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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017
Join your friends, classmates and the entire KWU community for a fun-filled weekend packed with activities to reconnect and reminisce, Oct. 6–8, 2017.
Beginning Aug.1, 2017, you may register for Homecoming events online (watch for the register button) or by mail using the registration form in the official Homecoming 2017 brochure that will be mailed to all alumni.
Friday, Oct. 6
10–4 p.m. | Homecoming Headquarters; event registration and information | Hauptli Student Center
12–12:30 p.m. | Golden W Social | University United Methodist Church | Social time Class of 1967 and Golden W members from previous classes
12:30–1:30 p.m. | Golden W Luncheon; Class of 1967 Induction, Wesleyan Chorale Performance | University United Methodist Church | $15, free for class of '67
Class of 1967 members, please complete and submit the survey form by Sept. 15 for inclusion in the directory.
1:30–4 p.m. | Welcome Lounge | Brown Mezzanine (in Student Activity Center) | Students, faculty and staff are invited to drop in and speak with alumni | Jennifer Toelle, will sign copies of "Kansas Wesleyan University: The Campus History Series," and Jerry Jones, will sign copies of"The History of KWU Basketball."
4–5 p.m. | Breakthrough Reception | Peters Science Hall Room 325 | Celebrate the technological advances made over the past year in the science labs and the new eSports arena.
4–6 p.m. | Arts Showcase I: Exhibit | Sams Hall of Fine Arts
5:30 p.m. | JV Volleyball at Bethany
6–8 p.m. | Alumni Awards Dinner and Campus Update | Hilton Garden Inn, 3320 South 9th Street | 2017 Awardees no charge; guests $20
2017 Alumni Awardees:
Heather M. Morgan '02
Marla Morgan Beikman '64 and Lee Beikman '65
Dr. Meriah Forbes Moore '11
Ken Ebert '17 and Karen Ebert '17
7 p.m. | Volleyball at Bethany
8 p.m.–Midnight | Class of 1967 Reunion | Hilton Garden Inn (at your own expense).
8 p.m.–Midnight | Black American Student Union Reunion | Hauptli Student Activities Center, KWU (price TBD).
8 p.m.–Midnight | Choir Reunion | Location TBD (price TBD) | Celebrate Dr. Ken Hakoda’s 15 years of transforming KWU’s music program. Choir alumni of all years are invited to attend.
Saturday, Oct. 7
7 a.m.−4 p.m. | Homecoming Headquarters; event registration and information for those who didn't check in Friday | Hauptli Student Center
8−10 a.m. | W Club Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions | Muir Gymnasium in the Student Activities Center | 2017 Hall of Fame inductees and presenters no charge; guests $15 per person | Celebrate the athletic accomplishments of fellow KWU alumni. Please note, the length and format of this event are not conducive to attendance by children under age 10.
2017 Hall of Fame Inductees:
- Trent Ainsworth ’00, men’s basketball
- Bob Davidson, media representative
- Jolina (Garoutte) Kline ’97, women’s basketball, soccer, cross country
- Troy Martin ’95, men’s golf
- Dave Oliver ’72, baseball
- 1999–2000 Men’s Basketball Team
- 2007 Women’s Soccer Team
10–11 a.m. | 2007 Women’s Soccer Reunion hosted by Coach Kat Benton ’09 | President’s Pavilion, Graves Family Sports Complex | light refreshments provided; no charge
10–11:30 a.m. (tentative) | Choir Reunion Practice | Sams Chapel in Pioneer Hall | Choir alumni of all years are invited to rehearse with students for a performance as part of the Arts Showcase II later in the day and a performance of the National Anthem before the football game.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Women’s Soccer vs. Friends | Graves Family Sports Complex | no charge
1–2:30 p.m. | Men’s Soccer vs. Friends | Graves Family Sports Complex | no charge
2:30–4 p.m. (tentative) | Arts Showcase II: Showcase Concert | Sams Chapel | no charge
4–5:30 p.m. | Tailgating and Kids Zone | Student Center quad | Bring your own food or pay onsite for food prepared by Sodexo | Reserved tents/tables for special reunion groups—1977 Men’s Cross Country hosted by John Kernan, 1982 Football Champs hosted by Dwight Preston ’84, and 1957-58 Football Champs hosted by Wes Jackson ’58 and Bob Pinkall ’58. | Limited reserved tailgating in the Peters Science Hall parking lot by permit only.
5:30–6 p.m. | Bissell Memorial Dedication | North (Claflin) entrance to Graves Family Sports Complex
6 p.m. | KWU Football vs. McPherson College | Graves Family Sports Complex | $8 Adults; $5 Seniors (55+)/Military; $2 Students/Youth; 5 and younger free | National Anthem by KWU Choir alumni and students. Halftime features the traditional Crowning ceremony and recognition of the 1982 and 1957-58 Football Championship teams.
9 p.m.–Midnight | Class of 1967 Post-Game Social Time | Hilton Garden Inn (at your own expense)
9 p.m.–Midnight | 2007 Women’s Soccer Social Time | Blue Skye Brewery and Eats, 116 N. Santa Fe Ave. (at your own expense)
Sunday, Oct. 8
8 a.m. | Class of 1967 Breakfast | TBD (at your own expense)
10:30–11:30 a.m. | Service | University United Methodist Church
Check your mailbox for the save-the-date highlights mailer, Contact magazine, and homecoming brochure for more information and check back here for updates.