October 4 – 10
Paint the Campus Green: Homecoming Decorating Contest!
Join in the fun and show your Delta Devil pride by participating in this year’s Campus Decorating Contest by getting creative and decorating your campus department’s office and residence halls! This year’s Homecoming theme is The Reunion and it should be incorporated into your decorating scheme. Each office and residence hall will be judged based on the following: Creativity, Use of Theme, Display of School Sprit and originality.
There will be separate judging for offices and residence halls.
If your office or residence hall would like to participate in the decorating contest please contact Jarayon Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 25th to submit your entry.
Sunday October 11
4:00pm Gospel Extravaganza
Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and the Itta Bena community are invited to celebrate MVSU Homecoming with worship and praise. Join us for an afternoon of worship in the Lois Aron Chapel followed by our Gospel Concert taking place in the H. G. Carpenter Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life and is free and open to the public. If you would like more information please contact Rev. Brandon Bigelow at email@example.com or Dr. Yolanda Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday October 12
4:00pm Campus Carnival
Come out and meet the 2015 – 2016 Student Government Association while enjoying all the sights and sounds of a carnival! Join us for an evening of fun with carnival games, dunk tanks, carnival snacks and more! This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and will take place on the Union Plaza. If you have any question or would like more information please contact Brandon Yepez at email@example.com.
Tuesday October 13
11:00am Crowning of the Royal Court
Join us as we crown the 2015 – 2016 MVSU Royal Court. The MVSU Royal Court is composed of the Mr. and Miss. for each class and registered student organization. This year the event will take place in the Royal Room located in the Jacob Aron Student Union. For more information about the crowning of the court please contact Ms. Mabel Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ro’Shaun Bailey at email@example.com.
1:00pm Community Service Projects
The Office of Community Service Learning will be sponsoring a day of service where members of the MVSU community will be volunteering their time to organizations in the surrounding communities. Whether you need service hours for graduation or have a passion for serving others, we hope you will join us as we demonstrate the MVSU motto “Live for Service.” If you have any questions or want to participate please contact Mrs. Gladys Flaggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00pm Rave & Glow Party
Who says Homecoming is just for alums?!? This event is for current Valley students to come out and have a good time! Your Student Government Association is hosting a Rave & Glow Party which will be held in the Valley Woods. Come out and glow with us as we celebrate the spirit of our Dear Ol MVSU! If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Brandon Yepez at email@example.com.
Wednesday October 14
10:00am Alumni Book Signing
The Alumni Book Signing will feature several MVSU Alumni Authors in the James H. White Library Foyer on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The purpose of this event is to increase public goodwill and allow authors to connect with students, faculty, staff, alumni and other fans and answer questions about their books. Admission: FREE & Refreshments Served
11:00am Queens Tea and Kings Smoker
It’s the celebration before the celebration! Please join MVSU Queen Ms. Macaiya Bradley and MVSU King Mr. Vester Waters as they host a reception for their court, family, friends and former Campus Queens and Kings. The Queens Tea will take place in the Royal Room and Kings Smoker will take place in the Union Conference Room 2, both located inside of the Jacob Aron Student Union. For more information regarding this event please contact Ms. LaKecia Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org about the Queens Tea and Mr. Jerome Petty at Jerome.email@example.com for the Kings Smoker.
12:00pm Union Wednesday – Battle of the Sexes
Who has what it takes to walk away victorious: The Guys or The Gals? Come out and join the Student Union Board for a friendly game of wits and fun as they host the Battle of the Sexes. Gather your teams and get ready for fun! This event will take place on the Union Plaza. For more information regarding this event please contact Tiara Usher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:00 pm Clothes Closet Donation Drop Off
First Lady Deborah Bynum and the Career Services Center will host a Dress for Success Clothing Drive to provide students will business professional attire in preparation for interviews, internships, and employment. To meet our goal, donations of gently-used career apparel are needed. Please bring your donation to the Student Union. For more information, contact Ms. Tiffany Wallace, (662)254-3441.
9:00pm Wild’N Out Comedy Show
Get ready to LOL as we bring to you the stars of MTVs Wild’N Out: Anthony “Chico” Bean and B Daht! This interactive show will include stand-up comedy and a Wild’ N Out battle featuring MVSUs funniest students. If you think you have what it takes and are interested in participating in Valley’s Wild’N Out show then contact Daphne R. Wells at email@example.com by September 21.
Thursday October 15
11:00am 2nd Annual First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon
Location: Elk Lodge – Greenwood, MS
The 2nd Annual First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon is a highlight of the Homecoming festivities. The purpose of the luncheon is to provide scholarships to well deserving, academically sound students who attend MVSU. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Cherae Farmer-Dixon, 1985 MVSU graduate. For more information regarding this event please contact Ms. Cassandra Krah at Cassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30pm President’s Alumni Scholarship Reception
Location: Business Educations Building
The President’s Alumni Scholarship Reception is an event to allow alumni to have up-close interactions with Dr. Bynum and fellow alums. Its purpose is to raise much needed scholarship funds for MVSU students. Please join us for an engaging reception as we raise funds to support the academic success of students at The Valley. For more information please contact Ms. Cassandra Krah at Cassandra.email@example.com.
7:00pm Mr. and Miss Valley Coronation
Please make plans to join our Campus King and Queen as they are officially installed as Mr. and Miss Mississippi Valley State University 2015 -2016. This year’s event is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser as the King and Queen receive their crowns to the theme: Arabian Nights! For questions regarding the Coronation please contact Ms. Mabel Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ro’Shaun Bailey at email@example.com.
10:00pm Toga Party
We’re not in Rome but we will do as the Romans do anyway! Grab your bed sheets and come out and join the SGA for their Homecoming Toga Party taking place at the Pavilion. This is sure to be a good time! For more information about this event please contact Brandon Yepez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday October 16
8:00am MVSU Foundation Board Homecoming Golf Classic
Location: Greenwood Country Club – Greenwood, MS
Admission: $175 to play $75 to spectate
Tee up! Join the MVSU Foundation for a morning of fun and fund raising! Come out and play 9 holes or just watch as we raise money for various Foundation initiatives. If you would like more information please contact Ms. Danielle D. Blackwell at email@example.com.
10:30 a.m. MVSU NAA General Body Meeting
Location: Business Education Building Auditorium
Want to know what’s going on with your Alumni Association? Plan to attend this general body meeting to learn all about what the MVSU NAA has planned and how you can get involved. For more information please contact the office of Alumni Affairs at 662-254- 3579.
12:00pm MVSU NAA Green & White Scholarship Luncheon
Location: H.M. Ivy Cafeteria-Dining Hall IV
The purpose of the scholarship luncheon is reconnecting with fellow alumni, enjoy good entertainment, in addition to raise funds for prospective and current students attending the University. This year’s entertainment will include Ms. Tawanna Tarvin, BET Sunday Best Top 10 Finalist, and The Valley Singers. For more information about this event please contact the office of Alumni Affairs at 662-254- 3579.
2:00pm MVSU Day Party
Location: The Alluvian-Greenwood, MS
Sponsored by: MCM Alumni
The purpose of the Alumni Day Party is to allow Valley Alumni an opportunity to congregate and fellowship while enjoying great food and entertainment. In addition to allowing University and MVSUNAA leadership, the opportunity to offer updates about their alma mater. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information about this event please contact the office of Alumni Affairs at 662-254- 3579.
3:00pm Campus Parade
Calling of Student For more information about this event please contact Mr. Kotrese Saulsberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:00pm Douglas T. Porter Athletic Scholarship Banquet
Location: H.M. Ivy Cafeteria Dinning Hall IV
Keep Calm, it’s Football Season! The 16th Annual Douglas T. Porter Athletic Scholarship Banquet will honor the 1956 Football Team. Please join us to raise scholarship funds for the athletic department. For more information, contact Mrs. Angeline Potts, email@example.com.
5:00pm Pre-Step Show Young Alumni Mixer
The Young Alumni Event will be in the Royal Room on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00-6:30. The purpose of this event is to create an arena for young alumni to reconnect, discuss what’s happening at the University, and learn ways to support their alma mater, all while enjoying great food and entertainment. Admission is free & refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 662-254-3579.
7:00pm NPHC Step Show
Location: H. G. Carpenter Auditorium
Who runs the yard? Come and find out as the MVSU Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) hosts its annual Homecoming Step Show! Members of the NPHC will be competing for cash prizes and bragging rights as they display their stepping skills. For more information about this event please contact Rogers James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday October 17
8:00am Homecoming Parade
Put on your walking shoes and join MVSU and various guests as we take a stroll around Itta Bena for our annual Homecoming Day Parade! If you are interested in participating in the parade or would like more information please contact Blake Gaines at email@example.com.
2:00pm Homecoming Football Game: MVSU vs. Texas Southern University
Time: 2 pm. kick-off
Location: Rice-Trotten Stadium
This is what Homecoming is all about: Game Day! Come out and show your school spirit as our Delta Devils take on the TSU Tigers. Kick-off is at 2:00 pm so come ready to show Texas how we do it down in the Delta!
7:30pm Denim and Diamonds in the Delta Party
Location: Leflore County Civic Center – Greenwood, MS
Admission: General – $20, VIP seats $40 for single and $75 for couples, VIP Floor tables $400
*Prices will be increased at the door
The MVSU Foundation Diamonds & Denim in The Delta Soiree is a community affair to honor MVSU as the jewel of The Mississippi Delta. Like a diamond, Valley is a brilliant, impenetrable force in The Delta – building a lasting foundation to educate young scholars. This year’s event will celebrate Honorary Diamonds: Dr. London Thompson, Spouse of Congressman Bennie Thompson; Trina George ‘99, State Director of USDA Rural Development; Mayor Thelma Collins ’66, Mayor of Itta Bena, Mississippi; Clara Reed ’63, CEO of Mid-Delta Home Health. For more information regarding this event please contact Ms. Danielle D. Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00pm Homecoming Concert
Location: Lackey Gym
Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door for Valley students $30 for non-Valley Students.
The 2015 Homecoming Concert will feature ATLs hottest hip hop group Migos! Get ready of the show that is guaranteed to keep you dancing all night! Opening acts include T Trotta, D Magnum, SQ Lac and Fosta Boy. For more information about the show please contact Daphne R. Wells at email@example.com.
The Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils will travel to Jacksonville, Alabama, to take on the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State University on Saturday, October 3. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale in the MVSU cashier window for 15.00 per ticket. The proceeds from each ticket sold will remain with Mississippi Valley’s Football program. For additional information, please call 662-254-3313 or visit http://www.mvsusports.com