University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 05 2001

Concord College Homecoming Schedule Announced

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College Alumni Association Director Kati Whittaker announces the schedule of events for Concord’s Homecoming 2001 Festivities:

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Lip Sync contest in the College Center Ballroom.

Thursday, October 11: Mini-Float Parade on Vermillion Street at 6:00 p.m; “Bonfire in the Valley” will be held behind the College Center after the parade; Concord College Theatre production Harvey will be performed in the H.C. Paul Studio of the Alexander Fine Arts Center at 8:00 p.m. (Call 1-304-384-5101 for ticket reservation and further information).

Friday, October 12: Homecoming booths will be displayed all day on campus; the annual Alumni Social will be held at 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of the College Center; the annual Alumni Banquet ($15 per person) will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom (Delegate Mary Pearl Compton is the guest speaker scheduled for the event); The Alumni Social will be held at the Douglas Center in Princeton free of charge from 9:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. (This year’s social will feature a deejay and a cash bar). Harvey will be performed at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13: Alumni Reception in the second floor lobby of the College Center (no admission charge); Bookstore will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; an Athletics & Alumni Tailgater and Cookout will be held at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the Carter Athletic Center (formerly Centennial Hall).

A special introduction of the 1951/1976 football teams will be made in Callaghan Stadium before the game; former Homecoming Queens will have a special introduction made before the game in the stadium; kick-off for Concord’s Homecoming 2001 game against WV Wesleyan will be at 1:00 p.m. and the 2001 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime; an alumni social will be held in the Alexander Fine Arts Lobby right after the game; Harvey will be performed at 8:00 p.m.

Whittaker added that this year, the Homecoming parade and other festivities will be open to local organizations.

“We’re really excited at the prospect of local participation,” Whittaker said.

Whittaker stated that all theme entries for floats in the Homecoming Parade should be submitted to her at the Alumni Association Office on the third floor of the Concord’s College Center by September 28, 2001. Candidate entries, along with a $50 entry fee, should be submitted to College Center Director Bill Skeat by September 28, 2001. Skeats’ office is located on the second floor of the College Center.

Cash prizes will be awarded for floats, banners, billboards and the best costume.

Whittaker explained that while the local involvement is exciting, she still wants to encourage the continued support of student organizations.

“The involvement of student organizations is as important as ever,” Whittaker said. She stressed that groups need not run a candidate to participate in a contest.

“We’re really looking forward to continued support from student organizations on campus.

“This year’s homecoming promises to be an exciting time for everybody, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

For more information call 1-304-384-5348.

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Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts Department produces the college’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.

Jessica Shifflett, an intern in the marketing/public relations department, wrote this press release. Her hometown is Oak Hill, W.Va. She is majoring in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism.

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