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Let the 21st annual Springfest Games begin! Plans for Springfest 2013 released

Let the 21st annual Springfest Games begin! Plans for Springfest 2013 released

While some students will be found spending their nights in the library trying to get an early start studying for finals, others will be found running around campus, trudging through a mud pit, volunteering, and competing in sports as part of UIS’ 21st annual Springfest.

Beginning on Sunday, April 21st and going until the 27th is the famous week-long Springfest at UIS. This year’s theme, as picked by students at the student activities proposal night, is The Hunger Games.

Twenty-eight teams of UIS students, alumni and staff will compete to have the highest point total at the end of the week-long event.

The festivities will start on Sunday at 6 p.m. with a team captains meeting. Following the meeting, there will be a showing of The Hunger Games at 8:30 p.m.

On top of the numerous activities that will be taking place on campus, there is also a volunteer project that will be held off campus.

Working with the Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness, “Teams will be restoring four to five homes on a single block in Springfield,” said Matthew Dobill, a co-chair for the Springfest committee.

This community service project will be taking place the entire week that the Springfest event is going on. Team members can attend different times and dates in order to add points to their team’s overall score.

At the end of the week, the three teams with the highest point total will win money for their team to enjoy a meal at a restaurant in Springfield, thanks to the UIS Student Activities Committee.

For more information about the Springfest event, visit the Facebook page at For all of the latest details and live updates during Springfest week, check out the official twitter page @UISspringfest.

Who will be titled the victors of Springfest 2013? Stay tuned, may the odds be ever in your favor!


The Springfest Games schedule

Monday, April 22nd

11 a.m. – Sitting Volleyball Bonus Event (Sponsored by Rec Sports and ODS)

7 p.m. – Earth Day Speaker Bonus Event

9:30 p.m. – Springfest Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, April 23rd

4:30 p.m. – Bonus Event Chemistry Club Egg Drop

9:30 p.m. – Springfest Trivia Night

Wednesday, April 24th

2 and 4 p.m. – Bonus Event Softball Tailgate (Sponsored by Student Affairs)

9:30 p.m. – Springfest Parade of Champions (Flag)

Thursday, April 25th

All Day Bonus Event Geocache Cornucopia (Sponsored by Computer Science Dept.)

11 a.m. – Bonus Event Drunken Bags (Sponsored by Rec Sports and Counseling Center)

9:30 p.m. – Chant

Friday, April 26th

7 p.m. – Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, April 27th

All day Sports Day

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