We are making plans for Homecoming 2015 with the dates set for October 16-18. The Honor Class years are 1955, 1965, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2005. If you graduated in one of the honor class years, find out more information on your reunion and who's coming by clicking on the "Honor Classes" link to the right.
The Alumni Emeriti and Awards Banquet for those of you in the class of 1964 and earlier is Friday night (October 16) at 5 p.m. The Honor Class Dinner and Dessert Receptions are Saturday night (October 17) at 5 p.m. for those in the Classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005. Seating is limited so please make your reservations soon! Online reservations will close October 12. Register by clicking on the "Honor Class Reservations" link to the right.
Who are the 3 people you would like to see in Lamoni over the Homecoming weekend? Give them a call and personally invite them to meet you at Homecoming this year! Need help finding them? You can search for them in My Graceland under Alumni and Friends, Social Networking. Click here if you need a sign-on to My Graceland. You may also contact the Alumni Office for assistance.
Homecoming updates will be posted here as they become available so please check back often.
Homecoming, nobody does it quite like Graceland!
Jerry Hampton '52 has brought out of retirement the memorable singing group from the 70's known as the Unpredictables. They will performing many of their oldies but goodies around the campus quad on Saturday. Jerry will be joined by Dennis Steele, Ray Adams '69, Larry Wheeler '68 and Eric Vogelsang '82.
The Graceland Choir will be performing Friday, October 16, in Carol Hall at 4 p.m. This is a different timeslot for them. If you are planning to attend the Emeriti Dinner, come early to enjoy the choir. The dinner will start immediately following the performance.
Thirty years ago Graceland's Honors Program was conceived. Twenty years ago was the first Honors trip to Chicago. Join Bob and Barbara Mesle in their final year before retirement in celebrating Graceland's Honors Program! This gathering will be Saturday, October 17, at noon in Harpham Heritage Chapel in the Higdon Administration Building. Please RSVP by Monday, October 12, to email@example.com.
Tickets are now on sale for the Homecoming musical, Big Fish. Performances will be:
• Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, October 18, 2 p.m.
Purchase your tickets online at www.graceland.edu/shawtickets or call the Shaw Ticket Office at 641-784-5296. Tickets are $10 each.
This just in . . . three Human Development Facilitators with Alcance (Outreach) Nicaragua will be on campus the week of Homecoming! Join Mario, Juan, and Luz Dania along with Val Leal and his wife Denise at a Nicaragua Reunion on Saturday, October 17, 12:30 - 1:30 in Resch Science & Technology Hall room 106. Then again at 6:30 p.m. at Max and Cindy Pitt's home.
Homecoming Tennis Rally
Players of any generation including family members and friends are welcome to enjoy this informal tennis outing on Saturday, October 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the McKain Tennis Courts. You can team up with some of Graceland's current players or challenge your friends to a match for bragging rights. Play starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until the fun stops, generally after a couple of hours. Please take this opportunity to say hello to some of Graceland's finest players from years gone by as well as those currently playing.
Check out this brand new event on the Homecoming schedule. The first annual GU Environmental Symposium will be Friday, October 16, and is packed with outstanding guest speakers all focused on getting us to love mother earth just a little bit better. Click here for more details about this great event.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Click here to register. For questions or m
ore information contact GU Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Abraham-White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-784-5079.
Celebrity watchers will be seeing blue at Homecoming this year. David Yost '91, the Blue Power Ranger, is coming to enjoy a special weekend that will include signing autographs and selling memorabilia to help boost funds for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship. Yost will also help judge the student Airband show and speak to theatre students about his career.
Homecoming Talent Show
It's time for you to take center stage by signing up for the 3rd annual Homecoming Talent Show. This has become an extremely popular event scheduled for Saturday, October 17, at 9 p.m. Just shoot us an e-mail and we will arrange for the gear you need on stage to look like a real pro.
Amici House would like to invite Amici alumni to an Open House in their lounge in south Tess Morgan on Saturday, October 17, 1 - 3 p.m. Catch up with other Amici alumni and meet current house members at this event.
Mark you calendars now for Homecoming 2016 -- October 21-23.
Homecoming Production Announced!
This year's Homecoming production will be the musical, Big Fish, based on a novel written by Daniel Wallace and a 2003 film directed by Tim Burton. The story centers on Edward Bloom and his son Will. Edward is a traveling salesman that tells fantastical stories of his past including a witch, a mermaid, a giant, along with the love of his life. Will, who is frustrated with the tall tales, is looking for the truth behind the stories. As Edward faces mortality, Will embarks on a journey to discover the secret his father never reveals.
This is a "must see" event at Homecoming 2015! Keep watching our Homecoming website for more information on ticket sales.