Mike Seidl was ahead by a mileuntil
the final moments of the Human Sundae competition, when the
womens basketball team weighed in.
So as not to telegraph their punch, the Lady
Greyhounds had been quietly making the rounds of local banks,
exchanging dollar bills for rolls of pennies.
Just before noon November 26, when there
was no chance to counter their offensive, they dropped several
tons of pennies into the jar for their coach, Mary Beth Spirk.
This brought her total to 3,588 pennies ($35.88).
So Mary Beth became the Human Sundae at halftime
during last weeks mens basketball game with Albright.
I wanted team unity, and this is what
I got! she lamented.
Runners-up were Doc Windolph, dean of student
life, with 3,147 pennies, and Robert Brill, professor of psychology,
with 961. They also were ice creamed.
Trailing far behind were Michelle Schmidt,
assistant professor of psychology, -87 points; Jack Dilendik,
professor of education, -121 points; athletic trainer Bob
Ward, -176 points; soccer coach Eric Lambinus, -298 points;
Chris Jones, assistant professor of biology, -558 points.
Bringing up the rear was onetime leader Mike Seidl, executive
assistant to the president, -2,241 points. (Under
the rules of this convoluted competition, negative numbers
actually mean positive cash.)
According to Jen Hinkel 04, Bangor,
of the sponsoring Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the
total raised for Habitat for Humanity was $273 in the penny
jars and $132 at the basketball game, where chances to cream
the winners were raffled off, for a total of $405.
So how could Mike have been way out in front
last week and in last place by D-Day? It appears he bought
his way out with a last-minute contribution to offset the
3,834 pennies in his penny jar. (Rumors that I put in
$60 could be true, he admitted.) So much for Neil Reenock
and Jon Conrad salting the jar.
By the way, those photos of Bob Windolph
plastered all over campus were the efforts of his claque to
cinch the election.