“Our goal is to encourage students to
learn about the variety of services that we offer before they
actually need assistance, so when they do need help, they will
know where to go,” said HPU Vice President of Student
Support Services Nancy Ellis. The HPU Amazing Race was developed
as a fun way to do this, and, continued Ellis, “is seen
as an opportunity for new students to meet other students and
to learn to work as a member of a team. And, it gives us the
opportunity to interact informally with our students,” she
The race began on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. Each team was given a
Travel Bag that contained a Game Sheet and a Destination
Ticket to the
first of 10 campus locations that they must visit.
At each destination the team members received information about
that University office or department that helped them answer
a race Challenge Question. They also received “Souvenirs”:
for example, the HPU Career Services Center gave each student
a Pay Day candy bar!
As they finish at each location, the teams draws another Destination
Ticket and thus continued until they had visited all 10 destinations,
answered all the challenge questions correctly, and submitted
their completed game sheet to the HPU Office of Student Life.
Each student on the first 30 teams to successfully complete
the HPU Amazing Race received tickets to their Final Destination—Consolidated
Movie Ticket Packets good for two movie tickets, two drinks,
and two buckets of popcorn! Special prizes were also awarded
to the first four teams to finish, and every team that completed
the race received a prize.