Glassman meets students’ families at Family Bingo

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Ashanti Thomas

Amy Brajkovic wins in a game of bingo at the family bingo night in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Feature Reporter

Eastern hosted Family Bingo on Friday night in the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. with President Glassman present as the bingo caller.  

As refreshments were served, participants had chances to win prizes including squish mellows and dining dollars. 

Students bring their families to campus to enjoy a night of bingo, prizes, and food at the family bingo night in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. (Ashanti Thomas)

President Glassman said he loved how “wonderful” Family Weekend is.  

“I always love Family Weekend,” Glassman said. “It’s always great for the students who haven’t seen their parents for a month or two to have their parents come and their family and friends. [It’s] just a wonderful event.” 

Glassman also talked about how the event has increased over time by discussing how many people were present.  

“If we look at the number of seats that are set up for bingo, and we haven’t started yet but if we fill up all these seats, we’ll be talking about hundreds of individuals having fun playing bingo,” Glassman said. “And there’s other activities going on right now across campus so just a wonderful weekend.” 

Justin Richards, a strategic communications graduate student, hands out cotton candy to families at the family bingo night in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. (Ashanti Thomas)

April Noel, a parent of an Eastern student, said the event was “a lot of fun.”

“It’s a great thing to do on a Friday night,” Noel said. “I’m just glad Eastern’s still here, and it’s still a really good choice.” 

Lucas Kisner, a sophomore engineering technology major, said he was happy to spend time with his family.  

“It’s been a while [since I’ve seen my parents], so I’m really happy to be here,” Kisner said.  

Kisner also talked about the other events that he’s looking forward to, especially the Kona ice truck. He said how he’s always “really excited” for the ice truck, and all of the artificial flavors that come with it.  

Laura Loica, the mother of Kisner, said that whenever she is able to see her son, that it makes her “incredibly happy.”

Amy Brajkovic plays against another bingo winner in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine the final winner during the family bingo night in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. (Ashanti Thomas)

Griffin Kisner, the father of Lucas Kisner, said the event was tremendous. 

“I was looking forward to this all week,” Griffin Kisner said. “It’s really been fun to just relax and be on campus and walk around and get dinner with my family.” 

Griffin Kisner also talks about how he did not expect to win any of the prizes.  

“It would pretty much be impossible for me to win anything,” Griffin Kisner said. “I pretty much used up all of my luck when I got my wife to marry me. That was pretty much my whole lifetime worth of luck, so it’s really unlikely.” 

Griffin Kisner also said that he was looking forward to the upcoming events this weekend.  

“It seems like it’s going to be really fun,” Griffin Kisner said. “We did this last year, we had a really good time, on the Saturday, so we’re [going to] be doing that all weekend.”

 

Cam’ron Hardy can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]