SWOSU Best Idea Contest Offers Cash Prizes


SWOSU President Randy Beutler's Energy and Efficiency Task Force is sponsoring a contest to gather ideas on how to improve SWOSU, and the top winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000.

Cindy Dougherty, dean of students at SWOSU, said the ideas can be about any facet of university life. And, individuals are not limited to just one entry.

"Dream big and think without lines and boundaries," Dougherty said.

First place prize is $500, second place $300 and third place $200. Ideas should be emailed to studentdean@swosu.edu. Deadline for entries is this Friday, September 24.

The contest is open to all faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni. Dougherty said names will be removed from the ideas and a number attached to each idea. The task force will rank all ideas without knowing the authors. A winner will be announced by October 1.