Homecoming 2011

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Homecoming 2011


  • Don't miss the 2011 Homecoming festivities as the Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Miami RedHawks. There will be many other exciting activities throughout the week including the Homecoming Parade with the theme "Rock Out the RedHawks," the hospitality tent at the Williamson Alumni Center and more!

    Monday, October 10, 2011
    JMC Photography Exhibit
    Open - Oct. 10-16 at the First Energy Auditorium Lobby, 3rd Floor, Franklin Hall
    See the best photography projects from Senior Visual Storytelling students in the state-of-the-art School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  All are welcome.
    For more information, contact Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 or jlkramer@kent.edu.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    THE HANGOVER 2 - movie
    9:30 p.m. at the KSC Ballroom
    Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding.  Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.  See this summer's hilarious sequel FREE!

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    Bounce Madness
    7-10 p.m. at the KSC 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!

    The Challenges of Global Health in the 21st Century
    7 p.m. at the KIVA
    A panel of experts in public health issues discuss the upcoming challenges of keeping the world and its inhabitants healthy.  The dialogue will include students and audience members.  For more information contact Dr. Scott Olds at rolds@kent.edu or Joshua Kropko at jkropko@kent.edu or 330-672-6500.

    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Jack Hanna's Exotic Animals
    5-6 p.m. at the KSC Kiva
    The program will give you the opportunity to learn about the animals that travel with Jack Hanna.  Discover where they're from, what they eat and possibly touch the birds, reptiles and a variety of mammals.

    Ohio Designer Craftsmen, The Best of 2011 Annual Juried Member Exhibition
    5-7 p.m. Opening Reception at the School of Art Gallery, located in the Art Building off of Terrace Drive.
    Regular Gallery hours: Tues - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Free and open to everyone.  For more information contact Anderson Turner at haturner@kent.edu.
    An exhibition in conjunction with TransPORTAGE, a forward looking local response to the challenges of job loss, climate change and the decline of cheap and un-ecological energy.  Seeking to inspire creative thinking in all aspects of society, including science, business, technology, art, service and professional fields.

    Spirit Walk and Pep Rally

    6 p.m. at the Risman Plaza (rain location: Kiva)
    Students will be participating in the annual spirit walk and pep rally activities.  For more information contact Charles Holmes Hope at cholmesh@kent.edu.

    "Fall into Fashion" Fashion Show
    7-9 p.m. at the KSC Ballroom
    Cost: $5 pre-sale; $7 at the door - Contact Diamond Towns at 614-584-6734 or dtowns2@kent.edu.
    Fall Fashion show that consists of Fall Fashions, Couture Halloween costumes, and Couture Homecoming KSU spirit wear made by KSU student designers!  We would like to do this to kick off homecoming weekend!

    Friday, October 14, 2011
    On the Home Front: Civil War Fashions and Domestic Life
    Friday & Saturday - 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Sunday - noon - 4:45 p.m.
    Broadbent Gallery Rockwell Hall, Corner of Main St. and Lincoln St.

    Cost: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Student (7-18) $3, KSU faculty, Staff and students FREE.  Tickets available at the door - Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    As Americans observe the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Kent State University Museum will present an exhibit about the material circumstances and domestic life during the Civil War.  Through the display of women's and children's costumes, which will be supplemented with related photographs, decorative arts and women's magazines, the exhibit will focus on the daily life and experiences of the American civilian population during the Civil War.

    Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics Alumni Reunions
    11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - location TBD
    Reunion of all Biology, Chemistry and Physics graduates.  Spend the afternoon meeting up with professors, (current and emeriti), hearing about current research, talking to current students and touring your department.  Please RSVP by October 5, 2011 to Susan Marks at smarks3@kent.edu or 330-672-1439.

    JMC Alumni Awards & Reception
    4:30-6:30 p.m. at the 1st Floor Lobby, Franklin Hall
    Please RSVP no later than Oct. 7, 2011 to Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 or jlkramer@kent.edu.
    Honor fellow School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumni as the school awards the coveted Taylor Award, Fast Track Awards and Friends of JMC award.

    School of Communication Studies Centennial Awards & Alumni Reception
    5-7 p.m. at the May 4th Visitors Center, Taylor Hall
    Please RSVP no later than Oct. 7, 2011 to Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 or jlkramer@kent.edu.
    Honor fellow School of Communication Studies alumni, kick off our school's 80th anniversary in 2012, pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Ray Heisey, Ph.D., professor emeritus and director emeritus.

    Golden Order - Sock Hop

    6-9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Streetsboro, Banquet Room
    Cost: $15 per person
    Join fellow classmates at the "Golden Order Social" held at the Streetsboro Hampton Inn & Suites.  Enjoy an evening of socializing and rekindling of friendships.  No RSVP required.  Food and beverage (including alcohol) is permitted in the banquet facility.  The Gold Order Planning Committee will be providing some light snacks and refreshments.  If you wish to bring a side dish or refreshment feel free to do so, but do not feel obligated.  The hotel has reserved a block of double-bed rooms available at a group discount rate of $89 + tax per night.  Advance hotel reservations are required and must be completed by Friday, September 23, 2011.  Be sure to mention the Kent State Golden Order 50th Reunion when contacting the hotel for reservations.  For more information contact Lisa Mascellino at lmascell@kent.edu or 330-672-5368.

    Delta Gamma Open House
    6-7:30 p.m. at 1068 Fraternity Circle, Kent, OH 44240
    Attention Delta Gamma Alumnae, please come and join us for a fun filled get together at the chapter house, that has recently been renovated.  We hope to see you all there!  For more information, please contact Samantha Zucker at szucker1@kent.edu

    College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame Awards Dinner
    6:30-9:30 p.m. at the KSC Ballroom
    Cost: $38 - Please RSVP no later than Oct. 5, 2011 to Hope Bradley at 330-672-2008 or hbradle2@kent.edu
    The College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) will honor seven distinguished alumni at its second annual EHHS Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony.  Tickets for the event include hors d'ourvres, sit-down dinner and ceremony.  Please celebrate the induction of: Donald Coffee, Dr. Thomas Fagan, Dr. Geeta Verma, Shalva Tabatadze, Dr. Janette Habashi, Dr. Gerald Read and Dr. Kenneth Dobbins.

    KSUMGF Alumni Band
    7 p.m. - MSP E112
    Oct. 15 - 8 a.m.
    Join the KSUMGF once again to perform in the Homecoming Parade and Half-time show.  Please RSVP by Oct. 9, 2011 to Mallory Martin-Weeden or Ryan Weeden at mjmarti6@kent.edu or 814-594-3454 or 216-533-4579.

    The Crucible directed by Mark Monday
    8:00 p.m. - Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. - Sunday at Wright Curtis Theatre, Music and Speech Center
    Cost: Adults $16, Seniors $12, Students $8, KSU alumni, faculty, staff $14.
    To order tickets call the box office at 330-672-2497.  Box office hours: 11-5.
    Set against the backdrop of the actual events of the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century, The Crucible is a timeless work about a town in colonial Massachusetts during Trials which led to the accusation and hanging of many townspeople.  American playwright, Arthur Miller brings out the absurdity of the incident with the theme of truth and righteousness.

    M.A.C.C. Madness
    8 p.m. - M.A.C. Center

    Kent State Basketball preview featuring an autograph session with both teams, player introductions, 3-point contest, dunk contest and lots of free stuff!  The fan that brings the most people to the event wins the loge for the December 1st Men's Basketball Game.  Come and get your free stuff!
    For more information contact Kristan Dolan at kdolan3@kent.edu.

    Saturday, October 15, 2011
    Bowman Cup 5k Race
    8 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center
    Cost: $20 - Please RSVP no later than Oct. 12, 2011.
    The 11th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race, named after President Dr. George Bowman, loops through Kent's residential area, utilizing the Portage Hike and Bike Trail.  Click here for more information and to register.

    Alumni Parade Watch and Breakfast
    9-11 a.m. at the Williamson Alumni Center lawn
    Enjoy breakfast and great seats for the parade at the Williamson Alumni Center.

    Golden Order 50th Reunion Celebration
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $15 luncheon/ $10 football tickets (both per person)  Please RSVP no later than Friday, September 23, 2011.
    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 at Moulton Hall to honor the Class of 1961 inductees.  The luncheon will include a group photo of the Class of 1961.  After the luncheon, enjoy a bus tour of campus.  Families are invited to join as well.  The Class of 1961 will also have a section of reserved (chairback) seats for the homecoming football game.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the KSU Alumni Association at 888-320-5368.

    Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity Open House and Alumni Tailgate
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Open House at 216 University Drive & 1:30-6 p.m. Alumni Tailgate at Dix Stadium.
    The Phi Kappa Tau chapter house will be open in the morning for tours and refreshments before and after the Homecoming parade.  Join alumni and friends before the football game for our Alumni Tailgate at the stadium.  Food and beverages will be available, or you can bring your favorite food and drink to share.  RSVPs are appreciated.  Please contact Rob Reese at rreese@constructionlabor.com or 216-287-5179.

    Sigma Chi Homecoming
    8 a.m. - 238 E. Main Street
    We would like to welcome back all alumni and their family for our annual homecoming pig roast.  For more information please contact Alfred Yarbrough at ayarbro2@kent.edu.

    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Alumni & Active Member Gathering

    9 a.m. - 11 p.m. at 312 East Main St.
    Alumni members, family and friends of the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon are welcome to come spend the day with us as we enjoy a day reminiscing about the past and enjoying each others company for a day that we will all remember for the rest of our lives.  For more information contact Matthew Reichenbach at 330-703-5190 or mreichen@kent.edu.

    CCI Parade Tent
    9-11 a.m. - Corner of S. Lincoln and Main Streets
    Enjoy coffee, cider and danish while you take in the annual Kent State Homecoming Parade.  Sponsored by Friends of JMC.

    College of Education, Health and Human Services Welcome Table
    9-11:30 a.m. - Williamson Alumni Center lawn
    Reconnect with classmates and receive great College of Education, Health and Human Services goodies.  Enjoy food, fun, children's activities sponsored by the KSU Alumni Association.

    Homecoming Parade
    10 a.m. start - Traveling from Campus to Downtown - Main Street
    Annual parade with entries from Kent State, the Kent Community and surrounding areas.  Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.  For more information contact Brenda McKenzie at 330-672-2480 or bmckenzi@kent.edu.

    College of Education, Health and Human Services Parade Parking Lot Party
    10-11:30 a.m. at the White Hall Parking Lot - 150 Terrace Drive
    You'll have the perfect view when the parade passes by White Hall.  Enjoy food, carnival games, face painting and much more!  For more information contact Hope Bradley at 330-672-2008 or hbradle2@kent.edu

    Alpha Tau Omega Homecoming Alumni Gathering
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 227 E. Main Street, Kent
    Alpha Tau Omega annual homecoming cookout.  There will be food, cornhole, annual alumni awards and our annual alumni meeting.  Hope to see you there!  For more information contact Dominic Petruccio at dpetruc1@kent.edu.

    Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Lunch
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at 302 University Dr. Kent, OH 44240
    12 p.m. - The Pufferbelly, 152 Franklin Street, Downtown Kent
    The undergraduate chapter has invited all alumni and guests to gather at the house prior to watching the parade.  Breakfast and drinks will be provided.  All guests who are not associated with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity please arrive with a known affiliate.  No RSVP necessary for breakfast.  For more information contact Cory Sopko, Chapter President at csopko2@kent.edu or 330-421-4658.
    All Alumni of Sigma Phi Epsilon and their guests are invited to attend to relive memories and create new ones.  We will have tickets for the football game at discounted prices.  To RSVP for lunch at The Pufferbelly, or for more information, email Jeff Berenson at berenson9@hotmail.com.  Please RSVP no later than Oct. 12, 2011.

    Verder Hall Open House and Art Viewing
    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - First floor, Verder Hall
    Art from current students living in Verder Hall will be on display for everyone to see!  Stop by, observe student art, check out the new renovations and enjoy free appetizers on behalf of the Verder Hall staff.  For more information contact Leah Carothers at lcarothe@kent.edu.
  • Softball Alumni Game and Gathering
    11:00 a.m. at the Softball Field

    Softball Alumni game with gathering to follow. For more information contact Kara Mayle at kwarnke@kent.edu or 330-672-0439


    Math Emporium and Friends Open House
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Library - 1st, 2nd and 4th floors
    Showcasing the renovations on floors 1, 2 and 4 including the Math Emporium and Fab Fourth.  For more information contact Diane Sperko at dsperko@kent.edu.

    Kiss on the K
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Risman Plaza on the "K"
    Everyone is invited to join the Alumni Association on the "K" in Risman Plaza and bring their significant others.  When the bells strike 12:00 everyone will kiss!  Special kiss on the K prizes will be given out, such as a Hershey Kisses bouquet of roses and a romantic dinner for two. We'll also select honorary Kent State couples. Alumni and students are invited! Complimentary Hershey Kisses for all attendees!  Sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Library.

    Alpha Phi Alumni Brunch
    11 a.m. at the Alpha Phi House - 1060 Fraternity Circle
    Alumnae and present Alpha Phi Chapter members will gather for a brunch on October 15 to reunite for homecoming.  Please RSVP by Oct. 1, 2011 to Claire Storer at cstorer1@kent.edu or 440-522-8886.

    Lambda Chi Alpha Lunch
    11 a.m. at the Lambda Chi Alpha House
    Cost: $10 per person.
    All alumni and their guests are welcome to join the Undergraduate Brothers as we celebrate Homecoming 2011 at our new house!!  Please join us for lunch at 11 a.m. following the parade - Please contact Dave Segen at dsegen@gmail.com or Evan Volpe at evolpe1@kent.edu.

    JMC Homecoming Luncheon and Raffle
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the 1st Floor Lobby of Franklin Hall
    Please RSVP no later than Oct. 7, 2011 to Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 or jlkramer@kent.edu.  Join us for our annual auction, raffle and lunch between the Homecoming parade and the tailgate party at Dix Stadium.

    College of Education, Health and Human Services Open House
    11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at White Hall, 150 Terrace Drive
    Enjoy complimentary food from the Food 4 Thought Cafe.  Take a self-guided tour of White Hall, Nixson Hall, Music and Speech, and the Gym Annex.  Meet the Dean, visit with friends and see some of our newly renovated facilities.

    Latino Networking Caucus Homecoming Luncheon
    12-2 p.m. - at 204 KSC
    Cost: $10
    Please join the Latino Networking Caucus and the Alumni Association for the first Latino alumni reunion at this year's Homecoming celebration!  Watch the Homecoming parade with fellow alumni, enjoy a luncheon and award ceremony and watch the Golden Flashes take on the Miami University Redhawks.  To end the day we'll also have a celebration of food and dance.

    Geology Open House

    12-3 p.m. at McGilvrey Hall, 2nd Floor
    Explore Earth Science!  Students and professors will be on hand to offer tours of the Department of Geology's Museum and to showcase rocks, minerals and fossils.  Make your own fossil or go on a scavenger hunt.  Try out our Em-River Model and 3-D GeoWall!  For more information please contact Carrie Schweitzer at cschweit@kent.edu or 330-672-2505.

    Tri-Sigma Homecoming Cook-Out
    12 p.m. - at 1066 Fraternity Circle, Kent, OH 44240
    The members of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Beta Chapter, would like to invite their parents and Tri-Sigma alumnae to their new chapter house, located at 1066 Fraternity Circle for an informal cook-out before the KSU Homecoming game.  Meet in the Jimmy John's parking lot to view the parade at 10 a.m. and join us for lunch afterwards.  For more information contact Abby Snowberger at abbysnowberger@gmail.com or 330-338-9045.

    AEPi Alumni Meet and Greet Barbeque
    12 p.m. - 323 East College Ave. (AEPi House)
    Welcome back to Kent State AEPi Alumni!  Stop by the AEPi house and meet the current brotherhood and enjoy a free barbeque on us.  We look forward to meeting you and sharing great fraternity stories.  Please RSVP no later than Oct. 9, 2011.  For more information and to RSVP please contact Taylor Collins at tcolli10@kent.edu.

    Chi Omega Alumni Homecoming Brunch
    12 p.m. - 618 E. Summit Street
    Chi Omega will be hosting an Alumni Homecoming Brunch for all Chi Omega Alumna.  Come reconnect with your sisters at the Chi Omega house!  For more information please contact Brittany Drury at bdrury@kent.edu.

    CCI Tailgate Party
    1:30-3:30 p.m. at Dix Stadium
    Cost: $20 (includes food, raffle ticket and game ticket)
    Please RSVP no later than Oct. 7. 2011 to Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 or jlkramer@kent.edu
    Gather with fellow CCI alumni, family and staff for food, fellowship and fun before we cheer on our Golden Flashes.

    12th Annual Flash N' Duck Run to Benefit the Delta Upsilon Dylan F. Carlton

    1:30-3:30 p.m. - Front Campus to Dix Stadium
    The alumni members from Kent State University Delta Upsilon fraternity will run the game ball from Front Campus to Dix Stadium and present the ball at midfield to the President and/or the game referees.  This is the 12th year in a row that the ball has been run to the field to benefit the Kent State University scholarship in memory of Dylan Fitzgerald Carlton, so of KSU staff member Donna Carlton.  For more information contact Michael Pfahl at mpfahl@kent.edu.

    Homecoming Comedy Show
    8-10 p.m. - KSU Ballroom
    Cost: Free for KSU Students; $5 for general admission
    Please come join us for the annual KSU Homecoming Comedy Show featuring comedians: host-Marcus Combs, Queen Aishah and headliner Alex Thomas.  For more information contact Avery Danage at adanage1@kent.edu.

    The KSU Black Alumni Chapter - Old School After Party
    9 p.m. - The Rathskeller (Kent Student Center)
    Cost: $10 per person.
    This event will take place immediately following the Homecoming Comedy Show sponsored by the Office of Campus Life.  It will be an opportunity for KSU Black Alumni to come together during Homecoming weekend to reconnect, reminisce and recommit to KSU and the spirit of being a Golden Flash! 
    Please RSVP to Kellea Tibbs at kelleatibbs@gmail.com or 937-554-1609 or Aundrey Somerville at 330-319-5035.  Everyone will pay at the door.

    Sunday, October 16, 2011
    Kent Keyboard Series

    5:00 p.m. at Ludwig Recital Hall, Music and Speech Center
    Cost: $10 per adult; Kent State Faculty, Staff, Students - FREE
    Tickets are available at the door.  Checks or Cash only
    Steinway Artists-in-Residence Donna Lee and Jerry Wong will present a wonderful program of piano music as performed by both Lee and Wong, along with renowned guest artists.  For more information contact Jerry Wong at jwong1@kent.edu.

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    School of Library & Information Science Alumni and Friends Honors & Awards Dinner

    5:30 p.m. - Reception; 6:30 p.m. - Dinner at 204 KSC
    Cost: $25 - Please RSVP no later than Oct. 10, 2011 to Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 or jlkramer@kent.edu.
    Join us as we recognize alumni and friends for their contributions to our profession and our school.  Major awards include: Alumnus/na of the Year, Friends of the Year and Alumni Awards.




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