Ada, OH – Ohio Northern’s annual mud volleyball tournament has long been a proud campus tradition. In addition to bringing the community together, the event raises money for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. In an attempt to expand the reach of these events, the Student Planning Committee announced Wednesday that they will also host mud Student Senate.
Set to take place on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30, the Student Senate will be repurposing the mud volleyball pits behind the baseball field. The nets will be removed and folding tables will be set up. The podium, too heavy to rest soundly in the mud, will be replaced by a large cardboard box and turned upside down.
The Student Planning Committee is hoping to replicate the supportive crowd that attended mud volleyball, renewed with a vigorous enthusiasm for campus issues. Students are encouraged to scream and cheer on their favorite Senate Member; giant foam fingers and poster board signs will be handed out ahead of the event. Wednesday’s agenda promises to provide a spectacular show. Among other issues, an adjustment to library terms and conditions will be brought to the Senate. “It could get gnarly,” said one Senate member.
Pending the success of the first mud Student Senate meeting, mud and/or sludge may become a permanent feature of the organization. If this were to happen, wheelbarrows of mud would be brought into the McIntosh Center and spread across the Activity Room.
The decision to implement mud Student Senate came after the failure of SPC’s attempts to introduce syrup volleyball, peanut butter volleyball, and lava volleyball, deciding to stick with mud as a gimmick liquid. At this time, SPC is also weighing the feasibility of mud convocation for next year’s welcome weekend.