Thursday, September 2, 2010

Save the date for SBU Homecoming 2010: Cruisin’ Through the Decades

Save the date for SBU Homecoming 2010: Cruisin’ Through the Decades

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University will be “Cruisin’ Through the Decades” for Homecoming 2010 on Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23. Students will begin their activities earlier in the week with such traditions as "Spirit Chapel" and "Bed Races."  On Saturday there will be a car show from 11:00 - 1:30 following the parade.  The football game will begin at 2 p.m. versus Central State University.

Approximately 2,000 SBU alumni and their families are expected to come to Bolivar for the homecoming events. Bolivar businesses are encouraged to decorate their windows using the homecoming theme and the SBU school colors, purple and white.

For more information about parade entries, participating in the car show, or other Homecoming activities, contact the SBU Homecoming hotline at 417-328-1806, or visit the SBU website at:

Schedule of Events
Friday, October 22

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Center Open
Goodson Student Union

10:00 a.m. -10:50 a.m.
Honors Chapel
Presentation of Life Service Awards
Edwin Lightfoot Distinguished Alumni Award
Homecoming Court
Pike Auditorium, Mabee Chapel

11:00 a.m.
Honoree Reception
Mabee Chapel Lobby

11:30 a.m.
50 – Year Club Luncheon
McClelland Dining Facility

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Reunion
McClelland Dining Facility

3:00 p.m.
SBU Alumni Softball Home Run Derby
SBU Softball Field

4:30 p.m.
Bed Races
Burnridge Memorial Forum

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Banquet
All Alumni invited to attend.
Recognition of LSA Recipients, past & present
Child-care provided.
Meller's Dining Commons

7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Dessert Reception & Music Through The Decades
Vocal and Instrumental music concert
Pike Auditorium, Mabee Chapel

Saturday, October 23

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Center Open
Goodson Student Union

8:30 a.m.
Alumni Breakfast:
Recognition of Lightfoot Award
Meller’s Dining Commons

9:30 a.m.
Decade Parade Watching Reunions
Parade Route

10:00 a.m.
Homecoming Parade

10:00 a.m.
Redford Tailgate Party
Parade route between Leslie and Beasley Halls

11:00 a.m.
Accounting Alumni Reunion
Taylor Hall, Room 119

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Alumni Tailgate Luncheon and Car Show
Casebolt Music Building Parking Lots

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Book Signing with Author, Clytice C. Duzan ‘48
Goodson Student Union, University Book Store

2:00 p.m.
Football Game & Queen Coronation
SBU vs. Central State University
Plaster Stadium

7:00 p.m.
A Night of Improvisational Theatre
Jester Learning & Performance Center, Davis-Newport Theater

Events and times are subject to change.

For more information about Homecoming activities, contact the SBU Homecoming hotline at
417-328-1806, or visit the SBU website at:


Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. Since 1878, the faculty and staff have created a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. The University has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for 13 consecutive years, one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 14 consecutive years, and it has been named among institutions with America’s Best College Scholarships ® for the past three years by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. For more information, visit

SBU’s Office of Marketing & Communications is available to news media 24/7 at 417-399-7918.