Homecoming 2009 kicks off
Contact: Lori Ann Prado, Intern 381-2741
Posted: 02/16/2009
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Homecoming Week will kick off Monday, Feb. 16 at The University of Texas-Pan American with a number of fun-filled activities planned for students, alumni and the community.

Among the University events scheduled include a yard art competition, scavenger hunt, Bronc olympics, and coronation ball where a homecoming king and queen will be crowned.

"We hope that students become involved in the festivities to show pride for UTPA," said Carina Medrano, coordinator of campus activities.

Homecoming, hosted by the University Program Board, Office of Student Development, Student Union, and the UTPA Athletics and Alumni Association, is an annual event that promotes University spirit and pride.

Homecoming Week schedule is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 16: Yard Art Competition, Quad, noon

Monday, Feb. 16: Student Organization Scavenger Hunt, Student Union Commons, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 17: Meet the Broncs, Student Union Café, noon

Wednesday, Feb. 18: Bronc Challenge, Chapel Lawn, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18: Bronc Olympics, Troxel Lawn, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19: Variety Talent Show Student, Student Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20: Coronation Ball, TBD, 8 p.m.

In addition, the Alumni Association will host a tailgate party and fajita cook off contest on Saturday, Feb. 21 in conjunction with the UTPA men's and women's basketball games. The event is open to the community and will feature entertainment, moon jumps, free food and giveaways. Cook-off contest registration is due by Wednesday, Feb 18 and can be completed at the Alumni Relations office at the University Center, Room 108. Cash prizes for cook-off winners include $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place.

For more information about Homecoming Week events, call the UPB at 956/316-7991, the Alumni Association at 956/381-2500, or the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at 956/381-2222.