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Homecoming 2006 & Family Weekend Schedule


Homecoming and Family Weekend …together?

Why didn’t we think of that sooner!!


Manchester College’s homecoming weekend will be a bit more eventful this fall with the combining of the traditional alumni gathering with Family Weekend. At least 700 MC fans are expected Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, if the weather is encouraging.

While all alumni are invited, eight classes have special events – and the traditional class photos: ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91 and ’96. 

And, MC is bringing back the tailgate party for students, parents, and non-reunion alumni. The hog roast, with chicken, beef and veggies, begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a tent beside Carl W. Burt Stadium. Tickets are $10 (under 18 free).

Several athletic events fill the weekend. All alumni duffers are invited to tee up at 11 a.m. Friday at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash. Contact the Alumni Office for reservations for this event previously limited to alumni.

The Spartans take on Defiance College on the gridiron at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  Women’s soccer challenges Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at noon, men’s soccer takes the field at 2 p.m., and the Manchester Women’s Golf Invitational begins at 1 p.m. on the Honeywell course. The volleyball team takes the court at 6 p.m., also with Rose-Hulman.

Band and choir alumni will join students for a joint concert at 8 p.m. Friday in Cordier Auditorium. The concert is free; no reservations are necessary. (Please note the concert is delayed a half-hour from its originally scheduled 7:30 start.) Saturday, from noon too 6:30 p.m., A Cappella Choir students will hold a “Carnival for Carnegie” fund-raiser for their May 2007 trip to perform in Carnegie Hall. The carnival, on the infield of the track, will have games and contests for all ages, including a Prof Dunk.

The curtain rises on the fall play, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Wampler Auditorium. The theatre is dark Friday night, returning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $7, $6 for senior citizens, at the door.

Everyone also is invited to Recycled Percussion, with a high-energy and explosive performance taking the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday in Cordier Auditorium. The group’s visually stunning show features its signature Junk Rock, with power-percussion drumming. Recycled Percussion has performed on many TV shows, including NBC’s Today Show and Talk Soup and in major arenas across the country. Tickets are $5, at the door.

This year, parents will have a chance to learn more about their students and their environment.  On Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., parents (and alumni) can sit in on a class lecture by Dr. Mark Angelos, associate professor of history. Saturday has parent presentations about and the Pandemic Flu.

Back by popular demand on Saturday are a 5K run/walk, more children’s activities, more athletic events on campus, reunion gatherings, luncheons and receptions, MC Today with President Switzer and campus tours.      

For a complete Homecoming 2006 schedule or to connect with the MC Alumni Office, visit or call 260-982-5223 or toll-free 888-257-2586.


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