The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

October 12, 2012

Pitt State planning week of activities for football homecoming

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg State University will celebrate Homecoming Week with seven days of activities beginning this weekend and leading up to the football game against Missouri Western State University on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The theme for homecoming this year is “Pitt Games.”

Activities begin Sunday with a Stamp Out Hunger food-packaging event sponsored by the Student Government Association. Volunteers will gather in the U-Club of the Overman Student Center at 2 p.m. that day to package dehydrated, high-protein meals that will be distributed to food programs in developing countries.

At 7 p.m. Monday, king and queen candidates will participate in Presentation Night in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. At that event, the top six men and top six women will be selected. Voting for homecoming king and queen begins online Tuesday through the GUS system at 10 a.m. Voting is open to all students. At 4 p.m., the spirit art contest will begin in the Overman Student Center. Gorilla Games will begin at 7 p.m. that day at the Weede Tennis Courts.

Voting for homecoming king and queen closes at 10 a.m. Wednesday. At noon, the Homecoming Convocation and the Lambda Sigma canned food drive will be held at Carnie Smith Stadium. Lambda Sigma will collect food and diapers for distribution through Wesley House. At the convocation, the 2012 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned.

On Thursday, the Yell Like Hell spirit contest will be held at 7 p.m. in Carnie Smith Stadium. Audience members should enter the stadium through the east side gates.

On Friday, the PSU Alumni and Constituent Relations Office will hold A Taste of Pittsburg at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Courtyard at the Kansas Technology Center. At that event, the university will present the 2012 outstanding alumni awards. Reservations are required by calling 620-235-4758.

On Saturday, Homecoming Day begins with the traditional Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. in downtown Pittsburg. Following the parade, GorillaFest, the community tailgate party in Gorilla Village, will begin on the east side of the stadium. Homecoming awards, including the sweeps trophy, will be presented at noon in the gazebo.

Homecoming game

Kickoff for the Pittsburg State University homecoming game with Missouri Western State University will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Pseudoephedrine sales in Pittsburg to require prescription

    Starting Friday, those who purchase pseudoephedrine and related products in Pittsburg will need a prescription to do so.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cherokee County Commission accepts general counsel's resignation

    Kevin Cure, who has served as general counsel for the Cherokee County Commission since 2005, submitted a handwritten resignation to the board on Monday in the aftermath of a landfill controversy.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: Parents can get help with school supplies

    I don’t know much about demographics other than the fact that I no longer belong to a “targeted demographic.” When I was younger, I was bombarded by commercials and ads from companies that were trying to sell me things that I not only needed but wanted.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jasper County Commission reviews traffic plans

    The Jasper County Commission will hold public hearings today and Thursday on a number of traffic changes proposed in the county. No one spoke when the first hearing was held Tuesday as part of the regular commission meeting, according to Jim Honey, Eastern District associate commissioner.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin school board reviews audit procedures

    A team from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has begun requesting documents in its task to audit the operations and management of the Joplin School District, the audit manager told the Board of Education on Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin man to stand trial in accident case

    A passenger accused of causing an accident on Interstate 44 in Joplin that injured three others as well as himself was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on three felony counts.

    July 22, 2014

  • r072214soroptimist3.jpg Volunteers spend week providing camp experience to foster youths

    Karen McGlamery is a massage therapist. Terri Falis-Cochran is a finance manager. Jane McCaulley is a retired art teacher. But for a week each summer, the three are among dozens of area residents who become camp counselors.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Neosho school board hires company to manage substitutes

    Citing its hopes of shifting health care costs and utilizing more time from retired teachers, the Neosho Board of Education granted a contract Monday to a temporary employee company to manage its substitute teacher program.

    July 22, 2014

  • Main Street TIF district study to begin

    A measure that allows the city to charge its $15,000 in administrative costs for studying a proposal to create a tax increment financing district on South Main Street was approved Monday by the Joplin City Council.

    July 21, 2014

  • Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

    A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.

    July 21, 2014

Must Read
Sports
Photos


Facebook
Poll

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Opinion
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter