2018 Hartwick Midnight Madness Event a Success

Each year, the Division of Student Experience and Aramark Food Services host “Midnight Madness” in The Commons – an event for students to take a well-deserved break from a long night of studying for their week of final exams that lies ahead.

Sunday night, 20 faculty and staff volunteers, along with Aramark employees, served 569 students 824 slices of pizza, 3,900 chicken wings, 20 pounds of celery, and six gallons of blue cheese dressing. Also, 125 cups of coffee and an untold amount soda and other drinks were also consumed.

“I look forward to this event every year, to see our students before finals and wish them good luck,” said Director of Campus Activities & Dewar Union Joshua Nelson. “It’s a great study break, and I think the students look forward to the event as well. This is a tradition that gets better each year.

“Midnight Madness is a lot of fun for all of us, but couldn’t happen without the faculty and staff that volunteer their time to serve,” he continued.

Hartwick faculty and staff who stayed up late to serve students included the following: Residence Life Area Coordinator Jeff Barker; Director of Residential Life and Housing Zach Brown; Residence Life Area Coordinator Ed Gabrys; Associate Director of Residential Life and Housing Biama Charles; Director of Student and Community Engagement/Lecturer in Business Administration Paul Habernig; and Assistant Vice President for Student Experience Cary Dresher.

Also volunteering were Vice President for Enrollment and Student Experience Karen McGrath; Dean of Academic Affairs Kellie Bean; Technology Services Specialist Walt Smith; Assistant Professor of Biology Joshua Garrett; Assistant Professor of Biology Stephanie Carr; Director of Wellness and Health Promotion/Lecturer in Physical Education Heidi Tanner; Alumni Engagement Officer Sabrina Lawrence; Director of Campus Safety Terry Shultz; and Administrative Assistant for the Perrella Wellness Center Sandy Rorick.

For more information about Midnight Madness, contact Nelson at 607-431-4507 or nelsonj4@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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