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A student event planner and a food-loving violinist

By Daniela Vidal and MacKenzie Reagan | Oct. 29, 2013

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Joey Greenstein
MSA Director of Student Activities

Did you go to the Youngblood Hawke concert Friday? Are you going to the free Wednesday movies? Remember when The Neighbourhood played the Fall Welcome Concert?

You have senior Joey Greenstein of Kirksville to thank. As the Missouri Students Association’s Director of Student Activities, Greenstein is in charge of planning and managing all of the Department of Student Activities events, concerts and speakers.

Greenstein says that it’s not just him.

“A lot of people are working hard every day,” Greenstein says.

Greenstein thrives on learning about “what it takes” to put on the events that DSA plans.

“(I enjoy) getting to see behind the scenes,” Greenstein says. “(And) being able to work with such amazing people.”

(Note: As Greenstein said this, two DSA members ambushed him with NERF guns.)

Greenstein, a marketing major and a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, says that he is extremely grateful for all the professional-level marketing experience he has received through his involvement with DSA.

Lee “Brennus” Wenzbauer
Violinist and ethnic food lover

After living in Chicago for 17 years, the chilly winds at this time of season are “mild” for Lee “Brennus” Wenzbauer.

Wenzbauer plays violin throughout parts of downtown Columbia. One of his playing stops is in front of Middlebush Hall.

Thirteen years and three months ago, Wenzbauer began to play the violin after his contract as a computer programmer ended.

“It was very challenging (learning to play),” Wenzbauer says. “It was after about three years playing started to be pleasant.”

In addition to playing the violin, he also plays the flute.

“I know about 500 pieces of music, half for the violin and half for the flute,” Wenzbauer says.

Chicago not only showed Wenzbauer the true meaning of wind, but it also exposed him to a variety of foods. One of his favorite food memories from The Windy City is a Pakistani dish from a restaurant called Delhi Darbar Kabab House: catfish tikka.

“(Delhi Darbar) is the real thing,” Wenzbauer says. “It's open from 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. because of the hours Pakistani cab drivers work.”

Through his various experiences in different parts of the country, Wenzbauer knows that when something challenging comes up, he needs to “step back and think about it.”

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