2010 Homecoming and Family Celebration Oct. 1-3

September 30th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—Whether student, alumni, faculty, staff, guest or student family member, the 2010 Homecoming and Family Celebration at Plymouth State University October 1–3 will make you welcome and keep you busy.

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2009 Homecoming and Family Celebration

The hustle and bustle actually starts earlier in the week, with activities such as Homecoming Court voting, student banner contest, student trivia night and a lip sync contest putting students in the mood for a great weekend with their families, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the greater Plymouth community.

“If you are somehow a part of Plymouth State, past or present, we want you to participate, says Director of Alumni Relations Henry “Joe” Long. He says there simply are not enough weekends of reliable weather throughout the year to host the number of events and activities various constituencies on campus would like to hold, so combining Homecoming and Family weekends into a single larger event made good sense. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to put on their PSU hat and celebrate our university,” Long says. Last fall more than 4,000 people participated in Homecoming and Family Celebration.

Registration begins Friday, Oct. 1 from 4-8 p.m. in the Hartman Union Fireplace Lounge. Guests can pick up their reserved tickets, weekend schedule and information about local discounts.

At 8 p.m., student performers will present a Musical Theatre Showcase of popular works for music theatre and opera at the Silver Center. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2728) or (800) 779-3869. Student tickets must be purchased at the Box Office with a PSU student ID.

Also at 8 p.m., Hawthorne Heights will make the only New England stop on their current tour promoting their album Skeletons. Tickets for the Hawthorne Heights concert are $15 for the general public and $5 for PSU students with ID in advance, or $15 at the door. <logon to http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21319&pid=6813801

If you remember the Cellar Pub or Biedermans, you won’t want to miss Patti and Scott’s 35th anniversary celebration of their businesses Friday at Biederman’s Deli and Pub from 7–10 p.m.

The Panther Pub & Grill will pick up the action Friday from 9–11 p.m. at their Main Street location.
Saturday check-in will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the Alumni Green.

Saturday events include the Foley 5K Footrace beginning with registration at 9 a.m.; Ice Arena and Welcome Center tours and opening skating from 10 a.m. –noon, and a Harvest Festival on the Alumni Green from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Student Activities Program Director Rodney Ekstrom says the Harvest Fair will feature local foods and sustainable products such as compostable and recyclable paper products from Sodexo. Student organizations will host activity tables, Mo the Clown will strut his stuff, and a DJ will keep the action lively with music while participants enjoy novelty games. Sodexo will also host a barbecue featuring locally grown and produced foods.

Saturday athletic events will include women’s soccer vs. Western Connecticut State University at 11 a.m., field hockey vs. Eastern Connecticut State at 1 p.m., and football vs. Nichols College at 2 p.m.

Students will reprise the Music Theatre Showcase at 2 p.m. and the Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.

Saturday at 8:30 p.m. the Silver Series will present comedian, writer and correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Wyatt Cenac for a single PSU performance. Tickets for Wyatt Cenac’s PSU appearance are $30-20 for adults, $28-18 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at <a href="http://www.plymouth.edu/silver".silver.plymouth.edu.

Alumni, family and friends can enjoy an exciting day on the links at Owl’s Nest Golf Course, one of New Hampshire’s best courses, as participants in the Dearborn Golf Classic beginning Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is available at events.unh.edu/psu.

A jazz brunch for families and alumni is scheduled at Prospect Dining Hall from 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Online registration for brunch is available at <a href="https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm/"events.unh.edu/psu.

Events wrap up with a final performance of the Music, Theatre and Dance Showcase Sunday at
2 p.m.

A detailed schedule of Homecoming and Family Celebration events is online at Plymouth.edu/celebration.

For general information about events at PSU, log on to ThisWeek@PSU, thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.