The University of La Verne is celebrating its annual homecoming this week. The Campus Activities Board has coordinated a week filled with events for students and alumni, from bowling and ice cream socials to street parades.
“We want to provide a sense of tradition for ULV,” CAB chair Laura Balcom said.
Today CAB will host the ‘90s-themed concert from noon to 1 p.m. at Davenport Dining Hall. The annual Alumni dinner and dance will then be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex.
The Decades Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday on Third Street for activities such as flag football, a fashion show and lunch.
Following the street fair, the football team will play Cal Lutheran at 1 p.m. at Ortmayer Stadium for the Homecoming game.
The Homecoming crowning will also take place during the game’s half time.
The 2005 nominees for Homecoming king include Blaine Bacher, Hugo Bryan Castillo, Kenny Colby, Adrian Fererra and Jason House. For Homecoming queen, Dana McJunkin, Sophia Ornelas, Jerrica Perez, Felirose Tamparong and Janah Valenzuela were nominated.
The last event on the agenda is the Saturday Night Fever Disco Line Dance, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Old Gym.
“I have known about court for a week, since they did the first vote that took the nominees from all the clubs and organizations,” Colby said. “Then, that list was cut from 15 guys and 15 girls to 5 guys and 5 girls. After that, we had a meeting where we discussed this week and what we’ll be doing.”
CAB kicked off the week with the Illumination ceremony on Monday night outside Founders Hall, which unveiled the 2005 Homecoming Court.
Following the presentation, ULV students were invited to the Old Gym for Casino Night, which had a Roaring ‘20s theme.
“The turnout was pretty good,” Balcom said. “There were about 70 people at Illuminations and then about 50 to 60 at Casino Night.”
On Tuesday, CAB hosted a spirit booth where students could “cream the court” by throwing pies at the nominees.
Later that evening, students were invited to a ‘50s-themed ice cream social at Davenport.
The Kiss the Hunk event was held on Wednesday, where each member of the Homecoming court competed to see who could get the most kisses on the plain white shirt they were wearing.
CAB then invited students to the Peace, Love and Happiness Cosmic Bowling event Wednesday night at Chapparal Lanes in San Dimas.
On Thursday afternoon, students revisited the decade of excess where they competed in the ’80s Dress and Best Excuse Contest at Davenport.
Drive-in Movie Night was then held at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Career Center parking lot.
Thursday also marked the last day for students to vote for their Homecoming king and queen.
“Illumination, cosmic bowling, the football game and the Homecoming court are traditions here and it’s important to have those elements in place from year to year,” Balcom said.
“People like traditions and a sense of community; that’s why they came to a small school,” she added.
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