Remember the excitement of coming back to school after a long summer of work? The enthusiasm you felt at a home sporting game? The fun times had from late night parties, or campus activities? Friendships that were built and the memories you all share? If you still have the Bobcat Spirit, then you will definitely want to come to Frostburg State University at the 2005 “Catch the Spirit” Homecoming weekend.
FSU will be celebrating its Homecoming weekend from Thursday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 23. This year’s homecoming will include events from lip syncing and concerts to exhibits and campus mixers.
The first wave of FSU spirit officially begins on Thursday, Oct. 20, 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.
A full day of events will begin on Friday, Oct. 21, starting with the Hazel Blackman Prints Exhibit in the Ort Library, Main Floor. Blackman is well-known as a pioneer of African-inspired fashion in America and as a magnificent painter, quilter and poet. The FSU Career Expo for alumni and current students will occur during the day. At 5:30 p.m., the Bobcat Hall of dinner will honor sports greats from FSU’s past. The deadline for tickets is Oct. 11.
The next flight of Bobcat spirit begins in the evening at 9 p.m. with the Bobcat Growl located in the Bobcat Stadium. Bring your group of friends to enjoy music, participating in spirit contests, meeting players and coaches. FSU alum “Crazy” Scott Paddack will serve as emcee.
The spirit continues into Saturday, Oct. 22, with the Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street in the heart of Frostburg. The parade will feature the annual float competition and an assembly of marching bands ready to spread the FSU spirit down Main Street. From 10 a.m. to noon, FSU’s alumni authors will be in the Lane University Center’s upstairs lobby. Alums who have published books will talk about and autograph their works. Once you have checked out the Author’s corner, come by the baseball field to witness a special dedication of the Bob Wells Field, longtime FSU baseball coach, from 11-11:30 p.m.
At 1 p.m., you can cheer on the FSU Bobcat football team as they go against Seton Hill University in the 2005 Homecoming football game. The game will be held at the Bobcat Stadium and tickets will be available at the gate. During halftime, enjoy the FSU Alumni Band and Homecoming Court Coronation of a new king and queen. This show is expected to begin at approximately 2 p.m. Be prepared to bring the school spirit!
If sporting events aren’t your style, check out the Political Poster Exhibit at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in FSU’s Fine Arts building in The Roper Gallery. Enjoy memorabilia from the Ort Library’s George A. Meyers and Victor Perlo collections. On display will be political buttons, pins and posters of items on Marxism, Leninism, Communism, Socialism and more. Homecoming weekend also appeals to children. The Children’s show, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” will be playing at 2 p.m. in the FSU’s Performing Arts Center in the Drama Theatre. Tickets are $2. For more information, call 301-687-4145. Spirits will definitely be high at the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Lane University Center’s Manicur Hall. Tickets are available this day only from noon until 6:30 p.m. at the Lane University Center Information Desk. Seating is limited. For more information, please contact the FSU Greek Life Office at 301-687-7398.
Just when you think you were all run out of school spirit, the capstone event will take place at 9 p.m. in the Main Arena in the Cordts PE Center. This year’s featured performance brings together two acts, Southern rockers 38 Special, led by Donnie Van Zandt and Don Barnes, and fan-favorite Eddie Money, one of the hardest men in rock and roll. 38 Special first attracted major attention in the 1980s with the breakthrough “Rockin Into the Night” and “Hold On Loosely.” Eddie Money has hits like “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Walk On Water,” and more. Don’t miss this amazing good time! To purchase tickets you can call 301-687-3137 or go online at ces.frostburg.edu.
To wind down the “Catch the Spirit” Homecoming weekend, participate in many activities provided on Sunday, Oct. 23. 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 SGA at 301-687-4304.
Later 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 with the Bobcat Spirit and a time they will never forget.
For more information, call the FSU Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4068 or go online at www.frostburg.edu and click on the “Alumni & Friends” button.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.