October 9, 2012
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Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

VSU’s Homecoming 2012

VALDOSTA--Valdosta State University will celebrate homecoming Oct. 17-20 with a number of activities for students, alumni and members of the community.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Wild Adventures Night
VSU students can enjoy a night at Wild Adventures. Bus will leave VSU Oak Street parking lot (west end) beginning at 5:30 p.m., with last pickup at 9:00 p.m.  The bus will also return students to same location at various intervals. (Only students with a valid VSU ID will be admitted)

Thursday, Oct. 18
Community Pep Rally

VSU's annual homecoming pep rally begins at 7 p.m., in the P.E. Complex.

Friday, Oct. 19
Alumni Golf Tournament

Valdosta Country Club is the site for this year's annual golf tournament. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for this four-person scramble, with a 9 a.m. shotgun shot. The tournament is open to all VSU alumni and friends. Participants will receive lunch and an assortment of prizes will be given away. Pre-registration is required, golfers may register online at www.valdostastate.org  or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (229) 333-5797. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team of four.

Homecoming Parade
Show your Blazer spirit and join your friends on Patterson Street for the parade, which begins at 6 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Drive, and will head south to conclude at Brookwood Drive.

Photography Exhibit by Jason Miczek
The College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fundraising event featuring the photography of Jason Miczek, who received a bachelor’s degree in English from VSU in 2001. Miczek’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time, and USA Today. The event is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Annett Howell Turner Center for the Arts, cost is $20 per person. To register and pay in advance, visit the website at www.valdostastate.org/COAS

Saturday, Oct. 20
Alumni Tailgating

Tailgating activities for alumni will take place beginning at noon, in front of the Student Union, located at the intersection of Oak Street and Baytree Road. Register online at www.valdostastate.org. 

VSU Chamber Singers
Former VSU Chamber Singers are invited to perform in the singing of the national anthem at the homecoming football game at 3 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. rehearsal with Dr. David Johnson in the University Center North. For more information and to register, visit online www.valdostastate.org/alumnichoir

Blazer Walk
Show your school spirit by cheering on the Blazers as they enter Bazemore-Hyder Stadium prior to the game against Delta State. Starting at 1:30 p.m., the football team and cheerleading squad will walk from Ann Street down Williams Street on their way to the stadium.

Blazers vs. Delta State
Blazers football takes on Delta State at 3 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Tickets are available online at http://www.vstateblazers.com or call the ticket office at (229) 333-SEAT (7328).

Step Show
The Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. presents the VSU homecoming step show, 7 p.m., P.E. Complex. Cost is $15 (at the door). Comedian Steve Brown will host this year's show. The Fraternity will also host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross Oct. 15-20. The first 60 people to give blood at the Red Cross Donor Center located at 2517 Bemis Road in Valdosta, Ga., will receive a free step show ticket. For more information, visit www.

For more information, visit the Alumni Association website at www.valdostastate.org and the Student Life website at http://www.valdosta.edu/stulife/.