Homecoming 2006 & Family Weekend Schedule
Homecoming and Family
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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
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
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
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 Facebook.com and the
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
For a complete Homecoming 2006 schedule or to connect with the MC Alumni
www.manchester.edu or call 260-982-5223 or toll-free 888-257-2586.