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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:

Monday

  • 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.

Tuesday

  • 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.

Wednesday

Noon to 1 p.m. — “Stomp Your Chomp” food-eating contest, Centennial Student Union’s Hearth Lounge.

Thursday

7 p.m. — Lip syncing, Bresnan Arena; 8 p.m., royalty coronation.

Friday

Saturday

  • 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.

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