Campus prepares for Homecoming

Tue, 2012-07-31 15:07 -- univcomm

Anderson University welcomes alumni, family and friends back this weekend for fun and fellowship during Homecoming 2005, titled "Remember, Relive, Rediscover" October 7-8. "We’re looking forward to hosting alumni, family and friends both locally and from far distances for this year’s homecoming," said Kim Wolfe, director of Alumni Programs. "We are very excited about our theme this year and we look forward to providing opportunities for alums and friends to connect with one another in large and small settings."

A full schedule of activities for the Homecoming 2005 weekend is accessible at

Along with the annual homecoming football game and introduction of the homecoming king, queen and court, there will also be a 5k run, RavenFest, and a theatrical production entitled "The Music Man.” Other event include performances of Cheap Thrills and The Haint (a shaggy-dog ghost story with a cast of thirteen hilarious characters played by just one actor and AU alum, Troy Mink). In addition, John David Webster will be in concert on Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium. His latest project, Made to Shine, represents his national debut, but this Indianapolis native has been making music for years. After starting out in a junior high rock band and studying jazz in high school, it wasn't long before Webster launched a respectable career as an independent artist, opening for the likes of Rich Mullins, Delirious, and Third Day—not to mention performing at Billy Graham's Crusades.

"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 Wolfe. She also pointed out that many high school students and their parents will tour the campus while making decisions regarding college in the future. According to Wolfe, there will also be the traditional elements to Homecoming 2005 such as evening luminaries on Friday night and the alumni/student fair on University Boulevard. Wolfe also indicated that there will be many more reunions among different departments this year.

For more information about Anderson University’s 2005 Homecoming celebration, contact the AU Office of Alumni Relations 765-641-4100, 765-641-3888 (fax) or at (e-mail). Reservations for events are requested before Friday, September 30. Anderson University is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 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.