• UWA makes plans for 2017 Homecoming celebration

    Posted: October 13, 2017

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama has announced the schedule for its annual Homecoming celebration, set for Oct. 28.

    Homecoming activities begin Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the annual Serendipity talent show. Students will compete for prize money and bragging rights in four categories. Serendipity begins at 7 p.m. at Lyon Hall Quad, across from Bibb Graves Auditorium. Eh440, a Toronto-based vocal group, will serve as emcees for the event. The 2017 Homecoming court will be presented during Serendipity.
     
    On Thursday, Oct. 26, Coach Brett Gilliland, the Tiger football team, the Scarlet Band from Tiger Land, UWA cheerleaders, LUie and spirit groups will be on hand for the Homecoming bonfire, pep rally and fireworks show at 8 p.m. at the Intramural Complex. Following the pep rally, the Office of Student Engagement will host a band party for UWA students.
     
    Friday kicks off alumni events for Homecoming, beginning with a 3-Man Scramble hosted by UWA Baseball and UWA Softball at Livingston Country Club. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. tee time. The cost is $100 for an individual or $300 per team. Contact Gary Rundles at 205-652-3870 or Carie Dever-Boaz at 205-652-3485 to register.

    The annual UWA alumni party, sponsored by the National Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Affairs, is one of the most anticipated events of the year for the UWA family. The party begins Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the courtyard of Bell Conference Center on campus. Always a great time for friends, food and fun, this year’s party will feature live entertainment by Alexander City-based band Lucky Town. Admission to the party is included with NAA membership. Alumni may also renew their NAA membership at the door.
     
    During the alumni party, the UWA Campus School will host Parents’ Night Out for children age six weeks and older from 6-10 p.m. The cost for a family is $25 for one child, and $15 per additional child, which includes pizza and drinks. To register by Oct. 23, contact Kim Smith at 205-652-3832 or ksmith@uwa.edu.

    Tiger Volleyball fans have two opportunities to catch a match during Homecoming weekend. UWA faces UAH on Friday at 6 p.m. at Pruitt Gym. Fans are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness. UWA will host UNA on Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission is free for both games.

    On Saturday, Oct. 28, Homecoming festivities continue at 10 a.m. with an alumni awards reception hosted by the NAA and Alumni Affairs at Bell Conference Center. Each college will present its Alumni Achievement and Emerging Leader Awards, and former Tiger greats will be inducted into the UWA Athletic Hall of Fame, while the NAA presents other prestigious awards.

    In the art gallery of Webb Hall on campus, Sumter County native Travis L. Truelove’s photography will be on exhibit from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Truelove’s photography features deer, fish, birds, and other wildlife.

    Softball fans will gather at 10:30 a.m. at the UWA Softball Complex for the Alumni Softball Game. Join fellow softball alumni and coaches for a few friendly innings of softball. Contact Coach Carie Dever-Boaz at 205-652-3485 to know more or sign up to play.

    There will be a rededication ceremony hosted by the Department of History and Social Sciences, for the Freedom Wall, which was established in memory of longtime history professor Dr. David Bowen. The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at Wallace Hall.

    Colleges and divisions will host alumni for a picnic lunch on Foust Lawn beginning at 11:30 a.m. The lunch features catfish, chicken, and tailgate snacks, and alumni are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or quilts to be comfortable and enjoy the gathering. To RSVP, call 205-652-3586.

    Spirited festivities continue at 1 p.m. when UWA students and organizations, special guests, and marching bands from across the state wind through downtown Livingston for the annual Homecoming parade.

    The family-friendly Homecoming festival, Tiger Cubs and Tailgate, begins at 2 p.m. on the Campus School lawn with inflatable moonwalks and games for the little ones. Festival activities are free.

    In addition, former players and friends of former LU football coach Frank North will gather in his honor for a tailgate party behind Tiger Stadium at 2 p.m.
     
    Tiger fans can show their support for the Tiger Prowl, which begins at 3 p.m. at Lyon Hall Quad. The Tiger football team, cheerleaders, and band will make their way from the Quad between Lyon Hall and Bibb Graves Hall to Tiger Stadium for the afternoon football game.

    UWA and West Florida kick off at 4 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Pre-game festivities feature the Scarlet Band from Tiger Land show and the newest Athletic Hall of Famers serving as honorary team captains. In addition, the homecoming court will be presented at halftime, and the new queen will be crowned. General admission for the game is $15. For more details on ticketing visit www.uwaathletics.com.
     
    For more information about UWA’s 2017 Homecoming events, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 205-652-3852.

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