This week marks Emporia State’s 2010 Fall Homecoming, with the board game theme “Are you game?”
Students are invited to participate in various activities, including a Human Scrabble tournament hosted by the UAC that will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, beginning Monday and continuing through Friday on campus. Players will be given a shirt with letters on it and will then decide which words to make, according to Vice President of Campus Relations and Secretary of the Homecoming Committee Emmalee Davis, senior communications and public relations major.
Helium for Hope will also take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at MU Main Street, and there will be a medallion hunt at the same location from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 7 p.m., the tricycle races will take place at the Student Recreation Center.
The E-Zone Whitewash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the Pedestrian Mall, located between Cremer and Morse Hall. Students can display their school spirit, support their favorite organizations or write messages to friends by purchasing half a square for $2 or a whole square for $3.
“What we do is mix water, cornstarch, and food coloring together to create a paint that can easily be washed away after homecoming,” Davis said.
From 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, the Empowered Students for University Libraries and Archives will host the “Are You Game? Night in White” in the William Allen White Library lobby with a variety of interactive games, board games, and refreshments.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Environmental Club will host the Trash Bash on the Union Square where students will gather to clean up campus in preparation for homecoming weekend, and at 7 p.m. “ghost tours” will be available on campus.
Phi Delta Theta will continue the S.O.S. Pole Sit tradition beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and ending at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the corner of 12th and Commercial.
Thursday will also mark the opening night for the homecoming musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, located in Plumb Hall. The play will continue through Sunday with its final performance taking place at 2 p.m.
Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, the UAC will host the Homecoming Bonfire at Wilson Park.
“During this event, we “Yell Like Hell”, cheer for our Homecoming candidates and get pumped up for the games with speeches from athletic coaches and performances by the spirit squads and Dynasty,” Davis said.
At 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, the Black Hole Tailgating event will begin at 15th Ave and Morse Drive. At 11 a.m., the Homecoming Parade will take place on Commercial Street and continue onto campus, and at 2:20 p.m., the ESU Hornets will take on Truman State at Welch Stadium. Royalty will be crowned at halftime. Chi Omega will host a pin taco fiesta at 3:30 p.m. at 1519 Merchant St.
Alpha Sigma Alpha will wrap things up with a chili feed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at 226 West 12th Ave.
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