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Photos: 300 take part in inaugural Great Puzzle Hunt

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  • Event coordinator Millie Johnson speaks to the participants before kicking off the inaugural WWU Great Puzzle Hunt in 2016. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
    Event coordinator Millie Johnson speaks to the participants before kicking off the inaugural WWU Great Puzzle Hunt in 2016. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
  • Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
    Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
  • Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
    Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
  • Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
    Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
  • Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
    Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
  • Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
    Participants in the 2016 WWU Great Puzzle Hunt put their brains to the test at one of the puzzle stations Saturday, April 9, 2016. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern
  • The Grandma's Gingersnaps team works on a puzzle on south campus during the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt Saturday, April 9. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
    The Grandma's Gingersnaps team works on a puzzle on south campus during the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt Saturday, April 9. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
  • The Saxophone Bugs team works on a puzzle on south campus during the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt Saturday, April 9. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
    The Saxophone Bugs team works on a puzzle on south campus during the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt Saturday, April 9. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
  • With the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt freshly underway, teams begin to spread out to find their first puzzle. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
    With the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt freshly underway, teams begin to spread out to find their first puzzle. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
  • With the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt freshly underway, teams begin to spread out to find their first puzzle. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.
    With the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt freshly underway, teams begin to spread out to find their first puzzle. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.

The first-ever Great Puzzle Hunt was a big hit this past Saturday, with more than 300 people signing up to participate in the cross-campus scavenger hunt.

At each stop on the hunt, participants were challenged to complete a puzzle (think logic puzzles, trivia, word scrambles, etc.) before moving on.

Millie Johnson, an associate professor of mathematics at Western, coordinated the event and led the puzzle development team.

Photos by Amanda Raschkow, WWU Communications and Marketing intern, and Gabrielle Poncz, a recent WWU alumna with a degree in art/photography. More of Poncz's photos from the event are available on her website.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:19pm

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