week planned for Homecoming 2002
Week, one of UW-Eau Claire's largest annual events, will be
held Oct. 7-12 — highlighted by numerous activities, a parade
and football game.
With the theme "Pluck the Falcons,"
Homecoming is expected to draw thousands of alumni back to Eau Claire
to join students, faculty, staff and the public in the celebration.
During the week students will select
Homecoming royalty and participate in various activities, including
window painting, sand sculpture building and competing in games.
Clues to the annual medallion hunt began to appear in the student
newspaper, The Spectator, on Sept. 30.
The student talent show "Varsity
Night Live!" will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Zorn
Arena. Bobby Tessel, one of few comics to appear on both "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with
David Letterman," will host the show.
The "Varsity Night Live!"
lineup includes Jazz Ensemble I; the hip hop group We One; a martial
and healing arts demonstration by the student organization Hwa Rang
Do/Tae Soo Do; the Singing Statesmen; vocal/guitar duo Joel Bowlsby
and Bobby Mulrennan; a cappella group Fifth Element; and rock-blues
group The Tony Florez Band. The coronation of Homecoming royalty
will take place during intermission.
Tickets are available at the Service
Center and will be sold at the door. Admission is $7 for the general
public, $5 with a UW-Eau Claire student ID card or $2.50 for those
wearing a 2002 Homecoming button.
Homecoming dance parties will begin
at 10 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at Higherground, in Crest Wellness
Center. Prizes and free snacks will be provided. A valid university
or college ID is required. Admission is $1, or free to anyone wearing
a 2002 Homecoming button.
The Homecoming parade will begin at
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at First Avenue and Water Street, and
proceed west to Ninth Avenue. The UW-Eau Claire Blugold Marching
Band, conducted by assistant professor of music and theatre arts
Randy Dickerson, will lead the parade that includes floats and non-musical
marching units. High school bands will perform and compete along
the parade route. Mickey Crothers, assistant professor of psychology
and recipient of the 2002 UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Teaching Award,
will be grand marshal.
After the parade, shuttle buses will
take football game fans to Carson Park beginning at 11 a.m. from
the corner of Second Avenue and Water Street, Fifth Avenue and Water
Street, and Towers Hall. Shuttles will run continuously until 30
minutes after the game. Parking is allowed in Carson Park by entering
from Lake Street.
No carry-ins or tailgating is permitted
in Carson Park.
The traditional pre-game Homecoming
festival will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with music, food and beverage
tents in the pavilions at Carson Park. The Mickey Larson Band, a
blues-rock Eau Claire favorite, will perform, and the UW-Eau Claire
Alumni Association will sponsor an alumni tent. Festival admission
is free; proof of age is required to purchase beer at the festival.
The UW-Eau Claire Blugolds will play
the UW-River Falls Falcons at the Homecoming football game Saturday
at 1 p.m. in Carson Park. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
Tickets are on sale at the Service Center and can be purchased at
the gate. Tickets are $5 for the general public, $4 for UW-Eau Claire
faculty and staff and those 62 and older, $3 for those 17 and younger,
and $2 with a UW-Eau Claire student ID card.
Homecoming buttons are on sale for
$1, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 11, in the east
lobby of Davies Center. Also sold at Homecoming events, Homecoming
buttons are required for participation in all activities. Buttons
are worth reduced admission to the "Varsity Night Live!"
show and free admission to the dance parties at Higherground.
UW-Eau Claire Homecoming activities
are sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student
Senate and the Alumni Association. Numerous campus organizations
sponsor and host individual events.
For more information about events,
call the Activities and Programs office at 836-4833. For more information
about alumni activities, call the Alumni Association at 836-3266.
Ticket information is available from
the Service Center at 836-3727 — or, toll-free outside the
Eau Claire area at (800) 949-8932.
Information and Technology Strategic Plan
UW-Eau Claire soon will update its two-year Information
Technology Strategic Plan and submit it to UW System. This year's
focus is on developing a strategic plan for Information and Technology
For your reference, previous plans
may be found online.
Members of the university community are encouraged to complete a
brief survey and to attend
one of the strategic plan information gathering meetings listed
Oct. 8: Ojibwa Room, Davies
Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
• Oct. 9: Ojibwa Room, Davies Center, 1
to 2 p.m.
• Oct. 10: Nursing 105, 11 a.m. to noon.
• Oct. 10: Phillips 267, 2 to 3 p.m.
• Oct. 11: Library 3020, 9 to 10 a.m.
• Oct. 23: Library 2023A, B, C, 2 to 3
• Oct. 24: Library 2023A, B, C, 11 a.m.
• Oct. 24: Campus School 9, 2 to 3 p.m.
• Oct. 25: Hibbard 320, 9 to 10 a.m.
• Oct. 25: HFA 171, 1 to 2 p.m.
• Oct. 30: HSS 224, 2 to 3 p.m.
• Oct. 31: McPhee 102, 11 a.m. to noon.
• Oct. 31: Library 2023A, B, C, 2 to 3
• Nov. 1: MCS 120B, 8 to 9 a.m.
• Nov. 1: Tamarack Room, Davies
Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
input of the university community is crucial. If you are unable
to attend one of the meetings, please submit comments to Jim
Lowe, Academic Affairs; by campus mail; or anonymously online.
In Brief Calendar
of Events Faculty/Staff News
Liz Wolf Green, Editor
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
· Diane Walkoff,
Editorial Assistant ·
February 18, 2003