Howdy Week Photo Essay

Tuesday, August 27

Meet the Greeks – Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Tarleton Recreation Center hosted Meet the Greeks, an event for students to check out the different sororities and fraternities on campus. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
From left to right, Delta Zeta members Senior Bailey Brown and Sophomore Cassady Head smile as they sport their Delta Zeta member shirts. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Fraternities and sororities discuss Greek life with prospective members. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
From left to right Sigma Phi Lambda members Senior Ashleigh Martínez, Senior Holly Galaviz, Sophomore Tessa Hill, Sophomore Emma Felps and Sophomore Allison Ray pose behind their table. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Various sorority members mingle through the Rec Center to meet interested students. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Sororities and fraternities have signs at their tables to draw in prospective members. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
From left to right Alpha Omicron Pi members Senior Brittany Michaud, Sophomore Keeper of Ritual Kailey Hobson, Sophomore Chloe Brown and Sophomore Nicole Green smile in front of their table as they give information to prospective Greek life students. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
From left to right sophomore Delta Chi members Jon Duffield, Kody Brumfield, and Andrew Townsend stand in front of their table to talk to interested students as they pass by. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Fraternity members introduce themselves to prospective students to try to get to know them. Photo by Hannah Mabry.

Neon Ball – Paradigm Bible Study

Students pose for a photo before pitcher, Tarleton alum Will Haynes, explains the game. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Students wear neon glow sticks to show which color team they are on. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
After the game ends, FBC Stephenville’s University Minister, Matt Mabry, and Ministry Assistant, Kathryn Jones, draw students’ names for giveaways. Photo by Hannah Mabry.

Wednesday, August 28

The Big Feed – Baptist Student Ministry

Volunteers from various baptist churches in the Stephenville area serve fajitas to students at the Big Feed in the Tarleton Ballrooms. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
The Tarleton Baptist Student Ministry provided enough fajitas for 2,000 students. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Students are served chicken fajitas with toppings and a side of beans. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Freshman Aaron Noland smiles after he’s finished his fajitas provided by the Tarleton BSM. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Different baptist university ministries set up tables with desserts for students, inlcuding 242 Ministry from First Baptist Church in Stephenville. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Representatives from Timber Ridge Church in Stephenville provide candy for and talk with students at the Big Feed. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Cottonwood Baptist Church in Stephenville and Greens Creek Baptist Church in talk with students about their university ministries. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Adult volunteers from Valley Grove Baptist Church serve banana pudding to students at the Big Feed. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Sophomore Julia Avery, Chance Worthington, and Julia Biberdorf smile as they finish up their meals at the Big Feed. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
242 Ministry Assitant Kathryn Jones and Senior Katie Sudberry pose behind their table with cookies and info cards for students. Photo by Hannah Mabry.

Movie Night – Tarleton Activities Board

Students watch Avengers Endgame at the Thompson Student Center Amphitheater. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Photo by Hannah Mabry.

Thursday, August 29

1st Purple Thursday – Student Involvement & Tarleton Activities Board

Students line up for the 1st Purple Thursday event in the Tarleton Ballroom to get purple gear. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
In order to receive one of the new Purple Thursday shirts, students trade in an old high school shirt. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Tarleton Activities Board member Junior Destinee Oney holds up purple pillowcases with the Tarleton Activities Board logo to give away to students. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Students watch and wait for their custom purple license plates to be made. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
A student looks at her phone while waiting for her custom purple pop socket to be made. Photo by Hannah Mabry.
Junior Callie Caoua holds up her custom Purple Thursday license plate. Photo by Hannah Mabry.

Spirit Rally – Tarleton Athletics

A Tarleton Texan Cheer cheerleader throws out t-shirts to students. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Tarleton Students learn new traditions for football games. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Athletic Director Lonn Reisman encourages students to support the team in full force. Memorial Stadium’s west side is named after Reisman. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Tarleton State’s Texan marching band, The Sound & The Fury, play the Tarleton Fight Song. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
The Tarleton Texan Stars dance team performs for the crowd. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Dr. Kelli Styron, Vice President for Student Affairs, talks to students about attending games. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Tarleton students catch t-shirts from the Texan Cheer team. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
A representative of the Student Government Association (SGA) explains SGA’s role on campus to the crowd. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Texan Cheer leads the students in a chant at the Spirit Rally at Tarleton Memorial Stadium. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Tarleton State Head Football Coach Todd Whitten thanks the spirit organizations for their support. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Brant Bailey, Tarleton State Tight End, hypes up the students for the 2019 football season. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.
Casey Hogan, Tarleton State Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Broadcasting, announces the winners of a giveaway. Photo by Samuel P. Tucker.

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