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Beyond the Watch Party

Alumni Association chapters are gathering on other themes.

Although Mizzou Alumni Association members are famous for gathering to watch Tiger sporting events, chapters plan many gatherings on
other themes:

• Arts, anyone? In 2013, the Denver chapter partnered with the College of Arts and Science to host an event at the Denver Art Museum in connection with an exhibit about Vincent Van Gogh. In a similar partnership, the St. Louis chapter held Mizzou Night at the Opera for a performance of the Magic Flute at the St. Louis Repertory Theatre. Both events included time for alumni to socialize.

• Feb. 11 is Founders Day, which commemorates passage of legislation making land-grant universities possible. Alumni chapters across the country take this opportunity to gather. The Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, chapter invites a campus guest to speak to local alumni, and other groups have been known to order in Shakespeare’s pizza.

• Several chapters mix it up with other SEC alumni groups at tailgates, but the New York City chapter throws down the intellectual gauntlet by challenging alumni of the upcoming football opponent to a trivia competition a few days ahead of the game.

• Chapters are hosting family-friendly events. For instance, the St. Louis chapter’s Mizzou Day at the Pumpkin Patch included pumpkin-picking and a tent with Mizzou treats, giveaways and photos.