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Homecoming & Family DAY October 3–6

2013

welcome to homecoming & Family Day 2013 october 3–6, 2013 Welcome to Homecoming and Family Day 2013! We are excited to combine these two events in an effort to unite the past with the present. Join thousands of alumni, families and friends for our largest annual gathering to celebrate class reunions, cheer on the Bluejay Football team, and get an inside peek at campus life today. If you are an alumnus or alumna, please take time to rekindle ties with old classmates, faculty, and the campus during the many Homecoming activities. If you are a family member of a current student, we hope that your love for Elmhurst College grows as you experience all of the exciting events tied to Family Day. As you flip through the pages you will see all of the events taking place over the weekend. We cannot wait to celebrate with you! With Bluejay Pride, The Alumni Relations and Student Affairs Teams (630) 617-3600 alumni@elmhurst.edu

Homecoming and Family DAY 2013 on the web Please visit us on the web at www.elmhurst.edu/homecoming for schedule updates and additional information. During Homecoming and Family Day, please check in at the registration table in the Frick Center for final times and locations, which are subject to change. At registration, all the materials you will need to enjoy the weekend will be available for you.

Weekend Schedule THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Class of 1963 Pre-Reunion Celebration* 6:00 p.m. Frick Center, Blume Board Room Begin your Fifty-Year Reunion weekend on campus, sharing memories and stories with friends, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres in the heart of campus.

Fifty-Year Club Friday: See page 6

Theatre Production “Noises Off ” 8:00 p.m. Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst To purchase tickets, contact the Mill Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or mill@elmhurst.edu.

Class of 1948 Reunion Dinner* 5:30 p.m. Frick Center, Melanchthon Room $20 per person Members of the Class of 1948 are invited to celebrate their 65th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner. Class of 1953 Reunion Dinner* 5:30 p.m. Frick Center, Bryan Room $20 per person Members of the Class of 1953 are invited to celebrate their 60th reunion by joining friends and classmates for dinner. Class of 1958 Reunion Dinner* 5:30 p.m. Frick Center, President’s Dining Room $20 per person Members of the Class of 1958 are invited to celebrate their 55th reunion dinner by joining friends and classmates for dinner.

*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

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Weekend Schedule friday, continued...

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

All Alumni and Family Reception* Sponsored by the Elmhurst College Alumni Association 6:00–9:00 p.m. Frick Center, Founders Lounge The Alumni Association invites all alumni, families, faculty and staff to gather for an evening of conversation, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment provided by the Elmhurst College Jazz Band.

Family Day: See pages 8–9

Theatre Production “Noises Off ” 8:00 p.m. Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst To purchase tickets, contact the Mill Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or mill@elmhurst.edu.

Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration* 10:00–11:00 a.m. Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel Join the Elmhurst College community as we celebrate 142 years of excellence! During this celebration we will induct new members into the Bluejay Backer Athletic Hall of Fame and honor this year’s Faculty and Alumni Merit Awardees. Hear reflections from an Elmhurst College legacy family and cheer alongside our spirit squads as we get an inside peek of the football team’s pre-game rituals and send them off to a Bluejay victory! Choir Alumni Gathering and Rehearsal* 11:00 a.m. Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall Share stories and enjoy breakfast sweets with your former classmates and rehearse for Sunday’s Homecoming Service. All Athletics Reunion* 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Faganel Hall, Lobby Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past coaches and athletes.

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*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

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Geography and Geosciences Gathering* 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Daniels Hall, Room 303 Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past faculty members, students and alumni.  Niebuhr Center Celebration* 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Niebuhr Hall, Niebuhr Center Join us for an open house as we share the exciting opportunities available through the Niebuhr Center. Kinesiology Alumni Gathering* 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Faganel Hall, Room 101 Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past faculty members, students and alumni.  English Alumni Gathering* 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Frick Center, President’s Dining Room Join us for refreshments and visit with current and past faculty members, students and alumni.  

*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

Campus Tours* 11:00 a.m.–noon Frick Center, Founders Lounge Meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus. Residence halls will also be open so you can tour where you lived during your days at Elmhurst. Education Department Alumni Brunch* 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Circle Hall, Third Floor Join fellow education department alumni and faculty for a free brunch. ELSA Alumni Tailgate* 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Alexander Parking Lot Join us and visit with current and past faculty, students and alumni. Campuspalooza 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Faganel Hall, Gym Campuspalooza is the perfect opportunity for alumni, families and current students to connect the past with the present. All are welcome to visit this collection of minireunions and social gatherings that exhibits the Elmhurst experience. Attendees can mingle throughout the gym, meeting up with former classmates, teammates, student organization members, and fraternity brothers/sorority sisters. Information tables will be hosted by current student members. 3

Weekend Schedule SATURDAY, continued... Register for an Elmhurst College License Plate 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Lehmann Hall Parking Lot Stop by the Secretary of State’s station right outside the hospitality tent any time before or during the football game to register for your official Elmhurst College license plate. A portion of all proceeds supports Elmhurst College scholarships!  Alumni Hospitality Tent 1:00 p.m. Langhorst Field Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Chartwells Alumni are welcome to visit the tent during the football game to enjoy food, beverages, good company and cheer the Bluejays on to victory! Bluejay Football vs. North Central College Cardinals 2:00 p.m. Langhorst Field Watch it live or stream it at bluejaytv.com

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Theatre Alumni Tailgate* 4:00–6:00 p.m. Walter Street side of the Alexander Lot Win or lose....We barbeques. Yes, we just used bad poetry to invite you to an Elmhurst College Theatre tailgate. Join Theta Alpha Phi after the game and before Noises Off. G.O.L.D. Reunion Celebration: Five- and Ten-Year* 6:00 p.m. Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York Road, Elmhurst All Graduates of the Last Decade are invited to Fitz’s following the Bluejay football game to celebrate the Classes of 2003 and 2008. 9th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition Reception and 40th Birthday Celebration of the Accelerator* 5:00–7:00 p.m. Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace Featuring works by Department of Art alumni, this exhibition presents art in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and graphic design. The opening reception held during Homecoming Weekend also marks the 40th birthday of the Elmhurst College particle accelerator. Please note that the Alumni Art Exhibit will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m.

*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

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Theatre Production Theatre Alumni Reception* “Noises Off ” 5:30–7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Tannins, 112 N. York Road, Elmhurst Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst. $10 per person; attendees will receive a To purchase tickets, contact the Mill comp ticket to the evening’s performance Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or of Noises Off. Join fellow theatre alumni uptown after mill@elmhurst.edu. the game for a reception benefiting Kristin Spangler, late theatre professor. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 Fifty-Year Club Dinner: Class of 1963 Induction* 6:00 p.m. Frick Center, Alexander Room $30 per person Members and guests are invited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1963 as they are inducted into the Fifty-Year Club. Class of 1973 Reunion Dinner* 6:00 p.m. Frick Center, Prospect Room $20 per person The Class of 1973 is invited to celebrate their 40th reunion by joining fellow classmates and friends for dinner. Class of 1968 Reunion Dinner* 6:00 p.m. Frick Center, President’s Dining Room $20 per person The Class of 1968 is invited to celebrate their 45th reunion by joining fellow classmates and friends for dinner. *All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

Elmhurst College Homecoming Service 9:30 a.m. Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst The Elmhurst College choir and alumni will sing at this special Homecoming service joining the College and community. After the service, join alumni and community members for a continental breakfast. If you would like to attend a religious service of a different faith tradition, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at (630) 617-3025. Classes of 1986, 1987 and 1988 25th Reunion Brunch* 10:00 a.m. Frick Center, Prospect Room $20 per person Members of the Classes of 1986, 1987 and 1988 are invited to celebrate their 25th Reunion by joining classmates for brunch. 5

Weekend Schedule Fifty-Year Club Friday: October 4 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $25 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and programs) Fifty-Year Club members (all who have graduated prior to or in 1963) are invited to spend the day on campus familiarizing themselves with the College today and reminiscing with your classmates over the memories of yesterday. Registration and Breakfast 9:00–10:00 a.m. Frick Center, Blume Board Room Meet and greet other Fifty-Year Club members over breakfast as you celebrate Homecoming weekend.

Fifty-Year Club Friday

Alumni College Attend a class taught by Elmhurst College professors, especially designed with alumni in mind.

Lunch 11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Frick Center, Blume Board Room Join the group for a light lunch in the Blume Board Room. Campus Tours 1:30–3:00 p.m. Frick Center, Founders Lounge Meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus. The tour will end at the Chaplain’s home. Fifty-Year Club Afternoon Tea with College Administrators and Students 3:00 p.m. Chaplain’s home, 255 Elm Park, Elmhurst To conclude this special day, members of the Fifty-Year Club are invited to tea, coffee and sweets as you get to know the College’s administrators and students.

“Keeping the Aging Brain Healthy” 10:00–11:00 a.m. Frick Center, Blume Board Room Presented by Dr. Helga Noice, psychologist and professor of psychology and Dr. Tony Noice, actor/director and professor of theatre.

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*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

Fifty-Year Club Friday

*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

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Weekend Schedule Family Day: Saturday, october 5

Family Day

Bluejay Parent Breakfast* 9:00–10:00 a.m. Frick Center, Bluejays’ Roost Students and their families are invited to a kick-off breakfast to get your day started off right! Come enjoy scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon and sausage, and fruit! Pre-registration required. Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration* 10:00–11:00 a.m. Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel Join the Elmhurst College community as we celebrate 142 years of excellence! During this celebration we will induct new members into the Bluejay Backer Athletic Hall of Fame and honor this year’s Faculty and Alumni Merit Awardees. Hear reflections from an Elmhurst College legacy family and cheer alongside our spirit squads as we get an inside peek of the football team’s pre-game rituals and send them off to a Bluejay victory!

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Campuspalooza 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Faganel Hall, Gym Campuspalooza is the perfect opportunity for alumni, families, and current students to connect the past with the present. All are welcome to visit this collection of minireunions and social gatherings that exhibits the Elmhurst experience. Attendees can mingle throughout the gym, meeting up with former classmates, teammates, student organization members, and fraternity brothers/sorority sisters. Information tables will be hosted by current student members. Campus Tours* 11:00 a.m.–noon Frick Center, Founders Lounge Please meet at the fireplace for a guided tour of today’s campus. Residence halls will also be open so you can tour where you lived during your days at Elmhurst.

*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

h o m e c o m i n g & f a m i ly d a y 2 0 1 3 s c h e d u l e

Alumni Hospitality Tent 1:00 p.m. Langhorst Field, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Chartwells Alumni and families are welcome to visit the tent throughout the football game to enjoy food, beverages, good company and cheer the Bluejays on to victory. Bluejay Football vs. North Central College 2:00 p.m. Langhorst Field Watch it live or stream it at bluejaytv.com

*All events marked with an asterisk require a reservation.

Theatre Production “Noises Off” 8:00 p.m. Mill Theatre, 253 Walter St.,Elmhurst. To purchase tickets, contact the Mill Theatre box office at (630) 617-3005 or mill@elmhurst.edu.

Family Day

Direct Connections Reception 4:00 p.m. Cureton Hall, Lucks Conference Room Students and their families are invited to find out about our impactful peer mentor program for first generation students and students of color. Learn why this program is a “must do” for our students, providing a rock-solid foundation for social connections, networking and academic success.

Casino Night 7:00–9:00 p.m. Faganel Hall, Gym Bring the family and join us for our version of Las Vegas! Come and play as your favorite Elmhurst College faculty or staff member deals you hand of blackjack, spin the roulette wheel, or take a turn at poker or craps. Players of all ages welcome.

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Useful Information Local Hotels SpringHill Suites by Marriott 410 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst (630) 782-6300 Courtyard by Marriott 370 N. Route 83, Elmhurst (630) 941-9444 Courtyard by Marriott 6 Trans Am Plaza Drive, Oakbrook Terrace (630) 691-1500

Homecoming and Family Weekend Information Desk Hours of Operation Friday, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Frick Center, Founders Lounge Stop by the registration desk to register and pick up your materials for the weekend’s events, including a full schedule of Homecoming activities.

Important Campus Numbers Campus Security: (630) 617-3000 Alumni Relations: (630) 617-3600 Frick Center Information Desk: (630) 617-3500 Book Cellar: (630) 617-3185

Elmhurst College Book Cellar The Elmhurst College Book Cellar, located at the west end of Goebel Hall, will be open throughout the weekend. Check the website at www.elmhurst.edu/homecoming for specific hours.

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Registration Form Please complete this form so we can be fully prepared for your return to campus. Name Maiden Name Class Year Street City State Zip Home Phone

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E-mail Spouse’s Name/Additional Guests Class Year Please indicate if you have special dietary needs Will you need mobility assistance?

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Advanced Registration for Special Events Class of 1963 Pre-Reunion Celebration Fifty-Year Club Friday $25.00 per person

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Class of 1948 Reunion Dinner $20.00 per person

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Class of 1953 Reunion Dinner $20.00 per person

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Class of 1958 Reunion Dinner $20.00 per person

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All Alumni Reception Homecoming Kick-O Celebration Choir Alumni Gathering and Rehearsal All Athletics Reunion Geography and Geosciences Alumni Gathering Niebuhr Center Celebration Kinesiology Alumni Gathering English Alumni Gathering

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Campus Tours ELSA Alumni Tailgate Education Department Alumni Brunch Theatre Alumni Tailgate Art Reception Theatre Alumni Reception $10.00 per person

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G.O.L.D. Reunion Celebration: Five- and Ten-Year Reunions

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Fifty-Year Dinner Club Dinner: Class of 1963 Induction $30.00 per person Class of 1968 Reunion Dinner $20.00 per person Class of 1973 Reunion Dinner $20.00 per person

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Bluejay Family Breakfast Classes of 1986, 1987 and 1988 25th Reunion Brunch $20.00 per person

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Amount Expiration date Card number Security Code Name as it appears on card Signature Fax this form to: (630) 617-3772, OR mail it to: OYce of Alumni Relations, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296, OR call us at (630) 617-3600, OR e-mail us at alumni@elmhurst.edu., OR register online at www.elmhurst.edu/homecoming.

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October 3–6

Homecoming & family day

2013

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Homecoming & Family Day 2013