STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State alumni, students, employees and friends throughout the state are being invited to a week of fun activities leading to the university's 2013 Homecoming celebration Friday and Saturday [Oct. 11 and 12].
"Live Maroon and White Forever" is the theme for this year's gathering. Official homecoming posters and T-shirts are on sale at the Barnes & Noble at Mississippi State Bookstore, featuring artwork designed by junior business administration major Thomas Fitzner of Columbus.
A list of MSU Student Association-organized pre-weekend events--each free and open to all--may be viewed at www.sa.msstate.edu/programs/homecoming.
The weekend events--also free to all--include:
Friday [the 11th]:
--5 p.m., Chili Cook-Off, MSU Amphitheater;
--5:30 p.m., homecoming parade through campus, launching from the former Aiken Village on College View Drive and concluding in the Junction;
--7 p.m., National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show, Newell-Grissom Building;
--7 p.m., MSU-University of Florida soccer game, MSU Soccer Field.
Saturday [the 12th]:
--6 p.m., MSU-Bowling Green State University football game and presentation of homecoming queen and court, Scott Field at Davis Wade Stadium.
For more information on the SA-sponsored events, contact Michael Hogan, Lowell Rose or Emma Sweat at 662-325-2930.