Courtwarming on tap at WWU

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.