Ok, so here is another benefit of going to a small university: it’s easy to hear about and sign up for events such as homecoming. For the past week, there have been flyers, posters, and table tents all over campus advertising Homecoming 2011. Events will start Wednesday the 23rd with “Homecoming Bingo” and have been unfolding throughout the week, highlighted by such activities as float making and a screening of “Uneven Fairways” (a documentary written by alumnus Pete McDaniel). On Friday, UNC Asheville will hold the traditional Homecoming parade, a hall of fame dinner, and a show by comedian Prashanth Venkat. Homecoming weekend will conclude on Sunday with a tailgate, a men’s basketball game against Radford University, and a step show, among others.
The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “A Celebration of Justice.” This theme is particularly important because next year, the new health and wellness center (North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness) will be completed. The UNC Asheville vs. Radford University game will be the last regular-season home basketball game held at the UNC Asheville Justice Athletic Center in favor of the new Health and Wellness Center (which is slated to open in April of this year). Celebrating the Justice Athletic Center with present and former students, and the Asheville community at will be a great way to honor a special part of UNC Asheville history. All Homecoming events have been free to students and alumni, and there is only a small charge for members of the greater Asheville community, so if you are in Asheville, come celebrate Homecoming 2011 with the Bulldogs!
Interested in more information? Check out the Homecoming 2011 website.
Also check out the North Carolina Health and Wellness Center website to see what the newest addition to our health facilities will look like and the Justice Athletic Center to see what our facilities already look like!