Nov 7, 2012
Serious Fun Planned for BCU's Green Week
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff University’s Green Week, Nov. 11-15, 2012, involves some serious fun to help students and staff at BCU and the Siouxland community be more ecofriendly.
Sponsored by BCU Enactus, previously Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Green Week kicks off with a student Disc Glo Golf Tournament at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. The event offers free recycling containers and treats for all BCU student participants and chances to win cash prizes.
On Monday, Nov. 12, Shelene Codner, area resource specialist for Iowa Waste Exchange, presents “Iowa’s Waste Characterization,” a free public event at 7 p.m. in the Saint Francis Center’s Clare Room on campus. Following Codner’s presentation, Marilyn Eastman, assistant professor of business and chairperson of BCU’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, shows creative ways Briar Cliff uses technology to cut down on paper use.
Green Week activities for Briar Cliff students and staff continue in the Cliff Café with a water-tasting challenge to determine the differences between tap, filtered and bottled water at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, and Green Olympics at noon, Thursday, Nov. 15.
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, during the BCU Charger basketball games in the Newman Flanagan Center on campus, fans making the Saint Francis Pledge, to show their commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle, receive free “Briar Cliff Goes Green” t-shirts. Also at the games, Charger basketball players show their support of Green Week by sporting green shoe laces. Visit www.bcuchargers.com for Charger basketball game times.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Bishop Mueller Library, the Enactus team and library staff are holding three student sessions at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m on how iPad and scanning technologies can help reduce paper. Students attending the sessions receive free iPad stylus pens. Faculty training is scheduled at faculty meetings during Green Week.
More fun for BCU students includes a trivia game, a residence hall recycling contest and a scavenger hunt on campus. BCU Enactus is a community of students, academic and business leaders, committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Learn more about BCU Enactus on Facebook and Twitter.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. For more information, please visit briarcliff.edu.