Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
Rock Island, United States
Use your Homecoming energy to run (or walk) the second-annual 5K Dome Dash. Join the spirited crowd of runners and walkers at Ericson Field on Saturday morning, then dash (or stroll) past the dome, up the Swanie Slough path, around Westerlin/Erickson, back along the slough, across the footbridge and end on the track. You can mark the event and support Habitat for Humanity with a special Dome Dash T-shirt.
New for Homecoming 2011! Join your classmates and other Viking football fans for lunch at the edge of the action. Feel the energy just off the playing field, with a picnic on the sidelines right before Saturday’s big game.
On Saturday night, celebrate Homecoming and the lighting of the dome with dinner and a ceremony in a chandelier-lit tent on the Quad. The special lighting of the new Old Main dome is a gift from the Class of 2001.
Did you and your spouse follow Augustana tradition and kiss under the bell tower before you married? Or do you simply wish you had? On Sunday morning after the service in Ascension Chapel, Augustana couples may renew their marriage vows in a ceremony led by Pastor Richard Priggie. Kissing under the bell tower is optional.
All times and locations are subject to change. Please register online or submit the registration form you received in the mail by Oct. 14. Please contact Beth Vandemore with questions or to register by phone at 800.798.8100 x 7726 or email@example.com.
Friday, October 21
Augustana Alumni College
2:30-3:10 p.m. Dr. Bill Hammer, "Dinosaurs on Ice"
Homecoming Kick-Off dinner
Reconnect with your friends and classmates at this kick-off dinner and make plans for the weekend.
Class of 1966 dinner
5:30-6:45 p.m., Wilson Center
Please join fellow classmates to reconnect and celebrate the 45th anniversary of your graduation. Registration packets for the class of 1966 will be available at dinner.
Class of 1986: Where’s the Bio Building?
A lot has changed on Augustana’s campus since we graduated, and this customized tour will look exclusively at what’s new — and what’s gone — since we left campus in 1986. We’ll start from the College Center and wind up at Coronation and SING.
Class gatherings, 8-11 p.m.
1966: Dahl Presidents Home
Saturday, October 22
Class of 1966 Hospitality Room and registration pick up
Stop by throughout the day to pick up your registration packets, reconnect with classmates and view the recently renovated Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall. Refreshments will be available. Hosted by members of the alumni board.
Dome Dash 5K Homecoming Run
Class of 1966 Hospitality room and registration pick-up
Stop by throughout the day to pick up your registration packets, Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall.
Campus Ministries brunch
Walking tour with Kai Swanson
Reading/Writing Center open house
Retirement reception for Dr. Don Erickson
10 a.m.-noon, Wilson Center
Augie Reads: Farenheit 451
10-11 a.m., Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall, room 120
Join English professor Katie Hanson for a discussion of Farenheit 451, the 2011 Augie Reads book that will be read by all incoming first-year students.
Biology faculty open house
Stop by the recently dedicated Hanson Hall of Science to say hello to your favorite biology faculty members and meet those who arrived since your graduation. While there, leave a note to current students on what you wish you could have told your “sophomore self.”
Homecoming Tour: Augustana College Art Museum Exhibition, Faculty Exhibition
The bi-annual exhibition of studio art faculty works features Megan Quinn, ceramics; Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, fibers; Peter Xiao, paintings/drawings; Kelvin Mason, digital images; Corrine Smith, mixed-media works and paintings, and Christian Mortenson, photography. Several examples of work by the late adjunct professor James Konrad will be included.
Augustana Choir open house
Community Engagement Center tailgate party
Stop by on your way to the game for popcorn and a root beer keg with the staff of the Community Engagement Center. Find out how much they accomplished in their first year and what’s in store for the future.
Business department tailgate
Reunion picnic lunch
New this year, the annual picnic lunch will take place along the sidelines of field. Meet up with your classmates while you cheer on the Vikings!
85th birthday reception for Dr. Disnarda Norniella
1-3 p.m., House on the Hill
President’s post-game open house
Pictures will be taken on the risers at the Dahl Presidents Home at the following times:
Athletics Hall of Fame dinner
Reception at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., dinner Cost is $35/person. For more information, please contact Dave Wrath at (309) 794-7265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni dinner and lighting of the dome ceremony
6:30 p.m., tent in the Quad
Join faculty members and fellow classmates under our chandelier-lit tent for dinner and lighting of the new Old Main dome, gift of the Class of 2001.
Sunday, October 23
Sunday morning worship with Pastor Priggie
Open Ecumenical service with a Lutheran perspective.
Met and Wed renewal of vows ceremony
Following 10:30 a.m. service, Ascension Chapel
Augustana couples’ ceremony, pictures and reception.
Following the renewal of vows ceremony, share the story with other couples on how you met and wed at Augustana.
Arianna String Quartet concert with guest professor Janina Ehrilich
2 p.m., Wallenberg Hall
The award-winning string quartet will perform works by Joan Tower and Franz Schubert.
Roman Catholic Mass
Your education at Augustana gave you transformative academic experiences, deep and abiding relationships with classmates and professors, and the ability to engage the diverse world in which we live. However, your place at Augustana did not come to an end when you crossed the commencement platform. As a graduate, you are always a member of the Augustana family and you are encouraged to keep an active role in the life of the college. Your continued relationship with Augustana as a graduate is vital to the College's health and future.
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