Concord Alumni, Friends, Area Veterans Are Encouraged to Attend Homecoming October 11-16

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 23 2004

Concord Alumni, Friends, Area Veterans Are Encouraged to Attend Homecoming October 11-16

Athens, W. Va. - Concord University is preparing for its annual Homecoming celebration, and there are many exciting events planned for this year’s festivities.

One very special aspect of this year’s ceremonies will focus upon the remembrance ceremony of Max Edward Price, a Concord alumnus, Princeton native, and crew member of the U.S.S. Lexington. Price is the only Concord alumnus that the University is aware of to have a naval vessel named after him. The U.S.S. Price received a battle star for combat in the Mediterranean. Concord University is honored to host the U.S.S. Price Crew Association’s reunion during the Homecoming celebrations on Saturday, October 16.

Other events planned for this year’s festivities include a bonfire and picnic in “The Valley,” the Brewster Scholarship Gathering, reunions for the 1954 and the 1979 football teams, as well as the 1954 and the 1979 Homecoming queens, and the Sigma Tau Gamma’s 55th anniversary celebration. Concord sororities will hold teas in their respective lounges Saturday, October 16.

Student groups will display creative talents and compete for prizes during contests held on campus including a “lip-syncing” competition, parade, theatre productions, and Homecoming King and Queen honors. The Homecoming theme this year will be “Concord Opens a New Door in 2004.”

HOMECOMING EVENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

5:00 p.m. - Campaigning for Homecoming King and Queen begins.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

5:00 p.m. – Enjoy a picnic in “The Valley” with live entertainment and great food on the scenic Concord campus.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

9:00 p.m. – Students can test their skills during a lip-sync contest.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

6:00 p.m. - Homecoming parade down Vermillion Street, to be followed by a bonfire in the Valley.

8:00 p.m. - The school’s theatre department will host a production of “Oleanna,” directed by Dr. Tom Gambill. This controversial play is written by David Mamet and discusses subjects such as political correctness and interpersonal relationships in the 1990s.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

Homecoming displays will be available for viewing all day.

6:00 p.m. - Fall Alumni Banquet will be held, featuring speaker Bil Lepp. Lepp is a five-time winner of the West Virginia Liars Contest and a featured speaker at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival and National Storytelling Festival. Banquet cost per person will be $18, and reservations are required and should be made by calling 1-304-384-6056.

8:00 p.m. - Theatre Production of “Oleanna”

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

9:30 a.m. - Reception (College Center, Alumni Lounge)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Pine Trees Chapter Reception at Subway Sides, on the bottom floor of the College Center.

9:30 a.m. - The Brewster Scholarship Gathering will be held at the Hampton Inn in Princeton.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - University Bookstore will be open.

10:00 a.m. - Concord sororities will host teas in their respective lounges.

11:00 a.m. - The Homecoming Picnic will be held in Subway (College Center).

11:00 a.m. – U.S.S. Price Ceremony will begin at the flagpole on Campus Drive.

Pre-game – Alumni Tailgater in the Football Stadium Parking Lot

Pre-game – 1954 and 1979 Football Reunions

Pre-game – 1954 and 1979 Homecoming Queen Reunion

Pre-game – Sigma Tau Gamma 55th Anniversary

1:00 p.m. – Kickoff – Concord vs. Fairmont State

Halftime - Crowning of Homecoming Queen and King

Post-game - Alumni Social

Post-game - Library Lighting Ceremony

8:00 p.m. - Theatre Production of “Oleanna”

For more information, contact the Concord University Alumni Office, 1-304-384-5348, 1-304-384-6056 or alumni@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Amanda Rebholz, a student in Concord University’s English department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Waco, Texas.