2016 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Loyalty Hall

Luther College
Homecoming 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

8:00 p.m. / Main Gym, Regents Center
Rally in The Valley Pep Rally 

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

9:00 a.m.–Sunset / Silvercrest Golf and Country 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! Green fees are $30 for 18 holes, cart rental $24/cart; or $20 for nine holes, cart rental $14/cart. Soft spikes only. For tee times, contact club manager Stacey Brandt at (563) 382-5296.

10:30 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Homecoming Chapel
Preacher: Jay McDivitt, '01
Music: Wind and Percussion Ensemble directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Collegiate Chorale directed by Andrew C. Last '97
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Hammarskold Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Council and Class Agent Reception

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

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. / Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
Class of 1966 Reception

2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. / Mott-Borlaug Rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
Class Agent Workshop

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. / Conference Room, Loyalty Hall
Alumni Council Meeting

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

6:30 p.m. / Dining Hall, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Dinner, Class of 1966 Reunion Gift Presentation, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $25.00/person

Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Debra A. Wilson '71, Peggy A. Brenden '76, Steven Schaver '76, Peter A. Espinosa '81, Rolf Brekken '91, Caroline Worra '91.

8:30 p.m.–10:30 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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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

9:00 a.m.–Sunset / Silvercrest Golf and Country 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! Green fees are $30 for 18 holes, cart rental $24/cart; or $20 for nine holes, cart rental $14/cart. Soft spikes only. For tee times, contact club manager Stacey Brandt at (563) 382-5296.

9:30 a.m. / Recital Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Inaugural Phi Beta Kappa Symposium on the Liberal Arts
While the theological and political debates that shaped Luther College and the other Norwegian Lutheran colleges gather dust, the writings of these pastors' wives, their daughters and granddaughters, live on and continue to be read with interest. So argues Gracia Grindal, Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric at Luther Seminary, who will draw on her new book, Unstoppable: The Norwegian Pioneers Educate their Daughters, to talk about the education of women in the early years of Norwegian settlement. Grindal was a Luther College English Department faculty member from 1968 to 1984.

10:00 a.m. / Water Street to Campus
Homecoming Parade
Grand Marshals: David Mitchell, head wrestling coach, and Renae Hartl, director of intercollegiate athletics

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. / Concourse/Valders Hall of Science
Reception Preceding Hoslett Memorial Lecture

10:30 a.m–12:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings
Carol (Edwards) Denekas ’91, author of Seeds of Hope.
Karen (Schmidt) Schlindwein ’86, author of Dear Lois: Our Adoption Journey.

11:00 a.m–12:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Book Signing
Gracia Grindal (Luther faculty 1968-1984) author of Unstoppable: The Norwegian Pioneers Educate their Daughters. This author signing is sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Symposium on the Liberal Arts.

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

11:00 a.m. / Aquatic Center, Regents Center
Alumni Swim Meet

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. / Athletic Field
Women's Rugby match
Luther Women's Rugby Club vs. Carleton College

11:00 a.m. Class of 1966 Group Photo–Addams Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union

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

  • Classes of 1941, 1946, and 1951–Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1956–Mott-Borlaug rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1961–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1966–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.
Cost: adults, $9.00; children ages 5–10, $5; children under 5, no charge

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / Outdoor Ropes Challenge Course, Athletic Fields
Outdoor High Ropes Challenge Course Open
The Outdoor High Ropes Challenge Course (behind Lindeman Pond, next to the soccer field) 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

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture: "Migrations of an Ornithologist Across Ecosystems and Disciplines"
Speaker: Kara (Peterson) Whittaker '96, senior scientist and policy analyst, Washington Forest Law Center

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Dahl Centennial Union, meet the Luther van in front of the Union
Sustainability Tour
Learn more about the college’s renewable energy investments, conservation practices and waste reduction with Luther’s Energy and Waste Fellow, Arianna Cocallas. The tour will visit the wind turbine and both large scale solar arrays. First come, first served. There are only 11 spaces available on the tour.

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings
Connie Kronlokken ’66, author of Fit Company for Oneself.
Jennifer (Weier) Gipp ’04, author of Breaking Through the Fog.

1:00 p.m. / Carlson Stadium
Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University
Halftime: Class of 1966 reunion gift presentation
Special Guests: Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
Cost: adults, $6; students, $3; seniors (65+), $3; children 5 and under are free; tickets available at the gate
Watch the live stream of the football game here.

1:30 p.m. / Studio 2, Storre Theatre
Reading of Stained Glass, a new play by Patrick Strain ’91
Tickets available at the box office in the CFL

1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. / Nursing Simulation Lab/Room 245, Valders Hall of Science
Nursing Lab Open House (Use Entrance to Room 247)
Visit the new Nursing Simulation Lab. The recently purchased high fidelity mannequins will be on display.

2:00 p.m. / Roscoe’s, 300 College Drive
“Zulu” Launch Celebration for the Luther Women's Rugby Endowment

2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Gallery Reception “Studio Art Faculty Group Show”

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings
Laura (Paulson) Landau ’91, author of The Life Balance Playbook: Seven Steps to the Life You Deserve.
David Rosheim ’66, author of The Four Sisters: A Narrative and Documentary History of Iowa’s State Psychiatric Hospitals.

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Class Reception / Home of Bob '51 and Lucille Rosholt, 612 Center Street, Decorah

  • Classes of 1941, 1946, and 1951

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

*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: Jim Scott '61, Denise (Wills) Thoen '86, Craig Crandall '86, Ben Barclay '01, Shaun Meinecke '01, Brett Stender '01, Siri Thompson '01, Mike Lopez '06.
Luther College Athletics Meritorious Service Award honoree: Vernon Spilde.

5:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Reception / Home of Bob Jones and Kathryn Vigen, 403 Ohio Street

  • Class of 1956

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

  • Class of 1961-Shirley Baker Commons, Baker village
  • Class of 1966-Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1971-South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club, Calmar

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

6:30 p.m. receptions
Class Reunion Receptions

  • Class of 1996–Winneshiek Ballroom, Hotel Winneshiek
  • Class of 2001–Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill
  • Class of 2006–Ballroom, Nob Hill Supper Club
  • Class of 2011–Elks Lodge

Sunday, October 2, 2016

10:00 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Festival Eucharist
Preacher: Rev. Anne Edison-Albright, College Pastor
Music: Cathedral Choir and Aurora directed by Jennaya (Rogers) Robison '96, Cantorei directed by Jill Wilson, 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

12:00 p.m. / Wulfsberg Tennis Courts,
Women’s Tennis vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University

1:30 p.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Homecoming Concert
Watch the concert live here.

Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Baldwin, Conductor
Concert Band
Joan deAlbuquerque, Conductor
Nordic Choir
Ann Howard Jones, Conductor

Presentation of the Theodore Presser Scholarship
Presentation of the Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Family Prize
Presentation of the Carlo A. Sperati Award - Ronald S. Fox
Presentation of the Weston H. Noble Award - Edith Copley '74

3 p.m. / Wulfsberg Tennis Courts
Women’s Tennis vs. Central College

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.

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