Homecoming week is upon us


It’s that time of year again, Homecoming Week is upon us and university facul­ty and student organizations have been working hard to prepare a week full of fun activities for all of the Tech community.

Festivities kicked off Monday evening with the an­nual homecoming pep rally. The pep rally was hosted by Student Government Asso­ciation and was conducted at Thone Stadium. Students were able to participate in a spirit stick competition and several other games.

The University Honors Program hosted a Home­coming Sidewalk Chalk Contest on Tuesday. Prizes for the best depictions of this year’s homecoming theme, Beat the Bull­dogs, were given to the winners.

The Party at the Tower was con­ducted at Hindsman Bell Tower Wednesday afternoon. SGA hosted a night full of excitement with rides, music and a zip line attraction. Stu­dents were also able to get their pho­to taken with Jerry the Bulldog.

SGA also hosted the 2018 Greek Step Show yesterday evening at Tucker Coliseum. Four teams, each compiled of Greek Life organiza­tions, choreographed and performed a step routine with hopes of obtain­ing the winners’ title.

A Play Unified game is sched­uled for today at 4 p.m. at Hindsman Bell Tower. All students are invited to stop in and play Special Olympic games with five-star athletes.

Individuals interested in learning more about Tech and the opportuni­ties it has to offer are invited to the 22nd annual Tech Open House on Saturday at Tucker Coliseum in Rus­sellville.

The event, sponsored by the Ar­kansas Tech Office of Admissions, will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Ad­vance registration for Tech Open House is not required.

A free concert by Tech alumnus and Show Dog Nashville recording artist Lance Carpenter will be among the high­lights of Homecoming 2018. Carpenter will per­form during Party at the Plaza, the pre-game tail­gating celebration outside Buerkle Field, beginning at noon Saturday.

Those in attendance to Party at the Plaza can enjoy music, free inflat­able games, tailgating and a pre-game meal to get homecoming night start­ed off right.

Come out to the homecoming game to find out who the 2018 Homecoming Queen will be and cheer the Wonder Boys on to victory. The crowning ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the game will kick off at 2 p.m.

The Paint the Town Green and Gold Festival will be conducted from 6-9 p.m. in Downtown Russellville. Students and the Tech community are invited to go celebrate the Won­der Boys and show Tech spirit. The festival will include live music, free food and giveaways.