Anderson University welcomes alumni, family and friends back this weekend for fun and fellowship during Homecoming 2008, titled “U R AU” October 17-18. Along with the annual homecoming football game and introduction of the homecoming king, queen and court, there will also be opportunities to enjoy the RavenFest, class and academic reunions, and a theatrical production entitled “Seussical.”
For more information about Anderson University’s 2008 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 AU Homecoming.
Ben Davis encouraged alumni to bring their business cards to alumni tent during the street fair. "It is an important facet of our alumni network that we have professionals in all kinds of industries, all over the country, who can serve as career resources to current AU students and to other alumni," said Davis. "Collecting alums' business cards will help us update our records on all the wonderful things our grads are doing, and hopefully establish some meaningful mentor relationships between alumni and students. "
Also at the alumni tent, visitors will have an opportunity to sign up for an account on the recently launched alumni network, AndersonAlums.com.
"Even though we've already had more than 1700 alumni join AndersonAlums.com, we know there are still those who haven't heard about the site or need a little extra help signing up. We want to continue to add members to the site, so that alumni can form more meaningful connections," Davis said.
The schedule by event type is as follows:
School of Music Homecoming Concert on Friday, 7:30 p.m. Park Place Church of God. Featuring the Chorale, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Choir & the Chamber Orchestra. Outstanding Music Alumni Award to Barbara Douglas, Professor Emeritus of Music Photo/Bio. No Cost.
Cheap Thrills on Friday, 7:30 & 10 p.m. Reardon Auditorium. Sponsored by Dativus Social Club. Cost: presale $2.50, at the door $3.00.
Seussical on Saturday, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Byrum Hall. Special Family Performance. Admission: Children 12 and under are free. $12.00 for those 13 and over, $10.00 Seniors & Military, $5.00 students. For information, contact Byrum Hall ticket office at (765) 641-4351.
“Old School” Encore on Saturday at 8 & 10 p.m. Reardon Auditorium. Admission: Presale $2.50 and $3.00 at the door (Agathos alumni $2.50).
Sandi & Friends on Sunday at 7 p.m. Reardon Auditorium. Admission and further information visit Reardon Box Office.
Men’s Golf Team Alumni Outing on Friday, 11 a.m. Registration and box lunch. Shotgun start .Anderson Country Club. Cost: $75.00 (includes green & cart fees, lunch and door prizes).
Alumni softball game on Saturday, 9 a.m. Open to all softball alumni. Show up at the softball diamond ready to play.
Alumni baseball game on Saturday, 9 a.m. Open to all baseball alumni. Show up at Raven Park ready to play.
Locker Room Legacy Project Open House on Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Football locker room. Free to all football alumni.
Alumni Men’s Soccer Game on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. East Fifth Street soccer complex.
Women’s Soccer Game on Saturday, 1 p.m. Anderson University vs. Taylor Fort Wayne. East Fifth Street soccer complex.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Huntington on Saturday, noon. OC Lewis Gymnasium. No Charge.
Homecoming Football Game on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Anderson University vs. Franklin College. Half time introduction of the 2008 Homecoming king, queen and court. Macholtz Stadium. Admission $5.00, Seniors, students and Children under 6 $3, Faculty & staff free.
Men’s Soccer Game on Saturday, 3 p.m. Anderson University vs. Taylor Fort Wayne. East Fifth Street soccer complex.
Alumni Women’s Soccer Game on Saturday, 5:15 p.m. East Fifth Street soccer complex.
Chapel (Reardon Auditorium). All invited. Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m., with Homecoming Court coronation and Alumni Awards presentation to:
- Phyllis Newby, BA ‘72, Distinghished Alumni Award
- Michelle (Bitler) Kourouma, BA ‘99, Distinguished Young Alumni Award
- Judith F. (Baker) Matas, ‘68, Distinguished Service Award
- Phil M. Fair, BS ‘61, John H. Kane Loyalty Award
- Sarah Zehner, Freshman, 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.
University Bookstore open on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6p.m.
Residence Halls open on Friday and Saturday, Noon – Midnight.
Campus Illumination on Friday at dusk. Campus and Valley.
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!
Alumni Council Meetings
Reception in the Valley on Friday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Hartung Hall plaza. Cider and fellowship. Weather/Rain Location: Decker Commons.
Continental Breakfast for Communication Arts Alumni on Saturday, 9 - 10 a.m. Third floor lounge, Decker Hall. Guest Speaker: Cory Edwards. Email Dr. Boggs if you plan to attend. No Charge.
Continental Breakfast for Chemistry/Physics Alumni on Saturday 9 - 10 a.m. Chemistry Core–3rd floor, Hartung Hall. Email Dr. Wallace if you plan to attend.
Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice Alumni Reception on Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. Decker, Second Floor, outside the department offices. Come and go coffee/tea reception open to all alumni.
RavenFest on Saturday, 10 a.m - 1 p.m. University Boulevard.
Department of Student Life Reunion for Student Leaders on Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Student/Alumni Fair. Anyone who has been a student staff member of the student life family. Rain: Rice Hall Lobby.
Theatre Alumni Reception on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Byrum Performance Hall Classroom, B112. All alumni are welcome.
School of Adult Learning Tailgate Party on Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Current Adult Students and Alumni are invited. University Boulevard. No Charge. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-641-4250.
15th Annual 1950’s Hospitality Tent on Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Located inside Macholtz Stadium entrance.
L’Amifidel Alumni Cookout on Friday, 6 p.m. Decker Commons Courtyard. Cost: TBD (1 meal swipe for students). Register now!
School of Nursing Alumni Dinner on Friday, 6:00 pm Social/Networking hour. 7:00 pm Dinner. Guest speaker: Becky Haskett speaking on Emotional Intelligence. Kane Dining Room. Cost: $20.00. Presentation of Alumni Awards:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Service to the Community Award
- Distinguished Alumni Award
- Friend of Nursing Award
Alacritas Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, 9 a.m. Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No Charge.
Avanti Booster Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, 9 a.m. South Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. Cost $12.00. Register now!
Camarada Alumni Breakfast (with Dativus) on Saturday, 9 a.m. North Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. Cost $ 12.00. Register now!
Dativus Alumni Breakfast (with Camarada) on Saturday, 9 a.m. North Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. Cost $ 12.00. Register now!
Multicultural Alumni Reunion on Saturday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No cost. Register now!
Class of 1968 Alumni Reception on Saturday, 5 - 6 p.m. Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No Cost. Register now!
Class of 1983 Alumni Reception on Saturday, 5 - 6 p.m. Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No Cost. Register now!
Class of 1998 Alumni Reception on Saturday, 5 - 6 p.m. Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No Cost. Register now!
Under 2002-2007 Alumni Reception on Saturday, 5 - 6 p.m. Schield Dining Room, Olt Student Center. No Cost. Register now!
Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Cozway, Kardatzke Wellness Center. Cost $ 25.00. Hall of Fame Recipients:
- Larry Holloway
- David Courtney ‘78
- Rodney Nealeigh ‘85
- Clarice Rose ‘54
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Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 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 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.