Western raises the steaks for homecoming kickoff

Western University will welcome alumni from across Canada and around the world this weekend (September 18-21) for Homecoming 2014.

Media are invited to attend a special cowboy breakfast launch event on Thursday, September 18 at 10am at Lone Star Texas Grill (660 Richmond St.), where representatives from Western Alumni, the University Students’ Council and Western University will serve up steak and eggs to spur on a weekend of festivities.

A full slate of activities are planned across Western’s campus and at affiliated university colleges.

Highlights of Homecoming 2014 include:

40th Annual Alumni Awards of Merit Dinner

Western honours exceptional alumni at a gala dinner hosted by President Amit Chakma on September 19 at 5:30pm at The Great Hall

Mustang Cookout

On September 20 from 11am-2pm, Western alumni and their families and friends are invited to enjoy festivities and a BBQ lunch in the green space adjacent to the South Valley parking lot. Kickoff of the Western Mustangs Football game vs The University of Toronto Varsity Blues at TD Stadium is at 1pm.

Degrees of Uncertainty

On September 21 at 10am at the Paul Davenport Theatre in Talbot College, Paul Kennedy from CBC’s ideas leads a panel discussion with Western faculty, staff and alumni discussing why university degrees are still worth the investment and what innovations are guaranteeing the value of a degree in tomorrow’s world. For a complete lineup of Homecoming events, please visit www.alumni.westernu.ca/connect/homecoming

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111 ext. 85283, sledgley@uwo.ca


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