Homecoming events finish out the week


After a successful week of homecoming events which started on Sunday, Sept. 20, the Special Events Committee is continuing Homecoming 2009 “Inside the Game” with more events to finish out the week.

“We had record number attendance at the Dead River Games last Sunday, it would be great to see that enthusiasm continue throughout the rest of the events,” said Lizzie Corser, Special Events coordinator and junior public relations major.

Gamer Night

Those who attend Gamer Night in the Marketplace will have the opportunity to play games such as Mario Kart, Wii Sports and Guitar Hero, courtesy of Gamer’s Galaxy. The Gamer Night is open to all students, and participants will have a chance to win more than $200 in prizes as well as a Wii Gaming System from a raffle that will be held throughout the night. Dining Services paired with Conference and Catering will provide “gamer food,” which includes pizza, subs, energy drinks, candy and jumbo pretzels.

“There is a lot of excitement from students about this event, so I’m excited to see the results,” said Corser.

Gamer Night will take place Thursday, September 24 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Marketplace.

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Week will include a parade where student organizations, students, staff, athletic teams, housing units, and faculty will be able to participate with floats, marching units, and decorated cars. All vehicles and marching units will be required to follow the “Inside the Game” theme. The parade will be grand-marshaled by NMU President Les Wong and his wife, Phyllis Wong.

The Homecoming Parade will begin Friday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pine Street parking lot near the Superior Dome. All participants must be checked in by 4:30 p.m.

Homecoming Party

Entertainment for this last homecoming event will be provided by emceeing group PPI (Position Players, Inc) from Milwaukee, who also performed at the Stepping Competition Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The party is sponsored by Radio X and the Black Student Union.

The Homecoming Party will take place Saturday, September 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Great Lakes Room in the University Center.