Hawk Week concludes with Rock-a-Hawk party
- Aug. 24, 2012
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Students danced the night away at the annual Rock-a-Hawk party on Thursday night. The party, hosted in the parking lot of the Visitor Center, was one of the final events of Hawk Week. The party also included a photo booth, Frisbee decorating and door prizes.
Laura Isdel, the Assistant Director of Housing Administration, said the “Blacklight Party” theme added a new element to the event. Isdell also said the Rock-a-Hawk’s past success contributed to this year’s turnout of nearly 2,000 students.
“It started out strong and it built its reputation, so tradition just keeps people coming,” she said. “It’s also at a great location, all of the Daisy Hill residents can see it and then they just stay. People come to dance and just have a good time.”
Taylor Hanna, a sophomore from Mulvane, Kan., and a Rock-A-Hawk committee member, said the event is a fun way for students to celebrate the end of the first week of school.
“You get to meet people who live on campus and people that you normally wouldn’t,” she said.
Brian Hillix, a junior from Kansas City, Mo., said the relaxing atmosphere draws students to the event.
“We just wanted to appeal to a lot of people, especially with this being the first year we have a theme.”
The Rock-a-Hawk party is an alchohol-free event. Isdell said the policy promotes a safe alternative for students. Hanna said many often return each year for the event.
“It’s different every year so it’s fun to go back, especially for the upperclassmen,” she said.
Isdell said she was pleased with the turnout and event overall.
“I was really proud of how everything went,” she said. “There was so much time and planning into it and they’ve been working since summer to make it successful.”
- edited by Allison Kohn
Elly Grimm is a journalism major from Conway Springs. Read more from Elly Grimm.