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Decades re-lived on the way to Homecoming

Jesse Ballard, Christian Pierce, and Brandi LaPlante bring their do-wop look to Chem lab Wednesday.

If you’ve seen 1920s flappers, rock ‘n rollin’ kids in poodle skirts and guys with slicked back hair and leather jackets, hippies in bellbottom jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts dashing from class to class … you can believe your eyes: decade by decade, APSU students have been heading towards Homecoming with a celebration of decades past. Halloween has nothing on this Homecoming  celebration, which is themed “Let the Good Times Roll!

Homecoming continues through the weekend with the following events:

Friday, Oct. 24: Decade of the Day – Totally ’80s

30th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., Swan Lake Golf Course. $60 per person. Open to the public. Fee includes ditty bag, refreshments on the golf course and light lunch. Nelson Boehms (’86), Frazier Allen (’99) and Jeff Turner, co-chairs. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

42nd Annual Alumni-Varsity Golf Match, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Clarksville Country Club, Men’s varsity golf alumni compete against the current men’s golf team in this annual event. Includes lunch from noon – 1 p.m. Sherwin Clift (’60), Steve Miller (’65) and Jim Smith (’68), co-chairs. Contact Jim Smith, (931) 645-6586 or (931) 648-0343.

Pep Rally/Bonfire/Yard Party, 3-6 p.m., Intramural Field, Free. Students, alumni and friends are invited to attend. Activities include Costume and Wing Tasting contests, Dance Off, Yard Party (impromptu stepping is welcome), introduction of Homecoming Court, deejay, food and booths. Appearances by APSU head football coach Rick Christophel, the Governors Marching Band, cheerleaders and pom squad prior to the pep rally and bonfire at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by IFC, PC, NPHC, Student Life and Leadership and African-American Alumni Chapter/APSU National Alumni Association. Contact Student Life and Leadership, (931) 221-7431.

17th Annual Dave Aaron Reception,6 p.m., Riverview Inn, Montgomery Room, 50 College St.. Free. Open to the public. RSVPs are recommended. Friends and former players of the late Dave Aaron are encouraged to reunite during this special event. George Fisher (’52), Hendricks Fox (’51), Dick Hardwick (’49), Brandon Buhler (’51) and Bill Cashion, co-chairs. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

APSU vs. Jacksonville State (volleyball). 7 p.m., Dunn Center. Free and open to the public. Contact Women’s Volleyball Office, (931) 221-1002.

NPHC Comedy and Step Show featuring Chinnita “Chocolate” Morris with Nema Williams, 7 p.m., Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. Students: $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Non-students: $20 in advance / $25 at the door. For ticket information, visit www.apsu.edu/SLL or visit the Morgan University Center Information Desk.

Athletic Letter-Winners Reunion, 8-10 p.m., Blackhorse Pub and Brewery, 132 Franklin St.   Free. Light refreshments, cash bar. Hosted by APSU Athletics Office. Contact Athletics Office, (931) 221-7903.

Homecoming Street Dance, 8 p.m. – midnight, Strawberry Alley in downtown Clarksville. Free admission and open to the public. Reunite with friends and dance the night away to music by Mike Robinson. Food and beverages for sale. Sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville, the Blackhorse Brewery and the Front Page Deli. Terry (’80) and Debbie Griffin, Craig (’85) and Lori (’87) O’Shoney, Garnett (’83) and Nancy (’80) Ladd, co-chairs, along with JoDee Wall Wright (’98), Justin Wamble (’06) and Sherry Weaver (’81). Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Homecoming Scholarship 5K Run, 8 a.m., Clement Building, front lawn, College Street. Registration $20 in advance, $25 day of race. Open to the public, all ages. Fee includes T-shirt and refreshments; prizes and cash awards. Mike (’78) and Lisa (’81) Kelley, co-chairs, along with Gloria Henshaw (’82), Amelia Wallace (’66), Bill Harpel (’74), Lori O’Shoney (’87), Evelyn Morrison, Sandra Fladry, Anna Murray (’83), Jimmy Clark (’07) and Doug Malnar. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Football Lettermen Chapter Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom. Free. All former football players are invited to reunite for this special event in support of APSU football. Advance reservations requested. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Volleyball Alumni Breakfast, 9 a.m., Dunn Center (third level). Free. All former volleyball players and their families are invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lindi Bankowski, (931) 221-7654 or .

Alumni Awards Brunch, 11 a.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom. $25 per person. Open to the public. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, Oct. 22. Meet and mingle with other alumni and friends as we honor this year’s selection of outstanding alumni award recipients. Nell Northington Warren (’74), chair. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

APSU vs. Tennessee Tech (volleyball), 2 p.m., Dunn Center. Free and open to the public. Contact Women’s Volleyball Office, (931) 221-1002.

Homecoming Parade, 4 p.m., through center of campus (Browning Drive to Marion Street). Free and open to the public. Floats will be on display near Governors Stadium after the parade and throughout the game. Contact Student Life and Leadership, (931) 221-7431.

Alumni Hospitality Tent, 4-6 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot). Hosted by Montgomery County Alumni Chapter. Stop by to meet and mingle with other alumni, check and/or update your alumni information, register for a door prize and pick up the latest alumni trinkets. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

African-American Alumni Chapter Tailgate Party, 4-6 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot). Free. Co-chairs are Nancy Washington Vaughn (’99) and Makeba Webb (’00). Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Governors Band Alumni Chapter Tailgate Party, 4-6 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot). Free. Matt Whitt (’03), president. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Hispanic Alumni Tailgate Party, 4-6 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot). Free. Rosa Ponce (’03), president.
Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Football Lettermen Chapter Tailgate Party, 4-6 p.m., Tailgate Alley (west side parking lot). Free. Charles Woods (’94), president. Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Homecoming Game – APSU vs. Tennessee Tech, 6 p.m., Governors Stadium. Open to the public. Presentation of 2008 Homecoming King, Queen and court at halftime; Wyatt Award announcement and presentation. For admission prices, contact Athletics Ticket Office, (931) 221-7761.

Post-Game Alumni Homecoming Social, immediately after the game (tentatively 9-11 p.m.), Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. Open to alumni and friends. $10 per person. Payment in advance or at the door. Advance reservations requested. Payment in advance or at the door. Light hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages. Casual attire. Sponsored by the APSU National Alumni Association and Budweiser of Clarksville. Hosted by the Greek Alumni Committee. Group reunions of Greek alumni are encouraged. Lee Peterson (’90), Gloria B.  Humphrey (’89), Robert Price (’03), co-chairs.
Contact Alumni Relations Office, (931) 221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586 or .

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