Arts and Sciences celebrates with medieval feast

Author: 
Kathy Hovis
Staff in the College of Arts and Sciences donned their best medieval garb for the annual staff appreciation picnic June 2.

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Staff in the College of Arts and Sciences donned their best medieval garb for the annual staff appreciation picnic June 2.

Feasting on a menu from Kendra’s Catering that included turkey legs, salads and a giant themed cupcake display, staffers also had the chance to win door prizes, as well as grand prizes that ranged from stays at local bed-and-breakfasts to spa treatments to wine.

After the feast, an array of “games, merriment and tomfoolery” was offered, including javelin throwing (with pool noodles) and stilt walking races.

Staff were also encouraged to dress for the picnic in medieval garb for a costume contest, won by Margaret Rolfe, the undergraduate coordinator in the Department of Anthropology and Sharon VanDeMark, human resource manager for the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. While Rolfe is an accomplished seamstress and created her costume for her annual trip to the Sterling Renaissance Festival, VanDeMark said she just “threw things together from my closet” to create her convincing get-up as a “washer wench.”

Kudos to the planning team for another memorable college picnic:

  • Ellen Harris and Chris Capalongo, co-chairs
  • Rob Van Brunt
  • Jolene Layton
  • Trina Garrison
  • Eric Michael Giese
  • Douglas McLaren
  • Michelle Stepanok
  • Stacey Marie Stone
  • Tara Wilder
  • Michael Duane Williamson

Kathy Hovis is a writer in the College of Arts and Sciences.