Prediction: February will be a good month for Marge Wise. She got it started by winning an iPad in AroundtheO's scavenger hunt drawing this afternoon (Feb. 1).
Wise, an office specialist at the University of Oregon's Early Childhood CARES program, had a total of six correct answers to the nine daily scavenger hunt contests over the past two weeks that made up the iPad drawing. Working from a list of 1,103 correct responses received over the period, one of her numbers (681, from Jan. 25) was picked by a random number generator.
Wise is the fifth major prize winner in the contest, which began in November. Laura Lacasa of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Charlotte Wise of the UO's Neuroinformatics Center and Joyce Nims of the College of Education have each won $100 gift cards to The Duck Store; and Amy Lake, who works in the UO Libraries warehouse, won the contest's first iPad.
The contest, co-sponsored by The Duck Store, is part of a launch promotion for AroundtheO – the UO's new website for faculty and staff news. It is intended to remind you to make AroundtheO your homepage – and your go-to source for UO news and information.
The contest will continue for at least the next few weeks, with several stainless steel AroundtheO travel mugs given away each Friday. Ten people will win mugs in next week's contest.
The AroundtheO scavenger hunt rewards careful reading – each daily question has its answer somewhere in the text of the five stories most recently posted to AroundtheO.
The questions are posted on the AroundtheO Twitter feed each morning. The feed (https://twitter.com/aroundO), can also be viewed in the right-hand column of the AroundtheO website.
Find the correct answer to the question of the day and e-mail it (subject line: SCAVENGER HUNT ANSWER) before noon to firstname.lastname@example.org.