PULLMAN, Wash. — Homecoming weekend at Washington State University is set to start this Friday (Oct. 15) and features a full slate of activities – including a bonfire pep rally, parade, kid’s carnival and band concert – leading right up to Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. PAC-10 football game with Stanford University at Martin Stadium.
Leading off the weekend events will be the traditional Homecoming bonfire and pep rally starting at 6 p.m. Friday in the triangle next to Mooberry Track. On-hand for the annual event will be the WSU Cougar football team, Butch the Cougar, WSU cheerleaders and dance team members, and the Cougar Marching Band.
Also starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, will be the Feast of the Arts Dinner in the Todd Hall dining room. The event will feature a four-course meal,
Events scheduled prior to game time on Saturday (Oct. 16) include a campus tour of sculptures from the Walla Walla Foundry, beginning at 10 a.m. at the
At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, the annual Homecoming Parade, featuring decorated trucks and other student entries, will get underway on College Hill, following a route that runs along Campus, Opal and
Cougar Family Fun on Mooberry Track – featuring food vendors, Northwest Dodge Kid’s Carnival, a pep rally and concert by the Cougar Marching Band – will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Mooberry Track.
At 5 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a performance by Larry the Cable Guy at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. For tickets, contact 800-325-SEAT( 7328) or http://beasley.wsu.edu/buy-tickets/index.html.
Also on Saturday, Oct. 16, there will be four free one-hour Cougar Conversations sessions taught by WSU Faculty members. Some class locations have changed .The sessions now are scheduled as follows:
—3 p.m., Smith Center 209
”Adolescent Alcohol Abuse-Designing Effective Media Campaigns,” by Erica Austin, WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication
—3 p.m., Smith Center 219
”A Digital Trek to Ancient Civilizations,” by Trevor Bond, Special Collections Librarian, WSU Libraries
—4 p.m., Smith Center 207
”Going to the Movies: Hints for Cinema Appreciation,” by Birgitta Ingemanson, WSU Foreign Languages and Cultures
—4 p.m., Smith Center 412
”Wine on the Web!” by Lara Ursin Cummings, Instruction Librarian, WSU Libraries
Joel Cummings, Collection Manager, Science, WSU Engineering and Agriculture Libraries
On Sunday (Oct. 17) from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a Homecoming Pancake Breakfast at Ensminger Agricultural Pavilion. Tickets are $6 for those aged 13 and older, $3 for ages 7-12, free 6 and under. There will be a children’s play area, door prizes, a raffle and a visit by Butch the Cougar. For more information, contact the WSU Alumni Association, 800-258-6978.
For a complete listing of events scheduled during WSU home game weekends, call (509) 335-4224 or visit www.football-weekends.wsu.edu. Online reservations for Feast of the Arts are also available through the Web site.