The Parents Weekend portion of Homecoming will provide an opportunity for students and parents to enjoy Homecoming festivities together. For more information, call the Student Affairs Office at (304) 696-6422 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Marshall's Black Alumni organization is celebrating its 25th Anniversary at Homecoming. There will be a number of events to celebrate 25 years of the Black Alumni. No doubt, planning will begin or the 50th Anniversary of the desegregation of Marshall University, and other West Virginia colleges and universities, by the "Brown verses Board of Education" decision by the US Supreme Court. Hal Greer became the first African-American athlete to attend any formerly segregated college in the entire state of West Virginia in 1954, followed soon in 1955 by fellow Douglas High School (of Huntington) alum Roy Goins with the football team, and many others.
You can register online at www.marshall.edu/blackalumni/Registration2001x.htm or send a check to The Marshall University Black Alumni Inc., P.O. Box 2243, Huntington, WV 25723-2243. A block of rooms is being held at the Radisson Hotel for Black Alumni until September 25 at $79 per night. Be sure you identify yourself as a Black Alumnus and get this rate quote when you make reservations at the hotel (304) 525-1001. For more information, call Janis Winkfield at (304) 416-0938 and leave a message.Cost of entire weekend, not including $20.00 game ticket, is $65.00
The Yeager Scholar program at Marshall will sponsor the annual Yeager Symposium Week during Homecoming October 6-10. The event is sponsored by Verizon, Inc. and the theme is "Entertainment!"
1) Monday, October 6--Mark McVey of Broadway musicals. Joan C. Edwards Theatre at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
2) Tuesday, October 7--Larry Groce of Mountain Stage. Free and open to the public.
3) Wednesday, October 8--The "Battle of the Bands", at the Buskirk Field Commons. Time TBA. Free and open to the public.
4) Friday, October 10--Yeager Symposium Dinner. Radisson Hotel.
5) Saturday, October 11--Yeager Board of Directors. Drinko Library Room 402. For more information, call Sharlee Henry at (304) 696-6763 or Martha Woodward at (304) 696-2475.
For more information on any event, call or contact the Marshall University Alumni Association, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV, 25755. Phone (304) 696-2901 or (800) 682-5869. You can e-mail: at email@example.com for any specifics.
Tentative Schedule of Events for Marshall Homecoming 2003, "As Green As It Gets!":
Monday, October 6
Office decorations—Each MU office is being asked to decorate to promote the Homecoming theme, As Green As It Gets. Prizes will be awarded.
7:30 p.m.—Public lecture by Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor Deborah Bell, professor of Theatre in Costume Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a professional costume designer. She will be talking about her experiences in Italy as member of the Ambiente Theatre Company located in Crema, Italy. The title is Commedia del'Arte: From Classic to Contemporary. Francis Booth Experimental Theatre. Admission is free.
Tuesday, October 7
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Student Government Blood Drive. Marco's in the Memorial Student Center. Please donate to this worthwhile cause (also, you can donate during the same time period on Wednesday).
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.—SAPB Presents Game Life!, Alumni Lounge. More than 50 consoles will be set-up for students to play the newest upcoming games (many before they are released to public) with students all over the United States.
5:30 p.m.—Marshall "M" Club Executive Board Meeting, Marshall Hall of Fame Café.
Wednesday, October 8
3:30 to 5 p.m.—Reception for the Department of Art's, Drinko Library Alumni Art Exhibition. John Deaver Drinko Library's Atrium.
7:30 p.m.—Public lecture by Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor Deborah Bell (see Monday at 7:30 p.m.). The title this evening is Mask Makers From Around The World. Francis Booth Experimental Theatre. Admission is free.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—The Marshall University Alumni Association will THUNDER INTO MASON COUNTY, taking Homecoming and the color green to the great Herd fans in that county.
Thursday, October 9
Noon—Naming of the Homecoming Court, Marshall Memorial Student Union..
1 p.m.—Office Decoration Judging
Friday, October 10: the start of GREEN & WHITE WEEKEND-Wear the Colors!
6 a.m. to 10 a.m.—Live radio remote broadcast from the Erickson Alumni Center by "The DAWG, 93.7 FM". Sponsored by "The DAWG."
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. —Complimentary Coaches Breakfast sponsored by "The DAWG, 93.7 FM" radio—with live remote by Rocky and Rod of "The Radio Ranch" and Woody Woodrum of WRVC 930 AM's "Insider Sportsline."
Noon to 5 p.m. —Pick up your packet in the Recreation Sports Office in Henderson Center Room 2018 for "The Dawg, 93.7 FM" 5K Race, run on Saturday.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Book Signing, MU Bookstore. Jack Dickinson, '66, will sign copies of his book, If I Should Fall in Battle… The Civil War Diary of James P. Stephens, published by the Drinko Academy.
1 p.m.—It's time to play a little Golf!
1) H.E.L.P. Program Golf Scramble Number Four, H.E.L.P. Fall Scholarship Fundraiser, at the Riviera Country Club on Route 2 at Lesage, WV. $100/player includes green fees/carts. Call (304) 696-6252 for more information, visit the web site www.marshall.edu/help or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) MU Golf Day for Marshall University Golf program, at the Guyan Country Club on Route 60 East in Huntington. Contact Joe Feaganes at 304-696-5401 for details.
3) Marshall Baseball Golf Scramble, at the Esquire Country Club in Martha, WV (located off Route 10, just a few miles south of Barboursville). Call MU Baseball coach Dave Piepenbrink at 3-40696-5277 for details.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. —Book Signing, MU Bookstore. Carter Seaton will sign copies of her book, Father's Troubles.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Packet Pick Up Party for "The Dawg, 93.7 FM" 5K race will be held in the auxiliary gym located in Henderson Center Room 1002. Food and drinks will be provided.
6 p.m. until 11 p.m. —MU Black Alumni will begin registration/hospitality at the Radisson Hotel, Third Avenue and 10th Street. Socialize and dance and The Grand Theatre at the Radisson Hotel. Cost is $20.
6 p.m.-Women's Volleyball Match against Ball State, Gullickson Hall Gym. No charge.
6:30 p.m.—Marshall Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction Banquet. Don Morris Room, (MSC). Cost is $20 per person. Purchase tickets from the MU Ticket Office or the MU Alumni Association. Call 696-HERD (4373) or i-800 THE (843) HERD (4373).
7:30 p.m.—Marshall Homecoming Concert, with "America's Funniest Redneck," Jeff Foxworthy at the Big Sandy Superstores Arena, Third Avenue and Eighth Street in Huntington.. The event is sponsored by "The Dawg, 93.7 FM", WCHS TV-8, Fox 11-TV and Miller Lite Beer. Tickets are available at the BSSA (696-5990) or at www.ticketmaster.com for credit card orders.
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.—Evening with Friends Reception, MU Erickson Alumni Center. $10 per person. Purchase tickets by calling the MU Alumni Association (304) 696-2901 or (800) 682-5869. Sponsored by Bank One and Tom Harris & Associates.
Saturday, October 11-HOMECOMING! Wear Your Green and White!
7 a.m. — Registration begins for the 8th Annual "The Dawg, 93.7 FM" 5K Alum Run, sponsored by the Marshall University Recreational Sports Office and "The Dawg," WDGG 93.7 FM. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 on race day. The first 300 pre-registered runners will be guaranteed a t-shirt. For questions and to register for race, please call Sharon Stanton at (304) 696-2943. Racing starts at 9:00 p.m., down Third Avenue and back to Henderson Center on Fifth Avenue.
9 a.m. — Annual MU Black Alumni Meeting and Continental Breakfast at the Radisson Hotel. Cost is $10.
9 a.m.—Marshall "M" Club Annual Meeting, Big Green Room in the Henderson Center (on the Arena floor level. All former athletic participants are invited to attend.
10-11:30 a.m. —MU President Dan Angel's annual Parent-Student Brunch, at the Marshall Memorial Student Center. Cost is $10 per parent and $5 per student. Call (304) 696-6422 for reservations.
10 a.m.-Noon —Book signing, in the MU Bookstore, located in the Marshall Memorial Student Center. Author David Thompson will sign copies of his book, River of Memories.
11 a.m.-New members of MU Athletic Hall Of Fame will unveil tiles on the "Walk of Fame" and lunch at the Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe', Third Avenue and the Ninth Street Plaza.
Noon to 4 p.m.—Book Signing, MU Bookstore. Author Danny Fulks will sign copies of his book, Tragedy at Greasy Ridge.
Noon—Homecoming Parade, with Grand Marshal Verna K. Gibson, class of 1964, starting downtown and ending at MU Stadium. After the parade, "Pathway to Prominence" inductees will be presented as well as a dedication of the new dorms.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.—H.E.L.P. Program Parents Day & Homecoming for alumni and parents. Myers Hall. Enjoy the Open House feel of Myers Hall as you meet the staff and tutors of H.E.L.P. Refreshments will be served.
1 p.m.— Women's Volleyball Match/Tailgate against Northern Illinois, Gullickson Hall Gym. No charge, wo come get ready for two wins over the MAC with the "Volley-Girls!"
1 p.m. —MU Black Alumni Tailgate (fish, chicken, hotdogs, and everything else you might want). Cost is $20.
1:30 p.m.—"M" Club Tailgate, at the "M" Club Pavilion, Southwest corner of MU Stadium. Special guests are new members of MU Athletic Hall Of Fame. Free to members, $5.00 for guests and non-members.
2 p.m.—Tailgate Party at "Herd Village." Sponsored by the Marshall University Alumni Association, Stadium Bookstore, MBNA and Outback Steakhouse. Cost is $15.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.—The College of Nursing and Health Professions will have a tent in "Herd Village" for alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students. Refreshments from Buddy's Barbeque are available at no cost to participants.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.—College of Information Technology and Engineering Tailgate at Herd Village for alumni, students and friends. A barbeque lunch will be provided.
2:30 p.m.-Thundering Herd/ISP Sports Network HERD Insider Pre-game show, stage in West Lot. Lots of free food and fun with Woody Woodrum, Robert Harper, Greg Perry, Shawn McDowell and Greg Cyrus and the staffs of "The Dawg, 93.7 FM", "The Planet, 92.7 FM" and "News, Sports and Talk, 930 AM, WRVC."
4:15 p.m.—Introduction of new members of Marshall Athletic Hall Of Fame, MU Stadium's James F. Edwards Field.
4:30 p.m.—Marshall Thundering Herd (2-3, 0-1 MAC) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3, 2-1 MAC), 102nd Homecoming football game all-time (50-43-8), since 0-0 tie with Kingsbury HS of Ironton, Ohio, on Thanksgiving Day, 1895. It will be the fifth appearance in MU Homecoming by Kent State, far behind the all-time leader, West Virginia Wesleyan (14).
7 p.m.—River Cities Marshall Club will host the official post-game party/dinner dance at Eagle Distributing Warehouse, 140 West Third Ave., where $20 ($25 at the door) will provide Outback Steakhouse food, beverages and live music from the Oakwood Road Beer Band. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to the River City Club Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by West Virginia American Water Company, Eagle Distributing and Outback Steakhouse.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.—The MU Black Alumni Dance, with live band, Master Peace. Casual dress, light "hors d'oeuvres" and cash bar at Marshall Memorial Student Union. Cost is $20.00
1 a.m. until late—After Hours Hospitality at the Radisson. Cost is $10.