Frostburg State University will celebrate its past, present and future during Leadership and Homecoming Weekend 2011. Events will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 23, including a pep rally, the All-Campus Sing, tailgating, football, an Alumni After Dark gathering and the Bobcat Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The weekend activities will be jump-started on Thursday with an FSU pep rally in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena from 5:30 to 7 p.m. where the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. Following the pep rally will be the Air Band Competition. It begins at 7 p.m. in Lane University Center’s Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, and attendees are asked to bring a canned item to benefit the Frostburg Food Pantry.
On Friday, the Office of Career Services invites students to hear FSU alumni share their life experiences from 9 a.m. to noon. This event will be campuswide. At 5 p.m., the Bobcat Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be in the Cordts PE Center Main Arena. Inductees include graduate Jay Hegeman, a 1973 and 1981 graduate; 1983’s Greg Shockey; 1986’s Victoria Proctor; 1991’s Steve Schleupner; and 2000’s Patrick Sweeney. The FSU Athletic Department will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1986 and 1987 Men’s Track and Field teams’ National Championship and the 50th anniversary of football at FSU. The cost to this event is $30 per person and $15 for children 12 and younger; an RSVP by Oct.14 is required to attend. From 7 to 9 p.m. will be the opening reception of the “Hateful Things” exhibition in the Fine Arts building’s Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery; the exhibition will contain items from the late 19th century to the present that demonstrate the terrible effects of the Jim Crow Legacy. Cap off the night with the All-Campus Sing, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Witness an assortment of dance, instrumental and vocal skills by FSU students in this much-acclaimed talent show.
Saturday, Oct. 22, begins with the Jim Anderson Memorial Baseball Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Lane University Center’s Atkinson Room (232). The cost is $20 per person and $10 for children 12 and younger; an RSVP by Oct.14 is required to attend this event. Then stop by the LUC upper lobby and check out the Alumni Welcoming Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alumni can have their photos taken, check out the newly renovated Lane Center and update their contact information. There will also be face-painting, balloon artists and other arts and crafts for the kids.
At 10 a.m. the Track and Cross Country Alumni Brunch will be in LUC’s Greenhouse. The brunch costs $15 per person, and $8 for children 12 and younger; an RSVP by Oct. 14 is required to attend. Also at 10 a.m. is the Friends of Music Steering Committee meeting at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 52 Broadway, Frostburg. For more information on how to get involved, contact Dr. Joan Devee Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-687-4115. The Friends of Music Brunch will also be in the church and will start at 11 a.m.
At 11 a.m. FSU’s Volleyball team will take on the St. Mary’s Seahawks in the Main Arena of the Cordts PE Center. Afterward, come support the FSU Football team with a tailgating party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete list of tailgating rules and regulations, visit alumni.frostburg.edu and click on the “Leadership and Homecoming Weekend” link. Cheer on the Bobcats and enjoy time with family, friends and alumni during the football game in Bobcat Stadium, where the Bobcats take on the Alfred University Saxons. The game starts at 1 p.m. and admission is free. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the Football Reunion on the Lewis J. Ort Library’s deck. The reunion is $20 per person and $10 for children 12 and younger; an RSVP by Oct.14 is required to attend.
If football isn’t your thing, bring the family to enjoy a movie, popcorn and fun featuring “The Smurfs” at 1 p.m. in room 111 at LUC. The men’s soccer reunion will be at 3 p.m. on the Ort Library’s deck. Admission is $20 per person and $10 for children 12 and younger; an RSVP by Oct.14 is required to attend. At 3:30 p.m. the Black Student Alliance will host a “Making Connections and Networking” workshop in the LUC’s Greenhouse. And at 5 p.m. FSU’s Men’s Soccer team takes on the York College Spartans in Bobcat Stadium.
The evening activities begin with the event “Alumni After Dark” from 7 to 9 p.m. in LUC’s Atkinson Room. It will feature live music from two alumni, Andy Branigan of the class of 2008 and Joe Comer of the class of 2000. The evening festivities will continue with Club Connections, co-sponsored by Frostburg Connections, at the Lyric Theatre on Main Street from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The night wraps up with a mixer hosted by the Black Student Alliance and Student Government Association. It is from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Cordts PE Center Main Arena and costs $7 per student and $10 for non-students.
On Sunday at 9 a.m. there will be an Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting in LUC’s Atkinson Room. At noon the Student Government Association will hold its Big Event; everyone is invited to help clean up the streets of Frostburg.
To RSVP to any event listed, contact the Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4068, e-mail email@example.com or register online at www.frostburg.edu/homecoming. Information is also available at www.facebook.com/frostburgstatealumniassn.
Attendees at Leadership and Homecoming Weekend can keep track of events and athletic scores, as well as access maps and directories, using the free Frostburg2Go mobile app, available for iPhone and Android. Search iTunes for Frostburg2Go or visit www.frostburg.edu/computing/mobile.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity.
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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.