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ASU Homecoming Week Filled with Activities

October 09, 2012

Angelo State University’s 2012 Homecoming Week will include a variety of student and alumni events beginning Sunday, Oct. 14, and culminating Saturday, Oct. 20, with the Homecoming football game between the ASU Rams and Texas A&M-Commerce.

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Roscoe Loves the ’90s.”  During Homecoming Week, students will be invited to participate in ‘90s-themed activities and wear ’90s-era clothing and accessories.

The majority of Homecoming events will take place Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, highlighted by the ASU Alumni Association’s annual Homecoming Dinner on Friday in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave.  Activities will begin with a social gathering at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and a silent auction at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are available from the Alumni Association for $60 each.  Complimentary valet parking and a cash bar will be provided.

Merl Brandon, Class of 1992 and principal at San Angelo’s Lincoln Middle School, will be honored as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus.  Hazel Dooley, longtime ASU supporter and Alumni Association volunteer, will be named an Honorary Alumna.  Stephanie Stoebe, Class of 2000, and Lt. Col. Stephen Magnan, Class of 1992, will be recognized as the Distinguished Carr Alumna and Distinguished ROTC Alumnus, respectively.  Dr. Ewell E. “Pat” Murphy, who attended San Angelo Junior College from 1943-45, will be honored as the Golden Ex of the Year.

Also recognized will be Dr. John Duke as Outstanding Retired Faculty, Dr. Sangeeta Singg for Distinguished Faculty Achievement and Wendy Storms for Distinguished Staff Achievement.

Also on Friday, students, faculty and alumni will gather at the LeGrand Sports Complex, 2302 Varsity Drive, for a pep rally at 7 p.m. followed by the annual Homecoming bonfire.  A torch parade led by ASU’s ROTC detachment will begin at 8:45 p.m. and will travel from the pep rally site to the bonfire in the open area near Knickerbocker Road.  During the pep rally, a run-through sign contest and step contest finals will also be held. 

The annual ASU Homecoming Parade will wind through downtown San Angelo beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Harris Avenue and Oakes Street.  It will be followed by the ASU Alumni Association’s Ram Jam at 1:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center.

The Rams’ football game against Texas A&M-Commerce will begin at 4 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium.  At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be presented, the queen and king will be named and the Spirit Stick will be presented to the student organization judged most spirited.

Homecoming Week activities will actually begin on Sunday, Oct. 14, with a brisket cook-off from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and washer pitching tournament at noon in the ASU Pavilion. The event is sponsored by ASU’s Delta Sigma Pi chapter, and all proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Homecoming Committee will present the Homecoming king and queen nominees during a reception at 7 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the University Center Program Council (UCPC) will host a kickball tournament at 6 p.m. at the ASU intramural fields off South Jackson Street.  On Wednesday, Oct. 17, elections will be held on campus for Homecoming king and queen, and a spirit rally and step contest preliminaries will be held at the ASU Pavilion at 6 p.m.  Then on Thursday, Oct. 18, the UCPC will host a Think Fast! game show contest at 7 p.m. in the University Center.

Throughout the week, student groups will compete with each other while conducting a canned food drive to benefit the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank.  The conclusion of the contest will be marked at 5:30 p.m. Friday when the collected cans are built into a castle at the LeGrand Sports Complex before being taken to the food bank.

Homecoming Week student activities are being organized by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Homecoming Committee.

For more information on the Alumni Association’s Homecoming activities and/or to purchase tickets to the Homecoming Dinner, call 325-942-2122.  For a full schedule of Homecoming Week events, contact the CSI at 325-942-2062 or go online to www.angelo.edu/homecoming.

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Center for Student Involvement
325-942-2062