Benching for Waterville

We would like to introduce a new event to Colby for the spring of 2015: the 1st Annual Benching for Waterville fundraiser.

Here are some details on this new fundraiser to be held on Friday, April 24th, at 4pm in the Athletic Center:
-Teams of 4 will compete for maximum-rep bench pressing in one of these four weight classes: 45/95, 135, 185, or 225 (pounds)
– There are four categories that a team can enter in (choose 1): Men’s, Women’s, Mixed-Gender, and Best Costume. Winners are based on a formula that takes in the amount you benched as well as your body weight so the playing field is even!
-Winners in each category will receive prizes totaling $100 in value. Winning teams will be determined by a weighted-average mathematical formula that takes into account, for each team member, the weight that they bench, their number of repetitions, and their body weight.
-All participants will receive a “Benching for Waterville” T-shirt
-All participants are encouraged to help themselves to pizza and refreshments provided by the Korner Store

The cost of entry for Colby students is $10 per person ($40 per team) and all profits will be donated to the Future of Maine Foundation, which helps local high school students pay for the expenses of studying in college.

There are two ways to register a team:
Use the following link: http://tinyurl.com/benchingforwaterville
OR
come see us in the Spa Monday-Friday this week, any time from 10-1pm

We look forward to seeing you and your team “Bench for Waterville“!

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2015-2016 SGA Executive Board Applications

Colby,

I hope everyone’s Spring Break is off to a great start!

Brittany Chin and Michael Loginoff are excited to announce that SGA Executive Board applications for the 2015-2016 academic year have officially opened! The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 5th at 9pm. Any applications e-mailed after that time will not be accepted – no exceptions.

Use this link to access the application.

https://drive.google.com/a/colby.edu/file/d/0BzYDgNvM-58FSERzOVRJQXVsdkU/view

Brittany and Mike will be reviewing potential team members to work with during next year. It is important to note that rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply. However, applicants must be on campus for both semesters (being away for JanPlan is acceptable).

Aside from the President and Vice President of SGA, the Executive Board is currently comprised of the already-elected Treasurer and four appointed positions: Parliamentarian, Publicity Chair, Administrative Assistant, and Multicultural Affairs Chair.  In the application, you can find job descriptions adapted from the SGA Constitution.

To apply for the Executive Board, please send your applications to Brittany Chin (btchin@colby.edu) AND Michael Loginoff (mplogino@colby.edu).

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Brittany or Mike.

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S.G.A. Social Justice in Action Learning Series.

Parallel Lives: A Mentor and Mentee Act for Social Justice
March 18, 2015
Pugh Center, 7 p.m.

What happens when a mentor and his former mentee meet to talk about influence, purpose, and social justice? A discussion like no other ensues…

Dr. Chris Myers Asch is the Chris is a graduate of Duke University with a Ph.D in American History from the University of North Carolina, and an alumnus of Teach For America. He co-founded the Sunflower County Freedom Project in 1998 and the U.S. Public Service Academy initiative in 2006, and is the author of The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer (2008).

Mr. Chis Perkins is a graduate of the Sunflower County Freedom Project, and is a graduate of Berea College. He is currently the manager of Volunteer Recruitment and Development at Higher Achievement.

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REMINDER: SGA 2015-2016 Debate TONIGHT

Join us this TONIGHT, March 12th for the 2015-2016 SGA Election Debates at 8pm in Ostrove (Diamond)

Candidates for student body President and Vice President, as well as Treasurer, will be debating policy issues related to their campaigns. Questions will be provided by the Colby Echo, with time for student body questions near the end of the program.

Come out, be informed, and take an active roll in selecting your student government for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

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Polar Bear Dip This Saturday!

This Saturday is the annual Alfond Youth Center Polar Bear Dip! Every year, groups of Colby students attend the Polar Bear Dip to help fundraise for the Alfond Youth Center, and to spend a short afternoon participating in a great event alongside the Waterville community.

This event helps fund the AYC’s Kids’ Kitchen, which serves over 40,000 hot meals a year to approximately 200 children on a daily basis. About 67% of the children receiving a meal after school say this is the last meal of the day for them.

We would love to send some Colby students over for the event! The plunge takes place at 11AM at the Oakland Snow Pond Swimming Area. It’s a great way to finish off the day after Doghead morning, or to participate in an alternative activity for the day.

For more information and to register, go here:
http://clubayc.org/index.php/news-and-events/shamrock-shiver-dip.html

If you have further questions are are in need of taxi vouchers for transportation, contactcvc@colby.edu!

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