NORFOLK, Neb. - They didn’t spend their entire lives training for competitions and had no coaches or entourages, but the Olympic spirit was alive for Northeast Community College employees over the past two weeks. The college’s Teaching and Learning office hosted Hawk Olympics with 16 faculty/staff teams participating.
The event included an opening ceremony party, Olympic Bingo, and exciting modified Olympic events such as luge, curling, ski jump, biathlon, and more just outside the T & L office on the Norfolk campus and at the extended campus in South Sioux City.
“We invited employees to find a colleague to team up and go for the gold. No athletic talent was needed to participate, said Faye Kilday, executive director of teaching and learning.
Teaching and Learning at Northeast provides a variety of formal learning opportunities through conferences, lunch & learns, workshops, book clubs and more to help faculty provide quality instruction for students.
“But the best professional development for educators comes from those organic hallway conversations with colleagues,” Kilday said. “An activity like the Hawk Olympics isn't just about having a fun. It's also about engagement, collaboration, and building relationships.”
The Hawk Olympics concluded with the awarding of gold, silver and bronze medals to participants and a closing ceremony.
Northeast Community College employees at the college’s extended campus in South Sioux City participate in the Hawks Olympics recent. The event, sponsored by the college’s Teaching and Learning office was a friendly competition that included modified Olympic contest, the awarding of medals and opening and closing ceremonies.