Welcome Week Recap

Welcome Week is officially over but not without leaving the students of Campbell University with lots of new memories.

To start out the week, the incoming class had their own party and celebration on Saturday August 15.

On Sunday, after all the other students had moved back on campus, BINGO was enjoyed in Turner Auditorium.  Congratulations to all who won a great prize! I am sure you know that every other student is jealous of you.

On Monday was That Drummer That DJ where students rocked out to some hits that were remixed and with a good beat.  CAB handed out glow sticks and during the show, they tossed airplanes and glowing beach balls from the balcony of Turner Auditorium.

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Did you miss out on the show? Here is a clip from it on our YouTube:

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Tuesday was the Street Fair and we hope you signed up for everything you want to be a part of.  Remember that college doesn’t last forever and if there is something you want to do, there is always a way to make time for it.  More importantly, we hope that you have chosen to be a part of the yearbook staff.  If you didn’t sign up with us at street fair, its not too late!

Wednesday was the first day of classes and we hope it was a great one for everyone.

Thursday, an Improv group came.  They were called Mission Improvable.

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If you missed this show as well, you can view one of the skits they performed for us on our YouTube:

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On Friday was the Party in the Park, a tradition that has been around at Campbell for many years now.  Pelican’s Snowballs, pizza, mud volleyball, water slides, and even pools were added this year.

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Written By: Hannah Gooding

While You Were Gone… April 10-12

This past weekend was filled with events such as Big SURS, Operation In As Much, and a variety of CAB events.  Students from all over the Big South Conference came to Campbell to show off what they have been researching.  Many students from Campbell received high awards for their research at the awards ceremony on Saturday.

Operation In As Much began Saturday morning and many different groups from campus went to different places to serve the local community.

Saturday night was the Harry Potter themed Human Chess Match.  Glasses similar to Harry’s were given out and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was shown outside while others competed in chess.  The winning team received a beanie with the Gryffindor colors.

Sunday was a trip to the whitewater center in Charlotte.  Students not only whitewater rafted, but they also, rock climbed, zip lined, and participated in ropes courses.  The last CAB trip of the year is coming up and there are still spaces available.  If you would like to go, visit the student center.  The trip is to Tennessee.

More events this week;

Friday: Baseball game at 6 pm and a Lacrosse game at 7 pm

Saturday: Baseball game at 4 pm

Sunday: Baseball at 2 pm and Lacrosse at 2 pm

While you were Gone… April 3-5

This past weekend was a lovely weekend for Easter.  Campbell students relaxed with friends and family and celebrated that Christ has risen.

While campus was quiet this past weekend, it will not be this coming week.  The last play for the 2014-2015 school year will be this weekend, April 10, 11, and will continue the next weekend.

Big SURS will be taking place on campus this weekend as well.  It is a time for undergraduate students to show all that they have researched this year and it will not just be Campbell students.  It is for the Big South conference and this year is the 7th annual Big SURS and Campbell will be hosting.   It will begin Friday afternoon and end Saturday afternoon.

More events:

Monday April 6th: 7 p.m. NCAA Championship viewing party in Carter Gym

Tuesday April 7th: 6 p.m. Baseball game

Wednesday April 8th: 6 p.m. Baseball game    7 p.m. Spring concert with Lee Brice, The Cadillac Three and Chase Bryant

Friday April 10th: 3 p.m. Women’s lacrosse game   7 p.m. Alabama Rain   9 p.m. Into the Woods is playing in Turner Auditorium

Saturday April 11th: 8 a.m to 2 p.m.  INASMUCH day of service   7 p.m. Alabama Rain   6-8 p.m. Human Chess Game in Saylor Park

Sunday April 12: CAB trip to the Whitewater Center.  If you would like to go, sign up in the Oasis as soon as possible.

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While you were Gone… March 20-22

This past weekend was the end of Spring Fling.  Friday night was a double feature of both Captain America movies to go with the America week theme of the week.  On Saturday morning, students gathered to volunteer with special needs adults.  It was a great experience for everyone involved.  Later that day, was the spring formal at the Grand Marquise in Garner, North Carolina.  The venue looked gorgeous and the chocolate covered strawberries were delightful.  Once a few line dances were played, the dance floor stayed packed with people in fabulous dressed and suits.

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This coming week may not be as busy as last week, but with Relay for Life on Friday, many committees are under pressure to have everything ready for the fundraiser.

This week:

Monday March 23: Academic Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Wiggins Library.   A woman’s tennis match will be at 2:30.  CAB General Meeting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday March 24: Students can begin signing up for the Tennessee trip which will be April 17-19.

Wednesday March 25: Relay for Life Team Captain meeting at 5 p.m. in the Trustee Room.

Friday March 27: Relay for Life at 3 p.m. in Academic Circle.  Baseball game at 6 p.m.

Written By: Hannah Gooding

While You Were Gone… March 13-15

This weekend was filled with great events mostly revolving around food and who doesn’t love that?!  Friday night started off with a showing of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  While the majority of students probably already saw this blockbuster film, this was a great opportunity to see it again.  Just like Catching Fire, this movie had a cliffhanger that makes us all want to watch the next one as soon as we can.

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Early Saturday morning, the Math and ITS department put on a Pi-K.  Students and faculty ran for the opportunity to celebrate Pi- day in a race to get eat pie.  While Pi Day celebrations are held every year, this year it was special because not only was it 3.14, but it was 3.14.15, the first 5 digits of pi.  To make the race even more interesting, they celebrated at 9:26.53 a.m. which are the next digits in Pi.  This year was the ultimate celebration in Pi Day history and the Pi-K was a great way to celebrate.

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While students still came out to the Pi-K in the rain, CAB wasn’t too sure about having Medieval Festival in the rain and they post-poned till Sunday at 3 p.m. in Academic Circle.  Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day and it was great that they post-poned because it truly felt like Spring had come.  Medieval Festival was complete with food such as corn dogs, turkey legs, corn on the cob, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, and root beer.  Goblets were provided for students to sip and they were heard saying that this event had the best food of all events so far this year.  The activities were great fun as well.  From taking pictures in a stockade to jousting with friends and foes, a great time was had on Sunday afternoon.

In sports this weekend, The baseball team had three wins at home while the girls lacrosse team lost.

This week is Spring Fling and there are some great events happening.

Monday: The Rock-n-Roll Ball/Bubble Ball will take place at 6 at the Football Field.  This event is where you can wear an inflatable ball and play soccer.  Running into people and knocking them over is allowed!

Tuesday: Baseball at 6 p.m. A coupon for a free Taco Bell taco will be given out.  At 7 p.m. in the Rumley Center, you can get a Spring Fling T-shirt and tie-dye it.  Sundaes will be provided.

Wednesday: Men’s Tennis match at 2 p.m.  A State Fair Festival is at 6 p.m. in Saylor Park.  There will be games, a pig pickin’ and a bonfire.

Thursday: A Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting will be held in the Trustee Room at 5 p.m.  At 8 p.m. is the Preferred Parking Comedy Show in Turner Auditorium.  Come, enjoy a few laughs, and get Connections 200 credit.

Friday: A Double feature of both Captain America movies starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Men’s Tennis match at 10 a.m. Spring Formal in Garner at 8 p.m.

Written By: Hannah Gooding

While We Were Gone… Spring Break

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Many things have happened over spring break.  From the Big South Tournament to the CAB trip, spring break is an exciting time that means we are getting closer to another school year being over.

Many students went to Myrtle Beach for spring break to participate in the Big South Tournament, to attend the game, and to enjoy the beach.  While the sea, fog, and wind may have been a setback for enjoying the beach, it was an exciting time at Coastal Carolina where the tournament was held.  The men’s basketball team had a good game on Wednesday, March 4, but lost to Garner Webb.  The women, however, won their game on Thursday and went on to the semi-finals.

The students who went on the cruise with CAB had an excellent time enjoying the weather of the tropics.  They were supposed to go to four ports: Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Roatan.  However, the waves were too high for their boat to dock in Roatan and they only went to the other three ports, but who can complain with an otherwise excellent cruise in warm weather?!

For the Pine Burr staff, spring break was an exciting time when the last pages of this year’s yearbook was sent off to be printed.  We are excited to announce that our book will be ready for students to pick up in April and more details will be coming up as it gets closer.

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing spring break and is ready to enjoy the last two months here at Campbell for the 2014-2015 year.

This weeks events:

Tuesday March 10: Lacrosse game at 4

Wednesday March 11: Salsa night at 7 in Rumley

Thursday March 12: Holi Festival at 6 in Saylor Park

Friday March 13: Baseball game at 6 and Movie night: Mockingjay Part 1 at 9 in Turner Auditorium

Saturday March 14: Pi-K at 8:30 in the Lundy Parking Lot, Lacrosse game at 1, Medieval Games at 3 in Academic Circle, and a baseball game at 4.

Written By: Hannah Gooding

While you were Gone… January 30 – February 1

This past weekend was the second annual Desert Dive at Keith Hills Pool.  About 30 students came out to jump into cold water to receive a t-shirt.  They stood around at first listening to the water themed music from places such as Pirates of the Caribbean and other movies as they worried about how cold the water would be.  After the first person jumped in, more people followed in nervous anticipation.  The shirts they received were purple and said “oops, I double dipped!” referring to it being the second annual.

Here is what is going on this week:

Monday: Woman’s Basketball Game at 7 p.m. in Gore Arena.  Free Camels for a Cure shirts!  Greek Recruitment begins.

Tuesday:  Founder’s week Celebration begins.  Men’s Basketball Game at 7 p.m. in Gore Arena.  Dress up like Founder J.A. Campbell for a chance to win $250.  Gaylord bobble heads will be given out.

Wednesday: Founder’s Day Scavenger Hunt going on all day.  Check out CAB’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for clues all day long.

Thursday: Women’s Basketball Game at 7 p.m. in Gore Arena.

Friday: Men and Women’s Tennis matches at 2 p.m.  At 3 p.m. the Founder’s Day Statue will be unveiled.  T-shirts will be given out and free cupcakes.  Wear orange all day long to celebrate! At 9 p.m. is Sleepless Nights in Carter Gym.  Wear your pajamas and bring school supplies to join in with a charity dance.