Anderson University welcomes alumni, family and friends back this weekend for fun and fellowship during Homecoming 2007, titled "A Passion for the Past. A Vision for the Future." October 12-13. Along with the annual homecoming football game and introduction of the homecoming king, queen and court, there will also be a concert by 2005 AU alumnus, Jon McLaughlin, RavenFest, and a theatrical production entitled "The 1940's Radio Hour.”
Jon McLaughlin will return to his alma mater and Reardon Auditorium for a concert on Oct. 13at 7:30 p.m. His first album with Island Records, INDIANA, was released earlier this year. The album features songs such as “Beautiful Disaster” and “Industry.” McLaughlin has toured with artists such as with O.A.R., Live, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, and Sister Hazel. Tickets will be $19 for individuals and $17 for AU students with a valid ID and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the Reardon Box Office or all TicketMaster locations.
This year also marks the 65th anniversary of the social club Camarada. For all Camarada alumnae, there will be tea open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Boyes House, and a 65th anniversary Fall Ball dinner on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. located in the Marketplace in the Olt Student Center.
For more information about Anderson University’s 2007 Homecoming celebration, contact the AU Office of Alumni Relations at 765-641-4100, 765-641-3888 (fax), or visit the AU public Web site at www.anderson.edu/homecoming.
"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 2007 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.
The schedule by event type is as follows:
Alumni Softball game (Softball Diamond) on Saturday at 9 a.m. Open to all softball alumnae
Alumni Baseball game (Baseball Diamond) on Saturday at 9 a.m. Open to all baseball alumni
Alumni Soccer (Soccer Complex) Men’s game at 9:30 a.m. Women’s game at 11 a.m. on Saturday. RSVP to email@example.com
AU Volleyball O.C. Lewis Gym. AU vs. Huntington. 11 a.m. Admission is free.
AU Football on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (Macholtz Stadium). AU vs. Defiance. Halftime show includes introduction of Homecoming King, Queen, and Court. General admission is $5; seniors, students, and children under 6, $3; faculty and staff, free.
School of Music Homecoming Concert Featuring the AU Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Outstanding Music Alumni Award to Paul Yerden. Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Park Place Church of God). No cost.
Cheap Thrills on Friday, 7:30 & 10 p.m. (Reardon Auditorium). Sponsored by Dativus. Admission: $2.50 advance; $3 at the door.
1940's Radio Hour on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (Byrum Hall). Admission: $12 adults; $10 senior and military; $5 students. For information, contact Byrum Hall ticket office at (765) 641-4351. Jon McLaughlin in Concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Reardon Auditorium). Tickets at $19.00 though TicketMaster and the Reardon Auditorium Box Office. Special offer through the Reardon Auditorium Box Office only: $17.00 for groups of 10 or more and for AU students with a valid ID.
Chapel (Reardon Auditorium). All invited. Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m., with Homecoming Court coronation and Alumni Awards presentation to: David L. Coolidge, Distinghished Alumni Award; Ken & Mendy Nehrbass, Distinshished Young Alumni Award; HL Baker, Distinguished Service Award; Loren & Elouise Sutton, John H. Kane Loyalty Award; and AU freshman Caitlyn Krontz, Alumni Council Scholarship Award.
Admissions Discovery Day on Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Kane Room, Olt Student Center). For prospective students. Parents are encouraged to attend. Pre-register at (800) 428-6414.
Dedication of York Seminary Village (Phase II) on Saturday, 10 a.m. (York Seminary Village).
Street Fair on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (University Blvd, rain location: Kardatzke Wellness Center). This event includes activities hosted by the alumni office, social clubs, interest groups, honor societies, and athletic teams. There will be bookstore apparel, activities for kids, and good food.
Campus Illumination (Campus wide and Valley). At dusk on Friday.
Reception in the Valley on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hartung Hall plaza. Come enjoy cider, live music, and fellowship around the Helios fountain (Rain location: Decker Commons).
Nursing Department Continental Breakfast on Saturday, 9 a.m. (Hartung Hall, Room 275). Alumni and current students are invited. Free of charge.
Chemistry/Physics Alumni Continental Breakfast on Saturday from 9 - 10 a.m. in Hartung Hall, 3rd floor. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Free of charge.
Department of Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice Alumni Reception on Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m. (Second Floor, Decker). Come or a coffee/tea reception. Open to all alumni.
Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Open House on Saturday, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (Third Floor West end lounge, Decker).
RavenFest on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Street Fair (University Boulevard, rain location: Kardatzke Wellness Center). It's been so much fun for all these years - we thought we'd do it again! RavenFest features the alumni reunion tent and many exciting activities for children, including balloon art, face painting, carnival games, inflatable games, and prizes. The University Bookstore will have merchandise available on the street until 1 p.m., then at the football game until 4 p.m. Lunch will be at the fair.
Department of Student Life Reunion, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (University Blvd. Rain Location: Rice Hall lobby) Anyone who has been a part of the student life family (i.e. RA, AUSA, Student Programs, Campus Ministries, SGA, SADD or any former or current full or part time staff persons) are invited to stop by and make your presence known.
Theatre Alumni Reception on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (Room B112, Byrum Hall). Open to all alumni. Free of charge.
School of Adult Learning Tailgate Party on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (University Blvd.). Open to SOAL alumni and current students. RSVP to email@example.com or 765-641-4250.
14th Annual 1950s Hospitality Tent on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. (inside the entrance of Macholtz Stadium). Open to all alumni from the 1950s.
SPECIAL EVENTS (The following events require registration)Camarada 65th Anniversary Weekend Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Cost: $45. To register for single events, contact the Alumni Office directly at (765) 641-4100.
- Check In on Friday 3-5 p.m. (Olt Student Center, Blvd Enterance).
- Tea Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Boyes House, home of alumna Deanna Edwards). (Tea Registration only: $20).
- Camarada 65th Anniversary Fall Ball Dinner on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. (Market Place, Olt Student Center). (Dinner Registration only: $30).
2002-2007 Alumni Coffee House 8 - 10 p.m. Brandon's Coffee House and Bistro. No cost.
Alacritas Alumni Breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. (Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center). Free of charge. For all Alacritas alumnae and members.
Avanti Booster Alumni Breakfast on Saturday at 9 a.m. (Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center). Cost $15.
Dativus Alumni Breakfast, hosted by current club members, is scheduled for Saturday, at 9 a.m. in the Schield Dining Room of the Olt Student Center. All alumni members and current members are invited to attend. Cost is $15.
Falls School of Business Alumni Breakfast, Saturday, 9 a.m. (Flagship Enterprise Center). Cost: $15.
Multicultural Alumni Reunion 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center). No cost.
Class of 1982 Alumni Reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, in Fine Arts Room 101. This free event is open to all former students who considered themselves part of the Class of '82.
Class of 1997 Alumni Reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, in Fine Arts Room 102. This free event is open to all former students who considered themselves part of the Class of '97.
Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ruth Lilly Pavilion of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Cost is $25. Honorees include: Robert Adcock, class of 1964; Miriam England, class of 1982; Frank Runion, class of 1990; and James Wehsollek, class of 1958.
For more information about Anderson University’s 2007 Homecoming celebration, contact the AU Office of Alumni Relations 765-641-4100, 765-641-3888 (fax).
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.