Homecoming 2015 to celebrate same bricks, different stories
Sep 30, 2015
By McKenzie Powell
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]hio University’s 93rd Homecoming celebration will feature a week full of exciting activities guaranteed to get all OHIO students, alumni, faculty and friends pumped up with Bobcat pride for the OHIO vs. Miami game.
Homecoming Week 2015 will take place Oct. 5-11 and will highlight this year’s theme, “Same Bricks, Different Stories,” by sharing unique stories and memories from Bobcat Nation’s alumni.
“I love the whole experience and energy surrounding the events, starting with activities like Paint the Town Green and ending with the game on Saturday,” said Dawn Werry, senior director of external relations for the Ohio University Alumni Association. “There is always this great feeling of excitement and anticipation that is just exhilarating for students, faculty and alumni.”
This year’s Homecoming events will kick off on Monday, Oct. 5 with Paint the Town Green, an annual Homecoming-themed decorating contest with participants from both Athens businesses and OHIO offices and departments.
On Monday night, a free film screening of “The PhD Movie” will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, followed by a free screening of the sequel, “The PhD Movie 2,” at 8 p.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, the classic OHIO Vernon R. Alden Library Archives Display will feature 20 tables complete with historic Bobcat materials representing the many different stories of OHIO’s distinctive past. The archives display will be available for viewing beginning on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library.
Other activities on Oct. 8 include an E.W. Scripps College of Communication Social Media Boot Camp at 9 a.m. in Schoonover Center 308, as well as the beloved “Yell Like Hell” pep rally beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Parking Lot on the first floor. The pep rally will feature performances from the Marching 110 and other OHIO music groups. Free Homecoming mugs and hot drinks will be provided to all who attend.
Friday, Oct. 9 will be jam-packed with activities for the entire family, including a special Alumni Family Day beginning at 8:30 a.m., and a “National Coming Out Day SpeakOUt” at 11 a.m. in the Bobcat Student Lounge.