The theme “Real Bulldog Pride” will emerge during Homecoming activities at Louisiana Tech from Monday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, Nov. 1.

Special events this year include the dedication of the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex at 10 a.m. Saturday and ribbon cutting for Argent Pavilion, which is adjacent to Aillet Stadium, at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Scheduled events listed by the Marbury Alumni Center and the Student Government Association were as follows as of Friday, Oct. 24:

Monday, Oct. 27
Organization displays posted – Centennial Plaza and around campus; will be displayed all week
3:30 p.m. – Paint the Town, Tolliver Hall staging area
5:30 p.m. – kick-off pep rally, Centennial Plaza; includes food, music, spirit group performances and introduction of Homecoming Court

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Noon-2 p.m. – Association for Women Students Halloween, Tolliver Hall conference room; create Halloween masks for Methodist Children’s home and enjoy sugary treats
6 p.m. – The Monster Bash Halloween carnival, Student Center; bring an easy-open canned item for admission to this costumed event that promotes both fun and charity

Wednesday, Oct. 29
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Dunk Your Leaders, Centennial Plaza; pay $2 or an easy-open canned food item in order to toss balls that can dunk organization presidents, Orientation student leaders and more; proceeds donated to the Memorial Scholarship Fund; free Raising Cane’s food
7 p.m. – Unity Step Show, Memorial Gym; watch the Greeks show off their stuff

Thursday, Oct. 30
Noon – freshmen dine with their 2008 Orientation leaders, Student Center
6 p.m. – parade, begins at Thomas Assembly Center; course is Alabama Avenue, Tech Drive, Hergot Street, Wisteria Street, Railroad Avenue, Alabama, Western Street, Bearcat Drive and back to the TAC
8 p.m. – Union Board concert, Thomas Assembly Center; doors open at 7 p.m.; free for students

Friday, Oct. 31
11 a.m. – Tower Stand, Centennial Plaza; participants test their limits as they stand on cinder blocks, never moving their hands from the clock tower
11 a.m. – Ruston Parks and Recreation food drive, Centennial Plaza; bring any easy-open canned food item or individually packaged crackers to the plaza to benefit Ruston children
Noon – Alumni Awards Luncheon, Student Center; alumni of the year recognized; reservations required at $20 per person
2 p.m. – Applied and Natural Sciences reception honoring its alum of the year, Dr. Shirley Reagan; Lomax Hall
5 p.m. – Class of 1958 Reception, Ropp Center
6:30 p.m. – Golden Society Dinner, Student Center; presentations to the classes of 1938, 1948, and 1958; reservations required at $20 per person
7 p.m. – African American Alumni Reunion, Student Center, second floor
7 p.m. – soccer game, Ruston Junior High
9 p.m. – Homecoming pep rally, Memorial Gym; queen and top escort announced for the first time

Saturday, Nov. 1
8:30 a.m.-noon – Marbury Alumni Center open house
8:30-10 a.m. – Baptist Collegiate Ministry Breakfast, BCM
9-11 a.m. – Phi Mu Coffee, Phi Mu Lodge
10 a.m. – dedication of Jim Mize Track and Field Complex
10 a.m. – Sigma Nu Fraternity Open House, Sigma Nu House
10 a.m. – Sigma Alpha Epsilon Brunch, SAE House
10:30 a.m.-noon – Kappa Delta Coffee, Kappa Delta Lodge
11 a.m. – ribbon cutting for Argent Pavilion, adjacent to Aillet Stadium
11 a.m.-noon – Sigma Kappa Tea, Sigma Kappa Lodge
11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Alumni and friends barbecue tailgate, Argent Pavilion; $8 per person, payable day of event
11 a.m. – Applied and Natural Sciences tailgate, Aillet Stadium parking lot
1:30 p.m. – Tech Bulldogs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs, Aillet Stadium
Post-game – Sigma Nu Fraternity Dinner, Sundown Tavern
7:30 p.m. – Ruston Civic Symphony Society fall concert, Dixie Theatre; features Jeremy Davis and The Equinox Jazz Orchestra.

Written by Sallie Hollis