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Centennial Finale Weekend

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Arkansas Tech University will welcome alumni and friends to campus this weekend as it closes the celebration of its centennial.

The festivities begin on Friday, April 29, with a Centennial Convocation in Tucker Coliseum.  The convocation is set to begin at 10 a.m., and several Arkansas Tech officials will address those in attendance.

Following the convocation, those visiting the Arkansas Tech campus will be able to tour the Arkansas Tech Museum from 1-4 p.m.  Additionally, the artistic efforts of Arkansas Tech senior art students will be on display in the Norman Hall Art Gallery beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns softball team will try to clinch its third Gulf South Conference West Division title in the last four years over the weekend. They will begin their four-game series against Christian Brothers at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex. Admission will be free.

The celebration will continue with a Celebration of College of Applied Sciences from 3-4 p.m., which will include tours of the College of Applied Sciences facilities.

At 4 p.m. each department within the College of Applied Sciences will host its end of year awards ceremony before a College of Applied Sciences Dinner, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Saturday afternoon, April 30, there will be an all baseball alumni reunion and a special recognition for the 50th anniversary of the 1961 baseball team. These festivities will take place at Tech Field during the Arkansas Tech baseball game versus Harding University. First pitch is set for noon. Admission will be free.

Also at noon on Saturday, the Golden Suns softball team will wrap up its series against Christian Brothers with a doubleheader at the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex.

At 2 p.m., the Department of Music will host a reading session for band and choir alumni.  The Department of Music will also host a get together at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Point Conference Center.  For $15, those attending will enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres and the opportunity to reconnect with other alumni of the Tech music program.

Beginning Sunday, May 1, the community will gather for a brunch in the Chambers East Banquet Hall.  The cost to attend the brunch is $11 for adults and $5 for children.  Organizers say the brunch will feature a variety of breakfast favorites and will include a carving station, a waffle station and an omelet station.

The Wonder Boys baseball team will conclude its series with the Harding Bisons with a single game beginning at noon Sunday at Tech Field.

The finale weekend will conclude with a combined band and choir concert.  The free concert is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Building Auditorium.

See the complete schedule.

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