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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jane Austen Tea Party

Over fifty guests attended the department's Jane Austen Tea Party on Wed., Feb. 13.  Organized by Prof. Joe Drury and a band of student volunteers, the party celebrated the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen's Pride and Prejudice and featured dramatic readings of scenes from the novel, Pride and Prejudice Bingo (renamed "Bingley" in honor of one of the book's characters), and a round of Quizzo devoted to questions about the novel.  Winners of the games received lavish prizes, and everyone marveled at and enjoyed the book-shaped Pride and Prejudice cake.

A special cake for the party.
A dramatic reading of a scene from the novel.
Quizzo winners Kenyn Cheatham and Sabrina Bernadel with prizes and cake.