Students and professors will contest to see who knows the most trivia in the competition “Are You Smarter Than a College Student.” Hosted by the Honors Executive Council, the competition will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Sophomore Lana Bromling, a member of the council, explained the Honors Executive Council role.
“The Honors Executive Council is made up of several honors students and headed up by Maria Lehr and Dr. Posey,” Bromling said. “We exist to manage funds, foster community among students, connect students to community service (and other) opportunities and overall encourage the formation of Christian scholars among other things.”
The idea for the Are You Smarter Than A College Student event sprung from Posey’s and other JBU professors’ enjoyment of trivia games. They said the competition provides a means of strengthening the communal relationship between students and professors.
Are You Smarter Than A College Student will happen in Simmons Great Hall. Teams of students and teams of faculty and staff members will go head to head in an epic trivia battle to win bragging rights,” Bromling said.
“The questions and answers will be projected on a screen and teams will have 60 seconds to answer each question and points will be awarded for correct answers,” Bromling said.
The trivia contest will split into the categories of Geography, Pop Culture, JBU Trivia, Literature, Bible Trivia and a few others. The competition is open to all students, staff and JBU faculty.
Bromling looks forward to seeing plenty of people participate, but said she would especially love to see Professor Jake Stratman and Chaplain Rod Reed compete.
“I would like to see Prof. Preston Jones compete against a student,” said junior Brandi Vandygriff. “I think it would be fun to watch and see who is smarter — the professors or the students … I think professors are.”
“It is a really good idea,” said junior Mary Owens. “I can’t wait to see it. I would be kind of happy to see a professor lose. I feel bad saying that.”
Are You Smarter Than A College Student will be held Wednesday Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Simmons Great Hall.