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‘United We Stand … Red, White & True' is theme of Homecoming 2003

October 14, 2003

Austin Peays 2003 Homecoming theme, United We Stand …Red, White & True, evokes feelings of patriotism, loyalty and unity, all of which can be enjoyed by citizens of both the United States and APSU.

Carrying out this theme, a full schedule of activities has been planned during the past eight monthswith something for everyone. So put a red check beside the events you want to attend. Then call the telephone number given and say Sign me up!

Monday, Oct. 27
War of the Wings (chicken wing cook-off), Campus Cookout and Chariot Races October 14, 2003

Austin Peay's 2003 Homecoming theme, “United We Stand …Red, White & True,” evokes feelings of patriotism, loyalty and unity, all of which can be enjoyed by citizens of both the United States and APSU.

Carrying out this theme, a full schedule of activities has been planned during the past eight monthswith something for everyone. So put a red check beside the events you want to attend. Then call the telephone number given and say “Sign me up!”

Monday, Oct. 27
War of the Wings (chicken wing cook-off), Campus Cookout and Chariot Races
6 p.m., Intramural Field (corner of Drane and Marion streets)
Open to the public.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
International Night
6 p.m., University Center Ballroom
Open to the public.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Variety Show
7 p.m. (with announcement of Queen and King Court)
Clement Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Fall Festival
7 p.m., University Center Plaza
Open to the public.
Contact Residence Hall Association, 6725.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert
6 and 8 p.m., concert theatre of the music/mass communication building.
$3 per person or two cans of food for Loaves and Fishes.
Open to the public.
Contact the department of music, 7818.

Friday, Oct. 31
25th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament
8 a.m., Swan Lake Golf Course; $55 per person.
Sponsored by Ajax Distributing Co. and Miller Lite.
Fee includes ditty bag, refreshments on course and light lunch.
Nelson Boehms ('86) and Jeff Turner, co-chairs
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Alumni and Friends Card Party
10 a.m., Morgan University Center, $8 per person.
Advance reservations required.
Larry ('67) and Kay ('62) Martin and Margaret Ann Marshall, co-chairs.
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

GHOST (Great Halloween Options for Safer Trick or Treating)
5-7 p.m., University Center Plaza
Open to the public.
Contact Student Government Association, 7262.

12th Annual Dave Aaron Reception
6 p.m., Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, free.
Former players for the late Dave Aaron are encouraged to reunite during this special event.
Creson Briggs ('51), Glyn Broome ('51), Brandon Buhler ('51), Ben Fendley ('51), George Fisher ('52), Hendricks Fox ('51) and Dick Hardwick ('49), co-chairs.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Street Dance
7 p.m.—midnight; band starts at 8 p.m., free admission.
“Follow the beacon to The Brary.” Reunite with friends and dance the night away at the corner of University and Main streets and bid farewell to an old campus hangout. Music by The Beagles. Food and beverages for sale; sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville and The Blackhorse Pub and Brewery.
Terry ('80) and Debbie Griffin, Nelson ('86) and Deborah Boehms, Craig ('85) and Lori ('87) O'Shoney and Garnett ('83) and Nancy ('80) Ladd, co-chairs.
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Bonfire
7:30 p.m., Intramural Field (corner Drane and Marion streets), free.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

Former Athletic Letter-Winners Reunion
8-10 p.m., Front Page Deli, Franklin Street, free (cash bar).
Hosted by APSU Athletics Office.
Contact Athletics, 7904.

Comedy Show
8:30 p.m., Memorial Health Gymnasium; general admission $20, students $10.
RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour as seen on BET's “Comic View” and HBO's “Def Comedy Jam.” Hosted by Ms. B Phlat, with Steve Brown as opening act, Redbone the feature act and Joe Clair as headliner.
Open to the public.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Homecoming 5K Run
8 a.m., registration fee $18 in advance, $25 day of race.
Fee includes wind shirt and continental breakfast; prizes and cash awards.
Mike ('78) and Lisa ('81) Kelley, co-chairs.
Open to the public, all ages.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Homecoming Parade
10 a.m., through downtown Clarksville, free.
Open to the public.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

Alumni Awards and College of Arts and Letters Reunion Brunch
10:30 a.m.—Noon, Sundquist Science Complex, $20 per person; advance reservations required. Gather early to meet and mingle, and view the parade from this prime location. After the parade, the brunch will continue in the Tommy Head Atrium. Highlights include the presentation of the 2003 alumni awards and recognition of graduates from the College of Arts and Letters.
Jerry ('76) and Fessey ('75) Hackney, Gail ('77) and Rick Longton and Dottie (Elrod) and Pat Miner, co-chairs.
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Tailgate Lunch
Noon-1:30 p.m., parking lot on west side of Governors Stadium. Sponsored by Student Life and Leadership, National Alumni Association, University Advancement, Governors Club and SGA. Free. Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

APSU vs. St. Joseph's Homecoming Football Game
2 p.m., Governors Stadium
Includes presentation of the fourth annual National Alumni Association Wyatt Award.
Free admission for reunion groups.
Open to the public.
For admission prices, telephone the Athletics Ticket Office, 7761.

Family Fiesta
5-7 p.m., Morgan University Center
Open to APSU students and families only.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431.

African-American Alumni Chapter Reception
4:30-6:30 p.m., Quality Inn Downtown, Highway 41-A.
Free except for cash bar.
Makeba Webb (‘00) and Caryn Darwin ('00), co-chairs.
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Wine and Cheese Reception
5-7 p.m., Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, free.
Drop by to enjoy light refreshments, reminisce with fellow alumni and take a tour of this “gem” of the campus.
Sponsored by the Nursing Alumni Chapter. Dr. Doris Davenport ('91), chair.
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Aaron Schmidt Alumni Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m., music/mass communication building lobby, free. Former band members and Governettes who studied with the late Aaron Schmidt are encouraged to attend this special reunion. Dennis Noon ('66), Sherwin Clift ('60) and Larry Schmidt, co-chairs.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

Jazz Collegians Alumni Concert
7:30 p.m., concert theatre, music/mass communication building; free, donations to the Aaron Schmidt Scholarship Fund will be appreciated.
Open to the public.
Contact the Alumni and Annual Giving Office, 7979.

NPHC Step Show
8 p.m., Memorial Health Gymnasium.
$12 per person for students; $15 for non-students
Open to the public.
Contact Student Life and Leadership, 7431

Jay ('89) and Gena ('94) Albertia are co-chairs of the Alumni Homecoming Committee. The University Homecoming Committee is chaired by Shelia Boone, director of the Office of Alumni and Annual Giving, and Blanche Wilson, director of the Office of Student Life and Leadership.

For more information about alumni events, telephone 7979. For more information about student-sponsored events, telephone 7431.
Dennie Burke