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Paint the Town Green 2015 office-decorating winners revealed

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Paint the Town Green 2015 office-decorating winners revealed

Oct 7, 2015

By McKenzie Powell, Photos by Anna Winstead, BSVC ’16

Over 30 Ohio University departments competed in this year’s Paint the Town Green event, a Homecoming-themed decorating contest sponsored by the Student Alumni Board and the Campus Involvement Center.

“This year we had the largest number of offices participate and the quality of their decorations was outstanding,” said Brian Heilmeier, senior assistant director for student activities at the Campus Involvement Center. “Many of the offices also involved students by allowing them to tell their story, which was a really neat aspect to see."

This year’s office contestants stayed true to the Homecoming 2015 theme, “Same Bricks, Different Stories,” with unique green and white decorations featuring handmade Athens blocks.

The 2015 Paint the Town Green office winners are:

Campus Cup – College of Business, located in Copeland Hall

Baker Ball – Bobcat Depot, located in Baker University Center, 1st floor

Chubb Cup – TIE between the OHIO University Registrar, and the Office of the Bursar, both located in Chubb Hall

Cutler Cup – Cutler Hall, 2nd floor

See photos from these winning offices…


OHIO’s College of Business has been awarded the coveted Campus Cup due to their outstanding decorations detailing the highly anticipated Miami vs. OHIO football game. The College of Business also followed this year’s Homecoming theme to the letter, sharing several stories from students accompanied by unique brick wallpaper and several humorous, handmade posters.

Bobcat Depot

The Baker Ball winner was the Baker University Center Bobcat Depot, which incorporated OHIO apparel, footballs and fall décor. The Bobcat Depot also decorated their windows with a handmade cutout of the College Gate and a picturesque tree, combined to resemble OHIO’s College Green in the autumn.

“One of the most impressive displays this year was the window art at the Bobcat Depot,” said Casey Arnold, assistant director of campus relations and member of the judging panel. "Their student artist did a fantastic job drawing some of the campus’s landmarks, and the whole team of judges really enjoyed seeing her work. If you’re in Baker Center, I definitely recommend checking it out!”

The OHIO University Registrar amazed the judges with their fantastic Paint the Town Green display, which included great visuals and tasty treats! With tailgate-themed snacks, fun Bobcat decorations and an entire entrance dedicated to a timeline of alumni stories, the University Registrar tied with the Office of the Bursar for the Chubb Cup.

The OHIO Office of the Bursar put up a valiant fight against the University Registrar, leading to a tie between the two offices for the Chubb Cup. The Office of the Bursar also created a timeline that stretched across their famous windows and highlighted major events in OHIO’s history. The decorations continued throughout the office with an impressively long, paper brick walkway and colorful, fallen leaves.

The second floor of Cutler Hall has been selected as the Paint the Town Green 2015 Cutler Cup winner with a comical Bobcat-styled rendition of The Wizard of Oz. Through the use of quotes, Athens blocks and The Wizard of Oz-themed decorations, Cutler Hall, 2nd floor, exhibited a uniquely competitive display executing this year’s “Same Bricks, Different Stories” Homecoming theme.

“We were really excited about the jump in participation this year,” Arnold said. "Several new offices joined the competition, and it was a lot of fun visiting their displays. We even got to visit Bush Airport, where they built a model plane flown by the original Flying Bobcats mascot and set up a really interesting historical display featuring information about OHIO’s airports and aviation program.”

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