Fling Features Center Green Idol!
The annual Spring Fling celebration on May 11 featured
the introduction of "Center Green Idol," a twist
on the hit TV show “American Idol.” In front
of a packed auditorium at Center Green, staff contestants
sang, danced, performed poetry, demonstrated tae kwon do,
presented creative outcomes for the NCAR recompetition,
The contest was moderated by emcee “Brian” Seacrest
(Brian Bevirt, CISL), who also entertained the crowd
as a contestant. Esteemed judges included Simon Cowell
(Richard Neale, CGD), Paula Abdul (Wendy Abshire, COMET),
and Randy Jackson (Tim Barnes, EO). Unlike “American
Idol,” with its scathing criticism, judges on “Center
Green Idol” were carefully trained to support and
empower all contestants, and even awarded every act a
As usual, Event Services presented a tasty spread, featuring
build-your-own nachos, buffalo wings, and more.
Emcee “Brian” Seacrest (Brian Bevirt, CISL)
with esteemed judges Randy Jackson (Tim Barnes, EO),
Paula Abdul (Wendy Abshire, COMET), and Simon Cowell
(Richard Neale, ESSL/CGD).
Arlene Laing (ESSL/MMM) acts out the words of a Jamaican
poet, while dressed in that country's traditional folk
Craig Hartsough (ESSL/ACD) entertains the crowd with
a creative PowerPoint presentation on new directions
for the NCAR recompetition.
Bob Henson (Communications) interviews members of the
Intergovernmental Panel on the Chances of Having a Climate
(IPCHC). The panel's lip syncing members include Jeff
Fiedler (OGA), Rachel Hauser (Director's Office), Kris
Conrad (Director's Office), and Marijke Unger (CISL).
Brian Bevirt (CISL) gets the audience up and moving
with a Latin dance routine.
Eric Kluzek (ESSL/CGD) performs tae kwon do for judge
Simon Cowell (Richard Neale, ESSL/CGD).
Nan Rosenbloom (ESSL/CGD) and Ed Snyder (CISL) demonstrate
their musical talents.
Bob Tan (Director's Office) shows his goofy side during
a Spanish language routine.
The Event Services team served up a tasty spread featuring
a nachos bar, buffalo wings, and more.
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