Homecoming Week events in planning
Wright State students can prepare to get “rowdy” during Homecoming Week, Oct. 7 through 12. There will be a variety of different events aiming to appeal to every raider.
Homecoming Week will kick off with Wright Brothers Day on Monday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the American Marketing Association (AMA).
Natalee Doellman, vice president of finance for the Marketing Club/AMA, said that Wright Brothers Day will bring in many businesses in the area that have a reputation for being innovative in the manner of the Wright Brothers.
“The Wright Brothers were really innovative for their time,” said Doellman. “So we’re trying to bring in businesses that embody the same innovativeness our university’s namesake did.”
It will also include free pizza donated by Jet’s pizza, Wright Brothers impersonators, raffle prizes, a Wright Flyer simulator as well as guest speakers, including a great-grandniece of the Wright brothers and a general from the Air Force Museum.
Another Homecoming Week event is the WSU organization Black Men on the Move’s Homecoming Bowling Party at Beaver Vu Bowl in Beavercreek, which will take place Monday Oct. 7 from 10 p.m. to midnight. Wright State students can come and bowl completely free with their Wright1 card, according to Jack Pence, assistant director of the Office of Student Activities.
Student Government’s Homecoming Game Night will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium and will consist of a variety of board games, cards, video games and more, according to WSU Homecoming Week’s website.
Pence said he believed that Homecoming Week will help instill school spirit in students.
“It allows students to have ownership in what it means to be a raider,” said Pence, “It gives them the opportunity to do more, the opportunity to say ‘Maybe I should get involved.’”
When asked what caught her attention about Homecoming Week, Rebekah Kievlan, a junior Biomedical Engineering major, mentioned Wright Brothers Day.
“It sounds pretty cool,” said Kievlan. “I don’t think a lot of us know about the history of the Wright brothers and the simulator sounds nice. I’d love to try to fly that.”
Homecoming Week will wrap up with its biggest events: the Homecoming Dance and Casino Night on Friday, Oct. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight and the Homecoming games on Saturday, Oct. 12, which includes Club Football at 2 p.m. and Men’s Soccer at 5 p.m.