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CU celebrates homecoming 2014

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Bulldogs host "Pink Out" Saturday vs. Campbellsville
LEBANON -- Cumberland University is inviting alumni, friends and neighbors to "Come Back to Cumberland" as it celebrates its annual homecoming with an array of events and festivities scheduled for this week and throughout the weekend.

The schedule of homecoming events kicks off on Thursday, when the university's Adams Gallery will host an art exhibit by the Macon County Art Association. The exhibit will be on display throughout the day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday will also see the CU women's soccer team square off against Asbury College at Lindsey Donnell Stadium at 2 p.m.

As the weekend gets rolling on Friday evening, the celebration will continue with a 6 p.m. CU volleyball match-up against Tennessee Temple in the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. A softball silent auction and dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel, and tickets to the auction and dinner are $15. Then, at 7 p.m., the university will host a "Party on the Patio" of the Catron Alumni House. The party is open to all classes and will include a 10-year reunion for the class of 2004.

Saturday will be packed with events, starting at 8:30 a.m. with a Baseball Alumni Breakfast at the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility and 10 a.m. reunions for the classes of 1989 and 1964. At 10:30 a.m., Stockton Field will play host to a baseball alumni game.

At 11 a.m., just as tailgating for the Bulldogs' homecoming contest against Campbellsville University begins in the east parking lot of historic Nokes-Lasater Field, the CU Office of Greek Affairs will hold an Active/Alumni Chili Cook-Off with donations being collected to determine the winner and proceeds to be donated to the CU St. Jude "Give Thanks" Walk.

Additional events during the tailgating festivities will bring awareness to and highlight other opportunities for cancer-related charities such as St. Jude's Children's Hospital. T-shirts will be available to the public at the stadium for a minimum $5 donation. Friends and alumni who wish to join Team Cumberland for the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk can visit stjude.org/CumberlandU.

Kick-off for the homecoming football game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater, and the CU Department of Athletics and the Division of Student Development encourage all fans to wear pink in honor of remembrance of those with cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For more information about homecoming activities, contact Jonathon Hawkins at 615-547-1239 or jlhawkins@cumberland.edu.

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