News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 1, 2013

ISU Homecoming under way

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University’s 2013 Homecoming this weekend will celebrate the university’s past, present and future while honoring a retiring administrator.

Weekend events will kick off with the 51st running of the Sycamore Tricycle Derby at 4 p.m. Friday.

Activities ramp up at 9 a.m. Saturday with the 97th annual Blue and White Parade, led by Grand Parade Marshal Jack Maynard.

Maynard, retired June 30, served as provost and vice president of academic affairs since 2003 and dean of the College of Education from 2001 to 2003.

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

Festivities continue from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium with Tent City, featuring live entertainment.

At 3:05 p.m., ISU’s football team will play Youngstown State.

On Friday, four alumni will be honored during a Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony. Honorees are Craig McKee, attorney and U.S. District Court judge magistrate; George Pillow of Pillow Logistics; Danny Tanoos, Vigo County schools superintendent; and Sara Wheeler, national nursing academic affairs dean, Education Affiliates.

Other events include:

• Today: Sycamore Blood Drive, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dede II.

• Wednesday: Torchlight Parade and Pep Rally, 7:30 p.m. Dede Plaza to South Gym.

• Thursday: Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, 6:30 p.m. Sycamore Banquet Center. Wednesday: Torchlight Parade and Pep Rally, 7:30 p.m. Dede Plaza to South Gym.

• Thursday: Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, 6:30 p.m. Sycamore Banquet Center.