2011 Homecoming and Family Celebration Sept. 23–25

September 13th, 2011 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—Whether student, alumni, faculty, staff, guest or student family member, the 2011 Homecoming and Family Celebration at Plymouth State University Sept. 23–25 will make you welcome and keep you busy.

The hustle and bustle actually starts earlier in the week, with activities such as Homecoming Court voting, student banner contest, student trivia night, a beach ball contest and more, 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 Interim Director of Alumni Relations Rodney Ekstrom. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to put on their PSU hat and celebrate our university,” Ekstrom says. Last fall more than 2,500 people participated in Homecoming and Family Celebration.

Registration begins Friday, Sept.23 from 4-8 p.m. in the Hartman Union Fireplace Lounge. Guests may pick up their reserved tickets and weekend schedule.

At 8 p.m., the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Chicks, a humorous and poignant portrait of a teaching trying to give her life meaning at the Silver Center. This scholarship fundraising event is performed by PSU Director of Theatre, Elizabeth Cox. 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., PACE presents State Radio in concert. State Radio is an alternative rock band from Sherborn, Mass. Tickets for State Radio at PSU are $16 for the general public and $8 for PSU students with ID in advance, or $16 at the door. Purchase tickets at

Biederman’s Deli and Pub and the Panther Pub & Grill, both owned by alumni, will add to the action Friday beginning at 8 p.m. at their Main Street locations.

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, a College of Graduate Studies program at 10 a.m. in HUB 109 and a Harvest Festival on the Alumni Green from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Ekstrom says the Harvest Festival will feature local foods and sustainable products such as compostable and recyclable paper products from Sodexo. Student organizations will host activity tables, and plenty of events will keep participants of all ages busy. Sodexo will also host a barbecue featuring locally grown and produced foods. Tickets for this barbecue may be purchased at the event.

Saturday athletic events will include field hockey vs. Westfield State at noon; football vs. UMass-Dartmouth at 1 p.m. and men’s soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut at 4:30 p.m.

Music, Theatre and Dance will reprise Chicks 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 Larry Miller for a single PSU performance of Cocktails with Larry Miller. Tickets for Miller’s PSU appearance are $35-25 for adults, $33-23 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 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, Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is available at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=7792.

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 <a href="https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=7793.https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=7793.
Tickets for the jazz brunch are $10 and may be purchased at the door, and students may use their meal plan for admission.

Events wrap up with a final performance of Chicks at
3 p.m.

A detailed schedule of Homecoming and Family Celebration events is online at http://www.plymouth.edu/alumni/celebration.

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