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Phi Gamma Nu First Annual Mr. Business Pageant


By Michelle Gao
On November 18, students from the entire College of Business flooded Lincoln
Hall Theater at 7pm to witness the first Mr. Business Pageant. The competition
was between the business fraternities Phi Chi Theta, Delta Sigma Pi,
Alpha Kappa Psi and Phi Gamma Nu, as well as Business Council. There
were 10 brave contestants this year, a good beginning for what the College of
Business hopes to become an annual tradition. The event began with an amusing
dance number that all the contestants participated in; the audience cheered
appreciatively as the judges smiled. The contestants would repeat the dance
later in formal wear.
The talent and skit portions of the competition kept the crowd happy. None
of the talents were conventional – one contestant demonstrated his skill at
ribbon dancing. Phi Gamma Nu contestant Steven Buege performed a
rap that demonstrated his knowledge of the current state of the economy.
The crowd favorite probably came from senior David Saed, who was
representing Delta Sigma Phi; impersonated the film personality Borat.
The People’s Choice Award was taken by the president of Phi Gamma Nu,
Kevin Adams, who performed a mime skit. The coveted title of Mr. Business,
however, was snagged by senior Scott Wolf, who was representing
Delta Sigma Phi.  Judges included Dean Hedeman and Dean Mullins from
the College of Business, as well as three representatives from three of the
Big Four accounting firms. The judges, along with the rest of the audience,
were kept laughing throughout the entire night.
Humor and entertainment were not the only goals of the night; tickets cost
$3 if bought before the show, and were $5 at the door. All proceeds went
to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club of America. A good time
for a good cause!

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