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HOMECOMING 2009: Event Guide

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Release: November 02, 2009
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Nov. 2, 2009

ODU Homecoming 2009 Event Guide

Week Long Events:
Habitat House Community Service Project
The official community service project for Homecoming 2009: Building a Habitat for Humanity house. The build will break ground on Monday, November 2. Student organizations and students are encouraged to sign up and help make a difference. The building project will start on Killam Avenue and then move to 39th Street on Thursday, November 5, 2009.

To get involved with this project and for more information, please contact:
Tami Park, Coordinator of the Center for Service and Civic Engagement
E-mail: tpark@odu.edu or volunteer@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-3446

Most Spirited Student Organization
The following information is provided to help student organizations understand the selection of the Most Spirited Student Organization Award. Participating organizations will be able to receive points for the following activities/events:
• Homecoming Banner Contest
• Village Window Painting Contest
• Powder-Puff
• Pride Day
• Homecoming Parade

Point Distribution
First Place - 50
Second Place - 40
Third Place - 30
Fourth Place - 20
Participation - 10

Rules:
• There will be a bonus of 50 points awarded to organizations that participate in all 5 activities/events.
• Organizations receiving an award in an event will not receive additional participation points. (Ex. If you win in a category, you will receive 50 points only)
• Tiebreaker will go to the organization with the most participation. If both organizations participated equally, then the group who scores higher in the parade will be the winner.

Monday, November 2, 2009
Monarchs Basketball vs. Barton College (Exhibition), Ted Constant Center, 7PM
Come cheer on our Monarch men's basketball team as they take on Barton College in their first home exhibition game. The men's basketball team is projected to be a powerhouse in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) this year, so get the exclusive look!

Location: Ted Constant Convocation Center
Tip-Off: 7 PM
Cost: FREE to ODU Students with valid ODU student ID.

Student tickets may be picked up at the Campus Information Center and Ted Box office prior to game days; on game days tickets are only available at the student entrance of the Ted. Please contact the Ted Constant Center Box Office for guest tickets and general public ticket information. Please call Ted Box Office at 757-683-4444 for more information.

Hip-Hop Across Cultures, North Café of Webb Center, 8PM
This unique event will be one to remember, as the Office of Intercultural Relations will present a global display of hip-hop like never before. With dance performances from local dance crews, battles with b-boys and their martial art counter-part, and four different DJs spinning music from all over the world. This event will promote all the elements of hip-hop as they truly should be: emcee, b-boy, graffiti, and DJ.

Students will have the opportunity to make a graffiti shirt and enjoy performances by DJ BabeyDrew (Chris Brown's official DJ, from Z104), DJ Koko, DJ Jack of Spade and DJ Mista Nice. Free finger food will also be served.

Location: North Café, Webb Center
Time: 8 PM
Cost: This is a FREE event (Open to ODU students, staff and faculty).

Cosponsors:
In keeping with the theme of the event, our cosponsors reflect the desire for diversity and bringing different cultures together for a night in celebrating hip hop:
Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU)
Filipino American Student Association (FASA)
National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP)

For More Information, Contact: Dominique Nguyen,
OIR Program Director
dnguy016@odu.edu

Vincentt Sutton,
OIR Program Director
vsuttt003@odu.edu
Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR)
2114 Webb Center
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-4406

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - Monarch Pride Day

Homecoming Court On-Line Voting Begins, 12:01AM

Pride Day Celebration, Kaufman Mall (Rain-site is Webb Center), 11AM-3PM
What better time than Homecoming to celebrate your PRIDE for ODU! Enjoy free food, fun activities and other festivities that highlight the spirit and pride of ODU. Winners of the Banner, Office Decorating, Lobby Decorating and Village Window Painting will be announced. Also, Rep Your Org* for a free 2009 Homecoming Shirt, while supplies last.

*Rep Your Org - Students wearing any ODU organization shirt to celebrate Pride Day will be eligible to receive a free homecoming shirt, while supplies last. The organizations that participate in `Rep Your Org' will receive points toward the "Most Spirited Student Organization" contest, so be sure to wear your organization gear and check in at the t-shirt table during Pride Day Celebration.

Location: Kaufman Mall, Webb Center (Rain Site - North Mall, Webb Center)
Time: 11AM-3PM
Cost: This is a FREE event (Open to ODU students, staff and faculty).
For More Information, Contact:
Charne` Tate, Homecoming Chair, Student Activities Council
Phone: 757-683-4818
E-mail: ctate005@odu.edu

Lady Monarchs Blue/White Scrimmage Game, Ted Constant Center, 7PM
Come see the debut of the much awaited 2009-2010 Lady Monarchs in their annual scrimmage match.

Location: Ted Constant Convocation Center
Tip-Off: 7 PM
Cost: FREE to ODU Students with valid ODU student ID.

Student tickets may be picked up at the Campus Information Center and Ted Box office prior to game days; on game days tickets are only available at the student entrance of the Ted. Please contact the Ted Constant Center Box Office for guest tickets and general public ticket information. Please call Ted Box Office at 757-683-4444 for more information.

Comedy Show with Loni Love, North Café of Webb Center, 8PM
Come and tickle your funny bone with one of America's hottest stand-up comedians & actress, Loni Love and a young, up-and-coming comic Hasan Minhaj. Loni has appeared in several movie and TV shows including Soul Plane, Chelsea Lately, Girlfriends, Wildest TV Commercial Moments, VH1's `I Love the `70s' and recently hosted a one hour special on Comedy Central. This is a show you won't want to miss!

**RATED R -Please be advised that this show is for adults ONLY.**

Location: North Café, Webb Center
Time: 8 PM (Doors open at 7 PM)
Cost: This is a FREE event (Open to ODU students, staff and faculty with valid ODU ID).
This event is cosponsored by the Student Activities Council and the Class of 2010.

For More Information, Contact:
Amber Thichangthong, Special Events Chair, Student Activities Council
E-mail: vthic001@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-4818 or 757-683-3446
http://orgs.odu.edu/sac

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NPHC Battle of the Halls Step Show, North Café of Webb Center, 8PM
See the residents from the halls battle it out in a competitive step show. The competition will be followed by a "Unity Step" sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). Winners will be announced the same night and the winning group will have the opportunity to perform during half-time at the Lady Monarchs basketball game against Chowan on Friday, November 6.

General Event Information
Location: North Café, Webb Center
Time: 8 PM (Doors open at 7 PM)
Cost: This is a FREE event (Open to ODU students, staff and faculty with valid ODU ID).

This is a cosponsored event between the Office of Housing and Residence Life and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).

For More Information, Contact:
Shontee Henderson,
Vice President of NPHC
E-mail: shend019@odu.edu

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Daffodil Planting, 12:30PM
Come help plant daffodils as part of a traditional Homecoming community service project.

Time: 12:30 PM
Cost: FREE and open to ODU students, faculty and staff.

For More Information, Contact:
Tami Park,
Coordinator of the Center for Service and Civic Engagement
E-mail: tpark@odu.edu or volunteer@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-3446

Homecoming Concert w/ Lupe Fiasco & special guest($$), Ted Constant Center, 7:30PM

Ted Constant Convocation Center Ticket Information: Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 6 at 10 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ted box office by phone (1-888-3-COXTIX), and online (www.COXTIX.com). Tickets can also be purchased at the Campus Information Center in Webb Center.

Show Time: 7:30 PM
(Doors Open at 6:30 PM)

Prices:
In Advance -
ODU Students: $17.00
General Public: $27.00
(Limit of 2 student tickets with ODU student ID)

Day of Show -
ODU Students: $25.00
General Public: $35.00
(Limit of 2 student tickets with ODU student ID)

For More Information:
Ted Box Office: 757-683-4444 Or CIC Desk Phone: 757-683-5914

Friday, November 6, 2009 - Blue & Silver Spirit Friday

Homecoming Court On-Line Polls Close, 8AM

Monarch Maniac Homecoming Pep Rally
Come out to the homecoming pep rally and get pumped for the homecoming football game. Expect a good time with live music and performances, free food, and fun activities along with possible appearances from the men's basketball team and head football coach Bobby Wilder. First 100 people will get official homecoming cups. There will also be a "Most Spirited Student Contest," so come ready to show your pride. Winners of the "Most Spirited Student Contest" will receive an ODU football jersey.

After the pep rally head to the Ted to support the Lady Monarchs as they take on Chowan University.

Location: Behind the Ted Constant Center in Grassy Area (Rain site-North Café, Webb Center)
Time: 4PM-6:30PM
Cost: This is a FREE event (Open to ODU students, staff, faculty, alumni and the general community).

This event is sponsored by the Monarch Maniacs and Athletics.

For More Information, Contact: Jenni Bradshaw, Maniac Captain, Monarch Maniacs
E-mail: jbrad033@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-3446

Lady Monarchs Basketball vs. Chowan (Exhibition), Ted Constant Center, 7PM
Cheer on the Lady Monarchs as they take on Chowan University in their first home exhibition game.

Location: Ted Constant Convocation Center
Tip-Off: 7 PM
Cost: FREE to ODU Students with valid ODU student ID.

Student tickets may be picked up at the Campus Information Center and Ted Box office prior to game days; on game days tickets are only available at the student entrance of the Ted. Please contact the Ted Constant Center Box Office for guest tickets and general public ticket information. Please call Ted Box Office at 757-683-4444 for more information.

Comedy Show with Ben Bailey, Ted Constant Center (Big Blue Room), 9:30PM
All members of the ODU Community are invited to attend this comedy show, featuring ODU alum Ben Bailey, host of "Cash Cab" on the Discovery Channel. With over 10 years under his belt as a successful stand-up comedian, Bailey continues to perform comedy and has achieved international acclaim for both the show "Cash Cab" and performing stand-up comedy all over the world.

Location: Ted Constant Center Multi-Purpose Room (Big Blue Room)
Time: 9:30 PM
Cost: FREE (Ticket Required). Tickets are only available at the Ted Constant Center Box Office.

• ODU Faculty/Staff can pick up tickets starting Monday, October 26 (Limit of two tickets with ODU ID)
• Students, Alumni and General Public tickets will be available starting Monday, November 2 (Limit of 2 Tickets)

For more ticket information, contact the TED Box Office at 754-683-4444.

 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

FOOTBALL PARKING: Lots open at 9 a.m., however we ask that you arrive at your lot between 9 - 10 a.m. or after 10:30 a.m. due to the Homecoming Parade.

Annual Homecoming Parade, Watch From 49th Street or Monarch Way, 10AM
Join the students, faculty, staff, alumni, our ODU Monarch Marching Band, and the community as we show our ODU Pride in the annual homecoming parade. All interested participants must register (Please see Packet Appendix C for form) and must attend a mandatory parade meeting TBD. In the event of rain, a `rain call' will be made on Friday, November 6, at 5:30 PM and all patrons will be notified about parade cancellation information.

Judging:
Judges table will be located on Monarch Way behind the Ted Constant Center. During the parade the judges will select the 12 best parade floats to line-up on Bluestone Avenue across from the Football Stadium. One of those 12 floats will be selected as the overall parade winner. The winner will be announced at half-time during the football game.

All parade floats will be judged on the following criteria:
• Originality of theme and float
• Incorporating the Homecoming Theme
• Quality of Construction/Special Effects
• Enthusiasm of people on and around the float
• Overall Impression of the float

Parade Parking:
Spectators and participants not directly involved with the parade are encouraged to park in the following Parking Garages:
• B - Located at the corner of 43rd and Bluestone (Closest to Parade Line-Up and Start area)
• C - Located at the corner of 43rd and Hampton Blvd.
• D - Located at the corner of 45th and Hampton Blvd.

Parking for Large Vehicles - All large vehicles (Such as buses) dropping off parade participants on Elkhorn Avenue must move their vehicle to Lot 43 (Located at the corner of 43rd and Powhatan Avenue) after dropping off the participants. Please consult the parking map on-line for more information: http://www.odu.edu/af/parking/ODU%20PARKING%20MAP%20 2009-2010.pdf

Parade Line-Up/Start Time Information:
Lining up for the parade will begin starting 8:30 AM on Elkhorn Avenue. Please note that all vehicles must enter Elkhorn Avenue from 43rd street since Elkhorn Avenue will become a one-way street for the parade. Parade will begin promptly at 10 AM.

Parade Route: Parade Starts at 10:00 AM on Elkhorn Avenue and everyone is encouraged to watch all along 49th Street and Monarch Way. The parade route is as follows:
• START parade on Elkhorn Avenue
• Turn right on to 49th Street
• Follow 49th Street across Hampton Boulevard to Killam Avenue
• Turn right on Killam Avenue and continue on to 47th Street
• Turn right on to 47th Street
• Turn left on Monarch Way
• Follow Monarch Way to 43rd Street
• Turn right on 43rd Street
• Follow 43rd Street across Hampton Boulevard to Elkhorn to disperse

For a parade map, visit: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3258911

For More Information, Contact Vamsi Manne at 757-683-3446 or vmanne@odu.edu.

Pregame Party, Kaufman Mall (Rain site @ Webb Center), 11AM
Enjoy food and fun before the Monarchs take on North Carolina Central. Spend time with fellow students, alumni, and family as we get ready for kick-off. This is the last home game of the season, so be sure to get a glimpse of the Football team as they make their final "Monarch March" into the stadium. The Monarch Marching band will also be performing.

Location: Kaufman Mall (Rain site - Webb Center)
Time: 11 AM
Cost: The pre-game party activities will be FREE, and open to the campus community; Food may be purchased at the Alumni tent.
This event is cosponsored by IFC, PHC and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

ODU vs. NC Central Football Game, Foreman Field, 2PM
Be a part of the 12th Monarch! Cheer on the Monarchs at they take on North Carolina Central for the last home game of the year. The Parade winners, Most Spirited Student Organization award winner and the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at half-time. Please note tickets are required for this event.

Location: Foreman Field at S. B. Ballard Stadium (Rain or Shine)
Kick-Off: 2 PM
Cost: Student tickets are FREE with student ID; students may purchase one (1) guest ticket (pending quantities available) for $10 before the game. Inquiries about General Public tickets should be forwarded to the Ted Box Office at 757- 683-4444.

Monarch Basketball vs. Elizabeth City State (Exhibition), Ted Constant Center, 7PM
Come see the Monarch men's basketball team as they prepare for another championship basketball season in this Homecoming exhibition game.

Location: Ted Constant Convocation Center
Tip-Off: 7 PM
Cost: FREE to ODU Students with valid ODU student ID.

Student tickets may be picked up at the Campus Information Center and Ted Box office prior to game days; on game days tickets are only available at the student entrance of the Ted. Please contact the Ted Constant Center Box Office for guest tickets and general public ticket information. Please call Ted Box Office at 757-683-4444 for more information.

F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. Homecoming Ball, North Café or Webb Center, 9PM
Homecoming Ball signifies the end of the Homecoming Week. It is a FREE, formal event complete with live DJs, performances, and lots of surprises including FREE finger food and a chocolate fountain. Please dress in formal clothing. The dress code will be strictly enforced.

**Please note this is for ODU Students only.**

Location: North Café, Webb Center
Time: 9 PM
Cost: This event is FREE but it is a closed event (ODU ID Required)

This is a cosponsored event between the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, Student Activities Council, and the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S.

For More Information, Contact:
Christos Karallis, FOREIGNERS
E-mail: ckara003@odu.edu
Phone: 757-515-0713

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