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! Green fees are $30 for 18 holes, cart rental $12 per person; or $20 for nine holes, cart rental $7 per person. Soft spikes only. For tee times, contact club manager Barb Barth at (563) 382-5296.

10:30 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Homecoming Chapel
Preacher: Julia Wharff Piermont '85
Music: Wind and Percussion Ensemble directed by Joan DeAlbuquerque, Collegiate Chorale directed by Andrew Last '97
Organist: Brad Schultz ’07, visiting instructor in music

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

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

2:30–5:00 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 1965 Reunion Gift Presentation, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $25.00/person

Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Shannon (Miller) Duval '95, Karen (Wilken) Braun '85, Mary (Christianson) Hansen '80, Ann (Christensen) Beatty '75, Mark Magnuson '75, Mary Townswick '75

7:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Love and Information,a play by Caryl Churchill
Directed by professor emeritus of theatre Robert Larson
Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office in the Center for Faith and Life.
Cost: adults, $12; children under 12, $5; free with CAF

8:30–11:00 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 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! Green fees are $30 for 18 holes, cart rental $12 per person; or $20 for nine holes, cart rental $7 per person. Soft spikes only. For tee times, contact club manager Barb Barth at (563) 382-5296.

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Faculty Emeriti Book Signing: Doug Eckheart, professor emeritus of art, author of Eye Training: A Beginner's Drawing Workbook

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signing: Alissa (Vanderpool) Vermillion '90, author of Beyond Farewell

10:00 a.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Elizabeth Dykstra '85, PhD, BCE, Washington State Department of Health
“Chasing Bugs: Investigating the Ecology & Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases”

10:00 a.m. / Water Street to Campus
Homecoming Parade
Grand Marshals: professors emeritus of music Weston Noble ’43, and James Griesheimer

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.–1:00 p.m. (and during halftime of the football game) / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signing: Chris Norton '14 and Terry Norton, coauthors, along with Christy Hayes; The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes: a Father-Son Memoir.

11:00 a.m. Class of 1965 Group Photo–Addams Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union

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

  • Classes of 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.
Cost: adults, $8.50; children ages 5–10, $4; children under 5, no charge

11 a.m–12 p.m. / Upper Level Foyer, Center for Faith and Life
Artist’s Reception

“Triple Vision” A three-person mixed media exhibit by siblings Elsa (Otte) Hammond '62, Paul Otte '63 and Daniel Otte '63. All three artists were born in South Africa as third-generation descendants of missionaries from Norway and Germany, and much of their art reflects the history, geography and culture of that region.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 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.

1:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Love and Information
,a play by Caryl Churchill
Directed by professor emeritus of theatre Robert Larson
Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office in the Center for Faith and Life.
Cost: adults, $12; children under 12, $5; free with CAF

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. /  Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Faculty/Staff Book Signings:
Robert Shedinger, professor of religion, author of Jesus and Jihad: Reclaiming the Prophetic Heart of Christianity and Islam, and Was Jesus a Muslim?: Questioning Categories in the Study of Religion.
Todd Green, associate professor of religion, author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West.
Tabita Green, director of web content, author of Her Lost Year: A Story of Hope and a Vision for Optimizing Children's Mental Health

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. Last year high fidelity mannequins were purchased for the department and will be on display. 

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. / Qualley Lounge, Center for Faith and Life
LGBTQ Reception, hosted by Brian Juchems '95 and Amalia Vagts '95

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: Garrett South '05, Katie (Pettigrew) Weems '05, Erika Schmitt '95, Alan Read '90, Paul Bunnell Jr. '89, Mike Carney '85

5:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Reception/Dinner

  • 1975–South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club, Calmar

5:30 p.m.
Class Reception

  • 1955–Home of Bob Jones, 403 Ohio Street, Decorah

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

  • 1960–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • 1970–Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

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

  • 1965–De Novo Barn
  • 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. / Jewel Theatre, 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

10:00 a.m.
Festival Eucharist–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Preacher: Mike Blair, Campus 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

1:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Watch the concert live 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 to Curt Reiso '54
Presentation of the Weston H. Noble Award to Roger Henderson ’82

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.