Who hasn’t experienced the freedom of driving down the highway, wind blowing through your hair, and rockin’ to the radio with the volume up as far as it can go? If you can remember how good that feels then you will definitely want to come rock with Frostburg State University at the 2004 “Rockin’ down the Highway” Homecoming weekend.
FSU will be celebrating their Homecoming weekend from Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24. This year’s homecoming will include events from carnivals and concerts to exhibits and campus mixers. With so many different events and activities, this year’s Homecoming weekend is sure to have you rockin’ and rollin’ in no time.
The “rockin’” good time officially begins Thursday, Oct. 21, with the annual Delta Chi “Lip Sync.” The festivities begin at 8 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena. Tickets will be available at the door.
Another evening of events will begin on Friday, Oct. 22, starting at 5 p.m. with the photography exhibit, “A Particular Truth”, in the Stephanie Anne Roper Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. Come check out all of the talented photographers showcased in this year’s exhibit. At 5:30 p.m. the Bobcat Hall of Fame dinner will begin in the Appalachian Station located in the Lane University Center. The ticket cost is $18 and tickets can be purchased by contacting the FSU Athletics department at 301-687-4371. The deadline for ticket purchase is Oct. 11.
In order to rock into the evening, FSU will host comedian Lil’ JJ at 8:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in the Lane University Center. A campus mixer will follow at 11 p.m. Come out and rock out with your fellow friends and make some new friends in the process.
The fun continues into Saturday, Oct. 23, with the Homecoming Parade at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street in the heart of Frostburg. The parade will include a homecoming float competition and an assembly of marching bands ready to “rock and roll” down Main Street. After you check out the Homecoming parade, bring the whole family to the Annual Campus Carnival, held on the second floor of the Lane University Center at 11 a.m. For the young ones, the carnival will include balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists. For the adults, it offers a trip down memory lane at the yearbook corner and also offers fun and games in our FSU game room located on the first floor of the Lane University Center. This year’s carnival also allows you to rock around campus in a horse-drawn carriage. These and other activities will be offered at the Campus Carnival until 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Once you have checked out the Campus Carnival, you can come on down to the Lower P.E. Center parking lot for tailgating. Back by popular demand, FSU will set up tailgating for everyone to enjoy while watching the many sporting events of the day. Parking spaces will only be available through Web registration for a fee of $20. You can visit http://alumni.frostburg.edu for more information.
You and the whole family can enjoy the many sporting events being held during Homecoming weekend. At 1 p.m. on the field hockey field, the FSU Women’s Field Hockey team takes on Catholic University. Also at 1 p.m. the FSU football team challenges Maryville College in the 2004 Homecoming football game. The game will be held at Bobcat Stadium and tickets will be available at the gate. During halftime, you will enjoy the FSU Alumni Band and Homecoming Court Coronation. This show is expected to begin at approximately 2 p.m. Be prepared to have a rockin’ good time.
If sporting events aren’t your style, check out the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show at 5:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in the Lane University Center. The competition will showcase the many talented members of the historically black fraternities and sororities on campus. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 6 p.m. Tickets will only be available on Saturday and seats are limited.
Just when you think you can’t rock and roll any harder, the Capstone featured event will take place at 9 p.m. This year’s featured performance will be with the two-time Grammy Award winning music sensation The Doobie Brothers. This year’s theme for Homecoming weekend was inspired by one of their many hits from the 70’s and 80’s. The band will rock out the Main Arena in the Cordts PE Center. This distinguished rock and roll group will entertain the masses with their smooth collaboration of country, blues, jazz and rock. To purchase tickets you can call 301-687-3137 or go online at ces.frostburg.edu.
To wind down the “Rockin’ down the Highway” Homecoming weekend, participate in the many activities provided on Sunday, Oct. 24. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the Student Government Association’s Big Event Frostburg City Clean Up will be held. For more information or to set up an alumni team, contact the SGA at 301-687-4304.
Later on in the afternoon, FSU presents the President’s Concert in the Pealer Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. At 3 p.m. you can enjoy the musical skills of alumni, faculty and outstanding students.
With so many events, concerts, and exhibits, this year’s Homecoming weekend is sure to provide all students, faculty and family a rockin’ time that they will never forget.
For a complete listing of events, call the FSU Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4161 or go online at www.frostburg.edu and click on the “Alumni & Friends” button on the left of the page.
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.