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Homecoming 2008 Gives Off Las Vegas Vibe
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Students, alumni and friends will celebrate "
Viva Las Vegas
" during the many
Homecoming 2008 activities.
The week-long celebration kicks off on Feb. 25 with a Tip-Off Pep Rally at 7 p.m. in McBryde Hall.
On Feb. 27, the Council of Student Leaders will sponsor a free showing of the Las Vegas caper film “Ocean’s Thirteen” in Tillman Auditorium.
The next night, students will light up the stage in Tillman Auditorium at “
A Night at the Palms
,” the Homecoming talent show, at 7 p.m. Comedian Louis Ramey will serve as emcee.
Alumni, students, faculty and staff will gather at a
Viva Las Vegas party
from 9 a.m. to midnight on Feb. 29 at McBryde Hall. With casino games, free food and free photos with Vegas-themed backgrounds, there will be plenty of winning opportunities. Faculty and staff members will serve as dealers at the party’s casino tables. Music will be provided by the soul-rock band Whild Peach, the band behind Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast.
The fun will continue on March 1 with tailgating and a battle between two conference heavyweights as the Eagles take on UNC-Asheville at 4 p.m. at the Winthrop Coliseum. The king and queen will be crowned at halftime and the 2008 Outstanding Young Alumni award winner will be recognized.
Many alums also make it a habit to turn out for the
NPHC Step Show
, scheduled for 8 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Three alumni groups will celebrate reunions during Homecoming, including
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
, a national honor society for computing sciences; the
Class of 1983
Baptist Student Union
Check out the complete schedule.
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