iHeartWSU Week Begins

“iHeart WSU” Kickoff, Student Union SP 2019. Photograph: Michael Krieger/The Guardian.

Starting Monday, Feb. 11, the University Activities Board (UAB) will present this year’s WSU Spirit Week, iHeartWSU. This is a week filled with fun events, free food and free WSU merchandise.

“We’re really just trying to raise morale all over campus”, said Kendra Thibaut, director of Campus Spirit. “We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with 67 societies, the bookstore and Army ROTC.”

iHeartWSU week’s kickoff event is a t-shirt swap, where shirts are provided by Army ROTC and Barnes and Noble. “So, if someone brings in a t-shirt from another institution like Ohio State, we’ll give them a free Wright State t-shirt.”

Free snow cones and an interactive inflatable will be available, as well as Wax Hands. “You dip your hands in wax and you get to keep your hand figurines,” said Thibaut. Exchange your t-shirts in the Student Union Atrium from 12-3p.m.

The next event, called Capture the Raider, will be held on Tuesday from 11-5 p.m. across campus. “We are hanging up small green and yellow pennant flags all around campus,” said Thibaut. “If you find a flag, you bring it to the UAB office and you get a free beanie.”

There is no event on Wednesday, but Frisbee Fun will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Essentially, you’ll be given a frisbee that you can decorate to your heart’s content. “There will be this big machine, and you put the Frisbee on the machine. Then, you’ll be given all these different types of paint, and you get to drip the paint on the Frisbee,” said Thibaut. “The Frisbee’s spinning the whole time, so it’s like a tie-dye thing.”

iHeartWSU week’s final event is a collaboration with Raider Roundup on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a big pep rally before the Northern Kentucky basketball game, complete with free food, inflatables, face painting, giveaways, raffles and sign-making.

Don’t miss out on WSU’s Spirit Week!