‘Sic ’Em City’ headlines UGA Homecoming Week


‘Sic ’Em City’ headlines UGA Homecoming Week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Writer: Don Reagin, 706-542-7774, dreagin@uga.edu

Contact: Donielle Ojeah Bell, 706-542-6396, dojeah@uga.edu

‘Sic ’Em City’ headlines UGA Homecoming Week

Homecoming court announced

Athens, Ga. – “Sic ’Em City” is the theme of this year’s Homecoming Week festivities, which begin Sept. 28. Activities for students are scheduled throughout the week, and the weekend features events for alumni and the football game Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. against Vanderbilt University, which includes the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen.

Sept. 28

Sponsored by the Homecoming Committee, a part of the University Union Student Programming Board, Homecoming activities begin at 11:30 p.m. as student organizations compete in a street painting contest on Sanford Drive in front of the Tate Student Center.

Sept. 29

Voting for Homecoming king and queen will open for students at 8 a.m. and will end Oct. 3 at noon. This year’s voting will take place on the UGA Involvement Network, https://uga.collegiatelink.net/.

Candidates for Homecoming queen are Megan Ernst, a journalism and political science major and MPA dual degree student from Atlanta; McKinley Gropp, a mathematics and mathematics education major from Marietta; Savannah Grow, a risk management and insurance/real estate major from Marietta; Kristen Lemaster, an English, history and Spanish major from Snellville; and Leslie Stapley, a psychology and neuroscience major from Lawrenceville.

Candidates for Homecoming king are Colton Fowlkes, a biology and psychology major from Cumming; Tim Heigl, an international affairs, Romance languages and Latin American and Caribbean Studies major from Zionsville, Indiana; Marshall Mosher, a biology, psychology and economics major and MPA dual degree student from Johns Creek; Michael Trainer, a biology and psychology major from Johns Creek; and Marcus Wilson, a middle school education major from Lithonia. All Homecoming candidates are fourth-year students.

The official Homecoming kickoff will be the Bulldog Bash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tate Student Center Plaza with games, free food and giveaways for students.

Sept. 30

A Lip Sync competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. Admission is $5 or free for students.

Oct. 1

At Day of Service, students can participate in volunteer opportunities around the community. Interested students should meet in the Tate Reception Hall at 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided to the service sites, including projects on behalf of the Athens Humane Society, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, Project Safe, Brooklyn Cemetery and University Nursing and Rehab Center.

The Girl Code + Guy Code Comedy Tour featuring comedians Andrew Schulz and Carly Aquilino will come to the Tate Grand Hall at 8 p.m. The tour is based on two popular MTV series that feature comedic jabs at relationships, friendships and rivalries between and among men and women. Advance tickets are $10, $5 for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus; day-of-show tickets are $20, $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Tate Student Center cashier’s window, which is open weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 2

Games, prizes, free food and giveaways are the highlights of High Stakes Game Night in the Tate Grand Hall from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission is free for students and $5 for non-students.

Oct. 3

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources will host the Reid Parker Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. at the UGA Golf Course. For more information, seehttp://www.forestry.uga.edu/alumni/homecoming.php.

The College of Engineering will host a Homecoming symposium at noon in the auditorium of Driftmier Engineering Center. Alumnus Dennis Kicklighter of Eglin Air Force Base will be the guest speaker. The college also will host a “Night in Vegas” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Driftmier Engineering Center. For more information, see http://www.engineering.uga.edu.

UGA basketball coach Mark Fox will be the grand marshal for the Homecoming parade, which will kick off at 6 p.m. and proceed through downtown Athens. Led by the Redcoat Band, the parade will include floats, displays and appearances by the UGA cheerleaders, athletes and university and Athens dignitaries.

Following the parade, the annual Dawgs After Dark Homecoming Carnival will be held on Legion Field from 7-11 p.m. with games, midway rides and free food. Admission is $5, free for students with valid UGACards.

From 7-9 p.m., the UGA Alumni Association will host a Homecoming BBQ for Student Alumni Council for current and former members, members of the UGA Alumni Association board of directors, campus administrators and members of the Class of 1964 at the Wray-Nicholson House, 298 S. Hull St. More information can be found at www.alumni.uga.edu/homecoming.

Five students will emcee all of the week’s events: Hilary Hilgers, a fourth-year English major from Santa Cruz, California; Angelina Klapperich, a native of Wasilla, Alaska, who is attending UGA through the National Student Exchange; Mara McGurl, a first-year agricultural communication major from Zebulon; Alex Reinecke, a third-year mass media arts and international affairs major from Suwanee; and Kalyn Wilson, a third-year psychology and digital/broadcast journalism major from Riverdale.

College and school celebrations and tailgates will be held Oct. 4:

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

A Game Day BBQ will be held on the front lawn at 2 p.m. For more information, see http://grady.uga.edu/homecoming.

College of Pharmacy

Class reunions for 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994 and 1989 graduates and the 50th anniversary celebration of the R.C. Wilson Building will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, see https://gail.uga.edu/events/phar/homecoming-reunion-rc-wilson-50th-anniversary.

School of Law

Georgia Law will hold its annual Law Dawg BBQ on Herty Field beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event will offer a BBQ buffet, live music and family fun for members of the law school community. Prepaid reservations are required. Register online at https://gail.uga.edu/law/events/2014-homecoming.

Terry College of Business

The tailgate will be held on the Brooks Hall lawn at 1 p.m. and will include a tailgate buffet, live music and an opportunity to meet Dean Ben Ayers. For tickets or more information, see http://www.terry.uga.edu/events/homecoming.

The University Union Student Programming Board’s Homecoming Committee is a program within UGA Student Affairs. For more information about Homecoming events, call 706-542-6396 or see http://homecoming.uga.edu.

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