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MSUM Celebrates its 125th Homecoming

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It's a big week for Minnesota State University Moorhead, as they mark the universities 125th year and homecoming.

Since Monday, several events have been commemorating this special occasion but the fun is just beginning. Some highlights include Coach Herman Boone speaking at the Hansen Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Boone was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 2000 film "Remember the Titans." The event is free with an MSUM ID and $10 for anyone else.  

A President's Panel with three past presidents, John Neumaier, Roland Dille, Roland Barden & current president Edna Szymanski will take place at 1 p.m. in Hansen Theatre on Friday.

Saturday morning the "Color Me Rad" 5K run/walk kicks off at 9 a.m. followed by the parade, tailgating and football game.

A full list of homecoming events through the rest of the week is below:

Wednesday, Sept 25

  • Ice Cream Social, noon to 3 p.m., Campus Mall (free)
  • Coach Herman Boone (Remember the Titans), 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre - Free with MSUM ID/$10 General Admission


Thursday, Sept 26

  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture – Smogard '72, 11 a.m., Science Lab 118
  • Chili feed competition, noon to 3 p.m., Campus Mall (free)
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture – Bob Mikkelson '72, 3 p.m., Center for Arts 150
  • Johnny Holm Band, 8-11 p.m., CMU Ballroom - $3 with MSUM ID, $5 General Admission


Friday, Sept. 27

  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture – Emily Beck ‘06, 10 a.m., Weld 106
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture – Dr. Christina Broadwell ‘00, noon, Science Lab 104
  • Presidents' Panel with John Neumaier, Roland Dille, Roland Barden & Edna Szymanski, 1 p.m., Hansen Theatre 
  • Campus tours with Dragon Ambassadors following panel
  • Academic showcase/open house/reunions, 2:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Distinguished Alumni Q & A - Evelyn Quigley, 3 p.m., Lommen 108
  • Dragon Baseball Reunion
  • Student Senate Reunion, 4 p.m., CMU 205 
  • 2nd Annual Mathematics Department Alumni & Faculty Gathering, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Speak Easy Restaurant & Lounge
  • Dragons All Football Reunion
  • PowderPuff football & PowderBuff volleyball, 6 p.m., Intramural fields
  • Athletics Hall of Fame, 5:30 p.m., CMU Ballroom
  • Distinguished Alumni Celebration, 5:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott 
  • Distinguished Alumni Q & A - Bob Bowlsby, 8 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott 
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Open House, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
  • Delta Zeta Sorority 50th Anniversary Celebration through Saturday
  • Coronation, Burning of the M & Fireworks, 9 p.m., Nemzek 
  • S' mores, following fireworks, Holmquist Slab


Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 1960's Reunion Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., CMU Ballroom 
  • Color Me Rad - 5k Walk/Run, 9 a.m., starts at Nemzek
    Enter code "MSUM" when you register to receive a 10% discount on registration fees.
  • Parade, 11 a.m., circles campus
  • Tailgating, 11:30 to 2 p.m., Nemzek (each decade of alumni will have their own area)
  • Dragon Soccer, noon, Soccer Field
  • Dragon Football, 2 p.m., Nemzek 
  • Swimming Alumni Reunion - Swim Meet, 3 p.m., Nemzek
  • Dragon Football Reunion & Athletic Alumni Social, 6 p.m., JC Chumley's
  • Street Dance, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., CMU Parking Lot, $5 single/$8 couple


Sunday, Sept. 29

  • Club Sports Extravaganza, 11-2 p.m. 
  • Dragon Soccer, 1 p.m. Nemzek Soccer Field
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