University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 19 2006

CONTACT FOR HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES: Kati Whittaker, Director of Alumni Affairs
1-304-384-5348, FAX 384-6016, alumni@concord.edu

CONTACT FOR BOX OFFICE: Jenni Canterbury, Instructor in Communication Arts
1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu

CONTACT FOR GAME: Greg Quick, Head Football Coach, Athletic Director
1-304-384-5953, coachquick@concord.edu

CU Homecoming Promises to be Exciting

Athens, W.Va. – Kati Whittaker, director of alumni affairs at Concord University, has released the schedule for homecoming, to be held October 5, 6 and 7.

THURSDAY

Festivities will begin Thursday, October 5, with a parade on Vermillion Street at 6 p.m. After the parade, a bonfire will be held in the "valley" (between the Student Center and Residence Halls), and the theatrical production, TALKING WITH, by Jane Martin, will commence at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center H.C. Paul Theater. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. Please make reservations by contacting the Concord University Box Office, 1-304-384-5101 or boxoffice@concord.edu.

FRIDAY

Student organizations will compete for votes for their homecoming candidates by displaying colorful posters and boards on campus all day Friday, October 6. Guests are invited to stroll around "the campus beautiful" and enjoy the promotional displays

Two bronze sculptures, one of a mature mountain lion representing alumni and friends of Concord and a young mountain lion representing students will be installed in front of the J. Frank Marsh Library. Last year, the Student Government Association (SGA), approved the creation and design of the two statues. The SGA commissioned local artist, Michael Sizemore, who crafted large, clay figures that were then cast in bronze. A dedication will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 6, in front of the Library.

Guests are invited to attend the alumni banquet social, which will be held in the Student Center television lounge at 5:30 p.m. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom on the third floor. Guest speakers will be historical novelist, James Alexander Thom, and his wife, Dark Rain Thom. Among his notable works are Follow the River, the national bestseller tracing Mary Ingles’ heroic escape and journey home after her capture by Shawnee Indians, and Sign Talker, the fictional tale of George Drouillard, leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Contact the Alumni Office, 1-304-384-5348 or alumni@concord.edu to make your reservations. Cost for the banquet is $18 per person.

The theater production, TALKING WITH by Jane Martin, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center H.C. Paul Theater. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. Please make reservations by contacting the Concord University Box Office, 1-304-384-5101 or boxoffice@concord.edu.

SATURDAY

The M.N. "Mike" Pashion Book Store will be open Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The women's sororities at Concord will be hosting teas at 10 a.m. in their respective lounges for alumnae of their organizations.

Football teams from 1956 and 1981 will be meeting for breakfast at 10 a.m. in the Carter Center, and Concord alumni who majored in business are invited to attend a mixer in the Alexander Fine Arts Center lobby between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The annual homecoming picnic will be held in the Student Center, Subway area on the bottom floor at 11 a.m., and a tailgater, hosted by the Concord University Alumni Association, will be held in the Callaghan Stadium parking lot prior to the game.

The Concord University Mountain Lions play the University of Charleston Golden Eagles. Prior to kickoff, a dedication ceremony will be held to honor Mrs. June O. Shott for her support of Concord University by funding an artificial turf football field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the new June O. Shott Field in Callaghan Stadium. Contact Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Greg Quick, 1-304-384-5953 or coachquick@concord.edu for more information.

The homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime on the June O. Shott Field. After the game, enjoy theater production TALKING WITH by Jane Martin at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center H. Paul Theater. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. Please make reservations by contacting the Concord University Box Office, 1-304-384-5101 or boxoffice@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

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