New College Celebrates International Games Week

New College student play games at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library during International Games Week.
New College student play games at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library during International Games Week.

New College celebrated International Games Week with Games Night at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library last week. The campus community joined in the competition and formed teams to play Pictionary, Rollick and Trivia against each other for prizes. There was also various games from the library collection that were available to play, as well as food for all who attended.

Fourth-year student Thomas Ghebrezgi, who is set to graduate in December, took time out of his busy schedule to grab a bite to eat and join a game of Pictionary.

“I came for the community and to support the library,” said Ghebrezgi. “This place is the cornerstone of New College’s academic and social life, so I like to get involved when something cool is happening in the library.”

American Library Association’s International Games Week has been around for over a decade and has been celebrated on New College’s campus since 2012. Assistant Librarian Tammera Race has played a big role in encouraging the community to join in on the action.

“Games Night is special because it allows us to take part in something promoted nationally,” said Race. “At New College we’ve also created other game-related events, including another night to compete while playing games in the spring. So, if you missed the fun this semester, you’ll have another opportunity after the new year.”

New College students also have the ability to take advantage of the library’s system for checking out items from its game collections throughout each semester.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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