Homecoming preparations begin on and off campus

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Homecoming preparations begin on and off campus

October 5, 2009

Students and employees at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are making final plans for homecoming contests and decorations.

The homecoming committee encourages clubs, organizations and offices to enter the spirit sheet sign and/or window/door contests in conjunction with homecoming.

Entries in all contests must reflect the theme of “A Century of Ranger Pride.” They will be judged on adherence to the homecoming theme, originality and quality of workmanship.

Entries in the spirit sheet contest must be delivered to the Office of Student Services, FA126, no later than noon, Wednesday, Oct. 14. Entries are required to be on a twin sheet (66” x 96”), and decorated vertically. Sheets must clearly show the name of the organization and feature this year’s theme, “A Century of Ranger Pride.”

Prizes are $25 for first place and $15 for second place. Groups can be reimbursed for up to $25 for materials with receipts.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The sheets will be displayed throughout the Student Center during the week leading up to homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 24, and then taken to Ranger Field for the football game at 3 p.m.

The door/window/office contest is divided into two categories: one for decorations on the actual face of a door or window and one for windows with a display area behind the glass or for an actual office display.

This year, some door decorations will be moved to downtown businesses.

Contact Yolanda Creswell, assistant director of the Walch Center, located in Shockley Hall, room 208 or (580) 327-8601 on the Alva campus, or with Lori Coonrod, coordinator of student services at the Enid campus, or Dr. Deena Fisher, dean of Northwestern-Woodward, to sign up to complete a door decoration.

Coonrod is located in room 102 and can be reached at (580) 213-3147, and Fisher can be reached at (580) 256-0047. Decorations must be in place by 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19.

The winning entries on the Alva campus will receive a free pizza from Chartwells, and the winning entries on the Enid and Woodward campuses will receive a free pizza from a local restaurant.

Clubs and organizations also may have fundraising booths on Alva’s downtown square the morning of the homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 24. There is no charge for reserving a space. Off-campus organizations should contact Susan Hendricks at the Alva Chamber of Commerce at (580) 327-1647. All booths must be registered with Creswell or Hendricks by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Entry forms and information about all homecoming activities can be found by going to Northwestern’s Homecoming page at www.nwosu.edu/homecoming.