BGSU celebrates Homecoming 2010

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Homecoming week at Bowling Green State University is full of traditions, spirit and many activities. While various events have taken place on campus during the week, Friday and Saturday’s (Oct 1 and 2) activities will involve alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends as they gather for the parade, pep rally, football game and tailgating.

This year’s theme, based on the University’s Centennial celebration, is  “Then. Now. Always.” 

Homecoming kicks into high gear on Friday with the parade, which steps off at 5 p.m. from the corner of Alumni Drive and Mercer Road. The parade will take Mercer to Wooster Street before going west to South College Drive.

Following the parade, the spirit assembly will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The 2010 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the pep rally.

Friday night features the Alumni Association’s Centennial Homecoming Celebration. The event will be held in the William T. Jerome Library from 7-11 p.m.

Saturday starts with the Freddie and Frieda 5K Fun Run and Walk. Registration is from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center, followed by the race at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 for people ages 18 and over, $10 for ages 7-17, and free for BGSU students and children under 6 years of age. For more information, call 419-372-2424.

The Alumni and Development office will host a special program, “Celebrating the Past and the Future of BGSU,” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Mileti Alumni Center. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., the Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Big Barbecue on the lawn at the alumni center.

This year’s Homecoming football game features the Falcons vs. the Buffalo Bulls in their Mid-American Conference opener. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. at Doyt Perry Stadium. Free clappers will be given to the first 10,000 fans.

The National Panhellenic Council and the University Activities Organization (UAO) will sponsor a step show, “Welcome Back to the’90s in Living Color.” The show, from 7-11 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union ballroom, will feature rhythmic steps from area NPHC fraternity and sorority organizations.

On Sunday, UAO will host its Homecoming Concert featuring Kid Cudi on at 8 p.m. in Anderson Arena. Tickets for the concert sold out in one day.

A complete list of activities can be found at http://homecoming.bgsu.edu.

(Posted September 30, 2010 )