Sept. 30, 2003
CONTACT: Kathleen Shields


Several EMU Anniversaries Make Homecoming Week Even More Special

YPSILANTI – The one-hundred year anniversary of Sherzer Hall, a 40th birthday for theatre arts and alumni celebrating their 50th reunion are just three special events planned for EMU’s 2003 Homecoming Week, Sept. 29-Oct. 4. The week-long celebration culminates in the EMU vs. Western Michigan University football game at Rynearson Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.

“Homecoming is more than just a football game. It’s a wonderful week filled with exciting activities,” said Vicki Reaume, director of alumni relations.

For a complete listing of the more than 60 events scheduled for Homecoming 2003, visit

EMU’s Homecoming events include:

100th Anniversary of Sherzer Hall
Open house sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Solar observing, building tours, roof deck reception. Special presentation at 11:30 a.m. Call 734.487.0277 for information.

Happy Birthday Communication and Theatre Arts
Celebrations include a 40th birthday brunch, Wall of Fame dedication honoring CTA emeritus faculty, and “Brown Bag Burlesque,” in honor of the late EMU professor Parker Zellers, Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Quirk-Sponberg Theatres. Call 734.487.3198 for information.

50th Anniversary—Honoring the Class of 1953
Golden Years Reunion, Friday, Oct. 3, with a luncheon, campus tours and a reunion dinner. Call 734.481.2310 for information. Various other groups will be hosting reunion events on and around campus. Check out for a complete schedule.

Step Show
EMU fraternity and sorority members perform using a variety of synchronized percussive movements—clapping, singing, speaking, chanting or drama. Always a sellout! Presented by the Black Alumni Chapter. Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Convocation Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, $10/advance, call 734.487.2282.

Game Day is NCAA Take a Kid to A Game Day!
Homecoming Game, 2 p.m., EMU vs. Western Michigan University. Parking is free. Tickets $10-$12 at the gate, kids 17 and under get in free. Free Thunderstix noisemakers to the first 5,000 fans. Call 734.487.2282 for tickets.

Green Mass with Diocese of Lansing Bishop Carl Mengeling to Honor Educators
A special mass in honor of people involved in the field of education, Saturday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Student Parish, Ypsilanti. Reception to follow. Call 734.482.1400 for information.