College of the Ozarks to Celebrate Homecoming 2011
By: Sarah Unruh

College of the Ozarks will kick off its 2011 Homecoming celebration, themed “Life is Good…to be continued,” Thursday, November 3. Events run through Sunday, November 6. Alumni and the public are invited to participate in and/or observe many activities, including a 5K run/walk, basketball games, student activity booths and the C of O Homecoming Parade.

“The concept behind “Life is Good…to be continued” is that life is good here at College of the Ozarks, and life is good after graduation,” said C of O Alumni Director Angela Williamson. “We have much to be thankful for and we want this year’s theme to reflect an optimistic outlook on life in general.”

The C of O Lady Bobcats will take on Lindenwood University, Fri. Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Keeter Gymnasium. The C of O Men’s Basketball Team will play Hannibal-LaGrange University, Saturday Nov. 5, at 3:15 p.m. in the Keeter Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend both of these games; tickets may be purchased at the box office.

Events on Saturday, Nov. 5, such as the 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. and the student activity booths open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., are open to the public. The 5K entry fee is $20, and applications are available at For questions on the run/walk, please contact Assistant Professor of Physical Education Don Hoeck at (417) 690-2571.

Those who cannot attend the morning Homecoming events are welcome to come to the Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, and will take place along Opportunity Ave.

“Homecoming is a wonderful time to unite past and present students,” says senior English major Lindsey Hardin. “It celebrates C of O’s history, and I love getting to hear the alumni stories from when they went to college here.”

For more information regarding the Homecoming 2011 events, please contact the College of the Ozarks Alumni Office at (417) 690-2208. To see a complete list of events for Alumni, visit

2011 Homecoming Schedule of Events
“Life is Good… to be continued”

Thursday, November 3
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Alumni Registration, Alumni Center
8 p.m. Homecoming Queen Coronation, Jones Auditorium

Friday, November 4
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Alumni Registration, Alumni Center
10 a.m. Alumni Golf Game – Murder Rock Golf Course
7 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Lindenwood University, Keeter Gymnasium

Saturday, November 5
7 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Keeter Gymnasium
8 a.m. Alumni Breakfast, Dobyns Dining Room, The Keeter Center (tickets required)
9 a.m. Alumni Association Annual Meeting, Royal Oak Forum, The Keeter Center
9 a.m.-noon Alumni Registration, Good Memorial Center & Alumni Center
10 a.m. Student Activity Booths Open, Activities Field
1 p.m. Alumni Memorial Service, Williams memorial Chapel
2 p.m. C of O Parade, Opportunity Ave.
3 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University, Keeter Gymnasium
6 p.m. Alumni Banquet and Meritorious Awards Recognition, Youngman
Agricultural Center (tickets required)

Sunday, November 6
11 a.m. Chapel Service, Williams Memorial Chapel

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