SJC to Host Rubik's Cube Competition

Patchogue, N.Y – August 19, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College will host a Rubik’s Cube Competition on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center on its Long Island Campus.

Organized by SJC student and Rubik’s Cube champion, Rowe Hessler, in connection with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Office of Student Life, the contest will bring more than 50 individuals from around the country and all over the world together to compete in a series of Rubik’s Cube events ranging in levels of difficulty.

“I have enjoyed working with Rowe Hessler and [ACM President] Paul Scala in planning this event,” Associate Director of Co-Curricular Programs Celeste Guarneri said. “Rowe is a huge talent and SJC is lucky to have him. I look forward to seeing this event on campus again.”

The competition will conclude with the presentation of a prize bag, donated by the Office of Student Life, to the day’s winner. Contestants paid a $5 fee for themselves and guests upon registration. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of supplies and food for the event as well as a designated charity.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) at St. Joseph’s College provides an extracurricular environment to accommodate the interests of students interested in computer science.

For more information about this event, contact Celeste Guarneri at 631.687.4589 or cguarneri@sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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