Homecoming 2009

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2009 Homecoming Event Winners

2009 Homecoming Packets

Thursday, October 15
11:15 a.m. College of Health and Human Sciences Alumni Panel. Social Work Alumni Panel. Ramsey Center Hospitality Room.

2 p.m.Campaign Celebration. Coulter Building.

3-5 p.m.Campaign Celebration and Matt Stillwell Concert. University Center Lawn.

3-7 p.m.Float Building Party. University Center Lawn.

Friday, October 16
9–10:30 a.m. College of Health and Human Sciences Alumni Lecture Series. Kathleen Pierce ’01, assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders, presents “Assessment Issues for Children with Autism” in the Killian Building (Room 104). Free of charge, but registration required as seating is limited To register, contact Dr. Bill Ogletree at 828-227-3379 or ogletree@wcu.edu. Reception to follow.

9-11:30 a.m.School of Art and Design Open House. Fine and Performing Arts Center art wing.

NoonAlumni Scholarship Golf Tournament, a Homecoming tradition, tees off at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. Shotgun start. Cost: $80 per person, includes fees and cart. Four-person “captains choice” format. Refreshments available during play. Social following the tournament. RSVP is required by Friday, Oct. 9. Call the Office of Alumni Affairs at (877) 440-9990 or (828) 227-7335, or e-mail magill@wcu.edu.

2 p.m.The Last Lecture. Winford Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, presents “Listen Carefully in Case Life Happens” in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.

3 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards and Reception. Hoey Auditorium. Reception following in Stillwell Building lobby.

7 p.m.Soccer. The defending SoCon champion Catamounts take on the College of Charleston Cougars at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

6:15 p.m.Homecoming 2009 Main Street Parade in Sylva. Cheer as community and student floats, Western Carolina cheerleaders, football team, Homecoming Court and Catamount Marching Band parade through downtown Sylva. Prizes awarded for best floats; winners announced during Saturday’s football game.

8 p.m. Spirit Night. Immediately following the soccer match join students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a pep rally, music and food at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

Saturday, October 17
10 a.m.-noon WCU Alumni Brunch. Annual brunch open to all WCU alumni, with special recognition for the classes of 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979 and 1974. A.K. Hinds University Center Multipurpose Room. $10 per person. RSVP by Friday, Oct 9. Call the Office of Alumni Affairs at (877) 440-9990 or (828) 227-7335, or e-mail magill@wcu.edu.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.College of Business Homecoming Welcome. Forsyth Building.

Noon-2 p.m. College of Health and Human Services Open House. Moore Hall.

1-3 p.m. College of Education and Allied Professions Open House. Killian Building. Room 104.

1-3 p.m. Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology Open House. Bring friends and family members to meet our faculty and staff, interact with current students, take tours of our state-of-the-art facilities, and attend interesting demonstrations. Our Formula SAE Student Racing Team will also have a refreshment stand and display – so come by and learn more about this exciting new team competition sport. Belk and CAT Buildings.

1-3 p.m. College of Fine and Performing Arts Reception. The Star Lobby of Fine and Performing Arts Center.

1-3 p.m. WCU Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Alumni Cookout. Judaculla House at The Village. RSVP by Oct. 9. (877) 440-9990, (828) 227-7335, or e-mail magill@wcu.edu.

1-3:30 p.m.Tailgating. Prior to kickoff of the WCU vs. The Citadel football game. Tailgating info.

4 p.m. Football. The Catamounts do battle against The Citadel Bulldogs in the cozy confines of Whitmire Stadium and Bob Waters Field. For tickets, contact the WCU Ticket Office at (800) 344-6928.

7:30-8:30 p.m. WCU African-American Alumni Postgame Reception. Ramsey Center Hospitality Room. RSVP by Oct. 9. (877) 440-9990, (828) 227-7335 or e-mail magill@wcu.edu.

8:30 p.m.Stompfest 2009, a step show competition featuring African-American fraternities and sororities in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (828) 227-2276.

11 p.m.-2 a.m. Stompfest Afterparty. A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom. Admission to the party is $4 with a Stompfest ticket stub and $5 without. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (828) 227-2276.

Sunday, October 18
2 p.m.Soccer. The defending SoCon champion Catamounts take on The Citadel at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

3 p.m.Inspirational Choir Concert. This crowd-pleasing event will bring Homecoming Weekend to a close with a performance in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (828) 227-2276.