Homecoming 2013 events begin Sept. 23

Student activities kick off Homecoming Week Monday, Sept. 23 with week-long competitions for students during the day and comedian Josh Rabinowitz performing at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 100. A Beaver Rally for students and the community Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. on the Lakeside lawn will show support for BSU teams and include the coronation of Homecoming royalty.

Activities get into high gear Thursday, Sept. 25, with the first three of 11 Alumni Leaders in the Classroom (ALIC) programs that bring BSU grads back to campus to share their professional experiences with students, staff and the public. The remaining eight ALIC panels take place throughout the day Friday. Friday is also the date of what promises to be a historic Alumni and Foundation Honors Gala, which begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Sanford Center. All are welcome to attend this event, but pre-registration is required by Sept. 16.

Saturday brings tailgating in Diamond Point Park beginning at 11 a.m. leading into BSU’s football game against Southwest Minnesota State at 1 p.m. Immediately following the football game, alumni football players will gather at the American Indian Resource Center and Native American alumni will get together at the David Park House. Saturday’s events end on a high note with the annual Beaver Block Party in downtown Bemidji. The Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter organizes this event. Proceeds benefit scholarships the chapter supports.

Complete 2013 Homecoming Calendar

MON., SEPT. 23
Campus Activity Board (CAB) Challenge — Students will perform various physical and mental challenges as teams. They will compete for daily prizes and a grand prize. Events are scheduled each weekday.

Comedian Josh Rabinowitz (7 p.m., Hagg Sauer 100)

Lakeshore Cleanup (3-5 p.m., Bangsberg parking lot)

CAB Challenge (6 p.m., Lakeside Lawn)

WED., SEPT. 25
Blood Drive (10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Crying Wolf Room)

CAB Challenge (6 p.m., Lakeside Lawn)

Beaver Rally (7 p.m., Lakeside Lawn)

Bonfire (Following rally, Lakeside Fireplace)

Alumni Leaders in the Classroom (ALIC) — Education (10 a.m., Bensen 413)
ALIC — Sciences (12 p.m., Sattgast 208)
ALIC — Government/Politics (2 p.m.,Hagg-Sauer 245)

Cosmic Bowling (9 p.m., Bemidji Bowl, free for BSU students)

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Tsang (7 p.m., Location TBD) Dr. Tsang’s free, educational lecture “Nutrition and Ovarian Cancer Care: Red Wine, Berries and Tree Bark?” will be open to all.

FRI., SEPT. 27
Alumni Leaders in the Classroom (ALIC) — Accounting (9 a.m., Decker 11)
ALIC — Mass Communications (9 a.m., Bangsberg 119)
ALIC — Sports Management (10 a.m., PE 240)
ALIC — Technology & Entrepreneurs (10 a.m., Bridgeman 100)
ALIC — Criminal Justice (10 a.m., Bensen 115)
ALIC — Business (11 a.m., Decker)
ALIC — Law (11 a.m., Bensen 115)
ALIC — “Young Minds Leading the Way in Indian Country” (2 p.m., AIRC 128)

BSU Student Carnival (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lakeside Lawn)

Beaver Pride Luncheon (11:30 a.m., Walnut Hall, cost: $8, payable at the door)

Alumni B-Club Meeting (2:30 p.m., Beaver Pride Room)

Football Practice (3:30 p.m., Football practice field)

Alumni & Foundation Honors Gala (5:30 p.m. Sanford Center, cost is $50, Pre-registration is required)

CAB Challenge (6 p.m., Lakeside Lawn)

SAT., SEPT. 28
Softball Alumni Gathering & Inter-squad Game (9:30 a.m. BSU Softball Field) Tour of new facilities for alumni, followed by inter-squad game.

BSU Alumni & Foundation annual meeting (9:30 a.m., Crying Wolf Room)

Homecoming Tailgate Party (11 a.m., Diamond Pt. Park) Bring tailgate items to share or purchase a Stittsworth Brat, chips and a beverage from the BSU Alumni Association.

Homecoming Football Game (1 p.m., Chet Anderson Stadium) Tickets for BSU football are $15 for reserved seating and $9 for general admission. Tickets for contributing BSU alumni, students from the opposing school, or seniors aged 62 and over are $6, and children aged 6-10 are $2. Children aged five and under are admitted free. For more information, visit bsubeavers.com.

Football Alumni Reunion (Post-game, AIRC)

Native American Alumni Reunion (4 p.m., David Park House)

Annual Beaver Block Party (8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Downtown Bemidji – between 3rd & 4th Streets) Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter’s sixth annual
Homecoming street dance. This year’s Beaver Block Party will feature live music by Fargo, N.D.-based Front Fenders.

SUN., SEPT. 29
Beaver Baseball Alumni Game (12 p.m., BSU Baseball Field)

Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert (3 p.m., Bangsberg Hall)

For additional information, to register for events or to download a printable Homecoming events schedule in PDF format, visit bsualumni.org/events. Follow Bemidji State Alumni on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest event updates.