Courtwarming on tap at WWU
|2/14/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
This year students at William Woods University will be heating up the campus in celebration of courtwarming. Students will cheer on Owl's basketball teams by "Bringing the Heat," which is the theme for the Feb. 21-25 events.
The Student Alumni Council junior class sponsors the week-long event.
Katherine Wortmann, class president, said, "Planning for courtwarming has been exciting. Working with my classmates has been a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to celebrating with the rest of the campus."
Voting for the court runs Feb. 13- Feb. 16. Ballots will be available in Tucker Dining Hall during lunch hours. Those who vote will have their names entered into a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card. The winner will be announced at a pep rally Feb. 24.
Courtwarming week kicks off Feb. 21 with a residential hall banner competition. Banners will be displayed in McNutt Campus Center on the staircase near the Logo Store.
On Feb. 22 court games will be held in Aldridge Lounge at 7 p.m. The court of 10 men and women will pair up for three games, two of which are relay races.
A faculty/staff basketball game will be held Feb. 23, following the women's 5:30 p.m. basketball game versus Stephens College at Anderson Arena.
Free t-shirts will be handed out at a pep rally at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, and the cheerleading and dance teams will perform. Basketball coaches and team captions will speak. The audience will play a university trivia game, "How Well Do You Know Your Owls?" More gift cards such as, Wal-Mart and the Logo Store, can be won.
Spirit days will be held all week. Residential halls whose residents dress in green or maroon on Feb. 21 and visit the McNutt Campus Center will be awarded points.
Feb. 22 is "pretend you own a yacht day," while Feb. 23 students are encouraged to wear hot colors, such as red, orange and yellow. Feb. 24 students will dress in tropical attire for "bringing the heat."
Junior Alexis Guth said, "I hope they (students) embrace it. This is a time to dress up and have fun with something like courtwarming. Eventually they will be in the real world and have to wear suits every day."
Crowning of the king and queen will take place Feb. 25 between the men's and women's basketball games against Missouri Baptist University. Women play at 2 p.m., with the men following at 4 p.m.
Cheerleaders will perform at halftime of the women's game, while the dance team will perform during halftime of the men's game. Campus Activities Board will sponsor a catered meal with entertainment at Tucker Dining Hall at 7:30 p.m.
"We are really excited about making courtwarming more memorable for the students," Guth said.