Sweet, sweet slushie revenge
April 4, 2011 —
Ever wanted to throw a slushie at your professor?
Students, faculty and other professors got the chance at a Relay for Life event last Friday.
Slushie throwers made a minimum $1 donation for a cup of the Kool-Aid slushie mixture. The higher the donation, the closer that person could stand to the receiver.
“There was not a lot of flavor to them,” said Blake Johnson, graphic arts professor who volunteered to get slushied.
Other professors who were slushied were David Rzeszutek, Ric Roberts and Vince Samarco.
The theater department hosted the event outside in the Curtiss amphitheater.
“We wanted to do a pie your professor in the face fundraising event,” said Sarah Drum, an organizer.
However, the team chose slushies, because their theme for relay for life is based on the TV sitcom “Glee.”
“On the show, all the nerdy kids get slushied by the jocks at unexpected times,” said Stephanie Wohlfeil, another organizer.
It wasn’t just students who got to slushie the professors. Other faculty threw slushies, too.
Kelly Helmreich, secretary for the theatre and geography department threw slushies at Roberts and Rzeszutek.
“It was wet, but very relieving,” said Roberts, a theater professor.
After the professors were slushied, students volunteered themselves to be slushied to raise more money.
“These are predominately my students,” Roberts said.
Students and professors think bringing more professors from other departments would spark student.
“It’d be nice to get President Gilbertson,” Cameron Thorp, theater sophomore said. The group raised more than $240 for Relay for Life.