UWP's First-Ever Picnic Day Exhibit: A Smash Hit
The University Writing Program hosted its first-ever Picnic Day exhibit on Saturday, April 18, and hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed all the program had to offer.
Visitors were treated to the UWP's bookmark station, where they made their own artistic creations, which were laminated in preparation for years of page marking. The program also offered a stamping and bead-neclace creation station, where visitors could build their own wearable words. And the exhibit's "Writing on the Wall" activity encouraged visitors to produce some terrific, impromptu pieces of writing of their own.
The centerpiece of the exhibit was the gigantic, upright and playable UWP Scrabble board, which stood eight feet tall and served as a beacon to the program's exhibit on the southwest corner of Voorhies Hall. Visitors played a wide variety of words with the 5" x 5" letter tiles, the highest-scoring of which was "quailed" at 72 points!
The UWP faculty members who developed and staffed the exhibit are already discussing how they might top this year's experience at Picnic Day 2016. If this year's UWP Picnic Day exhibit was any indication, whatever they come up with will be sure to please!