Health Sciences carnival a winner

The recent event celebrating Health Science's new faculty designation did not simply evolve into a carnival-like atmosphere, it was literally a carnival that aptly lived up to its name.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, Andy's Place in Anderson Hall was transformed from a formal University of Lethbridge conference room into a full-scale, colorful and vibrant carnival for Health Sciences students.

The event was a celebration as the School of Health Sciences invited its students to celebrate their new faculty designation. As of May 1, the Faculty of Health Sciences will become the U of L's fifth faculty, joining the faculties of Fine Arts, Arts & Science, Management and Education.

No detail was overlooked in the creation of the celebratory carnival. With menu items ranging from corndogs to cotton candy, a variety of games complete with carnival workers, a caricature artist, a faux-but-fun palm reader, and the very popular "Pie your Prof" station, the carnival was a huge success.

The highlight, of course, was being able to throw a pie at some of the
U of L's top administrators and professors. Along with six brave Health Sciences professors, President Bill Cade and Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Chris Hosgood stepped up to receive a pie in the face from students and, in some cases, colleagues.

As much fun as it was to fling pies at administrators, the event also benefited students. Each pie required a $1 donation to the Health Sciences student scholarship fund. In all, more than 250 students stopped by the three-hour event to share in the festivities and food and to welcome Health Sciences into its new "Faculty" status.