MU students, alumni prepare for centennial Homecoming

Friday, September 30, 2011 | 12:16 p.m. CDT; updated 2:20 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 7, 2011

COLUMBIA — MU students and alumni will begin centennial Homecoming celebrations with a day of service from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On campus, students and volunteers will help with weeding flower beds, clearing bulletin boards, painting railings and cleaning the Rollins Street bus stops. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Reynolds Alumni Center; anyone is welcome.

MU regional alumni chapters will participate by hosting service projects in their respective communities. The Gateway Tigers in St. Louis will sport black and gold as they clean the garden center at Soulard Market, while the Tampa Bay Tigers will be volunteering their time at a nonprofit sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue.

Groups are encouraged to share photos on the Homecoming Day of Service Facebook page.

Other Homecoming events include:

  • Homecoming blood drive — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Hearnes Center (Make an appointment online.)
  • Nightly talent competition — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12, Jesse Auditorium
  • Campus decorations and spirit rally — 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14, Greektown
  • Homecoming parade — Oct. 15 (View a live stream on the MAA U-stream website.)

For a complete list of events and details, go to To view a photographic history of MU Homecoming, download the new free iPad app from Vox Magazine at the iTunes app store.

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