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    Friday, February 3, 2017
    Harold Melvin's Blue Notes

    Dizzying line-up of events marks Hawk Homecoming


    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore presents “School Daze” February 12-19-a plenitude of homecoming events for students, alumni and the community. 

    A mini-concert and rally, “School is in Session,” serves as the official kick-off event for students (only) Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Ella Fitzgerald Center.  The action continues with a pep rally Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre, and a bonfire on Wednesday (15th) at 7 p.m. in the Athletic Pavilion parking lot followed by a skate party at 9 p.m. at Crown Sports Center in Fruitland. 

     Free and open to all, the Homecoming worship brunch gets the week started for campus and community Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom. A homecoming tradition, the Bazaar Models Entertainment fashion show, takes place Friday (17th) at 8 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center.  UMES student tickets are $10; $15 for the public and at the door. 

    Headlining recording artist, Migos, along with opener, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, arrive Thursday, Feb. 16 for the Homecoming Concert.  Doors open at 8 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center with the performance starting at 9 p.m.  Doors close at 11 p.m.  The cost is $40 for UMES students with ID in advance, $50 for the general public and at the door. 

    Hawk alumni swoop in for the weekend events.  Visit Alumni Central Friday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Students Services Center (Allen J. Singleton multi-purpose room), where you can find out about that evening's National Alumni Association's “Hall of Excellence” dinner at 6 p.m. and, new this year, a Homecoming concert at 8 p.m. featuring Harold Melvin's Blue Notes.  Tickets for the concert are $35 with an advance ticket purchase to the “Hall of Excellence;” $40 general admission and $50 table seating with a complimentary beverage. 

    Join Dr. Juliette B. Bell Saturday (Feb. 18th) for the President's Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the new Engineering and Aviation Science Complex.  Alumni, parents, friends and community partners are cordially invited to the free event.  Donations to UMES' 2017 Takeoff fundraising campaign will be graciously accepted. 

    Later that day, the home teams take on North Carolina Central University in Homecoming basketball action.  The women's game begins at 2 p.m. followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.  Tickets are $25, which includes both games, and free for UMES students with ID.  A pep rally at noon in the Tawes Gymnasium and tailgate beginning at 11 a.m. gets everyone fired-up for the tip-off. 

    Always a favorite, the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show, entertains Saturday in the Ella Fitzgerald Center with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the action starting at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $12; $10 for UMES students with ID.  

    Visit umes.edu/alumni for a complete listing of Homecoming events.  Visit UMEStickets.com for all ticketed events on campus.  UMES students can get tickets online by visiting Auxiliary Services' Hawk Campus Center.