UW News

October 19, 2006

Homecoming week kicks off with Dawg Dash

Homecoming activities kick off this weekend on campus. Beginning with the 21st Annual Dawg Dash and culminating in the Homecoming football game between the Huskies and Arizona State, Homecoming 2006 runs from Oct. 22-29 and is packed with Husky spirit and rousing activities.

The centerpiece is the Homecoming Rally, in which Husky fans from all over converge on Red Square on Friday night, Oct. 27. This year’s rally will be emceed by KJR-AM radio personality Dave “Softy” Mahler. It will feature food, fun giveaways, the announcement of the Homecoming Court, the introduction of the Dawg Dash winners, performances by the Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad and a pep talk from Coach Tyrone Willingham.

For more information about Homecoming, visit www.uwalum.com

Events Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 19: Jackson School Alumni Club presentation, “Countries in Conflict: Living, Working and Traveling Amidst Political Turmoil,” 7 p.m., UW Alumni House, 1415 N.E. 45th Street, Seattle.

Friday, Oct. 20: Slavic Homecoming, 7 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st Street, Seattle.

Saturday, Oct. 21: UW Bothell Computing and Software Systems 10th Anniversary Celebration, 3 p.m., North Creek Café, UW Bothell

Sunday, Oct. 22: Dawg Dash, 9:30 a.m., Husky Stadium. Post-Dash bash, 10 a.m., Husky Stadium.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Information School MSIM Alumni Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave., Seattle.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Your UW Career Homecoming, 5 p.m., Hotel Deca (formerly University Tower Hotel), 4507 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., Seattle.

Friday, Oct. 27: Homecoming Kickoff, 6 p.m., Mary Gates Hall; Husky Fever Hall of Fame banquet, 7 p.m., Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave., Seattle; Homecoming Rally, 8 p.m., “Red Square”

Saturday, Oct. 28: Multicultural Alumni Partnership Bridging the Gap Breakfast, 8 a.m., HUB Ballroom; UW vs. Arizona State, 12:30 p.m., Husky Stadium; UW Student Dawg Sleds: Come see everyday Costco handcarts transformed by student groups to reflect Husky Pride.

Sunday, Oct. 29: Purple and Gold Society Luncheon featuring Bonnie Dunbar, ’71, ’75, noon, Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 E. Hamlin Street, Seattle.

Friday, Nov. 3: College of Forest Resources Alumni Association’s Annual Banquet, 6 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st Street, Seattle.