Monday, October 17, 2011

UIS celebrates Homecoming 2011

The UIS community showed off their Prairie Star pride during Homecoming 2011. The theme for this year’s celebration, which was held Oct. 10-15, was “We Bleed Blue”.

Participants packed the campus for the annual Homecoming Parade, BBQ and the men’s and women’s soccer games on Friday, Oct. 14. Saturday featured the annual 5K Run/Walk, service event, luncheon, and more.

The U-Help, I-Help Springfield Service Event was held at St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield. It’s UIS’ traditional way to end the week by giving back to the community.

Members of the Prairie Stars 1986 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship team were honored during the Saturday luncheon. The day ended with the annual UIS Students vs. Alumni/Faculty/Staff Basketball game.

Earlier in the week a Homecoming Pep Rally was held, followed by Spirit Games throughout the week, a homecoming dance and much more.

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