Contestants will compete in five categories: Self-Expression, Q-and-A (Formal Attire), '50s to '60s, '70s to '80s and '90s to today. During the final three segments, students will dress as a celebrity or other recognizable person from that era.
Judges will be present to help select winners.
Curry is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, author, moderator, keynote speaker and presenter. He is known best for his work as editor-in-chief of Emerge, a national news magazine that focused on issues of interest to African Americans from 1989 to 2000.
At 7 p.m., “JCC Wild n' Out” will be held at Meyer Auditorium.
Wild n' Out is a high-energy evening of thumping music, high velocity microphones and student-teams performing live skits in front of an audience filled with their peers. The event promotes student creativity, student spontaneity and student personality.
Dr. Skinner has been a leader with Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1997, and will speak on “The Idea of a Christian College.” He has served as the moderator of the Christian Church in the Southwest and as the Vice Moderator of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition, Dr. Skinner has served on a variety of boards and task forces. He is involved in the ecumenical partnership, Friendship Among Faiths.
At 7:30 p.m., the UNCF Gospel Extravaganza Featuring Area College Choirs, featuring tree college choirs, will be in the Smith-Howard Chapel.
The event will feature special exhibits of East Texas nature photography, including the Jarvis nature trail by Woodrow Starkey. Mr. Starkey will be on hand to discuss his work. Other exhibits from general collections include fishes of East Texas by Jarvis student Idris Fahmi, Butterflies and moths of East Texas by Jarvis Research Associates Robert Nuelle Jr. and Robert Nuelle III.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the President's Inaugural Scholarship 5K Run/Walk on the Jarvis Campus. The race begins at 9 a.m.
Registration is $5 for Jarvis students, $10 for high school and middle school students, $15 for adults and $25 for families of four with an additional $5 per extra member.
At noon, the Blue & Gold Baseball game begins
From 1 to 4 p.m., tailgating will be held in Greek Park.
At 2 p.m., the Jarvis Parade gets under way.