Bingo For Books
The West Hopkins (Kentucky) Family Resource Youth Services Center (FRYSC) hosted a free “Bingo for Books” game earlier this year in the cafeteria at West Hopkins School. There were more than 300 books to choose from at the Bingo for Books event, ranging from child through adult selections. The local FRYSC supports area schools with needs that aren’t funded by the school, such as school supplies, clothing, counselling services, holiday assistance, personal care items, food banks and more.
Waltham, Massachusetts’ Bentley University Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the largest programming organization on campus, providing quality events that meet the educational, recreational and social needs of the Bentley University community. Among those events is their annual Super Bingo, which this year attracted close to 2,000 students to the campus’s Dana Center to play Bingo and compete for such prizes as airline tickets, Boston Bruins tickets, Kindle Fires with cases, an Xbox 360, an iPad, two 42-inch TVs and a variety of gift certificates. A final cover-all was played for the hottest prize of the night—a MacBook Air.
Career Day Bingo
Three Central Georgia school districts marked Career and Technical Education month with a career fair at Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins, Georgia. Georgia TV station WMAZ reported that more than 800 high school sophomores walked the aisles of the Galleria Mall’s Conference Center in Houston County, searching for advice on finding a career path. Representatives from 82 local businesses showed up for the fair. As part of the event, each student was given a Bingo card—not in order to play the popular game, but to help them with their career search. On the cards were different questions they could ask employers to help break the ice and stimulate interaction.
Dirty Bingo Night
After strong backlash, the Union Activities Board at North Carolina State University decided to scale back its “Dirty Bingo Night” schedule, the prizes for which originally were to include sex toys, lubricant and a copy of as some of the prizes. “Dirty Bingo Night” was one of a series of events sponsored by the NCSU Union Activities Board at the Raleigh, North Carolina, campus. The idea was to create an innovative and entertaining way to talk about sex and sex education, particularly on a college campus. The cost of items purchased for the event totaled about $300. In spite of the small sum, a group of students at NCSU were upset that their student fee money was to be spent on such items and began planning a protest. Organizers moved quickly to find alternate funding so that no student fees were connected with “Dirty Bingo Night.”
By Jeffrey Charboneau
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