DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 with activities on September 27-29.
This year’s theme is “Faithful to the Gold and Blue” and the celebration, which begins Thursday, September 27, is intended to offer something for all current students and alumni.
The list of activities is as follows:
Thursday, September 27
Reception/Grand Opening of the Albert H. Brigance Center for Curriculum and Assessment 2-4 p.m.
Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library
Southeastern’s “Night at the Museum” 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Three Valley Museum
401 W. Main Street
Everyone is invited for hors d’oeuvres, music and good company, surrounded by Southeastern and Durant memories.
The Texoma Arts Council will present special exhibits and artists will be available to discuss their work.
Street Dance On the Loop 9 p.m. -- Midnight
Friday, September 28
Whang Bang Alumni Golf Tournament -- 8 a.m.
Silverado Golf Course
The 26th-annual Whang Bang Alumni Golf Tournament is scheduled for Silverado Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. The Whang Bang has started a new, highly popular tradition that has legends from Southeastern’s storied athletics history serving as honorary starters. This year’s legends will be 1964 Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist Jerry Shipp and retired basketball coach Wayne Cobb, one of the finest Oklahoma has ever produced.
Distinguished Awards Banquet -- 5:30 p.m.
Visual and Performing Arts Center
The banquet features introduction of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Former Faculty, Heritage and Benefactor award recipients.
Houston Debate Reception -- 8 p.m.
200 W. Main Street
Join your fellow Southeastern debaters. Contact Dr. Lacinda Brese at 580-745-2556 or lbrese@SE. edu.
True Blue Rally -- 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 29
Former Athletes’ Breakfast -- 8:30 a.m.
Bloomer Sullivan Arena
Athletes and coaches from the past, athletes and coaches of the present, excellent food and time for stories and photos.
Homecoming Parade -- 10 a.m.
Main Street, Downtown Durant
Alumni Tailgate Party -- 11 a.m.
Across from Paul Laird Field
Come out, cook out, shout out, meet the football team on the “Walk to the Stadium.”
Southeastern Campus Tours -- 11:30 a.m.
Leave from entrance to Paul Laird Field
Explore the Southeastern campus during this 1-hour guided tour. Great for students and families considering Southeastern. Includes tours of the campus, residence halls and a lunch ticket. Special alumni tours will also be offered.
Pre-Game Ceremony -- 1:50 p.m.
Paul Laird Field
Introduction of Distinguished Alumni
Kickoff -- 2 p.m.
Savage Storm vs. Ouachita Baptist
Alumni Party -- 8 p.m.
Choctaw Casino & Resort
4216 Highway 69/75 South
For more information, visit alumni.SE.edu or call 580-745-2875.