26, 2008
May 17, 2008
Summer Breeze 2008

posted may 8, 2008, updated may 12, 2008

Summer Breeze is Coming!

COUP presents...
Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 12:00 PM to 5 PM on the Main Quads!

Cool down at SUMMER BREEZE 2008

FREE Jamba Juice
FREE burgers, ice cream, hot pretzels, turtle apples, and more!
Inflatables, Mechanical Bull, Wax Hands, Hypnotist, Rock Climbing
RSO Booths and Performances
WHPK Sound Stage

RSO Performances by...  
Stop, Drop & Raas
Voices in Your Head
Ballroom & Latin Dance Assoc.
Unaccompanied Women
Chicago Men's A Cappella
UC Dancers
Ransom Notes
Men in Drag

RSO Booths by...  
Green Campus Initiative
UChicago First Responder
Peer Health Educators
Stop, Drop, and Raas
Jewish Life
Ballroom & Latin Dance Assoc.
Outdoor Adventure Club
StandUp! For Progress
Senior Class Gift
Classical Entertainment Society

VOLUNTEERS needed!!! (and receive a Summer Breeze event shirt)
Shifts: 10AM-12PM, 12-2PM, 2-4PM, 4-6PM
If interested, email Tricia at

Get ready to be blown away by SUMMER BREEZE 2008!

posted april 22, 2008

Volunteer at Dance Marathon!

Volunteer at Dance Marathon!

Ida Noyes Hall, April 26th, 2pm-2am

Help us a throw a great party for a great cause!
Get a FREE t-shirt!

Shifts: 11am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm, 7pm-10pm, 10pm-1am and 1am-3am.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Sydney ( with your preferred shift.

posted april 22, 2008

Congratulations to the new COUP Board!

Introducing the 2008-2009 COUP Board!

Chair: Jane Li
Asst. Chairs: Agnes Bugaj and Michelle Chun
DM Chairs:Ayoung Lee and Shelley Yang
Facilities/Decoration: Greg Santana and Angela Sun
Entertainment: Anthony Lee and David Kates
Public Relations: Tricia Wu, Padma Chirumamilla, and Diana Li
Marketing: Jenny Chou and Kate Dries
Food/Beverages: Jeff Lee and Tim Walsh
Webmaster: Leo Wang
Administrator: Greg Ng Pack

Congratulations to all new and returning board members!

posted march 9, 2008

2008-2009 COUP Board Applications

If you're interested in joining COUP Board for the 2008-2009 academic year, applications are now available!

Please click here to download the application.

Completed applications are due by email before Friday, April 4, 11:59 PM to Wendy Gonzalez ( Thanks!

posted january 26, 2008

Mardi Gras 2008!

Get your beads and masks out!!! An evening of FREE FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT & MORE!

Fried Chicken
Rice & Beans
Chicken & Vegetarian Gumbo
Assorted Beverages (bring ID if 21+)
King Cakes

The Cooker Boys
RSO performances
Face Painting
Fortune Telling
Your Friends Dancing

VOLUNTEER and get a FREE Mardi Gras event shirt! Interested in Email Padma at

Don't miss out on a WILD night of food, music, and fun!!!

Also, come to receive a 10% discount coupon good for travel anywhere on American Airlines during Spring Break, as well as a chance to win a free roundtrip ticket to anywhere in the 48 States, Carribean, Bahamas, Mexico, and Canada!

posted january 20, 2008

Congratulations to Kuvia/Kangeiko Winners!

Here are the Kuvia/Kangeiko winners for 2008!

1. Dodd-Mead with 47% participation (26/55 people)
2. Salisbury
3. Henderson

Congratulations to our winners!

posted december 12, 2007, last updated january 9, 2008

Kuvia/Kangeiko Events for January 14-18

Monday, January 14
6:00-7:30 AM
Morning Calisthenics (Henry Crown) led by Ted O'Neill
8:30-10:00 PM
Dance Marathon Study Break (Hutch)

Tuesday, January 15

6:00-7:30 AM
Morning Calisthenics led by Kim Goff-Crews and Joy Usner (Henry Crown)
3:30-4:30 PM
Faculty Fireside: Ted Cohen (Alumni House)
Wednesday, January 16
6:00-7:30 AM
Morning Calisthenics led by Kagan Arik (Henry Crown)
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Ice Sculpting (Hutch Courtyard)
12:00 PM
Free Chipotle (Hutch Courtyard)
3:30-4:30 PM
Faculty Fireside: David Bevington (Alumni House)
Thursday, January 17
6:00-7:30 AM
Morning Calisthenics led by Susan Art (Henry Crown)
5:00-7:00 PM
Class of 2011 Hot Chocolate Night (Alumni House)
6:00-9:30 PM
Senior Class Gift Kick-Off, Seniors Only (Seven Ten Lanes)
Friday, January 18
6:00-7:30 AM
Walk to the Point (leaving from Henry Crown) with Morning Calisthenics led by Jean Treese
3:30 PM
Polar Bear Run followed by Bonfire and S'mores (Main Quad)
Runners, please arrive at 3:00 PM.
Immediately following the run
S'mores and Hot Chocolate (Hutch Courtyard)

Get a free t-shirt and 10% American Airlines Discount Coupon (valid for one roundtrip reservation for up to two people) when you come to all five days of Kangeiko morning activities!

posted november 1, 2007

Fall Formal 2007 — Bus Schedule

Departing Reynolds Club
(for Swissôtel Chicago)
Departing Shoreland
(for Swissôtel Chicago)
Departing Swissôtel
(for Shoreland and Reynolds Club)
Note: Sorry! Tickets for Fall Formal are sold out.

posted october 15, 2007

Fall Formal 2007 — Friday, November 2

Join us for Fall Formal 2007 on November 2nd from 8 P.M. to 12 A.M. at Swissôtel Chicago!

Featuring music by DJ Ruki. Drinks and Hors d'œuvres will be served. Transportation provided.

Tickets will be on sale in the Reynolds Club, 11 AM to 3 PM every weekday (Single: $15, Pair: $25). Only a limited number of tickets are available!

Featured Menu:

— Hors d'œuvres:

  • Smoked chicken, black bean salad, phyllo
  • Rock Shrimp on Tortilla with Avocado
  • Crab Cake with Tarragon and Fennel
  • Asiago Rissotto Croquette
  • Mini Beef Wellington en Croute

— Antipasta Station:

  • Prosciutto, Provolone, Genoa Salami, Capacola, Mozzarella, Banana Peppers, Marinated Roma Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Peppers, Grilled Zucchini, Eggplant, Squash, Signature Breads, Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar.

— Fruit Display:

  • Fresh Sesonal Fruits, Berries and Pomegranate Dip

Please check out our Facebook page, and pictures from last year's Fall Formal!

posted october 15, 2007

Photos from Blues and Ribs 2007

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Blues and Ribs a success!

October 12, 2007 - 12 Photos

Blues and Ribs 2007

For more photos, please visit our photo gallery.

posted september 29, 2007

Blues and Ribs — Friday, October 12

Join us at Ida Noyes Hall from 9 P.M. to 1 A.M. at Blues 'n' Ribs for a night of great food, dancing, music, and fun!

Performers: Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band, Nellie "Tiger" Travis and the Men in Black, and the Nu Blu Band!

Charcoal Grilled St. Louis Ribs
Corn Muffins
Cole Slaw
American Potato Salad
Assorted Cold Drinks

Vegetarian Menu:
Spanakopita (phylo wrap filled with spinach and fresh dill)
Corn Muffins
Cole Slaw
American Potato Salad
Assorted Cold Drinks

Hope to see you there!

posted september 14, 2007

Family Weekend Homecoming Barbecue — Saturday, October 20

Family Weekend Homecoming Barbecue, sponsored in part by COUP!
56th Street, between Cottage Grove and Ellis Avenue
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join University of Chicago students, families and alumni for a barbecue to celebrate Homecoming with fun activities and athletic events. The Inter-House Council will host their annual Tug-of-War competition

For more information, please visit

posted september 14, 2007

coup website redesign

Welcome to the redesigned webpage for the University of Chicago's Council on University Programming! Stay tuned for more information on Blues and Ribs and all the exciting events planed for the upcoming year

Please direct any questions and comments to the webmaster (

The archive for the 2006-2007 site can still be viewed at

We're looking forward to a great year!

posted may 6, 2007

congratulations and welcome to new coup board members

Introducing the 2007-2008 COUP Board!

Chair: Wendy Gonzalez
Asst. Chairs: Michelle Chun and Jane Li
DM Chair: Sydney Ahearn
Facilities/Decoration: Agnes Bugaj and Greg Santana
Entertainment: Anthony Lee and Alexandra Long
Public Relations: Tricia Wu, Jane Peng, and Padma Chirumamilla
Marketing: Jenny Chou and Kate Dries
Food/Beverages: Jeff Lee and Florence Choo
Webmaster: Leo Wang
Administrator: Greg Ng Pack

Congratulations to all new and returning board members!

© 2007 University of Chicago Council on University Programming