Friday, October 11, 2013

Homecoming Reception—Friday 2:15 in the Cochenour


Organized by my Fall 2013 Curatorial Studies course, this year's Archives show features an accurate history of Homecoming since its introduction in 1923, the evolution of Songfest, a tribute to an individual who embodied the “Spirit of Homecoming,” Coach L.E. “Brad” Jones, and many artifacts that date back to the youngest days of the College.
“90 Years & Counting: Homecoming Through the Ages” offers a glimpse into the past and present and invites you to share your memories with us.

Please join us on Friday, October 11th from 2:15-3:15 for the reception and discussion with the students who researched and created this exhibition: Steven Faulkner, Caity Hagan, Sarai Kidd, Abigail McPeek, Shelby Riddell, Joey Schulte, and Kendall Wills.

2 comments:

Daniel Cantu II said...

Neat event, it's unfortunate that students nowadays don't even finish painting their dorm benches, whereas early Homecoming years had huge parades with floats! I talked to one of the elderly ladies (year of 1946?) and she suggested that perhaps the students back then would not study as often as a result! It would be really neat to see a large campus event that encompassed the community instead of the students secluding to their dorms.

Earl Grey said...

Good question — about community. I guess I would pose the question about your own level of engagement as a student. [This is a question for everyone, really!] As a student were you one to promote community or one who secluded? How can we—as faculty, staff, students, and alum—bring together a community among our campus and Georgetown? And, if community is present, how can we make it stronger?