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Archive for Thursday, September 22, 2011

Week of spirited events set to celebrate KU’s homecoming

September 22, 2011

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Homecoming events

For more information, visit kualumni.org/kuaa_homecoming_home.

Sunday

Stuff the bus: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St.

Letters from Lawrence With Love: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St.

Jayhawk Jingles Auditions: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Adams Alumni Center

Monday

Homecoming tabling: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Monday Funday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Student Recreation Fitness Center

Punt, Pass & Kick Tournament: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium

Tuesday

Homecoming tabling: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Resculpture/Recycling Drive: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

3 vs. 3 Basketball Semifinals/finals: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Student Recreation Fitness Center

Punt, Pass & Kick Finals: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Memorial Stadium

Magician Mike Super: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

Wednesday

Homecoming tabling: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Chalk ‘n’ Rock: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Jayhawk Jingles Dress Rehearsal: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Adams Alumni Center

ThursdayHomecoming tabling: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Mural Contest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Homecoming Food Fest, featuring Jayhawk Jingles: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Adams Alumni Center

Sept. 30

Homecoming tabling: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Crimson and Blue Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wescoe Beach

Homecoming Reception (invitation only): 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union

Oct. 1

Pregame Pancakes: 7 a.m., Adams Alumni Center Parking Lot

Homecoming Parade: 8 a.m., Jayhawk Boulevard

KU-Texas Tech football game: 11 a.m., Memorial Stadium

ExCEL and Homecoming Awards: halftime of football game, Memorial Stadium

Next week, Kansas University will celebrate homecoming for the 99th time with a wide variety of games, competitions and other events, culminating in the annual Homecoming Parade Oct. 1 before the 11 a.m. KU-Texas Tech football game.

“The goal of homecoming is to welcome alumni back to campus and celebrate the university with the university community here in Lawrence, including students, alumni and fans,” said Stefani Gerson, who works at the KU Alumni Association and serves as an adviser to the Homecoming Steering Committee, which is composed of 16 KU students who plan the year’s events.

The annual parade is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will run from the Adams Alumni Center to the Chi Omega Fountain on Jayhawk Boulevard.

Several new events are geared around this year’s theme, “From Lawrence With Love.”

Andy Kriegh, a senior from Lawrence who serves as co-publicity chairman for the Homecoming Steering Committee, said that a day focusing on community service was scheduled for Sunday, featuring an event where community members can send a letter to troops serving overseas. Jayhawk postcards will be available at the event, Kriegh said.

The event will be paired with a “Stuff the Bus” nonperishable food drive event at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St.

“We just wanted to share our appreciation for the city of Lawrence also, which makes such a significant contribution to the experience of going to KU,” Kriegh said.

On campus, organizations will be competing all week in a variety of events to earn points toward a final award, which will be recognized at the football game.

Gerson said that the date for next year’s centennial homecoming celebration has already been set, for the week preceding the Oct. 27, 2012, football game against Texas, unless conference realignment causes a shift in the football schedule.

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