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Hatter Homecoming 2012 Nov. 2-4

Stetson University will celebrate its first fall Homecoming in 50 years, Nov. 2-4, in anticipation of the return of football to Stetson. Greenfeather, a long-time community engagement tradition at Stetson, in which many student organizations on campus participate in events to raise funds for local non-profit organizations, is in progress this week as well.

To view the Homecoming schedule, visit Stetson’s Homecoming website at: http://www.stetson.edu/administration/alumni/homecoming/schedule.php.

In addition to many activities scheduled specifically for Hatter alumni, the Homecoming schedule includes several options open to the public. Stetson’s Theatre Arts production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opens Thursday evening, Nov. 1, at Stetson’s “Second Stage,” at the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. It runs Nov. 1, 2, and 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., as well as the following weekend, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. (The full website for this production is at http://www.stetson.edu/today/2012/10/tony-award-winning-musical-comes-to-stetsons-second-stage-theatre/)

The comedy show, starring “Whose Line is it Anyway” improv stars, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2. http://www.stetson.edu/today/2012/10/whose-line-is-it-anyway-improv-stars-to-perform-at-stetsons-homecoming/  This show is free and open to the public, although all attendees must register for a ticket on Stetson’s Homecoming online page, at www.stetson.edu/homecoming.

The Stetson University Opera Scenes will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening, Nov. 2, at the Athens Theater, located at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. This will be a gala evening of opera scenes celebrating the many scenes of love, the most powerful of emotions. Tickets are $10-adults; $8-seniors; $5-students. Stetson faculty, staff and students with IDs and Concert Series Cards are complimentary admission. Call Stetson’s School of Music for reservations and more information at (386) 822-8950.