"That’s Entertainment" Theme For Concord University’s Annual Homecoming Celebration, October 3-8

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 07 2005

That’s Entertainment” Theme For Concord University’s Annual Homecoming Celebration, October 3-8

Athens, WV – Concord University is preparing for a memorable homecoming 2005 with many special events in store for everyone at this year’s celebration, including a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility.

The last construction on the campus of Concord University occurred more than 30 years ago. Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held for the second new construction in as many years as University officials and guests celebrate the addition to the Concord University campus of “University Point,” which will include the Wilkes Family Interfaith Chapel, a museum and the Erickson Alumni Center. The celebration is slated for Friday, October 7 at 11 a.m. (additional information will be released at a later date).

Other events include a reunion for communication arts and fine arts graduates and the 1955 and 1980 football teams and homecoming queens. The communication arts and fine arts graduates are planning a dinner Saturday night in Princeton. The Concord theatre department will also be presenting their annual Homecoming production. Details will be announced when they become available. Concord sororities will hold their annual teas in their respective lounges Saturday before the game festivities begin.

Students on Concord’s campus will be competing in several different events throughout the week, including a lip-sync contest, billboards and banners contest, and homecoming king and queen. They will also participate in the annual homecoming parade on Vermillion Street. This year’s homecoming theme is “That’s Entertainment.”



Campaigning for homecoming king and queen


4 p.m. - Picnic in “The Valley” with live entertainment and food


9 p.m. - Lip sync contest


6 p.m. – Homecoming parade on Vermillion Street, followed immediately by a bonfire in “The Valley” honoring the football team, cheerleaders, and members of the homecoming court

8 p.m. – Theatre production (details to be announced)


Homecoming displays available for viewing on campus

11 a.m. – Groundbreaking ceremony for University Point, lawn in front of Science Building

5 p.m. – Alumni social in the television lounge located in the Student Center

6 p.m. – Fall alumni banquet in the Ballroom located in the Student Center. Reservations are required, please call 1-304-384-5348 or 1-304-384-6056. Reservations may also be e-mailed to: alumni@concord.edu

8 p.m. – Theatre production


9 a.m. – Alumni Executive Council meeting in the State Room

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – University Bookstore will be open

10 a.m. – Concord University sororities will hold their annual teas in their respective lounges

10 a.m. – Sigma Sigma Sigma 80th Anniversary Tea located in the Sigma Lodge. For more information contact: richmondd10@concord.edu

10 a.m. – 1955 and 1980 football team breakfast located in the Carter Center

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. – Business alumni mixer located in the Fine Arts lobby, for more information, contact: busdiv@concord.edu or 1-304-384-5244

11 a.m. – Homecoming picnic in the Subway

12 p.m. – Pine Trees reception and tailgater in the football stadium parking lot

Pre-Game – Communication arts and fine arts tailgater in the football stadium parking lot--all alumni and friends of alumni of art, communication arts (including theater) and music are invited to attend. Any questions may be directed to 1-304-384-5348 or alumni@concord.edu

Pre-Game - Sigma Tau tailgater in the football stadium parking lot

Pre-Game – Phi Sigma Epsilon/Phi tailgater in the football stadium parking lot

Pre-Game – Alumni tailgater in the football stadium parking lot

Pre-Game – Pine Trees tailgater in the football stadium parking lot

Pre-Game – Reunion of the 1955 and 1980 football team and homecoming queens. Reunion members are asked to meet underneath the scoreboard at 12:15 p.m. in order to be recognized before the game. For more information, contact the athletic department at: 1-304-384-5347.

Pre-Game – 1980s and 1990s cheerleaders and mascots tailgater. For more information, contact Todd Scott at: tscott1062@excite.com.

1 p.m. – Kickoff - Concord vs. West Virginia State, Callaghan Stadium

Halftime – Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen

8 p.m. – Theatre production


If you have a large group that will be tailgating during the game, please contact the athletic department to reserve a place: 1-304-384-5347. Parking will cost $2 this year.

The following area lodging facilities are available in the area:

Comfort Inn: 1-304-487-6101

Days Inn: 1-304-425-8100

Holiday Inn: 1-304-325-6170

Holiday Inn Express: 1-304-425-8156 or 1-866-425-1540 (15% discount for Concord alumni)

Sleep Inn: 1-304-431-2800 (15% discount for Concord alumni)

Hampton Inn: 1-304-431-2580

Super 8 Motel: 1-304-487-6161

Dian-Lee House B & B: 1-304-327-6370

Walnut Grove Inn B & B: 1-304-466-6119

The View B & B: 1-304-384-9754

The Country Chalet B & B: 1-304-487-2120

Nostalgia Inn B & B: 1-304-466-0470 or 1-888-888-6905

Pipestem Resort State Park: 1-304-466-1800

or 1-800-CALL-WVA.

For more information about homecoming, please contact the Concord University alumni office at: 1-304-384-5348, 1-304-384-6056, or alumni@concord.edu.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Stephanie Harmon, a senior majoring in communication arts wrote this news release. Her hometown is Princeton, W.Va.