October 10, 2003

CSUS hosts bigger, better Homecoming

Homecoming 2003 & Parents Weekend Schedule of Events

Campus Photo from Homecoming 2002
Campus photo from Homecoming 2002

California State University, Sacramento will host its grandest Homecoming week in years beginning Sunday, Oct. 19, and closing Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Hornets take on Eastern Washington at 7:35 p.m. at Hornet Stadium.

The expanded festivities kick-off with Funday Sunday, a free wellness and recreation fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Library Quad and Outdoor Theatre. Games, information booths, demonstrations, clinics and more will be available, all accompanied by live music including a performance by Sacramento favorite Funkengruven. Special appearances by alums Michelle Kane, KOVR13 anchor, and Cary Nosler, host of the national radio show “Wide World of Health,” along with the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at the Football Practice Field round out the day.

The celebration continues throughout the week with activities like former NBA player Kevin Johnson’s appearance at the Alumni Breakfast Club, the Livingston Lecture given by CSUS professor Valerie Wheeler, a talk by renowned artist and alum Gregory Kondos and a box lunch with CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez.

A campus-wide open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, featuring demonstrations, tours and presentations by different campus colleges, departments and facilities leads into a pre-game party with a fiesta theme at the Alumni Center starting at 4:30 p.m. The week closes with the Big Sky Conference match-up of the CSUS Hornets and Eastern Washington Eagles at 7:35 p.m. that evening in Hornet Stadium.

For more information, call (916) 278-6295. Media assistance available through CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

Homecoming and Parents Weekend
schedule of events


Wellness and Recreation Fair and Pops Concert, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Library Quad/Outdoor Theatre. Includes music, games, informational booths, demonstrations and clinics. Special guests include alums Michele Kane, news anchor for KOVR13, and Cary Nosler, fitness and nutrition consultant and host of the national radio show “Wide World of Health.” (916) 278-6295.

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick, presented by Pepsi, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Football Practice Field. Entry form available at www.playfootball.com. (916) 278-6295.

Students and Band Kick-off Parade through campus, 8:45 a.m., begins at residence halls, ends at Library Quad. (916) 278-6295.

Green Thunder barbecue for students, noon, Library Quad. (916) 278-6295.

Alumni Breakfast Club, 7:30 a.m., Alumni Center, former NBA player Kevin Johnson, "Sacramento High School: The New Charter School," reservations required. (916) 278-6295.

Green Thunder barbecue for students, noon, Library Quad. (916) 278-6295.

Livingston Lecture, 3 p.m., University Union, Valerie Wheeler, CSUS professor, "The Art of Farming: From Photography to Ethnography." (916) 278-6593.

Concert, CSUS Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. $8 general/$5 students and seniors and available from the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com.

Natural High Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Library Quad, an interactive fair encouraging healthy lifestyles. (916) 278-6295.

“Golden Grads Luncheon,” classes of 1948 -1954, noon, Alumni Center, $20 per person, reservations required. (916) 278-6295.

Rally and campus photo, noon, Library Quad. (916) 278-6295.

"An Evening with Gregory Kondos," Alumni Artists Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Alumni Center. Kondos discusses his life as an artist, dessert reception follows. For information or to reserve a limited-edition print of Kondos’ Life on the River, call 278-7718.

Concert, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers, 7:30 p.m., Serna Plaza. (916) 278-6295. (916) 278-6997.

Alumni Honors Luncheon, noon, Alumni Center, event honoring alumni nominated by CSUS academic departments. $25 per person, reservations required. (916) 278-6295.

Reception for residence hall students and parents with President Alexander Gonzalez, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., residence hall dining commons. (916) 278-6295.

Reunion dinner, classes of ‘68, ’73 and ’78, 6:30 p.m., Alumni Center. $40 per person, reservations required. (916) 278-6295.

Rally, 6 p.m., Serna Plaza, ice cream social, music from The Willknots, CSUS Marching Band, Pep Squad, bonfire and fireworks. (916) 278-6295.

University Open House, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., includes demonstrations, library and museum tours, speakers, forums and student entertainment. See www.csus.edu/news for complete schedule. (916) 278-6295.

Box lunch with President Alexander Gonzalez and his wife, Gloria, noon, University Union Redwood Room. $15 per person, reservations required. (916) 278-6295.

Pre-game party, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Alumni Center. (916) 278-6295.

Homecoming Football Game, Hornets vs. Eastern Washington, 7:30 p.m., Hornet Stadium. $15 reserved/$8 general. Tickets at CSUS Ticket Office (916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com.

Post-game radio show, wrap-up with coaches and guests, Alumni Center. (916) 278-6295.


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