SSU will be holding several major festivities and events throughout the upcoming weekend.
Shawnee State University will be holding several major festivities and events throughout the upcoming weekend as part of Homecoming, which will be officially held on Saturday, Jan. 24.
The Homecoming weekend begins Friday evening, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. with the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet which will be held in the University Center’s Sodexo Ballroom. Three former Shawnee State athletes will be inducted to the Hall of Fame including Gonzalo Perez-Beck (men’s soccer, 2004-07), Heather Schilling (women’s basketball, 2001-04, 2005-06), and Ryan Boggs, who serves as SSU’s official athletic trainer and also is an adjunct faculty member in the Rehabilitation and Sport Professions field. As part of his continuing dedication and work toward Shawnee State Athletics, Boggs will also receive the eighth annual Ralph Kavanaugh Home Team Award, which recognizes an individual every year that has dedicated himself or herself to the appropriate causes involving SSU Athletics. For additional information about the Hall of Fame Banquet, contact Jake Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday’s activities commence with the Student Programming Board’s Spirit Carnival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center’s Micklethwaite Lobbies and includes activities games and inflatables.
At the same time that the Spirit Carnival concludes, the Shawnee State University women’s and men’s basketball teams will begin play in the Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium at the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center as the Bears play host to Mid-South Conference foe Campbellsville in both games. In the women’s matchup, two of the top 15 teams in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) Division I will be squaring off against each other, while the men’s matchup features the No. 1 ranked team in the NAIA’s Division I in the Tigers. Both contests are slated for start times of 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively, while the Homecoming Coronation will take place between both contests.
The Homecoming Dance, which is also sponsored by the Student Programming Board, serves as the night capper of the evening and the festivities in general, as the dance itself will last from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will also be held in the University Center’s Sodexo Ballroom. Students and SSU alumni that wish to purchase tickets to the Homecoming Dance can do so for $10 per ticket in advance or $20 per ticket at the door. The students/alumni who decide to purchase their tickets early are automatically eligible for a cash prize.