Photo by Preston Morris, The Bison.
By Alyssa Sperrazza, News Editor
The end of the semester means two things: Spring affair auditions are done and Blitz week is about to begin.
Leading the way, senior co-chair Jordan Spencer said she is excited for new students to participate in this eventful week.
“Students may recall that every Fall we have GO week, and the purpose of that week is to encourage students to go to the ends of the world and spread the Gospel as well as to share stories of how others are serving the Lord globally right now,” Spencer said.
“I have always seen Blitz Week as the other side of that coin. Blitz Week acknowledges that not all of us are called to be foreign missionaries or start non-profit organizations, but we can all support and give to those who are. In fact, without the encouragement, prayer, and finances provided by churches, friends, family members, and colleagues back home, missionaries and non-profits would be unable to continue their work.”
Raising money through various events, students have the opportunity to make a difference for the chosen organization that week.
“Every year, the Blitz Week committee picks a local or international non-profit organization to support, and then we have a week of fundraising events during the third week of April,” Spencer said. “The goal is to rally the campus around this organization and to have fun and make memories while doing so.”
This year’s recipients target a well-known problem that Oklahoma faces.
“Blitz Week is supporting the Beautiful Dream Society, which is an Oklahoma founded anti-human trafficking organization in Lesotho, Africa this year,” Spencer said.
The most notable event that will no longer be held during Blitz week is the Whole Milk Two Mile. Students can breathe easy though, since the Blitz Week committee already created an alternative.
“We have decided to establish The Great Bison Blitz, which will be set up like The Amazing Race on TV,” Blitz Week committee member, Allyson Madden said. “There will be about 12-14 events spread across campus in the race.”
Students can register for the event at the Blitz Week table in the Geiger Center throughout the week. Teams will be made up of four to five people per team, with a five-dollar fee per person.
“Next Tuesday, teams will meet up by the library to receive instructions and be split up into color-coordinated groups,” Madden said. “We are currently working on prizes for the winners of the race and of the costume contest.”
The week is full of activities for both students and faculty to join in on including:
Paint-a-thon: Sunday, April 16th, Lower GC 7pm-3am
Humans Vs. Zombies: All Week, Campus Wide
Blitz Week Chapel: Monday, April 17th, Raley Chapel 10am
Mr. Bison Pageant: Monday, April 17th, Yarborough Auditorium 7pm
Qdoba Night: Tuesday, April 18th, Qdoba, 5-9pm
Varsity Vs. Faculty Basketball Game: Wednesday, April 19th, Noble, 4-6pm
Bison Blitz (Amazing Race Style Scavenger Hunt): TBA, Campus Wide, 6pm
Sign-ups for all events are located in the Geiger Center at the Blitz Week table. To donate directy to Beautiful Dream Society, students can go to their website at http://www.beautifuldream.tv and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more information.