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College Announces Comedian and Additions to the Homecoming Weekend Schedule Oct. 1-3 New: Campus Leaders Reunion, Martial Arts, and Road Race

Posted June 29, 2010

sparksalumnews1gifComedian Hal Sparks, known for his roles in Talk Soup, Queer as Folk and Dude, Where’s My Car? will perform during the College’s 2010 Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, October 2. Tickets to the 8:00 p.m. show at the Alumni Healthful Living Center (AHLC) cost $10 and are available at the registration tent in front of the Campus Utilities Building (CUB) and at the door. View the Homecoming schedule.

Additions to the Homecoming schedule include the “Campus Leaders Back on Campus” event on October 2. Were you involved with OGL, Senate, RA, RHA, SAAC, Captains Council, Class Council, CAB/COPE, Campus Media, PEN, GSA, Student Patrol, U&ME, or one of the many other clubs and organizations on campus? Meet current members and see old friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event.  View photos from Homecoming 2009.

Also new is a martial arts exhibition at noon on October 2 on Golden Bear Boulevard (the CUB parking area across from the tennis courts). Marvel at the student and alumni members of the Martial Arts Team as they demonstrate two-man fighting, weapons forms, self-defense, the lion dance, board breaking, and more.

On Sunday, October 3, the Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the AHLC. Join classmates of Brandon Turbet ’06 in a run to honor his memory and raise money for the Brandon Filip Turbet Memorial Fund. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for pre-registered runners or $30 on the day of the race. For more information or to register, contact Nathan Schwartz ’06.

Added to the schedule as well is a Student Pride plaque unveiling in the St. Germain Campus Center (outside the Bookstore) on October 2 at noon. A formal ceremony will recognize the newest members of the Alumni Association: “Class 2010.” A plaque will be unveiled and presented to all 2010 graduates who contributed to the Student Pride Club.

Haven’t been to campus in a while? Come to Homecoming and enjoy a weekend of family fun, including children’s activities, hospitality and food tents, campus tours, and the always lively U&ME Dinner Dance. Reconnect with your classmates and your College. Share stories and hugs. After all, we are family in every sense of the word. Take in one or more varsity athletic contests: football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, and field hockey.

Most of the festivities on Saturday, October 2 will take place on Golden Bear Boulevard. Homecoming participants should park at the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center lot. On-campus transportation will be provided to and from Golden Bear Stadium, or just follow the “paw prints” to the athletics area.

Be sure to pre-register for free admission to the football game. On October 2 check in at the Registration tent and receive your hand stamp for the 1:00 p.m. game vs. Salve Regina University. Also hosting games will be Golden Bear men’s soccer (11:00 a.m. vs. University of New England), women’s tennis (noon vs. Eastern Nazarene College), women’s soccer (1:30 p.m. vs. University of New England) and field hockey (6:00 p.m. vs. Nichols College).

For the latest details contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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