Show campus pride by decorating a door, sheet for Homecoming

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Show campus pride by decorating a door, sheet for Homecoming

September 12, 2011

It’s time for Northwestern Oklahoma State University students and employees to move into full homecoming mode as deadlines for the annual spirit sheet and window and door decorating contests are quickly approaching.

This year’s homecoming theme is “Northwestern: Branded for Life,” and all decorations must reflect the theme. Members of the Northwestern Homecoming Committee encourage all clubs, organizations and offices to show their Ranger pride by participating in the annual contests. Entries will be judged according to theme adherence, originality and quality of workmanship.

Spirit sheet entries must be delivered to the Office of Student Services in Fine Arts room 126, no later than noon on Friday, Sept. 23. 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.

Student groups can be reimbursed for up to $25 for materials with receipts. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The sheets will be displayed throughout the Student Center during the week leading up to Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, and then taken to Ranger Field for the football game at 3 p.m. against Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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. These rules also apply to dorm decorations. Decorations must be in place by 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Employees who decorate their areas will be in the running for winning a pizza for their office area. Student organizations will receive cash prizes. Prizes are $25 for first place and $15 for second place.

Clubs and organizations also may have fundraising booths on Alva’s downtown square the morning of Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1. There is no charge for reserving a space.

Campus organizations can contact Lyndsey Heard, career services coordinator/transfer recruiter, at (580) 327-8606 or, to enter all decorating contests.  To reserve a space for a booth contact Jason Hillman, director of student life and counseling, at (580) 327-8473 or Booth reservations must be made by Wednesday, Sept. 28.

More information about all homecoming activities can be found by going to Northwestern’s Homecoming page at

Lori Coonrod, coordinator of student services at Northwestern-Enid, or Charlie Burns, special events coordinator at Northwestern-Woodward, will be on hand to help judge decorations at Northwestern’s branch locations.

Contact Coonrod in room 102 or by calling (580) 213-3147. Burns can be reached at (580) 254-2503.