Homecoming weekend is in full swing on and around the Emporia State campus.
Phi Delta Theta Pole Sit
The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is, once again, conducting its annual pole sit at 12th and Commercial. The fraternity is raising money for the SOS shelter, and fraternity president Garion Masterson says the Phi Delts take a lot of pride in their work for SOS.
The pole sit wraps up around noon Saturday, shortly before the No. 23 Hornet football team kicks off against Southwest Baptist at 2:37 pm.
Former first lady returns
Former first lady Virginia Visser has been on campus as well, partaking in the 150th anniversary celebrations after ending her tenure in 1985.
Visser said she still feels right at home at ESU.
Rich surprised by Davis gift in his name to School of Business
The School of Business has been celebrating a donation to the Now and Forever fundraising campaign. The $100,000 "leadership gift" from Emporians Dale and Carolyn Davis is honoring longtime accounting professor Dr. John Rich. Davis says Rich is more than deserving of the honor.
Rich, a professor at ESU since 1968, tells KVOE News he had no idea the gift was coming.
The gift will support marketing initiatives, including traditional means such as viewbooks, pamphlets and newsletters, along with other options including online efforts.
Big weekend planned
Speaking of the football game, between the first and second quarter there will be a special unveiling of the John Baxter Athletic Training Facility -- honoring longtime trainer John "Doc" Baxter.
Among the activities on tap for the weekend include concerts -- Green River Ordinance playing at the Memorial Union at 5:30 pm and the Logan Mize-Russell Dickerson concert at the Granada at 8 pm. Sunday activities include the Alpha Sigma Alpha chili feed from 11 am to 7 pm.
For information on Homecoming activities, go online to www.emporia.edu/homecoming.
KVOE News reporters Chuck Samples and AJ Dome contributed to this report.