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Homecoming of Heroes Kicks Off September 27

Sept. 17, 2010--Brightly-colored Spandex tights and swirling capes are about to come back into fashion at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Dubbed “Homecoming of Heroes,” this year’s Homecoming takes place Sept. 27-Oct. 2 with a theme featuring on super heroes, super athletic powers, and super entertainment.

Events include window decorating, bingo, and game-show style competitions. Participants have the opportunity to challenge mascot Freddy Falcon at a bean bag tournament on the University Center mall at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. The ever-popular lip sync competition takes place Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in North Hall auditorium. Students can sign up for events and get more information here.

On Oct. 2, the annual Homecoming Parade will make its way through downtown at 10:30 a.m., followed immediately by tailgating at Ramer Field at 11:30 a.m.

The Falcons face off against UW-Stout in football at 1 p.m. at Ramer Field. The Homecoming football game is also the annual Shriner’s game. UWRF’s soccer team will play UW-Eau Claire simultaneously at the soccer fields next to the stadium.

Alumni events for this year’s Homecoming include a coffee hour on Oct. 2 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Veterans Park in River Falls, an alumni tailgate from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Ramer Field, and an all-alumni reception after the football game at Bo’s ‘N Mine.

Reunions for alumni members of Residence Life, Alpha Gamma Rho, Falcon Football, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Phi Mu, the Veteran’s Club, and the classes of 1973-80 will be held during Homecoming. Reunions and half-time recognition of the 1975, 1980, and 1985 WIAC Conference Championship football team, the 1985 and 2005 WIAC Championship hockey team, the 1960 and 1985 WIAC Championship wrestling team, and the 1965 WIAC Championship baseball team will also take place. For more information on alumni Homecoming activities, visit the Alumni Web page.

The evening of Oct. 2, a performance by comedian Jay Black is set for 8 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center, followed by a dance at 9 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest in the University Center.

Homecoming week wraps up on Oct. 3 with the Concert Choir Homecoming Concert at 3 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. All former concert choir members are invited to perform. R.S.V.P. to Jong Won Park, associate professor of music, at jong-won.park@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3183.

For more information on Homecoming, contact Karyn Wells, event coordinator, at 715-425-4444 or at karyn.wells@uwrf.edu. Information can also be found at the Homecoming Web page.


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