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ACU to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 12-15

Abilene Christian University students, faculty and alumni will celebrate the university's 101st year with the Homecoming theme "ACU 101" on Oct. 12-15.

Class reunions will be held for class years ending in one and six and for the Golden Anniversary Club, which includes all classes prior to 1956. A new "zero reunion" will be held for alumni from the class of 2006.

Homecoming Highlights for the week include:

THURSDAY

  • Gutenberg Dinner - honoring three journalism and mass communication alumni, 6:30 p.m. in the Teague Special Events Center. For reservation information, call 325-674-2296.
  • Blackout Pep Rally - 9:30-10:30 p.m.  A pep rally hosted by the Homecoming Steering Committee on Thursday, and featuring a "pep talk" from head football coach Chris Thomsen.

FRIDAY

  • Homecoming Carnival - 5-8 p.m. in the mall area of the campus.
  • JamFest - featuring Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys, O Scarlet and other student bands, 5 p.m. behind Zona Luce.
  • ACU Sports Hall of Fame Celebration - honoring four new inductees, 7 p.m. in the Teague Special Events Center. For reservation information, call 325-674-2353.
SATURDAY
  • Homecoming Parade - 9:30 a.m beginning near the intersection of EN 16th Street and Judge Ely Boulevard, and continuing down Campus Court toward Ambler.
  • Homecoming Chapel - 10:45 a.m. in Moody Coliseum, including presentation of the Coming Home Court and the Homecoming Queen nominees.
  • Pre-game Party - Noon in the mall area of campus. For reservations, visit www.acu.edu/homecoming or call 325-674-2622.
  • Wildcat Football Game – 2 p.m. at Shotwell Stadium against Angelo State University. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • Homecoming Musical - Singin' in the Rain, Fri. 8 p.m.,  Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center, 1100 North 6th St. For tickets, call 325-674-2787 or go online to www.acu.edu/theatre.
 For more information, reservations and a complete schedule of Homecoming events, visit www.acu.edu/homecoming.