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Homecoming 2013 Celebrates Bearkat Dynasty

Oct. 14, 2013
SHSU Media Contact: Jennifer Gauntt

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SHSU celebrated this year's homecoming Bearkat Dynasty-style, drawing on the popular TV show Duck Dynasty and SHSU's lineage of amazing students, educators and history. Activities (including the kick-off rally, SamJam Carnival, the parade, decorating contest and game-day festivities) followed the "Bearkat Dynasty" theme, and everyone was "Happy, Happy, Happy," despite an approximate two-hour rain delay during Saturday's game, after which SHSU would go on to win 14-3.


Homecoming Kick-Off Rally

Brian Bell
Quarterback Brian Bell (above) helps fire up the crowd for the Homecoming Week activities, which culminated with Saturday's football game against Lamar, on Monday (Oct. 7) morning during the Homecoming Kickoff Rally.
students and cheerleaders at pep rally

SamJam Carnival

SamJam student
Students had winning experiences all-around on Wednesday (Oct. 9) evening—enjoying free games, rides and food—during the SamJam Carnival. See more pictures from SamJam here.

Homecoming Parade

Construction association
SHSU got into the spirit of the "Bearkat Dynasty" homecoming theme Thursday night (Oct. 10) during the annual Homecomining Parade. Parade winners include the SHSU Construction Association, first place and "best all-round" (above); agricultural and industrial sciences, second place; Diamond Kats, third place; Phi Delta Theta, "Best use of theme;" Residence Hall Association, "Most creative;" and Beakat KREW, "committee's choice." To see more homecoming parade photos, click here.

Homecoming Office Decorations

residence life staff
Residence Life (above) took the "Best Decoration" prize in this year's office decorating contest. Other winners include the Visitor Center's “Breaking News: Duck Dynasty Merges With New Bearkat Dynasty” (Best Decoration Honorable Mention); the Criminal Justice Advisement Office's “1-8-7 The Cardinals” (Most Original); and University Police Department Parking and Transportation's “Unity Pride Dynasty (UPD)” (Most Original Honorable Mention). See pictures of the winning offices here. (Below) Rec Sports also gets into the Bearkat Dynasty spirit. —Photos by Julia May
recreational sports staff

Homecoming Game

football player catching the ball
Rainy weather delayed the football game in the fourth quarter, but attitudes were sunny for football fans as they watched SHSU defeat Lamar 14-3 Saturday (Oct. 12) afternoon. During halftime (before the rain), senior psychology major Elizabeth Opara and junior mass comm major Keenan Jones were crowned this year's Homecoming Queen and King (below). See more game, tailgating and halftime photos here.
homecoming king and queen




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