Joplin, MO (SNS) – Missouri Southern is ready to “Bring Home the Pride” for the Homecoming 2015 celebration.

From annual traditions such as the campus picnic, royalty coronation and Homecoming parade to a performance by comedian Alingon Mitra and a dance party, there are activities for students, Lions fans and the community to enjoy.

Other events planned next week include the continuation of the International Film Festival, a presentation on modern Spanish literature and performances of “Carmen” by the Heartland Opera Theatre.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

“Spirit of the Beehive”: 7 p.m., Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. The 1973 film is set after the end of the Spanish Civil War and follows a young girl who enters deeply into nightmares and fantasies. Not rated.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Modern Spanish Literature: 9 a.m., Phelps Theatre. Members of the English Department faculty will share examples of important literature from 1898 through how democratic influence shaped literature after Franco’s era.

Major & Minor Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., second floor of Billingsly Student Center. Students will be able to explore different career options during the event sponsored by Advising, Counseling and Testing Services.

Alington Mitra: 7 p.m., Corely Auditorium in Webster Hall. The comedian has been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Conan” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Thursday, Oct. 22

Live DJ Party: 7 to 10 p.m., Student Life Center. Students will enjoy a “silent party” with competing DJ sets transmitted over wireless headphones.

Friday, Oct. 23

Keifer Thompson in conversation: 10 a.m., Corley Auditorium. Thompson, one half of the country duo Thompson Square and this year’s Outstanding Alumnus, will participate in a moderated discussion about his career.

Homecoming Picnic: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Oval. Free for campus community with ID, $6.50 for the public.

Royalty Coronation: Noon, on the Oval.

All Alumni Awards Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Twin Hills Country Club. Cost is $25. Details: 417-659-5466.

Volleyball vs. Missouri Western: 7 p.m., Robert Young Gymnasium.

“Carmen”: 7:30 p.m., Taylor Performing Arts Center. Presented by the Heartland Opera Theater, tickets are $30 or $25 in advance; student tickets are $10. Details: 417-782-4953.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Homecoming Parade: 11:30 a.m., on campus.

Pre-game Tailgate: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center.

Kinsey Sadler Concert: 1 p.m., south side of Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Presented as part of the AMI Concert Series.

MSSU Lions vs. Lindenwood: 2:30 p.m., Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

Sunday, Oct. 25

“Carmen”: 2:30 p.m., Taylor Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, call 417-782-4953.

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