By Susannah Waite, Associate Editor
The 2010 Homecoming theme was announced last night by Student Activities Council officials.
The announcement was made at “Up ‘til Dawn” a benefit concert hosted by SAC.
The theme, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” was chosen by Leah Diaz, vice president for SAC, and Gina Pierson, Homecoming commissioner.
Organizations participating in Homecoming sweepstakes design their banner, float and Lip Sync routines around the theme, Diaz said.
“The theme is traditionally used in weddings,” said Diaz, entertainment business senior. “But we thought it would allow student organizations to be creative.”
Some examples of something old could be the previous president of OCU, Chancellor Tom McDaniel or something new, the new fraternity, new buildings, or the new president, she said.
“Something borrowed and something blue are kind of left up to each individual organization’s interpretation,” Diaz said.
The general campus community will see the theme across campus from Nov. 1 through 6 during Homecoming week.
Banners painted by organizations participating in Homecoming sweepstakes are due the weekend before Homecoming week.
“Homecoming banners will be seen around campus during the entire week of Homecoming,” Diaz said. “Floats will be out for the general public to see Nov. 5, and judging will be for two days.”
Lip Sync, which will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Freede Wellness and Activity Center also will show signs of this year’s Homecoming theme.
Students will be seen across campus wearing Homecoming shirts and organizations’ own designs to represent the theme Diaz said.
“We ordered about 600 shirts this year,” she said. “Those who a part of Homecoming will receive first dibs.”
Extra T-shirts may be sold in the OCU Campus Store this year.
SGA will order the shirts from a company that makes their clothing out of recycled materials.
“We are getting on board with Blue Goes Green,” Diaz said.
The president and first lady are honored traditionally during Homecoming. This year will be no different.
The Henrys will crown royalty and be present at all Homecoming events.
“Homecoming has been a tradition on this campus for a really long time,” Diaz said. “I hope that the president and first lady enjoy their first year here, as well as all the students and organizations.”