The week-long celebration for Homecoming at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will begin October 18th with a gospel concert and end October 24th with an exciting parade and game, according to Dr. Charles Colen, Homecoming Committee Chairperson. The theme for this year is “UAPB/AM&N GOLDEN LIONS: Accentuating the Positive-Roaring into the Future.” The Annual Homecoming Alumni Assembly will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 23rd, in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr., Health Physical Education and Recreation Complex (HPER). Game time is 2:30 p.m. when the Golden Lions play the Edward Waters Tigers.
Other activities for the week include events for students as well as alumni.
On Sunday, October 18th, the university Student Government Association (SGA) will sponsor a gospel concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium. The gospel concert is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 19th, Senior Stunt Night will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium.
On Tuesday, October 20th, at 10:30 a.m., the Black & Gold Pride Assembly will be held in the HPER Complex. Student organizations and individuals will compete for the “best show” with UAPB spirit. Randall Walker, SGA President, will be the speaker.
On Wednesday, October 21st is “Show Your UAPB Pride Day.” “Jazz in the Café” will be presented in the L.A. Davis, Sr., Student Union Cafeteria. The cost is $5 for non-meal plan diners. All alumni, students, family and friends are invited to attend this SGA sponsored event.
Continuing with Wednesday, Elizabeth Love will officially be crowned Miss UAPB during the Miss UAPB Coronation to be held at 7 p.m. in the HPER Complex. The Coronation Ball will begin at 10 p.m. at the same location.
For alumni, the Homecoming Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, October 22nd, at 8:30 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club Golf Course.
The “Street Jams and Bonfire” will be held later Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m. on the HPER Complex parking lot. This activity will include a variety of foods, vendors, outdoor games and a pep rally, including the UAPB M-4 band.
The Annual Alumni Assembly will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 23rd, in the HPER Complex Clemmons Arena.
For the students, SGA will sponsor a Greek Show at 6 p.m. Friday in the HPER Complex.
On the day of the game, Saturday, October 24th, the Annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Downtown Pine Bluff. Pre-game activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Golden Lion Stadium.
For more activities information, visit http://uapb-alumni.org/homecoming or call (870)575-8683.