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:


Avast!—Whoa, look at that!



These are just the basics. To learn more about Talk Like a Pirate Day, visit

Sushi Night

Head out to the Student Center now for Sushi Night! It is gonna be fun and filled with tons of yummy sushi. There will even be a demonstration by Dr. You on how to make sushi!

Next Week: Sept. 17-23, 2012

A few of the featured events for next week:

Sept. 17-22: Hobbit Week – Wiggins Library CMMC

Sept. 17: CAB – Sushi Night, Student Center, 6:00 pm

Sept. 17: Hobbit Week: Open Theatre Reading, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library

Sept. 18-Nov. 7: Studio Art Class Exhibit, Sauls Gallery

Sept 18: Hobbit Week: Free Face Painting, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library

Sept. 19: Hump Day Challenge

Sept. 19: Hobbit Week: Middle Earth Coloring Pages, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library

Sept. 19: LFSB Gore Servant Leadership Awards, 10:00 am

Sept. 19: Fine Arts Informal Recital, 4:10 pm, Scott Concert Hall

Sept. 20: Divinity Lecture Series

Sept. 20: Hobbit Week: Middle Earth Display, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library

Sept. 20: LFSB: Bob Barker Retreat

Sept. 21: Hobbit Week: Dress as a Hobbit Day/ Birthday Celebration, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library

Sept. 21: Volleyball vs. High Point, 7:00 pm

Sept. 22: Volleyball vs. NC Central 12:00 pm

Sept. 22: CAB – Quidditch Tournament, Saylor Park, 2:00 pm

Sept. 22: Volleyball vs. NC A&T, 3:00 pm

Sept. 23: CAB – Frankie’s Funpark Trip, 1:00 pm

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

Camels? Behind the Spit

We have all heard it– “your mascot is a camel? Well, that is ummm unique.” If you’re like me then you might say something like “not just a camel, but the fighting camels. There is a difference.” You may have also wondered why a camel? You may already know. My curiosity led me to check out the story behind the camel. So, here it is… (according to Campbell’s website)

The history of the camel is kind of fuzzy. Apparently, we used to be the Hornets in the 20’s and 30’s, but that all changed in between 1933-1934. No one really knows why it was changed, but it was.

One theory is that camels came from an encounter between Z.T. Kivett and Dr. James Archibald Campbell. After one of the buildings burned down, Dr. Campbell was stating his discouragement to Mr. Kivett. Kivett, in response said, “Your name’s Campbell; then get a hump on you! We’ve got work to do.” Well, Dr. Campbell heard, “You’re a camel, get a hump on you.” Therefore, getting the name camel.

It is kind of a humorous story, but there it is. We are unique! There is only one other camel mascot in the USA, and we are the only one in Division 1. Check out these camel random facts!

  • Camels have been known to eat vegetation, meat, or bone
  • Camels’ normal diet consists of hay, grass, and grains such as wheat and oats
  • Camels have 3 sections to their stomachs. They swallow their food whole and regurgitate it back to be chewed as cud.
  • Camels don’t really spit saliva but spit the cud when agitated
  • Camels are related to llamas and alpacas
  • Camels are pregnant for 13 months
  • Camels are known as “ships of the desert”
  • Camels have 34 teeth
  • Camels’ humps are mostly fat
  • Camels have a 3rd eyelid that acts as a windshield wiper to clean the eye of sand
  • The Campbell camel is a Dromedary camel because it only has one hump
  • Camels’ hair can be made into clothing and makes really warm coats

Take a Camel quiz and see how much you know!