NMU students should get out their bucket lists for a presentation this weekend by an MTV show.
“The Buried Life” presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Great Lakes Room of the University Center.
The show, broadcast on MTV, is about four men who set out to accomplish 100 of their dreams, ranging from falling in love to giving a toast at a stranger’s wedding. For every dream they complete, they also help a stranger with one of theirs. The idea of the show centers on, “What do you want to do before you die?”
Platform Personalities is the sponsor behind the group coming to campus. Emily Stenson, president of Platform Personalities and a junior English major, said the decision said that it seemed like a great idea, especially during family weekend.
“We thought it would be a really good family-oriented event,” Stenson said. “It was in our price range, so we decided to go for it.”
Stenson believes that the event will be good for college students too. She said she hopes it will inspire them.
“Everything that you want to accomplish can be done. I think that’s something important for college students to realize,” Stenson said.
While Stenson didn’t work much with “The Buried Life,” she helped get things ready on campus for their arrival.
She explains that when they bring something to campus, they have something called writers, which dictate everything the speaker needs on campus.
“We have to reserve the room, make sure their hotel rooms are reserved, get any food or drinks they want ready, get audio and sound stuff together for the stage,” Stenson said.
Platform Personalities adviser Rachel Harris, associate director of the Center for Student Enrichment and director of Superior Edge, deals with the agency itself.
“I’ll talk to the agents and work out a date that we have an actual facility that they’re able to come, and once we have that matching, I put in an official offer on a university letter head,” Harris said. “They bring it to the speaker and they either say yes or no.”
Harris is also happy for “The Buried Life” to come to campus. She said that unexpected events are going to make the presentation even more exciting.
“(The agent)said that this event is very popular and they’re very, good, lively and energetic and that it’s a really good time and has a good message,” Harris said. “Initially we could only afford to bring two of them. Now, we just found out, all four of them are coming.”
Platform Personalities plans these events far in advance. Negotiations with “The Buried Life” began last semester and Harris said they got their official answer in early summer.
Jackie Wiles, a junior digital cinema and theater major, has watched the show since last winter and is excited for them to speak on campus. She said that she loves the focus of the show.
Wiles said that she will be attending and joked that one of her things to do before she died would be meet “The Buried Life.”
“But really, I would absolutely love to travel the world and maybe one day dance with Lady Gaga,” Wiles said.
The event is open to the public and will be $1 for students and $3 for non-students.