October 3, 2003
On Thursday, October 2, Mount Union students gathered in the Mount Union Theatre to watch the annual "Mr. MUC" contest. The competition, sponsored by Student Senate, was part of a week-long schedule of events for homecoming 2003 at Mount Union College.
Jarrod Harding, representing the Association of Women Students (AWS), was crowned "Mr. MUC" for 2003. Kengo Shimokawa, representing the Association of International Students (AIS), was second runner-up. Matthew Antonini, representing Blue Key, took third prize.
The contest took place at 7 p.m. and admission was $1 or two canned goods to be donated to a local charity. The event was open to both students and the public.
Each contestant represented an organization on campus. The competition opened with each of the men walking down the aisle in suits to the stage where they said a brief statement about the organization they represented.
Next was the formal wear portion of the competition where the contestants dressed up in attire of their choice. Many amused the audience by impersonating females wearing outrageous costumes.
Following the formal wear portion, eight finalists were chosen to compete in the talent competition. Talents ranged from guitar and vocals to sumo wrestling and swimming across the stage.
Of these eight, five were chosen to go to the final round. The individuals were asked specific questions and judged based on their answers.
After the question round, the scores were tallied and the winners were announced. Prizes were given to the top three contestants.
The competition was judged by Mount Union faculty and staff.