Alumni Weekend begins April 25

Marshall University alumni, current students, and friends of the university will be welcomed to the Huntington campus for a weekend of activities Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2014.

Among the events planned during the two days are the annual Green and White football game, the annual fountain ceremony and the 77th annual Alumni Awards Banquet, all on Saturday.

Events taking place include:


6 p.m. – Dinner theatre, a Marshall University theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew,  includes dinner, the play and coffee and conversation with the director afterwards in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.   Costs of tickets are $38 a person and can be obtained by calling the Alumni Office at ext.6-3134.


9 a.m. – Class Breakfast celebrating the golden anniversary of the Grand Class who graduated in 1964, along with those who graduated before and afterward.   The breakfast takes place in the Grand Ballroom of the MU Foundation Hall and Erickson Alumni Center.   Tickets are $20 per person and may be obtained by contacting the Alumni Office at ext.6-3134.

11 a.m. – Fountain ceremony to turn on the Memorial Fountain on the student center plaza after it was silenced last year on Nov. 14.

2 p.m. – Kickoff of the Green and White Spring Football Game at the Joan C. Edwards Football Stadium.  Tickets are $5 and can be obtained by contacting the ticket office at 6-HERD.

6:30 p.m. – 77th annual Awards banquet honoring distinguished alumni and friends takes place in the Don Morris Room of the MU Memorial Student Center.  Several awards will be given.  The cost is $75 per person or $140 a couple. Tickets may be obtained by calling ext. 6-3134.