Homecoming 2010

Reunions, Commemorations and New Traditions

Theme: Live from NSU, It's Saturday Night Live!

October 28-30

Alumni Art show
The Orville Hanchey Gallery will host the Fifth Annual Alumni Art Exhibition.  The Guest Alumni Artist will be Larrie L. King, class of 2007 and 2009 Assistant Professor of Design at Northwestern State University. This exhibition features mixed media works on board and canvas.  Admission is free to the public.  For more information, please call Leslie Gruesbeck at (318) 352-5476 or email at gruesbeckl@nsula.edu.

Thursday, October 28

Student Activities Board (SAB) Concert
7:00 p.m.- A.A. Fredericks Auditorium
NSU Alumni and friends are welcome to attend the SAB concert. For more information, please contact Kirk Lee at (318) 357-6511 or leeki@nsula.edu.

Friday, October 29

Alumni Association Board Meeting
10:00 a.m. - Red River Waterway Commission Building
The building is on the Highway 1 Bypass directly across the street from the Mariner's Restaurant.  The annual Board of Directors meeting is open to the public.

Homecoming Golf Tournament
1:00 p.m. - NSU Recreation Complex
Come participate in the annual golf scramble on the 18-hole golf course for $50 per player (includes golf cart and lunch by Coach Gene Knecht).  Tee time is at 1:00 p.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  Reservations can be made by calling Lyndsey Miller at (318) 357-4415 or by emailing her at millerl@nsula.edu.

NSU Foundation Board Meeting
1:30 p.m.- Red River Waterway Commission Building
The building is on the Highway 1 Bypass directly across the street from the Mariner's Restaurant.  The annual Board of Directors meeting is open to the public.

Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) Mixer
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.- Natchitoches Events Center Lobby
The NSU BAA will host a mixer for returning NSU Alumni.  Get reacquainted with your old friends, share laughs and enjoy the drinks onsite.
For more information, Please contact Nicole Gray at (972) 897- 5357 or visit 

Long Purple Line Reception
6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.- Arnold J. Kilpatrick President's Residence
Current and former Long Purple Line recipients are invited to a reception hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Webb. Current Long Purple Line inductees will be recognized during the reception.  For more information, contact Leigh Ann Lawson at (318) 357-4412 or lawsonl@nsula.eduBy Invitation Only.  Cocktail Dress.

Student Activities Board Lip Sync
7:00 p.m. - A.A. Fredericks Auditorium
The Homecoming Lip Sync is an annual event where student organizations perform a lip sync act to the current year's theme.  This year's theme is "Live from NSU: It's Saturday Night."  The lip sync is open to NSU alumni and friends, and tickets are $5 per person. For more information, please contact Kirk Lee at (318) 357-6511 or leeki@nsula.edu.

Black Alumni Alliance Homecoming Step Show & After Party
7:00 p.m.- Natchitoches Events Center
The NSU BAA kicks off its 2nd Biennial Reunion with the 1st Annual Homecoming Step Show/After Party. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact William Cartwright at (318) 401-0473 or Nicole Gray at (972) 897-5357.  Check out www.nsureunion.com for reunion details.

Phi Mu Paint the Night Pink
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.- The Docks at the Mariner
Phi Mu alumni are invited to meet up with their sisters for a night out.  Cash bar and meals on your own off the menu.  For more information, contact Stacey Fenwick Thompson at stecey_thompson80@yahoo.com or Leah Sherman Middlebrook at leah.middlebrook@att.net.

Saturday, October 30

Homecoming 5K Fun Run/Walk
8:00 a.m. - Wellness, Recreation & Activities Center (WRAC)
All alumni & supporters of NSU are invited to a special 5K Fun Run/Walk through the NSU campus. The $15 entry fee includes a t-shirt for pre-registered racers and prizes for overall and age-group winners and best costume. Register online or by contacting Carmel Bourg at (318) 357-4360 or bourgca@nsula.edu.

N-Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
9:00 a.m. - Magale Recital Hall
For more information, please call Gil Gilson at (318) 677-3141 or email at

College of Education and Human Development Reunion
9:30 a.m. - Teacher Education Center, Commons Area and Auditorium for Induction Ceremony
All graduates of the College of Education and Human Development are invited to a reunion that will honor the inductees of the College's Hall of Distinguished Educators.  For more information, contact Janet Broadway at the College of Education at (318) 357-6278.

School of Business Reception
10:00 a.m. - Russell Hall, Natchitoches Room
All College of Business alumni are invited to renew old friendships before the Homecoming game.  For more information, contact the School of Business at (318) 357-5161.

ROTC Open House
10:00 a.m. - James A. Noe Military Science Building
All ROTC alumni are invited to stop by the hospitality room between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  A program honoring BG(Ret) James Bonsall will begin at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Elisa Parker at (318) 357-5157 or parkere@nsula.edu.

Wesley Campus Ministry Open House
10:00 a.m.- Wesley Campus Ministry Building, 520 College Ave.
NSU Alumni and friends are welcome to visit the Wesley Campus Ministry building in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the facility.  For more information, please contact Rev. John Higginbotham at (318) 352-2888 or nsula.wesley@yahoo.com.

Media Reunion
10:00 a.m.- Student Union, President's Room
NSU Alumni that worked at the Current Sauce, KNWD, NSU TV and the Potpourri are invited to a Media Reunion. For more information, contact Lyndsey Miller at (318) 357-4415 or millerl@nsula.edu.
Cheerleading Reunion
10:00 a.m.- Student Union, Room 221
All former Northwestern State University cheerleaders are invited to a reunion. For more information, contact Lyndsey Miller at (318) 357-4415 or millerl@nsula.edu

Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) Meeting
10:30 a.m.- Student Union Cane River Room
All NSU alumni interested in becoming members of the organization are invited to join us for our business meeting to discuss the tentative 2010-11 schedule of activities and officer elections/committee updates. For more information, visit
www.nsureunion.com or contact Nicole Gray at (972) 897-5357.

Homecoming Luncheon/Long Purple Line Induction
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Student Union Ballroom
All alumni and supporters are invited to join us for a special Homecoming Luncheon honoring the 2010 Long Purple Line Inductees.  A Social hour will be held in the Student Union Lobby from 11:30-12:00, followed by lunch and a University address in the Ballroom.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or through Connie White at the Alumni center at (318) 357-4270 or
whitec@nsula.eduBusiness Casual Dress. Please RSVP by October 22nd.

BAA Reunion Picnic/Tailgating
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.- Practice Field Next to Field House
Join the NSU BAA for our reunion picnic and tailgaiting festivities, featuring a delicious barbeque meal with BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, rolls and soft drinks.  Meal with drinks will be available for $5 each. For more information, visit www.nsureunion.com or contact Nicole Gray at (972) 897-5357.

Phi Mu Reception & Tailgating
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.-  Phi Mu house
2:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.  Tailgating near the Alumni pavilion
Start at the new Phi Mu house with a tour and reception, then join the sisters as they tailgate before the game.  Group seating for the game is also available. Cost is $25 for t-shirts and game tickets.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Stacey Fenwick Thompson at stacey_thompson80@yahoo.com or Leah Sherman Middlebrook at leah.middlebrook@att.net.

Class of 2007 Social Workers Reunion
NSU Grads who earned their BSW in 2007 will meet for lunch at 1:00 p.m. at Chili's.  The celebration will continue as the group will attend pre-game tailgating and the game.  For more information, contact Denise Garland at (318) 214-1439 or cgd71457@gmail.com.

Homecoming Parade
2:30 p.m.
The annual Homecoming parade will begin on the NSU campus, travel through downtown Natchitoches and end on the NSU Practice Field at the tailgating area. Come join us downtown for this special event!

Pep Rally
3:00 p.m./Immediately Following Parade- Tailgating Field
Join NSU President Randall J. Webb, Head Football Coach Bradley Dale Peveto and all of our Homecoming honorees for a special pep rally and recognition ceremony packed with entertainment from the NSU spirit groups.

Alumni Tailgating
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Alumni Pavilion
The NSU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association (SAA) will be hosting a special Cajun dinner for $5 per plate.  All NSU Alumni and SAA members are invited to come by the tent and grab something to eat before the game.  It will be a great time to visit with friends you haven't seen in a while and build relationships with fellow alumni.

Tailgating Activities
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Tailgating Field
Various groups, including Greek Organizations, N-Club, ROTC, the Colleges of Education and Nursing and many more! 

Pregame Activities
5:30 p.m. - Turpin Stadium
Enjoy the pre-game show by the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band and other game day activities.

Homecoming Game vs. Sam Houston State
6:00 p.m. - Turpin Stadium
To purchase tickets for the game, contact Adam Jonson at (318) 357-4268 or jonsona@nsula.edu.

Halftime Ceremonies
7:30 p.m. (approx.) - Turpin Stadium

Black Alumni Alliance Homecoming Party
10:00 p.m.- Natchitoches Events Center
All alumni are invited to dress up in your grooviest 70's attire for this Old School Masquerade Party featuring entertainment from Q016.5's DJ Incredible, a delicious buffet and cash bar and a special guest! Cash prizes will be awarded for the best male and female costumes. For more information, visit www.nsureunion.com or contact Nicole Gray at (972) 897-5357.

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