The Spot - March 10
Comics that Care, Spring Break Safety, Race for the Cure, GLBT, Women's History Month
March 10, 2010 — Duration: 4:29
[C. Copp] Hi, I’m Capri Copp, your host for the March 10th edition of IUPUI’s The Spot.
“Comics that Care” was held on Monday, March 8th at 7 pm in the Campus Center. The event was a success, as it provided humor and raised money for the Salvation Army. We asked you what you thought about the event.
[M. Polites] It’s a comedy show, so laugh, clap, have a good time, so clap if you’re ready to start some laughs.
[M. Bunn] John Anderson, Susie Brown.
[S. Lal] It was really funny, and it was a great way to raise money for homeless children.
[Comedian 3] Hell yeah!
[A. Smith] You get upset when your car breaks down. Have you ever seen that line of angry traffic just leading up to the poor guy with his hazards on? Way to be poor! Way to drive a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88, jerk!
[Student 2] I thought it was great. I got to see the headliner for Bob & Tom, the Auggie Smith, and I really thought that this event was great. I look forward to the other events coming up this week for Communication Week.
[C. Copp] The IUPUI Police reminds spring break travelers of security precautions to ensure a safe and exciting spring break experience, such as investing in a good map of the city you are visiting and guarding your conversations. For a whole list of spring break safety and other travel tips, visit police.iupui.edu.
It’s that time again! The 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday, April 17th on the IUPUI campus. Team Jaguars is always the largest team. The Spot spoke with Marty Posch for registration and race details.
[M. Posch] The Race for the Cure is a 5k run/walk that takes place on IUPUI’s campus Saturday, April 17th. It benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and what happens is that this organization works hard year round to develop funds and awareness for breast cancer and research and programs in the state of Indiana and nationally.
Well, what we’re trying to do is we’re trying to get a team of close to a thousand people on Team Jaguars for IUPUI, and what we do is we have consistently for years been the largest team in the school/university category, and so, we’re just trying to raise enough funds and enough research for Team IUPUI to help breast cancer awareness.
IUPUI’s been a part of this race since it came onto campus over ten years ago. It’s grown from a race of a handful of a thousand people to last year there being well over forty-thousand people on campus. It’s the largest race in the city.
What happens with Team IUPUI is you sign-up to be a member of Team Jaguars. You’ll get a race packet from Komen for the day with your bib and your t-shirt, and then, you also will receive a t-shirt from IUPUI stating that you’re a part of Team Jaguars.
[C. Copp] Do you want to promote and enhance knowledge and understanding of GLBT issues and/or the GLBT community? Then apply for the LGBT Faculty/Staff Council $500 mini grants available for faculty, staff, and students. For more information, email Jayme Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a part of Women’s History Month, a cultural leadership luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 25th from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the Campus Center, room 309. The luncheon will include a discussion and panelists focusing on diverse women in the corporate world. RSVP by March 22nd at lead.iupui.edu.
That’s it for The Spot this week. We’ll be back in two weeks! Remember to tune in for the latest campus news and student activities at jagtv.iupui.edu.
I’m Capri Copp, and thanks for Spotting us!