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October 6, 2011

Ohio University Alumni Association to host events during Homecoming weekend 

The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) will sponsor a variety of activities for alumni of all ages during this year’s Homecoming weekend “Beyond the Bricks,” Oct. 14-16.  

Alumni events kick off on Friday, Oct. 14, with the “Yell Like Hell Pep Rally” coordinated by the Ohio University Homecoming Steering Committee (OUHSC). The rally will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park.  

New to Homecoming weekend this year is “Rock the Block,” a mini block party on Union, Court, and College Streets from 7-11 p.m. on Friday evening. The party will feature performances from Shallowtail and Dave Rave. Ohio Brew Week is featuring OHIO alumni craft brewers and sponsoring a beer garden at the party as well.  

Also on Friday evening is the annual Alumni Awards Gala at Baker University Center Ballroom from 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets to the optional black tie event are $75 and will include a dinner, reception and program honoring esteemed alumni and one honorary alumnus.  

The annual Homecoming Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday on Court Street. For those who wish to participate with a float or banner entry, packets are available now at  

Also on Saturday morning, Konneker Alumni Center will open its doors from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. for an Open House in celebration of its 30th anniversary.  

The OHIO vs. Ball State football game will start at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and feature a Marching 110 performance at halftime and a presentation of the 2011 Alumni Awardees.  

Homecoming weekend attendees can renew their vows at the Alumni Association’s “OH, I dO” vow renewal ceremony scheduled for 18:04 (6:04 p.m.) on Saturday at Galbreath Chapel. Couples will receive a champagne toast with keepsake glass and photo.  

For a full list of activities, visit

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