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Green light for revelers

Engineers Week offers contests, concerts, crownings and catapults

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  • Story by Ryan Gavin
  • Published: March 15, 2010
Engineering Week

For more than a century on MU's campus, engineers have celebrated this time of year with ceremonies and activities. This year is no different. Engineers Week festivities kicked off Friday night with the Third Annual Dome Lighting Ceremony, which turned the dome atop Jesse Hall green, and continued with the weekend's Road Rally and Celtic Games. Events take place through Saturday, March 20.

Monday, March 15

  • ASME Egg Catapult, 4 p.m. on Francis Quadrangle. Teams build catapults and compete for prizes in distance and accuracy categories.
  • MESC Pie-in-the-Face, 4:30 p.m. on Francis Quadrangle. Throw a pie at a professor or student leader. For a pie, donate two canned goods or $1.
  • Hot Dog Banquet, 4:30 p.m. at the Shamrock between Lafferre Hall and EBN. Enjoy grilled hot dogs as well as chips, soda and Tiger Stripe Ice Cream.
  • IEEE/HKN Faraday Racer Competition, 5:30 p.m. in the lobby outside W1025 Lafferre Hall. Check out racecars made from batteries, magnets and loose wire. Past competitors have zoomed down the hallway by the dean’s office in less than eight seconds. The competition is open to all majors.
  • Tau Beta Pi Quiz Bowl preliminaries, 6:30 p.m. in E2511 Lafferre Hall. Test your knowledge of engineering and MU trivia. The entry fee is $10 per team.
  • The Elders concert, doors open at 7 p.m. with 8 p.m. concert at The Blue Note. Event is free for students.

Tuesday, March 16

  • St. Pat's BBQ, 5:30 p.m. at Deja Vu. Named for the tradition of grilling at the event, the St. Pat’s BBQ is now far more than charred meat. Along with food, music and dancing, the night includes Quiz Bowl finals (6 p.m.) and King and Queen skits (7 p.m.). Tickets are $7 at the sales table and $8 at the door.

Wednesday, March 17

Green dome on Jesse Hall.

The Jesse Hall dome glows green for Engineers Week.

  • Professor for a Day. You don’t have to change your daily routine to participate; just go to class. Many professors bring in engineering graduates to explain what they found most valuable from their education. The Lunchethon takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in W1004 Lafferre Hall.
  • Mizzou Without Borders Poker Night, 4 p.m. in Lafferre Hall.

Thursday, March 18

  • Lab exhibits/open house, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lafferre Hall, EBW and EBN. Check out what goes on in graduate labs, or learn more about engineering disciplines. Many labs have open houses, and all department display exhibits.
  • Shamrock Scavenge, 8 p.m.

Friday, March 19

  • Knighting Ceremony, 5 p.m. at the Shamrock between Lafferre Hall and EBN. All graduating seniors can sign up in the dean’s office or online to be dubbed Honorary Knights of St. Patrick while kneeling to kiss the blarney stone. Everyone can enjoy the fanfare, cake and punch while watching seniors receive their knighthood.
  • Missouri Honor Awards Banquet, 6 p.m. in the Reynolds Alumni Center.

Saturday, March 20

  • Citation of Merit Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Alumni Center.
  • Green Tea, 2 p.m. in Mark Twain Ballroom, Memorial Union.
  • St. Patrick's Ball, doors open at 6:30 p.m., banquet at 7:30 p.m., coronation at 10:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. One of the oldest Engineers Week traditions is the St. Patrick’s Ball, where St. Pat himself makes an appearance to crown the Queen of Love and Beauty and the King of Valor and Wit. Tickets are $30 for students or $55 for non-students and can be bought at the sales table, where students also can cast votes for king and queen.

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