Posts Tagged 'Contests'

Hearts for Haiti Raffle Information

Post Updated – March 2

As part of the BKM Hall Council’s Hearts for Haiti campaign, you’ve got a chance to have any of the following sweet things in your possession:

Yep, those are signed posters by the defending Lacrosse national champions, this year’s resurgent SU Football squad and new head coach Doug Marrone.  They are among the prizes we have available for BKM’s Hearts for Haiti raffle.

The rules are simple. Between this weekend and March 6 Tuesday, March 9 visit either the Booth or Kimmel main desks between 8 p.m. and midnight to purchase an entry to the raffle (two entries for $1). Your name will get put into our master list of raffle entrants and you can fill out as many index cards as you purchased with your name, room/hall and general contact information.  Afterwards, keep an eye out for information about our drawing (and subsequent event) on Tuesday, March 6 March 9 for your chance to claim one of our fabulous prizes (don’t worry – we have more stuff than signed posters for the non-SU Athletics fan).  Winners will get to select their prize based on what’s left when their name is drawn (so say we have some BKM Hall Council Sporks left over and you’d prefer that to a signed Doug Marrone poster… be our guests).

Any questions can be directed towards You can also e-mail in if you’re interested in purchasing tickets but cannot make it between 8 p.m. and midnight for some reason. Additional raffle sales hours will occur on select days at tabling sessions within BKM so stay tuned for info on that as well.

All proceeds go to the Partners in Health charity.


Five On-Campus Events To Check Out in February

In no particular order…


The 5th Annual Library Lock-In: “It Was a Dark and Brainy Night at Bird Libraryis coming soon! The event is scheduled to be held on February 26, 2010, from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to explore Bird Library after hours and compete against each other in teams of two by searching the library for answers to challenging questions. Free food will be available for all participants. First prize is a $400 gift card to the SU Bookstore, second prize is $200 and third place is $100. Other prizes include gift cards for Carousel Mall, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and more.

Registration forms will be available at residence hall main desks, the Goldstein Student Center, the Office of Residence Life, and at the E.S. Bird Library beginning Friday January 29th.  The first 120 undergraduate students (60 teams) can participate. There is a $5 registration fee per student ($10 per team). Submit registrations forms and fees by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2010 at the Office of Residence Life at 111 Waverly Ave., Suite 200 (above the Health Center).


What do you think about how some students claim that our campus is segregated? If you agree, how do we go about changing our campus culture? If you don’t agree, what do you believe is contributing to this perception?

Join a group of students who are seeking out ways to make this a more inclusive campus for everyone. Be a part of bringing about positive change. The first annual Day of Dialogue is to help learn about and improve our ability to talk to those that are different from us.  The program is designed to break down barriers between students in order to foster a more collaborative, community-oriented culture on campus. Perceived differences can interfere with open communication and that can get in the way of positive change.

The Day of Dialogue will be held from 10am to 3pm (with lunch included) on February 13th. You will receive the details including a schedule for the day and locations of the sessions with your confirmation letter once you have registered. Registration sign up is at


Every Thursday and Sunday at 8:00 pm, S.C.O.P.E. and UU show movies on South Campus in the Goldstein Student Center. They have a great lineup of movies this Spring, including several double features. View the entire schedule here:


Click the poster and you’ll be redirected to cinemagic.


The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services will be hosting Off-Campus Housing 101 on Friday, February 5th at 1:30pm in Hall of Languages room 101 for students who are looking to learn about off-campus housing options for Fall 2010.  The session with cover how to find an apartment, avoid a bad rental experience and everything you need to know about leases.

The second “6 Word Contest” : Reflect on your Fall Semester

After such success in October’s Shen Wei competition, the ORL Academic Initiatives vision team is proudly bringing you their second “6 word” contest. This time the topic is “Reflect on your experience at SU this past semester in a 6 word sentence.”

Entries are due to me at by December 21, 2009. The top three winners will be featured on the ORL website.

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Share Your Experience in Six Words

Reflect on your experience at SU this past semester in a six word sentence and you could win a gift certificate to the bookstore!

Entries are Due to Ashmini H. at         by 5pm on

December 21, 2009

The top three winners will  be featured on the ORL Academic Initiatives


**The Six Words Reflection is adapted from Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoirs project and Newsweek’s Six Words**

Design a logo, win $100.

Visit the InsideSU page for further details…

BKM Hallwide Roommate Game (and the Campus-Wide to follow: Tuesday, 6 p.m.)


*Prizes at the campus wide are coming from FYE and Microsoft (so even if you don’t compete…head over for the raffles and door prizes!)


Credit: WaterIsABlog @NYU for the poster

Pennywars to raise money for local charity!


Quick Rules:

Positive points awarded for pennies…

Negative points for every other coin or bill..

Money can be donated into any floor’s container (all located at the appropriate main desk). The money will be shared/split between either the CNY Food Bank and/or the ORL Orange Angels program.

A contest for the sustainable minded… (create SU’s “green” sticker!)

Syracuse University students looking for a way to combine their green, sustainable conscience with their creative, artistic side can enter the “Lights Out” sticker contest to contribute to SU’s goal of climate neutrality, as outlined in its recently released Climate Action Plan.

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and SU’s Sustainability Division have teamed up to launch a contest in which students compete to design stickers that remind students, faculty and staff to turn off the lights if they are the last to leave a classroom, if they leave their room/office for more than 10 minutes, or if they leave for the day.

NYPIRG and the Sustainability Division have the common goal of bringing awareness to the campus to decrease its carbon footprint. Concerned members of the SU community have contacted both organizations about the need to reduce the amount of electricity consumed when lights are left on in unoccupied spaces. In the fight to lower carbon emissions, save energy and respond to the community’s concern, NYPIRG and the Sustainability Division will display the winning sticker to remind all students, faculty and staff to turn lights off when leaving. The sticker contest will run until Nov. 30.

The sticker with the best message will be displayed above light switches across campus. In addition, the person who wins the contest will receive a gift certificate to the SU Bookstore for $250. Second and third places will receive gift certificates to area businesses.

To qualify for the contest, each sticker submission must be no larger than 4 inches wide by 2 and a half inches high and convey a message that will remind occupants to turn off lights when leaving a room. All contestants should go to Syracuse University Student Promotional Pack to print or download the contest details and rules.

All affidavits and submissions should be mailed or emailed to Melissa Cadwell at or through campus mail to 621 Skytop Road, Suite 130.