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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

October 6–8

Welcome Home!

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 

104 p.m. | Homecoming Headquarters; event registration and information | Hauptli Student Center

Noon–12:30 p.m. | Golden W Social | University United Methodist Church Social time for Class of 1967 and Golden W members from previous classes

12:301:30 p.m. | Golden W Luncheon; Class of 1967 Induction, Wesleyan Chorale Performance | University United Methodist Church | $15, free for class of '67 | Alumni from all classes through 1967 are welcome
Class of 1967 members, please complete and submit the survey form by Sept. 1 for inclusion in the directory.

1:304 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 "The Kansas Wesleyan University: The Campus History Series," and Jerry Jones, will sign copies of "The History of KWU Basketball." | Spotlight on BASU founders and history

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 by Michael Jilg and Leon Staab | Sams Hall of Fine Arts

5:30 p.m. | JV Volleyball at Bethany 

68 p.m. Alumni Awards Dinner and Campus Update | Hilton Garden Inn, 3320 South 9th Street 2017 Awardees no charge; guests $20

2017 Alumni Awardees:

  • Alumni Achievement Award

Heather M. Morgan '02

  • Alumni Service Award

Marla Morgan Beikman '64 and Lee Beikman '65

  • Young Alumna Award

Dr. Meriah Forbes Moore '11

  • Alumni by Choice Award

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/Minority Student Union/Multi-Cultural Alliance/Multi-Cultural Student Union Reception | Brown Mezzanine | $10

10 p.m. | Late Night Basketball | Mabee Arena | No Charge

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

Read more about the Hall of Fame Inductees.

10 a.m.–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 a.m.–Noon Choir Reunion Practice University United Methodist Church 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

Noon-1 p.m. | Current Parent Reception | Muir Gym | No Charge

Noon-1:30 p.m. | Choir Reunion Luncheon | The Forum at University United Methodist Church | Celebrate Ken Hakoda's 15 years of transforming KWU's music program. | Choir alumni of all years are invited to attend | Harry Huber Memorial | $15

Noon | Alumni Baseball Game | Dean Evans Stadium | No Charge

12:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Friends Graves Family Sports Complex No Charge

34 p.m. Arts Showcase II: Showcase Concert Sams Chapel  No Charge

45:30 p.m. Tailgating and Kids Zone Student Center quad Bring your own food or pay on site for food prepared by Sodexo | Limited reserved tailgating in the Peters Science HAll parking lot by permit only | Reserved tents\tables for special reunion groups:

  • 1977 Men's Cross Country hosted by John Kernan
  • 1982 Football Champs hosted by Dwight Preston '84
  • 1957-58 Football Champs hosted by Wes Jackson '58 and Bob Pinkall '58
  • Black American Student Union/Minority Student Union/Multi-Cultural Alliance/Multi-Culture Student Union hosted by Clim (Harris) '71 & Frank '72 Clayburn, Branda (Brown) '73 and Paul McDaniel, Dwight Preston '84, and Ralita (Estwick) '07 and Brandon '05 Cheeks

5:306 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.

p.m.Midnight Class of 1967 Post-Game Social Time Hilton Garden Inn (at your own expense)

p.m.Midnight 2007 Women’s Soccer Social Time Blue Skye Brewery and Eats, 116 N. Santa Fe Ave. (at your own expense)

9 p.m.-Midnight | Black American Student Union/Minority Student Union/Multi-Cultural Alliance/Multi-Cultural Student Union Reunion and Dance | Muir Gym | $15

Sunday, Oct. 8

8 a.m. Class of 1967 Breakfast TBD (at your own expense)

10 a.m.-Noon | Ecumenical Service for BASU/MSU/MCA/MCSU | St. John's Missionary Baptist Church

10:3011:30 a.m. Service University United Methodist Church

10:00-11 a.m. | Service | St. John's Missionary Baptist 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.

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