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Date: Sep 18, 2008
Hofstra Celebrates Homecoming "Great Moments in American History" Saturday, September 20, 2008
Special Events Also Include Alumni Awards Dinner (Friday, September 19)Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Come to the Hofstra University campus to enjoy the spirit and all the events of Homecoming on Saturday, September 20, 2008. The day begins with the Parade of Floats at 11 a.m., followed by Football Alumni Day and special recognition of the 1958 team at 11:30 a.m.
The Football game against the University of Rhode Island takes place at 1:30 p.m. (pregame show begins at
1 p.m.) at James M. Shuart Stadium, and the post-game party starts at 4 p.m.
Make your plans today to be a part of the Hofstra Homecoming tradition! For information and tickets please call (516) 463-6636 or 463-5665 or visit www.hofstra.edu/alumni.
For tickets to the Football game call (516) HOF-TIXX (8499).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Alumnus of the Year
• Randy William Frankel ’79, general partner and owner, Tampa Bay Rays, and principal owner, Windham Mountain Ski Resort.
Award for Alumni Achievement recipients:
• Michael J. Barnes M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’80, associate professor, Hofstra University
• Steven J. Freiberg ’79, ’80, chairman and CEO, Global Cards for Citi
• Monica Horan Rosenthal ’84, actress, best known for role on Everybody Loves Raymond
• Michael McCreesh ’90, ’94, vice president, securities division, Goldman Sachs Group, TeamBrent.com
Young Alumnus Award:
Catherine E. Hunter ’00, studio directing, ESPN
Honorary Alumnus Award:
William W. Edwards, Jr., Hofstra University head softball coach
The event will be held at the Garden City Hotel at 6:30 p.m. For ticket prices and more information call the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs at (516) 463-5284. Business attire.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
11 a.m. Homecoming Parade of Floats
Begins on Hofstra’s North Campus
Show your Hofstra pride and enjoy the parade of floats celebrating this year’s theme, “Great Moments in American History.”
11:30 a.m. Student Performances
Alumni Pride Tent, adjacent to James M. Shuart Stadium
Watch students perform skits celebrating the day’s theme, “Great Moments in American History” – a fun viewing for the entire family.
11: 30 a.m. Football Alumni Day/Special Recognition of the 1958 Team
Howdy Myers Pavilion, James M. Shuart Stadium
1 p.m. Pregame Show; 1:30 p.m. Football Game
James M. Shuart Stadium
Catch Ed Fingerling, the 1988 Hofstra Football Co-Captain, sing the National Anthem, then cheer on the Pride at this year’s Homecoming football game vs. University of Rhode Island. Stay for half-time to watch the annual crowning of the King and Queen. For more information or tickets call (516) 463-TIXX (8499).
4 p.m. Post-Game Party
Alumni Pride Tent, adjacent to James M. Shuart Stadium. Enjoy free food, music and refreshments! Site of the All-Greek Reunion.
MORE CAMPUS FESTIVITIES
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
10 a.m. Hofstra Alumni Organization Book Club, featuring a discussion and reading by Hofstra Professor Paula Uruburu. Dr. Uruburu is the author of the critically acclaimed American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl and the Crime of the Century. This event will take place at the Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, South Campus. For more information call the Alumni Affairs Office at (516) 463-6636.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 16th Annual Italian Experience Festival.
Featuring entertainment, music, food, vendors and children’s activities on the South Campus. Admission is a $5 suggested donation to the Hofstra Scholarship Fund. For more information call (516) 463-6504 or visit www.hofstra.edu/festivals.
11 a.m. Jewish Alumni Brunch sponsored by Hofstra Hillel.
This event will take place at the Plaza Rooms, located in the Mack Student Center on the North Campus. Cost is $18 per person. Children 10 and under are free. For more information contact David Newman at email@example.com or (516) 463-7062.
1 p.m. Current Events Discussion with Hofstra Professor Emeritus Herb Rosenbaum.
Dr. Rosenbaum invites alumni to discuss this year’s exciting presidential campaign. This event will take place at the Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, South Campus. For more information call the Alumni Affairs Office at (516) 463-6636.
Alumni and members of the community may also be interested in these following events,
also taking place during Homecoming week –
Tuesday, September 16: “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Panel featuring Michael Goodwin, Edward Rollins and Robert Zimmerman on “2008 Election Issues Up Close.” 12:45 p.m. at Monroe Lecture Center Theater, South Campus. For more information or to register in advance visit www.hofstra.edu/educate08.
Wednesday, September 17: Pep Rally, including the introduction of the Homecoming Court candidates. 11:15 a.m. in front of Hofstra Hall, South Campus.
Wednesday, September 17: Oath of Office Panel, presented by Hofstra Law School and the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, at 11:15 a.m. at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, located on the first floor of the Axinn Library, South Campus. For more information visit www.hofstra.edu/educate08.
Thursday, September 18: On the Record: A Hofstra Presidential Conference Retrospective, featuring Hofstra Presidential Conference directors. 4 p.m. at the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, located on the 10th floor of the Axinn Library. For more information visit www.hofstra.edu/educate08.
Friday, September 19: Shabbat Dinner sponsored by Hofstra Hillel. 7 p.m. at the Plaza Rooms in the Mack Student Center. Join students and alumni for a festive Shabbat dinner experience. Reform and Conservative services will precede dinner at 6 p.m. in the Student Center, rooms 141 and 142, respectively. $18 per person (children 10 and under are free). Those wishing to attend both the Shabbat Dinner and the September 21 Jewish Alumni Brunch on September 21 may pay $28 per person total. For more information contact David Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 463-7062.
September 19, 20 and 21: Hofstra Entertainment presents the musical 1776 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Performances take place September 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and September 21 at 2 p.m. For tickets prices and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644 or visit www.hofstra.edu/HofstraEntertainment.
Ongoing: Hofstra Museum exhibitions – The Presidents: 1933-2001, History of the Presidential Conferences at Hofstra University at the David Filderman Gallery located on the 9th floor of the Axinn Library and The Greatest of All Time: Muhammad Ali at Emily Lowe Gallery on the South Campus. Admission to both exhibitions is free. For more information call (516) 463-5672 or visit www.hofstra.edu/museum.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.