SXU’s Chicago campus welcomes Cougars on Parade 2012

Saint Xavier University invites the community to view artistically decorated Cougar statues as part of the 2012 Homecoming celebration from Mon., Sept. 24 to Sun., Sept. 30.

In homage to Chicago’s world-famous “Cows on Parade” exhibit, SXU staff, faculty, alumni, and student organizations “adopted” fiberglass cougar statues, created by Chicago Fiberglass Works, Inc., and decorated each with a unique theme. Cougars will be on display throughout the Homecoming Week at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., or on the SXU website.

The event will culminate with the “March of the Cougars” at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 29 as SXU cheerleaders, the Paw Prints Dance Team, the SXU Marching Band, and Champ the Cougar mascot lead a procession of Cougar statues around campus. The procession will end at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field, home of the 2011 NAIA National Champion Cougars football team. Statues will be on display until the Homecoming football game at 6 p.m. that evening.

Everyone is welcome to vote online for their favorite Cougar statue at, keyword: cougar vote. Voting begins Mon., Sept. 24 and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Sun., Sept. 30.

This event is sponsored by SXU’s Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. For more information about Homecoming Week and other alumni events, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (773) 298-3316 or