Activities to Fill ASU Homecoming Week
October 13, 2010
The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Where in the World is Roscoe?” Student organizations will each choose a country from around the world as their theme and will use that theme when participating in Homecoming events.
Most of the events will take place Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, highlighted by the ASU Alumni Association’s Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner on Friday. After 5:30 p.m. cocktails in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, the Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni, honorary alumni, and current and retired faculty.
Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center, followed at 6:45 p.m. by the awards presentations. Master of Ceremonies will be 1999 ASU graduate Karl Rundgren, news director for Midland-Odessa’s KMID television station. Tickets for the dinner are $30, and more information is available by calling the Alumni Association at 942-2122 or by going online to www.angelostatealumni.com.
Distinguished Alumni being honored will include 17th District Court Judge Melody Wilkinson, Class of 1985; Dr. Tamara Olive, Class of 1978, a psychologist and professor at Sul Ross State University; and Dan Herrington, Class of 1979, an assistant vice president for IT operations for United Services Automobile Association (USAA). Fred Key, president and CEO of Foster Communications in San Angelo, will be recognized as an Honorary Alumnus.
Other honorees will include Ramiro Guzman, Class of 1995, field logistics director for TempTRIP, as Carr Scholar Alumnus; and Air Force Lt. Col. Scott G. Book, Class of 1988, as Distinguished ROTC Alumnus. Golden Exes of the Year are Dr. Johnny Bailey, retired ASU mathematics professor and department head; and farm and ranch operator Donald Boyd Cox, a 1961 graduate of San Angelo College. The Outstanding Retired Faculty is Paul K. “Buddy” Horne, who served as dean of students and, before that, as a physical education instructor and coach.
Also on Friday, students, faculty and alumni will gather at the LeGrand Sports Complex for a pep rally at 7:30 p.m., followed by the annual ASU Bonfire. A torch parade led by the ASU ROTC detachment will travel from the pep rally site to the bonfire in the open area near Knickerbocker Road. At 8 p.m., the Alumni Association will host a Reunion Roundup for former and current students at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Avenue, with a view of the bonfire.
During the pep rally, a run-through sign contest and a Step Show contest will be held.
On Saturday, Oct. 23, the annual ASU Homecoming Parade will wind through downtown San Angelo beginning at 11 a.m. at 4th Street and North Chadbourne. After the parade, the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center will host a tailgate party at noon, and Ram Jam will start at 3 p.m. Activities are planned for both outside the LeGrand Center and in the Alumni Members Room.
The Rams football game against Incarnate Word will begin at 6 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium with the first 100 students receiving free “Blue Out” T-shirts. At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be presented and the queen and king will be named.
Homecoming Week activities begin Sunday, Oct. 17, with a brisket cook-off and washer pitching tournament beginning at 8 a.m. outside the LeGrand Center. The Student Senate will hold preliminary Homecoming king and queen elections with nominees to be presented on Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, a Bongo Ball contest sponsored by the University Center Program Council, will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Center for Human Performance, 2050 S. Johnson St. Bongo Ball participants will try to eliminate opponents with Nerf Balls fired from air guns while advancing on their opponents’ position to capture their flag for the win. Open play will follow the contest.
An ice cream social sponsored by Student Organizations is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center with the first 100 people receiving free T-shirts. A Think Fast! game show-style contest will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.
Step Show preliminaries are planned for Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. on the Super Slab beside the ASU Food Service Center. Also Thursday, Residential Programs will sponsor a free bowling night from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Stadium Lanes.
For more information on the Alumni Association’s Homecoming activities and/or to purchase tickets to the Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner, call (325) 942-2122.
For a schedule of Homecoming Week events, contact the ASU Center for Student Involvement at (325) 942-2062 or go online to www.angelo.edu/services/csi/homecoming.html.