FHSU Alumni Association to host homecoming activities

A full slate of activities will be available for Tigers of all ages as the FHSU Alumni Association welcomes alumni and friends to Hays for Homecoming 2014 "Once Upon a Time in Tigerland."

Activities begin on Thursday morning with the sold-out Tiger Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament. Although the tournament is full, community members are invited to stop by Smoky Hill Country Club starting at 9:30 a.m. to bid on a wide variety of silent auction items. Proceeds from both events will provide scholarships for area students.

Later on Thursday, the Post Rock Alumni & Friends Chapter will host a social in the Robbins Center prior to the sixth annual Tiger Bonfire and Pep Rally. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available for the social.

On Friday, members of the Class of 1964 will be inducted in the Half Century Club, while members of the 60-year reunion class of 1954 are also honored. Later that evening, the Alumni & Friends Awards & Recognition Banquet will celebrate the achievements of alumni award recipients.

Saturday kicks off early with the Tiger 5K Run/Walk at the Robbins Center. Later, the public is invited to participate in the dedication of Hammond Hall and the Dole Sisters Lobby with Dr. Edward Hammond and former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Robert Dole. Sen. Dole will also serve as grand marshal of the Homecoming Parade through downtown Hays.

Prior to the Homecoming football game versus Missouri Western, the Tiger Friends and Family Picnic will feature delicious tailgate food and live music just outside Lewis Field Stadium.

Scattered throughout the weekend are activities for five reunion groups: Class of 1954, Class of 1964, Men's and Women's Gymnastics, the Department of Allied Health, and Alpha Gamma Delta.

For information on any of these activities, please contact the FHSU Alumni Association at 785-628-4430, alumni @fhsu.edu or http://goforthaysstate.com/homecoming2014

The Homecoming calendar:

Thursday, Oct. 9
Tiger Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament: 8 a.m., registration; 9:30 a.m., shotgun start; Smoky Hill County Club, 3303 Hall.

FHSU Tiger Silent Auction: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Smoky Hill County Club, 3303 Hall.

Tiger Alumni & Friends Social: 5:30-7 p.m., Eagle Communications Hall, Robbins Center.

Tiger Bonfire & Pep Rally: 7:30 p.m., east lawn, Robbins Center.

Friday, Oct .10
Homecoming Registration: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.

Gymnastics Reunion Guided Athletic Facilities Tour: 10 a.m., Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Campus tour: 10 a.m., Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.

Half Century Club Luncheon and Induction: 11 a.m., social; noon, luncheon, Memorial Union.

Oktoberfest: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Frontier Park, South Main.

Campus tour: 2 p.m., Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.

Alumni & Friends Awards & Recognition Banquet: 6 p.m., social, Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union; 7 p.m., banquet, Fort Hays Ballroom, Memorial Union.

Alpha Gamma Delta 55th Anniversary Social: 7:30 p.m., Thirsty's Brew Pub & Grill, 2704 Vine St

Gymnastics Reunion Reception; 7:30 p.m., Memorial Union.

Saturday, Oct. 11
Homecoming registration: 8 a.m.-noon, Memorial Union.

5K Tiger Fun Run/Walk: 7:30 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m., start, Robbins Center.

Class of 1954 and Class of 1964 Reunion Breakfast: 9 a.m., Memorial Union.

Alpha Gamma Delta Breakfast: 9 a.m., Memorial Union.

Department of Allied Health Breakfast: 9 a.m., Memorial Union.

Hammond Hall and Dole Sisters Lobby Dedication: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Hall, 425 Dwight Drive.

Homecoming Parade: 1 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hays.

Alpha Gamma Delta Open House: 2:30-3:30 p.m., 409 W. Eighth.

Department of Allied Health Open House: 2:30-4:30 p.m., room 129, Cunningham Hall.

Alpha Gamma Delta 55th Anniversary Reception: 4-5 p.m., Memorial Union.

Tiger Friends & Family Picnic: 4:30-6:30 p.m., east side of Lewis Field Stadium.

Gymnastics Reunion Tailgate: 5:30-7:30 p.m., east side of Lewis Field Stadium.

FHSU vs. Missouri Western State University Football Game: 6 p.m., pre-game ceremonies; 7 p.m., game time, Lewis Field Stadium.

Gymnastics Reunion Post-Game Social: 10 p.m., Thirsty's Brew Pub & Grill, 2704 Vine.

Other Events
Art exhibit: Ben Duke a& Robert McCann, "The Contemporary Figure," Oct. 6-10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to noon, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Rarick Hall.

Sternberg Museum of Natural History Exhibits, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m.

Men's soccer vs. Upper Iowa, Oct. 9, 5 p.m., FHSU Soccer Stadium.

Tri-Sigma: "Our Future at FHSU," Oct. 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Eagle Communications Hall, Robbins Center.

Women's soccer vs. Northeastern State, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., FHSU Soccer Stadium.

Women's volleyball vs. Missouri Western, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Gross Memorial Coliseum.

All-Greek Alumni Come and Go Reception: Oct. 11, 9-10 a.m., Dreiling Lobby, Sheridan Hall.

Wrestling Lunch/Takedown Competition: Oct. 11, 11:15 a.m., Victor E. Lounge, Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Men's soccer vs. Southern Nazarene, Oct. 11, 2 p.m., FHSU Soccer Stadium.

Delta Zeta Open House: Oct. 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 410 W. Sixth.

Women's volleyball vs. Northwest Missouri State, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Women's soccer vs. Central Oklahoma, Oct. 12, noon, FHSU Soccer Stadium.

Established in 1916, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association serves the population of FHSU graduates by identifying needs and providing solutions. More than 57,000 graduates live throughout the United States and in at least 74 foreign countries. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 785-628-4430, toll free at 1-888-351-3591 or by email at alumni@fhsu.edu.

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