EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMARSHALL UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING
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Marshall University Celebrates 175 Years
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 2, 2012 9:31 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 2, 2012 10:13 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Marshall University is celebrating homecoming this week with events on campus.
On Monday, students celebrated "Plaza-Palooza" at the Memorial Student Center. The theme this year is "Happy 175th Birthday Marshall. Remember The Past. Thunder Into The Future."
Here's a look at events planned throughout the week:
Noon, T-shirt giveaway and homecoming court announced, Memorial Student Center
11 a.m. - Office decoration judging begins.
Friday, Oct. 5
Green and White Day
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Free picnic on the Memorial Student Center Plaza with music, prizes, games and lunch. This is the first official alumni event of homecoming weekend.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Family check-in for Parents and Family Weekend, Office of Student Affairs, in Memorial Student Center
3 to 6 p.m. - Black Alumni Association registration in the Memorial Student Center lobby
4 to 6 p.m. - Deans' reception gives students' families a chance to meet with the deans and leadership from other Marshall University offices, third-floor atrium of the Drinko Library.
6 p.m. - Marshall women's volleyball game with East Carolina University, Cam Henderson Center. Admission is free to all Parents and Family Weekend visitors.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Champagne Welcome Reception. The MU Alumni Association and the Black Alumni Association will be co-hosting the reception at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Center.
10 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Black Alumni Association's Laid Back Friday after party (an evening of music, fun and games) in the Memorial Student Center basement.
9 a.m. - 5K Alum Run. The course starts on Third Avenue between 19th and 20th streets and will end near the front of Cam Henderson Center. The entry fee is $20 for early registration and $25 for late registration. The event is sponsored by the Marshall Recreation Center.
9:30 a.m. - Breakfast with the President, for those attending Parents and Family Weekend, will take place in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Breakfast will begin after a brief greeting and comments by Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp.
10 a.m. - Black Alumni Association business meeting/registration, Marshall University Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Center, conference room
11:30 a.m. - Homecoming parade, starting in downtown Huntington and ending at Joan C. Edwards Stadium
1 to 3 p.m. - Tailgate Blast. The MU Alumni Association, Black Alumni Association and Parents and Family Weekend are celebrating at 18th Street and Fifth Avenue with a tailgate party. Cost is $25 per person.
3:30 p.m. - The Thundering Herd plays the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the homecoming football game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium
8 p.m. - NPHC Stepshow in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. - A Red Carpet Affair. Black Alumni dance sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The Epsilon Delta chapter at Marshall will be celebrating 50 years on MU's campus.
9 a.m. - Black Alumni Association Prayer/Memorial Service at
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