McMurry University Homecoming 2016 set for Oct. 6-8

  Gary Ellison
  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:54 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University’s Homecoming begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016, with the traditional shooting of the arrow and tipi raising contest at Wah Wahtaysee Park on the corner of South 14th and Sayles Boulevard.

The Friends of the Library Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Jay-Rollins Library presents McMurry Political Science Professor Dr. Paul Fabrizio speaking on Election 2016: How Did We Get Here?

About 500 Abilene and area students and families are expected to visit Tipi Village on campus from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday as the men’s and women’s social clubs offer tours of their authentic Native American dwellings and teach visitors about the history and culture of different tribes. There will also be a special presentation featuring hawks by a local veterinarian and falconer.

Self-guided tours for families will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday in addition to the school visits in the morning. Winners of the most authentic presentations will be announced at halftime of the homecoming football game against East Texas Baptist at 1 p.m. Saturday.

McMurry Honors will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in Radford Auditorium, followed by the bonfire and pep rally at Wah Wahtaysee Park.

An exhibition “Texas My Heart and Soul” by Homecoming alumni artist Stacey Horton Sanchez ’07 is on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, in the Amy Graves Ryan Gallery.

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