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Homecoming Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11, 2013

12:00 PM » Meaning of Life Lunch (Sam Thompson Society)
A time to share thoughts on the questions that shape our lives. Nothing is too strange or too trivial, too big or too curious. Someone proposes a question or issue, and we follow our curiosity to see where it leads. Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and join us for an hour of food for thought.
Weeks House  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM » Midwest Matters Symposium
While the formal dedication of the new Center for Science and Business took place in May, the “intellectual christening” of the Center takes place during Homecoming. At this year’s Midwest Matters symposium, the issue of global hunger will be explored from a variety of angles of great importance to our region: How will the Midwest be impacted by changes in modern agriculture? What public policy measures can best maintain the Midwest’s role in feeding the world? What role will innovative local initiatives, such as the Monmouth College Educational Garden, play in a dynamic global agricultural environment?
The keynote speaker for the event is Roger Thurow, author of The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change and Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. He is the senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Thurow joined the Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal.
Dahl Chapel & Auditorium, Kasch Performance Hall
Sponsored by Midwest Bank of Western Illinois
4:30 PM » Kieft Hall Dedication
The third floor of the Center for Science and Business will be formally dedicated in memory of the late professor of chemistry (1975-2009) and trustee Richard L. “Doc” Kieft.
3rd Floor; Center for Science and Business
5:30 Social Hour; 6:30 PM Dinner » President's Homecoming Gala (advance reservations required; semiformal)
MC’s event of the year! Enjoy hors d’oeuvre, dinner and wine, followed by the presentation of alumni awards, a recap of recent events and accomplishments at MC, and the announcement of this year’s Hall of Achievement inductee. This year, a very special announcement will be made to the Monmouth College community—to those in attendance and to those tuned in to our live online simulcast. Don't miss it at 7:30 p.m.!
Field House, Huff Athletic Center
Hall of Achievement: Monmouth College’s Hall of Achievement is the college’s highest award given to any alumnus. Created in 1992, the Hall honors alumni who have distinguished themselves as exceptional leaders in their fields and who serve as inspirational role models to future alumni. 
Hall of Achievement Inductee - Fred Wackerle '61
Distinguished Alumnus - Karen Chism '65
Distinguished Service – Kevin Kaihara '77
Young Alumnus - Zachary Hampson '03
Family of the Year – The Glasgow Family
Hatch Teaching Award - Craig Watson

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM » Class Reunion Receptions
Class of 1973 - Melinger Center - Former ATO House
Class of 1978 - Petey's Pub and Grill - 2 American Way
Class of 1983 - McMahon's Pub - 634 South 1st Street
Class of 1988 - Petey's Pub and Grill - 2 American Way
Class of 1993 - Tootie's - 905 S. Main Street
Class of 1998 - Bijou Pub - 225 S. Main Street
Class of 2003 - Bijou Pub - 225 S. Main Street
Class of 2008 - 1st Avenue Pub - 113 W. First Avenue
Class of 2013 - Bijou Pub - 225 S. Main Street
9:00 PM » Spirit Shout
Catch the Homecoming spirit! Competitive dance routines by student organizations, shout and banner contests, introduction of the 2013 Homecoming court, and a spectacular display of fireworks.
April Zorn Memorial Stadium

Saturday, October 12, 2013

8:30 AM » M Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Main Concourse, Huff Athletic Center
Slated to receive this year’s highest honor for athletic achievement are Casey Boydstun ’02, Melissa Jones Bittner ’03, Chris Sondgeroth ’98, and Jen Witmer ’02.
All former Fighting Scots athletes are encouraged to attend the M Club Hall of Fame.  Immediately following the induction a continental breakfast will be held for all former athletes and guests of the M Club Hall of Fame Inductees.

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM » Office of Admissions Welcomes Future Scots
Bring a prospective student to tour campus and visit with an admission representative.
Admissions Building

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM » All-Alumni Campus Tour
All tours depart from the Admissions Building

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM » Alumni Meet and Greet (sponsored by the Alumni Board)
Enjoy pastries and beverages with fellow alumni, faculty (current and emeriti) and friends, courtesy of the Alumni Board. Find a spot along Broadway and enjoy the parade!  
Center for Science and Business

11:00 AM - Homecoming Parade
Cheer for this year’s floats, marching bands, and special guests, including Hall of Fame inductees, award winners, and Classes of '73, '78, '83, '88 and '93.
Down Broadway, between 9th Street and 6th Street
11:30 AM - Alumni Volleyball Game
Glennie Gymnasium
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM » Downtown Experimental Theatre Open House
Shuttle service will be available from Wells Theater to the downtown location.
230 South Main Street, Downtown Monmouth
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM » Departmental Open Houses
All are welcome!
  • Archaeology - Archaeology Research Laboratory (Room 11A; Hewes Library)
  • Departments of the Center for Science and Business [Accounting, Political Economy and Commerce, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physics, Psychology] - Center for Science and Business
  • Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/WMCR/MC-TV - Lower Level, WMCR Lounge; Stockdale Center
  • English - Mellinger Center
  • History/Classics - Second Floor; Hewes Library
  • Politcal Science - Room 113; Wallace Hall
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM » Lunch at the Field House
Join President Mauri Ditzler and his wife, Judi Ditzler, for a family-friendly picnic lunch. Balloon artist and bounce house for children.
Field House; Huff Athletic Center

12:00 PM » Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993 Photos
2nd Floor; Center for Science and Business
12:30 PM » Classes of 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 Photos
2nd Floor; Center for Science and Business

12:30 PM » Alumni Hospitality Tent
Complimentary popcorn, beverages ,and balloons courtesy of the Alumni Board. Visit our video and photo booth to share your favorite Monmouth Moment.
East Hilltop; April Zorn Memorial Stadium

1:00 PM » Fighting Scots Football vs. Grinnell College
Wear your favorite red MC attire!
April Zorn Memorial Stadium

2:30 PM » Academic Session - The Karen Gould Manuscript Collection
Capron Professor of Classics Thomas Sienkewicz will lead a discussion about the special collection of 15th-century manuscripts currently on display in Hewes Library.
Gallery 203, 2nd Floor; Hewes Library 

2:30 PM » Student Research Presentations from the SOFIA Program (Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activity):
Led by Professors Laura Moore and Chris Fasano.
Center for Science and Business
3:30 PM » Educational Garden Tour
The ½-acre site includes vegetables, herbs, native plants, fruit trees, rain catchment irrigation system, and a bee colony.
Just East of Founders Village
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM » Greek Life Open Houses
Alpha Tau Omega - 803 E. Broadway
Alpha Xi Delta - 833 E. Broadway
Kappa Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Theta Chi and Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Einstein Brothers Bagels, Hewes Library
Kappa Kappa Gamma - 903 E. Broadway
Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon & Zeta Beta Tau - Fraternity Complex
Pi Beta Phi - 922 E. Euclid Avenue
Holt House (founding home of Pi Beta Phi) - 402 E. 1st Avenue
Stewart House (founding home of KKG) - 1015 E. Euclid Avenue

The public is cordially invited to visit any of these locations.
3:30 - 5:00 PM » Class of 1988 Reunion Social
Mellinger Center (Former ATO House)
5:00 PM » Alumni Choir Rehearsal
Past Choir members are invited to join Professor Tim Pahel, Director of Choral Activities, and the Monmouth College Chorale for a rehearsal of music to be sung at the Homecoming Choir Concert. Dinner will follow the rehearsal in the Highlander Room of the Stockdale Center.
Choir Room; Dahl Chapel & Auditorium, Kasch Performance Hall
5:30 PM » Scots Celebration!!
Come out for a post-game celebration and enjoy fellowship, live music and a cash bar.
Petey's Pub & Grill, 2 AmericInn Way

6:00 PM » Class Reunion Dinners (reservations required)
Social Hour begins at 6:00 PM; dinner served at approximately 6:45 PM.
Class of 1973 - Veterans Memorial Great Room, Center for Science and Business
Class of 1978 - Mellinger Commons, Center for Science and Business    
Class of 1983 - Italian Village, 111 West 1st Ave.
7:30 PM » Homecoming Chorale, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir Concert
Kasch Performance Hall, Dahl Chapel & Auditorium

Sunday, October 13, 2013

9:00 AM » Homecoming Worship Service
The Rev. Dr. Teri M. Ott, college chaplain, will lead a special service of meditation, music and prayer.
Dahl Chapel & Auditorium, Kasch Performance Hall 
10:30 AM » Alumni Baseball Game
Former players and spectators welcome. Contact Coach Roger Sander at 309-457-2169 for details. 
Glasgow Field, Peacock Memorial Athletic Park