Alumni, Friends Invited to Homecoming 2005
EKU graduates, their families and other friends of the University are invited to the Richmond campus Sept. 23-24 for “Homecoming 2005: A Century of Opportunity.”
Thousands are expected for a weekend full of floats, football, family fun and fellowship.
“Eastern is fortunate to have so many loyal alumni and friends,” said Jackie Collier, alumni relations director. “It’s always exciting to see them back on campus to reconnect with their friends and the University.”
One of the weekend’s highlights will be the President’s Gala on Friday, Sept. 23, a black-tie event celebrating the announcement of EKU’s first Capital Campaign and the University’s Centennial. The Gala will be held on campus at the Fitness and Wellness Center. A 6 p.m. reception will be followed at 6:45 p.m. by dinner. All alumni are invited to attend. Tickets are $25 per person for the formal dinner, which includes post-dinner entertainment by The Sensations. To receive more information on registration or for questions about the Gala, e-mail Kara Covert in the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Friday activities include a Student Government Association/Alumni softball game and reunions for Student Alumni Ambassadors, Beta Omicron Gamma and Beta Theta Pi.
Activities on Saturday, Sept. 24, include the annual Homecoming “Run, Walk or Roll” and the Centennial Homecoming Parade at 11 a.m. along the traditional Lancaster Avenue-Main Street route. For race entry information, call 859-622-8145.
The largest tailgate party on campus, the Colonel Country Tailgate, follows from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni Coliseum Parking Lot. The event will feature booths sponsored by campus clubs, organizations and departments; entertainment; and a variety of foods from on- and off-campus vendors and restaurants. In addition, numerous campus departments and organizations have scheduled reunion events Saturday, including the Departments of Technology; Agriculture; and Family and Consumer Sciences; the College of Justice & Safety; Kappa Delta; Kappa Alpha Theta; Sigma Nu; and the Honors Program.
At 3 p.m., the Colonels will take on Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech at Roy Kidd Stadium. The coronation of a Homecoming king and queen will be held at halftime. Game tickets may be reserved by calling the EKU athletic ticket office at 859-622-2122, or toll-free in Kentucky, 1-800-262-7493, ext. 2122, or by visiting ekusports.com.
A Greek Step Show will be held at 7 p.m. in Brock Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Lindsay Williams at 859-622-3855 or Multicultural Student Affairs at 859-622-4373.
For more information about any of the Homecoming activities, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 622-1260 or, toll-free in Kentucky, 1-800-262-7493, ext. 1260, or visit www.eku.edu/alumni.