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2014 Homecoming

Join us as we celebrate Olivet College’s Homecoming Oct. 9-12. Continue to check back as events and activities will be added as they take shape. In the meantime, email alumnirelations@olivetcollege.edu if you plan to join your fellow alumni and friends as we celebrate Homecoming 2014!

Festivities include:

Thursday, Oct. 9

12:30 p.m.
Olivet College Board of Trustees Meeting
Dole Hall’s Klock Commons

9 - 10 p.m.
Get Your Red On - Pep Rally and Bonfire

Parking lot north of Gillette Student Village
 

Friday, Oct. 10 - Spirit Day

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alumni Art Exhibit; artist Mike Reynolds ’75
Riethmiller Blackman Art Building, Kresge Art Gallery; for more information, contact Gary Wertheimer at (269) 749-7627 or gwertheimer@olivetcollege.edu

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burrage Library Open House
Celebrating 125 years

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kappa Sig Golf Outing
Alwyn Downs, Marshall; 10 a.m. shotgun start; $50 per person; 9 a.m. registration; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact
Ed Heator ’80 at (269) 749-6691 or eheator@olivetcollege.edu

Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Celebration Luncheon for 1964 Class and 1960s Alumni

Dole Hall’s Klock Commons; guest speakers: Bill Saybolt ’64, Art Greenstone ’64, professor Art Stevens; Larry Vanslambrook ’64 at the piano; $15 per person; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Marty Jennings ’67 at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu  

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Carillon Music

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Tour of Campus

Beginning Dole Hall Main Street entrance; Student tour guides 

5 – 5:30 p.m.
Carillon Music

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Olivet College Awards Celebration
Distinguished Alumni, 1844 and Athletic Hall of Fame Recipient Dinner and Ceremony
The Cutler Event Center’s Hathaway Court
Distinguished Alumni Awards: Marilyn ’60 and Cliff ’60 Dean, Karl Wilson ’69; 1844 Award: Sandra (Vedder) Boyer '85; Athletic Hall of Fame Awards: 1971-72 Championship Wrestling Team, “Rick” Smith ’76 (football); Karla Harding ’85 (softball, volleyball); recognizing the 1974 Championship Football Team; $30 per person; 6:30 reception; 7 p.m. dinner; 8 – 9:30 p.m. program; for more information or to R.S.V.P, contact Marty Jennings ’67 at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu 

Saturday, Oct. 11 

7 – 9 a.m.
5K Fun Run/Walk Under the Oaks

8 a.m.; sign up 7-7:30 a.m.; $20 adults; $10 students and younger; line-up in front of Mott Academic Center; proceeds benefit Olivet Good Neighbors Food Pantry and Eaton County United Way projects; register online at runsignup.com/Race/MI/Olivet/UndertheOaks5k or contact Marty Jennings ’67 at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu

9 – 10 a.m.
Carillon Music with Olivet Songs

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Red vs. White Pentathlon for swimming and diving alumni
Upton Pool; coffee, donuts; for more information, contact Coach Shea Davisson at (269) 749-7195 or sdavisson@olivetcollege.edu

9 – 11 a.m.
Celebrate 125 Year Anniversary Burrage Library
Fireplace Room
Greeting from President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.; history by Judy and Mike Fales ’75; comments from archivist Nikki Magie; for more information, contact Marty Jennings ’67  at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu

Women’s Board Meeting
Burrage Library’s Fireplace Room; for more information, contact Judy Fales at (269) 749-7595 or jfales@olivetcollege.edu

Parent Advisory Council Meeting
Mott Academic Center, Student Life Conference Room 208

Greek Society Open Houses
Coffee/refreshments 

9 a.m. – Noon
WOCR Open House
Kirk Center, lower level

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alumni Art Exhibit; artist Mike Reynolds ’75
Riethmiller Blackman Art Building, Kresge Art Gallery 

10 a.m. – Noon
Pyne Pavilion Dedication, Ribbon Cutting, Open House
Cutler Athletic Complex

10 – 11 a.m.
Celebrate Alumni Authors in Burrage Library’s Fireplace Room 
Panel discussion and talks; alumni authors: Terry Donnelly ’68; Andy Johnson ’71; Jan (Baird) Armstrong ’74; Dan Pantaleo ’85; book sales and refreshments

10 – 11:15  a.m.
Annual Music Collage Concert
Olivet Congregational Church

10 a.m. – Noon
1974 Championship Football Team Gathering
Mott Academic Center’s Barker Cawood Lounge; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Marty Jennings ’67 at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu 

Men’s Alumni Baseball Game
Baseball field; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Ted Mahan at (269) 749-4184 or tmahan@olivetcollege.edu 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Burrage Library Archives Rooms
Visit the archives; for more information or to set up an appointment, contact archivist Nikki Magie at (269) 749-7177 or nmagie@olivetcollege.edu 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Red and White” Picnic Luncheon for Reunion Years
College Square under the red and white tent
1964, 1989, 2004 and classes ending in 4 and 9; luncheon from noon – 1 p.m.; gifts for reunion classes; photos on steps of Congregational Church: 12:15 p.m.: 1964 Class; 12:30 p.m.: 1989 Class; 12:45 p.m.: 2004 Class; no charge for 50th, 25th, 10th reunion attendees and their families; no charge for graduates from years ending in 4 or 9; $5 for everyone else; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Marty Jennings ’67 at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Carillon Music  

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Kirk Center Brunch Buffet

$7.90 for adults; $4.90 for children 4-12; pay at door

Noon– 2 p.m.
Women’s soccer vs. Rochester College
Soccer Field

12:30 – 4 p.m.
Silent Auction
Cutler Athletic Complex
Under the Alumni Tent; framed campus photos

1:45 p.m.
Cutler Athletic Complex football field end zone
Introducing Distinguished Alumni, 1844 and Athletic Hall of Fame Award recipients, 1974 Championship Football Team

2 p.m.
Football Game vs. Trine 
Cutler Athletic Complex

2:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Albion

Soccer Field 

3:30 p.m.
Halftime Show
Introduce 50 years of Wrestling; Homecoming King, Queen and Court announced

5 – 7 p.m.
Alumni Art Exhibit Reception; artist Mike Reynolds ’75
Riethmiller Blackman Art Building, Kresge Art Gallery; for more information, contact Gary Wertheimer at (269) 749-7627 or gwertheimer@olivetcollege.edu

5 – 7 p.m.
Greek Society Open Houses 

5 – 10 p.m.
1974 Football Team Champions Social
The Cutler Event Center’s Lawrence Room; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Ed Heator ’80 (269) 749-6691 or eheator@olivetcollege.edu

5 p.m. – midnight
Homecoming Celebration at the Lamplighter OC

6 – 10 p.m.
50th Reunion Banquet, Class of 1964 and 1962-63-65-66-67 classes

Schuler's Heritage Room; chicken or fish $32; prime rib $40; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Marty Jennings ’67 at (269) 749-7644 or mjennings@olivetcollege.edu 

6 – 10 p.m.
Wrestling Banquet, Celebrating 50 Years of Wrestling

Firekeepers Casino, Battle Creek; dinner $60; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Brandon Brissette, head wrestling coach, at (269) 749-7671 or bbrissette@olivetcollege.edu 

Sunday, Oct. 12

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
16th Annual Wrestling Alumni Golf Outing

Alwyn Downs, Marshall; 10 a.m. shotgun start; $80 per person; $60 for those who attended banquet; 9 – 9:30 a.m. registration; 18 holes; donuts, coffee; meal at turn; prizes; for more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Brandon Brissette, head wrestling coach, at (269) 749-7671 or bbrissette@olivetcollege.edu

 

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