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Alumni and Family Weekend 2007: “There’s No Place Like Homecoming!”

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands’ annual Alumni and Family Weekend will be held the weekend of Oct. 5-7. The theme this year is “There’s no place like Homecoming!” From a rock concert to a carnival to football, there will be something for everyone.

The weekend will begin at 2 p.m. Friday with a free Mini Golf Scramble at the Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center. The Creech Boswell Club and 1957 Class Reunion Dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Inn. At 7:30 p.m., the music department will have a free concert at the Mary McGaw Music Building.

At 9 p.m., student favorite Recycled Percussion, a band that uses trash cans, kitchen sinks, ladders, and anything else as musical instruments, brings their Man vs. Machine Tour to Cumberlands. It has been billed as “one of the most powerful touring shows in the U.S.” This free concert will be held in the Band Practice Field, just west of the Bell Tower on S. Ninth Street.

Saturday morning will begin with the Cumberland Carnival on the lawn of the Hutton School of Business. The carnival features food, games, inflatables, a chili cook-off and more! The carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The football game against Belhaven College will begin at 1:30 p.m. at James H. Taylor, II Stadium. The homecoming court will be presented during halftime of the game.

An alumni dinner for all the honored classes will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Boswell Campus Center. The day will conclude with a free fireworks show presented by Thunder Sam’s Fireworks of Jellico, Tenn. at 8:30 p.m. and later a free viewing of “The Wizard of Oz.”

“Playing off the weekend’s theme, we will be showing the classic film, “The Wizard of Oz” following the fireworks on Saturday night. Come around 8 p.m. to the Band Practice Field and bring a blanket, a lawn chair, or just come as you are to all of the exciting festivities. You will be glad you did!” said Dave Bergman, alumni director.

For ticket information and a full schedule, contact the alumni services office at (606) 539-4167 or visit

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online programs.