Homecoming 2012 Blends Old with New

We are in the midst of Homecoming Week at Michigan Tech, and the venerable favorites have been joined by some new events that organizers hope will become traditions, too.

Rachel Wussow, associate director of student activities, says the new items resulted from student input. “Kickball has replaced powderpuff football for the women and football for the men,” she said. “We are getting more teams, as we feel it is more inclusive, especially for the international students.” Kickball began Sunday and the championship games are tonight at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. at the softball fields. Window painting has changed, too. “We decided to paint the windows at the SDC, to add more spirit for the athletes,” Wussow said. “They came out really nice.”

To view a complete list of all of this week’s activities and events, see Homecoming.

“We’ll have shuttle buses running to help alleviate the congestion, especially with Family Weekend,” Wussow said.

Also part of the festivities is the induction of seven new members into the Huskies Sports Hall of Fame, Friday night. Allison Bailey (Bottoms), Kurt Coduti, Paul Kerrtu, Sandy Johnson, Robert Peterson and Bill Steele are joined by Tech’s first national championship team–the 1961-62 hockey squad. Many members from that team will be on hand for the induction and reunion for the 50th anniversary of their NCAA title.

Saturday includes Huskies football at 1 p.m., with Northwood in town. The king and queen will be announced at halftime. The hockey Huskies face Lake Superior State Saturday night at 7:07 p.m., with the all-important broomball battle for the Alumni Cup following the game.

Published in Tech Today by Dennis Walikainen, senior editor.