Wake Up in Wilson kicked off on Wednesday morning in Hirst Lounge, beginning a new series of events taking place in Wilson Commons. The first event kicked off to anticipation and featured a Rochester History theme.
On the last Wednesday of every month, Hirst Lounge will play host to Wake Up in Wilson. Held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., students can purchase a coffee and a featured treat for $2, as well as discounted books offered in conjunction with the campus bookstore.
Each month there will be a different theme, and the features of each event will be defined by the theme.
In the inaugural event, books were available for purchase from authors that will be featured speakers during events on campus during Meliora Weekend.
Integral to the “wake up” service provided by the event is coffee, and to facilitate the delivery of caffeine, Dining Services is instituting a refill program. “There are mugs you can get, and then if you have those mugs, any time you come to Wake Up in Wilson, you can fill them up for 50 cents,” Director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations Cam Schauf said.
This month, the coffee-filled extravaganza will be highlighting local items such as Balsam Bagels, Caroline’s Cream Cheese, coffee from the Women’s Coffee Connection, Redjacket Cider and Apple Crumb Cake made with New York apples.
Event planners intend to publicize the events well and plan to have significant student turnout despite the early hour.
“Student Activities, Dining Services, and River Campus Bookstore are putting on this program from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m,” Schauf said. “There will be posters around.”Sixth Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race completedThe sixth annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy race was run on Sunday, commemorating the life of the noted Rochester suffragist.
The race was a five-kilometer run/walk over a flat course between the Susan B. Anthony House and UR. Participation was open to the public, and the runners included many UR students.
Participating in the race cost $12 for college students and $15 to $20 for the general public. Proceeds from the race are earmarked for continuing educational programs at the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership and the Susan B. Anthony House.
Finishing first overall in the race was UR alumni Marcus Gage with a time of 17 minutes, 22 seconds. In seventh was the first female alumnus to finish, Megan Hyland, with a time of 19:46.
The top male and female student finishers were senior Joe Bell with a time of 20 minutes, 14 seconds and freshman Angelica Pollock with a time of 22 minutes and 11 seconds.
The first man and woman to cross the finish line were each awarded $150, and additional prizes were available for the top finishers in various age groups.
Also, the first UR students to finish and the first UR alumni to finish were recognized.
The race began at 10 a.m., and concluded 46 minutes and 10 seconds later.
At the end of the race, the Vocal Point a cappella group sang the classic women’s rights anthem “Bread and Roses.”
In addition, there was a children’s “Fun Run” around the Eastman Quad.
“It felt really great to participate in something so meaningful and in tribute to someone who did so much for our school and community,” sophomore Kate Trono said.Reporting by Catelyn Halusic and Matt Majarian.