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Monday, October 13:
Casino Night, 7 p.m., Hauptli Student Center. Students and alumni can try their luck at our casino games!
Tuesday, October 14:
Tuesday Night Alive, 8:15 a.m., Hauptli Student Center. Enjoy fun, fellowship, and music at our most popular evening event on campus!
Wednesday, October 15:
KWU faculty and staff vs women's softball team, 5:30 p.m., Bill Burke Park. Watch our faculty and staff softball team take on the Coyotes softball team in the annual softball challenge! Cookout following game, $5. Register and pay online here!
Women's Soccer vs Tabor, Salina Stadium 6 p.m. Go Yotes!!!
Men's Soccer vs Tabor, Salina Stadium 8:30 p.m. Go Yotes!!!
Open dress rehearsal for Fall Theatre Production, Proof. 7:30 p.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. Free admission for Alumni Association Members. The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner in 2001, Proof is the story of the daughter of an esteemed mathematician, who has recently passed, and her struggle with how much of her father's madness or genius she will inherit.
Thursday, October 16:
Fall Theatre Production, Proof. 7:30 p.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. Free admission for Alumni Association Members.
Friday, October 17:
Morning Artist Meet and Greet, 9 a.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, The Gallery. Gallery exhibit featuring internationally renowned artist, Priti Gulati Cox, a native of India whose works reveal the effects of corporate globalization on the social, political and economic fabric. Meet the artist and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. The Gallery is open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Alumni Open House, Tent on the KWU Quad and Office of Institutional Advancement, Pioneer Hall room 125, 9:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a light breakfast, visit with KWU staff, and pick up your Homecoming 2014 t-shirt. Stop by the Alumni Relations Suite, Pioneer Hall room 110, to look through yearbooks and reminisce.
Golden W Luncheon, Class of 1964 induction into the Order of the Golden W, Hauptli Student Center, Muir Gymnasium. 12:30 p.m., $10 per person, Class of 1964- no charge. Register and pay online here!
Golden W Tennis Match, David Fancher '64 vs Judith Boyd, McPherson College '64, KWU campus, Bradley Tennis Courts. 2 p.m. Free event.
Homecoming bbq and patio party- Hauptli Student Center and patio, 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy live music by The Blades, delicious catered barbeque, and catch up with fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and students. $10 per person. Register and pay online here!
Alumni and Students Open Mic Night- 7:30 p.m., patio space between Shriwise Cafeteria and Pioneer Hall. Enjoy folk music, hot chocolate and smores around the fire. Bring your own lawn chair. Free event.
Fall Theatre Production, Proof-7:30 p.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. Free admission for Alumni Association Members.
Saturday, October 18:
CampusServe, 8 a.m.- noon. The Campus Ministries initiative is designed to connect students, faculty and staff for a monthly time of serving as a means to build community and get prepared for a life of service! Alumni are invited to join in the service and enjoy a reflection and lunch at Salina Stadium prior to the women's soccer game vs Bethany. Free event.
W Club Breakfast/ Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Hauptli Student Center, Muir Gymnasium. 8 a.m., $10 per person. Enjoy the success of our 2014 HOF Inductees: 1971 Football Team, 1986 Men's Basketball Team, 1996 Men's Soccer Team, Greg Watson '81 Men's Basketball, Lyle Walter '64 Football, Vicky Kerbs '73 Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Softball. Register and pay online here!
Alumni Basketball Scrimmage- Hauptli Student Center, Mabee Arena. 9:30 a.m. Hosted by KWU Men's Basketball Coach Chris Fear. Dig out those high-tops and join us for fun in Mabee Arena! Free event, all alumni are welcome.
Sport and Exercise Science (HPER) Alumni Reunion- Hauptli Student Center, Brown Mezzanine. 10 a.m. Hosted by Bryan Minnich, Chair of the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, with special alumni guest, Dr. Steven Blair '62.
Alumni Awards Ceremony- 11 a.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. 2014 Award Winners: Young Alumnus, Jeremiah Webb '03, Brandon Cheeks '05; Achievement Award, Dr. Steven Blair '62. Dr. Carol Ahlvers MBA Awards: Danielle Brown '09 Eric Brown '09, Ruby Feng '98, Alan Tung '98, Oscar Yu '04, Betty Day '98.
Alumni Luncheon- noon, Sams Hall of Fine Arts, The Gallery. Following the Alumni Awards Ceremony, reconnect with faculty and enjoy a gourmet lunch. $10 per person. Register and pay online here!
Women's Auxiliary Luncheon- 11:30 a.m., Hauptli Student Center, room 203. Open to all women of Kansas Wesleyan; alumni, staff, friends and supporters. $10 per person. Register and pay online here!
Dance/Cheer Alumni Clinic- noon, Hauptli Student Center, Muir Gymnasium. Join the KWU dance and cheer teams for a quick clinic to prepare for a Homecoming halftime performance. Email Coach Lorenzo Aruajo at: firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Lunch provided.
Women's Soccer vs. Bethany- noon, Salina Stadium. Go Yotes!!!
Reliving our 1963 Adventure- 1 p.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. Alaskan Trip Presentation by Kent Cox '65, Jim Harvey '64, and Dave Fancher '64. Free event.
Men's Soccer vs. Bethany- 2:30 p.m., Salina Stadium. Go Yotes!!!
JV Volleyball vs. Southwestern- 2:30, Hauptli Student Center, Mabee Arena. Go Yotes!!!
Band/Choir/Orchestra Showcase Concert- 3 p.m., Pioneer Hall, Sams Chapel. Don't miss the amazing performance by the KWU band, choir and orchestra. Free performance.
Campus Tour for Alumni- 4 p.m. Meet at the front steps of Pioneer Hall for a guided tour of campus.
Varsity Volleyball vs. Southwestern- 4 p.m., Hauptli Student Center, Mabee Arena. Go Yotes!!!
Alumni Historic Video Shoot- 4 p.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. You are a part of KWU history, and we want to capture your favorite KWU memories on video! Stop by and tell us your best memory, a funny story, or simply what your KWU education has done for you.
Beat Bethany Tailgate Party- 5:30 p.m., Salina Stadium. Wear your Homecoming t-shirt and get reconnected and charged up for the rivalry game against the Swedes! $5 per person for the tailgate meal (pay at the tailgate). Reunion gatherings at tailgate: Young Alumni, Class of 1994, Class of 1984, Golden W.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Bethany- 7 p.m., Salina Stadium. The Swedes are in Coyote Country! Come out and show your support. Halftime Homecoming activities and lots of fun in store. Go Yotes!!!
Yotes on the Patio- 9:30 p.m., Speakeasy, 2030 S Ohio. Reconnect after the game with your fellow Coyotes!
Sunday, October 19:
Homecoming Church Service, 9:30 a.m., University United Methodist Church. Coffee and donut reception beginning at 8:30 a.m., UUMC Forum.
Final Performance- Fall Theatre Production, Proof- 2 p.m., Sams Hall of Fine Arts, Fitzpatrick Auditorium. Free admission for Alumni Association Members.
*Special KWU group rates are available at the following hotels:
Candlewood Suites, 2650 Planet Ave., (785) 823-6939
Courtyard by Marriott, 3020 Riffel Dr., (785) 309-1300
Country Inn and Suites, 2760 S. 9th St., (785) 827-1271
LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 201 E. Diamond Dr., (785) 827-9000
Hampton Inn, 401 W. Schilling, (785) 823-9800