Anderson University welcomes alumni, family and friends back home this weekend for fun and fellowship at Homecoming 2001, titled "Under Construction," October 19-20, 2001. "We’re looking forward to hosting alumni, family and friends both locally and from far distances for this year’s homecoming," said Tom Bruce, director of University Relations. "We are excited about our theme, "Under Construction", which reflects this major project, the Wellness Center, and we look forward to providing tours for those interested in getting a preview of the grandeur of this new facility."
Along with the annual homecoming football game and introduction of the homecoming king, queen and court, there will also be a 5k run, a concert by Rebecca St. James, Christian singer-songwriter, a coffeehouse presenting Greg and Rebecca Sparks and FishersNet, and a theatrical production entitled "The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr" (abridged).
According to DeLoma Combs, coordinator of Alumni Programs, there will also be displays of the different projects in the works such as the Wellness Center and the athletic department. Table displays representing the history of the campus with memorabilia and voices of past presidents will be available for observation in the Kane Dining Hall in the Student Center on campus. New this year will be a fair on University Boulevard, which will be closed to allow patrons to enjoy the food and festivities of the day. Combs also expressed that there will be more reunions among different departments this year.
"The people that come back every year are here to see their friends, professors and people they have built relationship with and those that have mentored them," said Combs. She also pointed out that many high school students and their parents will tour the campus while making decisions regarding college in the future.
The complete alumni schedule is as follows:
Friday, October 19
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admissions Opportunity Day for prospective students and parents. Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center, Pre-register at (800) 428-6414.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AU Alumni Council meeting. Edwards Dining Room, Olt Student Center.
8a.m.- 5 p.m.
School of Nursing Lecture, Noel K. Harper from Victory Consulting in Indianapolis, Ind., guest lecturer, "Understanding Consumerism for the Healthcare Professional", Hartung Hall, room 275. Class of 1976 will be honored and given complimentary admission. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations preferred but not required. For more information contact Marlene Poe-Greskamp at (765) 641-4388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
University Bookstore open. Olt Student Center.
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Reception in the Valley. Hartung Hall plaza. Cider and fellowship.
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Psychology Dept Alumni & Families Open House. Hartung Hall, room 113.
Musical Showcase. University Chorale Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, Outstanding music alumni award--Shirley Coolidge. Park Place Church of God. Admission is free.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
"The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr: (Abridged)." Byrum Hall Performance Center. For ticket information, call (765) 641-4351. A reception for Drama Department alumni will follow the 7 p.m. performance.
8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cheap Thrills. Reardon Auditorium. The cost is $3 and free admission for Dativus alumni and their families.
8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Meet in the Raven's Haven, Olt Student Center (Spend time with family and friends).
Saturday, October 20
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Arete Pep alumni breakfast. Edwards room, Olt Student Center.
8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Register for the Homecoming 5k run at Rice Hall. The race is scheduled at 9:30a.m. Novus Dux social club is sponsoring the 5K Run.
9 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Nursing Dept. Continental Breakfast. Alumni and current students invited. Hartung Hall, room 275. Admission is free.
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Dept. of Art & Design Alumni Reception. Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, Wilson Galleries. Krannert Fine Arts Center.
Men’s Alumni Baseball Game. Baseball complex
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Office of Admissions open. Decker Hall Welcome Center.
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
University Bookstore open, Olt Student Center.
Men's Alumni Soccer Game, 5th Street soccer field.
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
R. Glenn Falls School of Business and School of Adult Learning Tour. Meet at Hardacre Hall, 1303 East Fifth Street.
Meet the Anderson University football coach, Steve Barrows. Alumni Hospitality Tent on University Blvd.
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Under Construction Display. See the construction of buildings, leadership, academics, and athletics through the history of AU. Kane dining room, Olt Student Center.
Campus Tour. Decker Hall Welcome Center.
AU Volleyball Quad Match: AU, Huntington, Goshen, Otterbein. O.C. Lewis Gymnasium
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Department of Student Life Reunion. Rice Hall Lobby.
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Alumni Gazebo-Homecoming registration and decade sign-up board (order AU rings and Indiana license plates).
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wind Ensemble and pre-1975 Concert Band Alumni Come and Go Get Together. Meet at Dr. James Rouintree's home, 2339 Tartan Drive, Anderson.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student/Alumni Fair. University Boulevard.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Alumni Hospitality Tent, Wellness Center Display. University Boulevard.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
1950's Hospitality Tent. Meet inside Macholtz Stadium entrance.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
1970's Hospitality Tent. Meet inside Macholtz Stadium entrance.
Men's Soccer Game. AU vs. Franklin College. East 5th St. soccer field.
Faculty/Alumni Coffee. Alumni Hospitality Tent.
Campus Tour. Decker Hall Welcome Center
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch at the Fair. University Blvd.
Noon – 2 p.m.
Chorale and Choir Alumni Come and Go Reunion. Meet at Dr. Rick Sower's home, 1321 E. 9th Street. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Wellness Center Construction tours. Meet at Alumni Tent, University Boulevard.
Foreign Language Alumni Reception. Foreign Language lounge area. Decker Hall, 3rd floor.
Women's Soccer Game. AU vs. Franklin College. East 5th Street soccer field.
Homecoming Football Game: AU vs. Rockford. Tickets: $5. During this game the Homecoming King and Queen will be introduced.
Alumni Women's Soccer Game. East 5th St. soccer field.
Camarada Reunion. Meet in the lobby of Martin Hall.
English Dept. Alumni Barbecue. Meet at Dr. Kevin Radaker's House, 3122 E. 100 S., Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-378-3730.
Lifeguard Reunion: Water polo and cookout. Meet at Bennett Natatorium.
Class of 1976 Alumni Reception. Krannert Fine Arts Center, room 101.
Anderson University Alumni Dinner and Athletic Hall of Fame Presentations. Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No child care available. Reservations required.
Rebecca St. James in concert. Reardon Auditorium. Call Reardon Box Office at (765) 641-4140 for ticket information.
"The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr: (Abridged)." Byrum Hall Performance Center. For ticket information, call the box office at (765) 641-4351.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business, education and theology.
— Student Writer Kim Ousley works in the office of Media and Electronic Communications at Anderson University.