SLU News--Homecoming 1995
Southeastern Louisiana University
Public Information Office
SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402
Contact: Christina Chapple 67
SLU CELEBRATES HOMECOMING NOV. 13-18
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University plans to "Blast to the Past" at
Members of the student "Dream Team" have planned a week's worth of student festivities
around this year's Homecoming theme and alumni are being invited to join in open houses,
reunions, the annual bonfire, a road race and golf tournament -- all leading up to the traditional
parade and games on Homecoming Day, Nov. 18.
A new addition to the Homecoming schedule is a post-game "sock hop," complete with
poodle skirt and Elvis look-alike contests and a 50-60's show and dance band, at the University
Here's what Homecoming 1995 -- Nov. 13-18 -- includes:
Students will have a "blast" -- and alumni and friends are welcome, too -- at the Nov. 13
kick off pep rally at noon in the Student Union Mall. Christened "Lollapolooza" in the 90s," the
rally will include a "step show" by Pan-Hellenic, a fashion show, presentation of the 1995
Homecoming court and performances by the Southeastern band, cheerleaders and Lionettes.
Also at the pep rally, the Student Foundation will draw the winner of the "Big Switch"
scholarship fundraiser. The lucky student winner gets to trade places with President Sally
Clausen on Nov. 16.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, "Rockin' in the 80's," is students' goofy games day from 3-5 p.m. at D
Vickers field. The Campus Activities Board will sponsor the annual Gumbo Ya Ya festival from
11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Union Park on Wednesday, Nov. 15, "Stayin' Alive in the 70's"
day. At 5 p.m., the Lady Lions will play an exhibition basketball game against the New Zealand
National team in the University Center. At halftime, organizational sweethearts who ran for
Homecoming court will be recognized.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, "Twistin' in the 50's" day, students will parade through campus at
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5 p.m. from McGehee Circle to the Alumni Complex to the "Smokin' in the 60's" bonfire, which
will be torched at 6 p.m.
The highlight of Friday, Nov. 17, "Swingin' in the 40's," day, is the Twilight Speed road
race. Co-hosted by Delta Tau Delta, General Nutrition Center and Lee Michaels, the evening run
will start at the Alumni Complex at 5 p.m. and wind through a black-off route around campus.
Pre-registration is $10 ($12 on race day). Walkers will stroll off at 5:10 p.m. Runners and
spectators can enjoy a post-race dinner and music by Creole at the Alumni Complex (Non-
runners pay $3.50 for dinner.) Tickets are available at the sponsors' outlets in Hammond Square,
the Alumni Complex, and in Student Union Room 206.
Festivities on Homecoming Day, Nov. 18, begin with an Alumni Complex open house at
1 p.m. The Homecoming Parade, sponsored and coordinated by AOII sorority, will roll through
downtown Hammond from First Guaranty Bank to the University Center at 3 p.m.
The parade will travel west on West Thomas, turn right on N. Pine St., right on Dakota
St. and left on N. Oak. It will enter campus on Texas St, turning right on Sycamore, jog past the
dormitory area and exit campus at Columbus Drive across from Khaki Kabana. Passing by the
Alumni Complex, the parade will turn into the University Center at the Columbus-General
From 3-5 p.m. on Homecoming Day, Theta Xi fraternity is inviting alumni, former "Little
Sisters" and sweethearts to a reunion at the Theta Xi house on the corner of Texas and N. Pine.
The women's basketball match, which will see the Lady Lions take on team alumni, begins at 5
p.m. in the University Center. Lionette alumni of the 70's will be recognized at halftime and will
enjoy a post-game reception. The Homecoming game, featuring the Lions against the Australian
national team, tips off at 7:15 p.m.
The 1995 Homecoming queen will be crowned at the end of the men's game. Then,
alumni, friends and students are invited to kick off their shoes for a genuine 50's-style "sock hop"
in the University Center. "Na Na Sha," a 12-piece 50's-60's show and dance band featuring four
vocalists, that plays music suitable to "strolling, twisting, jitterbugging and limbo-ing.
Tickets for the dance, co-sponsored by Bell South Mobility, are $15, $20 for couples.
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Student and faculty and staff tickets are $5, $8 for couples. Tickets are available at the Complex,
the Campus Activities Board and Student Union Room 206.
Golfers can enjoy the annual golf tournament, which will be held in New Orleans this
year. For registration information, call 1-800-758-2586 or 549-2150. Music alumni also plan to
socialize at a cocktail party from 7-10 p.m. at the Alumni Complex on Monday, Nov. 20.
HOMECOMING 1995 SCHEDULE
Monday, Nov 13: Lollapolooza in the 90's
10 a.m.--Decoration contest judging
Noon--Tip-off celebration, Student Union Mall
Tuesday, Nov 14: Rockin' in the 80's
3-5 p.m.--Student Games Day, D Vickers field
Wednesday, Nov 15: Stayin' Alive in the 70's
11am-3 p.m.--Gumbo Ya Ya, Student Union Park
5 p.m.--Lady Lions vs.New Zealand Nationals (Halftime presentation of Homecoming
Sweethearts), University Center
Thursday, Nov 16: Twistin' in the 50's
5 p.m.--Campus bonfire parade
6 p.m.--"Smoking in the 60's" Bonfire
Friday, Nov 17: Swingin' in the 40's
Noon--Homecoming Court luncheon
5 p.m.--Twilight Speed Race (Runners start), Alumni Complex
5:10 p.m.--Twilight Speed Race (Walkers start), Alumni Complex
Saturday, Nov 18: Homecoming Day
1 p.m.--Homecoming Open House, Alumni Complex
3 p.m.--Homecoming Parade
3-5 p.m.--Theta Xi Reunion, Theta Xi House
5 p.m.--Lady Lions vs Lady Lions Alumni, University Center
7:15 p.m.--Lions vs. Australian Nationals (Homecoming queen crowned following
game), University Center
10pm-2 a.m.--Sock Hop, University Center
Monday, Nov 20
Homecoming Golf Tournament (New Orleans)
7-9 p.m.--Music Alumni cocktail party, Alumni Complex