Student Schedule of Events

Name of Event:: COLOR MY COLLEGE 5K

  • Date:: Sunday, October 18
  • Time:: 1PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Campus Activities Board and Religious Studies Association

Event Description:: Kicking off Marshall’s Homecoming Week, the Color My College 5K puts a new twist on the color run trend that is sweeping the nation by coming to your college town, and using your school’s colors. You already bleed your school’s colors on the inside, now it’s time to wear them on the outside! This 5K helps to benefit the ti-state literacy council.


Name of Event:: THUNDERING POMP COMPETITION

  • Date:: Monday to Thursday, October 19-22
  • Time:: 10AM to 10PM M-W, 10AM to Noon R
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description:: Contestants will be asked to create a ‘pomp’ piece to be used in the Homecoming parade float. 


 Name of Event:: PENNY WARS

  • Date:: Monday to Thursday, October 19-22
  • Time:: 10AM to 4PM
  • Sponsoring Organization::Office of Student Activities

Event Description:: Organizations with the most pennies in their jar will win their respective category. Silver coins and dollar bills count as negative points. The winning organizations will receive half of the money collected in their category, the other half will be donated to the philanthropy of their choosing.


 Name of Event:: CANNED FOOD ART

  • Date:: Tuesday, October 20
  • Time:: Noon
  • Sponsoring Organization::Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Contestants will be tasked to build a self-sustaining structure out of canned food that is related to the Homecoming theme.


 Name of Event:: UNITY WALK

  • Date:: Tuesday, October 20
  • Time:: 5PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Intercultural Affairs

Event Description: The purpose of the walk is to bring students, organizations, resident halls, athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, and faculty together and celebrate being a part of the same “family.”


 Name of Event:: MEET THE COURT

  • Date:: Tuesday, October 20
  • Time:: 6:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization::Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Each candidate will have a chance to introduce themselves to attendees and tell them why they should be the next Mr. or Miss Marshall. Voting will begin immediately following.


 Name of Event:: SO MU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

  • Date:: Wednesday, October 21
  • Time:: Noon
  • Sponsoring Organization::Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Organizations will have a chance to showcase their sweet 1980s dance moves!


Name of Event:: THIRST PROJECT PRESENTATION

  • Date:: Wednesday, October 21
  • Time:: 5PM-7PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: John Marshall Emerging Leaders

Event Description:: Presentation about the Thirst Project given by the organizations Road Warriors. Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that exists to raise awareness of and bring solutions to the global water crisis. They want to educate students about the global water crisis and challenge them to fundraise to build a freshwater well.


 Name of Event:: POMP JUDGING

  • Date:: Thursday, October 22
  • Time:: Noon
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Pomping will conclude with the judging of each organization’s pomps.


 Name of Event:: MARSHALL HOMECOMING PARADE

  • Date:: Thursday, October 22
  • Time:: 6:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall University Student Government Association

Event Description:: The Parade will follow the same pattern as last year’s parade and basically consist of multiple businesses, student organizations, high school marching bands, political figures, etc. who will participate. Student Government members will be the ones who direct the floats.


 Name of Event:: YELL LIKE HELL

  • Date:: Thursday, October 22
  • Time:: 6:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization::Office of Student Activities

Event Description:: Show your pride for your organization and see which group has the most spirit.


 Name of Event:: THE BURN SHIRT

  • Date:: Thursday, October 22
  • Time:: Immediately following parade
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: Students will bring shirts from rival school to be “burnt” in our large bonfire. Many of the shirts will be donated.


 Name of Event:: PEP RALLY

  • Date:: Thursday, October 22
  • Time:: Immediately following parade
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Campus Activities Board, Communications

Event Description:: Pep rally following the parade with bonfire and activities. The team and coaches will be involved.


 Name of Event:: WE ARE MARSHALL: THE MOVIE

  • Date:: Thursday, October 22
  • Time:: 9PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description:: A free showing of “We Are Marshall” on Buskirk Field on a giant blow up screen.


 Name of Event:: PICNIC ON THE PLAZA

  • Date:: Friday, October 23 
  • Time:: 11:30AM-1:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description:: Marshall’s largest and most exciting on-campus Homecoming party returns in 2015! The Marshall University Alumni Association will host its annual Picnic on the Plaza on Friday, October 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with free food and drinks, a live DJ and plenty of fun with the Marshall University Marching Thunder, university staff and the Thundering Herd football team as alumni, students and faculty celebrate Homecoming 2015!


 Name of Event:: PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND WINE RECEPTION

  • Date:: Friday, October 23
  • Time:: 4PM-5:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Student Affairs

Event Description:: Post-registration wine reception and family photos in the Rotunda/Lobby of Foundation Hall. Senior level administrators and deans will be invited to join us.


 Name of Event:: PARENTS AND FAMILY NIGHT @ THE MEN’S SOCCER TEAM V. NEW MEXICO

  • Date:: Friday, October 23
  • Time:: Tailgate starts @ 5:30PM; Game begins @ 7:00PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Student Affairs

Event Description:: We will be shuttling families from the Foundation Hall wine reception down 5th Avenue to the Kroger parking lot. We will have a tailgate set-up, catered by Qdoba or Chipotle.


Name of Event:: SOCCER HOMECOMING

  • Date:: Friday, October 23
  • Time:: 5:45PM-8:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall Athletics/Maniacs

Event Description:: Marshall will play nationally ranked New Mexico that evening at Hoops Family Field. Marshall athletics will sponsor a bus that will take 55 students including the court to Roosters for a pre tailgate. The bus will then drop the passengers off at the field around 6:50. At halftime of the soccer game we will recognize the court and have a fun contest with them.


 Name of Event:: ALUMNI CONCERT GALA

  • Date:: Friday, October 23
  • Time:: 7:30PM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall School of Music

Event Description:: The Alumni Concert Gala is for all alumni of the Marching Thunder. The Concert Gala will feature the Marshall Wind Symphony as well as the Marching Thunder and a special performance at Smith Music Hall. Following the concert a reception will be held in the Smith Music Atrium for all current and former members of the Marching Thunder. The concert is free an open to the public. The reception is for current and former Marching Thunder members.


 Name of Event:: ALUM RUN

  • Date:: Saturday, October 24 
  • Time:: 8AM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description:: Course: Typical downtown Huntington 5k. Starting line at Pullman Square-to 5th Ave.-20th St. – 3rd. Ave.-Finish line Pullman Square Entry Fees: $20.00-early registration prior to 19 Oct., 2015 $25.00-late registration after 19 Oct., 2015 T-Shirts for the first 250 registrations. Registration fees are NON-Refundable Age Groups: Age Groups 1-10 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ Awards: Award for top overall male and female finisher. Awards for first and second place finishers in each age group. Charity Information: All proceeds from this race will benefit the Southeast Huntington Lions Club. The main emphasis of the Lions club is the preservation and conservation of sight. Our club provides eye exams, eye glasses, and eye surgery when necessary to needy individuals. The club also provides support to the West Virginia Sight Foundation, Leader Dog and Pilot Dog for the blind. More Information: If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please request a sponsorship form from David Specht e-mail:specht1@frontier.com


 Name of Event:: MARSHALL UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TAILGATE

  • Date:: Saturday, October 24 
  • Time:: 11:00AM
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description:: Tailgate with the Marshall University Alumni Association! Party with our live DJ, enjoy games, guest speakers and relax in our Herd Hangout tent. The tailgate party is free, or you can pay $25 per person for a meal and drink tickets. Party with the MUAA in Harless Field beginning at 11 a.m. and running until an hour before kickoff.


 Name of Event:: THUNDER CUP WINNER PRESENTATION

  • Date:: Saturday, October 24
  • Time:: Halftime
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description: OSA will present the winners of the Thunder Cup Competition.


 Name of Event:: PARADE FLOAT WINNER PRESENTATION

  • Date:: Saturday, October 24 
  • Time:: Halftime
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Marshall University Alumni Association

Event Description:: MUAA will present a check and prizes to the top bands and top floats from the Marshall University Homecoming Parade.


 Name of Event:: MR. AND MISS MARSHALL WINNER PRESENTATION

  • Date:: Saturday, October 24
  • Time:: Halftime
  • Sponsoring Organization:: Office of Student Activities

Event Description:: The winners of Mr. and Miss Marshall will be announced.


 Name of Event:: HOMECOMING STEP SHOW

  • Date:: Saturday, October 24
  • Time:: After the game TBA
  • Sponsoring Organization:: NPHC

Event Description:: Annual step show at the Keith Albee.


 

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