Alumni News Mashup, Sarah Palin Edition: That’s “Prediculous”!

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Let’s hear it for alma mater. No, really, let’s hear it. Sing along!

Now that our Davidson Wildcat red blood is flowing, time to proceed to the old alumni mailbag.

• Mario Prohasky ’05 posted a reunion entry on his blog, Glocal Musings. Mario was part of the Bulgarian mafia on campus in the early-mid-aughts, oft gracing humble cookouts at my condo, now flung far and wide in graduate programs and on lacrosse fields around the globe. It’s good to see them come home to roost for a weekend now and then. Got reunion musings of your own? Chat on, in the comments section below!

• Another personal connection for me in this batch of news is the well-deserved accolades that the Association for Fundraising Professionals’ Charlotte chapter heaped on Kristin Hills Bradberry ’85 as 2010 Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive. Kristin is my classmate (soon-to-be-Interim President John Kuykendall was inaugurated our senior year), and she was my vice president here at Davidson, then led an Arts and Science Council capital campaign in Charlotte, is now Davidson’s Presidential Search Committee Chair, and remains through it all an inspiration and a friend to many. Namaste, KHB.

When Fundraisers Meet: (l-r) College Relations Veep Eileen Keeley ’89, Kristin my Klassmate, Associate Veep and Campaign Director Elizabeth Kiser

• Across Main Street from my Julia Johnston House office in the Nancy Overcash Blackwell Alumni House, my road-tripping buddy Peter Wagner ’92 and the alumni gang have been forging the latest edition of Alumni College, “Ethics: Theory and Practice,” happening on campus Feb. 27–March 2, 2011. And for more in Davidson’s Lifelong Learning initiatives, check out the latest selection in the Book Club, The Last Child by John Hart ’88.

• Speaking of Mrs. Blackwell, alumni housemother emerita, she’s bounced back with her accustomed vim, vigor, grace and aplomb from a health spell a bit back. I hugged her neck, all smiles, at our annual College Relations Thanksgiving Luncheon last week. She is surely one of the many Davidson people I’m thankful to live and work around!

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• And finally, speaking of Thanksgiving, here’s a new link hot off the pixel presses for your amusement and edification over the long holiday weekend. It’s the new, newsy social gaming site Prediculous. Let Taylor McLemore ’07, the Davidson alumnus among three founders, explain:

“Prediculous is a free online social game where you compete with your friends (and the rest of the world, too) by predicting the future of sports, world events, politics, entertainment, and business. Players compete for points and leader board status, and most importantly, for bragging rights with their friends. Our vision for Prediculous is that every player will engage with the news in a richer and more rewarding way, learning more and having fun.” For the whole (Davidson) family!

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