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Survivor-UMM Homecoming 2008

Posted by Judy Riley on Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008

Event Date/Time: Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2008
End Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008
Location: UMM campus

Join University of Minnesota, Morris alumni, students, staff, faculty and area residents during “Survivor—UMM Homecoming 2008” September 30 through October 5.

The week’s events will kick off with a Johnny Holm Concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the UMM P.E. Center gym. Tickets, at $8 for general admission and $5 for students, will be available at the door or at the Information Desk in the UMM Student Center.

New events on Saturday will include a public biomass facility dedication and “green” energy tours, the Class of 2008 Senior Legacy Gift disc golf tournament at Pomme de Terre Park and a Young Alumni concert and alumni gathering with KUMM, the campus radio station.

The parade route, which has been altered this year due to street construction, will wind through the campus mall (going the wrong way) to Fourth Street, taking a right onto Columbia Avenue, a left onto Seventh Street, left onto California, left onto Second Street and conclude at Big Cat stadium about noon. Mike Miller, coordinator, Multi-Ethnic Student Program, has been selected as the parade's Grand Marshal.

A complete schedule of events for Homecoming week is listed below. The public is invited to join in the festivities:

Tuesday, September 30
Johnny Holm Concert, 8-11 p.m., P.E. Center

Wednesday, October 1
Powderpuff football, 8 p.m., Big Cat Stadium
Residence halls tug-o-war, after powderpuff game, Big Cat Stadium
Bonfire, following tug-o-war, adjacent to Big Cat Stadium

Thursday, October 2
Residence hall decorating, all day
Volleyball match, Cougar versus St. Scholastica, 7 p.m., P.E. Center
Pepfest, following volleyball match, Edson Auditorium

Friday, October 3
"Green" energy tours, 10:30 a.m., biomass facility
Distinguished Alum Michael Rodriguez ’89 and Psychology Club lunch, noon, Prairie Lounge
Biomass facility dedication, 2 p.m., biomass facility
"Green" energy tours, following dedication, biomass facility
Distinguished Alum Michael Rodriguez ’89 reception, 3 p.m., Multi-Ethnic Resource Center Lounge
Residence hall decorating judging, 4 p.m.
UMMAA reception, 5:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Student Center
Volleyball match, Cougars versus Trinity Bible College, 6 p.m., P.E. Center
Alumni Awards and Cougar Hall of Fame Dinner, 6 p.m., Oyate Hall, Student Center
Volleyball match, Cougars versus Northland College, 8 p.m., P.E. Center
Student Art Club Exhibit reception, 8 p.m., Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, downtown Morris
Black Student Union dance, 10 p.m., Oyate Hall, Student Center

Saturday, October 4
Cougar Quad Run registration, 8 a.m., Regional Fitness Center
UMMAA annual meeting, 9 a.m., Prairie Lounge, Student Center
Historic photo identification project, 9 a.m., Alumni Room, Oyate Hall, Student Center
Alumni band rehearsal with UMM Symphonic Winds, 9-11 a.m., HFA Recital Hall
Biomass facility open house and “green” energy tours, 10 a.m., biomass facility
Parade lineup, 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Drive
Homecoming parade, 11:30 a.m., route begins on campus mall
Tailgate party, 11:45 a.m., west of Big Cat Stadium
UMM Bookstore open, noon until 3 p.m., Science lower level
Football game, 1 p.m., Cougars versus Martin Luther College, Big Cat Stadium
UMM Alumni Association reception, 4 p.m., LaFave House
Senior Gift disc golf tournament, 5:30 p.m., Pomme de Terre Park, weather permitting
Studio Art Alumni Exhibition opening reception, 7-9 p.m., HFA Gallery
Concert choir alumni get-together, 7-9 p.m., Lamberty home at 404 East Second Street, Morris
KUMM concert and Young Alumni Gathering, 9 p.m., Old No. 1, downtown Morris

Sunday, October 5
Alumni choir rehearsal, 10:30-11:30 a.m., HFA Recital Hall
Softball alumni game, noon, softball fields
Homecoming Concert, 2 p.m., HFA Recital Hall, reception follows

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at (320) 589-6066 for more information about Survivor—UMM Homecoming 2008. We assure that you won’t be “voted off the island” and will enjoy a rousing good time!

Photo by Christine Mahoney, University Relations: Pounce and friends