By: Matthew Fowler, Staff Writer
Newman University’s Campus Activities Board will be hosting Newman’s inaugural Color Run and a revitalized Breakfast and Bingo as students head into finals week.
Color Run participants should lace up their tennis shoes, wash their white T-shirts, and find their favorite pair of sunglasses because race-day sign-in for Newman’s first ever Color Run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in the center of Founders’ Plaza. The Color Run, which starts at 10:30 a.m., will take participants around campus and the ASC center on either a 2.1 mile or a 5K course, depending on participants’ preference. The course's starting position will be near the intersection of Sheridan and McCormick, and colored powder will be tossed onto participants as they run or walk. Great Western Dining will provide appetizers and drinks at the finish line.
Campus Activities Board president Salome Romp said participation is not limited to those running or walking the course and encouraged everyone to join in.
“You do not have to run or walk,” Romp said. “You can volunteer and throw powder at people if you want.”
Current Newman University students who decide to run or walk can register for free, and friends, family, and alumni can register for $15 a person or $25 for a family. Staff and faculty prices are $10 a person or $15 for a family. To register in advance, visit news.newmanu.edu/color-run-walk
Salome said the Color Run will be a great way for students, faculty, alumni, friends and family to show their Newman pride, and she encouraged them to attend the evening’s basketball games as well.
“We just want that community spirit, and we thought it would be really fun seeing everyone with powder on them going to a basketball game,” Salome said.
The Newman University women’s basketball team will take on Central Missouri at 1:30 p.m. in the Fugate gymnasium on campus followed by the men’s team at 3:30 p.m.
Then on Sunday, CAB will host its finals week tradition, the semesterly Breakfast and Bingo, starting at 8 p.m. and running until 11 p.m. in the Mabee Dining Center. Students are invited to enjoy breakfast food and play bingo for prizes. The event also will include prize drawings for the raffle tickets that CAB members have been handing out at Newman events this semester.
“Breakfast and bingo is going to have prizes ranging from gift cards to bigger items such as technology,” Salome said. “The raffle tickets are pretty big prizes, and they are bundle prizes.”
Other prizes, said student activities director Joshua Prilliman, will be gift cards, Amazon Alexa Echo Dots, a mini projector, a Newman apparel basket, a candy basket, and a Meta Quest 2.” The raffle drawings will include a tailgate games bundle of cornhole and washers, a Polaroid camera bundle, $250 worth of gift cards, a tech bundle with a bluetooth speaker, headphones and a mini projector, and the big prize of a 65-inch TV with a playstation 5.
Participation in bingo and the raffle is limited to students with Newman IDs but others are welcome to attend. Students must be present at the time of the raffle drawings to be eligible for the prizes.
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