SU Celebrates Homecoming and Family Weekend 2014
SALISBURY, MD---From reunions, to fun activities for parents and students, to a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a new $19 million Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury University’s 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend is packed with excitement.
Events begin Thursday, October 16, with the annual faculty emeriti and retired staff luncheon from noon-2 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. (Admission to the luncheon is by invitation only.)
Members of the Holloway Society, named in memory of Dr. William J. Holloway, SU’s founding president, are recognized during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Holloway Hall Social Room. Attendance is by invitation only. The Holloway Society recognizes those who have made planned giving provisions of at least $25,000 in their estate plans to benefit the University.
The Residence Hall Association’s annual powder puff football game is 2:30 p.m. on Holloway Hall Lawn. That evening, the SU Athletics Hall of Fame inducts five new members during its annual banquet at 6 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. They are: Margaret Medes Frasca (’84 field hockey), Eric Martin IV (’04 men’s lacrosse), Andrew Murray (’04 men’s lacrosse), Darren LaRocque (’02 men’s soccer) and Christine Sliger (’02 women’s lacrosse). Admission is $30, $25 for past inductees. Pre-registration is required.
University Dining Services’ annual “Recipes From Home” dinner is 6:30-8 p.m. in the Commons, featuring winning recipes submitted by parents and family members. Cost is $12, $7.28 for children 5 and under. A free improvisational music comedy show with the group Baby Wants Candy is 7:30 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
Saturday events begin with an open house at the Alumni House and Miller Alumni Garden from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and a campus tour at 10 a.m. A Living Learning Communities brunch is 9:30-10:45 a.m. on the Quad.
SU breaks ground on the new $19 million Sea Gull Stadium during a festive ceremony at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Student Government Association (SGA)-sponsored campus parade at 11 a.m. on Wayne Street.
Events continue at the stadium at 11 a.m. with the SU Alumni Association’s annual pre-game barbecue, serving as a reunion for the classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004 and 2009. Music is provided by Beauty for Ashes, and children’s games and activities are available. Admission is $15, $5 for children 10 and under. Those registering for the barbecue on the day of the event must purchase football tickets separately.
The SGA hosts a block party, with inflatables provided by the Student Organization for Activity Planning (SOAP), beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Intramural Fields. The Sea Gulls host Hartwick College (NY) during this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend football game at 1 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for alumni and non-SU students, $2 for children 12 and under. SU ID holders receive one ticket free. The SU Pep Band plays during the game.
The Student Affairs Office hosts a post-game ice cream social from 3-4:30 p.m. on Henson Hall Lawn (rain location: Perdue Hall Atrium). The Untouchables Dance Club performs in Henson Science Hall Plaza at 4:30 p.m. as sports fans make their way back to main campus from the game.
The Multicultural Student Services Office hosts a post-game alumni jazz social in the Gull’s Nest of the Guerrieri University Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m., featuring GSWAGG Band and Show.
A luncheon for alumni graduating prior to 1970 is 11 a.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. The class of 1964 is honored on its 50th anniversary. Admission is $20, free for Class of ’64 members, and pre-registration is required. The classes of 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1969 will be recognized, as well.
A Homecoming step show, featuring SU’s fraternities and sororities, is 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Tickets, available in advance at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk, are $10, $8 for SU students, faculty and staff.
On Sunday, October 19, the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority honors SU’s Black Greek fraternities and sororities with a breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Commons. Special tribute is paid to the seven women representing AKA’s inaugural SU membership in 1989. Cost is $15, and pre-registration is required. A portion of the proceeds benefits AKA’s breast cancer benefit show, scheduled Saturday, November 15, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
Homecoming and Family Weekend events end with a brunch featuring Slim DeNunn and the High Rollers from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Commons. Cost is $9.63, $4.94 for children 5 and under.
Other weekend highlights include:
Friday, October 17
•8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Family Weekend Information Center, Guerrieri University Center Information Desk
•2 p.m. – Adrenaline High “Discover Delmarva” Friends and Family Paddle (pre-registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org, $35; meet at Guerrieri University Center Dogwood parking lot entrance)
•6 p.m. – Spanish majors reunion, Plaza Tapatia, 1045 S. Salisbury Blvd.
Saturday, October 18
•1 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Southern Virginia University, Maggs Physical Activities Center
•1 p.m. – Women’s soccer vs. University of Mary Washington, Athletic Fields
•1 p.m. – Adrenaline High “Discover Delmarva” Friends and Family Paddle (pre-registration required at email@example.com, $35; meet at Guerrieri University Center Dogwood parking lot entrance)
•3-5 p.m. – SU Geography Alumni Alliance barbecue, Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative, 1248 S. Division St. (rain location: Henson Science Hall)
•3:30-5:30 p.m. – Acadia New Student Experience 30th anniversary reunion, Commons, Montgomery Room (all past participants invited; those planning to attend should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they are part of the historical roster)
•4 p.m. – Women’s Lacrosse NCAA championship ring ceremony, Holloway Hall, Great Hall
•4:30-7 p.m. – Bellavance Honors Program open house, Honors Center (pre-registration required)
•4:30-7:30 p.m. – A Taste of the Chesapeake Dinner featuring the Such Fools band, Commons ($12, $7.28 for children 5 and under)
•5-7 p.m. – Class of 1969 reunion, Alumni House (pre-registration required, $15)
•5-7 p.m. – Class of 1999 reunion, EVO Public House, 201 E. Vine St. (pre-registration required, $10 suggested donation)
•5-7 p.m. – All Greek reunion, Brew River, 502 W. Main St. (pre-registration required, $20)
•5-8 p.m. – Lambda Society Rainbow Reunion, Fulton Hall, University Gallery (pre-registration required, $15, $7.50 children 12 and under)
•7 p.m. – Bangin’ Bingo, Guerrieri University Center, Fireside Lounge
•7 p.m. – Step Show, Holloway Hall Auditorium
Sunday, October 19
•9 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Adrenaline High “Discover Delmarva” Friends and Family Paddle (pre-registration required at email@example.com, $35; meet at Guerrieri University Center Dogwood parking lot entrance)
•9 p.m. – SOAP movie: Maleficent, Devilbiss Hall Auditorium
Other events taking place during Homecoming include the Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Seminar presentation “Europe: 20th Century Journey” with Dr. Maarten Pereboom, dean of SU’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC) Room 179. Admission is $30, including coffee, snacks and lunch.
The Bobbi Biron Theatre Program presents Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by and featuring Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, chair of SU’s Theatre and Dance Department, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, $12 for seniors and alumni, $10 for students. For tickets call 410-543-6228 or visit www.salisbury.edu/theatreanddance.
SU Art Galleries exhibits include “TXTED” in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall, Electronic Gallery (TETC Room 128) and SU Art Galleries – Downtown Campus (118-120 N. Division St.), and “Work. Respect. Dignity.: Shared Images and Stories of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Immigrants,” also at the Downtown Campus. For more information, including exhibit descriptions and gallery hours, visit www.salisbury.edu/universitygalleries.
Blackwell Library holds its annual book sale throughout Homecoming and Family Weekend. The SU Bookstore also is open for Sea Gull shopping.
Admission to all events is free unless otherwise noted. Special invitations are required to participate in some reunion events. For more information or to pre-register for Homecoming events, call 410-543-6042 or visit the SU Alumni website at http://alumni.salisbury.edu.
For more information about Family Weekend events, call 410-543-6080 or visit http://www.salisbury.edu/parents/familyweekend.