Monday, October 1, 2012

UIS goes blue for Homecoming

The University of Illinois Springfield is celebrating its 16th annual Homecoming Weekend beginning Friday with the theme “Bright Lights, Blue City.”

Among highlights of the weekend are the homecoming parade and barbecue and men’s and women’s soccer games on Friday.

A variety of family activities are planned for Saturday, as is the 4th annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk. A basketball game pitting students against UIS alumni, faculty and staff also is scheduled for Saturday.

Cynthia Thompson, director of the UIS Student Life office, said students nominate several themes for homecoming, a committee narrows them down and then students vote for the winner.

“The Blue City references the kind of spirit-building that we’re seeing around here,” Thompson said. “We’ve added a lot of spirit-building type things to the schedule this year.” The UIS colors are blue and white.

Homecoming was featured by the State Journal-Register on Oct. 1, 2012.

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