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Sept. 24, 2004

UW-RF Welcomes Alumni During Homecoming Weekend

UW-River Falls has scheduled activities and events for visiting alumni and friends over homecoming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24.

On Saturday, alumni and friends are encouraged to join their classmates and others for a continental breakfast and refreshments in the deli area of Hagestad Student Center from 10 to 11 a.m. The Student Advancement Association will provide a 45-minute guided campus tour, departing from the deli area at 10:30 a.m.

From 11 a.m. through halftime of the football game, friends, parents, and alumni are invited to attend Freddy’s Tailgate Party, under the pavilion at Ramer Field. A brat and beer feed will take place near the concession stand. The homecoming game between the Falcons and UW-Stout will kick off at 1 p.m. at Ramer Field.

In addition, the College of Business and Economics have a pre-Homecoming celebration week Oct. 18-22. Alumni speakers from each of the eight undergraduate CBE majors will be on campus to talk about their careers and career opportunities for the upcoming graduates. A complete schedule of activities for CBE celebration week can be found on its Web site:

Other Saturday, Oct. 23 Events:
•The Alumni Marching Band reunion will meet at Bo's 'N Mine, Main Street, River Falls, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Jeanne Poppe at 800/333-2584 or email at
•An athletic championship team recognition luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. This reception and luncheon will pay special recognition to the 1964 baseball team, the 1984 football, wrestling and men’s hockey teams, and the 1994 men's hockey and softball teams. For further information, contact the Office of University Advancement at 877/258-6647.
•The football alumni reunion will begin with a team breakfast at 9 a.m. in Rodli Commons. Following the game, a 5th-quarter reception will be held at Bo's 'N Mine. For more information, contact the football office at 715/425-3135.
•A health and human performance reunion will be begin at 11 a.m. at Freddy's Tailgate Party at Ramer Field followed by a post game reception at 3:30 p.m. at Bo's 'N Mine. For more information contact Faye Perkins at 715/425-3705.
•Phi Nu Chi alumni are invited to a continental breakfast in the Falcon’s Nest of Hagestad Student Center beginning at 9 a.m. •The reunion will continue to Freddy’s Tailgate party at Ramer Field followed by the football game and a post-game reception at Coach’s Sports Bar. For more information contact Chuck Brictson at 715/772-4523 or Fred Schuster at 715/359-7098.
•Theta Chi alumni are invited to an annual meeting at Chapter House with a cookout to follow the meeting. For further information call the Theta Chi House at 715/425-8116.
•UW-RF alumni who are armed forces veterans are invited to join former Vets Club members for a special reception with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Presidents Room of the Hagestad Student Center. After the game join them at Johnny’s Bar, Main Street, River Falls. For more information contact the Office of university Advancement at 877/258/6647.
•The UW-RF Jazz Ensemble will put on a homecoming concert at 8 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Tickets are available at the door. A $5 donation is requested. For more information contact the music department at 715/425-3183.

Sunday, Oct. 24 Events:
•The Alumni Homecoming Concert will take place on Sunday. An alumni choir rehearsal will be held at 10 a.m. in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. A mass choir rehearsal will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the same building. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the William Abbott Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the door. A $5 donation is requested. The program will include selections by UW-RF Chamber Singers, Alumni Choir, UW-RF Concert Choir, Combined Choirs, and the Symphony Band. For more information contact the Music Department at 715/425-3183.

For more information about homecoming weekend events, contact Bryan Sanders in the Office of University Advancement at 877/258-6647.


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