2019 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Loyalty Hall

Luther College
Homecoming 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

Friday, October 4, 2019

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

10:30 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Homecoming Chapel (Streamed Live)
Preacher:
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 and Program

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. / Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
Class of 1969 Reception, Campus Tours

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 1969 Reunion Gift Presentation, Presentation of the Spirit of Luther Award, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Karen (Wardell) Austad '64, Richard Staff '69, Steve Berry '74, Carl Stecker '79,  Carol Tomer '79, Jennifer Clark Nelson '94, Mike Anderson '99
Cost: $30.00/person

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

9:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Student Theatre Production

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

9:30 a.m. / Front Porch, Loyalty Hall
Class of 1969 Coffee and Parade Viewing

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

10:15 a.m.–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.

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

11:00 a.m. / Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Ironside Distinguished Nursing Lecture by Carl Stecker '79, Senior Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services
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 1969 Group Photo–Luther Bell, rain location: Addams Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union

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

  • Classes of 1944, 1949, and 1954–Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1959–Mott-Borlaug rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1964–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1969–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. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture:
Speaker: Karen Hansen '89, Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin - Madison

12:00 p.m. / Aquatic Center, Regents Center
Swim Meet -

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. Central College
Halftime: Class of 1969 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.

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings

1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. / Preus Library
 50th Anniversary Celebration Open House

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

Student Theatre Production

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Nordic Choir's First International Tour -- 50th Anniversary Documentary, To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour

2:45 p.m. --3:45 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Class of 1969 Moderated Discussion: The Late '60s at Luther and Across the Nation

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. / Luther Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Alumni Book Signings:

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.–5:00 p.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Coming Home: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway, a documentary by David Ellingson '69

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 1964-Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1969-Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union (Creativity Showcase during reception)
  • Class of 1974-South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club, Calmar

6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Class Reunion Reception

  • Class of 1979–DeNovo Barn (This gathering features hearty hors d' oeurves served throughout the evening in place of a served meal.)

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

6:00 p.m. Reception
Class Reunion Reception

  • Class of 2009–Luna Valley Farm

6:30 p.m. Receptions
Class Reunion Receptions

  • Class of 1999–Winneshiek Ballroom, Hotel Winneshiek
  • Class of 2004–Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill

7:30 p.m. Reception
Class Reunion Reception

  • Class of 2014–The Courtyard and Cellar

7:30 p.m. / Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts
Student Theatre Production

Sunday, October 6, 2019

10:00 a.m. / Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Festival of Eucharist
Preacher: TBA
Music: Cathedral Choir and Aurora, 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

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 Publications–The College Chips, Pioneer and Agora are digitized and ready for you to browse and reminisce from wherever you are.

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