2016 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Loyalty Hall

Luther College
Homecoming 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

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 $12 per person; or $24 for nine holes, cart rental $7 per person. 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
Preacher: TBA
Music: Wind and Percussion Ensemble directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Collegiate Chorale directed by Andrew Last '97
Organist: Gregory Peterson '83, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

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 1966 Reception

2:15–3:00 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 1966 Reunion Gift Presentation, Celebration of Distinguished Service
Cost: $25.00/person

Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Deb Wilson '71, Peggy Brenden '76, Steven Schaver '76, Pete Espinosa '81, Rolf Brekken '91, Caroline Worra '91.

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 1, 2016

8:00 a.m.–4:00 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 $12 per person; or $24 for nine holes, cart rental $7 per person. Soft spikes only. For tee times, contact club manager Stacey Brandt at (563) 382-5296.

10:00 a.m. / Room 206, Valders Hall of Science (formerly Valders 117)
Hoslett Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Kara (Peterson) Whittaker '96

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

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. Class of 1966 Group Photo–Addams Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union

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

  • Classes of 1941, 1946, and 1951–Mott-Borlaug Rooms, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1956–Nobel Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1961–Shirley Baker Commons, Baker Village
  • Class of 1966–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

11:00 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

1:00 p.m. / Carlson Stadium
Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University
Halftime: Class of 1966 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.-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. Two years ago high fidelity mannequins were purchased for the department and will be on display.

3:00 p.m.
Class Reception

  • Classes of 1941, 1946, and 1951–Home of Bob '51 and Lucille Rosholt, 612 Center Street, Decorah

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: Jim Scott '61, Denise (Wills) Thoen '86, Craig Crandall '86, Ben Barclay '01, Shaun Meinecke '01, Siri Thompson '01, Mike Lopez '06.

5:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Reception

  • Class of 1956-403 Ohio Street, Home of Bob Jones and Kathryn Vigen

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

  • Class of 1961-Shirley Baker Commons, Baker village
  • Class of 1966-Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
  • Class of 1971-South Winneshiek Golf and Country Club, Calmar

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

  • Class of 1976–De Novo Barn
  • Class of 1981–Steyer Opera House, Hotel Winneshiek
  • Class of 1986–Silvercrest Golf and Country Club
  • Class of 1991–Oneota Golf and Country Club

6:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Receptions

  • Class of 1996–Winneshiek Ballroom, Hotel Winneshiek
  • Class of 2001–Upstairs Banquet Hall, T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill
  • Class of 2006–Ballroom, Nob Hill Supper Club
  • Class of 2011–Elks Lodge

Sunday, October 2, 2015

10:00 a.m.
Festival Eucharist–Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life
Preacher: TBA
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
Ann Howard Jones, 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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