The new eatery: Naming Madness is well underway (Netflix and immortality at stake)
RELEASED: February 21, 2008
And here's the fun part: the Communications Office has officially launched the "Name the New Eatery Contest," which gives current students, faculty and staff the opportunity to lay claim to a piece of Centre history.
Current students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit up to three names for the temporary dining facility. The deadline for submission of names is Wednesday, March 5, at 5 p.m. EST.
Current campus community members wishing to enter the contest should simply compose an email with "CONTEST" as the subject to email@example.com, and include up to three name suggestions for the new eatery. Entries with more than three suggestions will not be considered nor will multiple emails from the same entrant. In the event of duplicate suggestions, those submitted first will be given priority—so don't delay!
A series of votes by the current student body will begin on Thursday, March 13, after senior staff and the Communications Office have selected the top-64 suggestions. As the number 64 suggests, paralleling college basketball March Madness, the campus community will be engaged in "Naming Madness" during the succeeding weeks. In the first round of voting, students will be asked to select the "sweet 16" entries. In the second round, students will select the final four, and in the third, students will pick the winner. Two weeks will be allotted for the final round of voting, with the winner being announced in early April.
And while the honor of naming a building on Centre's campus (albeit temporarily) should be prize enough, the Communications Office wants to up the stakes with a few goodies on the side.
Entries are being accepted now! Already, suggestions such as "The Metal Kettle," "McCowan's," and "Randy Hays' Super Duper Mega Food Emporium" have been made. Don't let this opportunity to be part of Centre history slip by!
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