Students showcase Homecoming spirit at Jayhawk Jingles and Homecoming Food Fest

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 in Campus News and News

Jayhawk Jingles performance 2017

Bad weather didn’t stop a good time as Jayhawk Jingles took on an intergalactic feel for the annual Homecoming celebration.

Five sorority-fraternity teams packed the Adams Alumni Center Thursday, October 5th to perform their songs and dances with a Jayhawk theme. Hits such as “Starships,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” were performed with KU-centric lyrics, and costumes and props included green alien shirts and a cardboard spaceship.

Homecoming Food Fest was a hit as well, as performers and spectators alike enjoyed dinner thanks to the sponsors of the Student Alumni Network Restaurant Partner Program.

This year’s Jayhawk Jingles winners:

1st: Sigma Delta Tau, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Sigma Psi
2nd: Kappa Delta, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Sigma Psi
3rd: Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, Zeta Beta Tau

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Homecoming 2017 Jayhawk Jingles

Chalk 'n' Rock | Homecoming 2017KU’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 on social using the hashtag #kuhomecoming, and follow the hashtag to see more pictures of the celebration. Homecoming is sponsored by Crown Toyota Volkswagen.

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Superhero skills showcased at annual Jayhawk Jingles event

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Campus News and News

Jayhawk Jingles 2016 | www.kualumni.org

Students came out in droves Wednesday night to show off their Homecoming spirit for the annual Jayhawk Jingles competition and Food Fest. As the crowd filled the parking lot at the Adams Alumni Center, lines formed to sample free food provided by Paisano’s Ristorante, Pita Pit, the Mad Greek, HyVee Market Grille and Hot Box Cookies, and six sorority-fraternity teams huddled up for last-minute preparations before taking the stage.

Participants didn’t disappoint as they displayed their talents in musical performances that honored this year’s Homecoming theme, “Rock Chalk Super Hawk.” More than one team altered the lyrics to the popular song, “I Need a Hero,” and another team performed a comedy skit that depicted Jayhawks overpowering the Oklahoma State Cowboys to win Saturday’s football game. The crowd cheered as one student landed a perfect forward flip after missing the mark on his first attempt. The evening also provided the perfect opportunity for students to dress up as their favorite superheroes, including Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

Judging the event were Catherine Carmichael, c’14; LaRisa Chambers, c’95; and Linda Ellis Sims, e’79, who received the Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The award honors Jayhawks who consistently display school spirit, pride and tradition throughout their lives. A stalwart KU volunteer, Sims received the 2011 Fred Ellsworth Medallion for her years of service.

“There’s a reason KU is special,” Heath Peterson, d’04, g’09, president of the Alumni Association, told the crowd as he introduced Sims. “You’re having this experience because of Jayhawks like Linda.”

The winners of this year’s competition were:

First place: Delta Delta Delta, Theta Chi, Alpha Kappa Lambda
Second place: Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Lambda Phi
Third place: Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Multicultural Greek Council

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2016 KU HomecomingKU’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.
 

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Students bring their ghostly A-game to Jayhawk Jingles competition

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 in Campus News and News

Jayhawk Jingles 2015 | www.kualumni.orgStudents didn’t let chilly weather and Game 2 of the World Series sap their school spirit as they gathered Wednesday evening for the annual Jayhawk Jingles competition at the Adams Alumni Center. While the crowd feasted on free food from local favorites Johnny’s Tavern and Torched Goodness, nine sorority-fraternity teams got psyched up to showcase their talents and honor this year’s Homecoming theme, Ghosts of Jayhawks Past.

The competition is one of Homecoming’s most entertaining traditions and encourages students to exercise their creativity by singing, dancing and performing skits. This year’s teams truly embraced the Halloween spirit, dressing up as ghosts and zombies and spinning their own lyrics to popular tunes such as “Thriller” and “Ghostbusters.” One team even sketched out a hilarious Scooby-Doo comedy routine, complete with villainous Oklahoma Sooners who had captured Baby Jay.

Judging this year’s competition were Alumni Association National Board Members Shelle Hook McCoy, d’73; and Don, c’61, m’65, and Carolyn “Kay” Cromb Brada, c’61, who had the difficult job of determining which teams would take home top honors.

Winners in the Greek life category were:

First place: Sigma Kappa and Delta Chi
Second place: Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Nu
Third place: Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Delta Lambda Phi and LOTUS (Leaders of Tomorrow, Unbreakable Sisterhood) took first place in the student life category.

Heather Biele

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