September 28, 2010

Student Center plans special Homecoming tailgate

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Student Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will sponsor a 50th Anniversary Homecoming Tailgate on Oct. 9.

The homecoming tailgate tent will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of the Student Center. Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy free food and games and visit with friends old and new. Pick up 50th anniversary memorabilia and other fun giveaways, too. The J. Brown Band will provide its jazzy, bluesy eclectic brand of musical entertainment.

Upon request, you can also enjoy a tour of the Student Center. Originally dedicated June 10, 1961, the Student Center has been a central component of campus ever since. A significant expansion and renovation project in the early 1970s led to increased services to the SIUC community. During the coming months, a variety of anniversary events will celebrate 50 years of programming and services at the SIUC Student Center.

For more information, visit the website at or call 618/453-3401.