With categories including world travel, computer science, animals, and governance, contestants from the Valparaiso University community tested their knowledge during Trivia Night on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The night was in honor of Dr. Bill Marion, a professor of mathematics and computer science at Valparaiso University who passed away last year. All proceeds went towards the Dr. Bill Marion First-Generation Scholarship Fund.
With 34 10-member teams participating, the Harre Union Ballroom was full. The night brought in around $5,000 through various methods: $10 per player to participate, games for $1, food, team taunts, and a silent auction hosted by the Office of Multicultural Programs. Teams played a series of 10 rounds, each with eight questions. For $1 each, teams were allowed to buy 10 mulligans for those questions that stumped them.
The winning team of the night was Physics and Astronomy. Teams from the College of Engineering and Christ College tied for second place. They were awarded a traveling trophy created by Aimee Tomasek, assistant professor of art. Members of the women’s soccer team assisted throughout the night by selling game tickets and collecting score cards. The Rev. Kevin McCarthy provided entertainment between trivia rounds by playing games with the audience such as rock, paper, scissors and “Let’s Make a Deal,” and Dean of Students Tim Jenkins served as emcee.
For more information on the Dr. Bill Marion First-Generation Scholarship Fund, visit valpo.edu/diversity/memorialscholarship.
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Valparaiso University is a comprehensive university with more than 4,000 students on its campus located in Northwest Indiana, an hour from Chicago. Valpo is a community of purpose-driven, service-minded and ethical individuals who embrace the pursuit of truth with freedom, humility and compassion. Valpo has been identified as one of the top master’s-level institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine for the past 22 years. Valparaiso University offers 110 undergraduate academic programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Nursing. Valpo also has a distinguished honors college, a School of Law and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Education Division. Valpo has been recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness, and dedication to serving others.