Region invited to celebrate Peru State’s 96th annual homecoming Saturday, Oct. 1

Region invited to celebrate Peru State’s 96th annual homecoming Saturday, Oct. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 1:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

 

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College President Dan Hanson invites area residents to campus for the college’s 96th annual homecoming celebration, Welcome to the Bobcat Life, Saturday, October 1.

President Hanson said, “Homecoming is an exciting time to visit campus, we would like you to join us for free food, children’s games and entertainment.”

“I am looking forward to a great game, but as president I most enjoy that so many people from the region engage with our campus for Homecoming. I hope that everyone can join our celebration.”

A schedule of the day’s activities is as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 1

8:00 a.m. – Nebraska’s Toughest Mile – Downtown Peru

An entry fee of $20 is required.

Those who register in advance will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Register online at http://goo.gl/YmbSLt or send a check made payable to Peru State Cross Country, Attn: Coach Katy Billings, 1412 I Street, Auburn, NE 68305. Be sure to include your t-shirt size.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. The starting line is near the Peru Fire Station and the finish line is near the front of T.J. Majors on the Peru State campus. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers.

10 a.m. – Parade – Downtown Peru

Free and open to the public. Registration to be in the parade is available at www.peru.edu/studentlife/senate.

 

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Tailgate and Carnival – Campus Quad 


Free and open to the public.

The tailgate – featuring chili, burgers, hotdogs and more – will be held on the campus Quad near the Library.

The Peru State Jazz Band will be on hand to entertain the crowd on the steps of the Jindra Fine Arts Building and a carnival will be held on the green in front of T.J. Majors. A variety of other activities are planned for young and old alike.

In the event of inclement weather, the tailgate will be held in the Student Center and the carnival will be canceled.

 

2 p.m. – Football vs. Baker University – The Oak Bowl

 Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65 and older), and $5 for non-Peru State students ages 7-17. Peru State students with a student ID and children six and younger are admitted free.

Halftime – Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen

 

5 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Clarke University – The AWAC

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 65 and older), and $4 for non-Peru State students (ages 7-17). Peru State students with a student ID and children six and younger are admitted free.

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For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.