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Sun Devils hit the jackpot with Homecoming events at Polytechnic

October 21, 2011

ASU Polytechnic is placing all bets on Homecoming this year with its signature event, Casino Night, Oct. 25. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend the Las Vegas-themed festivity and try their hand at blackjack and poker.

“In addition to all of the standard casino card games and slot machines, we will host a Las Vegas costume contest,” said Alexis Acedo, PABp homecoming director. “From Elvis to Wayne Newton, or even Alan from the Hangover, we can’t wait to see how creative the students can get when it comes to tapping into their inner Vegas.”

Casino Night is from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Student Union ballrooms, dining area and patio. Performances for Open Mic Night also will provide entertainment in the dining area.

Other homecoming week festivities include Chalk the Walk on Oct. 23 where student organizations will show the creative-side of their school spirit. All of the chalk art will be an artistic outlet for students to promote their organizations and programs during the homecoming kick-off event on Oct. 24 in the student union.

“Locks of Love” and “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” are university-wide community service events that will take place at all ASU campuses on Oct. 26. “Locks of Love” is a non-profit organization that helps provide wigs to cancer patients who have lost their hair during chemotherapy. “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” is a symbolic fundraiser where students to shave their heads to show support to the same cause. All students are encouraged to participate in the cause by getting a haircut and donating money. All proceeds donated go directly to a local charity that focuses on cancer awareness.

On Oct. 28 ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation will host its weekly “Thing on Thursday” event as a time for students at the Polytechnic campus to work on Homecoming floats at locations all across campus.

Throughout the week, the Pre-Vet Club at Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness students will hold its annual “Kiss the Pig” contest to raise money for the club. 

“We are really looking forward to celebrating ASU Homecoming on the Polytechnic campus” said Acedo. “Hosting events that are unique to Poly and participating in events that are University-wide promotes our school spirit and gives us a reason to come together for great causes.”