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Event Title:  UMass Amherst - Homecoming 2010
Alumni, students, family & friends come join in the fun!
Date:   Oct 13, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010
Time:   5:30PM ET
Location:   UMass Amherst ~ Amherst, MA
Description:  

SAVE THE DATE!
Homecoming brings together alumni, students, families, and friends from across the nation to celebrate their UMass Amherst pride! Activities will be planned throughout the week, so come and join us, and don't forget to wear your maroon and white!


*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
Check back often to find new additions to our schedule.

Wednesday, October 13

Homecoming Etiquette Dinner - SOLD OUT
5:30 p.m.
University Club
(across from Franklin DC)

Interact with UMass Amherst students, alumni and community members during a multi-course meal to learn how to handle yourself in a professional dining setting. Cost is $10 per person.

Click here for more information.


Thursday, October 14

Alumni Faculty & Staff Appreciation Morning Mixer
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Hall

UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the Morning Mixer and start your day off with a complimentary breakfast of bagels, fresh fruit, coffee and assorted juices.
Click here for more information.



14th Annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture
4:00 p.m.
Bernie Dallas Room
Goodell Building


Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will present the lecture titled "After the Deluge: A Look At Washington, Wall Street and Main Street Post-Meltdown."
Click here for more information.



Hello City: Washington D.C.
A Campus to Career program
5:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall
Thinking about moving to D.C. after graduation? Join our alumni guests for a discussion of life in and around the nation's capital city.
Click here for more information.



Friday, October 15

Afro-American Studies Meet & Greet
12:00 p.m.
Shirley Graham Du Bois Reading Room
New Africa House
All faculty, graduate students, majors and minors are welcome to attend this meet and greet event at the New Africa House. Pizza, wings, and soft drinks will be served. Admission is free and open to all. We hope to see you all there!
For more information, call Tricia Loveland at 413.545.2751


Marla Miller Book Lecture
1:30 p.m.
Herter Hall, Room 601
Free to the public

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts invites you to return to the classroom. Marla Miller, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program at UMass Amherst, will present a lecture on her new book, Betsy Ross and the Making of America.

"Miller takes a close look at the legendary yarn and finds little hard, historical evidence to support it. But she also broadens her focus to offer a rich biography of the woman behind the myth and ably demonstrates why Ross merits study in her own right."
~ review from the Boston Globe

Click here for more information on Marla Miller. For event questions, please email: events@hfa.umass.edu.



Music Alumni Reunion
4:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
Ticket price: $35/person
Bring your family and friends to share in the fun. Events will include a mini faculty concert, dinner at the University Club and the Multibands Pops Concert.
To register call 413.545.2511 or click here for more information.


Pioneer Valley 9-Hole Golf Scramble
2:30 p.m. ~ Registration
3:00 p.m. ~ Tee Time
Cherry Hill Golf Course ~ Amherst, MA
Join the Pioneer Valley Alumni Club and fellow golf enthusiasts for this 9-hole scramble. Space is limited to the first 48 registrants. Teams of four are encouraged, but singles and couples are welcome and will be matched with other groups. Tee time begins at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception, sponsored by Geeleher Enterprises, Inc.
Click here for more information and to register.



Phi Sigma Kappa Reunion
5:00 p.m. ~ Reception
Phi Sigma Kappa House
510 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Revisit your memories of Phi Sig, and the brothers at this Homecoming Reunion. Call your favorite fraternity friends and tell them to join you there! It is a great time to return to campus and catch up with old friends and help celebrate our chapter!
Let us know your coming. Register today by email at: AlphaChapterAlumniPSK@gmail.com



Dept. of Communication Alumni & Friends Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thompson Cafe in Thompson Hall
(near the elevator bank)
All Communication Alumni & Friends are welcome back to Homecoming Weekend! Join alumni, current faculty, and Department Chair Lisa Henderson, along with members of the Class of 2011 for a delicious reception at the Thompson Cafe. This event is free.
For more information, please call Lisa Henderson at 413.545.6339.



Hillel House
6:00 p.m. ~ Services (Reform, Conservative & Orthodox)
7:15 p.m. ~ Dinner (Dietary laws observed)


Come and join us at Hillel House for services and dinner. All are welcome. Dinner is free for all UMass Students and $15/person for all others.
Click here for more information.


36th Annual Multibands Pops Concert
8:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
Concert Hall

Join producer Jeffrey W. Holmes for this fantastic music and dance showcase. This fast-paced, fun event includes 14 ensembles featuring the Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble I, UMass Dancers, University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Marimba Band & much more. Ticket prices: $15 for students, seniors & children / $20 for general public. Purchase your tickets online or call 413.545.2511.
Click here for more information.


Club U
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Curry Hicks Cage

Dance the night away at Homecoming. Bring your friends and ask the DJ to turn it up!
For more information, please call 413.545.1278 or email to: umass.upc@gmail.com



Saturday, October 16


Homecoming 5K U-Run / U-Walk
8 - 9:00 a.m. ~ Registration
9:00 a.m. ~ Race Start
McGuirk Alumni Stadium (Northeast Corner)
Join the stampede at this year's Homecoming 5K URun-UWalk! This year's event will benefit the UMass Mounted Police Unit, and the horses will be there to kick-off the race! Even if you don't join the run, you can support the mounted police and help care for these beautiful horses.
Click here to register and make your donation today!



Chancellor’s Donor Appreciation Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Student Union Ballroom


In appreciation of our generous donors, please join Chancellor Robert C. Holub and Sabine Holub for breakfast, conversation and entertainment by UMass Amherst students. *This event is by invitation only.

Click here for more information.



School of Public Health & Health Sciences Reunion
9:30 a.m.
Arnold House
UMass Amherst Campus

Join us for a day-long series of programs and events to celebrate 70 years of education, innovation, research & practice, and to reconnect with you!
Click here for more information.



Hillel House
9:30 a.m. ~ Orthodox Service
1:00 p.m. ~ Lunch (Dietary laws observed)


Come and join us at Hillel House for services and lunch. All are welcome. Lunch is free for all UMass Students and $10/person for all others.
Click here for more information.


School of Nursing Annual Luncheon
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cape Cod Lounge
Student Union
Return to campus for this annual luncheon and join us for the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award and new Distinguished Young Alumni Award!
Click here for more information and to register.



Phi Sigma Kappa Reunion
Saturday Events run from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Phi Sigma Kappa House
510 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Revisit your memories of Phi Sig, and the brothers at this Homecoming Reunion. Call your favorite fraternity friends and tell them to join you there! It is a great time to return to campus and catch up with old friends and help celebrate our chapter!
Saturday events are as follows:
10:30 a.m. ~ Coffee & Donuts
11:30 a.m. ~ BBQ Lunch
2:30 p.m. ~ PSK Tailgating at stadium
6:30 p.m. ~ Post-game reception

Let us know your coming. Register today by email at: AlphaChapterAlumniPSK@gmail.com



Stockbridge Alumni Reunion Brunch & Tailgate
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Stockbridge Hall ~ Brunch
McGuirk Alumni Stadium ~ Tailgate

Please join us as we celebrate the second annual Stockbridge Alumni Reunion during Homecoming Weekend. Reconnect with your fellow alumni and see what's new at Stockbridge!
Click here for more information.



A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of
George N. Parks

11:30 a.m. (doors will open at 10:00 a.m.)
Mullins Center
UMass Amherst Campus

The University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrates the life and legacy of Professor George N. Parks, who led the Minuteman Marching Band to national prominence during his 33-year tenure. Professor Parks died September 16 after suffering a heart attack following a performance with the band at an Ohio high school. Please join the campus and community in celebrating the life of this teacher who inspired so many.

Click here for more information.



College of Engineering Alumni Awards Luncheon
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Amherst Room (10th floor)
Campus Center

Join us for a festive afternoon of reconnecting, reminiscing, and celebrating the accomplishments of our Engineering alumni. Cost is $25 per person.
Click here for more information.



MinuteFan Tailgate Tent
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Minute Fan Park ~ Alumni Tent
McGuirk Alumni Stadium

*Game Ticket and Tailgate Tent Packages are now available for purchase. Don't wait...these sell out every year!

Click here for more information and to order tickets.



UMass vs. Richmond Football Game
3:30 p.m. Kickoff
McGuirk Alumni Stadium
For tickets call 866.UMass.TIX.



Student Union Reunion
5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom
Student Union

In celebration of Homecoming Weekend, all alumni and campus community members are cordially invited to attend the inaugural Student Union Reunion, an event that is sure to become an annual tradition. Admission is free to all. This event is made possible through the generous support from the Center for Student Development and the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst.

Festivities include the following:
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ~ Student Union Open House
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ~ Art Gallery Alumni Reception
7:00 – 11:00 p.m. ~ Social, including light fare, live music and dancing featuring the band Spanglish Fly

Click here for more information on these events, or contact Paula Hodecker at 413.545.2096 or email to: hodecker@stuaf.umass.edu



Sunday, October 17

Phi Sigma Kappa Reunion
10:30 a.m. ~ Coffee & Donuts
Phi Sigma Kappa House
510 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Revisit your memories of Phi Sig, and the brothers at this Homecoming Reunion. Call your favorite fraternity friends and tell them to join you there! It is a great time to return to campus and catch up with old friends and help celebrate our chapter!
Let us know your coming. Register today by email at: AlphaChapterAlumniPSK@gmail.com



MAROON is GREEN at Homecoming Weekend

UMass Amherst is committed to providing sustainable programming
and services to our alumni and students.

Help us Go Green this year at Homecoming
by following these simple steps.




Accommodations, Local Area Attractions, Campus
& Dining Information

Planning on attending? Don't wait... reserve your hotel room today as space sells out quickly each year!

Accommodations

Local Area Attractions

University Club Dining

Campus Dining Commons

Directions & Campus Information



HOMECOMING SPONSORS
A special thanks to our 2010 Homecoming Sponsors

     
           

*Schools and Colleges Sponsors*

College Of Social & Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
School of Education
UMass Amherst Libraries



For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 800.456.UMASS or alumni@admin.umass.edu.