October 21, 2013

EVENT: TSU Homecoming Schedule, 2013

It's that time again, HOMECOMING season is here! Being an alumni of a historically black college/university (HBCU), homecoming is a big deal. It's a party, celebration, time to see old friends, and has huge histrocial significance. In addition, living in the city where my alma mater is located, I'm always involved in how the community helps celebrate homecoming. There's concerts, parties, parades, and events - the city is ready to celebrate.

Last year, Tennessee State University, celebrated a century of service. It was a grand celebration. This year we homecoming is special becuase we inaugurate a new president. Tennessee State University proudly announces the inauguration of Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover as the eighth president of the institution. She's the school's first female president and she's poised to skillfully guide the university to the right direction.

So, let's get to the list of events. Here's a list of alumni friendly events that will occur this week. On Wednesday I'll list my annual outfit inspirations for the weekend.

*Inaugural Presidential Processional
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: President’s Home to Amphitheater

Mr. and Miss Tennessee State University Coronation and Ball
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Floyd Payne Campus Center
Kean Hall


*Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Farrell Westbrook Building
(the “Barn”)
*Inaugural Symposium
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Avon Williams Campus Auditorium

President’s & Legacy Societies Luncheon
(by invitation only)
Time:11:30 a.m.
Location: Jane Elliott Building

“From the Rough” Reception
(by invitation only)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Avon Williams Campus Atrium

“From the Rough” Movie Presentation
(by invitation only)
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Avon Williams Campus Auditorium

Alumni Blue Out Mixer
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Delta A Ballroom
Cost: $10.00 per person in advance, $15.00 at the door
Attire: TSU Blue

Alumni Homecoming Week
October 20-26, 2013
2013 Homecoming Supplement
“Tennessee State University: New Century, New Direction for Excellence”
*Inauguration Events

*Investiture of President Glenda Glover
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location:Howard C. Gentry Complex

*Inaugural Luncheon (by invitation only)
Time: Noon
Location: Kean Hall

Charles Campbell Fish Fry
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: President’s Lawn
Cost:$10 per person *Advance tickets are available.
Homecoming Pep Rally
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Hale Stadium (the “Hole”)
*Inclement weather — Howard C. Gentry Complex (limited seats)

TSU National Pan-Hellenic Step Show
Time: 5:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:00 p.m.)
Location: Howard C. Gentry Complex
Cost: $15 in advance (for non-students), $20 at the door (for non-students)

*Inaugural Reception & Scholarship Gala
Time: 6:00 p.m. (reception) 7:00 p.m. (gala)
Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort Delta A Ballroom
Cost: $150 per person

Jesse James Football Mixer
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort Washington B Ballroom
Cost: $10 in advance ($15 at the door)

Homecoming Parade
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location:14th Avenue & Jefferson Street to 33rd Avenue and Albion Street

Showcase of Bands
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: LP Field
Cost: Game Ticket

Time: 3:45 p.m.
LP Field – Downtown Nashville
Cost: $15-$35

Homecoming Game (TSU vs. Eastern Illinois)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: LP Field – Downtown Nashville
Cost: $15-$35

TSU Homecoming All-Access Granted VIP Farewell Finale
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Tennessee Ballroom
Cost: TBA
Contact: www.tsu-alumni.org
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