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Alumni are invited to attend the Hens Halloween Hoopla event on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Bob Carpenter Center.

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Alumni invited to attend Hens Halloween Hoopla basketball event


9:18 a.m., Oct. 18, 2013--Hens Halloween Hoopla, a free family-friendly event with the Blue Hens basketball teams, will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Bob Carpenter Center and University of Delaware alumni are invited to attend.

The event will feature fun, prizes and a chance to meet and greet the members of the 2013-14 basketball teams.

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The event and parking is free with doors to the pre-event Halloween Fun Zone, complete with inflatables, set to open at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7.

Among the highlights will be inflatables, a Halloween costume contest with prizes, spirit team performances, introductions, a meet and greet, and skill contests by the 2013-14 basketball team members.

Also there will be question and answer sessions with UD head coaches Tina Martin and Monté Ross, and appearances by YoUDee and Baby Blue.

The Bob Carpenter Center concessions will be open for fans to purchase food and drinks.

Practice is already underway for both squads as they prepare for promising seasons and the chance to capture the Colonial Athletic Association championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. 

The Blue Hen women are looking to capture their third straight league title. Both teams are expected to be picked near the top of the standings when the pre-season coaches poll are announced at the annual CAA Media Day in Baltimore on Oct. 22.

For alumni registration, see the UDconnection web page.

Other alumni activities are as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m.: New Castle County Alumni Club Welcomes Class of 2013. Join alumni at 1984, Wilmington's hottest new taproom and arcade, for drinks, food and fun to welcome the newest UD graduates of the Class of 2013.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.: Operations Management Alumni-Senior Connections Dinner. All Operations Management seniors and alumni are invited to attend this fourth annual dinner to network and share job prospects.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.: Happy Hour with the Philadelphia Alumni Club. Join Blue Hens for happy hour with the Philadelphia Alumni Club at Kildare's in Manayunk.

Monday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m.: CEOE Alumni Gathering at Geological Society of America Meeting. Join faculty and alumni of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment for a special gathering in Denver, Colo.

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism: Abraham Foxman, national director,  Anti-Defamation League. "Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism: 100 Years of Experience and Still Learning," with Abraham Foxman, national director. Anti-Defamation League, is presented by the Kristol Center for Jewish Life/Hillel Foundation and Jewish Studies.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.: New York/New Jersey Halloween cruise. Blue Hens from northern New Jersey, New York City and Long Island will celebrate Halloween on the East and Hudson rivers aboard the Cabana yacht.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m.: "Education to Employment:" President's Leadership Series featuring Mona Mourshed. Mourshed, director of Global Education Practice, McKinsey and Company, presents "Education to Employment." Reception to follow.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.: Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series: Tim Barringer. Enjoy a lecture on UD’s Newark campus by Tim Barringer, the Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and senior fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.: Princeton Art Museum. Kelly Baum, a UD alumna and Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton Art Museum, will discuss the upcoming exhibition "New Jersey as Non-Site"

Thursday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m.: John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture and reception. Alumni are invited to hear visiting scholars address the issue of communicating the science of climate change during a presentation at the Trabant University Center Theatre.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.: Battle of the Blues: Philabundance Challenge. Join fellow Blue Hens as they take on Villanova alumni in the annual Battle of the Blues food sorting contest at Philabundance. Following, there will be lunch and games at Chickie’s and Pete’s Play2.

The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes and thanks the UD Alumni Association for its support of several of these events.

Photo by Mark Campbell

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