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September 27, 2013



Inauguration and Homecoming activities begin Sunday


Jefferson City, MO- This weekend marks the beginning of eight days of celebration at Lincoln University.  Activities marking the Inauguration of the 19th President of Lincoln University Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. and Homecoming 2013 start Sunday, September 29 and run through Sunday, October 6.


The kick off event for the week is the CROP Walk, scheduled for Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m. The walk, aimed at raising awareness about hunger both around the world and right here in our community, will travel from the Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza to the Missouri State Capitol and back to campus.  A portion of the proceeds from the walk will be distributed to the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City.  To register as a walker or donate, please visit


Beginning at 5 p.m., the community is invited to the Community Day Ice Cream Social, also on the Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza.  The social will feature local celebrity “scoopers” who will serve ice cream to guests, who will then be able to customize their treats selecting from a buffet of toppings.  The Community Day Ice Cream Social runs through 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.   In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors to Memorial Hall. 


The free Inaugural Celebration and Gospel Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Dwight T. Reed Stadium.  The concert will feature national recording artists Crystal Rucker, Alexia Spight and Adrian Helm.  A pep rally and fireworks show will follow the concert.  The fireworks will end before 9 p.m.  In the event of rain, the concert will be held in Richardson Fine Arts Center-Mitchell Auditorium. 


The community is encouraged and welcome to attend any and all events.  For complete listings of activities, please visit or