2018 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Loyalty Hall

Luther College
Homecoming 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Theatre Performance: TBA

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

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 (Streamed Live here.)
Preacher: TBA
Music: Wind and Percussion Ensemble directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Collegiate Chorale directed by Jennaya (Rogers) Robison '96
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, 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 1968 Reception

2:30 p.m.–5:30 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 1968 Reunion Gift Presentation, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $30.00/person

Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Wayne Rohne '53, Russ Loven '58, Deborah (Hafner) DeWinter '73, Marilyn (Wangberg) Brattskar '78, Celia (Nybro) Manlove '78, David Lietz '88, Erik Beguin '93, Anjela A. Shutts '93. 

8:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Theatre Performance: TBA

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 27, 2018

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

8:30 a.m. / Legacy Field, Carlson Stadium
Second Annual Flag Football Game for Football Alumni

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 the club manager at (563) 382-5296.

9:30 a.m. / Recital Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Phi Beta Kappa Symposium on the Liberal Arts
Speaker: TBA

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

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

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. College of St. Benedict

11:00 a.m. Class of 1968 Group Photo–Addams Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union

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

  • Classes of 1943, 1948, and 1953–Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1958–Mott-Borlaug rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1963–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1968–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 a.m.–1 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni/Staff Book Signings: TBA

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture: Science and Law and the Endangered Species Act
Speaker: TBA

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Dahl Centennial Union, Meet the Luther vans in front of the Union
Sustainability Tour
Learn about the college's renewable energy systems, conservation and efficiency programs, waste reduction efforts and see where students grow food for the college cafeteria. First come-first served as there are only 22 spaces available on the tour.

1:00 p.m. / Carlson Stadium
Football vs. Simpson College
Halftime: Class of 1968 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 p.m.–3 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signing: TBA

1:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Theatre Performance: TBA

2:00 p.m. / Weston Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
1967 Nordic Choir International Tour - 50th Anniversary Documentary
To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour
Learn more about the documentary.

3:30–5 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signing: TBA

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: TBA

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

  • Class of 1963-Shirley Baker Commons, Baker village
  • Class of 1968-Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1973-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 1998–Winneshiek Ballroom, Hotel Winneshiek
  • Class of 2003–Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill
  • Class of 2008–Luna Valley Farm
  • Class of 2013–Elks Lodge

7:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Theatre Performance: TBA

Sunday, October 28, 2018

10:00 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Festival Eucharist (Streamed Live here.)
Preacher: TBA
Music: Cathedral Choir and Aurora, Cantorei, Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen, and Luther Ringers
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Professor of Music and College Organist

1:30 p.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Homecoming Concert (Streamed Live here.)

Symphony Orchestra – Daniel Baldwin, Conductor
Concert Band – Joan deAlbuquerque, Conductor
Nordic Choir – Andrew Last '97, 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
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.

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