Southern University set for Homecoming 2009 - Tuesday, October 6, 2009
University, Baton Rouge will celebrate its Homecoming 2009 week with a number
of activities, including a gospel concert, spirit day, an electrifying Greek
show, and the annual parade in Scotlandville, all leading up to the Saturday,
Oct. 17 football game against Fort Valley State.
Events kick off with a convocation and gospel concert, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6
p.m. in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.
Gospel recording artist and pastor William Murphy will be the special guest.
“Spirit Day,” will be held Monday, Oct. 12. On this day all university faculty,
staff, students, alumni, and fans are asked to wear blue and gold.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts will hold its’ Visual Arts Gallery
Grand Opening from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery of Frank Hayden
Hall. The gallery will feature works of art by Southern visual arts
students. The exhibition will run from Oct. 13 – Nov. 25. Gallery hours
of operation will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Sabrina Whitney, will be crowned Miss Southern University 2009-2010 during the
Miss Southern University Coronation, Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Felton G. Clark
Activity Center at 7:30 p.m. Formal attire is preferred for this event.
A Homecoming Pep Rally will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 15, in Seymour Gym.
The Jaguar football team, marching band, and cheerleaders will be in
On Friday, Oct. 16, the 19th Annual Southern University Radiothon, “Students
First,” will be held from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Citadel Broadcasting Network.
An alumni reception will be held in the Cypress Room of E.N. Mayberry Dining
Hall from 1:30 pm-3 p.m. This event is open to all SU Alumni. Admission is
$25.00. For more information call 225.771.4200.
Alumni “Remembering When” program honoring the class of 1959, will be held in
the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union from 3
p.m. - 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to all SU Alumni. For more
information call 225.771.4200.
The Pan Hellenic Council Greek Show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Felton G.
Clark Activity Center. SU sororities and fraternities will compete for a cash
prize. The first- and second-place winners will advance to the annual Bayou
Classic Greek Show. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 225.771.2940.
Alumni Federation Annual Homecoming Reunion Dance, featuring Willie Clayton
& “Mellow,” will be held in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown
Memorial Student Union from 8 pm - 12 am. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at
the door. For more information, call 225.771.4200.
Also on October 16, the 7th Annual Southern University College of Business Gala
on the Bluff will be held at the Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center
beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature Stephanie Jordan, Gina Brown and
Anutha Level, Mel ‘Mr. Hole in the Wall’ Waiters and Michael Ward. Tickets are
$75. Attire is Semi-Formal. For more information or for reservations, call
The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. The route
starts at the corners of Kaufman Street and Scenic Highway. The parade
will travel north up Scenic Highway then make a right at Harding Boulevard,
make a u-turn at Pembroke Street, then travel back down Harding and end at
Also on Saturday, Miss Southern University Sabrina Whitney and her Royal Court,
University Queens, the Royal courts from the New Orleans and Shreveport
campuses, along with the original Dancing Dolls, will be presented at a
pre-game show at 4:45 p.m. in A.W. Mumford Stadium. Kick-off time for the game
is 5:30 p.m. against Fort Valley State.
The homecoming convocation and gospel concert, Visual Arts Gallery Grand
Opening, Miss Southern University Coronation, pep rally, and parade are all
free and open to the public. For more information, call 225-771-4545.