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K-State Today Student Edition

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 most updated information on homecoming is available online. The schedule of events is as follows, however all events and times are subject to change:

Sunday, Oct. 19

Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk will be at 10 a.m. 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 will be from noon to 2 p.m.

Crazy Cat Kickoff will be 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 will be at 8 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum: Greek Homecoming pairings and student organizations perform original spirit cheers.

All coloring contest participants, grades K-6, will be displayed at Manhattan Town Center all week.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Paint the 'Ville will be 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 will be 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 will be at 7 p.m. in Ahearn Field House: Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-221-CATS or online.

Thursday, Oct. 23

K-State Student Ambassador Elections will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children's Carnival will be 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 will be from 3-5:30 p.m. hosted by the Aggieville Business Association.

Homecoming Parade: The parade will begin 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.

Homecoming Pep Rally will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park

Saturday, Oct. 25

K-State vs. Texas Homecoming football game's 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.