LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2010) – Homecoming weekend is rapidly approaching and Wildcats are gearing up for a full weekend of events with a Homecoming concert that is sure to be memorable for decades to come!
Today, recording sensations Jason Derulo and B.o.B., along with special guest Playboy Trey, will perform for a sold out Memorial Coliseum crowd. The show begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. This is the first Homecoming concert in several years; a tradition that host, the Student Activities Board, hopes to continue.
Atlanta native B.o.B (aka Bobby Ray), at age 21 has already released three albums. His latest release, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," features chart topping anthems like “Airplanes,” “Nothing On You” and “Magic.” He has worked with popular artists like Haley Williams (of Paramore), Eminem, Lupe Fiasco and T.I. and is opening for Jay-Z and Eminem on their upcoming tour.
Jason Derulo struck gold with his first album "Jason Derülo." His hits “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo” are all over the radio. He has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) in the Best New Artist category and performed at the VMAs on Sunday, Sept. 12. Derulo is a legitimate triple threat as a singer, songwriter and dancer.
Other Thursday events include:
College of Arts and Sciences Film Series – "Story Four: Fair Play (1958–1981)" of "Have You Heard From Johannesburg."
3:30–5:30 p.m. and 7– 9 p.m., 213 Kastle Hall
Academy Award nominated director Connie Field presents a compelling story about the international sports boycott of South Africa. A panel discussion on human rights, race and sports, anchored by Lexington Herald-Leader sports reporter Chip Cosby, will follow. The film is part of a year-long initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences focused on "South Africa and Kentucky: Different Lands, Common Ground." This event is free and open to the public.
Career Transitions and Job Search Strategies
6–8 p.m., James W. Stuckert Career Center
Hear a panel of executive recruiters and human resources professionals answer questions and give advice about career changes and job search strategies. After the program, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and casual networking with fellow alumni. Registration is $5 for UK Alumni Association members, $8 for nonmembers. Visit www.ukalumni.net to register.
Voting for Homecoming King and Queen
All day, online at www.uksab.org/homecoming
Students, today is the last full day to vote for Homecoming king and queen. Voting closes at noon Friday, Oct. 22. Visit www.uksab.org/homecoming to vote; you will need your link blue ID and password to cast your ballot.
For a complete list of Homecoming events, visit www.ukhomecoming.com.
Homecoming 2010: Wildcats Roaring Through the Decades is brought to you by the Student Homecoming Coalition and the UK Alumni Association.