College Bowl dominates tournament
Last weekend, the Quiz Bowl team participated in the Great Lakes Regional and Cornell University, taking first place in both events.
“It was the first time that we’ve swept like that,” Business Manager Brendan Vaughn said.
UR had two teams in a field of seven, and each team was played twice for a total of 14 rounds. The Div. I team, which is made up of graduates and undergraduates, had a record of 12-0. The Div. II team is made up solely of undergraduates, and they had a record of 9-3.
The teams’ recent successes have resulted in two bids for the national tournament at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in April. There will also be a 10 question quiz bowl in the Hive next Thursday, sponsored by the Thelion Society.
UR Concerns Fair prepares open forum for dialogue
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, the UR Concerns Fair plans on discussing issues such as freshman housing, parking, free speech, and campus recycling, along with many others.
The event is open to everyone and takes place in the Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons.
The Campus Times, Campus Parking Committee, Pride Network, No Sweat, Safe Zone, MASA, Women’s Caucus, SALSA, BSU, Freshman Housing Council, Grassroots, CSN, Amnesty International will all be involved in the fair.
To find out more info on the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of African culture and fashion held
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Black Students’ Union will be holding the annual Pan-African Exposition at 5 p.m. in the Strong Auditorium.
This year’s theme is “Kings and Queens,” which will include scenes from early African royal families, the Motown Era and the Civil Rights Era. Live music, poetry and dance will accompany the event. Vocal Point will also make a guest appearence.
The event is $3 for students and $5 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Common Market.
For more information, call x53068.
Posters for fake swinger’s club placed around campus
The posters read, “High sex drive? Can’t get enough? Join the U of R’s first ever Swinger’s Club.”
Certain requirements were layed out for applicants, including being “STD free” and “open to new ideas.”
Both a phone number and a Web address were placed on the bottom for contact purposes. When dialed, the number reached Parking Services. The parking office said they had not received any calls about the flier.
The Web address, however, links viewers to a real swinger’s club in Wisconsin.
3 on 3 Charity Challenge to further education
The third annual 3 on 3 Charity Challenge will be held on March 3 in the River Campus Sports Complex from noon until 5 p.m.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the World Education Fund for Women, a non-profit organization that raises funds for females in developing countries to continue their education.
The top three winning teams will receive prizes donated by area vendors.
Teams must sign up in the Intramural Office in teh Sports Complex by March 1. The entrance fee is $20 for a team of four and $5 for each additional player.
For more information, please call 475-1883.Reporting by Chadwick Schnee, Kara DeSantis and Karen Taylor.