Every year at the University of Indianapolis one week stands out above the rest. Homecoming week is dedicated to showing school spirit and pride in the UIndy football team. The faculty and students at UIndy set up all the different events for the students to get involved around campus.
This year’s theme was Cirque Du UIndy. Throughout the week, there were activities around campus and free food, candy and more given out in the Schwitzer Student Center. Each day also had a highlighted event, such as Homecoming Movie Night, the ComedySportz match, Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Plain White T’s.
The university hosted a free lunch in the Schwitzer Student Center, which consisted of hamburgers, hotdogs, beans and others before the Pep Rally in the atrium on Monday, Oct. 20. The featured event of the day was Homecoming Movie Night, which featured “Oz the Great and Powerful,” a prequel to the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” The movie stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.
There were giveaways inside Schwitzer on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The highlighted event was the ComedySportz match.
ComedySportz is an improv group that performs on Mass Ave. Although it is not a club at UIndy, UIndy students. are involved.
The match consisted of two teams competing to see which had the best improvisation of suggestions from the audience. Mimicking other sports, they competed with a referee and for, as the ComedySportz group put it, a “meaningless trophy.” Senior human biology major Anthony Glidewell said he enjoyed the event.
“ The show was one of the coolest and most hilarious events I have attended in my years at UIndy,” he said. “I hope they have more events like ComedySportz in the future.”
“This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe,” with Neil deGrasse Tyson, was the big event on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Tyson an internationally known astrophysicist, delivered a lecture in Nicoson Hall. Tyson’s presentation lasted nearly three hours and drew more than 4,000 people.
The Plain White T’s concert and This Wild Life performed in Nicoson Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23. The concert drew a crowd of students, staff and others. Freshman Harrison Silcox was surprised by the performance.
“ Overall, the Plain White T’s put on a great show,” he said. “I was impressed.”