Monday, April 22, 2013

UNO Readies for SUCbAUF XXVI

CrawfishSeven thousand pounds of boiled crawfish are on the agenda for SUCbAUF XXVI, a favorite annual event at the University of New Orleans.

Seven thousand pounds of boiled crawfish are on the agenda at the University of New Orleans, where students, faculty and administrators at the University of New Orleans are gearing up for a favorite annual event.

Students Unwinding with Crawfish, beer and Unprecedented Fun, or SUCbAUF, (pronounced Suck-Off) is an all-campus crawfish boil now entering its 27th year. Students are not allowed to advertise beer – and many are not of legal age to drink it – hence the small "b" in the well-known campus title. The event is hosted annually by the UNO Student Activities Council, which has lined up a host of fun activities and entertainment.

"It's the biggest event of the year. It's not only a tradition on campus but it's also a tradition that has stayed with alumni," said Joseph Solis, SAC marketing chair. "Alumni always show up and ask throughout the year about SUCbAUF."

SUCbAUF XXVI is slated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 in the HPC Fields. Admission is free for UNO students, $5 for UNO faculty and staff and $10 for the general public. An invitation states: Eat until you drop – or we run out of crawfish. The event runs all day, Solis said, so that students may attend in between classes and alumni may swing by on their lunch breaks.

Taking the stage at the spring event are: UNO student band Filament, DJ G-Cue, The Honorable South, FreedomSpeaks, Violinist T-Ray and DJ RQAway. Violinist T-Ray is a recent UNO alumnus, Trenton Thomas.

Other fun includes: a rock-climbing wall, photo booth, obstacle course and more. This year's SUCbAUF will include an Art Walk, in which UNO students will showcase their artwork.

The event is one of the biggest of the year and SAC needs a lot of help. All volunteers will receive a VIP bracelet that allows them to skip all the crawfish lines.

"Because we have done it for so long, it's an event that runs very smoothly," said Solis.

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