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SAB gets 'Red-y' for Spirit Week

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:02

Monday kicks off the first ever A-State Pride Week with a throwback to high school theme including dress-up days, photo booths and scavenger hunts.

“We wanted to make it fun and do something a little different,” said Jill Pace, a sophomore math major of White Hall and co-spirit director for the Student Activities Board.

This is the first year for SAB to host an entire Pride Week as opposed to a singular Pride Day. “We wanted to make it longer and bring a high school feeling back into it,” Pace said.

During Pride Week SAB will have tables set up in the Student Union to distribute free A-State prizes and photograph spirited Red Wolves fans participating in each day’s theme.

Monday’s theme is “The Walking Red.” Students can come equipped in their favorite zombie-themed Red Wolves getup.

Tuesday, aspiring students can dress to suit their dream job with “Red Wolf Major Reality.”

Also on Tuesday SAB will have a basketball goal set up on the second floor of the Union from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with A-State mascot Scarlet making an appearance from 12:30-1 p.m.

Tuesday morning a social media scavenger hunt will begin. Twitter and Facebook users can search for miniature Howl stuffed animals hidden around campus using clues posted by SAB.

“We’ll have close-up images of places around campus posted and students will have to take a picture and tag us in the pic,” said Ashlyn Godfrey, a sophomore criminology major of Mena. Students can use @AstateSAB or the week’s official hashtag, #packprideweek.

Wednesday is Scarlet Day and students are encouraged to wear red for the photo booth and to attend the A-State women’s basketball game at 7:05 in the Convocation Center.

“We want the women’s basketball team to get as much attention as the men’s (team),” said Nathan Nelson, sports management sophomore of Paron and co-spirit director for SAB.

The women’s game will also be home to the Craziest Organization Competition.

“We want to see organizations that are involved in the game cheering loud for the Red Wolves,” Nelson said. “The judging is not based on the size of the organization, but on what they bring to the game.”

The victorious organization will win $150 for their association.

On Thursday SAB looks to “Black-Out” the campus with a wear black dress up theme.

The Student Union photo booth will also have a prize wheel with A-State memorabilia available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Thursday. Possible prizes will include limited edition Pride Week t-shirts.

At noon on Thursday SAB will present the Scarlet Bella, Howler and Alpha Wolf awards to pack-pride filled faculty, staff and organizations. Nominations are still open for the awards until 5 p.m. Feb. 14.

Thursday evening the A-State men’s basketball team will verse UT-Arlington at 7:05 in the Convocation Center. Greek Night and the Craziest Fan Competition will add additional pack pride to the game, Nelson said.

“The game nights are really what we look forward to most in the week,” Nelson said.

Pack Pride Week differentiates A-State from other universities, Godfrey said.

“In the future years I hope it will continue to grow and become a tradition that is looked forward to as much as Order of the Pack,” she said.

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