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Homecoming 2012

 


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Don't miss the 2012 Homecoming festivities as the Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Western Michigan Broncos.  There will be many exciting activities throughout the week including the Homecoming Parade, the hospitality tent at the Williamson Alumni Center and more!

Monday, October 15
The Dark Knight Rises: A Real Late Reels Special Showing
9 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom

Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face's crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.  Don't miss this one-night only, Real Late Reels special showing!  For more information, contact Jennifer Gunnoe at 330-672-8175 or jgunnoe@kent.edu
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Wednesday, October 17
Bounce Madness
7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom

Test your skill and athleticism against giant, inflatable, interactive bounce structures in a carnival atmosphere.  Gladiator Jousting, an Iron Man Obstacle Course, and Titanic Slide are just a few of the Bounce Madness challenges that you'll face.  Or, just cheer on your friends while enjoying cotton candy and other free treats!


Thursday, October 18
Ribbon Cutting for the Student Green
noon at the Risman Plaza - Student Green

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new student green at the Kent Student Center Plaza.  For more information, contact Katie Goldring, kgoldrin@kent.edu or Donna Carlton, dcarlton@kent.edu.


Homecoming Spirit Walk and Pep Rally
6 p.m. at the Risman Plaza

Join students in a walk around campus, chanting and cheering their KSU pride in preparation for the football game and parade that occur in the following days.  The spirit walk is followed by a pep rally with the band, football players, cheerleaders, and the one and only KSU mascot, Flash!  For more information, contact Sariya Winters at swinter5@kent.edu.

Mr. Flash Pageant
8 p.m. at the KIVA

Mr. Flash is a fun and creative way to bring student organizations together in a not-so-ordinary male pageant.  Five rounds will determine the inaugural Mr. Flash 2012!  For more information, contact Jennifer Gunnoe at jgunnoe@kent.edu or 330-672-8175


Friday, October 19
Varsity "K" FLASHBACK All Sports Reunion
Join Kent State Athletics October 19-20 to reconnect and reminisce with all former Golden Flash athletes during the Inaugural Varsity "K" FLASHBACK All Sports Reunion.  Athletes, trainers and band members from all years are invited - enjoy the chance to not only meet up with former teammates, but also your friends from other sports.  Visit www.supportgoldenflashes.com/VK_Renuion for more details.  Please RSVP no later than October 3, 2012 online by clicking here.


Professional Advisory Board Retreat
Noon - 4:15 p.m. at the Hirsch Lab, Franklin Hall

Staying ahead of the curve in today's ever-changing media landscape is hard.  Luckily we have the greatest minds to predict the industry.  Alumni, students, faculty and staff will share ideas, successes and struggles to staying current in the multimedia marketplace.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, Oct. 12. For more information, contact Jennifer Kramer at jlkramer@kent.edu or 330-672-1960


Phone Photo Show - Downtown Gallery
Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery

Click here to view brochure about the School of Art Galleries.  For more information, contact Effie Tsengas at etsengas@kent.edu or 330-672-8398.

Biology Department Alumni Showcase
Noon - 8 p.m. at Cunningham Hall

Come join other biology department alumni for an interesting and informative afternoon.  Learn about current activities, see student research, and experience the excitement of Homecoming weekend.  Please RSVP no later than October 12, 2012.  For more information, contact Beverly Arrington at barring2@kent.edu or 330-672-8985.

Geology Department Alumni Showcase
Noon - 8 p.m. at McGilvrey Hall

Geology department alumni are invited to an afternoon of interesting and informative activities, learn about current programs, hear about student research, and enjoy seeing friends.  Geology rocks!  Please RSVP no later than October 12, 2012.  For more information, contact Beverly Arrington at barring2@kent.edu or 330-672-8985.


Beautiful Data: Technology & the Creative Process
Exhibit and Opening Reception
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the School of Art Gallery (Art Building)

Click here to view brochure about the School of Art Galleries.  For more information, contact Effie Tsengas at etsengas@kent.edu or 330-672-8398.

William Taylor Awards Reception
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the First Floor Lobby, Franklin Hall

Celebrate 75 years of journalism excellence and education by honoring our own.  Friends of JMC will recognize the Taylor Award winner, our Fast Track Stars and the Friends of JMC with a special reception.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, Oct. 12.  For more information, contact Jennifer Kramer at jlkramer@kent.edu or 330-672-1960.


School of Communication Studies Alumni & Friends Reception
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

Celebrate 80 years of educational excellence and achievement with awards for distinguished alumnus of the year and others.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, Oct. 12.  For more information, contact Jennifer Kramer at jlkramer@kent.edu or 330-672-1960.


KSU Marching Golden Flashes Alumni Band
Friday: 6:30 p.m. at Music and Speech, Room E112
Saturday: 8 a.m. at Music and Speech, Room E112

Join the Marching Golden Flashes once again for Homecoming!  If you are interested in signing up please email mgf@kent.edu or if you have questions, please call 330-672-0080!  Please specify what instrument you will be playing and if you need a school-owned instrument for the weekend!  For a more detailed schedule of events for the Marching Golden Flashes, please click here.


Saturday, October 20
The 12th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race
8 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center

The race, named after former Kent State University President Dr. George Bowman, begins at 8 a.m.  Visit www.kent.edu/recservices for race details and to register for the event.


Alumni Parade Watch and Breakfast
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Williamson Alumni Center lawn
Enjoy breakfast and great seats for the parade at the Williamson Alumni Center, as well as many other activities including a photo booth.

Campus Tours via golf cart
9 - 10 a.m. at the Williamson Alumni Center lawn

Complimentary 20 minute golf cart tours of the KSU campus.  On-site sign-up.


Golden Order 50th Reunion and Induction Ceremony
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson Alumni Center and Moulton Hall
Cost: $15 for luncheon; $10 for football ticket (both per person)

The day begins at 9 a.m. at the hospitality tent on the grounds of the Williamson Alumni Center where alumni, family and friends can watch the parade and enjoy a continental breakfast.  Then, join us at 11:15 a.m. for a reception and luncheon to honor the Class of 1962 inductees.  The luncheon will include a group photo of the Class of 1962.  After the luncheon, enjoy a bus tour of campus.  Families are invited to join as well.  The Class of 1962 will also have a section of reserved (chairback) seats for the homecoming football game. RSVP no later than Friday, Sept. 28 to the alumni association at 888-320-5368.  For more information, contact Lisa Mascellino at lmascell@kent.edu or 330-672-5368.


University Libraries Centennial
9 a.m. at the Library

Luncheon for former students and employees, to celebrate 100 years of the Library.  Please RSVP no later than Monday, Oct. 15 to Diane Sperko at dsperko@kent.edu  or 330-672-1852.


Photobooth, sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance
9 a.m. on the lawn at the Williamson Alumni Center

Capture the fun of Homecoming with Liberty Mutual's FREE Photobooth. Stop by to learn more about auto and home insurance savings for Kent State Alumni and walk away with a personalized memento of Homecoming!


Homecoming Parade
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Traveling from Campus to Downtown on Main Street

Come join us for the 2012 Homecoming Parade. Enjoy entries from Kent State, the Kent Community and surrounding areas. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, contact Pete Mahoney at 330-672-2480 or pmahoney@kent.edu.


Friends of JMC Hospitality Tent
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Lincoln and Main Street

Stop by for food, fellowship and fun at the Friends of JMC/College of Communication and Information Hospitality tent before, during or after the Homecoming parade.  For more information, contact Jennifer Kramer at jlkramer@kent.edu or 330-672-1960.


May 4 Visitors Center Open House
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 101 Taylor Hall, May 4 Visitors Center

Open house for the inauguration of the Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center.  Reflect on the story of May 4, 1970, set in the context of its time and illustrating its meaning for today.  For more information, contact Carole Barbato, cbarbato@kent.edu; Lori Boes, lboes1@kent.edu; or Laura Davis, ldavis1@kent.edu.


Blackstone LaunchPad Open House
10:30 - 1 p.m. at the Kent Student Center, first floor
Stop by the LaunchPad after the Homecoming Parade to learn more about how we help students, alumni and faculty/staff launch or grow their business. We will have Blackstone staff available for questions and tours of LaunchPad. There will also be coffee and hot chocolate. Stop by to see the excitement and start-ups here at Kent State.

Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Brunch
11 a.m. at the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House 222 University Drive
Cost: $10 per alumni
Alumni Brothers are invited to join the undergraduate brothers at the fraternity house immediately following the parade to enjoy a brunch and share memories.  For more information, contact David Segen at 724-747-6278 or dsegen@gmail.com.


Jewish Alumni Open House
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Cohn Jewish Student Center (613 E. Summit Street)

All are welcome to join Hillel at the Cohn Jewish Student Center for a chance to mix and mingle with alumni and current students!  Join us for a FREE deli lunch and learn more about Jewish life on campus, whether or not you were involved with Hillel in the past!  For more information, contact Jacob Rosen at jrosen.kent@gmail.com or 330-678-0397 ext. 111.


KSU Black Alumni Chapter - Alumni Meeting - CANCELLED
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Kent Student Center, Room 304

Find out how you can become more informed and get more involved with your KSU Black Alumni Chatper (KSUBAC).  Meet your chapter leaders, meet some current student leaders, faculty/staff, and catch up with old friends.  To RSVP click here.  For more information contact Kellea Tibbs at ktibbs@kent.edu.

Kiss on the K
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the Risman Plaza on the K

KSU couples meet on the K to kiss at noon.  Different activities will take place leading up to the big kiss at noon, including free giveaways.  For more information, contact Carrie Circosta at ccircost@kent.edu or 330-672-5368.


Lolly the Trolley "FLASH" City of Kent Tours
11:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. at the Williamson Alumni Center

Complimentary tour of the City of Kent via Lolly the Trolley. Tours will start and end at the Williamson Alumni Center.  On-site sign-up.


Political Science Homecoming Alumni Mixer
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Bowman Hall

Join the Political Science Department for our first annual "Homecoming Alumni Mixer."  Meet current political science students and Kent State graduates for a fun filled afternoon featuring music, games and food prepared by Political Science faculty and staff.  RSVP to Christopher Clevenger at 330-672-0906 or ccleven1@kent.edu.


JMC Homecoming Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the First Floor Lobby, Franklin Hall

Bid on silent auction items.  Grab some food and share some laughs before heading to Dix Stadium for the big Homecoming game.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, Oct. 12.  For more information, contact Jennifer Kramer at jlkramer@kent.edu or 330-672-1960.


Latino Networking Caucus Alumni Awards Luncheon
Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Room 204 Kent Student Center

Please join the Latino Networking Caucus for the second Latino Alumni reunion!  You can check in 9-10:30 a.m. at the Hospitality Tent located outside the Williamson Alumni Center and enjoy free breakfast and parade watching.  After the parade at noon the luncheon and award ceremony will take place.  Cost for the luncheon is $10 per person.  To RSVP for the luncheon, please click here.  If you would like to nominate yourself or a friend for the second Latino Outstanding Alumni Award, please open the nomination form by clicking here.  For more information, contact Sara Morato, 330-672-2062, smoratoq@kent.edu or Dave Garcia, 330-672-4050, tgarcia5@kent.edu.



Tri-Sigma Alumnae Reception
Noon - 2 p.m. at the Tri-Sigma house (1066 Fraternity Circle)

The members of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Beta Chapter, would like to invite their parents and Tri-Sigma alumnae to the chapter house for a reception before KSU Homecoming game.  Meet in the Jimmy John's parking lot to view the parade at 10 a.m. and join us at the house afterwards.  Please RSVP no later than October 13, 2012.  For more information, contact Abby Snowberger at abbysnowberger@gmail.com or 330-338-9045.


Stopher and Johnson Time Capsule Opening
Noon at the Stopher and Johnson Hall Courtyard (between the two buildings)

The Stopher Hall class of 1992-1993 put together a time capsule to be opened in the 2012-2013 school year.  Come join us as we mark this occasion and take a peek into Stopher Hall history.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, contact Michelle Daymon at mdaymon1@kent.edu or 330-672-3639.


Christopher Carter, Mentalist Show (new this year)
12:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom
Christopher Carter, mindreader, illusionist and freakout artist, will show the audience why he is one of the world's most skilled, creative and original thought readers.  


Art Auction and Reception
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center - The Nest

All are welcome to attending. Learn more about the auction here.  For more information, contact Nancy Schiappa at nschiapp@kent.edu.


Flash N' Duck Run
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. from Front Campus to Dix Stadium

Alumni members of Delta Upsilon will continue the tradition of running the game ball into the stadium.  The members run the ball from the "rock" on Front Campus into the stadium to raise money for the Delta Upsilon Dylan Fitzgerald Carlton Endowed Scholarship.
For more information, contact Michael Pfahl at mpfahl@kent.edu or 330-672-2982.


Homecoming Football Game
3:30 p.m. at Dix Stadium

First 1,000 fans to the indoor tailgate zone get a free soccer style "Go Flashes" scarf.  East lot will feature a DJ and Rock Climbing Wall to add to your tailgating experience.

 
 
 
Date: 10/15/2012 to 10/20/2012

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