COME CELEBRATE OUR 25TH WORLD FINALS
AT THE ODYSSEY REUNION!
of the Mind is celebrating its
25th year of World Finals and we’re
throwing a reunion bash! Everyone
ever involved in the program is invited to attend
the reunion at the University of Maryland,
College Park, May 29 and 30, 2004. Come reminisce
with your former teammates, your
favorite coach, or your fellow volunteers!|
The reunion is being held in conjunction
with the 2004 World Finals so while you’re
swapping stories about the early days, you’ll
also get to see how the program has grown
since its beginnings.
Some of you may remember back to 1978
when Dr. Sam Micklus organized the very first
creative problem-solving competition at Glassboro State College
in New Jersey (now Rowan University). Twenty-eight local middle
and high school teams participated. Back then, the program
was known as “Olympics of the Mind.”
Each year, more and more teams from
across the U.S. traveled to Glassboro to compete
in the event. In 1980, the program became
international with the addition of teams from
outside of the U.S. and the first official
“World” Finals took place. In 1983, the competition
moved from Glassboro State to
Central Michigan University, and then on to
other campuses around the U.S. The program
eventually became the “Odyssey of the Mind.”
We’re collecting video clips, anecdotes,
and photographs for a special display at the
reunion, so send us your favorite memories.
Email your favorite Odyssey stories to firstname.lastname@example.org; mail videos
and photos, along with descriptions, to Odyssey Reunion, 1325
Rte. 130 S, Suite F, Gloucester City, NJ 08030.
Check odysseyofthemind.com for reunion updates, and spread
the word -- we want to see everyone there!