October 9-14 , 2000
Austin Peay's weeklong celebration of Homecoming 2000 begins Monday, Oct. 9, and culminates with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen at the football game against Charleston Southern on Saturday, Oct. 14. This year's theme is "Mardi Gras."
Student events begin Monday, Oct. 9, as students have a street parade, bonfire and pep rally beginning at 7 p.m. The parade will be held on Marion Street, and the bonfire and pep rally will be held on the Intramural Field by the Dunn Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 is Color Wars Day among the students and ends with a 7 p.m. jazz concert in Clement Auditorium. A Cajun food cookoff, open to faculty and staff, will take place on Intramural Field from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A Masquerade Ball will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Memorial Health gym.
Several events are set for Friday, Oct. 13, including "Strut Your APeay," the black Greek step-off at noon in a location to be announced. "Peay Comedy Night" begins at 8 p.m. in Clement Auditorium. Student events wrap up at 8 p.m., Saturday, with a National Panhelleninc Council Greek Stepshow in Clement Auditorium.
Voices of Triumph (VOT) Reunion
At 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, there will be a speakers panel, a chance to meet and greet alums and a reception in Kimbrough Auditorium.
At 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, group members will assemble at the music/mass communication building for the Homecoming parade. At 2 p.m., Voices of Triumph will sing the National Anthem before the football game. At 5 p.m., the group will hold a choir rehearsal and dinner at First Baptist on Trenton Road.
At 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 15 in Clement Auditorium, the group will have Sunday services. At 4 p.m., also in Clement Auditorium, the group will give a closing Homecoming concert. The public is invited to the events.
The Alumni and Friends Card Party, a yearly event, will begin at 10 a.m. in newly renovated Archwood. Reservations are required. The event includes lunch, and the cost is $7.
The 22nd Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament begins at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 13 at Eastland Golf Course. Registration for reunion class members will be held that day from noon to 3 p.m. at the Riverview Inn lobby.
From 12:30-5 p.m. at the Riverview Inn, the Nursing Alumni Chapter is offering a health and wellness workshop. Call 221-6111 or 221-7710 for more information.
At 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, the Annual Dave Aaron Reception will be held at Heritage Inn on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and is for former players.
From 6:30-9 p.m. at the Riverview Inn, alumni-award recipients and alumni of the 1980s are honored guests at the Reunion Dinner and Alumni Awards. The cost is $25 per person.
University Avenue will be transformed into New Orleans' Bourbon Street for the traditional Street Dance at The Brary at 9 p.m.
On Saturday morning, a 5K run kicks off at 7:30 a.m. After the run, participants can have "Donuts with the Dean" from 8:30-10 a.m. Each college will host a breakfast for its graduates at the following locations: College of Business, Kimbrough lobby; College of Education, Claxton lobby; College of Arts and Sciences, McCord lobby; Social Sciences, Clement lobby; Humanities, Music and Speech, Communication, Theatre, music/mass communication lobby; College of Human Services and Nursing, McReynolds lobby.
The second parade of the week, "Struttin Down the Street," begins at 10 a.m. at the Burt School parking lot. After the parade, food and music will be available at the APSU National Alumni Association tent set up on the grassy area between the Armory and the football stadium.
For more information on any of these events, contact the Office of Alumni and Annual Giving at 7979.