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Inside Iowa State
September 25, 1998

Homecoming: It's not just for alumni

by Anne Dolan

Homecoming '98 opens Friday, Oct. 2, with a 5-kilometer fun run/walk and barbecue supper on central campus, and concludes with an omelet breakfast and golf tournament at Veenker golf course Sunday, Oct. 11.

In between are several Iowa State traditions -- painting of Victory Lane, a parade, lawn displays and mass "campaniling" -- and a few new events, led by the fast-track construction of a home by ISU volunteers and Habitat for Humanity representatives.

The "Blitz Build," as the housing project has been dubbed, will begin Monday, Oct. 5, and wrap up Friday, Oct. 9. The house is being built on the intramural fields east of Jack Trice Stadium and will be moved to a site in Roland. Three shifts of volunteers will work between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Volunteers need to get their names onto the schedule; call Dirk Glynn or Mike Pellett in the student homecoming office, 4-0198, to volunteer.

The Oct. 2 run/walk begins at 6:30 p.m.; registration opens at 5:30 p.m. south of the campanile. The cost is $20 and includes a homecoming T-shirt and ticket to the barbecue. Barbecue-only tickets cost $3. To pre-register for the run/walk, call Stacia Piggott, 4-0198.

Victory Lane, north of the Olsen/Jacobson buildings, will be painted between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Paint and paintbrushes are provided. If you can't come to paint, but have an idea for a 4-by-4-foot square, students will paint it for you. Send $20 and a sketch of your design idea to Rose Uchytil, 158 Memorial Union, by Sept. 30.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 300 students in landscape architecture professor Bill Boon's introductory creativity/design class will hold a "Mardi Gras" parade from the Design Center to the campanile, via Osborn and Morrill roads. Each of the 35 "entries" will be constructed from a 40-by-60 foot cardboard sheet and must be carried by one member of the design team. The theme for the float entries is "Face Off."

An outdoor concert by Tim Mahoney and the Meanies begins at 9:30 p.m. Thursday south of the campanile. Fireworks and mass "campaniling" are scheduled for midnight.

The campus community is invited to the annual alumni honors and awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman. Alumni, faculty and staff members will receive awards sponsored by the Alumni Association and the colleges.

Also Friday evening, the Cyclone marching band holds its annual "Step-Off" parade. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., the band will march from the Music Building south on Welch Avenue, east on Knapp Street, north on Gray Avenue to Knoll Road, and west on Union Drive to the campanile. A pep rally begins at 7 p.m. south of the campanile.

The homecoming committee is sponsoring a riding tour Saturday morning, Oct. 10, of all the student lawn displays (judging of the displays takes place Friday evening). The displays will be "on" and animated during the tour. Meet at the C.Y. Stephens ticket office at 9 a.m. for the free, 90-minute tour.

Finals for the student cheer competition, "Yell Like Hell," will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lot A4 north of the football stadium.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the Cyclone football team hosts the Missouri Tigers at Jack Trice Stadium. Other home athletic events during homecoming week include a soccer match against Colorado at 4 p.m. Oct. 9; and volleyball matches against Missouri (7 p.m. Oct. 7) and Kansas State (7 p.m. Oct. 9).

The homecoming golf tournament Oct. 11 will be an 18-hole, match play format. You may register as a foursome or individual. A shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Veenker golf course. The cost is $30 per person, which includes green fee, cart and an omelet breakfast. For those who want to come for breakfast only, the cost is $4. Contact Justin Chesnut, 4-0198, to sign up for the tournament.

Homecoming '98
"Tradition With a Vision"

Oct. 2-11

Friday, Oct. 2

Sunday, Oct. 4

Monday, Oct. 5

Thursday, Oct. 8

Friday, Oct. 9

Saturday, Oct. 10

Sunday, Oct. 11

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