A Little Piece of Home

The Brake Family

So many students make Campbell their home away from home; however, students still miss where they come from and their families. This weekend, many Campbell students had the pleasure of having a little piece of home come to big ole’ Buies Creek– their families! Family weekend is a great chance for students’ family to come and see what students are doing around campus. They finally get to see what actually happens in “camel country”. Families also get to take take part in some awesome activities put on across campus. Allyson Brake, gives an insider’s look to Family weekend as a student and a work study student in the Athletic Marketing & Promotions Department.

The highlight of the weekend for many families was attendance at the volleyball and football games on Saturday. Being a student worker for the Athletic Marketing & Promotions Department, I was able to see first hand how many families really did enjoy these events, including my own. Volleyball was a lot of fun, especially during the game of “Hit the Spot” which encouraged everyone to come participate and try and win a prize by hitting some awesome Campbell gear with a volleyball serve.

The football game saw one of the biggest home crowds of the year, including my own parents and brother; that is until the rain came! Even though the score was not in Campbell’s favor, and the lightening delay caused many people to change their plans, it was an amazing chance to be able to reconnect with our families who did so much to help us get to Campbell!

~Allyson Brake, Communication pre-law sophomore

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Next Week: Oct. 1 – 7, 2012

A few of the featured events for next week:

Oct. 2 – Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia Tech, 7:00 pm

Oct. 2 – Informal Recital, 4:10, Scott Concert Hall

Oct. 3 – Hump Day Challenge

Oct. 4 – Women’s Soccer vs. UNC Asheville, 7:00 pm

Oct.. 4- CAB: Battle of the Bands, 8:00 pm, Turner Auditorium

Oct. 5 – CPHS Career Day, Convocation Center 10:00 – 3:00pm

Oct. 5 – Movie: Amazing Spiderman, 9:00 pm, Turner Auditorium

Oct. 6 – CAB Fall Festival – 11:00 – 6:00 pm Academic Circle

Oct. 6 – Women’s Soccer vs. Presbyterian, 7:00 pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

A Heartfelt Run

What happens to our hearts when we run? Many will find out what their heart feels like when they run at the 3rd annual Campbell Cardiac 5K on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 am. Check out the map at: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/127379163

It is held to celebrate National Family Health and Fitness, and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s goal is to further heart health education and research. To further your education on hearts, start with what happens to our hearts when we run by checking out this video:

After the 5K, there will be a mini health fair where free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings will be given. You can curb your appetite with healthy snacks and learn about over the counter medications from Campbell’s Pharmacy students.

Food Fight!!!

Have you ever dreamed of getting in a food fight? Have you wanted to throw all sorts of food at people that you may or may not know and get crazy messy? Well, there is a food fight happening on campus starting tomorrow, Sept. 25; however, it is not your typical food fight. There won’t be any mess or food flying through the air that will land on your intended target. I know, you are probably thinking what fun is that and what is the purpose. Well, the purpose is to help the Harnett Food Pantry that is in dire need of supplies. They serve 200 families a month and are getting low on supplies. Get your arsenals of cans and food ready to donate to help win this fight. It may not be messy, but it can be fun.

Make it a competition with your friends. See who can donate the most food or even the most random food. Create a scavengar hunt at the grocery store and whoever checks out first wins. Be creative, and do what you can to help out!

Bins will be set up in academic buildings, residence halls, the fitness center, Carter Gym, and the student centers. Targets are everywhere, and you have until Nov. 15. Stock up on your ammunition and fight!

Next Week: Sept. 24-30

A few of the featured events for next week:

Sept. 24 – Indoor Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee Play Begins

Sept. 26: Hump Day Challenge

Sept. 26: Campus Ministry Mission Trip Interest Meeting, 6:00 pm, Taylor Hall Rm. 125

Sept. 26: Kiss the Camel Kickoff and Trivia 7:00 pm

Sept. 27: PLE Lecture, 6:00 pm, Lynch Auditorium

Sept. 28-30: Family Weekend

Sept. 28: Family Putt Putt, 5:00 pm, Keith Hills

Sept. 28: Women’s Volleyball vs. Charleston So., 7:00 pm

Sept. 28: CAB Movie: Brave

Sept. 29: Cardiac 5K and Mini Health Fair, 8:30am

Sept. 29: Family Golf Tournament, 2:00 pm

Sept. 29: Women’s Volleyball vs. Coastal Carolina, 2:00 pm

Sept. 29: Campbell Carnival, Burkot Parking Lot 4:00 pm

Sept. 29: Football vs. Drake, 6:00 pm

Sept. 29: Family of the Year – Halftime

Sept. 30: Women’s Soccer vs. Winthrop, 2:00 pm

Sept. 30: Concert: Jamie Grace, 6:00 pm, Turner Auditorium

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

Hobbits Galore

Check out these photos from Hobbit Week. There was food, fun, presentations, face painting, and plenty of hobbits to go around. If you didn’t go, you definitely missed out! You could have even dressed up like a hobbit, even though you might have been on the tall side for one.

Ahoy Mateys!

There is a pirate that has invaded our campus. Wait! Keep calm! It is nothing to be alarmed about; he is friendly and hopefully will not steal your treasure. Who? It is Zach Roberson, a sophomore in biology. Why, you ask, has he decided to not only dress like a pirate, but also to talk like one? Well, the simple fact is that it is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Not to mention, if he dresses up as a pirate, he can get a free dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, as can anyone else who joins the crew of pirates. If you don’t want to dress like a pirate, then you can get a single free doughnut just by talking like a pirate. Besides the free doughnuts though, it is kind of fun to say “Ahoy!” and “Arrrr” all day.

National Talk Like a Pirate Day was started by John Baur and Mark Summers during a game of racquetball. Apparently, one pulled something when playing, and instead of saying “Ouch!” he said “Arrrr!” The two went with it and kept up the pirate lingo. That was June 6, 1995. They decided they would continue the tradition but not on June 6th, as that is D-Day. They decided on celebrating it on September 19th, Summers’s ex-wife’s birthday. It didn’t become an official holiday until 2002, 10 years ago.  It is an interesting story that gave way to a huge phenomenon. It is now celebrated every September 19th all over the world.

So, it is happy birthday to not only Talk Like a Pirate Day, but today is Zach’s birthday. Make sure to tell him happy birthday when you see his pirate self! Don’t be afraid to join in on the fun with him. You can get free doughnuts for pete’s sake! Arrr!

Here are some pirate words to help you celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day:

Ahoy!—hello

Avast!—Whoa, look at that!

Aye!—yes

Hearties—friends

These are just the basics. To learn more about Talk Like a Pirate Day, visit http://talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html.