Let The Involvement Games Begin!

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Let The Involvement Games Begin!

Week two of the Involvement Games commenced on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

The Involvement Center under Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will be hosting the first annual The Involvement Games. The Involvement Games take place from Monday, September 18, 2017, to Friday, September 29, 2017.

"The Involvement Games is a competition open to all Kean University student groups/organizations. Student groups will have the opportunity to compete in various events and challenges throughout the week, interact with members from a variety of student groups, strengthen bonds between group members, and show off their organizational pride!" excerpted from an Involvement Center e-mail.

Over the course of two weeks, there will be a different involvement game for students to partake in. Of course, every game is located throughout different parts of the campus.

The events that will occur during these weeks will be:

  • Minute To Win It
  • Just Shazam It
  • Dodgeball With A Twist
  • Heads Up
  • Jumbo Uno
  • Social Scavenger Hunt
  • Deal Or No Deal
  • Jeopardy Night
  • Speed Challenge

For every game, there is a different amount of students who need to participate. For example, if one club member can make it to the scavenger hunt, but cannot participate in Minute To Win It, that is acceptable. Every club member should have the chance to participate whenever they are available.

The more members who attend the events to represent their organization, the more points the group gets.

At the end of the final week, points will be counted up depending on the participation taken during The Involvement Games. Student organizations will earn points for placing first, second or third in the events and will also have the chance to gain bonus points throughout the week. Bonus points could be obtained by accomplishing bonus tasks.

Of course, with any competitive game at Kean University, there are prizes involved!

The prizes include:

  • First place: $500 towards organization promotional items
  • Second place: $200 towards food group events
  • Third place: A pizza party paid by the Involvement Center

Who would not want more money for their club or free food?

If there are students who are part of any organization and are interested in joining the first annual The Involvement Games, they can fill out the form at the Involvement Center. In addition, students can RSVP to attend the games on Cougar Link. For more information, stop by during an information session for the Involvement Games on Thursday, September 7, 2017 or Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Involvement Center during college hour.

"So you wanna learn a little more about the Involvement Games? Stop by our information session and find out everything you need to know for the tournament, from bonus point events and criteria to surprise giveaways," said Kanayochi Ibe, a junior accounting major and an involvement specialist for The Involvement Center.

Students should sign up as soon as possible! The more groups, the more fun and exciting the competition gets.

Good luck to all student organizations that participate! The Involvement Center is looking forward to seeing which organization will be crowned first place among the Kean University student groups.

about the author

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

Joanna Kristine Ninal is an English education double major with minors in Asian and Chinese studies. Ninal works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte since fall 2016. Ninal loves to play video games, such as “Overwatch” and “Final Fantasy XIV”, as well as create projects such as videos, stories and scripts in her free time. She loves to read and write, especially dramatic and romantic themes in young adult literature like the Harry Potter series and the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. Her goal in life is to be an English teacher and travel around to teach in countries such as Japan, China and South Korea. 

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