The Secret Slime Action is....Applying For OL!!!

01/17/2013

Contributed by Sarah Schupp

The 2013 Orientation Leader applications will be available in the spring, beginning on January 29, 2013.  Please visit the Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs website in the future for updates.  Look out for our 1990's themed advertisements early this semester!

 The Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs employs 20 enthusiastic and resourceful students as orientation leaders to assist with summer new student and family orientation. The orientation leader staff will be representative of our diverse undergraduate population. When selecting candidates, we will be looking for a balance of academic year, areas of study, and cultural diversity.

1990's "Figure It Out" Wiki Trivia:

"In each game, from the start of round 2, a randomly selected member of the studio audience plays for a prize (a merchandise prize, such as a Nintendo 64 or a mountain bike in season 1. A Figure It Out-branded article of clothing in seasons 2-6) if at least one panelist performs the action (and is subsequently "slimed") by the end of round 3.

The action designated as the Secret Slime Action is typically simple and almost guaranteed: touching a clue, looking to the left (which was reflexive, as clues were commonly wheeled out on a small track from a tunnel to the panel's left), using the phrase "Are you..." or "Is it...," looking to the audience behind the panel (who was sometimes used for clues), saying "I don't know," having a certain name, and even being a panelist were all used as actions. On one notable occasion, Steve Burns (from Blue's Clues) was slimed because the Secret Slime Action was "having a blue dog," and Jade Ramsey (from House of Anubis) was slimed because the Secret Slime Action was "having an identical twin sister." Despite this, and contrary to popular belief, the Secret Slime Action was not always performed in the original series. In the new version, Secret Slime Actions are almost impossible to miss and so far, there has not been a single show in which it was not performed during both halves of gameplay. In episode 14 of season six, there was finally an instance where it was not performed. The Secret Slime Action was Saying "Wait" for the first segment, and it was not performed.

Some Actions are logically unenforceable, such as "thinking about coconuts" or "thinking about mushroom soup." Especially in the latter seasons, a successful Action has mostly been a foregone conclusion – the variables have only been when it will be triggered, and by whom (not necessarily a panelist)."

If you have any questions about the OL position or application please contact Sarah Louise Schupp, First-Year Experience Program Coordinator, at sschupp@ithaca.edu.

 

 

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