VIENNA - Ohio Valley University starting Friday will observe Homecoming Weekend, a celebration of the school's history and heritage.
Hundreds of participants are expected at the school on Friday and Saturday when activities will include the alumni chorus, alumni chapel, sporting events, various group reunions, the alumni awards, the annual campus student-musical comedy extravaganza Expressions!, campus social clubs, the jazz ensemble and OVU's Express.
Expressions! is the annual student variety show. Musical comedy skits, solo performers and the Jazz Ensemble will present evenings of family entertainment.
The theme of Expressions! 2014 is Monster Mash. Performances are open to the public 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Erickson Theatre on the south campus off College Parkway.
"Our talented and creative students really enjoy the friendly competition of this Homecoming tradition," said Laura Hamm, Expressions! director.
Tickets may be reserved by calling or emailing Brenna Smith at 304 865-6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ovu.edu/homecoming.
The schedule is:
* 3 p.m., baseball, home opener with West Virginia Wesleyan College, City Park, Parkersburg
* 7 p.m., Alumni Chorus rehearsal, OVU Music Room
* 7:30 p.m., EXPRESSIONS!, admission adults $8, OVU students and children 12 and younger $5, Erickson Theatre/OVU South Campus
* 9 a.m., registration, Tuttle Lobby/Alumni Gym
* 9 a.m., Reunion Breakfast, OVU Cafeteria
* 10 a.m., Alumni Chapel and Chorus featuring A Cappella Singers and Alumni Chorus, Alumni Gym. Chapel Speaker, David Keller
* 11:30 a.m., OVU Alumni Awards Banquet, Roberts Chapel, featuring: Express
* 1 p.m., lacrosse, OVU vs. Alderson Broaddus, Parkersburg High School Stadium Field, Parkersburg
* 2 p.m., women's basketball game, Lady Scots vs. Central State, Snyder Athletic Center
* 2 p.m., softball game, Lady Scots vs. Central State, Jackson Park, Vienna
* 4 p.m., men's basketball game, OVU vs. Central State, Snyder Athletic Center, Homecoming King and Queen Coronation at Halftime
* 7:30 p.m., EXPRESSIONS!, adults $8, OVU students and children 12 and younger $5, Erickson Theatre - South Campus
For additional information go to ovu.edu/homecoming.