Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 with the theme, “True Colors.”
Homecoming is Oct. 24-27. Here is a list of events planned as part of the weeklong celebration. Many of the events are open to the public.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
APSU Apollo (Student Talent Show)
7 p.m., Memorial Health Gym (Red Barn)
Free and open to public. Sponsored by Govs Programming Council. Students amaze the audience with their talent. Call Student Life and Engagement, 931-221-7431.
Thursday, Oct. 25
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 Engagement, 931-221-7431.
Friday, Oct. 26
34th 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, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.
46th Annual Alumni-Varsity Golf Match
12:30 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
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 email@example.com or 931-221-7120 for more information.
School of Nursing Alumni & Friends Reception
4-6 p.m., McCord Building
Reception and tour of the School of Nursing and demonstration of simulation mannequins. Refreshments will be provided. Free event. Sponsored by the Nursing Alumni Chapter and School of Nursing. For more information, email Linda Darnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governors’ Own Alumni Band Rehearsal & Cookout
5:30-8 p.m., Governors Stadium
All former Governors’ Own Band members are welcome! Rehearsals will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by a cookout. The alumni band will be rehearsing the Fight Song along with other stands tunes. At 7 p.m., alumni will join current band members for a
mix and mingle cookout. This is a free event for band alumni. For more information, email Vanessa Cobb at email@example.com.
Military Alumni Chapter Chartering Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m., Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. Free to all APSU military alumni and spouses. Join the Military Alumni Chapter at no cost and be presented with the APSU military coin. To RSVP and for more information on becoming a member of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter, call Alumni Relations, 931-221-7979.
College of Business Alumni Reception
6-8 p.m., F&M Bank, 50 Franklin St.
Free event. Refreshments served. Reconnect with the College of Business faculty and fellow alumni. RSVP Sondra Peters, 931-221-7674, by Oct. 24.
Preston Hubbard Scholarship & Military Alumni Chapter Dinner
7 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom
Guest speaker Congressman Phil Roe. $25 per person (APSU Military Alumni Chapter Members free). Proceeds will benefit Preston Hubbard Scholarship Endowment. To RSVP, call University Advancement, 931-221-7127.
Department of Political Science Alumni Mixer
6-10 p.m., Morgan University Center, Room 305. Free event. For more information, contact Takesha Anderson at 931-221-7515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.
City Lights: Homecoming Edition
Presented by APSU National Alumni Association, The Gilroy and Budweiser of Clarksville. 8-11 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., corner of University Avenue and Main Street. Join us for the final act of the “City Lights” Concert Series. You will not want to miss C+C Music Factory! Free admission and open to the public. Beverages for sale. Randy Huth (’01), Terry Griffin (’80) chairs. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Homecoming Scholarship 5K Run
8 a.m., Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill (751 N. Second St.)
Open to the public, all ages. 5K Run registration $25 in advance, $30 day of race. APSU student (with valid ID) $15 in advance, $20 day of race. Fun Run $10 in advance, $15 day of race. Fee includes t-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments. Change to win door prizes and cash awards. Sponsored by APSU National Alumni Association and University Recreation. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.
Football Letterman Chapter Breakfast
8-9:30 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, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.
Alumni Awards Brunch
10:30 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. 24. Call Alumni Relations, 931-221-7979 or 800-264-2586.
Art Department Alumni & Friends Tailgate
Noon–4 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot). Stop by to mingle with other art alumni, faculty and staff. This is a free event. For more information, contact Kell Black, 931-221-7358 or email@example.com.
Greek Alumni Parade “Watch Party”
1 p.m., Clement Building lawn (off of College Street – Greek Tent). Join current APSU Greeks and reconnect with your fraternity brothers and sorority sisters during the Homecoming Parade. Free event. For more information, contact Victor Felts, Greek Alumni Chapter president, 931-221-7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:30 p.m., (Eighth Street, down College Street and back to campus)
Free and open to the public. APSU gathers together to celebrate Homecoming 2012. Tailgate Alley opens at 2 p.m. Call Athletics to reserve a spot, 931-221-7904. Call Student Life and Engagement, 931-221-7431, for parade details and information.
Alumni Hospitality Tent
(Alumni chapters that will be present at the Alumni Tent are listed below.)
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. To set up a table at the Alumni Tent, call Alumni Relations, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.
Governors’ Own Alumni Band Chapter: Vanessa Cobb (’10), president
Hispanic Alumni Chapter: Rosa Ponce (’03), president
Nursing Alumni Chapter: Linda Darnell (’88), president
African-American Alumni Chapter: Makeba Webb (’00), president
Montgomery County Alumni Chapter: Adrienne Beech (’04), president
Lady Govs Softball Alumni Chapter: Detra Farley (’10), president
Lady Govs Soccer Alumni Chapter: Sarah Broadbent (’06), president
APSU Pom Squad Alumni Chapter: Nicole Aquino Williamson (’04), president
APSU vs. SEMO
4 p.m., Governors Stadium
Open to the public. Presentation of 2012 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., Memorial Health Gym (Red Barn)
$10 APSU students with I.D., $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Call Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, 931-221-6570 or www.apsugreeks.com for more information.
For more information, call the APSU Office of Alumni Relations, 931-221-7979 or go online to http://www.apsu.edu/homecoming.