Here are some of the interesting trivia tidbits we learned:
- Prof. Holly Dugan's bathtub was once featured in an episode of Law and Order.
- Prof. Gregory Pardlo once operated the spotlight at a Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam concert at Six Flags in New Jersey. [Check out the "Lost in Emotion" video for some serious nostaliga. Que sera que sera!]
- Prof. Faye Moskowitz can say the alphabet backwards--quite fluently.
- Work-study student Megan Moore is a highly trained classical pianist.
- Prof. Ormond Seavey is a former Marine Sergeant.
- Prof. Maria Frawley once worked at Bath Boutique and sold bubble bath to Magic Johnson. Not knowing who he was, she quite helpfully suggested that he consider basketball.
- As a child, Prof. Jeffrey Cohen set his house on fire with his E-Z Bake Oven.
- PhD student Naomi Lesley once played in a string quartet to accompany the dissection of cadavers.
- Quite a number of English department faculty or graduate students have been cheerleaders (e.g., Prof. Evelyn Schreiber--captain of the squad!). On the other hand, at least one of us (Prof. Gayle Wald) tried out but didn't made the cut--not even for the wrestling cheerleaders. What a loser.
Prof. David McAleavey (who has slept on benches in Germany and Denmark) was the winner of the Trivia Contest, and received a $25 gift card from Giant.
Thank you to Creative Writing faculty member (and one-time actor in a Steve McQueen movie) Lisa Page for getting the ball rolling, and thanks to Linda (who received a gingerbread man at a White House Christmas event when she was ten) and Office Manager Constance Kibler (who saw Jimi Hendrix play in the Washington Hilton Hotel; read the set list here!) for organizing the excellent trivia game. (By the way, did you know that our work-study student Kelsey was once told she was a good actor by Tom Cruise?!)