Wick Cup Brings a New Tradition to the Hill

January 17, 2011

Put on your bluest Hartwick gear, because starting now, first-year students are in a race to take home the first annual Wick Cup.

Each fall, new students are split into groups for their Dialogues First Year Seminars. During introductory courses, they build relationships and lay the foundation for friendships throughout their Hartwick careers. Now, the Wick Cup gives those groups a way to continue to work together throughout their first year on Oyaron Hill.

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Throughout January and spring terms, those Dialogues groups will become teams, earning points together by attending Hartwick events, cheering on the Hawks, making Dean's List, checking out performances, and learning new skills. The more events students attend, the more points they earn and the closer their groups get to being crowned Wick Cup champions. At the end of the spring semester, the team with the most points will win an all-expenses-paid overnight to New York City.

"These students have developed bonds with each other," Associate Director of Enrollment Management Ann-Lis Glenn said. "This is a way for them and their peer leaders to stay connected. They really wanted to maintain these relationships after the Dialogues classes ended."

Along with the New York City trip and the bonus time together, students also will have the chance to win an iPad(for the top individual points earner) and gift certificates (for each team's highest points earner).

Ready to get in on the friendly competition? Here's where first-year students--and their Dialogues/FYS groups--need to be:

Men's Basketball vs. Utica College (10 points)
8 p.m. January 18, Lambros Arena

Clay Workshop (10 points)
7 p.m. January 19, Anderson Center for the Arts

BinghamtonLink (20 points)
January 20 (full day--must have already applied and been accepted to participate)

Swimming and Diving vs. Skidmore College (10 points)
12 p.m. January 23, Moyer Pool

Big Bingo Game (10 points)
7 p.m. January 27, Stack Lounge

Dialogues Pizza Party Reunion (10 points)
5:30 p.m. January 31, locations to be announced

Performance in Laura's Café (10 points)
8 p.m. February 2, Dewar Union

Named to Fall 2010 Dean's List (25 points)

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jen Moritz
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