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Football Game, Parade, Gorbachev Speech Highlight UW Homecoming Schedule

September 30, 2011 — "Wanted: Cowboys of the West" is the theme of the 2011 University of Wyoming Homecoming, Oct. 13-15. Activities will include a speech by former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, a dance, a pig roast and the time-honored parade and football game.

For more information on Homecoming events, including a complete schedule, visit or call the Alumni Association at (307) 766-4166. For a schedule of student events, visit or call (307) 766-6340.

Among the highlights:

Thursday, Oct. 13 -- Gov. Matt Mead speaks at the Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation, 3 p.m., College of Arts and Sciences auditorium; UW volleyball vs. TCU, 7 p.m., UniWyo Sports Complex; blast from the past fashion show and 80s-themed Homecoming dance, 8 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Friday, Oct. 14 - Free breakfast on the lawn, 8-10 a.m., Prexy's Pasture; ASUW pig roast, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Simpson Plaza; speech by former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, 3:30 p.m., Arena-Auditorium, free and open to the public; Homecoming Sing, 7 p.m., Arena-Auditorium.

Saturday, Oct. 15 -- Cowboy Walk and Pep Rally, 9:15 a.m., west parking lot, Hilton Garden Inn & UW Conference Center; Homecoming parade, 10 a.m., starts at Ninth and Ivinson Streets; UW football vs. UNLV, noon, War Memorial Stadium; UW volleyball vs. New Mexico, 7 p.m., UniWyo Sports Complex.

UW students had fun riding their float during last year's Homecoming Parade. This year's parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m., one of numerous UW Homecoming activities.

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