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Homecoming 2011 is Oct. 24-30 with the theme 'Jurassic Peay'


Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2011 with the theme, “Jurassic Peay.”

Homecoming is Oct. 24-30. Here is a list of events planned as part of the weeklong celebration.  Many of the events are open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Peay Soup: Freestyle Rap Battle

6-10 p.m., Clement Auditorium

Current students and alumni are welcome to participate. Contact Tonya Nwaneri at or 931-221-7120.


Wednesday, Oct. 26

APSU Apollo (Student Talent Show)

7 p.m., Red Barn (Memorial Health Gym)

Free and open to public. Sponsored by Govs Programming Council. Students amaze the audience with their talent. Call Student Life and Leadership, 931-221-7431.


Thursday, Oct. 27

Homecoming Step-Off

5 p.m., Memorial Health Gym (Red Barn)

Enjoy the traditional Step-Off. Open to all student organizations. Court announcement to follow. Call Student Life and Leadership, 931-221-7431.


Friday, Oct. 28

33rd Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament

8 a.m., Swan Lake Golf Course, $60 per person. Open to the public. Sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville. Fee includes ditty bag, refreshments on the golf course and light lunch. Frazier Allen (’99), chair. Call Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.


45th Annual Alumni-Varsity Golf Match

1 p.m. shotgun start, site TBD.

Men’s varsity golf alumni compete against the current men’s golf team in this annual event. Includes lunch from noon-1 p.m. Sherwin Clift (’60), Steve Miller (’65) and Jim Smith (’68), co-chairs. Call Jim Smith, 931-645-6586 or 931-648-0343.


AACC Alumni & Current Student Homecoming Mixer (Greeks and

Non-Greeks are all welcome)

2-4 p.m., Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (Clement 120). Free and open to all alumni and current students. Alumni are encouraged to bring business cards. Contact Tonya Nwaneri at or 931-221-7120.


APSU Study Abroad Alumni Homecoming Reunion

3-5 p.m., Harned Hall Art Gallery

Open to all study-abroad alumni and friends.To RSVP or for more information, please email or visit the “APSU Study Abroad and Exchange Program Alumni”  Facebook page.


Governettes Reunion

5-7 p.m., Riverview Inn, 50 College St.

Free. All former Governettes, twirlers and band members from this era are invited to reunite for this special event. For more information or to RSVP, call the Alumni Relations Office at 931-221-7979. For questions, you may also contact chair, Linda Robertson Long, 931-647-6259 or


School of Nursing Alumni & Friends Reception

5-7 p.m., McCord Building

Free. Reception and tour of the School of Nursing. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Nursing Alumni Chapter and School of Nursing. For more information, email Linda Darnell at 


History Department Homecoming Banquet

6-8 p.m., Morgan University Center, rooms 303-305

$20 per person. Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society commemorates 50 years at APSU. All current history students and history alumni are welcome to celebrate. Charter member, Riley Darnell, will honor the anniversary. To RSVP call the Alumni Relations Office at 931-221-7979. For more information, contact Minoa Uffelman at or 931-221-7704.


College of Business Alumni Reception

6-8 p.m., F&M Bank (Franklin Room)

Sponsored by College of Business Advisory Board. For more information or to RSVP, call the APSU College of Business at 931-221-7671.


Halloween Percussion Concert

6-8 p.m., Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall

For ticket information, call 931-221-7818 or


African-American Alumni Mixer

8-10 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 290 Alfred Thun Road (off Exit 4)

Free. Light refreshments, cash bar. Makeba Webb (’00), chair. Call Alumni Relations Office,  931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.


Homecoming Street Dance

8 p.m.-midnight, Strawberry Alley (downtown)

Free admission and open to the public. Reunite with friends and dance the night away. Food and beverages for sale. Sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville and the Front Page Deli. Terry (’80) and Debbie Griffin, co-chairs. Call Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.


Saturday, Oct. 29

Homecoming Scholarship

5K Run

8 a.m., Clement Building, front lawn, College Street

Registration $25 in advance, $30 day of race. Open to the public, all ages. Fee includes T-shirt and refreshments, prizes and cash awards. Sponsored by APSU National Alumni Association and University Recreation. Call Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.


Football Letterman Chapter Breakfast

9-11 a.m., Dunn Center (third floor Governors Club)

Free. All former football players are invited to reunite for this special event in support of APSU football. Advance reservations requested. Call Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.


President’s Emerging Leaders Homecoming Breakfast 

9 a.m., Honors Commons (formerly Red Barn Fitness Center). The Honors Commons is a newly renovated space for students in the Honors Program and President's Emerging Leaders Program (PELP). For more information, contact Matt Kenney at or 931-221-6398.


Alumni Awards Brunch

11 a.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom

$25 per person. Open to the public. Meet and mingle with other alumni and friends as we honor this year’s selection of outstanding alumni award recipients. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, Oct. 26. Call Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586. 


3rd Annual Art Alumni  Homecoming Exhibition 

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Trahern Gallery & Lobby

Sponsored by APSU Department of Art & the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Simultaneously and in conjunction with the exhibit, a free reception will be held on the front lawn of the Trahern Building for presenters and attendees. For more information, contact Kell Black at 931-221-7358 or


Alumni Band Rehearsal

10 a.m.-noon, Music/Mass Communication Building Lunch with the Governors Band included. Band alumni are invited to return to campus for the 2011 edition of the Alumni Band. For more information or to RSVP, please contact band director John Schnettler at or 931-221-6820 or Matt Whitt (’03) at


Greek Alumni Parade “Watch Party”

12:30 p.m., Clement Lawn (off College Street – Greek Tent)

Free. Join current APSU Greeks and reconnect with your fraternity brothers and sorority sisters during the Homecoming Parade. For more information, contact Victor Felts, Greek Alumni Chapter president, at 931-221-7431 or


African-American Alumni Chapter “Stroll Off”

1-3 p.m., Morgan University Center plaza.

Free Event. For more information, contact Makeba Webb (’00) at


Homecoming Parade

1 p.m., Eighth Street, down College Street and back to campus.

Free and open to the public. APSU gathers together to celebrate Homecoming 2011. Tailgate Alley opens at 2 p.m. Call Athletics to reserve a spot, 931-221-7904. Call Student Life and Leadership, 931-221-7431, for parade details and information.


APSU Pom Squad Alumni Chapter Mixer

2-4 p.m., Tailgate Alley (Pom Squad Tailgate Tent)

Join current and alumni pom squad members in Tailgate Alley. Free event. For more information, contact Nicole Aquino at 931-801-2488 or email Nikki Loos Peterson at


Alumni Hospitality Tent 

(Alumni chapters that will be present at the Alumni Tent are listed.)

2-4 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot)

Stop by to meet and mingle with other alumni, check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni trinkets. If your group is interested in setting up a table at the Alumni Tent, call the Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586. 

•            Governors Band Alumni Chapter

            Matt Whitt (’03), president

•            Hispanic Alumni Chapter

            Rosa Ponce (’03), president

•            Nursing Alumni Chapter

            Linda Darnell (’88), president 

•            African-American Alumni Chapter

            Makeba Webb (’00), president

•            Lady Govs Softball Alumni Chapter

            Detra Farley (’10), president

•            Lady Govs Soccer Alumni Chapter

            Sarah Broadbent (’06) president


Homecoming Game – APSU vs. Eastern Illinois

4 p.m., Governors Stadium

Open to the public. Presentation of 2011 Homecoming King, Queen and court at halftime. For admission prices, call Athletics Ticket Office, 931-221-7761.


NPHC Homecoming Step Show

7:30 p.m., Red Barn (Memorial Health Gym)

$10 APSU students with I.D., $15 in advance online; $20 at the door. Call Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, 931-221-6570, or for more information.


Sunday, Oct. 30

Alumni Homecoming Church Service

11 a.m.–1 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom

Sponsored by African-American Alumni Chapter. Money collected during the offering portion of service will be donated to the Wilbur N. DanielAfrican American Cultural Center to assist with seeding their scholarship fund. For more information, please contact Makeba Webb (’00) at


 For more information, call the APSU Office of Alumni Relations, 931-221-7979 or go online to