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Georgia Southern University Celebrating Homecoming Nov. 9-14

10-27 homecomingGeorgia Southern University will celebrate Homecoming Nov. 9-14 with a week of activities themed ‘Eagles Over the Big Top.”

Along with a number of student activities, the University invites the community to come out for events such as the pep rally (Nov. 12, 7 p.m.) and parade (Nov. 13, 4 p.m.). A free outdoor showing of the movie ‘G.I. Joe” will follow the pep rally, and a cookout on Sweetheart Circle will follow the parade.

“Everyone involved has worked very hard to make this one of the best Homecoming weeks ever at Georgia Southern. We hope to get everyone involved in this celebration of our school, from new students to our alumni and the community,” said Rachel Baker of the Georgia Southern University Traditions Council.

Homecoming Week wraps up Nov. 14 with the football game at 2 p.m. against arch-rival Furman. Eagle fans are encouraged to ‘blue out” Paulson Stadium by wearing as much Georgia Southern blue as possible.

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2009 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Monday, Nov. 9
Paint the Campus, Russell Union Rotunda, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GSU Idol, Russell Union Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
Sculpt It for the Hungry, Russell Union Rotunda, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Talent Show, Russell Union Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Blood Drive, Russell Union Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Doo-Dah/Step Show, Hanner Fieldhouse, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12
GSU Tailgating and Big Fan on Campus Competition, Russell Union Rotunda, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Eagle Rally and Court Announcement, Paulson Stadium tailgating area, 7 p.m.
Outdoor Movie: ‘G.I. Joe,” Paulson Stadium tailgating area, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 13
Parade, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Season Opener for Eagle Basketball, Hanner Field House, 5 p.m.
Homecoming Celebration, Sweetheart Circle, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14
Eagle Football vs. Furman, Paulson Stadium, 2 p.m.
Crowning of King and Queen, Paulson Stadium, Halftime

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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