Tickets on sale February 11
INA, Ill. (Feb. 6, 2019) – More than $1,000 is up for grabs at Rend Lake College's Glo BINGO event on Friday, March 15, at the Recreational Center on the main campus in Ina. Crowds love this blacklight spin on the classic game. And getting in on the action will help improve the RLC Learning Resource Center for students and community members.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Glo BINGO starting at 6 p.m. The RLC Rec is located on the south end of the Ina campus. Glo BINGO tickets will cost $25 at the door and includes six bingo cards, a glow hat, and a glow dabber. Additional bingo cards are available for purchase for $5 per six cards. Preorder your tickets by noon on the day of the event and save $5 per ticket. Ticket sales start Feb. 11. Call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1308.
Competitors will have the chance to win over $1,000 in cash prizes. Additional games include:
Last Man Standing (New Game!)
Early Bird Raffle
Middle Bird Raffle
Concessions will be sold throughout the evening. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Alcohol is prohibited. No one under the age of 18 may participate in Glo BINGO. Seats for the event are limited.
Glo BINGO is sponsored by the Rend Lake College Foundation.
For more information and to purchase advance tickets, contact the LRC at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1308. For groups interested in participating, tables can be reserved by calling ahead for advance ticket purchases.
INA, Ill. (Feb. 20, 2019) — Rend Lake College is pleased to announce that students Kamber Pyszka and Rachel Ward have been named 2019 All-Illinois selections for the honors fraternity Phi Theta Kappa. Pyszka, a sophomore from Waltonville, and Ward, a sophomore from Herrin, will travel to Springfield where they will be considered for PTK All-USA honors.
Both said being named PTK All-Illinois is an honor. What makes it sweeter is that the two are good friends and get to share the moment. In fact, when they found out they had been selected out of all the applicants, they were together in St. Louis, getting ready to go to a concert. (Panic! At The Disco — in case you're wondering what band a couple of all-state, college honors students like.)
"I was so excited," Pyszka said. "I really didn't think I would get selected because I knew there were quite a few others applying for it."
Ward was humble too when asked about the honor. Both have maintained a flawless 4.0 GPA at RLC and have appeared on RLC's President's List for high academic honors every semester. Both are scholarship recipients and were members of the National Honor Society in high school. They are both transferring to a university in the fall — Ward to become a nurse practitioner and Pyszka to pursue a master's degree in accounting.
"I really like problem-solving and messing with numbers," Pyszka said. "I like financial analysis." Ward said she is planning to work in pediatrics.
Kamber Pyszka (Waltonville)
Rachel Ward (Herrin)
Ward is the daughter of Todd and Lisa Ward. Pyszka is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Ford, and Stash Pyszka.
A scholarship and All-USA designation are up for grabs at the PTK event in Springfield.
"I have never received anything like this before," Ward said. "There were so many people they could have picked and it was me and one of my good friends. I'm excited to be able to go and experience it with other students who have received this award."
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. PTK is an invitation-based honor society. Students need to accumulate a minimum of 12 credit hours and a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Invitations are sent following the completion of the fall semester. Jena Jensik, Director of Academic Advisement, sponsors the Rho Xi chapter at RLC. For more information, contact her below.