Feel that chill in the air? Goosebumps at the base of your neck? It might not be the brisk Frostburg air this time, but the Bobcat Spirit promising you a howling good time when you materialize again at Frostburg State University for “Haunted Homecoming” 2006.
FSU will celebrate its Homecoming weekend from Thursday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 29. This year’s festivities will include everything from lip syncing and concerts to exhibits and campus mixers.
The spook-tacular events officially begin on Thursday, Oct. 26, with the City of Frostburg’s Halloween Parade starting at 6 p.m. on Main Street. Then catch Roger Skipper, 2002 alumnus, reading excerpts from his novel, “Tear Down The Mountain,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Lane University Center. Wind up for Homecoming with the annual Delta Chi “Lip Sync” at 8 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena.
The weekend fun continues on Friday, Oct. 27, starting with the Bobcat Growl at 8:30 p.m. in the Bobcat Stadium. Meet up with your friends to enjoy music, participate in spirit contests and meet players and coaches. The festivities keep going at 10 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena with the Student Government Association’s Campus Mixer. A campus ID or photo ID is required for admission into this free event.
Follow the tradition of spirits past on Saturday, Oct. 28 by meeting FSU’s new president Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, and his wife, Laurie, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium. Then at 1 p.m., the Bobcats take on Westminster College with a spectacular half-time show featuring the FSU Alumni Band and Homecoming Court and Coronation at 2 p.m. Alumni are encouraged to contact current members of their favorite student organizations prior to Homecoming Weekend to support a candidate. The deadline for donations to the organization of your choice is Friday, Oct. 20.
If sporting events aren’t your style, try out “In Violation Of…,” an art exhibition on view from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Roper Gallery located in the Fine Arts building. Or check out “Earth and Sky,” Douglas Port’s award-winning play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. Children and adults alike will love the SGA Pumpkin Decorating and Hot Cider tent Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. by the Clock Tower in Delaney Plaza. Kick off your Saturday night at the Annual Step Show in the Main Arena of the Cordts Physical Education Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the competition begins at 6 p.m.
BOOgie the night away to the high-energy dance and party music offered Saturday night by Queen City Funk & Soul from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall at the Lane University Center. Ever since the Groove Manifesto Summer Tour in 1998, this 11-member group has thrilled audiences throughout the region. Tickets are $5 per person, and you must be 21 or older to attend. A cash bar is available.
Also check out the Black Student Alliance After Jam from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena. A campus ID or photo ID is required. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for non-students.
Homecoming 2006 continues on Sunday, Oct. 29, with the Student Government Association’s Frostburg City Clean Up. For more information, contact the SGA office at (301) 687-4304. Don’t miss out on the President’s Concert featuring alumni, faculty and outstanding student musicians. The music begins at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Wind down to “Haunted Homecoming” with 4 and 7 p.m. showings of “Favorite Star Group Stories” at the Planetarium located in Tawes Hall.
It’s no trick—with so many events, concerts and exhibits, this year’s Homecoming weekend is sure to provide students, staff, faculty and family with a howling good time!
Tickets to the Step Show, BSA After Jam and Queen City Funk and Soul are available through the Cultural Events Series box office. Call (301)-687-3137 or, toll-free, 1-866-TIXX-CES or visit ces.frostburg.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
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. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.