ACU to "paint the town purple" for Homecoming 2000

For Immediate Release
Oct. 9, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

Wendy Waller, Media Relations Specialist
(915) 674-2696

Abilene Christian University will be painting the town purple to celebrate Homecoming 2000 Oct. 13-15. The theme, "Paint the Town Purple," is designed to bring back fond memories of the spirit of ACU.

"We have a strong heritage in our purple and white colors," said Mark Meador, director of alumni relations. "When alumni see those colors, they immediately think of different aspects of ACU."

Events for Homecoming 2000 include:

  • Chapel and Opening Ceremonies ˆ 11 a.m. Friday in Moody Coliseum
  • Groundbreaking for Williams Performing Arts Center ˆ 11:45 a.m. on the corner of Judge Ely Blvd. and E.N. 16th
  • Homecoming Carnival ˆ 5-8 p.m. Friday in the central mall area of the campus.
  • Homecoming Musical, The Secret Garden, 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Abilene Civic Center
  • Homecoming Parade ˆ 9:30 a.m. Saturday along E.N. 16th and Campus Court
  • Homecoming Chapel ˆ 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Moody Coliseum
  • Wildcat Barbecue and Pep Rally ˆ 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the central mall area of campus
  • Wildcat Football Game ˆ 2 p.m. at Shotwell stadium against Angelo State


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