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Spring Fling & Harvest Fest
This year's Spring Fling theme has been revealed! We're doing the TimeWarp so find your favorite time period and make your costumes. Need ideas? Try Prehistoric, Greek, Victorian, or Colonial. Whatever time you warp to be sure to pick up tickets at the bookstore for $5 otherwise it'll be $7 at the door. So girls go ask that guy and we'll see you at SpringFling for the TimeWarp! Find out more at the ActivitesBoard page on Facebook or watch the reveal video again.
Every fall Evangel holds an event called Harvest Fest. A theme is announced to the student body prior to the event and couples are encouraged to come in costumes the reflect that theme. Though the event itself is well known for it's outrageous skits and humorous videos the most anticipated feature is the creative proposals.
The springtime equivalent of Harvest Fest is similar in most ways. The major difference? This time it's girls ask the guys and the proposals are as crazy as ever! Past themes include HarvestFest GameOn!, SpringFling Overboard! and Space Oddeysy.
The university introduces A Brand New Beat produced by our new Marching Band. The sounds and cadences generated tremendous enthusiasm and a fresh campus atmosphere. Homecoming was the first opportunity for most alumni and friends to witness our band students
performing. They played three musical arrangements and marched to create visually appealing formations on the field. In addition to the homecoming debut of the marching band, there were over 25 events that entertained alumni and students.
Homecoming King and Queen
This year's homecoming King and Queen nominations were:
Aaron Duncan and Randall Vankempen
Martin Campbell and Samantha Burks
Taylor Sirois and Stephanie Yonke
Landon Johnson and Pam Shutske
This year the election for homecoming King and Queen was very close. After the votes were tallied Landon Johnson and Samantha Burks came out on top.
King: Landon Johnson
Landon Johnson is a senior Biology major (with an animal science emphasis) from Henderson, Kentucky and will be graduating with the class of 2012; however, he plans on returning in the fall to finish a few classes. He ultimately plans on becoming a veterinarian.
When asked why he wanted to become homecoming King, he replied, "I don't feel it's really a question of why. Its more of what will one do with the title. I feel that I can be a representative of others guys who weren't the most popular kid in high school, I'm not a jock, or really affiliated with any stereotype. As Christians we should allow God to shine through us. Whether it be through a medium of joy or discipleship or just being nice, and it's that genuine heart that I feel people find attractive. And I feel that is only affirmed by looking at this years homecoming court which consisted of only genuine individuals that I feel could represent the role just as well."
Johnson said, ..."I'm very flattered that the Student Body would choose me as Homecoming King. I was invited to go to the Homecoming banquet where I met the previous Homecoming King of 1971. Its crazy but I actually get to go down in EU history."
Queen: Samantha Burks
Samantha is from West Memphis Arkansas, and is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Music with minors in Biblical Studies and Psychology. She is a senior and will graduate in May of 2012. When asked what her next step after graduation is Burks replied, "I'm in continuous prayer in figuring what step God has for me after my time at Evangel. For right now I am planning on getting a Masters in Counseling."
Burks was named this year's Homecoming Queen and her reaction was as sweet as the southerner herself. " I was completely shocked! There were so many great candidates on court this year and I was just honored to stand alongside them. I couldn't believe it when I heard my name. All I could do was cover my face and hold back tears. It still seems unreal at times", said Burks.
When asked what she would do with her new title, Burks replied, "I don’t really look at it as a title, but more as a representation of what the student body of Evangel stands for. Evangel has taught me that no matter what, being true to yourself is most important. The message I would like to share with my fellow students is that obtaining a title like Homecoming Queen is simply to believe in themselves and take hold of the truth that nothing is impossible."
Every year the week leading up to the big game, students show off their spirit by dressing up for theme days and attending a number of events to earn points for their floor. Each floor competes for an a lotted amount of points to earn the grand prize of $200 for their floor funds. This year's events included a pie eating contest, tug o' war, extreme volleyball, a pep rally and the second annual EU's Got Talent competition.
The theme days this year included Mustache Monday, Christmas in October, Wacky Tacky, Future Profession and Spirit Day (EU Colors).
The winner's of this year's Spirit Week competition was Scott third North most commonly known as the Barbershop.
EU'S Got Talent
The popular talent show inspired by NBC's America's Got Talent made it back for it's second annual year at Evangel. Showcasing some of Evangel's most talented students those competing ranged from a a drama solo, to a trio of acapella singers. The talent this campus has is phenomenal, and these students know what it takes. Preliminaries took place on Monday and Thursday the top ten competed and were narrowed down to the top five who competed on Friday night for the chance at first place and $500. The votes on Friday night included votes from audience members who texted their vote fro the grand tally. This year's EU's Got Talent winner was Jimmy Benecasa, who performed a piano solo and wowed the crowd. Congratulations Jimmy!Last Modified: 4/22/12