CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University is inviting people to 'Come Home to Beaver Country' next week during Homecoming 2015.

Activities begin on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a homecoming carnival in the Memorial Union Quad from noon to 5 p.m. That evening, from 7-8 p.m., Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, will speak at The LaSells Stewart Center on "How Country Music Became America's Popular Music."

On Friday, Oct. 23, some of Oregon State's best and brightest graduates will be honored at the Alumni Fellows and Young Alumni Award Celebration at 5 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. More information and registration details are available at:

Corvallis native and country singer Jackson Michelson will return to his hometown to perform the Homecoming concert on Friday, Oct. 23, beginning at 8 p.m., in the Student Experience Center plaza. He'll be joined by the Grange Hall Drifters.

The homecoming football game between Oregon State and Colorado begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 There will be several tailgating events, including a Beaver Nation tailgater at 4:30 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center for Alumni Association members, and a diversity gathering and tailgating on the Alumni Center lawn at 6:30 p.m.

For a complete list of Homecoming events:

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