by Echelle Avelar
Lights! Camera! Action!
Monday, Oct. 27, marks the beginning of Homecoming Week where the Associated Students Federation (ASF) Forum brings the campus this year’s theme, which takes the University of La Verne to the movies in “Homecoming: Coming To A Theatre Near You.”
“All week long the theme will be incorporated into activities. They really have to come to all the events to really appreciate it,” said senior ASF Forum member Elizabeth Contreras.
Elections will begin at the Seal on Monday for Homecoming king and queen out of the five princesses and princes. The five princesses are seniors Alma Barrera, Andrea Gardner, Wendy Lau, Elizabeth Lomeli and Sharlyn Preece. The five princes are seniors Michael P. Bailey, Andrew Bills, Manny Estrada, Jerome Garcia and Sergio Velazquez.
Illumination, where the Court is presented to the students and faculty, will be held on the steps of Founders Hall Monday night. Presentation of the Court will begin at 8 p.m. and the masters of ceremony will be last year’s Homecoming king and queen, Scott Mac Kay and Tieu-My Nguyen. Students that attend Illumination will receive a coupon for free entry to Karaoke and Pizza Bash at Michaelangelo’s Pizza in San Dimas from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Traditional undergraduate students without the discount will be charged $2, and non-traditional students will not be admitted.
Students can spend their Tuesday night blowing their money away, play money that is, and winning prizes at Monte Carlo Night. At 9 p.m., Davenport Dining Hall will transform its traditional dining atmosphere into a fully loaded casino and dance floor. Students will be given $300 of scrip to spend throughout the night. Players have a variety of playing options: 16 blackjack, nine craps, three roulette, two double roulette and two poker tables.
As the evening proceeds, announcements will be made for players to trade in their acquired scrip for raffle tickets.
As prizes are given away, playing tables will be moved and a DJ will begin playing music turning the space into a dance floor. The dance will continue until 1 a.m. and everyone is invited to stay and groove the night away.
Intramural bowling at Chaparral Lanes in San Dimas is the place to be on Wednesday as ULV takes over the lanes from 9-11 p.m. Students with school I.D.s will receive two free games but have to pay for shoe rental.
The ladies of ULV will put on their cleats and jerseys and play a round of flag football for Powder Puff on Thursday with the freshmen and sophomores vs. juniors and seniors. The battle for the Puff title will begin at 8 p.m. on Ben Hines Field, immediately after the men’s soccer game.
Following the game students will meet at the softball field for a bonfire where they will sing the alma mater.
On Saturday, ULV celebrates Homecoming day, beginning at 7:45 a.m. with the annual 5K/10K fun run/walk/bike/ rollerblade. From 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. will be the ULV Fair, which will be filled with booths, food, and games. At 11:45 a.m. the traditional Homecoming parade marches down Third Street. Floats include entries by alumni, the cheer squad, Sigma Kappa and Phi Delta Theta, Afrikan-American Student Alliance and Phi Sigma Sigma.
The football team takes on Chapman at 1 p.m. and at halftime, there will be a presentation of the Court, ending with the crowning of the king and queen.
“It will be almost like a Super Bowl production,” said senior ASF Forum member Bills.
The halftime show will begin with the songs from “Grease” accompanied by dancers who will bring out the stage. ASF will bring out the red carpet for the Court. Yearbook members and other ASF members, dressed like the paparazzi, will flutter about the Court as it takes the stage. Each member of the court will have his or her biography read and as they walk the stage, their favorite movie theme will be played.
“It is so phenomenal, it’s very glittery and glamoury,” said Contreras.
After the Homecoming crowning, the football team will honor former coach Ronald “Ort” Ortmayer for his 50 years of service.