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Spring Cardboard Challenge set for May 20

  • Students play a game during the fall Cardboard Challenge. The spring semester's challenge is set for Tuesday.

Posted on May 15, 2014

Movement science students will create cardboard games the campus community can play while raising money for a nonprofit organization.

The Cardboard Challenge is set for Tuesday, May 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Cook Carillon Tower; rain location is Kirkhof Center lobby.

Inspired by the short film, “Caine’s Arcade,” the Cardboard Challenge, an initiative of the Imagination Foundation, is a worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This year’s challenge aims to engage 1 million children in 70 countries in creative play.

For the challenge, students build simple arcade games out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.

A fun pass to play is $1. John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, said the cardboard challenges in the fall and winter semesters raised $350 for the  Imagination Foundation.


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