Mortal Chess Game
Contact Joel Nemes at (800) 275-7603 ext. 599.
Best Toilet Paper
Filled with campus and community events and advertising for local businesses, the weekly newsletter is hung inside bathroom stalls around campus. However, with a name like this, you know they had to throw a little extra into the pot. Therefore, there are also some baffling questions, factoids, and other little nuggets of information in each issue. And for those of you with laptops, you no longer have to go on campus to use the stalls. SGA President Stewart Parker says there is also an online version, 2-ply. An e-mail version of the more pliable Toilet Paper, it has all of the same information but includes the added comfort of your own stall. So have a seat, do your business, and read your Toilet Paper. RG
Contact Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Residence Life
IRHA helps students navigate the challenges of campus living. New residents receive "Welcome Back" packs with keychains, pencils, cups and notepads. The association also provides a packet containing a phone list of important campus numbers and a list of the acronyms used on campus to help new students get the information they need.
The 7,000 students currently living on campus at UF attend Residence Hall Week, a nine-day event open to all students, featuring nine programs such as IRHAPALOOZA, Mardi Gras, a talent night, movies on the lawn, and sports competitions. "At IRHAPALOOZA this time, we had six bands, and it was huge," says Nicole Taub, president of IRHA. "It takes 40 directors to put the whole week together." The week culminates with Tie and Tails, a semi-formal casino nightclub extravaganza, the proceeds of which go to benefit IRHA's philanthropic endeavor, the American Cancer Society.
The IRHA will also be hosting this year's regional residence hall conference, attended by about 1,000 participants from all over the Southeast. SRR
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Best Show-Off Day
Last year, 53 presentations displayed the best St. Leo's students have to offer in four separate sessions. "We've gotten universal acclaim from everyone, students, visitors, and faculty alike, for the pleasant surprise at the range and quality of the projects being done," says Dr. John Wosniak, dean of arts and sciences. SRR
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The tournament, which has been around since before World War II, took over a decade off and is enjoying a renewal since it changed over from weighing the tarpon on the dock to catch-and-release. It seems only fitting that the event, which raised money for UT's growing marine science program, showed off Tampa Bay and encouraged fishing in an ecologically sound manner. Biology students from the marine science program acted as monitors onboard the tournament's boats to observe the catch and release.
So were the fish biting? "Well, there were some other tournaments taking place in the area, so we didn't bring in that many," says Grant Donaldson, director of public affairs. Prizes were awarded in the most fish, hard luck, women, and junior categories. Several of the larger prizes went in silent auction at the end of the day, so even non-fishing folk could go home winners. SRR
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