LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will celebrate the old and the new with its fourth annual modern day Homecoming Week on Oct. 16-21.
There are several activities planned for the week, including President Cynthia Pemberton’s investiture and festivities, that celebrate the college’s 125th anniversary. LCSC turned 125 on Jan. 27 of this year. This date marked the official anniversary of Idaho Gov. William J. McConnell authorizing the establishment of Lewiston State Normal School in 1893.
All Homecoming events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Anyone planning to attend one or more events is asked to register. While registration is free, there is an opportunity to purchase LCSC Homecoming T-shirts for $5 apiece during the process. The deadline for ordering a shirt is Oct. 1.
Student activities during the week include a Warrior Flag Find and a Humans vs. Zombies game. The flag event is sponsored by the LCSC Alumni Association, which will hide a flag each day at locations across the campus. The student who located and returns the flag to the alumni office will receive free LCSC apparel. The daily winners will compete on Saturday night for a chance to win a big screen TV. Clues on where to find the flags will be posted on the LCSC Alumni Facebook and Instagram accounts at 9 a.m. each day, starting on Oct. 16.
The Humans vs. Zombies game will take place on campus. Students who play will either be humans or zombies. The zombies will try to capture the humans.
Also during the week, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear Homecoming-themed clothes. The themes are Red Day for Wednesday, Oct. 17, Blue Day for Thursday, Oct. 18, and LCSC Spirit Day to show Warrior Pride on Friday, Oct. 19. Those who participate are encouraged to post photos to Instagram with #LCHOMECOMING125 to win prizes.
Public events kick off Thursday with the LCSC Alumni Awards Celebration at the LCSC Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. There is a 5:30 p.m. social, followed by an awards ceremony at 6 p.m.
Pemberton will be inaugurated as the 16th president of LCSC during an investiture ceremony on Oct. 19 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the college’s Silverthorne Theatre, located inside the Administration Building. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP by Oct. 5.
Following the investiture, there will be a Picnic With the President at noon-1 p.m. at the Student Union Building. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to the free BBQ.
After the BBQ, all are invited outside to the SUB amphitheater for an all campus photo at 1 p.m. Those participating are asked to be there at 12:45 p.m. If inclement weather, the photo will be held inside the LCSC Activity Center on the gym floor.
Several activities are planned for the afternoon of Oct. 19, including kickball games between students and the faculty and staff at LCSC. Those begin at 1:15 p.m. on the lawn next to the LCSC library. Also on the library lawn at 1:15 will be a rock painting session. Participants can paint a rock with LCSC logos/themes and then hide the rock someplace on campus, the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, or beyond.
The LCSC library will hold an open house at 2-4 p.m., and there will be a residence hall tour that starts at 2:30 p.m., starting at the Residence Life office located in the basement of Talkington Hall on the LCSC campus.
The LCSC Nursing & Health Sciences Division will hold a nursing reunion. It begins at 4 p.m. with a reception and a tour of Sacajawea Hall on the LCSC campus. A no-host social follows at 5:30 p.m. at the Williams Conference Center, with dinner at 6 p.m. LCSC institutional historian Steven Branting will give a nursing history presentation during dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $30 per person and the buffet includes broiled salmon and chicken Marsala.
Also that day are some LCSC sporting events. The women’s basketball team will take on Yellowstone Christian College at 2 p.m., while the LCSC women’s volleyball team will play the University of Providence at 7 p.m. Both will be held at the Activity Center and there is free admission to all Homecoming participants who registered. There will be competitions and prize giveaways during the breaks.
A Warrior Warm Up will be held between the two events at 5-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs deck area of the Activity Center. Admission is free for all and there will be prize giveaways.
The final event on Oct. 19 is the Lip Sync Battle, which runs 8:30-9:30 p.m. at the Williams Conference Center. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate in the competition. A panel of judges will determine the winner. The registration deadline is Oct. 17 and is limited to the first 20 acts. To register, email Debbie Kolstad at [email protected].
On Saturday, Oct. 20, there will be several events centered around the LCSC athletic department. It starts with a pre-game breakfast at 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the LCSC Activity Center main concession stand. The breakfast consists of two pancakes and two sausage links for $5.
The LCSC women’s basketball team and Yellowstone Christian play for the second straight day, this time at 10 a.m. in the Activity Center. The women’s volleyball team will take on Montana State-Northern at 2 p.m., and the Warrior men’s basketball team will tangle with Northwest Indian College at 4:30 p.m. All games have free admission to Homecoming participants and concessions will sell hot dogs, soda and popcorn for $1 each.
During the men’s game, the men’s basketball team will hold at Alumni Night. There will be reserved seating for alumni players and they will have a chance to meet with players and coaches following the game. Each alum will receive up to five free tickets for their family as well. To register for the event, contact men’s basketball coach Austin Johnson at either [email protected] or 208-792-2865.
The LCSC golf and baseball teams will hold alumni scrimmages. The men’s and women’s golf teams will play a two-day 54-hole match against alumni teams at the Lewiston Country Club. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. on Oct 20 and 21, and there is free admission. Any former LCSC players who want to be on the alumni team should contact LCSC golf coach Kyla Lien at [email protected] or call 208-761-5667.
The baseball alumni game, which will be seven innings, starts at noon at Harris Field with free admission. Alumni who want to play must register by Oct. 12 with assistant coach Billy Silverstri by emailing [email protected] or calling 208-792-2171. Alumni check-in begins at 11 a.m. at Harris Field and all alums who register will get a free Warrior baseball shirt and lunch following the game.
The Lewis-Clark Valley Loggers football team, which has some LCSC students on it, will face off against Trinity Bible College at 1 p.m. at Bengal Field. Normal admission prices to Logger games apply.
Away from athletic competition, Oct. 20 will feature other events, including an international student alumni brunch at 10 a.m. at the Williams Conference Center. The brunch will feature several guests and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the LCSC International Programs office at 208-792-2177. A social for the international alumni students will be held at 4 p.m. at the home of Kathy Grussing in Lewiston.
A residence hall tour will take place starting at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to meet on the deck on the south side of Talkington Hall.
The big event of the evening is the LCSC Foundation Board’s 125th anniversary celebration, which will be held at the Lewiston Red Lion Hotel’s Seaport Ballroom. Tickets are $62.50 apiece ($125 for two). Doors open at 5 p.m. with a social hour and passed appetizers at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and there is a choice of five entrees.
Saturday’s final event is a performance by hypnotist and magician Chris Jones. His show begins at 8 p.m. at the LCSC Silverthorne Theatre.
Homecoming festivities wrap up on Sunday, Oct. 21, with the second day of the Warrior Alumni golf tournament and the LCSC men’s basketball team facing Northwest Indian College at 2 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center.
For more information on Homecoming events, contact the LCSC Alumni Office at [email protected] or 208-792-2458.