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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

Schedule of Events (as of 9/22/17)
Events and times subject to change.

A printed schedule will be available on Homecoming Day, October 14th
at the Alumni Brunch as well as in the Alumni and Parent Registration Tents on Kea/Guffin Hill.


To register for Homecoming & Family Weekend, click here.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

10:00-10:50am
HOMECOMING CHAPEL
Main Gym
Please join us for a time of worship led by one of our student-led worship teams and our alumni speaker, Alan Rudnick ‘03, MDiv ‘06, Executive Minister at DeWitt Community Church in DeWitt, NY. All are welcome!




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

7:00pm
"THE DIVINE DISSATISFACTION" DOCUMENTARY
McInnis Auditorium
Join the Campolo Center for Ministry as they present "The Divine Dissatisfaction" a short-form legacy documentary capturing the beautiful humanity and distilled wisdom of the sociologist, pastor, and author, Tony Campolo '56, BD '60, ThM '61. A "Q&A" session with Rev. Campolo will follow. To reserve your ticket, click here. For more information contact Robert Gauthier MS '08, Executive Director of Development at rgauthier@eastern.edu.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

10:00-10:50am
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
McInnis Auditorium
In partnership with Red Letter Christians and The Sider Center, we are pleased to welcome               Dr. Ash Barker as our speaker. He is an urban Christian activist, speaker, writer, and educator based in the UK. Topic is to be determined. All are welcome!

Hall of Honor6:00pm
HALL OF HONOR
St. Davids Golf Club
Join us as we induct Bucky Buchanan ‘74, Ashlee (Keyser) Filchner ‘05, Maria Horning ‘12 and           Courtney Reinhold ‘12 into the Hall of Honor. For more information, please contact Camrin (McDonough) Azzarano ’93 at cazzaran@eastern.edu. The St. Davids Golf Club is located at 845 Radnor Street Road in St. Davids, PA 19087. It is about one mile from campus, next to the Valley Forge Military Academy. Register here.

7:30-9:00pm
FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
McInnis Auditorium
Come enjoy Dance, Music, Theatre, and Alumni performances at the annual Fine Arts Festival. General admission ($5.00) is payable at the door.




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

9:30-11:00am

ALUMNI REUNION BRUNCH
St. Davids Golf Club
For all alumni and their families. Enjoy a delicious selection of breakfast
entrees, served buffet style. Join us as we celebrate our Alumnus of the Year: Howard Stevenson ‘80, DD '99; Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year: Brisa De Angulo ‘07; and Lamplight Society inductee: Harry Gutelius. Also, you aren't going to want to miss a special greeting from Bettie Ann Brigham '74, now EU's Vice President for Alumni & Parent Relations! Tickets: $10/adult, $7/child, and free for age 3 and below. Preregistration required.  Doors open at 9:15am. The St. Davids Golf Club is located at 845 Radnor Street Road in St. Davids, PA 19087. It is about one mile from campus, next to the Valley Forge Military Academy.

10:00am
VOLLEYBALL ALUMNI GAME
Main Gym
Volleyball alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Mark Birtwistle, Head Volleyball Coach, at mbirtwis@eastern.edu.

10:00am-12:00pm
SOFTBALL HOME RUN DERBY
Softball Field
Eastern University Softball presents "Homeruns for Kids".  Join in on a day of fun with their Homerun Derby! Winner will receive a gift basket. A minimum $5 donation is required to participate and 50% of all proceeds will benefit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  For more information or to register, contact Claire Emplit, Head Softball Coach, at cemplit@eastern.edu or 484-467-2947.

11:00am-3:00pm
AN
NUAL ALUMNI SURVEY

Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
Did you graduate 1, 5 or 10 years ago? Eastern University is conducting it’s annual alumni survey. The primary purpose of this Alumni survey is to assist EU with assessing if our mission is evidenced by the graduates that it produces. The survey results will be used to enhance EU’s academic programs, student life, career networking and alumni outreach. Stop by the tent and take the quick survey!

11:00am-5:00pm
ALUMNI REGISTRATION AND GATHERING TENTS
Tents on Kea/Guffin Hill
Register and pick up your free gift. Nametags will be waiting for early registrants. Hang out in the Alumni Gathering Tent, a central location for alumni to find one another, visit, and watch the games. Preorder your Pennsylvania EU license plate ($35).
You may also purchase EU t-shirts here too ($10 each or 2 for $15)!

11:00am-5:00pm
PARENT REGISTRATION TENT
Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
Register and pick up your free gift.


11:00am-5:00pm
ATHLETICS TENT
Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
All are welcome to stop by to learn more about Eastern University's athletic programs and ways that you can support our teams.


11:00am-5:00pm
FALL FESTIVAL
Kea/Guffin Hill
Over 20 student organizations set up a variety of displays, which include food, merchandise, a moon bounce, and games. Look for the Eagle mascot roaming around for great photo opportunities. All are welcome to support our student clubs!


11:00am-12:00pm
UNDERGRAD ADMISSIONS TOUR
Fowler Hall Admissions Reception Area
Do you have a child or grandchild interested in Eastern? There will be a one-hour guided tour of Eastern’s campus, given by an admissions officer. Learn more about admissions procedures, academic programs, and extracurricular activities. To register, contact the Visit Center at veastern@eastern.edu.


11:00am-12:30pm 
HOCKEY GAME VS. King’s College.
Auxiliary Field

11:00am-1:30pm
BASEBALL HOME RUN DERBY
Baseball Field
All baseball alumni are invited to the Home Run Derby.  For more information, contact Jed Morris, Head Baseball Coach, at jmorris1@eastern.edu.

11:30am-1:00pm
FAB 50+ REUNION
Baird Library in Walton Hall
The Classes of 1957, 1962, & 1967 will have an informal gathering, not only with their classmates but with friends from the 1950s and 1960s. Refreshments will be provided.


11:30am-4:30pm
ALUMNI REUNION TENT
Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
Gather here for your class reunion. Reminisce, laugh, talk, and cherish your Eastern experience. Refreshments will be served. * Special note…anyone from the decade is welcome to attend during that reunion time. The Classes of 1997 and 2002 will have their reunions later in the afternoon in other locations.

11:30am-12:30pm….. Classes of 1972 & 1977 *
12:30-1:30pm………...Classes of 1982 & 1987 *
1:30-2:30pm………….Classes of 1992 *
2:30-3:30pm………….Classes of 2007 & 2012 *
3:30-4:30pm………….Class of 2017 “1/2 Reunion”

12:00-2:00pm
WOMEN’S SOCCER GAME VS. FDU-Florham
Olson Field


12:30-1:00pm
CLASS REP RALLY
Gough Hall Lobby

All Class Reps from the Classes of 1958, ‘63, ‘73, ‘78, ‘83, ‘88, ‘93, ‘98, 2003, ‘08, and ‘13, are invited to stop by for 2018 class reunion information.

12:45pm (approximate)
FIELD HOCKEY ALUMNI GAME
Auxiliary Field
Immediately following the field hockey game vs King's College, field hockey alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Camrin Azzarano ‘93 at cazzaran@eastern.edu.


1:00-2:00pm
ALUMNI & FACULTY AUTHOR MEET & GREET
Breezeway Cafe in Guffin Hall

All are welcome to stop by and say hello to our authors, chat about their books, and purchase signed copies. More authors to be announced soon!

  • Donna (Gillenardo) Duffy '83: Embracing Autumn: A Motivational Field Guide for Midlife Women Entrepreneurs
  • Doug Mastriano '86: Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne
  • Will Schirmer '84: Reaching Beyond the Mennonite Comfort Zone: Exploring from the Inside Out
  • Howard Stevenson '80: Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference

1:00-2:00pm
CLASS OF 1997 - 20th REUNION
Gough Hall Game Room - Room 108
Everyone from the Class of 1997 and friends from surrounding classes are invited. Refreshments will served.

1:00-2:00pm
HISTORICAL TOUR OF WALTON ESTATE
Meet at the campus clock by Walton Hall
Join us for a guided tour around our 100+ year-old estate.

1:30-3:30pm
CLASS OF 2002 - 15th REUNION
Gough Hall Great Room - Room 110
Everyone from the Class of 2002 and friends from surrounding classes are invited. Refreshments will be served.


2:30-4:00pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAME
Auxiliary Field
For the annual Ultimate Frisbee game, Alumni (and Spouses) are invited to play against the Current Students after the Field Hockey Alumni Game.


3:00-5:00pm
SIFE/ENACTUS ALUMNI REUNION
Gough Hall Game Room - Room 108
All alumni who were members of SIFE or ENACTUS are invited! For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Al Socci at asocci@eastern.edu.


3:00-5:00pm
MEN’S SOCCER GAME VS. FDU-Florham
Olson Field


4:00-6:45pm
TEMPLETON HONORS COLLEGE REUNION

Off campus location
For more information, contact Paul Charles ’11, MA ’16, Director of Recruitment and Alumni Relations, at 610-225-5460 or pcharles@eastern.edu.
Location is to be determined.

5:00pm
WOMEN’S LACROSSE ALUMNI GAME
Auxiliary Field
Lacrosse alumni are invited to play. For more information, please contact Kim Campbell ‘10 at kcampbel@eastern.edu.


5:00pm
CLASS OF 1972 REUNION DINNER
Bertucci's Restaurant
Continue your 45th Reunion celebration at Bertucci’s Restaurant on Rt. 30 in Wayne!
The address is 523 West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, PA 19087.

6:00pm
PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE RECEPTION
Off-campus location
By invitation only.


9:00-11:00pm
HOMECOMING DANCE
Main Gym
For all current students.

BOOKSTORE HOURS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 & 14
Howard Center, lower level
(side facing the softball field)

Check out the latest EU items at the bookstore! They are offering a coupon for 10% off a single item and a special alumni package (Alumni T-Shirt/Alumni Mug/Alumni Decal) for $25.00! The Eastern Bookstore will be open:
FRIDAY:  9:00am-4:00pm
SATURDAY:
10:00am-4:00pm



DINING COMMONS, JAMMIN JAVA, & EAGLE’S NEST HOURS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14


DINING COMMONS
Walton Hall, 2nd floor
All are welcome to dine in the Dining Commons. Location is handicap accessible via outside entrance. Cost for meals is payable at the door.
SATURDAY HOURS:
Breakfast: 8:30am-9:30am     $7.25
Lunch:      Noon – 1:30pm      $9.50
Dinner:     4:30-6:00pm           $10.00
Children 2-10                          $6.50
Under 2                                   free

JAMMIN JAVA/EAGLE’S NEST
Walton Hall, 1st floor
All are welcome to dine in the campus coffee shop. Cost for meals is payable at the door.
SATURDAY HOURS:  9:30am-4:00pm


JULIA FOWLER PLANETARIUM
& BRADSTREET OBSERVATORY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14


PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Planetarium Room, 3rd Floor, McInnis Hall
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see the state of the art planetarium projection. There is not a brighter or higher resolution projection system in a 20-foot dome in the world! 50-minute presentation, $5/person, payable at the door. Seating is limited to 35 people per show, first come first served. Proceeds benefit the Astronomy Department.
SATURDAY SHOWS:
* 11am-12pm
* 1-2pm
* 2-3pm
* 3-4pm
* 4-5pm


OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSES
Observatory, 4th Floor, McInnis Hall
All ages are welcome. Weather permitting. Please
note: there is no elevator from the 3rd to 4th floors, only stairs.
SATURDAY MORNING HOURS:
* 10am-12pm Observatory Open House
(solar observing)
SATURDAY EVENING HOURS:
* 9-10:30pm Observatory Open House
(night time observing)

 

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