Date: September 27, 2006
The 2006 Andrews University Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be held September 28-October 1 on the school's Berrien Springs campus. The public is invited to participate in many different activities planned for the weekend. For a complete listing of Homecoming activities, visit http://www.andrews.edu/alumni/homecoming/homecoming2006/index.html.
On Thursday, September 29, at 8 pm, there will be a "People's Choice" Concert in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a nostalgic journey through time, with music and images from each Andrews University decade beginning at the turn of the Twentieth Century. The evening will feature performances from Journey, Tikkun, Stephen & Susan Zork, Jeannie Pederson-Smith, Elia King, Nicol Clark, Lisa Jardine, Debbie Poole, and Myrna Constantine. Admission is free.
On Friday, September 29, the day is packed with a variety of activities to participate in. At 10 am enjoy a campus bus tour led by director of University Relations, Rebecca May. The bus will load at the Alumni House at 9:45 a.m. Attend the Physics Homeshow at 12:30 pm in the Thompson Amphitheatre, Haughey Hall 133, as physics faculty and alumni honor Bruce Lee's 50 years at Andrews with a fascinating show of physics demonstrations at the weekly physics-math colloquium eigen*TALK. You are also invited to go on a tour of Physics Enterprises, where a number of physics equipment pieces are assembled right on campus. Meet at 2:30 pm in Haughey Hall 133. Take the opportunity to meet Andrews President Niels-Erik Andreasen and his wife, Demetra, and the new provost, Dr. Heather Knight, at a Presidential Reception and University Press Open House at Sutherland House from 3:30-5 pm. At 6:15 pm watch the Annual Homecoming Parade and enjoy creative floats, marching bands, princesses and more! At 7 pm, join Andrews students and alumni for the colorful International Flag Raising Ceremony on the campus mall, and then end the evening with a special missions vespers service with John Kent, Adventist Frontier Missions Training Director, in Pioneer Memorial Church at 7:30 pm. Directly following vespers, enjoy music and hot drinks at the Missions Caf? in the Howard Performing Arts Center and get to know some of the returning student missionaries.
On Saturday, September 30, the day begins at 7:45 am with the annual C. Roy Smith Memorial Bird Walk, led by Gordon Atkins, professor of biology. A carpool will leave from the Science Complex. During church service at Pioneer Memorial Church at 8:30 am, Andrews alumni Winsome Hope Clarke and Bruce E. Lee will be honored, along with honorary alumna Dr. D. Jeanne Andrews Willumson. At the 11:20 am service, alumni Dr. Loren B. Hamel and Sherry L. McLaughlin will also be honored. From 2-4 pm, the various campus museums and galleries will be open for perusal. From 3-4 p.m. there will be a special tribute honoring Dr. D. Jeanne Andrews Willumson, great-granddaughter of the university's namesake, and her significant donation of original John Nevins Andrews correspondence at the Center for Adventist Research in the James White Library. End the day with an evening of classical music or a bit of basketball. Listen to selections performed by the Andrews University Chorale and Sinfonietta at the Alumni Homecoming Gala in the Howard Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Or, if you're the sporty-type, watch as Andrews alumni take on current students in a basketball game at 8:30 pm in the Johnson Gymnasium.
On Sunday, October 1, the Aeronautics Department is hosting a Fly-In/Pancake Breakfast at the Andrews Airpark from 7:30 am until noon. Come and enjoy a delicious all-you-can eat pancake breakfast with hashbrowns and eggs. There will be aircraft static displays, a flour-bombing contest for pilots, intro/discovery flights, and a chance to tour the airport. Also, learn more about airport expansion plans. Register to win a free introductory/discovery flight. The entry fee is $5 for adults, $2.50 for kids (10 & under). Discovery Flights are $25 -$35. Strap on your running shoes and plan to participate in the 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9 am. Registration begins at 8 am at the Alumni House and costs $20 for adults and $15 for students and children ages 17 and under. Your registration fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.