Homecoming Weekend Set For Oct. 4-6

2013 Homecoming — By on September 11, 2013 11:32 am

Indiana State University’s 2013 Homecoming will celebrate the university’s past, present and future while honoring a retired administrator.

Homecoming weekend will kick off with the 51st running of the Sycamore Tricycle Derby beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct 4. The teams, which will compete in two separate races, reflect campus life – sororities, fraternities, residence halls and student organizations. This year’s race is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Shipman, who flagged trike and tandem races along with his family for 50 years. Shipman died in April 2013.


A map of the 2013 Blue and White Homecoming Parade route.

Activities kick off on Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning with the 97th annual Blue and White Parade at 9 a.m., led by Grand Parade Marshal C. Jack Maynard.

Maynard, who served as provost and vice president of academic affairs since 2003 and as dean of the College of Education from 2001-2003, retired June 30. During his 10-year tenure as provost, he was instrumental in changing the schools within the university to colleges; the implementation of the laptop campus concept; the advancement of the Rural Health Initiative; the adoption of a new foundational studies program; the expansion/redesign of the University Honors Program; the development of several new academic majors and the realignment of academic programs.  One of his most notable accomplishments as provost has been the development and on-going support of experiential learning and community engagement.

The parade will begin at Ninth Street and Wabash Avenue, traveling down Wabash to Fifth Street and finishing on campus.

Following the parade, the festivities continue at Memorial Stadium with Tent City, which features live entertainment. Homecoming wouldn’t be complete without football  — Indiana State will host Youngstown  State at 3:05 p.m.


For more information about ISU Homecoming activities, go to http://www.indstate.edu/homecoming , email  ISU-HomeComing@indstate.edu   or call 812-237-3852.

Calendar of Events

Friday, Oct. 4

Sycamore Tricycle Derby,    4 p.m. ,  Michael Simmons Activity Center

Distinguished Alumni Awards, 7 p.m., Sycamore Banquet Center

Saturday, Oct. 5       

Blue and White  Homecoming Parade,  9 a.m.,  9th and Cherry – Wabash-5th

Tent City, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,  Memorial Stadium

Football Game, 3:05 p.m.,  Memorial Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 6

Praise Service, 11 a.m., Dede I

Paula Meyer, ’91, is the media relations coordinator at Indiana State University.


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1 Comment

  1. sam smith says:

    Bring back the Blue and White Dance!!!

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