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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

2010 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/homecoming/archive/2010/schedule/

October 4 - 9

Every day

During Centennial Student Union Open Hours
Paul Frederick Hapke Retrospective Gallery Show
Lower Level of the CSU

Paul Hapke was professor of art from 1955 through 1982 instilled in his students an attitude of professionalism, urging them to create and present work with pride and self confidence.  Paul  epitomized artist-teacher.  His steadfast dedication to his art was an inspiration to students and colleagues alike.  Paul had an impressive list of professional exhibitions including Minneapolis, New York and  Italy.The show and sale will include oil, watercolor, and  printmaking.  Proceeds will go to the Paul Hapke Studio Artist Award.

Monday, October 4

11am- 2pm
Stomper Conquers the MSU Mall - Cake with the Candidates/Tie-dying
Minnesota State Mankato Mall
(rain site: Flexible Programming Space)
Minnesota State Mankato students will get the opportunity to meet the candidates running for Homecoming Royalty.  Tie-Dye Homecoming T-shirts and play yard games, too (weather permitting).

7-10pm
Block Party/Bonfire,
Located behind Blakeslee Stadium
(rain site: CSU Ballroom)
Homecoming week kicks off with a big party, with a DJ, food, and yard games and a bonfire (weather permitting).

7:37pm
Men's Hockey vs. British Columbia
Verizon Wireless Center

Tuesday, October 5

1-4pm
Spirit Search
Minnesota State Mankato Campus

Competition Teams will partake in a photo scavenger hunt around campus.  They will be given a list of locations and pictures they need to take (in creative ways).  Each team will be assigned a prop that MUST be present in each picture to assure only one camera is being used by the team.  Points will be awarded for each picture taken on the list.  Those points will go toward their overall Homecoming Competition scores.

Wednesday, October 6

12-1pm
Eating Contest
Minnesota State Mankato Mall
(rain site: Flexible Programming Space)
Students will have the opportunity to participate in an eating contest.  (Food is yet to be determined).

6:30-10pm
Dodgeball
Myers Field House

Students will play dodgeball in a tournament-style event.  Competition teams win points for their participation and placing in the event.  All students, alumni and friends are welcome to come watch the event.

Thursday, October 7

10am - 2:30pm
Can drive/Sculpture Contest
Flexible Programming Space (main level of CSU)

After collecting non-perishable food items, competition teams will compete in a sculpture contest using the cans they have collected.  The sculptures will be evaluated by a panel of judges on creativity and style.  Points will be awarded for participation and placing in the event.

7-9pm
Lip Sync/Coronation
Taylor Center, Bresnan Arena

Competition teams will perform dancing and lip synching routines for Homecoming Competition points.  These routines will be evaluated by a panel of judges.  During this event the King and Queen will be announced and crowned in ceremonial fashion.

7:30pm
Chicago
Ted Paul Theatre

In roaring ‘20s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap ... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. Individual tickets for Chicago are $20 regular, $18 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $14 for current Minnesota State students. Sponsored by HickoryTech Corporation.

Friday, October 8

7pm
Women's Volleyball vs Wayne State
Taylor Center, Bresnan Arena

7:07pm
Women's Hockey vs Niagra
All Seasons Arena

7:30pm
Chicago
Ted Paul Theatre

In roaring ‘20s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap ... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. Individual tickets for Chicago are $20 regular, $18 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $14 for current Minnesota State students. Sponsored by HickoryTech Corporation.

7:30-11pm
Pep Rally/Band
Myers Field House

In good ol’ pep rally fashion representatives from athletic teams, and the cheerleaders will get students excited for the parade and athletic events taking place on Saturday of Homecoming (football as well as volleyball).  At “Yell like Hell” competition teams will perform original cheers/chants in a cheer competition.  These cheers will be evaluated by a panel of judges, for points toward the overall Homecoming Competition.  Pep Rally will be accompanied by a musical performance.  This show will be open to the community in addition to students.  Students get in free with Mav cards, cost for community is $5.

7:30pm
MSU Lacrosse Networking Cocktail Hour

Red Sky Lounge, downtown Mankato
Cost: $15. Parents and alumni are invited to make acquaintances and contacts within the MSU Lacrosse Community. Hosted by alumnus Jay Haapala '02. Call 651-717-5411 for questions.

7:37pm
Men's Hockey vs St. Lawrence
Verizon Wireless Center

Saturday, October 9

9-11am
President's FREE Pancake Breakfast
Blakeslee Stadium

10am
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet
Highland Center Pool

11:30am
Homecoming
Parade
Student Organizations and local businesses participate in the Homecoming Parade for students and community members to watch floats and other displays walk around campus.  Candy and other giveaways will be passed out to the spectators as we bring the on-campus and off-campus communities together to get fired up for the Homecoming athletic events taking place that day.  Judges will evaluate the floats for competition points.

1pm
Homecoming Football vs St. Cloud State University

Blakeslee Stadium

1-4pm
Alumni Tent
Blakeslee Stadium

Free snacks! If it's warm, cool off in the shade of the tent. Or if it's cool or rainy, we'll have heaters to keep you warm! Free children's activities such as a balloon artist and face painting. And an opportunity to meet the new College of Arts and Humanities Dean, Walter Zakahi! So stop on by anytime during the game to relax and mingle.

2pm
Chicago
Ted Paul Theatre

In roaring ‘20s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap ... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. Individual tickets for Chicago are $20 regular, $18 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $14 for current Minnesota State students. Sponsored by HickoryTech Corporation.

2-3pm
MSU Lacrosse Alumni Game

Infield of Outdoor Track (south end of Ellis Avenue)
$20.00 donation. Call 651-717-5411 for questions.

3pm
Women's Volleyball vs Augustana
Taylor Center, Bresnan Arena

3:07pm
Women's Hockey vs Niagra
All Seasons Arena

4-5:30pm
Golden Mavericks Reunion (graduates of 1960 and prior)
Old Main Village

4:30pm
Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble Performance
CSU Ostrander Auditorium
With special performances by the Ellis Street Singers and Department of Music alumni.

5pm
Truman and Reta Wood Silent Auction and Scholarship Dinner
CSU Ballroom
Featuring invited special guest Senator Al Franken. 5pm silent auction; 5:45 pm dinner and program. Cost is $60 per person ($40 of which is a tax-deductible gift) or $20 for current Minnesota State Mankato student.

5:45pm
College of Arts and Humanities Reunion Reception
CSU Hearth Lounge
Featuring special reunions of the Department of Art, Department of Music, Ellis Street Singers, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Cost is $10 per person.

7pm
MSU Lacrosse Coach’s Round Table
CSU Room 221
Parents and alumni are invited to a Q&A/Brainstorming session with the coaching staff to explore all aspects of operation including, but not limited to: 2011 travel and budget, general outlook, and areas where help and support are needed. Call 651-717-5411 for questions.

7:07pm
Men's Hockey vs St. Lawrence
Verizon Wireless Center

7:30pm
Chicago
Ted Paul Theatre

In roaring ‘20s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap ... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. Individual tickets for Chicago are $20 regular, $18 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $14 for current Minnesota State students. Sponsored by HickoryTech Corporation.

8pm
Comedy Show featuring The Second City
Myers Field House

Students get in free with MAV card.  Ticket prices for community members are $5.

10pm - 1am (following Comedy Show)
Homecoming Party

Centennial Student Union

  • Pizza, Prizes and Popcorn
  • Prizes include PS3 Rock Band and a $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. (must be present to win)
  • Lower Level with both DJ and Karaoke
  • Bowling and Billiard Specials in the Maverick Bullpen

Homecoming fun continues following the Saturday evening comedy show as the Centennial Student Union hosts the Homecoming “After” Party. Come to the CSU for food and fun going until 1 a.m. Join in fun ranging from a DJ dance in the Flex Programming Space, Karaoke in the Bullpen, and Bowling and Billiards specials throughout the night. End your day with a Night of Serendipity at the CSU.

 

Sunday, October 10

9-11am
MSU Lacrosse Team Breakfast
Eagles Club, downtown Mankato

Cost: $6.00. All-You-Can-Eat pancake breakfast. All players, alumni, families and friends are invited. Fund-raising event, open to the public.

2pm
Chicago
Ted Paul Theatre

In roaring ‘20s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap ... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. Individual tickets for Chicago are $20 regular, $18 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $14 for current Minnesota State students. Sponsored by HickoryTech Corporation.