It’s a Bobcat Celebration at FSU for Homecoming Oct. 3-6

Sep 19, 2019 2:50 PM

It’s that time of year again when Bobcats of all generations come together to celebrate during the Frostburg State University 2019 Homecoming! FSU students, alumni, faculty and staff will be showing their Bobcat pride from Thursday, Oct. 3, to Sunday, Oct. 6.

The celebration kicks off by showing appreciation to FSU retired employees through an invitation-only Retired Employee Luncheon on Thursday in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of the Lane University Center. Later that night Bobcats will have the chance to show their pride at the Pep Rally in the Bobcat Stadium at 9 p.m., where the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.

On Friday morning, FSU baseball and the Alumni Association will host the FSU Baseball Golf Invitational. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Gap Casino & Golf Resort. Meanwhile, from 9 a.m. until noon, students are encouraged to attend “Challenge,” a campus-wide Career Expo featuring alumni speakers from various majors. In preparation for the weekend’s game, there will be DIY Pride, where participants can make FSU gear for the homecoming athletic events, held at the Clock Tower from 1 to 4 p.m.

Later that evening, the Bobcat Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held in Lane Manicur Hall. Cocktail hour for the reservation-only event begins at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m. Also, at 6 p.m., the Bobcat volleyball team will take on the West Liberty Hilltoppers in the Cordts Physical Education Center Auxiliary Gym. From 7 to 9 p.m. there will be an opening reception for photographer Geoff Delanoy’s exhibit in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

Saturday is packed with exciting events that Bobcats can choose from to show their pride. At 9 a.m., the Men’s Soccer Locker Room on the first floor of the Cordts PE Center will be dedicated in memory of Coach Ken Babcock (1946-1965) and in recognition of Russ ’68 and Penny Younkers. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., an Alumni Welcome Center will be set up in the Lane Center lobby. There will be refreshments, games, activities for kids, prizes, a chance to leave a note for fellow alumni and an opportunity for alumni to update their contact information.

From 10 a.m. to noon, the reservation-only Jim Anderson Memorial Baseball Brunch will take place in Lane Manicur Hall. At 10 a.m., a tour of the night sky followed by the 35-minute full-dome movie “From Earth to the Universe,” will be showing in the Multimedia Learning Center Planetarium on the first floor of the Gira Center.

Tailgating at Bobcat Stadium starts at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per space and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. For the complete rules and regulations, visit the Homecoming web site. At 11 a.m., the walking campus tour will begin, visiting sites both old and new. Then at noon in the Compton Science Center Plaza, the Student Government Association will officially dedicate the Bobcat Statue, welcoming this newest Bobcat to the FSU campus, and acknowledging individuals who made the project possible. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Roper Gallery will be open to showcase Geoff Delanoy’s photography.

Frostburg’s football team will play Urbana University’s Blue Knights at 1 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium. Another volleyball match will begin at 2 p.m., with the Bobcats playing Wheeling University in the Cordts PE Center.

“Solar Superstorms,” a 35-minute full-dome movie, will provide an audience with an astonishing trip through the solar system, starting at 2 p.m. in the Gira Center Planetarium.

Groups such as SGA, the Accounting Association and many others will be gathering in Lane Manicur Hall from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for the All-Alumni Reunion. The $5 entrance fee will provide appetizers. The Golden Anniversary Reunion, for members of the class of 1969 and before, will be on the second floor of the Lane Center with cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The night will end with the Bobcat Bash from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second floor of the Lane University Center. Tickets are $15 a person, and advance purchase is encouraged.

Sunday is the last day of the Homecoming’s events. An Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. in Gira Center Room 397. The event is open to all alumni. At 10 a.m., the Men’s Basketball Alumni Game will be hosted in the Cordts PE Center Auxiliary Gym. SGA will hold a “Big Event” at noon to clean up the streets of Frostburg. Everyone is invited to meet in the Lane Center lobby to participate. The Roper Gallery will host a third showing of Geoff Delanoy’s photography from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP for any event, visit the Homecoming web site, call 301-687-4068 or email The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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 the Frostburg State web site or the FSU Facebook page. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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