WELCOME BACK CMU ALUMNI – WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE! Central Methodist University • Fayette, Mo. Vol. 141 • No. 6 • October 23, 2013 • www.centralmethodist.edu Something for all at Homecoming 2013 Central Methodist University vis Field at 1 p.m., followed by well celebrate “A Hero’s Home- women’s soccer at 5:30 p.m. and coming” during annual festivities men’s soccer at 7:30 p.m. scheduled for FriEmeritus day through Sunbiology Prof. day, Oct. 25-27. Dan Elliott A busy weekwill serve as end of activities for CMU alumni grand marshal for the parade. and friends, area resiSunday Schedule dents, and faculty, Sunday (Oct. 27) staff and students is events include servicscheduled. es at Linn Memorial Friday Schedule Church (10:30 a.m.), Friday, Oct. 25 and the art exhibit in the will feature various Ashby-Hodge Gallery reunion activities for in Classic Hall (1:30the honored alumni 4:30 p.m.). classes (1948, ‘53, CMU Royalty ‘58, ‘63, ‘68, ‘73, ‘78, The CMU student ‘83, ‘88, ‘93, ‘98, ‘03, body has selected four and ‘08) from 5:30men and four women Dan Elliott 7:30 p.m. at Emmet’s as senior candidates for Kitchen and Tap in 2013 Homecoming King downtown Fayette. and Queen. The eight students will More recent alumni can at- take part in the Homecoming paCandidates for King include tend the Graduates Of the Last rade and will be introduced at the Decade (GOLD) reunion from 7 football halftime. Royalty will be Todd King, a communications studto 10 p.m. at D.C. Rogers lake crowned following the introduc- ies major from Springfield; Austin Long, a music education major near Fayette. tions. from Monroe City; Saturday Schedule Ryan Restemayer, Saturday, Oct. 26 an interdisciplinary highlights include the studies major from annual Homecoming Sullivan; and TaranA major Homecoming Parade downtown startjit “T.J.” Singh from event at 11 a.m. ing at 10 a.m.; dedicaOakville, Ontario, in Saturday will be the tion of a bronze sculpCanada. formal unveiling of ture adjacent to Classic Queen can“Synergy” by noted Hall at 11 a.m.; a taildidates include sculptor Larry Young. gate party on the lawn Amanda Branson, It will be the first of near Howard-Payne environment several planned pieces an Hall from 11:30 a.m. studies major from of art to be placed in -1 p.m.; an art exhibit Koeltztown; Ashthe Washburn Plaza in the Ashby-Hodge ley Hagen, a biolSculpture Park in front Gallery in Classic Hall ogy major from of Classic Hall. This from 1-4 p.m.; and an Kearney; Kendra will be an extension open house in the SteTwenter, an athletic of the Ashby-Hodge phens Museum in T. training major from Gallery of American Berry Smith Hall from Boonville; and SoArt. Additional details noon - 3 p.m. phie Wilensky, a about the planned Also on Saturday, communication sculpture park will be the Homecoming footstudies major from announced soon. ball game against Peru Plano, Texas. State kicks off at Da- CMU Royalty Full Homecoming Schedule on Page 2 Dedication Saturday Candidates for CMU Homecoming king and queen are, from left: Kendra Twenter, Boonville; Austin Long, Monroe City; Ashley Hagen, Kearney; Ryan Restemayer, Sullivan; Amanda Branson, Koeltztown; Todd King, Springfield; and Sophie Wilensky, Plano, Texas. Not present for photo: Taranjit “T.J.” Singh, Oakville, Canada. Parade marshal Dan Elliott, a longtime Fayette resident, is a retired professor and former curator of CMU’s Stephens Museum. Dr. Elliott joined the faculty in 1974 and retired in 2011 after 38 years as professor of biology and geology. He gained considerable renown in 1997 when, on a paleontological dig with CMU students in Howard County, Elliott discovered a starfish fossil. The fossil, the only one like it ever found, was dated at 350 million years old. It is on display in the Stephens Museum. Widely sought as a speaker, Elliott has published numerous scholarly and scientific articles. He is past president of the Missouri Archaeological Society, received the Missouri Association of Professional Archaeologists’ Carl and Eleanor Chapman Award in 2005, and the Distinguished Service Award in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty here, he taught at public schools in Raytown, Kansas City, and Liberty. Elliott and his wife, Maggie, have three grown children. Many other events are scheduled. Some of the activities require advance registration, with forms available on-line at http:// cmalumni.centralmethodist.edu/ hc13 or by contacting Melanie Lawson at 660-248-56234 or by e-mail at email@example.com .