Homecoming hype

Nathan Wilson

Editor in Chief

Students, staff and faculty should mark Nov. 18 to 23 on their calendars for LCC’s 2013 Homecoming celebrations.

This year’s eventful Homecoming is a partnership effort by LCC’s Student Life and Alumni Association.

Josh West from Student Life Office said the college’s Homecoming is an opportunity to celebrate school spirit and enhance the overall experience on campus.

“It all goes back to creating an atmosphere that’s not only fun but alive for students,” West said.

A tailgate event with free food is scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Washington Square Mall.

“We’ll have some stands set up for food, and we’re hoping on three different vendors at least,” West said. “We’ll have some other stands … to get your tickets. It will be free but you just have to have a voucher.”

The women’s basketball game will take place Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gannon Gym with the men’s game following at 7:30 p.m.

West highlighted the One CAN Make a Difference food drive, running from Monday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 23.

“Any time you donate, you will be entered into a drawing,” West said. “This year, you can get into the Homecoming game with canned food donations. You can choose to either donate $5 or two cans.

“Students (with an ID) are always free but we’re encouraging them to bring one can to help the food drive out.”

LCC staff and faculty with an ID are also allowed to attend the Homecoming game for free.  That same day, the American Marketing Association (AMA) will host the seventh annual Business Etiquette Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. in the MSU Kellogg Center.

Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased for $20 at the Hole in the Hall on the first floor of the Gannon Building.

On Nov. 23, LCC’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will present the “Feeling Lucky?” drag show at 8 p.m. in the Dart Auditorium on Main Campus. Tickets cost $5 and funds will go to support the Betsy Lou Robson Memorial Scholarship.

Justin Hartges, secretary of the LCC Program Board, said of the events: “I’m not really sure what it’s about, but I am excited to seeing what LCC has in store for Homecoming.”

Director of Student Life Al Nowak said, “(Student Life) is trying to engage more students this semester so hopefully when we get the information out, more students would be more willing to participate. Our hope is to continue to build the community here at LCC.”

For the latest information about 2013 Homecoming, visit www.lcc.edu/bethere.

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