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President Schmoke Takes on 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' Calls Out Others to Help in Fight Against ALS

August 18, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, Aug. 18, raising money in the fight against ALS while also calling out three UB alumni to do the same. He and a trio of UB students, who are also involved in the challenge, received a dunking of ice-cold water on Gordon Plaza in front of a gathering of empathetic onlookers. Schmoke's dunking came courtesy of UB's mascot, Eubie the Bee. 

Schmoke called out UB School of Law alumni U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersburger III, J.D. '70, Maryland Del. Curt Anderson, J.D. '87, and Maryland Del. Wayne Norman, J.D. '80, to meet the Ice Bucket Challenge.

WBAL-TV's Stan Stovall originally challenged Schmoke to participate during his regular nightly broadcast a few days ago. Schmoke agreed to meet the challenge, and made a personal donation to the cause before he issued the three challenges of his own.

Check out WBAL's coverage of Schmoke's dousing on UB's Facebook page.

Watch Stovall's challenge to our president.

Read more coverage in The Daily Record.

Learn more about Kurt Schmoke, UB's new president.