Class of 1962, former student leaders plan reunions for Homecoming week

September 28, 2012

“We’re All In” and you can be, too, as a full week of activities are planned for Emporia State’s 2012 Homecoming.

Events planned by the Emporia State Alumni Association include the Sam E. and Jeannene Hayes Lecture, dedication of the Blue Key/Darling Room in the renovated Memorial Union, and reunions for the Class of 1962, Associated Student Government and Union Activities Council.

Also on tap are the rededication of the Memorial Union, the annual parade, the football game against Lindenwood University and “Guys & Dolls” as the 40th annual Homecoming Scholarship Musical.

The Homecoming student committee has planned a week of spirit activities, plus the SPURS honor society coordinates the nomination, voting and crowning of Homecoming royalty.

Here is the full list of events. Those marked with asterisks require advance reservations, which can be obtained by calling the alumni office at (620) 341-5440 or registering online at www.emporia.edu/homecoming by Monday, Oct. 8.

Monday, Oct. 8

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Spirit Week: ’50s musicians, Main Street in Memorial Union.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Royalty meet and greet, Main Street in Memorial Union.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Spirit Week: ’50s athletes & criminals, Main Street in Memorial Union.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Spirit Week: ’50s cultural icons, Main Street in Memorial Union.
  • 8 p.m. — Drive-in movie: “Grease,” Student Recreation Center parking lot.

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Spirit Week: ’50s actors & actresses, Main Street in Memorial Union.
  • 7 p.m. — Sam E. and Jeannene Hayes Lecture featuring U.S. Army Col. Cameron Leiker on the traits of effective leaders, Webb Hall, Memorial Union.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Guys & Dolls” Homecoming musical, Albert Taylor Hall, for tickets call (620) 341-6378 or
    1-877-341-6378.
  • 8 p.m. — Hide and Seek sponsored by Black Student Union, Union Square.

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Phi Delta Theta Pole Sit to benefit SOS, 12th Avenue and Commercial St.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Spirit Week: ESU spirit, Main Street in Memorial Union.
  • 2 p.m. — Walking tour of campus and Memorial Union, departs from Sauder Alumni Center, 1500 Highland St.
  • 4 p.m. — Soccer: Emporia State vs. Lindenwood, soccer pitch.
  • 4:30 p.m. — Blue Key/Darling Room dedication, Memorial Union.
  • 5:30 p.m. — *Alumni Awards Dinner recognizing the 2012 Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Recent Graduates, Webb Hall in Memorial Union, dinner served at 6 p.m., $25.
  • 5:30 p.m. — *Class of 1962 reception and dinner, KSTC Ballroom in Memorial Union, dinner served at 6:30 p.m., $25.
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. — *ASG reception for current ASG members and alumni, Preston Room in Memorial Union.
  • 6 p.m. — Oktoberfest, Granada Theatre, downtown Emporia.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Tricycle races sponsored by ESU Ambassadors, Wilson Park.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Guys & Dolls” Homecoming musical, Albert Taylor Hall, for tickets call (620) 341-6378 or
    1-877-341-6378.
  • 8 p.m. — Bonfire, Wilson Park.

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • 8 a.m. — *Athletic Hall of Honor recognizing distinguished careers of student-athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters of ESU Athletics, Webb Hall in Memorial Union, $12.
  • 9-11 a.m. — Kaffee Klatch, Main Street in Memorial Union (outside MU Bookstore).
  • 9:30 a.m. — Memorial Union rededication, east concourse area.
  • 10 a.m. – noon — Phi Sigma Kappa annual meeting, Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor in Memorial Union.
  • 11:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, Commercial Street from Fourth Avenue north to campus.
  • 11:30 a.m. — Sigma Tau Gamma 90th luncheon, Sigma Tau Gamma house.
  • Noon-1:45 p.m. — *Watering Hole pregame tailgate, Milton Tennis Courts north of Visser Hall, $15.
  • Noon-1:45 p.m. — Alpha Sigma Alpha alumni tailgate, Student Recreation Center parking lot, RSVP to Marisa Jarboe, mjarboe2@g.emporia.edu.
  • Noon-1:45 p.m. — E-Zone Black Hole/White Wash tailgating, Pedestrian Mall.
  • 2 p.m. — Football game: Emporia State vs. Lindenwood; tickets range from $6 to $12, can be ordered ahead from the ticket office, (620) 341-6378 or 1-877-341-6378 or purchased at the stadium.
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. — *Alumni and friends post-game party, Sauder Alumni Center, $10.
  • 6:30 p.m. — *John Baxter’s retirement roast and scholarship benefit, KSTC Ballroom in Memorial Union, dinner served at 7 p.m., $20.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Guys & Dolls” Homecoming musical, Albert Taylor Hall, for tickets call (620) 341-6378 or
    1-877-341-6378.
  • 8-11 p.m. — *Dance of the Decades, Webb Hall in Memorial Union, $15.

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. — Alpha Sigma Alpha chili feed, ASA house.
  • Noon — Soccer: Emporia State vs. Truman State, Soccer Pitch.
  • 2 p.m. — “Guys & Dolls” Homecoming musical, Albert Taylor Hall, for tickets call (620) 341-6378 or 1-877-341-6378.

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