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Parents and families to join the party


Brimming Homecoming 2007 schedule celebrates dedication

of College Union


       “Meet you at the Union!” Alumni and friends of Manchester College will echo that happy refrain at Homecoming 2007 the weekend of Oct. 5-6.

Manchester dedicates its $8 million College Union at 10 a.m. on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 6. The celebration begins in the magnificent Haist Commons dining area, with tours before and afterward.

       Surrounding the celebration of donors and possibilities of the College Union are the activities of Homecoming 2007 and Parents & Family Weekend. Eight alumni classes will gather for meals, reminiscing and class photos. Alumni of non-reunion classes will find lots for them, too.

       After the dedication, alumni will resume their homecoming, with special gatherings for Alumni of Color, theatre and communications studies grads, and the classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977. 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997. The M Association will present its 2007 Coach of the Year – Eastbrook High School coach Jeff Adamson ’86. Band and choir alumni will unite with students for a Friday evening concert.

       Here are some highlights; find the complete schedule here.

Friday, Oct. 5

       7:30 p.m.                  Foxfire play, Cordier Auditorium        

       8 p.m.                       Band & Choirs with music alumni, College Union

Saturday, Oct. 6

       8:30 a.m.                  Alumni registration, campus tours, College Union

       10 a.m.                     Dedication of College Union

       10:30 a.m.                M Association, PERC

       11:30 a.m.                Tailgate party for all, football field tent

       Noon                        Young alumni reunion, football field tent

       12:15 p.m.                "Meet the Artist" Phil Joseph, Gallery G

       1:12 p.m.                  Pre-game tradition

       1:30 p.m.                  Football vs. Bluffton University

       2 p.m.                       Honor peacemaker Dan West ’17, Peace Gardens

       7:30 p.m.                  Foxfire play, Cordier Auditorium

       8 p.m.                       Harlem Wizards vs. MC students, faculty, PERC

       The College Union was enlarged and completely redesigned. Everything is new, from the “Servery” with all of its dining choices; to a heavily used Success Center of writing coaches, counselors, study tables and career assistance; to conference facilities; the campus store; and The Oaks coffee and snack shop. Surrounding all are booths, conversation nooks and study areas … and a two-sided fireplace!

       A versatile, glass-surrounded art gallery will showcase works from students, MC faculty and staff, guest artists, the campus collection, and traveling exhibits. On display now in Gallery G is a 25-piece exhibit by professional painter Phil Joseph ’64 of  Onekama, Mich., a member of the Board of Trustees. For more about Gallery G and the work of Phil Joseph, click here.

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Special Homecoming

Gallery G hours!

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6