Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Campus News and News
KU’s 103rd Homecoming celebration kicked off yesterday with several activities, including the tenth annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive.
For the past decade, the Homecoming Steering Committee has partnered with Just Food, the Douglas County food bank, for the event. This year, KU students and Lawrence community members collected 5,818 pounds of non-perishable food items, which were loaded on a KU on Wheels bus for delivery. Jayhawks of all ages got in on the fun, and some even dressed up in costume in anticipation of KU’s Halloween-themed Homecoming.
Student organizations are incentivized to participate in Homecoming activities throughout the week, with points awarded to the organizations based on their level of involvement. At the end of the week, the points are tallied and the organizations with the most points are recognized with a trophy during halftime of the football game.
Winners of the Stuff the Bus competition include:
First place: Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Gamma Delta
Second place: Delta Delta Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha
Third place: Sigma Kappa and Delta Chi
First place: Omega Phi Alpha and Beta Upsilon Chi
Second place: KU Dance Marathon
Third place: Delta Sigma Pi
Other Homecoming events taking place yesterday included Glow KU, where the community shows its school spirit by lighting up Lawrence in crimson and blue, and the Ghostly Hunt, a new Amazing Raze-style event where teams completed challenges across campus.
Auditions for Jayhawk Jingles were also held yesterday at the Adams Alumni Center. Selected skits will be performed on Wednesday, Oct. 28, during the annual Homecoming Food Fest.
Stuff the Bus food drive in the University Daily Kansan
Just Food e-newsletter
KU Fights Hunger Facebook page