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Deadline for Homecoming crown-seekers approaches

Submitted by Jennifer Ellis on January 13, 2013 – 11:37 pmOne Comment

Homecoming is still months away, but UALR’s registered student organizations and athletic teams have until Wednesday, Jan. 30, to nominate a candidate for homecoming queen.

To be eligible, nominees must be full-time students, currently enrolled in 12 hours, in good standing, have at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed 30 hours at the university.

Once students have secured their organizations’ nomination, they can pick up an application packet at the Office of Campus Life in the Donaghey Student Center.

Brittany Mathews, student development specialist in charge of the Homecoming Week events, said she hopes to increase the number of nominees to more than 12 this year getting more people involved.

“I think student organizations should nominate someone because we have a very, very, very wide variety of student organizations,” Mathews said. “And I think them nominating people really promotes their organization and it get’s their name out as well.”

Besides, Mathews, who was a member of two homecoming courts in college herself, said, “It’s fun.”

After the court has been named, student voting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26-27, in Diamond Area of the Donaghey Student Center.

Homecoming Week beginning Monday, Feb. 25 will include the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, a Mardi Gras party and other events culminating with the Homecoming game against Arkansas State University at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Jack Stephens Center. The homecoming queen will be announced at half time. The women play ASU earlier that day at 4:30 p.m.


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