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Release Date: September 28, 2007

ASU Homecoming 2007 'Roscoe Goes to the Movies'

Angelo State University will celebrate Homecoming 2007 around the theme “Roscoe Goes to the Movies” and welcome back alumni to their alma mater with a full week of events for students and community members Oct. 7-13.

Activities for the week will include contests for students, a pep rally, the annual bonfire and parade, and the Homecoming football game between the ASU Rams and Abilene Christian University at San Angelo Stadium.

One of the highlights will be the Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center. Distinguished alumni and current and retired faculty members will be honored. Individual tickets are $25 and premium tables for eight can be sponsored/reserved for $300.

Alumni honorees will include Distinguished Alumni Mark Homer and Helen Soto Knaggs, Honorary Alumni Al and Licha Herrington, Distinguished Carr Scholar Alumnus Dr. Suzy Harrington and Distinguished ROTC Alumnus Air Force Col. David Sammons. Mary McFall will be named Golden Ex of the Year.

Faculty honorees will include Dr. H. Ray Dawson as Outstanding Retired Faculty. Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards will be presented to Dr. Terry Dalrymple, College of Liberal and Fine Arts; Dr. Karen Torres, College of Business; Dr. K. Fritz Leifeste, College of Education; and Dr. David Loyd, Jr., College of Sciences.

The pep rally will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the ASU Multipurpose Sports Complex, featuring a run-through sign contest and a step contest. At 9:15 p.m., a torchlight parade will lead celebrants from the pep rally to the bonfire site near the ASU Intramural Fields on Knickerbocker Road and University Ave. The bonfire will start at 9:30 p.m.

Events will continue Saturday, Oct. 13, with the Homecoming Parade starting at 11 a.m. in the Foster Field parking lot. After forming there, the parade will move west through the Junell Center parking lot, then go west down Victory Lane to Johnson Street. There, the parade will turn south and advance to University Avenue, head east on University and conclude in the parking lot adjacent to the LeGrand Center.

At 4 p.m., the Alumni Association will host Ram Jam at the LeGrand Center’s Chase Courtyard and Vincent Pavilion. Ram Jam is a pre-game festival, featuring food, entertainment, activities and prizes. The Rams football team will take the field against ACU at 6 p.m. and the Ram Jam Trolley will provide free transportation between the LeGrand Center and San Angelo Stadium from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

At halftime of the football game, the 2007 Homecoming Court will be recognized prior to the announcement of the 2007 Homecoming King and Queen.

Other events during the week will include a washer tournament at 11 a.m. and a brisket cook-off at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the ASU Pavilion; a presentation of the Homecoming Court nominees at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center; a sand volleyball tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the ASU sand volleyball court; and the Distinguished Homecoming Scholar Contest at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the University Center Theater.

Between the third and fourth quarters of the football game, the Spirit Stick will be presented to the ASU student group that garners the most points during Homecoming week activities.

The ASU Office of Admissions will also be conducting campus tours starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

For more information on the Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner and Ram Jam, contact the ASU Alumni Association at (325) 942-2122.

For more information on the campus tours, contact the ASU Office of Admissions at (325) 942-2185.

For more information on the other events, contact the ASU Center for Student Involvement at (325) 942-2062.