Schedule

Get ready for a fun-filled weekend
packed with a variety of activities!

 

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Thursday, June 6


Residence Halls/Registration Open
- 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bowers Hall will serve as the reunion headquarters throughout the weekend. Alumni staying in one of the modern, air-conditioned residence halls can check into their rooms before beginning activities.

Box Lunch - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ($15 per person)
A boxed lunch will be available to grab and go. Relax in the Bowers Hall Lounge or find a shady spot on campus to enjoy your lunch.

Kieft Summer Research Student Panel - 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m
Monmouth College students who conduct research on campus this summer won’t discover a cure for cancer or diabetes or identify a new comet. But the experience gained by the students in this eight-week Kieft Summer Research Program will give them intensive hands-on experiences with advanced instrumentation and research methods. Hear from students in the program, learn about their projects and engage in questions ranging from research methods to the best menu item in the dining hall.

Campus Tour - 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Reacquaint yourself to campus, which, since your college days, has nearly doubled in area and undergone a $120 million transformation. But don’t panic – Wallace Hall, Dahl Chapel and Auditorium, the Ninth Street residence halls and many other landmarks are right where you remember them. Golf cart transportation provided.

Conspiracy Theories in American Society - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
“The U.S. government killed JFK! Aliens are walking among us! The moon landing was fake! Despite growing educational levels, belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise in the United States. Join Associate Professor of Political Science Andre Audette for a look at why they are so popular and their impact on society. He will also share work by student researchers on how political identities affect conspiratorial thinking.”

The “Madmouth College Game” - 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Put your thinking caps on and join your classmates as we pit reunion class against reunion class in this trivia filled session! We’ll test your knowledge of the College both past and present with this Monmouth inspired trivia, written by retired Monmouth College Editor and Historian, Jeff Rankin.

Kickoff Dinner - 6:30 p.m. ($30 per person) 
Enjoy a relaxing evening before the busy weekend ahead with a cookout on the campus lawn, just outside of Bowers Residence Hall and north of the beautiful Trubeck Garden & Amphitheatre. 

Evening Social - 8:00 p.m.
Wind down after a busy day by sharing memories and conversation with classmates in the Bowers Hall Lounge. Beverages and snacks furnished.

Friday, June 7


Meet us on the Court -
7:30-8:30 a.m. 
Get your heart pumping while scooting around the pickle ball court. Meet Director of Intramurals & Recreation, Luke Bradburn, as he facilitates this fun exercise with a dose of friendly competition.

Breakfast Buffet - 8:00-9:00 a.m. ($15 per person)

Educational Garden & Farm Tour - 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Students produce a remarkable variety of food crops in their small but mighty campus garden. Learn about the produce they grow, vegetables they can, honey they collect, and seedlings they start in a greenhouse built from scratch. A six-acre farm – featuring an orchard, berry plants and a variety of produce – is managed two blocks east of the garden.

Coaches Panel - 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Join Athletic Director Roger Haynes ’82 and members of the coaching staff for a panel discussion as they give updates on their respective MC sports and teams. A Q&A will follow where you can have all of your Fighting Scots questions answered by the coaches.

Taste of Monmouth - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ($20 per person)
Even though Melling’s Restaurant is gone, Monmouth still has her share of culinary gems. Sample bites from local favorites, including Alumni owned businesses, at this mini “Taste of Monmouth” set just for you! Small bites will be available from local food vendors while you catch up with classmates and other Monmouth faculty and staff. 

Evolution & Revolution: Monmouth’s Changing Landscape - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Generous alumni and visionary leaders have transformed the campus into a community showplace, well-equipped to meet the academic and residential demands of the modern college student. Join retired Monmouth College Editor and Historian Jeff Rankin to learn how the campus has developed over the decades.

Greek Open Houses - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
With decades of change in Greek history at Monmouth, take an opportunity to visit your favorite Greek chapter homes of past and present. A Tau Kappa Epsilon all alumni reunion will take place in Hewes library. A display in Hewes Library will commemorate Kappa Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Hewes Library will be open 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Sippin’ with the Scots: Wine Edition - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join Educational Studies Department Co Chair Dr. Craig Vivian and Sarah Walters, the owner of Monmouth’s treasured Market Alley Wines, as they lead us through a wine tasting.

Progressive Dinner - 6:00 p.m. ($30 per person)
Experience the ambiance of the College’s stunning campus while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Former Alpha Tau Omega House; a salad and main course in the Center for Science and Business; dessert and live music by Craig and Co. on Bowers Residence Hall patio.

Evening Social - 8:00 p.m.
Wind down after a busy day by sharing memories and conversation with classmates in the Bowers Hall Lounge. Beverages and snacks furnished.

Saturday, June 8


Morning Exercise
- 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Get your heart pumping while giving your knees a rest with a brisk walk on Monmouth’s well-cushioned 200-meter Niblock Memorial Indoor Track. Or bring your racket and play a round of tennis on one of our six outdoor courts. Looking for mental exercise? Take a moment to meditate and reflect while walking the Labyrinth.

Breakfast Buffet - 8:00-9:00 a.m. ($15 per person)

Wellness and Movement - 8:45 a.m. – 9:30am
Are you using your body to its fullest ability? Get on your feet and join Kinesiology Lecturers Jen Braun and Sean Schumm as they lead an interactive presentation on movement in your daily life.

Campus Tour - 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Reacquaint yourself to campus, which since your college days has nearly doubled in area and undergone a $120 million transformation. But don’t panic – Wallace Hall, Dahl Chapel and Auditorium, the Ninth Street residence halls and many other landmarks are right where you remember them. Golf cart transportation provided.

Cookout Lunch - Noon-1:30 p.m. ($20 per person) 
Had a pork tenderloin sandwich lately? Enjoy this western Illinois culinary classic and dine alfresco in the open air of the Hewes Library Patio and Tartan Terrace. 

Reunion Class Photos - 12:30-1:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Class of 1979
12:40 p.m. Class of 1974
12:50 p.m. Class of 1969
1:00 p.m. Class of 1964

Lou Herrin’s Chronicles of Craniums - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Lou Herrin, DVM ’69, invites you to an explanation of the skull collection in the Biology wing. This might include a few good stories, as well as a mild biology lesson. Lou was a veterinarian in Bloomington, and assures us that no dogs or cats are included.

A Career in the World of Agriculture and Events with Patrick Buchen ’74 - 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Join Patrick Buchen ’74 as he discusses the challenges and triumphs he faced as a leading event professional in the agriculture industry, and how those experiences shaped the course of his career.

Reunion Class Socials and Dinners - 5:30 p.m. ($35 per person)
Join members of your class for refreshments and reminiscing, followed by a private dinner at 6 p.m. Alumni not celebrating milestone reunions are invited to dine with reunion years.

“Scots” Hop - 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Kick back and enjoy acoustic covers from the Larson Brothers. Whether you choose to bring your dancing shoes, or take this time to continue mingling with friends, it’s sure to be a great evening.

Sunday, June 9


Chapel Service
- 9:00 a.m.
Led by Monmouth College Chaplin, Rev. Dr. John Huxtable ’04, this special service will pay a nostalgic tribute to chapel services of old, including familiar hymns. Recently departed classmates will be memorialized.

Closing Breakfast - 10:00-11:00 a.m. ($15 per person)

Residence Halls Close - 1:00 p.m.