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TJC gearing up for Homecoming 2011

Published Friday, 21st October 2011

TJC gearing up for Homecoming 2011

In celebration of Tyler Junior College’s 85th anniversary, TJC students have chosen "Stayin’ Alive at 85" as the college’s Homecoming 2011 theme.

The traditional drumbeat will begin 8 a.m. Monday in front of Rogers Student Center and will continue 24 hours a day until 3 p.m. Saturday, when the TJC Apaches kick off against Kilgore College. Students, faculty and staff sign up in one-hour shifts to keep the drum beating day and night during Homecoming Week.

At 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, the TJC Center for Student Life & Involvement and Theatre TJC will host a dinner theater featuring the rock musical, "Godspell." Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff, and $15 for community members. To reserve tickets, contact Becky Branch at 903-510-2797 or rbra2@tjc.edu.

From 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, students will enjoy a "Rollin’ into the ’70s" roller rink party in the Rogers Student Center Apache Rooms.

"Godspell" will be shown again 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Jean Browne Theatre. Complimentary tickets will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis in the Theatre TJC box office from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, or at the door prior to the performance. For more information, call the box office at 903-510-2212.

The annual Campus Capers "Amateur Night" will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Wise Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the CSLI office and the cost is $5. Student tickets are $1 with valid TJC ID.

On Friday, the Apache Nation Parade will begin 11:30 a.m. at the tennis courts and proceed to the pep rally at noon on Jenkins Lawn. Winners of the Warrior Spirit Award, Most Beautiful, and Most Handsome will be announced at the pep rally. Immediately following, a block party with free food and games will be held in the mall area between Rogers Student Center and White Administrative Services Center.

On Saturday, the celebration moves to Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, where the TJC Homecoming court will be presented during pre-game festivities at 2 p.m., and TJC vs. Kilgore College football game kicks off at 3 p.m.

Elise Mullinix


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