A Week for Celebrating Pointer Pride
Emma St. Aubin
estau255@uwsp.edu

Celebrate Pointer pride at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as the university and community marks this week as Homecoming 2012.

This year’s theme, “Pointer Doomsday,” was created in honor of the year 2012 and the infamous nearing of the end of the world.

Homecoming week offered activities for students, alumni and the community and will end on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Goerke Field with the Pointer football game against the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Alyssa Sanfilippo, a Community Adviser in Burroughs Hall, is heavily promoting Homecoming through the production of Homecoming-themed bulletin boards and posters featuring the week’s events throughout her hall.

“Homecoming in college has more hall involvement and student involvement and less athlete involvement then Homecoming in high school. I like Homecoming here because more people can be involved, so it's less exclusive,” Sanfilippo said.

Activities were held throughout the week at the Dreyfus University Center, including a movie contest on Monday, a cake-decorating contest on Tuesday, a food drive on Wednesday, and Doomsday entertainment on Thursday.

Sanfilippo and her fellow CA staff in Burroughs Hall competed in the contests throughout the week.

“The staff made a team, and we participate in the different competitions together,” Sanfilippo said. “We were involved in almost all of the competitions, but I am on duty this weekend so I can't participate in any activities after 8 p.m. Friday night.”

Friday’s activities will begin at 3 p.m. at the sand volleyball courts by the Allen Center for the Run for Your Life Race.  Students will compete in pairs in eating challenges and obstacles, followed by the Homecoming Dance at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Laird Room.

“Homecoming is celebrated all week at UWSP.  This is fun because you can participate in different things, not just go to the football game,” Sanfilippo said.

Saturday’s festivities will begin with a picnic at 10 a.m. at the Student Athletic Fields located on campus at the corner of Maria Drive and Michigan Avenue.  The first 100 people to arrive dressed like a zombie will get in for free.  For everyone else, admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Just like any other football game, all students are admitted free to the Homecoming game with their student I.D. Otherwise, tickets for adults are $8, and children get in for free.