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Celebrate homecoming hippie style

The annual Black Hills State University homecoming Oct. 10-14 will be celebrated "hippie style" with "Swarmin’ in the 70s" as the theme for the week’s festivities.

Activities begin Tuesday, Oct. 10 and continue through the week culminating in a full day of activities on Swarm Day Saturday, Oct. 14. Events include the parade, tailgate socials and the football game vs. Mayville. So find your tie die t-shirts, peace signs and smiley faces and help celebrate Swarm Day 2000.

Schedule of events for BH homecoming week

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • Picnic at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Campus Green
  • Coronation at 6 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Multi-Purpose Room
  • Performance by hypnotist Jim Wand at 8 p.m. in the Young Center Gymnasium. Tickets are available for $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Call the Student Union information center at 642-6062 for tickets.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

  • Coed Strip Basketball at 4 p.m. in Cook Gymnasium
  • Mr. Cinderfella contest at 7 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium. Admission is a suggested donation of $2 to the BHSU Reading Council.

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • Kid's Carnival from 4-7 p.m. in Cook Gym. This event is free to all area children up to sixth grade. There are numerous games, booths and prizes as well as an appearance of Lindee Lou the Clown.
  • Float preparation from 7 p.m. until midnight in the Young Center field house

Friday, Oct. 13

  • Hall of Fame Banquet at 6:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Tickets are $12 and are available at the institutional advancement office in Woodburn 110 or by call 642-6385. Five new members will be inducted into the athletic hall of fame.
  • Volleyball game vs. Minot State University at 7 p.m. in the Young Center Gymnasium.
  • Float preparation from 7 a.m. until midnight in the Young Center field house

Saturday, October 14

  • Alumni Awards Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. Four alumni will be honored for their achievements. Tickets are $5 and are available at the institutional advancement office in Woodburn 110 or by calling 642-6446.
  • Dakota Cross-Country Championships at 9 a.m., at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club.
  • Parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Young Center parking lot. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade. Floats can be entered in the competition or just entered in the parade. Deadline for entries is Oct. 6. Early signups are encouraged. For more information call 642-6062.
  • Yellow Jacket/Alumni Tailgate Social at noon at Salem Park.
  • Burger King Tailgate Social from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Lyle Hare Stadium.
  • Football Game at 2 p.m., the BHSU Yellow Jackets will take on Mayville State.
  • Homecoming Dance from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Student Union.

For additional information on any of these events call the Swarm Day office at 642-6418.