SWOSU Students Plan Homecoming Activities to Benefit Charities

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student organizations are going to have a big Homecoming week with several activities planned October 6-10, and the different events will be raising money for different local and national charities.

The SWOSU Student Government Association is sponsoring the first annual Battle of the Bulldogs, which is a competition between different clubs, organizations and individual student groups.

Registered Battle of the Bulldogs teams will square off against each other to win points at each competition during the week. Events include Night on the Lawn (Monday), Movie under the Stars and Can Drive (Tuesday), We Care Wednesday, Duke’s Dance Off (Thursday), and a bonfire on Friday evening to cap the week off.

SWOSU organizations and groups of six or more SWOSU students can enter to compete in the week’s events for $100. To register, pick up a form in the Dean of Students office, Stafford Center 214. Registration forms and entry fee are due Friday, October 3, by 5 p.m.

Makenzy Hamon, special project coordinator of the SGA, said the Battle of the Bulldogs will be successful with the participation and donations of students, faculty, staff, alumni and area businesses.  Donations can be sent to: Dean of Students, Stafford Office 214 or contacting Hamon at (405) 343-0034 or hamonm@student.swosu.edu.

The schedule for the week is:

Monday, October 6

Night on the Lawn| Student Union Lawn| Food at 6 p.m.| Competition at 7 p.m.|

Registered organizations and teams can come eat free of charge, starting at 6 p.m. Students who are not competing but wish to eat will be charged $5. A kick-off of the week will begin at 6:45 p.m. The competitions begin at 7 p.m. and will consist of a three-legged race, sack race relay, wheelbarrow race, and pie eating contest. Allow for nine team members to compete. Winning teams will receive points. Represent your team by wearing your organization shirt!

  1. Three-legged race: Two competitors
  2. Sack race relay: Four competitors
  3. Wheel-barrow race: Two competitors
  4. Pie eating contest: One competitor

Tuesday, October 7

Movie under the Stars| Student Union Lawn| 8:30| Can Drive Competition| All Students Welcome|

Get your Battle of the Bulldogs team together to relax during a movie on the lawn. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a drink. Popcorn will be provided. Teams can also earn competition points by bringing as many canned food items as possible.  The cans will be donated to the local food pantry, so every item counts! The winning team gets to pick a president from any participating club to pie in the face. All students are welcome, free of charge.

Wednesday, October 8

Why We Care Wednesday| Student Union| 9 a.m.-2 p.m.|

Come by the student union on the way to class or at lunch to make a difference, free of charge! Pick up a ‘random acts of kindness’ card, write a thank you note to a faculty member, and make someone’s day at Why We Care Wednesday! All students are invited to participate.

Thursday, October 9

Duke’s Dance Off| Fine Arts Center| 7 p.m.|

Organizations and teams will perform a choreographed dance, all to raise money for charity! The winner will be determined by a panel of judges. Music must be provided by the performing group. Dances should be no longer than 8 minutes. All students are welcome to attend free of charge.

Friday, October 10

Bonfire| Rogers and Jefferson Lawn| 9 p.m.|

Come hear SWOSU’s head football coach Dan Cocannouer speak, and hang out with the football players and the SWOSU pom and cheer squads. All students are welcome to attend.