Homecoming 2013: The Best is Yet To Come
9/24/13 10:55 AM
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HOMECOMING 2013: THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Jefferson City, MO- Homecoming 2013 at Lincoln University isn’t just a celebration, but also the beginning of a brighter future. Under the theme, “The Best is Yet to Come,” alumni, students, faculty and staff will revel in their memories of the past, fete the present and anticipate even better times that lay ahead. The weeklong festivities, which coincide with activities for the Inauguration of 19th President of Lincoln University Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr., run from Sunday, September 29 through Sunday, October 6.
The Homecoming schedule begins with the CROP Walk, to be held Sunday, September 29, starting at 3 p.m. on the Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza. Participants will walk from the Lincoln University campus through downtown Jefferson City and back in an effort to raise awareness about hunger on the world front and right here in our community. A fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City. To sign up or to donate to the 2013 CROP Walk, please visit: http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2013FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2013?pg=entry&fr_id=17080.
Nine former Blue Tiger athletes will be inducted into the Lincoln University Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 3. The event begins at 5 p.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel. Tickets are $30 and are available online. The Coronation of Mr. and Miss Lincoln University will be held that same evening, beginning at 7 p.m. at Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium.
The Reunion Classes Luncheon organizers are anticipating a greater attendance this year, due in part to the participation from the Class of 1963, the Golden Anniversary class. The luncheon will be held Friday, October 4, at 12:30 p.m. in Scruggs University Center Ballroom. Tickets to the luncheon are $25 and are available online.
Inman E. Page Library will hold two naming ceremonies on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. The media center and student lounge areas will be renamed the Elizabeth Briscoe Wilson Technology Media Center and the Lionel Newsom Student Lounge.
Homecoming Saturday begins with the annual parade at 9:30 a.m., with a new route this year. The parade starts at the intersection of Dunklin and Lafayette Streets, north to High Street. The route continues west to the intersection of High and Jefferson Streets. The parade will make a left onto Jefferson and will head south, making another left on McCarty. The route continues east on McCarty, with a final right back onto Lafayette Street.
The Homecoming Football Game will pit the Lincoln University Blue Tigers against the Emporia State University Hornets at 2 p.m. in Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
The Homecoming Concert, also on Saturday, will feature neo-soul artist Chrisette Michele. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are only available in the Lincoln University Cashier’s Office.
The university will close out the week with a day of reflection. The Memorial Breakfast is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel. Gospel artist Byron Cage will be the featured performer that evening at 6:30 p.m. at Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
A complete Homecoming schedule is available on the Lincoln University website. Visit http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/alumni/homecoming-2013 for more information. Advance tickets are available for many events are also available online through https://14186.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300.