Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Uconn Hosts Campus Slammer Success
Campus Slammer at Uconn was a success. To present a 5 minute story on the theme "Bad Romance" proved to be no challenge to our new storytellers. Seven took the mic and presented their story to the audience and judges. A little school pride for the Uconn crew to be the very first campus to host a Campus Slammer. They have set the bar high for the six colleges that follow. Everything ran like clockwork, the group from host organization Long River Live did an admirable job in coordinating all the aspects.
The top two contestants from Uconn/Campus Slammer will move on to the Finals on April 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Conn. College in New London. There the stakes are higher as 2 finalists from each of the seven colleges come together. I hope they plan to bring friends to root for their success and celebrate their efforts. At the finals prize packs will be awarded to all 14 finalists to include CD's, T-Shirts, fun campus stuff and some techie prizes for the top finisher. All this will take place in Blaustein Hall's Ernst Room at Connecticut College. ( top of the quadrangle) Coffee and snacks will be provided for a coffee house atmosphere at the finals as we listen and judge the top 14 stories.
Uconn will be well represented at the finals by second place finisher Anna Victoria (2nd from Rt) and first place finisher Dina Addorisio ( third from left) They each will receive a Campus Slammer t-shirt along with their prize bag. All the contestants received a pass to the CT. Storytelling Festival Saturday Night Concert featuring Tim Tingle Choctaw Native American Storyteller from Oklahoma. More info on the concert at http://www.connstorycenter.org/
Students and Staff made up the distinguished panel of judges for Uconn Campus Slammer
The first judge for the finals is secured so when Dina and Anna come to Conn College April 28 th Wayne Norman of WILI Radio 1400 AM will be on the panel of judges.
All tallied and finished I am very happy to say that the Uconn Campus Slammer was a huge success. We look forward to future collaborations and continued sharing of energy and ideas. See you at the finals Uconn!