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From the Editor Ninety-one years is a long time. Murray State has seen dramatic changes over what is inching closer to a century. However, despite all of the change, some traditions and qualities have remained the same. This University still has a unique, small-town feel that ensures students won’t be lost in the mix. This town truly feels like home, and sometimes, it feels more like home than where I grew up. That’s why alumni come back to Murray State; this school truly became their home for four years. The concept of home and what it really means has changed over the years. People move and travel more than they ever have, making it harder to determine where home really is.
To me, home is a large part of my identity. Although I consider Paducah and the houses I grew up in to be very important to me, I Lexy Gross call Murray Editor-in-Chief my home. This is where I’ve met my best friends, where I’ve made mistakes, where I’ve been let down and where I’ve had my greatest accomplishments. Murray State is where I figured out who I was and who I wanted to become. I know I’m not the only student or Racer who feels this way, and I know this is why they return to attend the parade, Tent City and the football game.
They want to reach back into those moments, even the bad ones, to be reminded who they are. I love talking to alumni during Homecoming and listening to their stories of life before cell phones and research papers before computers. But even though the differences between them and I are clear – I can see the same passion in their eyes, the same thankfulness that they are able to call Murray State home. I hope you will be able to call Murray State home, and I hope you will have the same experiences I did. If you make the most of your time here, go to events and open up to new and exciting experiences, Murray State will become your home without you knowing it. Follow Lexy on Twitter @lexygross.
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Traditions of Murray State extend past All Campus Sing, the Shoe Tree or Racer Athletics. Sometimes the Murray State tradition is part of the family. A third-generation Racer is unheard of. Heatherly Paschall, sophomore from Murray, is one of those rare students. Following the legacy of both her grandparents and parents, she decided to attend Murray State after graduating from Murray High School. She said her decision to go to Murray State had more to do with the quality of the school than the fact that it was a tradition, but tradition played a part in her choice. “I really chose Murray State because I am an education major and (the University) has a great education program,” Paschall said. “Plus, almost my entire family lives in this area, within a two-hour radius. That was definitely another reason to come here.” Paschall’s father Stan graduated from Murray State in 1985, and her mother Michelle in 1989. Stan said he liked that Murray State was close, and it had the engineering program he wanted. His parents’ legacy also played a role in his
decision to join the Racer tradition. “My mom and dad both enjoyed their time at Murray State, so of course I considered it for that reason,” he said. Stan’s parents, Gedric and Norma, both attended the University in the ‘50s. Gedric graduated in 1960 as a first-generation college student with a degree in Business Administration. “My family recognized the importance of education,” Gedric said. “Both of my parents graduated high school when Murray State was barely here.” About his granddaughter attending Murray State, Paschall said he was happy with her decision. “I think it’s super cool that she picked Murray,” he said. “I’m glad she did, because otherwise I wouldn’t have Heatherly around.” Every year during Homecoming weekend, Heatherly has a cross-country meet, but her grandfather never misses a parade, meeting other alumni, or Racer One running the track at the football game. The running of Racer One after a touchdown may be Gedric’s favorite Murray State ritual, but the greatest tradition for the Paschall family is the legacy of three Racer generations.
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Alumni travel from far and wide for Homecoming weekend to see the growth and remember Murray State’s strong tradition they once experienced. Krissa Dudley, Murray State alumna from Peoria, Ill., said Murray State seemed like a place where she could have many positive experiences. “When I first came to Murray State I felt like I could be successful,” she said. “I initially came to Murray State with the goal of getting a degree and my ability to do that at Murray State seemed very realistic.” Dudley graduated in
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2003 with an undergraduate degree in chemistry and in 2005, she completed a masters degree in industrial hygiene. “Murray State taught me a lot about learning to be open to trying new things,” Dudley said. “Through the student organizations I was involved with, I learned a lot about working with others to achieve common goals.” During her time as a graduate student, she said the occupational safety and health program provided her with opportunities that still benefit her today. “The Governor’s Conference for Safety and Health in Louisville, Ky., was a great opportunity to network in a fun environ-
ment,” Dudley said. “I got to work with peers in the department of labor.” Dudley is now Project Manager of the Corporate Quality Group at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria. Her job requires her to travel frequently around the U.S. and Canada. She plans to spend Homecoming seeing the growth on campus and visiting friends. “Homecoming weekend is like a mini-vacation,” Dudley said. “I get to catch up with longtime friends. Most of all I enjoy seeing people in the organizations I was involved with and meeting new versions. Although the people might be different, the mission outlooks, philosophy and attitude are still the same.”
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Association brings students, alumni together Ben Manhanke || Assistant News Editor email@example.com
While Homecoming is a time for students to attend the football game, watch the parade and chow down in Tent City, it also a major event for the University’s alumni who take the time to travel from across the country to reconnect with their alma mater. Helping to reconnect these past Murray State students with the University is the Student Alumni Association. This largely student-run organization and faction of the Alumni Association helps act as ambassadors to the many alumni and distinguished guests and friends of the University. Rachel Foley, the Racer to Racer coordinator and adviser of the SAA, said Homecoming as a whole is the biggest event of the year for the Alumni Association and the SAA play their most important role at this time. “It’s important to show alumni and guests of the University what wellrounded students we have here on cam-
Hundred s of alumni join students and fans at last year’ s Hom ec oming football game. pus,” Foley said. “And I think it’s important for alumni, donors and friends of the University to be able to communicate with those students.” Foley said the SAA gives current students the chance to network with and hear about the life experiences of alumni while in return, she said, it allows alumni to get re-engaged with the student body and what is actually
going on on campus. She said thoughout the year the SAA presents opportunities for members to mingle with alumni such as at tailgates before Racer sporting events and even through dinner parties hosted by alumni. While the SAA elected not to tailgate before the Homecoming football game, it will host a golf scramble the day before at Frances E. Miller
Memorial Golf Course. The second annual golf scramble, what used to be a staple Alumni Association event, was revived by the SAA last year and is another chance for SAA members and returning alumni to come together in a less formal setting. The SAA is ran primarily by an executive board of 20 elected students who meet every other week and plan and volunteer at events such as the golf scramble and other promotions though the year. At this year’s golden anniversary for the class of 1963 and at the coinciding Black Alumni reunion happening this weekend, SAA board members will be participating in the reception and dinner for both events. Foley said the SAA was formed by the Alumni Association out of a need for a more professional representation of the student body. She said when alumni returned for banquets, receptions and tours at Murray State, the Alumni Association did not feel there was a polished enough group they felt comfortable meeting with these visitors.
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MALLORY Mallory Allgire is a junior social work major from Belleville, Ill. She is a member Alpha Omicron Pi, of the Student Association for Social Workers, Student Alumni Board, Student Alumni Association and Campus Recreation. She is also a Best Buddies mentor. “One thing I love about Murray State is the fact that anyone can feel welcomed and encouraged to be who they are,” Allgire said. “Here on this campus, we are presented with so many opportunities to make a difference. Murray State University simply brings out the best in people, and allows room for everyone and anyone to grow.” Random fact: She secretly wishes she was on the drumline.
Celeste Chockley is a senior marketing major from Washington, Ill. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Student Government Association, Women in Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s , Ads Club and the Student Alumni Association. Her honors include being a Summer Orientation leader, Alpha Gamma Rho sweetheart, Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society and Omega Mu honor student council. Random fact: She was in a furniture store commercial once.
Erin Jones is a senior public relations major from Murray. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, where she is currently serving as president. Jones is also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and has completed an internship in Dallas, Texas with The Production Network. “Murray is my home,” Jones said. “My friends and family are here. Murray State has allowed me to extend my friendships and my family.” Random fact: She likes peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.
ELIZABETH Elizabeth Tarter is a senior biology/pre-med major from Greenville, Ky. Tarter’s activities include president of Alpha Gamma Delta, Order of Omega, Campus Activities Board, PreHealth Professional’s Club and Murray State’s BioMaPS research presenter. She is also a member of the Journey Church and attended Lourdes Hospital Future Physician’s Program. “I love everything about Murray State University, and I'm so excited and honored to be on Homecoming Court this year,” Tarter said. “As Jeanie Morgan always says, ‘Homecoming is better than Christmas.’”
Ellen Whittington is a senior communication disorders major from Madisonville, Ky. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, the Honors Program, the Governor’s Scholars Program College Community and the National Student SpeechLanguage and Hearing Association. “Murray State University Homecoming is a wonderful tradition where students, faculty, friends, family and alumni, join together once again to mix, mingle and exude their Racer pride,” Whittington said. Random fact: She is a left-handed fraternal twin adopted from Seoul, South Korea.
Greek members reflect on Homecoming events Mary Bradley || Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Homecoming is filled with excitement for many students and is a weekend long awaited for the Greek community. Every year, Murray holds a Homecoming Parade that begins at 9:30 a.m. on 15th and Main Street. Students, alumni and faculty members participate in the parade, and Greek organizations prepare for it by decorating a float. Sororities and fraternities
pair up and spend approximately a week making their floats, which they will walk with or ride on throughout the parade. Sophomore Collette Anderson, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, spent the week decorating her sorority’s float and said she is excited for the parade. “We’re building the float with Alpha Gamma Rho,” Anderson said. “I like walking in the parade. It’s a lot of fun and we get to throw out candy and wear our matching shirts.” Following the parade at 11
a.m. is Tent City, where not only do Greek organizations meet, but also each college and organization across campus. Gathered within Roy Stewart Stadium, Tent City allows for these organizations to socialize and display what they are doing for the year. Meggie Goeke, a member of the Panhellenic Council and Alpha Sigma Alpha, said she sees Homecoming as an opportunity for students and alumni to connect. “Homecoming is important for Greek Life because a lot of alumni come to visit
and see what their chapter is doing and to see their friends,” Goeke said. Tent City lasts up until the football game at 3 p.m. against Austin Peay, where organizations can cheer on the Racers together. With the re-establishment of Kappa Delta, the organization will participate in Homecoming for the first time in 29 years, after being disbanded in 1984. New members of the sorority will have an opportunity to participate in the Homecoming Parade and
Tent City along with other Greek organizations before members are officially initiated later this month. Sophomore Lindsey Powers, a Kappa Delta new member, said she thinks this Homecoming will be an exciting time for her sorority and for Kappa Delta alumni members who participated before the chapter was disbanded. Powers said: “It’ll be cool for them to come back and for us to meet them and see what their experience was like here.”
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Homecoming Court MICHAEL Michael Brehl is a senior business management major from Prospect, Ky. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Student Government Association and the Murray State Student Alumni Association. Brehl has served as a summer orientation counselor, studied abroad in Germany and the Czech Republic, and is also Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Man of the Year.
LUKE Luke King, is a junior Agriculture Business and Political Science major from Cumberland County, Ky., and grew up on a beef cattle farm. He is involved in Collegiate FFA, the Honors Program Student Council and Student Government Association. King enjoys traveling, visiting with family and friends and helping others. “I am honored to be considered as a Homecoming King candidate for a university that goes above and beyond the status quo,” King said. “Crown or no crown, the support and kindness shown by my peers has already been a reward far greater than I deserve."
RYAN Ryan Knight, a senior from Benton, Ill., is a music education major. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and a member of Racer Band. “To me, the Homecoming King and Queen are representatives of what Murray State University tries to instill in all students,” Knight said. “Our tradition is rooted in our rich history, dedicated faculty and staff and inspired alumni. It is our honor and our responsibility to take what they have left for us and carry the torch further. This tradition is what makes Murray State feel like home, year after year.”
Chris Koechner is a senior biology/pre-dental major from Marion, Ill. He is a member of Sigma Chi, the PreHealth Professionals Club and Student Government Association. He has two jobs while attending school, including an on-campus job at Wrather Museum and also in an orthodontic office in Murray at Dr. Allen Moffitts’ orthodontic practice. “Murray State is a huge part of my life and I have loved every second of attending here,” Koechner said. “The atmosphere on campus is probably the thing I love most as everyone is always happy and friendly.”
Bennett Poynter is a senior marketing major from Jonesboro, Ark. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Leaders Encouraging Academic Diversity, Order of Omega and the First Year Leader Program. Poynter has also been involved with Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association and two study abroad trips. “I love striving to continue Murray State's tradition of excellence in all that I do,” Poynter said. “I love Homecoming because I think it is a great way for students and alumni to come together as one and celebrate the achievements of our University.”
Homecoming celebrations of the past File Photo
The Black Student Council rides in the Homecoming Parade in 1979.
(Left) The Homecoming Queen of 1969 was crowned on the field. (Above) The band circles on the inside of Tent City in 1991.
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Racers look to flush Peay Jonathan Ferris || Staff writer email@example.com
Senior Walter Powell runs the ball in a game against Southeast Missouri State.
Though he has coached at three different universities, Head Coach Chris Hatcher believes there is something special about Homecoming at Murray State. “Homecoming is big wherever you go,” Hatcher said. “It’s a time for former players to give back and it’s big for the students. Here it’s more special than any place I’ve ever been just because of Tent City, seeing the old players come back and all the different things that go on with the week.” The Racers have won two of their last three Homecoming games, and look to continue that trend against Austin Peay in this year’s matchup. Hatcher’s team enters Homecoming week with a 43 record. The Racers were hoping to earn their first 3-0 start in conference play since 1998 last Saturday, but fell short, losing a tripleovertime heartbreaker to Southeast Missouri State after making some key mistakes down the stretch. The loss dropped the Racers to 2-1 in conference play, leaving Murray State tied with UT Martin for third in OVC standings, trailing Tennessee State (3-0) and
Eastern Illinois (2-0). With last week’s game seemingly in their grasp, a late fumble gave SEMO the opening it needed to kick a game-ending field goal in the third overtime possession. With such a disappointing loss still fresh on the minds of players and coaches, Hatcher said he hopes his team can learn from its mistakes. “Maybe this is the wakeup call that we needed,” Hatcher said. “We’ve been living on the edge all season. We will learn from it and move on. Hopefully we look back on this at the end of the year and say that was the best thing to ever happen to us because it finally hit us home.” After last week’s result, each game now becomes critically important as the Racers strive to keep their conference championship hopes alive. “One game doesn’t make or break you,” Hatcher said. “We’ve done a bunch of good things so we’re not going to let that spoil our season.” The Racers now have the chance to redeem themselves in front of a Homecoming crowd against Austin Peay, who remains winless so far this season. Not only have the Governors failed to earn a win, but they have lost each
game by 32 or more points, while being outscored by an average of more than 40 points per game. Having only scored two touchdowns through their first six games, the 0-6 Governors may provide an opportunity for the Racers to get back on track before heading into a bye week. “Offensively we just have to have more consistent play across the board,” Hatcher said. “We made some good plays, but we did not play very well and that’s something that’s plagued us all season long.” When facing an opponent who appears to be inferior on paper, senior running back Jaamal Berry said his team needs to come out of the gates fast and ready to put the pressure on early. “I expect us to come out really fired up,” Berry said. “There should be a lot of fans out here supporting us and we just need to start off fast and quick. We need to jump on top of them early and never let go of the gas pedal.” Eager to put last week’s loss behind him, Hatcher said he’s ready to play. The Racers look to get their season back on track tomorrow as they kick off against Austin Peay at 3 p.m. at Roy Stewart Stadium.
Traditional 5K run welcomes all ages Taylor Crum || Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with Homecoming at Murray State comes tradition, and one of those is the Homecoming 5K run. This marks the 32nd consecutive year for the run, an event sponsored by Murray State’s Campus Recreation. This tradition is representative of Campus Recreation itself by promoting wellness. Steven Leitch, director of campus recreation, said he believes the run was created to promote the mission of Campus Recreation. He said the mission of the office is for its patrons to lead active,
healthy lifestyles. “It’s just trying to provide a way for people to connect, and get out and be healthy and active, and maybe start some of their fitness goals for the first time,” Leitch said. Not only is Campus Recreation using the 5K to promote living a healthy lifestyle, but it is also using it as a way to connect with alumni of the University. “A lot of the alumni are going to be back on campus,” Leitch said. “So maybe some of them can kind of connect with Campus Recreation and some of the staff that’s in place right now.” Leitch said unlike most 5K runs, this one is not a fundraiser for the
University. He said it is a break-even program with a low entry fee. The pre-registration entry fee is $15. This entry fee allows participants to get a T-shirt showing their contribution to the 5K. There will also be chances to win a variety of prizes for each age group. With five different age divisions, anyone 15 years old and older can participate in the 5K. Each division is also broken up by gender. Leitch said there are typically around 30-40 entries for the run and Campus Recreation expects nothing different this year. “We get a lot of people that just get into town on Thursday and
Friday and sign up on those days as well,” he said. Leitch said the run has remained steady throughout the years with a very good mix of people. Participants include not only runners, but walkers as well. Leitch said Campus Recreation welcomes to anyone, no matter what speed they choose to go. “5Ks are very trendy,” Leitch said. “We are really marketing to the campus community, faculty, staff, students and of course the alumni that are going to be in town for this weekend.” The run starts at 5 p.m. today at the Wellness Center. Check-in begins at 4 p.m.
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Students abroad reflect on missed Homecoming traditions Rebecca Walter Staff writer email@example.com
Homecoming traditions are a part of what makes Murray State special, but currently 19 students are across the globe and missing out on all it has to offer. These students are studying abroad this semester in seven countries: Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and South Korea. Breanna Bethel, sophomore from Murray, is studying abroad in Regensburg, Germany, said it will be different not being involved in all the Homecoming events in which she is used to taking part in. “When I see pictures from Homecoming I will def initely miss it,” Bethel said. “It is a whole chapter of memories I’m missing out on even though I am making some different and amazing ones over here in Europe.” Bethel said although it will feel different not being at Homecoming this year, having other Murray State students with her will help her make the transition a little easier. Otisa Eads, senior from Westport, Ky., is studying in Santiago, Chile, and said she will miss enjoying the football game, hanging out with friends and the fall weather in Murray, which she looks forward to every year. “The festivities Homecoming has to offer
is a great time for students to hang out with friends and show their families Murray State,” Eads said. “All of that is part of the college experience.” Eads said she still feels like a part of the Murray State community even though she is abroad. Bekah Russell, sophomore from Cobden, Ill., is also studying in Regensburg and said it is hard to have any sort of connection to an event like Homecoming without actually being there. “I am going to have a couple more Homecomings at Murray State, but this semester in Regensburg is going to be once in a lifetime,” Russell said. “It will be a fabulous experience and one I know I will always remember.” She said she is going to make her time abroad count, and is looking forward to seeing Murray State and all her friends when she returns. “I love Regensburg and I am with a great group of people,” Russell said. “I try to stay updated with what is going on in Murray, but I can definitely feel the distance.” Russell said she uses Facebook and Twitter to keep up with her friends in Murray, and will be keeping a close eye out for pictures from Homecoming. Said Bethel: “My study abroad group has become my new Murray State community, and I feel just as involved with this limited part of the Murray State community as I did all last year.”
Students make rhythm using their bodies and respond to one another at last year’s Homecoming step show.
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There’s something about Homecoming that illuminates the school spirit in every Racer at Murray State. Maybe that something is the large crowd it attracts or maybe it is the long-standing traditions. Regardless of which aspect draws students and alumni in, Homecoming is the time of the year when every Racer can get involved. One of the featured events of the weekend is the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show. Stepping is a team art that is rhythm made by using the hands, feet and occasionally props while responding to chants or calls and moving into different formations. Fraternities and sororities adopted step in the late ‘60s on college campuses and began competing. Murray State’s National Panhellenic Council Step Show is a competition between the nine historically black Greek fraternities and sororities that make up the NPHC. The members include four sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho. The five remaining groups that
make up the NPHC are fraternities Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Beta Sigma and Alpha Phi Alpha. Together, these organizations, often called the “divine nine,” host the step show in the fall as part of tradition across the nation. “The NPHC Step Show is a huge part of Homecoming everywhere,” said Kearron Smith, vice president of Murray State’s NPHC. “Every school does something like this for their Homecoming. It’s just tradition.” The competition takes a large amount of preparation, according to Smith. “All the members of the NPHC participate in either the event or preparation,” he said. “We all come together to pull this event off. Things are set in place so the transition is smooth and easy. Committees were made to spread the work among the council.” The extensive planning is part of what makes the step show a profitable event. All the proceeds from the show help fund other events the council hosts throughout the year. The money raised pays for speakers to come to the University, such as this year’s master of ceremonies for the step show, Rick Daniels. Daniels is the Student Life
Manager at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill. According to his website, Daniels speaks on issues concerning student leadership, diversity and Greek life. Daniels visited Murray State last year. He hosts many events like Disney Youth Programs, The National Black Greek Leadership Conference and The National Step Show Alliance. The step show grabs the attention of both students and alumni every year. Smith believes the spring competition Alpha Phi Alpha hosts also brings students and alumni to the Homecoming NPHC Step Show. “I believe (the step show) brings a fun aspect to Homecoming,” he said. “People love competition and the Alpha Step Off in the spring is such a successful event; I’m sure the students and alumni love to come back and watch the show (in the fall).” This year, the nine competing fraternities and sororities will take the stage of Lovett Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the event are on sale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Carr Health Building lawn for $10. Tickets can also be purchased Saturday night at the door for $15.
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The News October 18, 2013
Schedule of events Saturday, Oct. 19
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 24th Annual Tent City
5:30 p.m. A Taste of the Arts Dinner & Auction
3:30 p.m. Gene W. Ray Science Campus dedication 4 - 5:30 p.m. African-American Alumni Reception
8 a.m. 28th Annual College of Education Breakfast
Where: Roy Stewart Stadium
Where: CFSB Center, Reservation Required
Where: Sid Easley Alumni Center
Where: Murray Middle School
Friday, Oct. 18
5 p.m. 32nd Annual Homecoming 5K Run hosted by Campus Recreation
Thursday, Oct. 17
8 a.m. "M" Club Breakfast
9 a.m. Homecoming Golf Scramble hosted by the Student Alumni Association
6 p.m. Golden Anniversary Class Reunion Dinner
Where: Frances E. Miller Memorial Golf Course
Where: Heritage Hall, reservation required
2 - 4 p.m. Minority Leadership Forum & Career Expo
6:30 p.m. Hutson School of Agriculture Alumni Picnic
Where: Curris Center Theater
Where: William â€œBillâ€? Cherry Expo Center
2:30 p.m. Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology dedication
7:30 p.m. Miss Black and Gold Pageant Where: Wrather Museum
Where: Curris Center Ballroom 9:30 a.m. Murray State Homecoming Parade
2:30 p.m. Crowning of the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen by reigning King and Queen 3 p.m. Racers football vs. Austin Peay Colonels 8 - 9:45 p.m. National PanHellenic Council Step Show
Where: Begins downtown and ends at 15th and Main streets
Where: Lovett Auditorium
11 a.m. African-American Historical Marker
Sunday, Oct. 20
Where: Quad in front of Pogue Library 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sid Easley Alumni Center will open
9:30 - 11 a.m. Inspirational Service and Black Alumni Reunion Brunch honoring Voices of Praise Where: Heritage Hall, reservation required