Students Broadcast Their Titan Pride at Homecoming 2012

Students cheer on the Titan football team at last year's IWU Homecoming.
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Sept. 14, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Whether it's by cheering on the football team or lip-syncing their way to victory, students will have plenty of ways to embrace the theme of "Broadcasting Titan Pride" during Illinois Wesleyan University's Homecoming celebration.

Student-oriented activities will be offered all week, starting with the "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" contest on Monday, Oct. 8 at 4:45 p.m. Each day a clue will be posted on Tommy's Facebook page and Twitter account regarding his whereabouts. Students can use the clue to find him and then post their pictures to Facebook to earn points. The week concludes with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St.).

"Homecoming week is a great way for current students to get involved and show their school spirit," said Amy DeBoer, events commissioner for Student Senate.

One of the featured events is a performance by The Second City, a famous sketch comedy group from Chicago, on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center. Hailed by critics as one of the best improv troupes in the country, The Second City company has launched the careers of famous comedians such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Bill Murray.

The schedule of student events for the 2012 Homecoming week is listed below:

Monday, Oct. 8
4:45 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" clue posted to Facebook/Twitter
5 to 6 p.m.  - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" pictures posted to Facebook/Twitter
8 p.m. - Living Unit/ RSO banner and lobby judging (winners announced at halftime of football game)

Tuesday, Oct. 9
4:30 p.m. - Lip Sync competition music due in the Office of Residential Life (109 University St.)
4:45 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" clue posted
5 to 6 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" pictures posted
7:30 p.m. - Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally and Titan Pride Competition (Hansen Student Center)

Wednesday, Oct. 10
4:45 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" clue posted
5 to 6 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" pictures posted
6 to 8 p.m. - Pizza Taste of Bloomington with music by WESN (Hansen Student Center)

Thursday, Oct. 11
4:45 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" clue posted
5 to 6 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" pictures posted
7:30 p.m. - Lip Sync Competition (Hansen Student Center)

Friday, Oct. 12
4:45 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" clue posted
5 to 6 p.m. - "Where on Campus is Tommy the Titan" pictures posted
6 p.m. - 62nd Annual Titan Games at Wilder Field (Tucci Stadium - 300 E. Kelsey St.)
8 p.m. – "The Second City: Laughing Matter" (Hansen Student Center)

Saturday, Oct. 13
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Spirit Street (Titan Drive - between Shirk & Tucci
Stadium)
1:30 p.m. - IWU vs. Carthage Football Game (Tucci Stadium)
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. - Homecoming Dance (Hansen Student Center)

For additional information contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Katherine Filippo, '12, (309) 556-3181  univcomm@iwu.edu