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Homecoming week activities feature Stylistics in concert, no annual parade
By Kayla Pearson
Homecoming 2009 encourages students to “Seek The Hawk Within” with a week filled with school spirit centered events including a talent show, fashion show and dance all leading up to the football game against Webber International Warriors Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
However, students will have to celebrate without the traditional homecoming parade.
It has been cancelled due to “lack of parade participation,” Office of Student Life Director Michael Severy announced on Facebook.
The Nostalgia Concert Series will continue with the 1970s Philadelphia group, The Stylistics, perfoming in GPAC Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
They have 12 successive top 10 hits, that include “Betcha by Golly Wow” and “I Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love).”
Tickets are adults $28, $26, $20 depending on seat position, child or student $12, UNCP students $5 and and faculty or staff $15.
Black and Gold Day where students will be able to show their support for UNCP athletics is Oct. 1.
Later that day, at 8 p.m., ACE is hosting a free mini black and gold fashion show featuring Soleil Modeling Troupe. The winner from Pembroke’s Got Talent Finale will perform.
Also, NPHC Greeks will showcase thier organizations in a Stroll Off. More of their stepping can be seen at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Greek step show.
ACE and the UNCP Alumni Association will also sponsor the annual semi-formal dance for students and alumni on Oct. 2 in the UC Annex.
Those who attend can indulge in a night of food, dancing and conversation.
Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for guests and will be available at the door.
The week ends with a “Night of 1000 Laughs” featuring comedians Joy Gohring, Michael Palascak, Ryan Conner and Azeem.
The show begins at 9 p.m. in the UC Annex and is free for all spectators.
“It’s going to be a fun filled eventful week full of surprises that students on UNCP campus have not faced before,” said ACE Coordinator Cassi Vinson.