Release Date: Sept. 28, 2009
ASU Homecoming Week Filled with Activities
Angelo State University will celebrate Homecoming 2009, themed “Super Heroes Take Over ASU,” with a week of activities beginning Sunday, Oct. 4, and continuing through the ASU-Abilene Christian University football game, Saturday, Oct. 10.
Most of the activities will be clustered Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10.
Friday evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. with the Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. The ASU Alumni Association will recognize 13 distinguished alumni, honorary alumni and outstanding faculty. Tickets for the dinner in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center are $30 each and are available from the Alumni Association. Complimentary valet parking and a cash bar will be provided.
Mickey Long, a member of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, and his wife, Renee, will be honored as 2009 Distinguished Alumni along with former ASU and NFL football player Clayton Weishuhn. San Angelo native and long-time ASU supporter Dale Chase will be named an Honorary Alumnus. Jeff Sefcik, Class of 1984 and 1992, and Col. Sarah Garcia, Class of 1984, will be recognized as the Distinguished Carr Alumnus and Distinguished ROTC Alumnus, respectively. LeRoy Olsak, who attended San Angelo College in the 1940s, will be honored as the Golden Ex of the Year.
The Alumni Association will also recognize Dr. Alan Bloebaum as Outstanding Retired Faculty and the 2009 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award winners in each college, including Dr. Norman Sunderman, Business; Dr. Kathleen Price, Education; Dr. Ed Olson, Liberal and Fine Arts; Harriet Lewis, Nursing and Allied Health; and Dr. Bonnie Amos, Sciences.
The Homecoming Pep Rally, a run-through sign contest and the Step Contest finals in the LeGrand Sports Complex will follow the dinner at 8 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., a torch parade led by the ROTC will wind its way from the Pep Rally to the annual Homecoming Bonfire, which begins at 9:30 p.m. at Knickerbocker Road and University Avenue, behind Foster Field.
The festivities move downtown Saturday morning for the Homecoming Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of 4th Street and North Chadbourne Street. At 4 p.m., ASU fans can gather at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Drive, for the Ram Jam tailgate party, sponsored by the Alumni Association in partnership with area businesses. The pre-game event features live entertainment, prizes, contests and food. Ram Jam is open free to the public.
The Homecoming football game will begin at 6 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium. The presentation of the Homecoming Court and the announcement of the queen and king will take place at halftime. The University Center Program Council will give 100 T-shirts to the first 100 fans at the game to promote the “Blue Out,” with fans wearing blue.
Homecoming activities begin Sunday, Oct. 4, with several events. A week-long scavenger hunt kicks off Sunday and will run through Saturday, Oct. 10. Delta Sigma Pi will host a brisket cook-off from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and the Block and Bridle Club will sponsor a washer-pitching tournament at noon, both in the ASU Pavilion.
The University Center Program Council will host a dodge ball tournament Monday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Center for Human Performance (CHP) gym and the Homecoming Nominee Presentation and Reception is planned for 7 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Final elections for Homecoming queen and king will be conducted Tuesday by the Student Senate.
The Office of Student Organizations will host an ice cream social outside the C.J. Davidson Conference Center on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Think Fast Game Show at 7 p.m. inside the Davidson Center. The Think Fast Game Show incorporates trivia, mainstream music and music videos using a wireless key pad for a team winner-takes-all $200 prize.
The Residential Programs Office will host free bowling for students at Stadium Lanes bowling alley, 2105 Knickerbocker Road, from 10 p.m.-midnight on Thursday, Oct. 8.
For more alumni-related information and to purchase tickets to the Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner, call the ASU Alumni Association at (325) 942-2122.
For a complete schedule of Homecoming Week events, contact the ASU Center for Student Involvement at (325) 942-2062 or go online to www.angelo.edu/news/homecoming_sched_09.html.