Homecoming week offers numerous activities

As part of the Homecoming week activities, students had the opportunity to have their name written on a piece of rice and make novelty necklace around it. Jerome Doan, junior pre-pharmacy major participates in the event Sept. 28.

As part of the Homecoming week activities, students had the opportunity to have their name written on a piece of rice and make novelty necklace around it. Jerome Doan, junior pre-pharmacy major participates in the event Sept. 28.

Paul McMillan

Homecoming week 2005 took place this past week.

During the week, there were numerous activities for students to participate in.

All these activities will lead to the football game Saturday, when the Missouri Southern Lions will take on the Truman State University Bulldogs.

Kicking the week off on Sept. 26, the Homecoming king and queen voting was held, which also carried into Sept. 27.

“I would like to see the king and queen candidate winners,” said Maddie Hendren, freshman general business major. “I would also like to see the Lions beat Truman.”

Also on Sept. 27, Campus Recreation had a quarterback challenge on the oval.

On Sept. 28, there was a punt, pass and kick challenge, which was also held on the Oval next to the Billingsly Student Center.

Another activity that was held on Wednesday took place inside the Billingsly Student Center, which included Fiesta Photos having names put on grains of rice. The decorative rice could then be put inside a necklace or other novelty. These events were sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

On Sept. 29, the Southern Impact Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction was held inside of the Anderson Justice Center auditorium.

Friday holds the all-campus picnic, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the oval. CAB is putting this picnic together.

There will be a live mariachi band there to provide some music. At noon Friday, the king and queen coronation will be announced as well.

Later on in the evening, there will be an all-campus party from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Oval. Ending up the week will be the Homecoming parade at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

“I want to see the floats at the parade and who will win king and queen,” said Diana Cassi, sophomore marketing and management major.

Also on Saturday, the CAB and Zimmer Radio Group tailgate party will be held at 12:30 p.m.

“I would like to hear something said about Coach Ware before the game since he put in a lot of hard work trying to build up this team,” said Chris Tyree, sophomore chemistry major. “Plus, he was a great guy.”

Kickoff time for the game will be at 2 p.m.