Department Picnic 2015
Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for the annual department picnic held on September 11, 2015, in the Benson Fishbowl (W170). The night began with a moment of silence to commemorate the victims of the 9-11 attacks fourteen years ago. Dr. Barry Willardson then offered an opening prayer and the party began. A delicious meal of pizza and salad was followed by cake and ice cream. Despite the good food, however, the games were the highlight of the night. Traditional bingo was replaced with “Graduate Student Bingo.” Each square contained the name of a new graduate student to help faculty and students get to know each other. Several students and faculty also played an exciting game of volleyball on the quad. The “Egg Bash” game won the most applause. Dr. Steven Wood and graduate student Shila Chatterjee were chosen to take turns picking eggs to smash against their foreheads. The trick? Most of the eggs were hardboiled, but several were raw. The first person to smash three raw eggs lost. Dr. Wood was covered in yolk by the end of the game and Chatterjee took the prize.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s picnic a success.