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2010 Homecoming to Make History on Oct. 29-30

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 [9:19 AM]

 

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- History will be made Oct. 29-30 at this year's Lindsey Wilson College homecoming.

For the first time in college history, the LWC community will celebrate homecoming during a football weekend. The previous 78 homecoming weekends were held in conjunction with a home basketball game.

But with the return of football to LWC after a 75-year absence, the weekend has been moved to the football season. This year's homecoming will be held Oct. 29-30 on the LWC A.P. White Campus. (Click here for the schedule of events.)

"We're very excited about partnering this special weekend with football," said LWC Director of Alumni Relations Randy Burns. "The Lindsey Wilson community has had some wonderful homecoming weekends. But there is something special about holding homecoming on a small-college campus with football."

Because of a 1:30 p.m. CT football game on Oct. 30, this year's homecoming awards ceremony has been moved to a morning event. At the ceremony -- which will be held at 9:30 a.m. CT in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center -- the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association will honor two LWC alumni and one longtime friend of the college.

The LWC National Alumni Association will present Danny Rigney of Danville, Ky., of the LWC Class of 1989 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Kristy Flowers Poindexter of Burkesville, Ky., of the LWC Class of 2003 with the Outstanding Young Alumna Award. Former LWC staff member and professor George Kolbenschag of Columbia will be named an honorary LWC alumnus by the LWC National Alumni Association.

Although events have been moved to accommodate the football season, LWC's 2010 homecoming weekend will include several longstanding popular activities, including: a golf scramble for alumni and friends, to be held on Oct. 29 at the Pines at Lindsey Wilson; the 10th-annual Morris Shepherd '53 Ping Pong Tournament, Oct. 29 in the Cralle Student Union Building; and a performance by Lindsey Wilson Singers alumni at the Oct. 30 homecoming awards ceremony.

"This weekend is not just a celebration of Lindsey Wilson College and its alumni, but it's also a celebration of Lindsey Wilson's partnership with the community," Burns said. "We've included several events that are open to the general public because it's important for the entire region to celebrate this college and the people who have been a part of it over the years."

Other community-oriented activities include the third-annual "Running with the Blue Raiders 5K Run," which gets under way at 8 a.m. CT on Oct. 30 near the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center; the inaugural Helen Flatt Alumni Art Show, which will be held throughout the weekend in the Norma & Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship; and "Family Fun Time" from 9 a.m.-noon CT on Oct. 30 in the Campus Quadrangle.

"The 'Family Fun Time' is a very popular event with families in the area," Burns said. "People can bring their children to the Campus Quadrangle to take part in activities and also buy lunch for the day before heading over to the football game."

The crowning of the 2010 LWC homecoming king and queen will be held at halftime of the football game between LWC and West Virginia Institute of Technology at Blue Raider Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for at 1:30 p.m. CT.

Homecoming 2010 will be Oct. 29-30. For information about the weekend, contact the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu, (800) 264-0138 or (270) 384-8400. Click here for the schedule of events or to register.



 

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