Baylor Celebrates 100th Homecoming With Pigskin RevueOct. 21, 2009
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The Baylor University family will celebrate Baylor's Homecoming with Pigskin Revue, which features the top eight acts from All University Sing, a Baylor tradition that allows student organizations to showcase their musical talents and dancing skills.
Pigskin will begin Thursday, Oct. 22, with a performance at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall. On Friday, Oct. 23, the shows will take place at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The final performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Each evening's performance will be hosted by Blair Browning, a 1995 Baylor alumnus and assistant professor in communication studies.
The acts from All-University Sing that are invited to perform during Pigskin include Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Omega Tau, Kappa Sigma and Sing Alliance.
First place was awarded to Delta Delta Delta for their act "Fresh Pickens," second place was awarded to Kappa Omega Tau's "Steppin' To The Bad Side" and third place was awarded to Sing Alliance for their act "A Latte Love."
During the first weekend of Sing in February, the audience is allowed to vote for People's Choice Awards. Pigskin contenders that received People's Choice were Kappa Omega Tau for "Best Choreography," Delta Delta Delta for "Best Costumes," Sing Alliance for "Best Music Selection" and Alpha Tau Omega for "Best Theme Development."
Tickets for the Thursday night performance are available by calling the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office at (254) 710-3210. All other shows are sold out.
Special presentations also will be made during the Pigskin performances. The Baylor Chamber of Commerce will announce the Homecoming Queen and Her Court during Thursday's club night performance.
The Baylor Alumni Association will honor the Outstanding Young Alumni in a special presentation at the 6:30 p.m. performance on Friday, Oct. 23. This year's recipients include: Dr. Sarah Brosnan of Decatur, Ga.; Dr. Michael Lindsay of Bellaire, Texas; Rick Tullis of Woodway, Texas; and Dr. Kenyon Wilson of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Pigskin Revue was established in 1958 by Marie Mathis, director of the Student Union Building, who also founded All University Sing as a way to increase the quality of Sing acts and to showcase winners from the previous year. The top eight Sing acts are awarded $1,000 in prize money and invited back to perform during Homecoming weekend.
Baylor student organizations have already begun preparations for All University Sing 2010, which will be held Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 25-27. Tickets will be available to students, faculty and staff Jan. 21 and open to the general public Jan. 22.
For more information regarding Pigskin Revue or All University Sing, please contact the department of student activities at (254) 710-2371.
by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805