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‘Living the Legacy’ the theme for Muskingum University’s 2017 Homecoming, Oct. 13-14

Muskingum University’s students, alumni, faculty and staff will join together for the University’s annual Homecoming festivities, Oct. 13-14. The theme this year is “Living the Legacy.” Muskingum University alumni from the classes of 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 are returning to campus to celebrate their reunions, but all Muskies are invited to attend.

“Legacy is made from memories created in the minds of others. Legacy is living; it’s service. It’s what binds Muskie generations together,” said Muskingum University Director of Alumni Relations Jen Bronner. “We hope all of our Muskingum alumni will consider joining us this year to learn more about the ways we’re exploring legacy with a new generation of students.”

The theme this year — “Living the Legacy” — honors the words of alumnus John Glenn ‘43, Bronner added, who once said, “I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘Live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.”

The 2017 Homecoming schedule includes a variety of athletic events, activities, music and more, all beginning with Varsity Revue, which showcases the talents of students in a series of acts, including musical and comedy numbers in the John Glenn Gym at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. The procession of the Homecoming Court and the coronation of the Queen and King also takes place before the show begins.

Saturday’s events begin with the Muskie Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. at the start line on the East Lawn. The “M-Club” Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction will also be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Anne C. Steele Center by invitation only. The newest inductees into the Hall of Fame are Shawn Douglass ‘04, Rudy Gerlach ‘56, Bill Hockaday ‘01, Dan Hughes ‘77 and Cara Thompson ‘04.

The Greek Open Houses being at 10:00 a.m., lunch will be served to those who purchase meal tickets at 11:30 a.m. in the Walter K. Chess Center and a tailgate with family activities and the Activity Spree begin at noon, under the tent on the East Lawn. The Muskingum University football game against Baldwin Wallace kicks off at 1:30 p.m., with recognition of the Hall of Fame inductees taking place at half-time.

Following the football game, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the new north athletic turf field for the Alumni Social beginning at 3:30 p.m. and men’s soccer game, beginning at 4:00 p.m. A Collage Concert, including performances by wind and jazz ensembles, choirs and a variety of additional performers from the University’s music department will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Brown Chapel.

For more information about Muskingum’s 2017 Homecoming schedule, contact the Alumni Office at 740-826-8131 or the Student Life Office at 740-826-8080. Click here to register.