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ACU’s Centennial Homecoming to celebrate a century of tradition

October 3, 2005

Abilene Christian University alumni, students, faculty and staff are making plans to celebrate "A SpectACUlar Century" at ACU's Centennial Homecoming, scheduled Oct. 13-16.

This year's theme is a celebration of the past 100 years of ACU tradition. The ACU Alumni Relations Office and a student steering committee have been working together to plan this year's Centennial Homecoming events and activities.

This year's reunion classes are those ending in zero or five. In addition, a new all-school reunion is scheduled, to provide alumni from all class years an opportunity to find classmates and old friends. The all-school reunion is scheduled Friday, Oct. 14 in the center of campus at 7 p.m. There will be designated areas for each decade of graduates to reunite.

Other highlights of the weekend include:

  • Chapel and Opening Ceremonies – 11 a.m. Friday in Moody Coliseum.
  • Homecoming Golf Classic – noon Friday at Diamond Back Golf Course. To register, call 325-674-2622.
  • Homecoming Carnival – 5-8 p.m. Friday in the mall area of the campus.
  • JamFest – featuring alumni artists TJ McCloud ('03) and Zane Williams ('99) and student bands, 5 p.m. Friday behind Zona Luce.
  • Homecoming Musical – "Seussical," 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Abilene Civic Center. For tickets, call 325-674-ARTS.
  • Homecoming Parade – 9:30 a.m. Saturday starting near the intersection of EN 16th and Judge Ely Boulevard, and continuing down Campus Court toward Ambler.
  • Homecoming Chapel – 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Moody Coliseum.
  • Pre-game Party – immediately following Chapel in the mall area of campus. For reservations, call 325-674-2622.
  • Wildcat Football Game – 2 p.m. at Shotwell Stadium against West Texas A&M.

For more information, registration for events and a complete schedule, visit www.acu.edu/homecoming.

ACU, a national leader in Christian higher education with 4,700 students from around the world, was founded Sept. 11, 1906. The university is celebrating its Centennial year from Aug. 22, 2005 to Sept. 11, 2006 with the theme "Called to Faith and Excellence."

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