Published: October 15, 2007
A “ladies football” game at Pepin Stadium and the ever-popular “casino
night” are among several events scheduled to take place this week for
The University of Tampa’s homecoming festivities.
homecoming theme is “This is Sparta,” a reference to the popular film
“300.” The theme will be incorporated into each of the week’s events in a
lead up to Friday’s volleyball game, pitting the first-ranked Lady
Spartans against North Alabama.
The festivities kick off Monday
with a “Chalk the Walk” contest in which student organizations will
summon their creative talents to create original sidewalk art pieces
designed to promote the week’s events on sidewalks near the Vaughn
Center, Plant Hall and other areas throughout campus. The chalk
drawings, which will be judged by faculty members on Wednesday, must
incorporate elements of the “This is Sparta” theme as well as promote
the Lady Spartans’ volleyball game on Friday, according to Student
Productions Special Events Chairwoman Khristy Nguyen.
Productions personnel will be on hand Tuesday afternoon in the Vaughn
Center to dispense T-shirts and other merchandise for the “Spirit
Giveaway.” A performance from comedian Steve Hofstetter is scheduled to
follow at 8 p.m. in the Vaughn Courtyard.
Cameras, iPods and
other merchandise will be among the prizes available Wednesday to
students who participate in Casino Night in the Vaughn Center. The
event, in which students gamble in order to obtain raffle tickets for a
chance to win the various prizes, traditionally draws the largest crowd
of all the homecoming events, Nguyen said.
The UT Ladies
Football game takes place Thursday night, with four teams competing. A
parade around campus as well as a pep rally and barbeque at the Martinez
Sports Center will precede Friday’s volleyball game, during which this
year’s homecoming king and queen will be announced. Voting for the
homecoming king and queen will take place throughout the week via
The Homecoming Dance will close out the week’s festivities Saturday at 9 p.m.
For more information about the homecoming events, contact Student Productions at