Homecoming Parade Marshal and details announced

Julia Bruce, a beloved friend and retiree of Indiana State University will be front and center of one of the most beloved events for ISU and the community, the Homecoming Parade.

Bruce spent four decades at Indiana State and is the longest-standing Administrative Assistant of the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center. She was brought on staff right after high school by Mr. Charlie Brown himself in 1981.

Aside from her admin duties, Bruce was an instrumental component of growth for students frequenting the cultural center, serving as advisor to the Black Student Union, Sisters Too, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Ebony Majestic Choir; she even served as Director for a time.

Bruce, also known as Ju-Ju by her student staff, was the coordinator of the Minority Work Program, renamed Mentoring Assistance Prospective Scholars in the 90’s, and of the Ms. Ebony Pageant for 25 years.

She retired from Indiana State University in May of 2023, however, her legacy will remain for years to come through the stories of Black Alumni throughout her career.

Homecoming Events:

We are excited to kick off a week of festivities for one of Indiana State University’s most beloved traditions, Homecoming! We hope to see you there, go Sycamores!

October 16—Homecoming Bleed Blue Blood Drive

HMSU, Dede II/III • 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

October 17—Homecoming Bleed Blue Blood Drive

HMSU, Dede II/III • 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

October 17—Sycamores Sync/Sessions

Hulman Center • 7:00-9:00 p.m.

October 18—Blue Light Party

HMSU, West Pay Lot • 7:00-10:00 p.m.

October 19—Casino Night

Dede I/II/III • 7:00-10:00 p.m.

October 20—Black Alumni Networking Panel

AACC Multipurpose Room • 12:00-2:00 p.m.

October 20—NPHC Stroll Off

Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium • 7:00-10:30 p.m.

October 20—Trike Derby

Rec East • 4:00-6:00 p.m.

October 21—Homecoming Parade

Downtown Terre Haute • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

October 21—Homecoming Tailgating

Memorial Stadium • 11:00 a.m.

October 21—Indiana State University vs. South Dakota

Memorial Stadium • 1:00 p.m.

October 21—Black Alumni Reception

AACC Multipurpose Room • 6:00-8:00 p.m.