Birthday bonanza, round 1

November 30, 2009 —

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November 19 was Elizabeth Campbell’s birthday and boy did we have a good time. She is one of my classmates and bestest buds. As I have mentioned previously, I love parties…but more than that, love planning surprises. So Lauren (another great friend/classmate) and I got busy scheming away!

Elizabeth’s day started off with coffee from Caribou (always a must), muffins and, best of all, a little clue. That clue sent her to the infamous printer on our floor that sadly takes away all our printer tokens. There she had some other goodies waiting and another clue.

That clue game went on for a few more pit stops (even in the bathroom stall), collecting candy/presents along the way until she ended up at the grand finale in our amazing secretary’s office. There we left her a big tin of different assortment of popcorn. But the best part of all, it was an Iowa Hawkeye tin—whoot, whoot! She loved it! Sadly, I probably ate as much of the popcorn as she did. That stuff is addicting.

We ended the night with a bang by going out to eat at HuHot. There were 18 of us there so it was a good time over good food. I will say though, getting 18 seated at a “no reservation” restaurant was a huge pain but after all the chaos it all got settled and was dinner was great. So, all in all, chalk that up to a success!

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Daley Dodd was born and raised in the little ol’ town of Newton, IA. Growing up involved sports, dance, clubs and anything under the sun that could keep the family busy. This busy bee life flowed over into her college years at Northwest Missouri State University. She was a member of the Northwest Dance team, taught dance at a local studio, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and involved in Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC). After college Daley journeyed on over to Europe and had the time of her life. While there she worked for CCC and got to experience new cultures, foods and people. After a year abroad her cravings for American food got the best of her and she came home. After living in Nebraska a year she decided to jump back on the school ship and came to DMU. She has loved her experience here so far and can’t wait for everything to come.