2015 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Luther College
Homecoming 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. / Main Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union
Homecoming Registration

9:00 a.m.–sunset / Silvercrest Golf Club, Decorah
David W. Preus '43 Alumni Golf Event
Open to all alumni and friends of the college; Play nine holes… or 18. Not a competitive tournament. Find some friends and play!

10:30 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Homecoming Chapel
Preacher: TBA
Music: Collegiate Chorale directed by Andrew Last '97
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

11:30 a.m. / Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Council and Class Agent Reception

12:00–2:00 p.m. / Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Council and Class Agent Meeting

2:00–5:00 p.m. / Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
Class of 1965 Reception

2:15–5:00 p.m. / Conference Room, Loyalty Hall
Alumni Council Meeting

2:15–3:30 p.m. / Mott-Borlaug Rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
Class Agent Sessions

6:00 p.m. / Dining Hall, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Reception

6:30 p.m. / Dining Hall, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Dinner, Class of 1965 Reunion Gift Presentation, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $25.00/person

Distinguished Service Award Recipients: TBA

9:00–11:30 p.m. / Marty’s, Dahl Centennial Union
Jazz at Marty’s
Luther College Jazz Band; Luther College Jazz Combo; and Luther College Jazz Orchestra Directed by Juan Tony Guzmán ’90 and Jon Ailabouni ’10

9:30 p.m. / Center for the Arts
Love and Information, a Theater and Dance Production

Saturday, October 17, 2015

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. / Main Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union
Homecoming Registration

9:00 a.m.–sunset / Silvercrest Golf Club, Decorah
David W. Preus '43 Alumni Golf Event
Open to all alumni and friends of the college; Play nine holes… or 18. Not a competitive tournament. Find some friends and play!

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings: TBA

10:00 a.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture
Speaker: TBA

10:00 a.m. / Water Street to Campus
Homecoming Parade

11:00 a.m. / Athletic Field
Alumni Softball Game

11:00 a.m. / Athletic Field
Ed Johnson '71 Alumni Rugby Match
Luther Men’s Rugby Club vs. Luther Old Boys

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings: TBA

11:00 a.m. Class Reunion /Receptions
11:30 a.m. Class Reunion / Luncheons

  • Classes of 1940, 1945, and 1950–Mott-Borlaug Rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1955–Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1960–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1965–Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / Dining Hall, Dahl Centennial Union
Luther Tailgate
Meet your classmates before the big game and enjoy lunch and good conversation with friends and students.

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. / Lindeman Pond Area, Lower Campus
Outdoor Ropes Challenge Course Open to Guests
The Outdoor High Ropes Challenge Course will be open for walk-in participation as availability allows. Registration forms for participants will be available at the adventure venue. Must be 18 years or older; ages 10–17 may climb with parent/guardian present

11:30 a.m. / Aquatic Center, Regents Center
Alumni Swim Meet

1:00 p.m. / Carlson Stadium
Football vs. Buena Vista
Halftime: Class of 1965 reunion gift presentation
Special Guests: Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
Cost: adults, $6; students, $3; tickets available at the game
Watch the live stream of the football game here.

3:30 p.m. (Immediately following the football game) / Bentdahl Commons (rain site: CFL Lobby)
Faculty Reception (exceptions noted with *)
Meet your favorite faculty members (current and retired) for food and conversation after the football game.

*Art Department Reception—Wigley-Fleming Gallery, Center for the Arts

*Health and Physical Education Reception (including former athletes)—Mostrom-Bahe Lobby, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music (Athletic Hall of Fame reception)

4:00 p.m. / Mostrom-Bahe Lobby, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Athletic Hall of Fame Reception

5:00 p.m. / Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: TBA

5:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Receptions/Dinners

  • 1960–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village, Luther College
  • 1965–De Novo Barn
  • 1970–Peace Dining Room, Luther College
  • 1975–South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club, Calmar

6:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.
Class Reunion Receptions/Dinners

  • 1980–Steyer Opera House, Hotel Winneshiek
  • 1985–Silvercrest Golf and Country Club
  • 1990–Oneota Golf and Country Club

6:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Receptions

  • 1995–Winneshiek Ballroom, Hotel Winneshiek
  • 2000–Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill
  • 2005–Ballroom, Nob Hill Supper Club
  • 2010–Elks Lodge

7:30 p.m. / Center for the Arts
Love and Information, a Theater and Dance Production

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. / Regents Center
Flamingo Ball
$10/person; free with CAF
Enjoy an evening of dancing and music, sponsored by Student Activities Council.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. / Silvercrest Golf Club, Decorah
David W. Preus '43 Alumni Golf Event
Open to all alumni and friends of the college; Play nine holes… or 18. Not a competitive tournament. Find some friends and play!

10:00 a.m.
Festival Eucharist–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Preacher: TBA
Music: Cathedral Choir and Aurora directed by Jennaya (Rogers) Robison '96, Cantorei directed by Linda Martin, Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen directed by Andrew Last '97, Luther Ringers directed by Gregory Peterson '83
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist
Live streaming of the service can be found here.

1:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Live streaming of the concert can be found here.

Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Baldwin, Conductor
Concert Band
Joan deAlbuquerque, Conductor
Nordic Choir
Allen Hightower, Conductor

Presentation of the Theodore Presser Scholarship
Presentation of the Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Prize
Presentation of the Carlo A. Sperati Award
Presentation of the Weston H. Noble Award

Digitized Pioneer–Along with the College Chips and Agora, the Pioneer is now digitized and ready for you to browse and reminisce from wherever you are. To view Luther College’s Digitized Publications Archive, visit http://bit.ly/lutherpubs.