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October 9, 2014

Community invited to participate in K-State Homecoming events

Submitted by Andrew Zender

The K-State Alumni Association and Student Homecoming Committee invite Kansas State University students, alumni, families and friends to join them for events and activities during K-State's 2014 Homecoming Week, Oct. 19-25.

"Homecoming Week is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come out and show their K-State pride," said Amanda Lee, K-State's all-university homecoming chair and assistant director of student programs for the alumni association. "This year's theme is 'K-State Coast to Coast.' We look forward to K-State fans of all ages joining us for a spirit-filled week celebrating the K-State family, which spreads across the country and worldwide."

All homecoming events are open to the public. The schedule of events, which may be subject to change, is as follows:

Sunday, Oct. 19
• Work by all coloring contest participants — grades K-6 — will be displayed at Manhattan Town Center all week.
• Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. starting at the K-State Alumni Center. Students, alumni and community members may run or walk through campus in the 12th annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk, which benefits Special Olympics Kansas. Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is due Oct. 9 and can be completed online.
• Greek and Residence Hall Spirit Signs and Student Organization Sidewalk Chalking Contest is from noon to 2 p.m.
• Crazy Cat Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in Memorial Stadium: This series of fun games is sponsored by the K-State Association of Residence Halls.
• Pant the Chant is at 8 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Greek Homecoming pairings and student organizations perform original spirit cheers.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
• Paint the 'Ville is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Aggieville. Check out the Aggieville windows being painted by student organizations and Greek homecoming pairings.
• Wildcat Request Live is at 8 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. This lip-sync and dance competition showcases Greek homecoming pairings.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
• K-State vs. Oklahoma volleyball game is at 7 p.m. in Ahearn Field House. Tickets can be purchased online.

Thursday, Oct. 23
• K-State Student Ambassador Elections is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Children's Carnival is from 6-8 p.m. in the K-State Student Union. The Manhattan and surrounding communities are invited to enjoy games with the Union Program Council, student organizations and Greek homecoming pairings.

Friday, Oct. 24
• Trick-or-Treat in Aggieville is from 3-5:30 p.m., hosted by the Aggieville Business Association.
• The Homecoming Parade is at 5 p.m. at Manhattan Town Center and will proceed through Aggieville before ending in City Park for the homecoming pep rally. K-State alumni, former Wildcat football standouts and brothers Kevin Lockett and Aaron Lockett will serve as the grand marshals.
• The Homecoming Pep Rally is at 6:30 p.m. at Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park, following the parade.

Saturday, Oct. 25
• K-State Alumni Association Pregame Party in Cat Town will start two hours prior to kickoff. RSVPs, due by Oct. 17, are required and can be submitted online.
• K-State vs. Texas homecoming football game. The time will be determined.
• The winning Greek Spirit signs will be displayed at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and during halftime the new Student Ambassadors will be announced.



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