Taunt the Tiger door decorating contest promotes school spirti


By Julianna Blanton

Teacher Support Services, the winner of the Taunt the Tigers contest.

Julianna Blanton, Staff Writer

Southeastern Oklahoma State University hosted their annual “Taunt the Tigers” door decorating contest the week leading up to the SOSU vs. ECU rivalry football game.

Many offices on campus participate in this event each year, as it is a fun tradition and creative way to show school spirit across campus.

Samantha Rogers, Office Assistant to the President, brought the tradition back to campus after Vikki Hudson retired.

Hudson was an instructor at SE in Health, Physical Education and Recreation as well as the coach for multiple sports, and is the original founder of this annual event.

The winners of the competition receive the traveling trophy, a plaque that has the names of all the previous winners.

Rogers stated, “This event is a great way for both students and faculty to get involved in the football festivities.”

Twelve offices participated in the door decorating contest. These offices included the Office of Academic Affairs, President’s Office, Student Wellness Services, Office of Student Life, Visual Arts, Advising Center, Choctaw Success at the Freshman Orientation Center, Teacher Education Services, Alumni Office, Housing and Residence Life, Department of Music and the Eta Nu Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity.

On Friday, Nov. 12, it was announced that Teacher Education Services won first place and the traveling trophy.