News brief: ASI raffling off textbook money
September 18, 2007 8:43 AM
The Associated Students' Project Connect program plans to coax students into campus involvement with a raffle including 500 dollar and 300 dollar prizes in textbook loans Wednesday.
As part of welcome back week, a smorgasbord of campus programs will be tabling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Malcolm X Plaza. To enter ASI’s “Connect 4” drawing, students must talk to two university programs and two student organizations.
“The raffle is an effort to have students approach these tables and make the best use of their times,” said Mario Flores, director of ASI Project Connect. Frequently, clubs will set up tables and no students will talk to them, he added.
Cassandra Cheng, who found out about the drawing while walking by, won the grand prize last year.
“It was a coincidence,” said the 19-year-old health education major. She was so shocked when Flores called her that she thought he was kidding, she added.
The grand prize was donated by the bookstore.
“As a bookstore, our main purpose is to help the campus,” said Husam Ericyes, the campus bookstore’s director of marketing.
The textbook scholarships are good for either fall or spring semester this year. Winners will be able to buy up to their prize’s amount in textbooks from the bookstore, but will have to return the books at the end of the semester, said Flores.
There will be three prizes in addition to the book scholarships that include coupons to on-campus eateries, shirts, glasses, and other goodies. The food coupons will expire around October 1st and can only be used once, said Flores.
Flores also said he wants to promote Project Connect’s book loan service by announcing that people who did not win can sign up for the book loan program.
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