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Trivia Challenge pits OUS dean, faculty with students

Published 10:00am Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PROCTORVILLE — It’s a chance to practice getting your game face on and seeing if you can beat one of the big cheeses at Ohio University.

That’s the opportunity students at Ohio University Southern Proctorville Center will get when they compete in tonight’s Trivia Challenge against OUS Dean Bill Willan.

“The dean had mentioned that he was really good with trivia,” Sarah Kyllo, students services specialist at the Proctorville Center, said.

Thats got Kyllo thinking about a way to expand the weekly Game Night the center sponsors each Wednesday evening.

“We are trying to get more people out,” she said. “A special event would draw crowds. We will have several other faculty and have two teams. There will be students on both teams. And we definitely want students to come cheer.”

Topics will range from history to geography and the challenge is open to any students.

The challenge kicks off at 8:15 p.m. and will probably go until 9:30 p.m. when there will be snacks and prizes.

Game night started a few months ago at the Proctorville center with the goal of getting students to get to fellowship as they unwind playing Nintendo, xbox and ping pong.

“I usually challenge students at ping pong,” Kyllo said. “With the Trivia Challenge it will be a good way for students to interact with the dean and the faculty, where they don’t feel intimidated with students and faculty on the same team.”

The challenge will be held in the commons area of the center.

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