2014 Homecoming Schedule of Events


Luther College
Homecoming 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

7:30 a.m. / Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Council and Class Agent Breakfast Buffet

8:00–10:15 a.m. / Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Council and Class Agent Meeting

9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. / Main Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union
Homecoming Registration

9:30 a.m. / Mott-Borlaug Rooms
Class Agent Session

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: Rev. Jim Honig '79, Senior Pastor at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Music: Collegiate Chorale, Wind and Percussion Ensemble
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. / Recital Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Inaugural Symposium: Exploring Faith and Literature

12:00–2:00 p.m. / Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
Class of 1964 Reception and Luncheon

1:00–2:15 p.m.  / Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Inaugural Luncheon for Delegates, Alumni Council Members, Class Agents and Special Guests (by invitation and response only)

2:45 p.m.
Academic Procession

3:00 p.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Paula J. Carlson as the 10th President of Luther College

4:30–6:00 p.m. / Bentdahl Commons (Rain location: Peace Dining Room)
Inaugural Reception

6:30 p.m. / Dining Hall, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Dinner, Class of 1964 Reunion Gift Presentation, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $25.00/person

Distinguished Service Award Recipients:

  • Richard Dale '69
  • Marilyn Peitso '74
  • Sharon Prestemon '89

8:00–11:00 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

9:30 p.m. / Center for the Arts
A Thread in the Dark by Hella Haasse, performed by the Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts
Directed by Guest Director Courtney Kearney

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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

9:00–11:00 a.m. / Conference Room, Loyalty Hall
Alumni Council Meeting

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. / Hovde Lounge, Preus Library
Qualley Papyri Exhibit Opening 

10:00 a.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Michael Sorenson '84

10:00 a.m. / Water Street to Campus
Homecoming Parade
Grand Marshals: President Paula J. Carlson and Dr. Tom Schattauer

10:00 a.m. / Athletic Field
Ed Johnson '71 Alumni Rugby Match
Luther Men’s Rugby Club vs. Luther Old Boys

10:00 a.m. / Athletic Field
Alumni Softball Game

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / Legends Fitness Center, Regents Center
Rock Climbing Wall Open to Guests
Must be 18 years or older; ages 10–17 may climb with parent/guardian present

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / Lindeman Pond Area, Lower Campus
Outdoor Challenge Course Open to Guests
Must be 18 years or older; ages 10–17 may climb with parent/guardian present 

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

  • Classes of 1939, 1944, and 1949–Mott-Borlaug Rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1954–Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1959–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1964–Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / Main Clearing 
(Rain Site: Dining Hall, Dahl Centennial Union)
All-College Huddle and Picnic
Meet your classmates before the big game and enjoy lunch and good conversation with friends and students. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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

1:00 p.m. / Carlson Stadium
Football vs. Central College
Special Guests: Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
Halftime: Class of 1964 reunion gift presentation

1:30 p.m. / Center for the Arts
A Thread in the Dark by Hella Haasse, performed by the Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts
Directed by Guest Director Courtney Kearney

3:30 p.m. (Immediately following the football game) / Bentdahl Commons (rain site: CFL Lobby)
Faculty Reception
Meet your favorite faculty members and emeriti 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:

  • Gary Lowmiller '64
  • Don Tresemer '69
  • Jim Carlson '74
  • Karen (Jordan) Van Zweden '84
  • Amie (Siebenaler) Larkin '99

5:00 p.m.
Class of 1949 Reception/Home of Francis and Marilyn Peterson

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

  • 1959–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • 1964–Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • 1969–Winneshiek Ballroom, Hotel Winneshiek
  • 1974–South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club

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

  • 1979–De Novo Barn
  • 1984–Silvercrest Golf and Country Club
  • 1989–Oneota Golf and Country Club

6:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Receptions

  • 1994–Steyer Opera House, Hotel Winneshiek     
  • 1999–Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill
  • 2004–Ballroom, Nob Hill Supper Club
  • 2009–Elks Club

7:30 p.m. / Center for the Arts
A Thread in the Dark by Hella Haasse, performed by the Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts
Directed by Guest Director Courtney Kearney

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. / Regents Center
Flamingo Ball
$10/person (Free with CAF)
Enjoy an evening of dancing and music by "The Sevilles" at "The Inaugural Ball" sponsored by Student Activities Council.

Class Reunion Locations and Directions (maps and directions available at Dahl Centennial Union registration)
    1939, 1944, and 1949—Mott-Borlaug, Dahl Centennial Union (luncheon)
    1954—Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union (luncheon)
    1959—Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
    1964—Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
    1969—Winneshiek Ballroom (second floor), Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Water Street
    1974—South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club, 2585 175th Street (Drive south to Calmar on Highway 52; before entering the Calmar city limits, turn right at Premium Beverage onto 175th Street. The club is 2.2 miles west of Premium Beverage on the left; there is a brick gateway.)
    1979—De Novo Barn, 2214 Madison Road, on the right as you drive west
    1984—Silvercrest Country Club, 2772 College Drive (On College Drive, north of campus—look for the stone marker on the right as you drive north.) 
    1989—Oneota Golf and Country Club (Drive east out of town on Highway 9; turn left at the stop light. Go past Walmart and then keep left at Old Stage Road turnoff. Turn right into Freeport; keep left. Oneota is down a short lane on the left as you are leaving Freeport.)
    1994—Steyer Opera House (third floor), Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Water Street
    1999—Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grill, 206 West Water Street (entrances in both the front and back)
    2004—Ballroom, Nob Hill, 2955 US Highway 52 North (Drive north of Decorah on Highway 52; Nob Hill is 3.5 miles from the Luther campus on the left.)
    2009—Elks Club, 402 West Main (On the corner of Main and River Streets, just south of Water Street; entrance is on River Street.)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10:00 a.m.
Festival Eucharist–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Preacher: Amy Zalk Larson '96
Music: Aurora, Cantorei, Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen, Luther Ringers
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

1:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life

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

Presentation of the Theodore Presser Scholarship
Presentation of the Carlo A. Sperati Award
Presentation of the Weston H. Noble Award

Visit Preus Library

Alumni are encouraged to stop by the Research Help Desk at the library anytime during Homecoming Weekend to share their Luther library stories on our memory board. 

Rephotography - Visit the Archives’ Facebook page to see some “Then and Now” style photographs of campus life.  Grab your camera and share your own pictures of campus, inspired by our historic images collection.  For full details, visit www.facebook.com/LutherCollegeArchives.

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.  Stop by Loyalty Hall to see an exhibit on the history of the yearbook and peruse printed editions of the Pioneer at Preus Library’s research Help Desk.  To view Luther College’s Digitized Publications Archive, visit http://bit.ly/lutherpubs.

Library Hours
Friday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Archives Reading Room Hours
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.