2018 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Loyalty Hall

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Luther College
Homecoming 2018

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

Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00 p.m. / Recital Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Religion Forum: "Here We Stand": Reflections on Luther College’s Racial History and Legacy.
Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen '15 

7:00 p.m. / Main Gym, Regents Center
Rally in The Valley Pep Rally

7:30 p.m. / Main Gym, Regents Center
Volleyball vs. Cornell College

Friday, October 26, 2018

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. / Mott-Borlaug Rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML) Workshop for Nursing Educators
Presented by Kristina (Thomas) Dreifuerst '85
Registration

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)
Preacher: Kristine (Deason) Stache '88
Music: Wind and Percussion Ensemble directed by Jack Stamp, 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

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. / Nansen Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union
English Department Career Event Reception

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. / Norby House
BSU 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception for Alumni, Students, and Friends
Reservations requested

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, Presentation of the Spirit of Luther Award, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $30.00/person

Spirit of Luther Award Recipients: Victoria and Gregory Fields '77

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

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
Reservations requested to Dorian Keller at [email protected] by Friday, October 19.

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: Peter Hoesing '03, Multiculturalism and its Malcontents
Whereas the waning years of the twentieth century embraced globalization in virtually every market from raw materials to migrant labor to music, the first two decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed a dark turn from multiculturalist paradigms toward discourses of otherness and fear. Placing this shift against the backdrop of a longer historical frame, ethnomusicologist Pete Hoesing '03 will reflect on the important work of continuing to seek mutual understanding.
2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Phi Beta Kappa charter at Luther College.

9:30 a.m. / Aquatic Center, Regents Center
Alumni Swim Meet

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

10:15-11:00 a.m. / Aquatic Center, Regents Center
Swimming and Diving Alumni Brunch
Join Luther alumni swimmers for a pre-meet brunch gathering with Famous Ronnie's Rolls, juice and Impact Coffee. The Norse take on Gustavus Adolphus College at Noon.

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

11:00 a.m. / Baker Commons, Baker Village
BSU 50th Anniversary Celebration Brunch
Join alumni and friends for a casual brunch hosted by Lisa Scott, Interim Dean for Institutional  Equity and Inclusion, celebrating the election of Denise '82 and Willie '84 Davismckennie as co-presidents of the Luther College Alumni Association. $15 per person/
RSVP requested

11:00 a.m. / Recital Hall, Center for Faith and Life
The Legacy of the Luther Nurse: 40 Years and Continuing
Lecture by Kristina (Thomas) Dreifuerst '85, Associate Professor of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee
Simulation Lab Open House, Room 245, Valders Hall of Science, immediately following the lecture–2:00 p.m.

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. 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 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

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. / Studio One, Center for the Arts
Contact Improvisation Jam
Welcoming all ages and abilities with bare feet and a body and clothes you can move in. So begins Contact Improvisation. Every dance a fresh combination of chance and openness to motion, a partnered improvisational dance that relies on bodies moving together with no set moves other than an awareness of their dynamic exchange -- working with the fundamentals of sensitivity, touch, and gravity. Led by Professor of Dance, Jane Hawley '87.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings:
Carol (Hoeg) Oliver '63 will be signing her book, The Curve of Her Life
John Rollefson '68 will be signing three books, Postils for Preaching.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture: "Landscapes and Peoples of the Past: Using Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Evidence to Investigate Ancient Native Americans of the Midcontinent, ca. 450-1450 CE"
Speaker: Sissel Schroeder '83, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. / Courtyard, Valders Hall of Science
Harvest Festival
Calling all Luther students, faculty, staff, and alumni! Join The Center for Sustainable Communities in the courtyard outside of Valders for pumpkin carving, fresh cider, and a celebration of sustainability at Luther. (Rain Site: The Link)

12:00 p.m. / Aquatic Center, Regents Center
Swim Meet - Luther vs. Gustavus Adolphus

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / Room 367, Valders Hall of Science
Environmental Studies Lunch and Career Panel
Join faculty and current environmental studies students for lunch and conversation. Environmental studies alums will also share career experiences with current students.

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. / Room 245, Valders Hall of Science
Nursing Department Simulation Lab Open House

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.

1 p.m.–3 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signing: Jennifer (Weier) Gipp '04 and Barrett Gipp '02 will be signing two books, Breaking Through the Fog and Out of the Shadows.
Robert Felde '72 will be signing his book, 
Death on the Dean's List.

1:30 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science
Nordic Choir's First International Tour -- 50th Anniversary Documentary, To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. / Studio One, Center for the Arts
Movement Fundamentals 4 Phases Practice
Welcoming all ages and abilities. Reunite and ignite your dancing self. Let your body call you back into your most deeply embodied self. Guided questions prompt physical expression with time for documenting your thoughts and feelings. Find the crumbs that lead back home. Led by Professor of Dance, Jane Hawley '87.


2— 3:30 p.m. / Union Gallery, Dahl Centennial Union
Reception for Alumni Artists from the Fine Arts Collection
Work by: Fritdtjof Schroder ’43, Richard Scherubel ’63, Phyllis (Dankers) Yes ’63, Wendell Arneson ’68, Joan Elizabeth (Hallanger) Menocal ’68, Donald Hunt ’68, Daniel Sorenson ’68, Josiah Tlou ’68, Carl Homstad ’73, Nate Tuff ’83, Mat Rude ’98, Aaron Lurth ’08, Phoebe Jan-McMahon '13, Robby Scott ’13

3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Faculty/Staff Book Signing: Amy Weldon, Associate Professor of English with be signing two books, The Hands-on Life and The Writer's Eye: Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers.
Jerry Johnson, retired Luther director of public information will be signing numerous books along with his newest release, The Executioner's Face.

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 p.m. / Lobby, Fairfield Inn and Suites, 2041 Iowa State Highway 9
Class of 1953 Reception

4 p.m.-5 p.m. / Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Class of 1968 Moderated Discussion: "The Late 60s at Luther and Across the Nation,"
with Richard Simon Hanson '53, Professor Emeritus of Religion 

4 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: Ellen Drewes-Stoen, Tyler Sherden '07, Kathryn (Haseman) Asplund '03, Jesse Reyerson '03, Todd Ancelet '98, Barb (Wagamon) Aamodt '93, Maureen (Silberstein) Awtry '93

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

6:00 p.m. Reception
Class Reunion Reception

  • Class of 2008–Luna Valley Farm

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 2013–Elks Lodge

Sunday, October 28, 2018

10:00 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Festival of Eucharist
Preacher: Anne Edison-Albright, College Pastor
Music: Cathedral Choir and Aurora, Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen, and Luther Ringers
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Professor of Music and College Organist

11:30 a.m. / Class of 1968 Brunch, Home of Mary Ann (Skifton) '68 and Dan Thurmer '66, 901 Ridge Road

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

Symphony Orchestra – Daniel Baldwin, Conductor
Concert Band – Jack Stamp, Guest Conductor
Nordic Choir – Andrew Last '97, Conductor

Presentation of the Theodore Presser Scholarship
Presentation of the Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Family Prize to Michael Winkler '19
Presentation of the Carlo A. Sperati Award to Juan Tony Guzmán '90
Presentation of the Weston H. Noble Award to Paul Gulsvig '73

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.

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