The Spot - September 29, 2010
The Spot discusses the 2010 Regatta, No Impact Week, the SOLE Conference, and more
October 07, 2010 — Duration: 5:12
[G. Glaros] Hi, Iím Gina Glaros, your host for the September 29th edition of IUPUIís The Spot.
On Saturday, September 25th, individuals from the IUPUI and Indianapolis communities came together for a day filled with fun. The event was a success, as teams competed head to head in a canoe race on the downtown canal. News reporter Capri Copp has the details of the IUPUI Regatta event.
[C. Copp] Iím here at the IUPUI Regatta on the downtown canal where 96 teams have been competing since 11:30 a.m. The final heats of the competition began around 3:40 p.m., and we are anxiously awaiting to see the winning team cross the finish line.
[Student] It was really tiring. I was the first leg, so I was really tired, and then I had to cheer the other leg on, but it was really good. Last year, we flipped, and so it was a really good end this year.
Itís so much fun. Itís so cool to see how many people come out. I believe last year, there was like only 40 teams, and itís so cool to see like 96 show up this year.
I feel like in prelims, we were really confused at first, and then we switched up the legs, and it worked so much better, so it was really good. Good teamwork!
[C. Copp] Now that todayís event is over, SOAR, Student Organization for Alumni Relations will begin preparing for the 2011 IUPUI Regatta.
Iím Capri Copp; Jagtv News. [G. Glaros] The Twilight phenomenon has reached this campus! SAPB will be presenting another free movie night starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 7th in the Campus Center, room 450. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, and giveaways while enjoying the Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Youíre invited to explore IUPUIís impactÖof no impact through a week of Common Theme Activities. The No Impact Project is a spin off from the campus read, No Impact Man by Colin Beaven. The No Impact Week events will take place October 4th-8th. The Spot spoke with Shannon McCullough for more information.
[S. McCullough] The Common Theme involves sustainability, and so No Impact Week is basically a series of events or things that you can participate in that will help students and staff and faculty understand really what this idea of sustainability is all about. Each day itís something new that we can do. It kind of builds upon the day before, but all kinds of ways that we can be more green.
From what I know, the events are going to take place all throughout campus. We have the UC Courtyard, or Taylor Hall Courtyard that will have the Free Swap event, and then, throughout different rooms on campus, and different departments will host the videos and some people are going to be showing the No Impact Man documentary, and then, Iím really looking forward to the walk from Moe Joeís to Campus.
Itís just another way that I think we can all come together. Iím trying to serve as a role model, knowing that Iím not the greenest. Well, if I can do it, you can do it, so Iím hoping that I can help them make a difference.
[G. Glaros] Visit iupui.edu/common_theme to learn more.
Do you want to promote and enhance knowledge and understanding of LGBT issues and/or the LGBT community? Then apply for the LGBT Faculty/Staff Council $500 mini grants available for faculty, staff, and students. The deadline to apply is October 30th. For more information visit iupui.edu/~lgbtfsc.
The Office of Community Service, along with the support of other student organizations, is hosting the first ever SOLE Conference. The conference includes guest speakers and a fun-filled afternoon of service to the community. The event takes place Friday, October 8th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout Indianapolis. Pre-registration is required. Register and get more information at iupui.edu/~sole
Donít forget, all students get in free to IUPUI home athletic events with your Jagtag. Cheer on the womenís soccer team as they match up against UMKC at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 3rd. Head to the Jungle at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 8th and 9th to watch the womenís volleyball team take on North and South Dakota State. Good luck, and go jags!
Thatís it for The Spot this week. Be sure to tune in on October 13th for the latest campus news and student activities at jagtv.iupui.edu.
Iím Gina Glaros, and thanks for Spotting us!