Union University alum: "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 9, 2001 – Union University
is expecting hundreds of alumni and friends to arrive on campus the week
of Feb. 12-17 for the university's annual homecoming festivities. Under
this year's theme, "If My Friends Could See Me Now," more than
35 events and activities have been planned for students and alumni alike,
including athletic games, department seminars and reunions, coffeehouses,
talent shows, and Union's annual Bull-Dog Day Camp, an on-campus childcare
service for children ages 3-10.
"This is always a fun but important time for us here at
Union," said Gary Williams, executive director of Alumni Services.
"Not only for renewing acquaintances, but an opportunity to share the
future of Union with returning alumni."
This year, returning Unionites will get their first look at the newly
created West Campus, featuring the recently built Jennings Hall, housing
the departments of music, communication arts and Christian studies, and
the Miller Tower, scheduled for completion in late spring.
The complete Homecoming 2001 schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 13
- Peterson/Novak art exhibit opens in the Union University Art
Gallery - featuring metalwork by Joel Peterson and paintings by Tony
Novak. Runs through March 15.
- 8:30 p.m. - Way-out Wild and Wacky Homecoming Games, Rocky
Palmer Activity Center
Wednesday, Feb. 14
- 10 a.m. - Praise and Worship Time led by Andrew Peterson,
sponsored by Student Activities Council in Chapel
- 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Homecoming Coffeehouse, Coburn
Thursday, Feb. 15
- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Homecoming Tailgate Party - pre-game dinner
in small gym before Union vs. Martin Methodist game
- 6 p.m. - Union Lady Bulldogs vs. Martin Methodist, Bulldogs vs.
- 7:30 p.m. - Alumni Music Recital, Hartley Recital Hall in
- 9 p.m. - Union Bonfire
Friday, Feb. 16
- 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. "Fraud Detection and Prevention"
seminar led by Dr. Jim Burton, Dean, College of Business, Middle
Tennessee State University.
- 5 p.m. - McAfee School of Business Symposium with guest speaker,
James T. McAfee, '61 graduate and president and CEO of Hallmark
Systems, Atlanta, Ga.
- 5:30 p.m. - School of Nursing "Launching Your Career into
the 21st Century" seminar and reunion
- 7 p.m. - Fifty Year Reunion/Special Recognition Dinner for
the Class of 1951 and Golden Years (pre-1951).
- 8:30 p.m. - All Sing 2001, sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.
Saturday, Feb. 17
- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Alumni Awards Luncheon, Coburn
- 2 p.m. - Lady Bulldogs vs. Freed-Hardeman University -
Homecoming royalty to be presented at half-time.
- 4 p.m. - Bulldogs vs. Freed-Hardeman University
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