The end of Week 4 had quite a bit going on around campus. Numerous fundraisers and awareness events from fraternities and sororities, the official grand opening for the brand new Global Village complex, and the first hockey game of the year, even if it was exhibition.
I did my best to get to each of these events. The events I made included the yogurt eating competition put on by Zeta Tau Alpha, the end of the Pedal For Push America put on by Pi Kappa Phi, Pie a TKE for St. Jude's Children's Hospital put on by Tau Kappa Epsilon, along with the Global Village opening and the hockey game.
Members of Pi Kappa Phi raise money for Push America by biking for 100 consecutive hours.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon took pies to the face in order to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Emily Piccione, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, shows her support for Breast Cancer awareness by participating in a yogurt eating competion.
Even I got into the action of the yogurt eating and I won that round, eating 4 yogurts in about 2 minutes:
Although the weather wasn't great, the opening for Global Village was a nice ceremony with great speeches from many, including SG President Greg Pollock, Provost Haefner,
and Dr. Destler. Global Village looks phenomenal, and it is good to see it open before Brick City Weekend.
Howard Ward, one of the main pieces of the Global Village project, speaks about the facility at the Grand opening on Thursday.
Finally, what else is important at RIT? Hockey! RIT took down the Wilfred - Laurier Golden Eagles by a score of 3-1 in an exhibition. The funniest part of the game is the fact that the start time was delayed over an hour because the visiting team, from Canada, was stuck at the border. Once the game did get started, it was a great time and my home, the Corner Crew, got into its usual antics.
Overall, it was quite an event filled weekend, showing how there are always quite a few things going on at RIT and keeping the campus buzzing.