Today’s date: Sept. 21, 2011
News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu
Alumni Relations contact: Rhonda King, 615-904-8198 or email@example.com
Make plans for a Centennial Homecoming
MURFREESBORO — You are invited to A Centennial Homecoming: Look to the Future, Remember the Past on Saturday, Oct. 1, at MTSU. Preparations are under way for this special once-in-100-years event.
Alumni and friends of the University, save the date to reminisce about your days on campus while experiencing MTSU moving forward into its next century.
Blue Raiders nationwide chose this year’s theme as alumni, students and faculty participated in an online poll. Votes were cast from people in 30 different states. Look to the Future, Remember the Past was decided by earning 47 percent of the vote.
Many activities will take place to commemorate this historic homecoming. Be sure to check www.mtalumni.com (click on “Celebrate with us!” flash item) for a detailed schedule when making your homecoming plans.
Members of the class of 1961 will be honored as they are inducted into the Golden Raiders Society on Friday, Sept. 30, recognizing 50 years since their graduation. This class has the unique experience of graduating during Middle Tennessee’s 50th anniversary celebration, and becoming a Golden Raider during its Centennial year.
The Office of Alumni Relations will host its annual Mixer on Middle Homecoming Parade Watching Party on Oct. 1, at 11:30 a.m., at the Alumni House, 2259 Middle Tennessee Blvd. The Alumni House is the best place to watch the parade on campus.
The third annual Baby Raider Ride Contest will take place during Mixer on Middle. Little legacies will be showcased as decorated strollers, wagons, and trikes will be featured in the parade.
A tailgate lunch sponsored by ARAMARK and MidSouth Bank will be available at the Alumni House following the parade from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $7.50 per adult and $5 per child age 12 and under. Reservations can be made at www.mtalumni.com or by calling 800-533-6878 by Sept. 28. There will be limited walkup reservations available for lunch. The menu will be the traditional tailgate fare of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies, soda, and water.
Homecoming is about reconnecting and visiting with schoolmates, friends and family. Tailgating is a great place to do so. Tailgating sites across campus will be in full swing on the Homecoming Day. The alumni office will get you connected with your group through the Facebook event, MTSU Centennial Homecoming Tailgate Hookup.
Be in the stands at Floyd Stadium to cheer the Blue Raiders as they take on in-state rival, the University of Memphis Tigers, in the Homecoming Game, kicking off at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the athletic ticket office at 615-898-2103. Discounted alumni tickets game tickets are available for purchase through www.mtalumni.com.
The Centennial Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during the traditional ceremony at halftime of the game.
Other activities will take place during Homecoming Week. For a more detailed schedule, visit mtalumni.com or call the Alumni Office at 800-533-6878.
For full details of Student Government Association homecoming events, visit www.mtsu.edu/sga and click on “Homecoming” on the left side of the page, view an mtsunews.com story at http://mtsunews.com/mtsu-homecoming-never-felt-smelled-tasted-so-good/ or call the SGA office at 615-898-2464. The official Facebook and Twitter pages are www.facebook.com/mtsuhomecoming and www.twitter.com/mtsuhomecoming, respectively.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. MTSU is celebrating its 100th anniversary with special events and activities throughout the 2011-12 academic year.
For MTSU news and information anytime, visit www.mtsunews.com.