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Frostburg State Salutes U.S.A. with an "All-American Homecoming" Featuring Don McLean
08/31/2000

Frostburg State Salutes U.S.A. with an "All-American Homecoming" Featuring Don McLean
Singer-songwriter Don McLean
It will be "stars and stripes forever," as Frostburg State University celebrates an "All-American Homecoming" from Oct. 5th through 8th, 2000. Put on your red, white and blue and join FSU alumni as they celebrate "the land of opportunity" with events that are as American as apple pie (including a performance of Mr. "American Pie" -- singer-songwriter Don McLean.)

Festivities start on Thursday, Oct. 5, with Frostburg State University Foundation Accounting Scholarship Social upstairs at Uncle Tucker's Brew House in Cumberland from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and available through the FSU Accounting Department, 301-687- 4197.

The Delta Chi Lip Sync competition follows from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena. Watch as student organizations (and some surprise guests) lip sync to your favorite songs. Tickets are available at the door.

Homecoming continues on Friday, Oct. 6, with Bobcat Hall of Fame Golf Outing with a 10 a.m. tee time at Frostburg's Maplehurst Country Club and the FSU Accounting Department Championship Scramble Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. at Cumberland Country Club. Contact Jack Aylor, 301-687-4200, for the Hall of Fall Outing and Scott Mason, 301-777-7232, for the Accounting Department Tournament.

Career Day for FSU students and the Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony will be presented in the morning and afternoon on Friday, ending with the Bobcat Hall of Fame Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the campus Lane Center.

Friday Nite Café in the Lane Center Loft will feature singer-songwriter Roger Day from 7 to 9 p.m. Day brings the energy of rock to this free, solo acoustic performance. Free dessert and punch will be served.

At 8 p.m., University Theatre will present the classic musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," in the Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre. UT will also have repeat performances on Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. Call 301-687-4145 for ticket reservations.

The Campus Activities Board will sponsor an "All-Campus Pep Rally" in Bobcat Stadium at 9 p.m., followed by a Campus Mixer from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Chesapeake Dining Hall. Saturday, Oct. 7, will start with the annual Jim Anderson Memorial Award Ceremony and Breakfast at 9 a.m. Contact Bob Wells at 301-689-2861 for tickets and information.

The Stephanie Ann Roper Art Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday featuring the "The Will's Creek Survey" art exhibit.

The Campus Carnival will take place in the Lane Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to alumni registration, enjoy the magic tricks, balloon sculpting, caricature artists, face painting and an encore performance of Roger Day, featuring his children's show.

Frostburg will be abuzz with activity at 10:30 a.m. when the "All-American Homecoming" Parade makes its way down Main Street, followed by the football game at 1 p.m. when FSU faces off with Wesley College in Bobcat Stadium. Half-time activities will include a performance by the FSU Alumni Band and the crowning of this year's Homecoming king and queen.

Also at 1 p.m. FSU will challenge Western Maryland College in men's soccer on the Soccer Field.

An array of class and organization reunions will be held throughout the day and evening. Call the FSU Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4068 for more information on the scheduled gatherings.

The energy of the Annual National Panhellenic Council Regional Step Show will start the evening's activities. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a 6:30 show time in the Lane Center Multi-Use Room. Tickets will be sold in the Lane Center on the day of the show only.

An unforgettable performance of American pop music icon Don McLean will take place at 9 p.m. in the Cordts PE Center Bobcat Arena. After a 30-year career, McLean is still going strong. Best-known for his 1971 anthem "American Pie," McLean has written over 200 songs and recorded almost 30 albums. Tickets for this special performance can be purchased by calling the FSU Cultural Event Series ticket office at 301-687-4411.

Saturday's events will conclude with the annual Black Student Alliance After Party at 11 p.m. in the Lane Center Multi-Use Room. Tickets will be available at the door.

At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, the Alumni Baseball Game will take place on the Baseball Field. Call Chris McKnight, 301-687-4273, for the details. At 12:30 p.m., the FSU Student Government Association will once again hold its "Big Event - Frostburg City Clean-Up," where individuals and teams comb the streets picking up trash and debris.

FSU Women's Soccer will square off against Keuka College at 1 p.m. on the Soccer Field.

The Planetarium will present the show "Mysteries of the Planets" at 1:30 and 7 p.m. in Tawes Hall.

Homecoming activities will culminate with the annual President's Concert at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall. The free event features the talents of alumni, faculty and student musicians.

Throughout the four-day event, volunteerism will continue to be an essential part of FSU Homecoming as organizers collect non-perishable food items at a special drop-off location near the clock tower on campus.

For more information about any Homecoming events, contact the FSU Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4068 or visit the FSU Homecoming Web site at www.frostburg.edu.

You're invited to come out, salute FSU and make it an All-American Homecoming!

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

Web Address for More Information: http://www.frostburg.edu/admin/alumni/Homecoming.htm

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu