The Free Press
MANKATO — “Land of 120,000 Mavericks” is the theme for Minnesota State University’s homecoming next week.
The celebration offers students and alumni a way to display pride and school spirit and allows the community opportunities to learn about the university.
The schedule includes:
- 9-10:20 a.m. — Free Nepalese classical and folk dance class, Room 126, Performing Arts Building Room.
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Meet Your Royalty Candidates,” Centennial Student Union Mall.
- Bonfire canceled.
- Fireworks canceled.
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — blood drive, Centennial Student Union Ballroom.
- 7:30 p.m. — Jeremy Messersmith concert, Elias J. Halling Recital Hall; ticket information at 389-5549.
Noon to 1 p.m. — “Stomp Your Chomp” food-eating contest, Centennial Student Union’s Hearth Lounge.
7 p.m. — Lip syncing, Bresnan Arena; 8 p.m., royalty coronation.
- 4-7 p.m. — open house, Wiecking Center; tours of new food science lab.
- 7 p.m. — Homecoming concert by hip-hop artist Kyle, in Myers Field House; ticket information at: mankato.mnsu.edu/university-life/activities-and-organizations/student-events-team/student-Tickets.
- 9-11 a.m. — free community pancake breakfast, Blakeslee Stadium.
- Noon — 85th annual parade, Warren Street.
- 2 p.m. — MSU vs Duluth football game, Blakeslee Stadium.
Dates and times of other athletic events throughout the weekend are available online at: msumavericks.com.
Evening events Saturday include a block party on the University Dining Center lawn.
Other on-campus activities include a photo booth, games, a dunk tank and an interactive art exhibit.
Department of Theatre and Dance performance of “Newsies” are slated Thursday-Sunday in the Ted Paul Theatre. Tickets are available at MSUTheatre.com.