Three things to know today

Football pep rally

It’s Bear Down Friday! The home game activities kick off with games, prizes, discounts, live music by the UA marching band and a performance by the UA cheerleaders. The event runs from 4-7 p.m. at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard. For more information, call 622-8613.

Student showcase

Applications for research proposals for Student Showcase, a display of student research and creative projects, are due today. The projects will be displayed during Homecoming Weekend Nov. 2-3. To submit an application, go to the Graduate and Professional Student Council Web site,, or call 626-7526.

Got the late-night munchies? Try DHOP

The Tri-Delta sorority, 1541 E. Second St., on the corner of East Second Street and North Cherry Avenue, is holding a pancake fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event begins at 11 tonight and lasts until 3 a.m. Entry is $5 at the door.