Wescoe beach was lit up with color on Tuesday, October 3rd for Chalk ‘n’ Rock, a Homecoming tradition where Greek life and other student organizations cover the sidewalk in chalk drawings celebrating this year’s Homecoming theme, Jayhawks of the Galaxy.
The competition had 11 entries, with the team of Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, and Zeta Beta Tau placing first in the greek life category and the Engineering Student Council finishing first in student organizations.
A panel of judges selected this year’s winners:
1st: Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, Zeta Beta Tau
2nd: Alpha Delta Pi, Triangle
3rd: Sigma Delta Tau, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Sigma Psi
1st: Engineering Student Council
2nd: Beta Upsilon Chi
3rd: Sellards Scholarship Hall
Watch our video recap and slideshow of photos from Chalk ‘n’ Rock below, or click here to view the pictures on Flickr. Photos may be downloaded for personal use.
-Ryan Camenzind KU’s 105th Homecoming celebration, Jayhawks of the Galaxy, takes place Oct. 1-7, 2017. For a full list of activities and events during Homecoming week, fun facts and historical information, visit the Homecoming website. Share your photos with us by posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #kuhomecoming, and follow the hashtag to see more pictures of the celebration. Homecoming is sponsored by Crown Toyota Volkswagen.
Wescoe Beach was filled with colorful chalk art Tuesday, Oct. 18, as student organizations paired up to decorate pre-determined squares with creations depicting this year’s Homecoming theme, Rock Chalk Super Hawk.
The popular annual competition had 11 entries from both Greek life and student life groups. Omega Phi Alpha and Beta Upsilon Chi took first place in the student life category, with the team made up of students from Student Union Activities, The Big Event and KJKH placing second.
In the Greek life division, first place was awarded to Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Lambda Phi. Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Tau Delta and Beta Sigma Psi took second, and Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha and the Multicultural Greek Council team placed third.
Watch our slideshow of photos from Chalk ‘n’ Rock below, or click here to view the pictures on Flickr. Photos may be downloaded for personal use. A short video interviewing participants is also embedded below.
KU’s 104th Homecoming celebration, Rock Chalk Super Hawk, takes place Oct. 16-22. For a full list of activities and events during Homecoming week, fun facts and historical information, visit www.kualumni.org/homecoming. Share your photos with us by posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #kuhomecoming, and follow the hashtag to see more pictures of the celebration. Click here to read more stories about Homecoming.
For one day during Homecoming week every year, Wescoe Beach is transformed into a colorful palette of murals chalked by students.
Rain didn’t put a damper on this year’s competition—wet conditions forced the event to be rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday, but creative Jayhawks still showed up to chalk designs depicting this year’s Homecoming theme, “Ghosts of Jayhawks Past.”
Participating organizations were assigned a square on Wescoe Beach and given four hours to create their masterpiece. Artistic talent was on display with spooky scenes, plenty of pumpkins and ghostly Jayhawks making appearances.
A panel of judges selected this year’s winners:
1st place, Student Life: Student Union Activities
2nd place, Student Life: KU School of Engineering
3rd place, Student Life: KU Dance Marathon
1st place, Greek Life: Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2nd place, Greek Life: Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Nu
3rd place, Greek Life: Sigma Kappa and Delta Chi
Wescoe Beach was awash in color Tuesday during the annual Chalk ’n’ Rock competition, one of the featured events of KU Homecoming. Students in 20 campus organizations crawled along the sidewalks, coloring, smudging and rubbing chalk to create giant murals illustrating the Homecoming theme, “Jayhawks Around the World.”
“We all get out here, and it’s really creative and it’s so colorful and we have so much fun getting covered in chalk,” says KZOO President Olivia Lynch.
This year’s entries included many Jayhawks flying in planes and hot air balloons around the world, an array of international flags, and various landmarks to achieve a worldly feel.
The friendly competition also offers an opportunity for student groups to collaborate. “I know that through partnerships we have on campus, more events will start to come up. That’s what I love the most is seeing all the organizations come out” says Mariah Givens of the Black Student Union.
The chalk drawings will be on display outside Wescoe Hall–weather permitting– through the rest of Homecoming Week.
Click here to see photos from Chalk ‘n’ Rock, and watch the video below.
This year’s Homecoming theme, Jayhawks Around the World, celebrates the University’s global reach in terms of international students and faculty, research discoveries that change the world and the achievements of KU alumni, who live in 150 countries around the globe. Visit www.kualumni.org/homecoming for a schedule of events and to learn more about KU’s Homecoming tradition.