Kathy Dean, registration and records, accepts a donation for hurricane relief during Campus Fest. The BGSU community will have additional opportunities to aid Katrina victims throughout Homecoming week.

Homecoming to Help Hurricane Victims

As alumni and other members of the BGSU community celebrate Homecoming this week, they can also aid Gulf Coast residents who have no homes to return to in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The Homecoming Student Steering Committee has planned several events to raise money for hurricane relief, beginning at the Homecoming Kick-Off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Sept. 26) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Oval.

The American Red Cross will accept donations at a table in the Oval, and receive the proceeds from a dunk tank featuring select students and administrators. The charge at the dunk tank will be $1 for two throws.

Also at today’s kick-off, tickets will be sold for a Homecoming Hurricane Relief Raffle of gift certificates from Bowling Green merchants and a football autographed by Falcon football players and coaches. Tickets will also be available all week at Homecoming merchandise tables in the Union lobby, with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross.

Students can help the Red Cross again Tuesday (Sept. 27) by taking aim at a favorite faculty or staff member and/or a student leader at “Falcons In Yo’ Face,” a pie-throwing contest from noon-2 p.m. in the Union Oval. Cost per toss is $1.

On Wednesday (Sept. 28), the Union’s Lenhart Grand Ballroom will host “Homecoming Cares,” a pizza dinner for hurricane relief from 5-9 p.m. Tickets for all-you-can-eat pizza and pop are $6 and will be available at the door.

Following the dinner, at 9:15 p.m., students will compete in the second annual “Shake Yo’ Tail Feathers” lip sync contest in the ballroom. Admission will be a $1 donation for hurricane relief.

Homecoming events to aid Katrina victims will conclude Sunday (Oct. 2) with “Songs for Hope,” a 3 p.m. benefit concert by BGSU students and staff in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 (students) and $10 (staff and community members).

Other Homecoming events include “Cow Chip Bingo” for students, from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the mud pit area at Perry Field House; the “Bird Bash Obstacle Challenge,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the University Hall lawn; a pep rally and crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 30) in Anderson Arena, and on Saturday (Oct. 1), reunions of former campus tour guides, education abroad students, band members and BG News staff members. The Homecoming football game against Temple will kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday at Perry Stadium.

For a complete listing of events and additional information, check the Web at or call the Office of Campus Involvement at 2-2343.

September 26, 2005