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Homecoming 2005

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Friday, October 14

Homecoming Chapel Assembly
Lehman Auditorium, 10 am
Join alumni Duane Shank and Steve Shenk, members of the Class of '73, along with current members and leaders of Peace Fellowship for reflection and worship. Duane Shank works as executive assistant and policy advisor for Sojourners, Washington, D.C., while Steve Shenk serves as director of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, Harrisonburg, VA. They were among a group of individuals who founded the original Peace Club at EMU.

Art Exhibit: Veronica Amstutz
Hartzler Library Gallery, open during library hours
Come enjoy Veronica Amstutz's senior art exhibit. An artist reception will be held on Saturday at 2:30 pm.

Loyal Royals Golf Classic
Spotswood Country Club, 8 am and 1 pm starting times with lunch at noon
Cost is $100. (540) 432-4197 or kevin.longenecker@emu.edu to register.

Registration Desk
University Commons, 3-10 pm

Evening Meal
Dinning Hall -Northlawn Basement, 5-6:30 pm

Donor Appreciation Banquet
(by invitation only) University Commons, 6 pm

A Valley Homecoming Revue
Lehman Auditorium, 8 pm
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and musical performances by EMU, students, faculty, and alumni. A variety of styles and talents will blend to create a melodious atmosphere for this special evening. This event, to be broadcast live on WEMC, 91.7 FM, will include introductions of performers and humorous features by WEMC personnel. Music styles include accapella vocal, instrumental pieces, gospel, jazz, and more. No admission fee, donations will be accepted.

Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Science Center 106, 9 pm

Midnight Madness
Yoder Arena, University Commons, 10:30 pm-1 am
Join the excitement of officially opening the 2005-06 basketball season with the EMU men's team. Open gym for alumni, parents, and families from 9:00-10:00 pm, an alumni basketball game at 10:15, followed at 11:40 by a highlight film of the 2004-05 season shown on the big screen. Then, at midnight cheer on the team as they begin a much-anticipated season with a slam-dunk contest, 3-point challenge, and intra-squad scrimmage under the guidance of Coach Kirby Dean.

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Saturday, October 15

Registration Desk
University Commons, 7:30 am -2 pm.

Fun Run
Meet at the track, 7:30 am
All runners/walkers welcome. No entry fee, premiums for all finishers.

Encore! Breakfast and Program
Recital Hall, Lehman Auditorium, 8:30 am
Program will feature student performances. Advance reservations required.

Science Center Annual Breakfast and Program
Science Center, 8 am. Program begins at 8:45am in Room 106 and upper level foyer.
Andrew D. Grove, Ph.D of Gene Logic Inc., in Gaithersburg, Md. will be speaking on the "Medical Biotechnology: Realized Potential?" Advance reservations required.

Haverim Breakfast and Program
Seminary Foyer, 8 am
Del Glick, director of church partnerships at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will speak on "Whose Call Is It?" Advance reservations required.

Business & Economics Breakfast and Program
Discipleship Center, 8 am
Sarah Smith will speak on "Dare to Dream, Dare to Believe." Deluxe breakfast. Advance reservations required.

Nurses Breakfast, Presentation & Forum
Campus Center, Brunk Maust Lounge, 8 am
Cynthia Toman (C 70), will speak on "First Class Experiences: Shaping Nurses, Scholarship and Faith." The program will include special recognition of the first EMU class to graduate with the BSN designation -the class of 1970. Please register.

Language and Literature Department Breakfast
Campus Center, Room 201-203, 8:30 am. Please register.
Susan Godshall and Carolyn C. Wenger will each speak on how their study of language & literature at EMU prepared (or didn't prepare!) them for a life of service.

Jesse T. Byler Lecture Series
Seminary Building, Room 123, 9 am
Vermell Grant will speak on "Leadership: A Catalyst for Change." Sponsored by the EMU education department.

Hall of Honor Breakfast and Awards
University Commons, Yoder Arena, North Court 9am
Sponsored by Loyal Royals and EMU athletics department. President Loren Swartzendruber will speak on the topic, "Lessons for Life". Glenn Metzler will be inducted into the Hall of Honor. Former EMU athletes and coaches are invited to this brunch to reconnect with teammates, reminisce about past sports seasons and visit with coaches. Advance reservations required.

Mathematical Sciences Reception
Suter Science center, Room 109, 9am.
A panel presention "Integrating Faith and Practice in the Mathematical Sciences" by EMU alumni John Swartzentruber, Jonathan Schinhofen, and Stephanie Horst.

Northlawn Women Unite: Connecting Generations and Vocations
Northlawn, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Calling all mothers, daughters and alumni of Northlawn Dorm! You are cordially invited to breakfast in one of the four Northlawn lounges! Come discuss your vocation and generation with current Northlawn women, see the student's dorm rooms and enjoy good food. Each lounge will have a specific vocational discipline to explore. Directions will be posted in the dorm.

Children's Activities
10-2 pm
Pre-school (ages 0-5) child care available during class reunions. Please pre-register.
Grades 1-5 Meet in the campus Center Greeting Hall for fun-filled youth activities organized and led by the EMU Student Education Association. These action-packed activities go far beyond child care. Registration includes free lunch and supplies.
Youth Activities
11 am-1 pm
Grades 6-9 Meet at the Welcome Center in the University Commons for fun activities which include a free lunch.
Grades 10-12 Meet at the Welcome Center in the University Commons for "EMU & You!" Fun-filled activities include improv performances and a free pizza lunch.

Class Reunions and Luncheons
10:30 am-1 pm
Reunions will be held for the classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000 at various locations on campus. Check at the Welcome Center in the University Commons for reunion locations.

Class of 1995
11 am-12:30 pm
Light refreshments at the Discipleship Center. Spouses, significant others and children are welcome. No charge to participate. Class photo at 11:30 am. You may wish to extend your reunion time by sharing lunch with some classmates at the dining hall (either by pre-registration or walk-in) or at a restaurant off campus. Alternately, you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and visit into the early afternoon (as late as 2 p.m.). Please read the class letter for more information.

Jubilee Alumni Luncheon
Eastern Mennonite High School Dining Room, 11:30 am
This event is for alumni who attended EMU 50 years ago or more. The class of 1955 will be honored and will become members of Jubilee Alumni. Class of 1955 reflections to be offered by Alice Lapp, Harry Lefever, George Hostetler, and Laura Weaver. Featured speaker will be class member Myron Augsburger.

Book signing
University Bookstore, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
The following authors will be at the bookstore all or most of the time:
Myron Augsburger; The Resurrection Life, The Power of Jesus for Today and Soli Deo Gloria, A Daily Walk Through Romans.
Beryl H. Brubaker; Viewing New Creations with Anabaptist Eyes, Ethics of Biotechnology (Roman J. Miller with sign books in absentia.)
Lena Albrite Turner; Brooks Gap (This book is a local history of interest to many Mennonites. There are families featured as pioneers and shapers of the Fulks Run, Criders, and Bergton communities as early as the 1740's)
Sarah Wenger Shenk; Thank You For Asking, Conversations with Young Adults about the Future Church

Intercollegiate Games
Women's Volleyball vs. Emory & Henry, 12 noon
Men's Soccer vs. Emory & Henry, 1 pm
Women's Soccer vs. Catholic University, 3:30 pm
Field Hockey vs. Roanoke, 7 pm

Climbing Wall
University Commons, North Court, 1:30-3:30 pm
Family members of all ages are invited to come enjoy the climbing wall under the guidance of EMU students and staff.

Historical Library
Hartzler Library, third fl., 1-4pm

WEMC 50th Anniversary Open House
Astral Hall Studios, 1:30-4 pm
Come visit the radio station, meet current station personnel and help WEMC celebrate 50 years on the air.

Black Student Union Pamper Yourself Day
Northlawn, Great Lounge, 1:30-3 pm
Massage, hair braiding, manicures, etc.

Peace Club Reunion
Discipleship Center, 2:30 pm

Artist's Reception and Gallery Talk
Hartzler Library Gallery, 2:30 pm
Artist Veronica Amstutz will visit with guests and discuss her work. Artist's work can also be seen in the gallery any time Saturday and Sunday during library open hours.

Parents Perspective
University Commons, Room 124, 3 pm
This seminar is led by the EMU cross-cultural program office and is especially for parents of EMU students. Come hear stories, learn about future opportunities and bring your questions.

Black Student Union Reunion
Northlawn, West Dining Room, 3 pm

BBQ Dinner
Front Lawn. 5-6:30 pm
Enjoy a relaxing BBQ picnic dinner with parents, students, alumni and friends. Live music! Some tickets will be available at the picnic, but advance reservations are preferred. BBQ dinner is included for students with an EMU meal plan. Rain location will be in the University Commons

Harlem Gospel Choir
Lehmen Auditorium, 7:30 pm
The Harlem Gospel Choir is one of the preeminent choirs in the world. With a core of highly talented singers, they incorporate the joy of faith into their performance. For ticket information and prices, call the EMU box office Mon.-Fri., 10 am and 2:30 pm beginning September 14 at (540) 432 4582.

Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Science Center 106, 8 pm

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Sunday, October 16

Homecoming Worship Service
Lehman Auditorium, 10 am
A service of worship and singing during which recognition will be made of 2005 alumni award recipients Myron Blosser (C '83) as alumnus of the year, and Melodie Davis (C '75) as the distinguished service award recipient. Child care is available if pre-registered by Saturday afternoon at the registration desk.

Main Dining Room-Northlawn Basement, 11:30-1 pm.
Pay at the door.

Award Recipient Dinner (by invitation only)
East & West Dining Rooms, 12 noon

Soul Food Cafe
Martin Chapel, 2 pm
Featuring the NYC gospel group "Unconditional"
General admission $5.00 available through EMU Box Office (540) 432-4582.

Art exhibit
Hartzler Library Gallery, during library hours
Exhibit of works by Veronica Amstutz

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Monday, October 17

Alumni Association Annual Council Meeting

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