Power of Maroon Day to Show Pride in University; Celebrate Ties That Bind Campus, Community
It might be flu season, but a group of five Eastern Kentucky University communication studies majors are working to spread a different kind of fever.
The students are organizing The Power of Maroon Day for Wednesday, March 21, a time set aside to show pride in the university and celebrate the ties that bind campus and community.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Powell Corner in the center of campus, the campus community can enjoy refreshments, games, music, special speakers, and drawings for door prizes, particularly EKU clothing items. Students, faculty and staff are asked to wear maroon or some sort of EKU accessory that day. Throughout the community, merchants are being asked to show their Eastern pride by asking employees to wear maroon attire, donate items to be given away at the campus and/or display appropriate signage.
The Power of Maroon Day celebration stems from a student project in a communication studies class taught by John Strada. Students Audrey Smith, Emily Whitt, Megan Malear, Jannell Sargent and Rebecca Gnadinger began planning for the day in October 2011. The event has received the endorsement of EKU President Doug Whitlock and the university, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes.
Published on March 12, 2012