The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University announces its 2010 Homecoming calendar of events.

The scheduled events, which will kick off on Friday, Oct. 22, and continue through Saturday, offer a mix of activities for adults, families and children:

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

• Homecoming Parade, 6:30 p.m., High Street

• Homecoming Reception, 7:30-9 p.m., Clarion Hotel Morgan, High Street

Alumnus Augustine Osman will be honored with the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award at the reception.

• “Origins of Life,” 7 p.m., Tomchin Planetarium, 425 Hodges Hall

• “Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity,” 8 p.m., Tomchin Planetarium, 425 Hodges Hall

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

• Sixteenth Annual Homecoming Lecture Series and Brunch, 8:45 – 10:30 a.m., Brooks Hall

Lectures will be held on the first floor and run simultaneously. They include:

“Fossil Energy: The Bridge to the Green Future,” Tim Carr, Marshall S. Miller Energy Professor of Geology

“The Stories We Live By,” John Ernest, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature

“Communicating for the Cause: How to Make Friends and Influence People,” Keith Weber, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

“Redefining ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil’ to Build Better Teams,” Maja Husar Holmes, Assistant Professor of Public Administration

“Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Researching Environmental Problems in West Virginia and Beyond,” Bill Peterjohn, Professor of Biology

Brunch follows the lectures at 10 a.m.

All receptions and lectures are free and open to the public. Information about registration and complete descriptions of each lecture are online at

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