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GLT Datebook: Redbirds Rise at ISU Homecoming

Oct 14, 2017

Illinois State University celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 16-22, with a variety of events to engage the whole community.

  • The theme for ISU Homecoming this year is Building a Legacy.
  • The Uptown tree-lighting ceremony¬†traditionally kicks off Homecoming week.¬† ISU President Larry Dietz and Mayor Chris Koos light the trees in Uptown Normal. The Big Red Marching Machine and the ISU cheerleaders will perform in Uptown Circle.
  • The annual Town and Gown 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk kicks off Saturday at 8 a.m. in front of the Student Fitness Center.
  • That's followed by the Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. If you can't attend, you can watch it on ISU's Facebook page.
  • There's tailgating in various ISU parking lots.
  • Then the big game begins at 2 p.m. The ISU Redbirds take on the South Dakota Coyotes. Go Redbirds!

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