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10-18-2011


Virgil and Rayford to Perform at UC

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) will be hosting Homecoming “Thriller” Weekend on Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th. At many of the events, those in attendance will get to enjoy the sounds and tunes of Virgil Bowlin (class of ’97) and Rayford Watts (class of ’63).

The musical duo will provide musical sounds from the hills and hollers of Eastern Kentucky. They will be performing on Friday, October 28, at the Creech-Boswell Club and 1961 class reunion dinner at 4:30 pm at the Cumberland Inn. On Saturday, October 29, they will perform at the Cumberlands Carnival from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Briar Creek Park and at the Alumni Dinner from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the T.J. Roberts Dining Hall.

The carnival is free of charge to all those wishing to enjoy some of Eastern Kentucky’s finest musicians while the dinners require pre-paid registration. After enjoying the musical talents of Virgil and Rayford, walk on over to James H. Taylor, II Stadium to watch the Patriots football team compete against Belhaven College at 1:30 p.m. where admission prices are waived in exchange for two canned goods to help feed the community this holiday season.

All Cumberlands alumni should register at the Smiddy Building at the north entrance when they arrive on campus. Registrants can vote for Alumni Board members and become eligible for prizes. Registration will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees; more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.