Spirit Week 2013: Still time to sign up for Tuesday’s scavenger hunt

Spirit Week 2013 continues Tuesday with a scavenger hunt.

Leaving from the ice rink at 11 a.m., teams will be given eight locations on campus to find.

At each location, teams will need to complete a “task” (think “The Amazing Race,” but much less difficult).

The scavenger hunt, open to teams of three to five people, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.

Costumes for Cornhuskers

Want to win a pair of tickets to see Nebraska play Michigan State? That’s what’s on the line for Thursday’s Spirit Week 2013 costume contest. During events that run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the ice rink and include music, pies and a photo booth, a costume contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. The best costume will win two football tickets to Nebraska’s game against Michigan State. Nominated UNMC personalities will also be hit with pies — for a $1 entry, you could win a chance to “pie” the nominated person of your choice.

Prizes for the costume contest include:

  • Grand prize: Husker tickets. Finalists from each campus will have photos posted to Facebook, where voting will determine the winner.
  • First: Goldbergs: $30 gift card, four movie passes to Marcus Midtown.
  • Second: Aksarben Cinema: Movie night for two (two admissions, two popcorns, two sodas), two Free regular cones or dishes at Ted and Wallys.
  • Third: $25 gift card to Greenbelly.

Volunteers at each location will sign each team’s sheet to mark the task complete.

Teams will get 45 minutes to complete all eight tasks.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams.

Prizes will include:

  • First: $25 Crave gift card; $50 Mary Kay gift card; $20 Roja, Blue, Plank, Blatt gift card; five free combo meals at Don and Millie’s.
  • Second: $25 Barrett’s gift card; $10 Katie’s gift card; $10 Roja, Blue, Plank Blatt gift card; a dozen Brueggers Bagels.
  • Third: $25 Black Oak Grill gift card; $10 Katie’s gift card; $10 Roja, Blue, Plank Blatt gift card.

Teams must sign up by noon on Monday.

Send your team name and the names of your team members to the UNMC event coordinator.

Spirit Week shirts, “pie” chances for sale

During Spirit Week, show your UNMC spirit with these shirts.

  • Short-sleeve, heather grey T-shirts are $5;
  • Long-sleeved, red T-shirts are $10.

Shirts will be on sale at each Spirit Week event.

You also can donate $1 for a chance to pie your favorite nominees.

Shirts can be purchased with cash, checks or credit cards.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear the shirts during Spirit Week events.

Events run from today through Thursday.

What’s your favorite thing about UNMC?

To win a small prize, use the comment section below to tell us your favorite thing about UNMC. A winner will be picked at random at 4 p.m. today.


  1. Fran Higgins says:

    My favorite thing at UNMC is the ice rink! 🙂

  2. Barbara Harrison says:

    UNMC is large in size and heart, but has a small town home feeling. The opportunity to still learn by going to classes on campus and also to UNO, and your bosses encouraging you to do this is very good.

  3. Jerrie Dayton says:

    The diversity in cultures, supported community activities, and interests.

  4. Gianna Mertz says:

    My favorite thing about UNMC is the tuition remission program because it shows how highly education is valued and how willing the University is to support its employee's in furthering their education. My manager has allowed me to re-work my schedule in order to finish my undergraduate degree and pursue my Masters degree next fall. I can't say that a lot of employers would be so flexible.

  5. Agnes Lenagh says:

    My favorite thing about UNMC is the sense of community. Everywhere you go you know someone and there's always a friendly smile waiting for you.

  6. Austin Davidson says:

    Spirit Week 2013!!!

  7. Kendra says:

    UNMC is all around awesome AND it has the best cytogenetics lab in the country!

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