Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oglethorpe University Highlights

Some highlights from the 15-4 victory against Oglethorpe University on April 6, 2011.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Centre Highlights

Here are some highlights from the Vikings 13-5 victory over Centre College, on March 25th.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Vikings Excited to Meet Steve Forbes

The Berry College community was lucky to have Steve Forbes speak during the Shatto Lecture Series on March 31st.  Steve Forbes is the CEO of Forbes Inc., editor and chief of Forbes magazine and a former candidate for Presidant of the United States.

In the crowd was the men's lacrosse team, and they were lucky enough to meet Forbes and have their picture taken with him after the speech.  Forbes spoke on the topic of capitalism and his views of capitalism as the savior for the American economy. It was a sold out event that was attend not only by the Berry student body but other members of the Rome community.  Below is a picture of a couple of the Berry Lacrosse players and Steve Forbes.

Here is a link to a write up on Steve Forbes visit that also includes some video highlights:

The Shatto lecture series is always a highlight each semester.  Other speakers in the Shatto Lecture series have been Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Superbowl winning coach Tony Dungy, and renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

The Gloria Shatto Lecture Series was created in memory of Berry College President Gloria M. Shatto,who made history in 1980 as Georgia's first female college president.  Shatto believed strongly that there is more to a college education than what can be learned in the classroom.  The Shatto Lecture Series honors her vision by bringing to Berry speakers who have stood at the crossroads of history.

Spring Break in Longhorn Country

The boys had a fast paced and busy trip to Texas for their spring break trip.  While the Vikings didn't get the results they wanted on the field, falling to Southwestern and Concordia, they certainly had their fun off the field.  The guys traveled to both Austin and Dallas and hit some good food in both cities.

One of the highlights was a trip to Saltlick BBQ.  This is one of the restaurants highlighted on Man vs Food.  While the wait for seating was long the food was well worth it, and the wait was helped by some live music in the patio/garden area.  While some guys went with the basic ribs and brisket, we had a hand full who wanted to test themselves with the endless meat bucket.  While we don't have anyone who can compete with the gentleman form Man vs Food, the vikings certainly did their own damage to the meat supply.  Below are some great pictures of the grill and the massive amount of meat being cooked.

We also had the opportunity of celebrating a birthday while in Teaxs.  Berry's Tommy Edgeworth celebrated his 19th birthday on the trip and lucky for everyone his mom sent a birthday cake to our hotel for all to enjoy.  Here is a picture of Tommy enjoying his cake.

It was a quick trip down to Texas but it was enjoyed by everyone and the guys made a lot of great memories and stories that will be shared for a long time.  We're looking forward to our spring break trip next year in Orlando, FL and hopefully a whole lot of Disney.