Eastern Kentucky University graduates, their families and other friends of the University are invited to the Richmond campus Oct. 29-31 to celebrate Homecoming 2010, “Lights, Camera, Eastern!”

Thousands are expected for a weekend full of floats, football, family fun and fellowship.

“In addition to Homecoming 2010, Eastern is also celebrating family weekend,” said Jackie Collier, alumni relations director. “It is a great time for students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends to come together to celebrate all that is Eastern.”

Activities on Friday, Oct. 29, include reunions for Beta Theta Pi, African American Alumni and the Association of Fire Science Technicians; open houses by the Alumni Office and Wellness Center; and a special dinner for members of the Circle of Opportunity Giving Society.

Saturday activities include the 33rd annual Homecoming Run and the Homecoming Parade at 11 a.m. along the traditional Lancaster Avenue-Main Street route. Early bird registration ($15) ends Wednesday, Oct. 20. Registration will be available on race day in the Weaver Building from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. for $20. For additional race entry information, call 622-1244 or visit development.eku.edu/events/homecoming-2010.

The largest tailgate party on campus, the Colonel Country Tailgate, follows from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni Coliseum Parking Lot. The event will feature booths sponsored by campus clubs, organizations and departments; entertainment; and a variety of foods from on- and off-campus vendors and restaurants.

In addition, numerous campus departments and organizations have scheduled reunion events Saturday, including the Departments of Technology and Family and Consumer Sciences, Beta Theta Pi, African American Alumni and the Association of Fire Science Technicians.

At 3 p.m., the Colonels will take on Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State University at Roy Kidd Stadium. The coronation of a Homecoming king and queen will be conducted at halftime. Game tickets may be reserved by calling the EKU athletic ticket office at 622-2122 or, toll-free in Kentucky, 1-800-262-7493, ext. 2122, or by visiting ekusports.com.

The weekend will conclude Sunday, Oct. 31, with the African American Alumni Memorial Service at 11 a.m. in the Meditation Chapel and Wellness Center tours from 1 to 10 p.m.

For more information about any of the Homecoming activities, call the Alumni Relations Office at 622-1260 or, toll-free in Kentucky, 1-800-262-7493, ext. 1260, or visit www.eku.edu/alumni.


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