Date: September 13, 2012
Andrews University’s annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be held Sept. 27–30, 2012, with a variety of events that are open to the community, alumni, staff, faculty and students. A full schedule and description of events, including RSVP forms for select events, is available at alumni.andrews.edu/homecoming.
Ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
The weekend begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the newly renovated and expanded Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology in Bell Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. It’s the first event for the recently organized School of Health Professions, which includes all the health-related academic departments at Andrews University. The event is free and open to the public, and free hearing screenings will be offered.
Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf Outing
On Friday, Sept. 28, all are invited to participate in the Wes Christiansen Memorial Golf outing at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Ind. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. The regular entry fee is $80 ($60 for Andrews University students), which includes 18 holes of scramble golf with a cart, continental breakfast, lunch, duffle bag and other prizes. Proceeds will go to the Alumni Scholarship fund. RSVP is required.
Reception, Academic Tributes for Retiring Biology Professors
Friday’s events also include an alumni reception in the foyer of Buller Hall from 12:30–1:30 p.m. to honor the retirements of biology professors Bill Chobotar, John Stout, Dennis Woodland and David Steen. Following the reception, all are invited to attend the Administrative Appreciation for Biology Faculty Retirements and Academic Tribute Presentations beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium of Buller Hall. RSVP for the alumni reception and submit tributes, memories and best wishes to the retiring professors at alumni.andrews.edu/biology.
25th Annual Homecoming Parade, International Flag Raising Ceremony
The 25th annual homecoming parade begins at 5 p.m. starting on West Campus Circle Drive in front of the Seminary. Guests can enjoy free elephant ears, popcorn and cotton candy while watching the parade of floats, marching bands and fire trucks. All are invited to attend. Immediately following the parade, join us in celebrating diversity at the International Flag Raising Ceremony on the flag mall at 6:30 p.m. All are encouraged to wear native dress and participate in both the parade and flagraising. Call 269-471-3345 to sign up and reserve your flag.
Open Houses Across Campus
On Saturday, Sept. 29, explore the campus of Andrews University through a variety of open houses across campus all occurring from 3–5 p.m. These include the Architecture Resource Center in the Architecture Building, the Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall, the Center for Adventist Research in the lower level of James White Library, the Department of Biology in Price Hall of the Science Complex, the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology in Bell Hall, James White Library’s 75th Anniversary tours, the Natural History Museum in Price Hall of the Science Complex, the Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Museum, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School, and the Undergraduate Learning Center: Buller & Nethery Halls.
Aviation Breakfast and Fly-In
Among the notable events on Sunday, Sept. 30, is the Aviation Breakfast and Fly-In from 8 a.m.-noon at the Andrews University Airpark. Guests can enjoy a pancake breakfast before touring the airpark to see the fleet of planes and visit the Flight Simulation Center. The price is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and under.
5K Run/Walk & 10K Run/Fitness Expo
For those who enjoy some morning exercise, a 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run will begin at 9 a.m. at Johnson Gym. Titled “Race to End the Status Quo,” proceeds from the event will go to AU Student Missions. The registration fee is $15 or free for Andrews University students. T-shirts will also be available for $5.
Ride for AU
The weekend’s events will conclude Sunday with the 5th annual Ride for AU at 1 p.m. when motorcyclists can enjoy a scenic trip through Southwest Michigan. If the 25-bike minimum is met, the ride will be escorted by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Motorcycle Team. RSVP now at alumni.andrews.edu/homecoming.