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Date: Sep 15, 2009
Hofstra Celebrates Homecoming Weekend "Myths And Legends" – October 9 To 11, 2009
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Come to the Hofstra University campus to enjoy the spirit and all the events of Homecoming Weekend, October 9 to 11, 2009. The theme of this year’s Homecoming festivities is “Myths and Legends.” All events are open to the public – alumni and non-Hofstra alumni.
HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
10:30 a.m. Family Fun Day and Alumni Brunch
Alumni Pride Tent, adjacent to James M. Shuart Stadium. Fun and games for children, including face painting, pictures with Kate and Willie, the Hofstra Bounce House and more.
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, “Myths and Legends.”
12:30 p.m. Pregame Show; 1 p.m. Football Game
James M. Shuart Stadium
Cheer on the Pride at this year’s Homecoming football game vs. University of Maine. Stay for half-time to watch the annual crowning of the Homecoming 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! New York’s FRESH 102.7 will provide music and giveaways.
There is a special “Touchdown Package” available that includes the alumni brunch, one ticket to the football game and a Hofstra souvenir. Advance registration (on or prior to Friday, October 2) is $20 per person, children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is $30 per person on Homecoming Day.
Make your plans today to be a part of the Hofstra Homecoming tradition! For information and tickets please call (516) 463-6636 or 463-5339 or visit www.hofstra.edu/alumni.
For tickets to the Football game call (516) HOF-TIXX (8499).
ADDITIONAL HOMECOMING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
*92.3 NOW CAMPUS CONCERT FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER - SOLD OUT!
This concert is sold out. For news and updates visit www.923now.com
*ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER AT THE GARDEN CITY HOTEL
The Alumni Awards Dinner will begin 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.
Alumnus of the Year Award – 50th Year!
• Kurt Lambert ’88, partner/president of the board of director, Zegora Investment Management, Ltd.
Award for Alumni Achievement recipients:
• James K. Donaghy ’90, chairman, Structure Tone, Inc.
• Kathryn V. Marinello ’84, chairman and CEO, Ceridan Corporation
• Stanislao Pugliese ’87, Hofstra Cultural Center fellow and professor of history at Hofstra.
• Joseph Sparacio ’89, CEO and managing partner, The Island Financial Group
Young Alumnus Award:
• Carlton B. Hickman ’01, CTO and co-founder, CPX Interactive
• Michael Seiman ’01, CEO and co-founder, CPX Interactive
Honorary Alumnus Award:
• Larry Bloom, former director of athletic facilities at Hofstra
Alumni Organization Lifetime Service Recognition Award
• Madelyn Leibowitz ’64, president, ML Realty Group, Inc.; vice president of business development, Atlantic Agency/DCAP Insurance & Taxes
*ALUMNI AND STUDENT SHABBAT DINNER
Hofstra Hillel invites you to enjoy Shabbat dinner at 6:45 p.m. at the Greenhouse, Mack Student Center North Campus. Fee is $18 per person (Free for Hofstra students and children under 10 years of age). Please visit hofstrahillel.org to register for dinner and to view a choice of Shabbat services, which begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (516) 463-7062.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
10 a.m. Hofstra Alumni Organization Book Club, featuring a discussion about The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy.
This 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.
1 p.m. Alumni Current Events Discussion Group Led by Professor Emeritus Herb Rosenbaum
This will take place at the Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, South Campus. Bring your opinions and enjoy a stimulating discussion about local, national and international topics. To make a reservation or for more information call the Alumni Affairs Office at (516) 463-6636.
7 p.m. Stars on Sunday – “What’s in the Sky Tonight?”
Dr. Donald Lubowich, coordinator of astronomy outreach at Hofstra, will present a lecture followed by an evening of sky gazing through telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory on the roof of Berliner Hall. View Jupiter and its moons, Neptune, multicolored double stars, star clusters and nebulae (weather permitting). For more information visit www.hofstra.edu/astronomy or call (516) 463-2759.
9 p.m. Catholic Mass
Greenhouse, Mack Student Center, North Campus. For more information call (516) 463-7210.