This semester, Mercyhurst’s Student Activities Council is working hard to bring people from all over the country to our campus.
A few months back, the group attended a conference to brainstorm ideas of who and what to entertain our students as the weather finally brightens up. Each member of S.A.C. organizes their own event, and next week, Kaleigh Ruggiero, a sophomore SAC member, will be organizing her own.
At the National Association for Campus Activities conference, two artists in particular caught Ruggiero’s eye: Teddy Geiger and Tiffany Houghton.
These two will be performing on campus Sat., Feb. 15, in the Taylor Little Theatre.
Houghton is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Dallas, TX. She moved to Nashville at the age of 17 to begin her career and has been making progress ever since. The singer may be small, but her performance will be a show our campus will not forget.
She recently released a single “High” on iTunes and is currently working on her first album. A native of Dallas, TX, Tiffany kicked off her east coast college tour on Feb. 3, and will be visiting campuses including University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, California University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, as well as Mercyhurst.
Teddy Geiger has been around the block a few times, debuting his single “For You I Will” from the album Underage Thinking in 2006. He embarked on an international tour at the age of sixteen and has starred in the movie The Rocker in 2008. Although Geiger has taken a few years off from producing his own music, he has been writing songs for bands like One Direction and Tiesto.
Recently, Geiger has put himself back on the map by releasing The Last Years, currently available on iTunes, and hitting the road.
Besides Mercyhurst, he will be visiting the Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, California University of Pennsylvania, St. Bonaventure University, and Akron, Ohio to perform.
Although organizing an event of this capacity, Ruggiero is very excited to see her hard work pay off.
She and fellow S.A.C. member Michelle Farley have been taking requests from the artists, organizing the event and advertising to the campus for the big night.
“Although preparing for two artists to perform is harder than one, we have enjoyed preparing for Tiffany and Teddy,” Ruggiero says.
She also said she expects the night to be a huge success. All of Mercyhurst is excited for this upcoming event and to welcome two talented artists to our campus.