Belmont Announces Schedule for Homecoming 2013 Jan. 28-Feb. 2

The Homecoming bonfire is lit by representatives of the student body, alumni, faculty and staff.

Belmont University invites alumni, friends and family to make their “Destination Belmont” Jan. 28 through Feb. 2 for a week’s worth of special Homecoming 2013 events. The week-long celebration will feature a faculty art exhibit, a basketball doubleheader, a residence hall banner competition for students and a campus-wide pep rally and bonfire. For a complete list of all Belmont Homecoming 2013 events and an opportunity to register, visit http://alumni.belmont.edu/.

A special feature this year will be the addition of a Homecoming Concert to be held on campus and include performances from accomplished alumni and special guests. Alumnus and songwriter/musician Gordon Kennedy, who has hosted past events at the Bluebird, helped pull the evening together and will host this year’s in-the-round performance. He said, “I’m fortunate to have come up through the ranks surrounded by peers who have been part of Belmont’s education and influence. With both distant and recent past represented, along with some special guests… this particular night will be special!”

Julie Thomas, director of constituency programs in the Office of Alumni Relations, said, “Belmont alumni are such an important part of this institution. Homecoming is the perfect time for us to honor and celebrate our alums and welcome them back to campus.”

HOMECOMING 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
All Week
Faculty Art Exhibit, Leu Art Gallery (Bunch Library)
Residence Hall Banner Competition (Throughout campus)

Monday, January 28
6 p.m. Homecoming Kick Off Event (Beaman Lobby)
7:30 p.m. Faculty Brass Quintet Concert (McAfee Concert Hall)

Tuesday, January 29
7 p.m.: Battle of the Bruins (Curb Event Center)
All athletic teams will be showcasing their talents to raise money for Special Olympics!

Wednesday, January 30
10 a.m. Homecoming Chapel with international missions leader Amy Whipple Derrick (’88) (Neely Dining Room)
1-4 p.m. Canstruction (Beaman Student Life Center lobby)
Sponsored by SGA, students will build Belmont symbols out of canned food, and all cans will be donated to Room in the Inn

7:30 p.m. Second Annual Jazz Piano Concert Series with guest Fred Hersch (McAfee Concert Hall)

Thursday, January 31
6 p.m. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Dinner sponsored by Cornerstone Financial (Beaman A&B)
7 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Morehead State (Curb Event Center)

Friday, February 1
10 a.m. Robert E Simmons Distinguished Faculty Lecture by Tennessee Professor of the Year Dr. Mike Pinter (Massey Board Room)
10 a.m. Inspirational author Karen Kingsbury lecture (Neely Dining Room)
4:30 p.m: Car Smash (Gravel Lot at corner of 15th and Bernard Avenues)
5 p.m. Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire (Gravel Lot at corner of 15th and Bernard Avenues)
7 p.m. Homecoming Concert in the Massey Concert Hall (MPAC)
Hosted by alumnus Gordon Kennedy, the concert will feature performances from alumni Chad Cates, Ben Cooper, Ginny Owens, Chris Rodriguez and Larry Stewart. Also performing are Belmont songwriting faculty member Drew Ramsey and special guests Matt Wertz, Ricky Skaggs and Peter Frampton! This is a free event, but tickets are required. For more information and to reserve your spots, visit http://alumni.belmont.edu/event/HCRound.

Saturday, February 2
2 p.m. Bruins on Brooms, Belmont’s Quidditch Sports Club hosts Tennessee Tech
3 p.m. Alumni Memorial Carillon Concert (Bell Tower) and Student Tailgate (The Lawn)
4 p.m. All Alumni Reunion and Reception (Beaman Center)
5 p.m. & 7:15 p.m. Homecoming Basketball Double Header vs. Tennessee Tech (Curb Event Center)
9:30 p.m. Young Alumni Homecoming Social (Mafiaoza’s)


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About Belmont University

Ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 7,300 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs, With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.

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