City, County Declare Green and Gold Day

Russellville Mayor Bill Eaton and Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson have issued proclamations declaring Thursday, Oct. 20, as Green and Gold Day in recognition of the 2011 Arkansas Tech University Homecoming celebration.

Eaton (far right) and Gibson (far left) presented the proclamations to Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown on Monday, Oct. 17.
“Arkansas Tech and the surrounding area have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for more than 100 years,” said Julie Morgan, assistant to the president at Arkansas Tech. “We offer our appreciation to Mayor Eaton and Judge Gibson for the designation of this Thursday as Green and Gold Day in Russellville and Pope County, and we hope the spirit of that day will carry throughout the weekend as we celebrate Homecoming 2011.”
Arkansas Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters are encouraged to wear green and gold on Thursday to show their support for the university.
Businesses and homeowners wishing to display their Arkansas Tech pride can purchase 3-foot x 5-foot flags or 12-inch x 18-inch yard flags by contacting Morgan at (479) 968-0332. The flags are $40 (poles are $20) and the yard flags with stand are $20.
Below is a list of some Arkansas Tech Homecoming 2011 events for the public (call 479-968-0242 or send e-mail to for more information):
Friday, Oct. 21
Homecoming Golf Classic, Russellville Country Club, 10:30 a.m.
Ladies Luncheon and Champagne Bingo, Lake Point Conference Center, Noon
Alumni and Friends Reception, Russellville Country Club, 8 p.m.-Midnight

Saturday, Oct. 22
Hindsman Tower Dedication, Pendergraft Library South Lawn, 10:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade, Downtown Russellville, 2 p.m.
Homecoming Party at the Plaza, Outside Thone Stadium, 3-5:30 p.m.
Crowning of Homecoming Queen, 5:30 p.m., Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field
Arkansas Tech vs. Southeastern Okla. State, Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field, 6 p.m.

Click here for more information about Arkansas Tech Homecoming 2011.