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Monday, September 19, 2011

Let them eat cake!

If Marie Antoinette were a student at Emory, I think she'd be pleased with this year's Homecoming Week.

You see, this year we're celebrating the 175th anniversary of this fine institution--in other words, Emory's turning 175 and it's party time!

And to celebrate Emory's "Super Sweet 175th Birthday," the Student Programming Council (SPC) is bringing cake...and lots of it.

Here's a run down of where the cake will be this week (and where it might not be, but we hope you'll still come!):

Tomorrow, Homecoming officially kicks off with a fireworks show on McDonough Field. Bring a blanket and a friend or two for some music and cake. Fireworks go off at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays are always "wonderful" at Emory but this one's going to be even better with more cake (this one's decked out a la Cake Boss style), cupcake decorating and an ice cream truck, all on Asbury Circle from 11:30a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday night, enjoy the comedic styling of Jo Koy. You may recognize the name from "Chelsea Lately." He often appears on her show, but if you don't, here's a sampling.

On Thursday, we welcome back the second-annual Homecoming Carnival on Asbury Circle. You can expect turbo tubs, inflatables, a photo booth, popcorn, cotton candy, and much more. Cliche? Maybe. Perfect for Emory Homecoming Week? Definitely.

Saturday is the mother of all Homecoming events for the week. It starts at noon with the traditional Homecoming parade (the biggest showing of Emory spirit in my opinion!), followed by the tailgate and men's soccer game against Berry College! Then stick around for the Homecoming concert on McDonough Field featuring Five for Fighting. You may have heard their hit singles "100 Years," "Superman," or "Chances."

There's also a smattering of lectures, tours, celebrations and reunions throughout the weekend. You can check out the complete list of these right here.

If that's not enough cake for you, there will be plenty of food to keep you going through the fabulous marathon that is Homecoming Week.

See you there!

--Lindsey Bomnin 12C, EAA communications intern

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