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October 5-6. NSU Homecoming 2012. Oh, the places you'll go! From NSU.

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Sunday, September 30

  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Paint the Town Green
    • Where: Downtown Tahlequah on Muskogee Ave

      NSU student organizations compete for best window painting depicting the 2012 Homecoming theme. Window paintings will be displayed throughout the week and weekend.

Monday, October 1

  • 6 p.m. Block Party
    • Where: NSU Beta Field

      NSU and Tahlequah communities begin the week off right with the NSGA chili cook-off, music and entertainment, and children's activities. Sponsored by BancFirst

Thursday, October 4

  • 1:30 p.m. Investiture for Dr. Steve Turner
    • Where: NSU Center for Performing Arts

      The formal ceremony conferring the authority of the presidency of Northeastern State. Reception to follow in University Center Rozell Ballroom. 

      Classes will be canceled from 12:30 – 4 p.m. in honor of this historic event and to allow students to attend.
  • 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bonfire & Spirit Rally
    • Where: NSU Beta Field

      Homecoming is not Homecoming without the traditional bonfire and pep rally. Music, hot dogs and good old school spirit to build up for the big weekend.

Friday, October 5

  • 10 a.m. Alumni Association Green & White Golf Classic
    • Where: Cherry Springs Golf  Course

      Alumni and friends are invited to play in NSU's annual golf event. No need to be an expert golfer here. Plenty of golf for the purists as well as a few surprises along the way. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual

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  • 11 a.m. Alumni Association NSU Foundation Champagne Bingo
    • Where: NSU University Center Rozell Ballroom

      One of recent Homecomings' most popular events is back! Alumni and friends are invited to a late morning of dining, toasting and bingo. The return of this tradition is a festive way to begin the Homecoming weekend. Sponsored by Century 21 Wright Real Estate

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  • 4 p.m. Little Miss & Mister RiverHawk Pageant new
    • Where: NSU Center for Performing Arts

      A natural for any young person who loves NSU. Every participant receives a prize and each age category princess and prince receives a crown and sash. Overall queen and king will participate in the traditional halftime coronation ceremony. Contact NSU Continuing Education for details. (918) 444-4610. Presented by NSU Continuing Education.

      For more information, registration and schedule visit Little Miss and Mister RiverHawks Pageant
  • 5 p.m. Phi Sigma Epsilon/Kappa Reunion
    • 5 p.m. Cook-Out at Phi Sig property north of the Leoser Complex

      For more information contact Gordon Harmon at (417) 350-7914.
  • 6 p.m. Nifty Fifties Reunion
    • 6 p.m. Dinner and entertainment at Branscum Alumni Center ($15 per person)

      For more information contact Contact Ron Evans at
  • 7 p.m. Alumni Association North End Homecoming Street Bash at The Branch new
    • Where: The North End Entertainment District (505 N Muskogee)

      Homecoming's official kick-off party! There is no cover charge for this evening affair. Come enjoy food, fun and entertainment. A DJ will get the party started off right with tunes to get your feet moving. Live bands (Critical Mass and Red Eye Gravy) will take the revelry well into the night.

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  • 7 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Nebraska-Kearney
    • Where: NSU Dan DeLoache Field

Saturday, October 6

  • 8 a.m. Athletic Association Breakfast
    • Where: NSU University Center Rozell Ballroom

      All former athletes, friends and guests will gather to reminisce and recount the glory days. Learn what's new as NSU begins its inaugural march through the MIAA. To purchase tickets or for information, contact NSU Athletics. (918) 444-3900.

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  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble's Discounts & Donuts new
    • Where: NSU RiverHawk Shoppe (University Center)

      A new addition to the Homecoming line-up, this is the perfect opportunity to gear up in green and white for the day's festivities. Big discounts on apparel combined with free coffee and donuts. Proceeds from the day's sales will be donated to support Alumni Association outreach efforts.
  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Capitola "Cappi" Wadley Reading & Technology Center Open House
    • Where: NSU Bagley Hall

      Take a tour of NSU's newest facility and see how this center will support literacy efforts for the area's families and enrich the education experience of NSU's students. You can help with the effort by bringing new or gently used children's books to include in the center's collection.
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sigma Sigma Sigma Reunion
    • 10 a.m. Donuts and juice on the Sigma floor (Northwest Leoser)
      11 a.m. Parade watch party
      12:30 p.m. Tailgating at Doc Wadley Stadium
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delta Zeta Reunion
    • 10 a.m. - Pick up t-shirts at NSU University Center entrance
      11 a.m. - Parade Watch Party(pictures to follow) at NSU Beta Field
      12 p.m. - Tailgating at NSU Doc Wadley Stadium
      5 p.m. - Meet at The Branch

      For more information, contact Amber Helwick at
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lambda Chi Alpha Reunion
    • 11 a.m. - Parade Watch Party at Continuing Education Building Lot (formerly the Visitors Center)
      12 p.m. - Tailgating at NSU Doc Wadley Stadium

      For more information, contact Brian Konieczny at
  • 11 a.m. Homecoming Parade
    • Where: Downtown Tahlequah to NSU

      This Homecoming standard promotes spirit and showcases the creativity of NSU's student organizations, alumni and other community groups. See the distinguished alumni honorees and homecoming royalty candidates make their first appearances.
  • 12 p.m. Reunion Tailgate Party
    • Where: NSU Doc Wadley Stadium

      Bring your grill and favorite game-day fare, and hang out with old friends and meet new ones prior to kick-off.
  • 12 p.m. Alumni Association Life Member Luncheon & Half Century Club Recognition
    • Where: President's Backyard

      President and Mrs. Turner invite the Alumni Association's life members to this exclusive, casual gathering in the backyard of the president's home. Alumni from the Class of 1962 will also be honored. Space is limited so RSVP ASAP.
  • 12 p.m. College of Liberal Arts Tailgate
    • Where: NSU practice field next to Doc Wadley Stadium

      Join us for BBQ and visit with other Liberal Arts alumni and faculty as we celebrate your return to campus! To help us with preparations, please RSVP to
  • 12:30 p.m. Alumni Association Green & White Network Cook-Out
    • Where: NSU Doc Wadley Stadium under the Big Green & White Tent

      Tailgating not your thing? No worries. The Alumni Association board of directors invites you to stop by and enjoy free hot dogs, chips and cookies (while supplies last). sponsored by Sodexo
  • 2 p.m. Football vs. Missouri Western

Alumni Association Honorees

Distinguished Alumni

Image of Joe Gilbert.
Joe Gilbert ('54, '70), Educator, Coach
Image of Willard Jones.
Willard Jones ('73), Philanthropist

Outstanding Young Alumnus

Image of Michael Kayser.
Dr. Michael Kayser ('96), Medical Geneticist

Tahlequah Accommodations

  • Best Western, (918) 458-1818
  • Comfort Inn, (918) 431-0600
  • Holiday Inn Express, (918) 456-7800
  • Oak Hill Inn & Suites, (918) 485-1200
  • Tenkiller Lodge, (918) 453-9000
  • Western Hills Guest Ranch, (918) 772-2545

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