hrowing the first glob of ice at the annual Greek vs. GDI snowball fight has been a visible sign of student competition ever since the first frozen "stone路路 was cast years ago. And while the friendly feud between the different living groups may never be forgotten, members of the respective lifestyles have changed their competitive focus. For the most part. students buried their Greek/GDI hatchets. and instead competed within their own ranks. as the letter bearers and gold shirt wearers have organized their own, exclusive weeks of living group competition. With GDI Week coinciding with Homecoming Week in September and Greek Week kicking off the first week of spring. campus competition was available year-round. Independents geared up for the second annual GDI week by circulating order forms for yellow GDI T-shirts. More than 200 students ordered the shirts. which depicted a penguin similar to Opus from the Bloom County comic strip. Everything from scavanger hunts to beer keg throwing contests were held as part of GDI week - a week its organizers designed to promote participation and cooperation within the living groups. "You could really see that enthusiasm and participation were up. especially compared to last year ... said Kim
Foster, area coordinator for the residence halls. Evidence of increased activity popped up the first day of competition, as 19 halls united to to tear the campus apart during the first GDI week event, the scavanger hunt. After combing the campus for items and
Sklts-ophrenlc. PI Phi Stacy Kirk dons ghastly makeup while awaiting to perform In a Turtle Derby skit.
answers to two special scavenger hunt questions, the teams reassembled at the Capricorn Bar for the n ext event. the beer chugging competition. Highlights for the rest of the week included a frisbee golf tournament, a pyramid building contest and a skit competition. A fun run held on Saturday marked the end of competition. After tallying the results ofGDI Week, first place winners Borah and Campbell halls won a cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene. For a second p lace finish, Snow Hall won a pizza party, while third place finishers Nee-
ly and Targhee halls won free "movie nights" for their efforts. GDI Week completed, campus competition cooled off as winter set in. As the snow melted during a spring break, however. a second competitive fire was sparked - this time for campus Greeks. Dampened by an early morning rainstorm, Greek Week took off at a turtle's pace thanks to the Phi Delta Theta Turtle Derby. The reptile race was held in an Elm Street intersection and drew an audience of more than 100 students and parents. A skit competition followed the derby. Highlights for the rest of the week included a Muscular Dystrophy bowl-a-thon, a Greek bake-off and an all Greek awards banquet. At the awards banquet. Sigma Chis Mike Trail and Paul AlLee received Greek Man and Greek Pledge of the Year awards. Alpha Phi Kristi Hanson garnished the Greek Woman of the Year title. while Kappa Kappa Gamma's Vicki Renfrow won the Greek Woman Pledge of the Year award. Marking an end to Greek Week and residence halls competitions for the year was as a weekend tree and flower planting ceremony in the Shadock Arboredum. So the games were over, the last snowball had melted in the spring sun and th e campus living group feud was called a draw. 0
1986 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 84 - University of Idaho Yearbook