CSU Celebrates Homecoming Jan. 29-Feb. 3

COLUMBUS, Ga.- On Monday, Jan. 29, Columbus State University will kick off a week of festivities for Homecoming 2007, themed Cougar Nation: Bring Home Your Pride.

The week will culminate in a Saturday, Feb. 3 game-day series of attractions, including a morning chili cook-off, tailgating competition and a full slate of afternoon sports action featuring tennis, baseball and basketball.

The Saturday afternoon Cougar basketball doubleheader (2 p.m. women and 4 p.m. men) with Francis Marion in the Lumpkin Center will include alumni networking activities, homecoming court introductions and crowning of the Homecoming king and queen.

Attendees also can venture from the Lumpkin Center for baseball action at Ragsdale Field as CSU faces West Alabama in a pair of season-opening games, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Meanwhile, the Cougar mens and womens tennis squads will face off with Tuskegee at 2 p.m.. at the Blackmon Tennis Center.

While several homecoming week activities feature student organization competitions and alumni activities on game day, faculty and staff will participate as well in activities such as the chili cook-off and the dodge ball tournament, which was won last year by a faculty and staff team. Also, CSUs Staff Council will sponsor a faculty and staff door decorating competition.

For more information, call 706-568-2273 or visit http://studentlife.colstate.edu/homecoming.

 

HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

MONDAY, JAN. 29 - FACULTY-STAFF DOOR DECORATING AND STUDENT FLAG COMPETITIONS
(Not open to public)
Student organizations compete in the student flag (formerly banner) competition with entries displayed in the Lumpkin Center lobby and judging at weeks end. Separately, departments will adorn their entrances or suites for the third annual faculty/staff door competition.

MONDAY, JAN. 29 MR. & MS. COURTYARD PAGEANT
University housing residents compete in this talent competition at 7 p.m. in the Davidson Auditorium. Admission is $1 per person and open to the public.

TUESDAY, JAN. 30 INTRAMURAL ALL-STAR BASKETBALL EXHIBITION
This event includes an all-star game, a three-point shoot-out and dunk competition, and an introduction of this years CSU homecoming court, starting at 7 p.m. in the Woodruff Gym. Admission is free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT AND FIND THE COUGAR
COMPETITION (Not open to public) Teams of students, as well as faculty and staff, will compete in the dodgeball tournament, starting 12:30 p.m. in the Woodruff Gym. Later, student-organization teams will compete in the Find the Cougar competition starting 6 p.m. at the Lumpkin Center.

THURSDAY, FEB. 1 HOMECOMING BALL
(Not open to public)
This event is free to CSU students, and one guest per student, starting 8 p.m. in the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

FRIDAY, FEB. 2 BONFIRE AND PEP RALLY
The traditional homecoming bonfire and pep rally is set for 7-9 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, The event is free and open to the public and will feature music provided by a disc jockey, the CSU cheerleading squad and food and drinks including hot dogs.

FRIDAY, FEB. 2 ALUMNI OLD TIMERS BASKETBALL GAME
Former CSU basketball players and their families will gather in the Lumpkin Center for a CSU Old TImers basketball game beginning 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3 CHILI COOK-OFF AND TAILGATING COMPETITION
(Not open to public)
Student organizations will compete in the tailgating competition, with setup from 9-10 a.m. Concurrently, faculty, staff and alumni will participate in the chili cook-off. Judging for both competitions, in the Davidson Student Center parking lot, will be from 1:20-1:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3 ALUMNI BRUNCH AND SILVER C INDUCTION
(Not open to public)
CSU alumni ($8 per person) are invited to a brunch and Silver C Induction ceremony for members of CSUs class of 1982 starting 10 a.m. in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner. A tour of the CSU RiverPark campus will follow. Alumni should call 706-568-2280 to reserve a space.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3 COUGAR BASEBALL DOUBLEHEADER
The CSU baseball squad will host West Alabama for a pair of games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://cougarsports.colstate.edu.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3 COUGAR BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER
The Columbus State University mens and womens basketball squads will host Francis Marion with tip-off times at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).

Between games, an alumni networking reception will be held on the upper deck of the Lumpkin Center, and the mens game will feature a halftime crowning of CSUs 2007 homecoming court. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://cougarsports.colstate.edu.