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"Take Me Home" to Frostburg State University's Homecoming 2002 (Music Events Feature Harry Traynham and Collin Raye)

Take me home to the memories. Take me home to the laughter. Take me home to the friendships. Take me to Frostburg State University's Homecoming 2002.

FSU will celebrate this year's Homecoming from Thursday, Oct. 24th to Sunday, Oct. 27th. An exciting weekend of concerts, social gatherings, reunions, sporting events are awaiting for alumni and friends at their FSU "home."

The journey home begins on Thursday night with the annual Delta Chi Lip Sync in the Cordts Center at 8 p.m. Friday starts with the FSU Hall of Fame Golf Outing at 10 a.m. at Frostburg's Maplehurst Country Club. The remainder of the day is filled with receptions and award ceremonies (including the Alumni Achievement Awards at 1:15 p.m. and the Bobcat Hall of Fame Dinner at 5:30 p.m.)

Throughout the weekend, the FSU Roper Gallery will feature the exhibition "Remembering Stephanie," showcasing the artwork of FSU faculty and Stephanie Roper, a Frostburg student who was tragically murdered in 1982 and for whom the Gallery is named. The first showing of the weekend will be at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

Friday ends with a concert by alumni-favorite (and former Frostburg student) Harry Traynham with his performance of classic rock tunes spanning three decades. The free concert, courtesy of the FSU Alumni Association, will start at 8 p.m. in the Lane University Center Appalachian Station.

The Frostburg Community Parade, featuring FSU students, local children and community organizations, starts Saturday's events at 10:30 a.m. on Frostburg's Main Street. The event leads right to a Campus Carnival for the family with face painting, caricatures, balloon artistry and much more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lane University Center. Horse-drawn carriage rides around campus will also be available. The technology showcase, "Get Smart!" will bring observers up to date with the latest hi-tech endeavors by FSU students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lewis J. Ort Library.

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will holds its annual Pumpkin Train from 11:30 a.m. from 3 p.m. Call 1-800-TRAINS50 or 301-759-4400 for tickets.

From football to soccer to field hockey, root for the home team at any of the Bobcat sporting events scheduled throughout Saturday afternoon. The Homecoming football game against Ursinis College will start at 1 p.m. in Bobcat Stadium. During half-time festivities, FSU will crown this year's Homecoming queen and king.

Reacquaint yourself with familiar faces at the various reunions held throughout Saturday leading up to two major events - the popular Annual NPHC Step Show and the Homecoming Capstone event, this year featuring country artist Collin Raye.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council Show starts at 6:30 p.m. (doors open 5:30) in the Lane University Center Manicur Assembly Hall. Be sure to get your tickets the day of the event for this popular performance that features the finest in Precision Step.

"An Evening with Collin Raye (and special guest star Chad Brock)" begins at 9 p.m. in the Cordts Center Main Arena. Often described as "the man with the most musical tenor in country music," singer/songwriter Collin Raye has 12 number one singles and four platinum albums.

Chad Brock, who will open for Raye, sings such fan-favorite hits as "Yes," "Ordinary Life" and "Lightning Does the Work." The event is part of the FSU Cultural Events Series. For tickets, call 301-687-3137.

Raye's appearance at Homecoming is noteworthy because it coincides with the observance of National "Make a Difference Day." Raye is a member of the special day's advisory board. FSU will honor "Make a Difference Day" by hosting "First Book," an organization dedicated to providing books for children in need. An information table will be set up in the Lane University Center during the Campus Carnival.

"Service" is the theme of the start of Sunday, as the FSU Student Government Association holds its annual "Big Event Frostburg City Clean Up" at 12:30 p.m. Teams travel the local streets, picking up litter.

At 3 p.m., the President's Concert in the Pealer Recital Hall will feature outstanding alumni, faculty and student musicians. The event is free.

Finally, the FSU Planetarium will round out the weekend events with the show "Cosmos," a look at Carl Sagan's fascinating survey of the universe at 4 and 7 p.m. in Tawes Hall.

For a complete list of events, call the FSU Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4068 or visit online at and click on "Homecoming" at the top 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.

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