Five get travel mugs in bonus AroundtheO drawing

Five careful readers of AroundtheO are receiving stainless steel travel mugs after their numbers were drawn in an unannounced "Friday surprise" scavenger hunt drawing Friday afternoon.

The mug winners were chosen from 458 correct responses to this week's daily scavenger hunt questions. All of this week's correct responses will remain in play for the drawing on Friday, Feb. 1 – for a new, retina display iPad.

This week's bonus winners of travel mugs are Dean Walton of the science library; Anae Rosenberg of the Materials Science Institute, biology undergraduate Luke Lee, Jason Frame of University Housing and Jeffrey Ransford of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Working from a list of 458 correct responses received in this week's five daily contests, an online random number generator picked five numbers between zero and 87. That determined the weekly prize winners: 330 (Walton), 24 (Rosenberg), 155 (Lee), 234 (Frame) and 63 (Ransford).

Next week's scavenger hunt drawing will be for an iPad – the fifth major prize to be given away 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 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 (, 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