Homecoming weekend Sept. 26-28

By Shannon Keough
September 25, 2008

It’s that time of year. The air is getting crispy while the leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground. For the most part, students finally feel completely settled at school and are ready to show off their achievements to their families.

Homecoming weekend kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 25 with the Summer Reading Convocation from 5-6:30 p.m. Over the summer, first-year students were required to read and write an essay on “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood” by Marjane Satrapi. At the convocation, the student essay winner will be awarded.

The Men’s Lacrosse Alumni game will be held at 7 p.m. Friday night on the Edith Robb Dixon Field. Also, from 7-8 p.m. an ice-cream social will take place in Jazzman’s Café. Following that at 8 p.m. will be a family movie, “Kung Fu Panda,” in the Widener Lecture Hall.

Saturday will be packed with activities, beginning as early as 8:30 a.m. To name a couple of the events, there will be a student life panel at 9:30 a.m. in the Iadarola Center Lecture Hall and the honors convocation will be held in the Grace Hall Atrium from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

A campus picnic on the commons will take place at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Also on the commons will be interactive activities from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., including an appearance from the Mummers from 12-1 p.m.

Women’s volleyball will play Baptist Bible College at 10:30 a.m., women’s soccer will take on Centenary College at 12:30 p.m., women’s tennis will go against Philadelphia’s Bible College at 1 p.m. and men’s soccer will tackle Arcadia University at 3 p.m.

From 2-4 p.m. there will be meet and greets for majors in math and business, communication, English and theater and science, education and technology. Additional meet and greets are for students in the honors program, voices of justice and academic and career exploration.

At night, a murder mystery dinner will be held for those who have already registered and, The Mind Guy from TLC will have a presentation called “The Mysterious World of Alan Nu” at 8 p.m. in the Grace Hall Atrium.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Mass will be held at 11 p.m. in the chapel, followed by Brunch for $6 in the student restaurant from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Kite Festival, from 12-3 p.m. will take place on the Upper Athletic Field. The Soccer Clinic will also be on the Upper Athletic Field from 2-3 p.m.

For a complete list of events go to cabrini.edu where you can register for some events.

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