Campus Life to host homecoming activities

Ryan Land
Sports Editor

This week, students on the Neosho campus will have the opportunity to participate in a few activities to celebrate homecoming week.

The activities commence on Jan. 21, with the funny t’s event. Students will be able to have their picture taken and later photoshopped onto a funny picture, such as a bikini model or a famous athlete, which will then be made into a t-shirt. This event, which is free to all students, will take place in the student center of the Neosho campus from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Voting for the homecoming king and queen will take place on Jan. 22 in the Wright Conference Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Ashleigh Long, sophomore business administration major, ran for homecoming queen last year and as she prepares to do the same this year, she remembers the not so fun part of her experience from last year.

“It was interesting,” said Long. “I had posters torn down and there was some vandalism, but nothing a little sharpie can’t fix.”

On Jan. 23, campus life will host a casino themed homecoming dance in the Wright Conference Center from 8 p.m. to midnight. There is no cost to attend the dance and there will be free food and beverages, along with a live DJ. The homecoming king and queen coronation will take place at 8 p.m. The dance is semi-formal, so students should expect to dress in their finest clothes.

To cap off the week, the Lady ‘Riders basketball team will host Jefferson College on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. for the annual homecoming game. The game will also serve as alumni day, with the alumni game scheduled to begin upon completion of the homecoming game.

An hour prior to the game, campus life will host a tailgate party in the lobby of the Bob Sneller Gymnasium, where free food and beverages will be served to current students, alumni, faculty and staff.

At halftime, campus life will give away a free 32 inch flatscreen TV. The halftime show will be emceed by KSNF-TV Local News Today anchor and Crowder alumni, Eric Crosswhite.

Weeks before homecoming takes place, Mark Aubuchon, campus life coordinator, tries to help get publicity for the week’s events through means of mass media.

“We’ve used a lot of social media,” stated Aubuchon. “We’ve posted it on the campus life facebook page, we’ve sent out e-mail blasts, as well as put out posters all over campus. We send posters to the other campuses.”

Aubuchon hopes this year’s homecoming activities will give people the chance to enjoy themselves.

“We just want people to know that it’s free, it’s a lot of fun, it’s a great time, and people should spread the word,” said Aubuchon.