Students receive treat before finals

late-breakfastAt Marietta College, the Late Night Breakfast is and has been one of the most popular traditions on campus for more than 15 years.

This year, like all of those in the past, students will line up outside of Gilman Dining Hall in anticipation of the event that runs from 9-11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7.

Students are encouraged to take a break from studying and enjoy a late-night breakfast cooked and served by their favorite faculty and staff members.

While enjoying all of their favorite breakfast foods, students can enter special drawings for a chance to win either an iPod Shuffle or a Kindle, sponsored by Pepsi.

At the breakfast, the Office of Campus Involvement is also premiering “Flat Putnam” — a Marietta College take on Flat Stanley, a children’s book character who after being flattened by a bulletin board can visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope. 

Wherever students are headed to during Winter Break, they can bring Putnam along and take selfies and post them to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #WheresPutnam. Photos will be entered to win a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Marietta College Bookstore. Drawings will take place between Dec, 14 and Jan. 15.

While it’s all for them, students aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy Late Night Breakfast.

“Finals breakfast is one of my favorite events of the year. It is an opportunity to have fun and to give back to our students,” said Dr. Suzanne Walker, Associate Professor of Communication. “It gives me a chance to see a lot of students in one place and to wish them well as they prepare for finals. Dr. Dan Monek, Dr. Janet Bland and I have been working the pancake station for years together. Unfortunately, due to the late start time of the Messiah Concert this year, Dr. Monek will not be able to join us, but we’ll make some music note pancakes in his honor so be students should be sure to stop by and try our breakfast offering.”

Dr. Thomas LaSalvia , Associate Professor of Economics, plans to don an apron this year to show his support for students.

“I decided to help out at the finals breakfast to show the students that faculty members do understand the stresses and difficulties of finals week and that we are willing to support them in any way we can,” he said.