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Homecoming 2015 celebrates nations of the world

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(October 8, 2015) — Carson-Newman University will celebrate its annual Homecoming activities Oct. 11-17, including a 5K run and walk, parade and football match-up against Newberry. This year’s theme is "Celebration of Nations."

The week kicks off Sunday, Oct. 11, with the Student Ambassador Association’s Homecoming 5K Orange and Blue Run and Walk at 3 p.m. at the Intramural Field. Hosted by the Student Ambassador Association, proceeds support the Students First Initiative for student scholarships.

"This year’s homecoming theme truly embodies Carson-Newman’s core mission of helping students become worldwide servant leaders,” Associate Director of Alumni Relations Amy Reed says. "From our Orange and Blue 5K to our celebration of Nations Homecoming Dinner where our international students are sharing their culture, a legacy of service continues."

The 5K will also feature the Penny Fun Run with a children’s adventure zone at 2:30 p.m., including inflatables, face painting and a meet’n’greet with Penny the Pig.

Lyric Theatre is set to present "Guys and Dolls," a musical set in Damon Runyon’s vivid comic book world of 1940s New York. The Gentry Auditorium performances, with a score by Frank Losser featuring classic songs such as “Luck Be a Lady,” will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the University will host the 22nd Annual Homecoming Golf Classic with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at Patriot Hills Golf Club in Jefferson City.

The public is also invited to Friday's Annual Blast to the Past Cruise-In at the Maddox Student Activities Center parking lot featuring antique cars and street rods. That evening guests can sample cuisine from around the world at the Celebration of Nations Homecoming Dinner in Stokely Memorial Cafeteria.

Saturday, Oct. 17 will feature such events as a Soccer Alumni Tournament, Women of Vision Showcase tour of the Baker Building renovations, an Alumni Tennis Tournament and various open houses, concerts, exhibits and more. The homecoming parade will begin at 2 p.m. prior to Carson-Newman's 3 p.m. football kickoff.

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