Northwestern Homecoming button sales begin Monday

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Northwestern Homecoming button sales begin Monday

September 11, 2012

Sales for buttons designed for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming 2012, “Ranger Renaissance: 115 Years of Champions,” will go on sale Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m., during a kickoff celebration at Holder Drug.

Button salespersons are invited to pick up their packets then to begin selling buttons.

Northwestern fans on and off campus are encouraged to show their pride by purchasing a button as a way of supporting the annual event, this year scheduled for Oct. 11-13. The sale of buttons is the primary funding source for Homecoming, and supporters are encouraged to buy buttons even though they will not be able to attend all the events.

Making the button even more of a great deal, some local merchants will be offering discounts to patrons who wear a Homecoming button into their businesses during the week of Homecoming. A list of discounts and participating merchants is available at

“Supporting Homecoming is priceless,” said Karen Koehn, button sales chair. “It costs $18 to attend both nights of Miss Cinderella, $18 for the Homecoming football game and there are tons of savings via the Homecoming button.”

The best way to support Homecoming is to purchase a button, the proceeds of which provide a financial foundation to ensure Homecoming remains a major event for years to come.

A homecoming button sells for $10 and is a $36 value, providing admission to the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and the Miss Cinderella Pageant, each of which have a ticket price of $9, and the homecoming football game against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, with a ticket price of $18.

Angelia Case, media and archives assistant, designed the button.

Koehn urges all Rangers to buy a Homecoming button and show Ranger pride.

“No one can whistle a symphony, it takes a whole orchestra to play it,” Koehn said. “Buy a Homecoming button and be a part of our song.”

In addition to Koehn, button salespersons include Bill Marshall, Todd Holder, Peggy O’Neil, Gary Brown, Margaret Barton, Liz Smith, Jesse Jones, Marilyn Myers, Arlo Darr, Sonya Williams, Halah Simon, Kelly Parker, Daisy Village, Rhonda Cook, Monica Schmidt, Kandee Almgren in Waynoka, Patrick Harris at BJCC, Josh Bellamy in Cherokee, Sue Reed in Freedom, and Kim Blevins at Kiowa Consultants in Kiowa, Kan.

Selling buttons at their respective campus locations are Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, (580) 327-8522, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, (580) 327-8526 at Northwestern-Alva; Dr. Wayne McMillan, Northwestern-Enid dean, (580) 213-3105; and Dr. Deena Fisher, Northwestern-Woodward dean, (580) 256-0049.

Anyone who wants to purchase buttons and is not contacted by one of the salespersons can buy them at the Alva Chamber of Commerce office located at 502 Oklahoma Blvd., (580) 327-1647, or at the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593. Buttons also will be available at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; and Daisy Village, (580) 327-3467. Those interested also can contact any of the listed salespersons.