2015 Homecoming & Family Weekend

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Thursday, Oct. 1

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m.-7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Frame of Reference, Eliza Au Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
5:30 p.m. TRANSFORMING TOMORROW CAMPAIGN DINNER AND
PRESIDENT’S ROUND TABLE RECOGNITION (invitation only)
Heritage & St. Elizabeth rooms, Saemann Student Center
7-7:45 p.m. CORONATION RECEPTION (Invite Only) Lobby, Bachman Fine Arts Center
8 p.m.
KASTLE KAPERS followed by Coronation
Neumann Auditorium
9:45 p.m.
PEP RALLY, presented by Pizza Ranch
Levick Arena, The W
After Pep Rally WING FEED Joe's Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave.


Friday, Oct. 2

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
THE W OPEN – $5 passes available at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. 
The W
8 a.m.-6 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
9 a.m.-7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Frame of Reference, Eliza Au Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
10 a.m.
BEST-SHOT GOLF TOURNAMENT
Waverly Golf & Country Club, 705 8th Ave. SW
10:15 a.m.
CHAPEL, Rachel Riensche '80, Wartburg College Board of Regents member, will preach
Wartburg Chapel
10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

BUSINESS CAREER DIRECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS ALUMNI PANELS - Alumni interested in participating on a panel should contact kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu. Schedule is subject to change as composition of panels is finalized.

  • ACCOUNTING (Intermediate Accounting I - Crouse), 10:45 a.m.
  • MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING SPORT MGT. (Principles of Management and Entrepreneurship-Bernard/Ewest), 10:45 a.m.
  • LAW SCHOOL/GRAD SCHOOL (Business Law I-Thalacker), noon
  • FINANCE (Income Tax I-Crouse), 1:15 p.m.
  • MARKETING INCLUDING SPORT MKTG. (Consumer Behavior-Folkers), 2:30 p.m.
  • ECONOMICS/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (Econometrics-Gashaw), 2:30 p.m.
Whitehouse Business Center
Noon-1 p.m. BACH'S LUNCH ORGAN LECTURE & RECITAL - Preconcert lecture in Wartburg Chapel Commons, followed by a recital at 12:30 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel (Bring your own lunch or preorder a $9 box lunch through the online Homecoming & Family Weekend registration, by calling 352-8300, or emailing marcia.haugen@wartburg.edu by Wednesday, Sept. 30). Chapel Commons & Chapel
3 and 4 p.m. CAMPUS TOURS Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
3:50 p.m.
OPEN REHEARSAL - WARTBURG SYMPHONIC BAND,
Dr. Scott Muntefering, Director
Carl and Peggy Bluedorn Instrumental Music Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
4-5 p.m. WARTBURG CHOIR ALUMNI RECEPTION Chapel Commons
4-9 p.m.
HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION
Information Center, Saemann Student Center
4:50 p.m.
OPEN REHEARSAL - WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE,
Dr. Craig Hancock, Director
Carl and Peggy Bluedorn Instrumental Music Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center
5-6 p.m.
OPEN REHEARSAL - WARTBURG CHOIR,
Dr. Lee Nelson, Director
Wartburg Chapel
6-9 p.m.
WARTBURG HAPPY HOUR (Open to all Homecoming & Family Weekend Attendees) Preregistration is required.
Waverly Country Club, 705 8th Ave. SW
8:45 p.m.
KASTLE KAPERS, preceded by Homecoming Court presentation
Neumann Auditorium
9 p.m.
KNIGHT KAP
Prairie Links Golf and Event Center, 19 Eagle Ridge Dr.
After Kastle Kapers
NBC COMEDIANS, Alingon Mitra and Aisha Alfa - Sponsored by ETK
McCaskey Lyceum


Saturday, Oct. 3

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
THE W OPEN - Free Admission. Please check in at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.
The W
8 a.m.
KNIGHT RUN/WALK
Register on the track at the north end of Walston-Hoover Stadium
8:30 a.m.
HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND CHILDREN'S TRACK MEET - Wartburg Track and Field invites you to bring your kids ages 3-12 to participate. Click to register.
Hoover Field House & Track
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION - Last chance to pick up tickets to events!
Information Center, Saemann Student Center
9 a.m.-7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Frame of Reference, Eliza Au Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9 a.m. CAMPUS TOUR Leave from Information Center, Saemann Student Center
9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. VALET PARKING ($10 per car) Neumann Circle Driveway
10 a.m.-6 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
10 a.m.

PARADE - presented by Jerry Roling Motors Inc.

  • Golden Knights ('65 and earlier)
    Northeast corner of Bremer Ave. and 9th St. NW (across from the Other Place II)
  • Class of '70
    Duos (former Schield Museum) on the southwest corner of Bremer Ave. and Wartburg Blvd.
  • Class of ’75
    The United Way Sign on the northeast corner of Bremer Ave. and Wartburg Blvd.
  • Class of '80
    The Other Place II on the southeast corner of Bremer Ave. and 9th St. SW
  • Class of ’85
    The Wartburg College sign on the northwest corner of Bremer Ave. and Wartburg Blvd.
  • Class of ’90
    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on the southeast corner of Bremer Ave. and 8th St. SW
  • Class of ’95
    Between Duos (former Schield Museum) and the Other Place II on the south side of Bremer Ave.
  • Class of '00
    The southwest corner of Bremer Ave. and 7th St. SW - Kitty-corner across Bremer Ave. from Family Video
  • Class of '05
    The northwest corner of Bremer Ave. and 7th St. NW - the corner on the north side of Bremer Ave. across 7th St. west of Family Video
  • Class of '10
    Joe's Knight Hawk on the northwest corner of Bremer Ave. and 10th St. NW
5th St. NW & Bremer Avenue (Reunion classes meet at the locations listed)
10:30 a.m. DAN HUSTON CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL Max Cross Country Course
10:30-11:30 a.m. WWII TOUR REUNION McCoy East, Saemann Student Center (north of The Wartburg Store)
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MUSIC DEPARTMENT/ENSEMBLES OPEN HOUSE
Stop in to say hello to music faculty and fellow ensemble members, share a story or favorite tradition, and reminisce during a picture slideshow.
Lobby, Bachman Fine Arts Center
10:30 a.m.-2p.m.
RENAISSANCE FAIRE, presented by State Bank
Support student groups, vendors, and local non-profits
Central Campus Mall
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION OPEN HOUSE

McElroy Center
11:30 a.m.

CLASS REUNIONS, presented by Eisenach Village

  • Golden Knights ('65 and earlier) Reunion Luncheon
    Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of ’70 Reunion Luncheon
    Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '75 Reunion Luncheon
    St. Elizabeth Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of ’80 Reunion Luncheon
    Heritage Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '85 Reunion Luncheon
    Heritage Room, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '90 Reunion Luncheon
    Mensa, Saemann Student Center
  • Class of '95 Reunion Gathering
    Tent, South of Old Main
  • Class of '00 Reunion Gathering
    Tent, South of Old Main
  • Class of '05 Reunion Gathering
    Tent, South of Old Main
  • Class of '10 Reunion Gathering
    Tent, South of Old Main
Reunion classes meet at the locations listed
1:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL GAME vs. Central Dutch
*Pre-game recognition of Athletic Hall of Fame recipients *Halftime recognition of Homecoming Court
Zimmerman Field, Walston-Hoover Stadium
2-3:30 p.m.
EISENACH VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE
Klubhaus, 1100 Bach Drive (Drive north on 20th St. NW)
4-6:30 p.m.
OKTOBERFEST, presented by Schumacher Elevator Company (Price at door - $20; Preregister and pay $15)
Tents west of Saemann Student Center
6 p.m. RAINBOW ALUMNI SOCIAL - Join us for the annual social for Wartburg LGBT and Ally alumni. Network with current Alliance students, learn about their accomplishments, and mingle with your fellow Wartburg alumni. Refreshments provided. Diers House
6:30 p.m.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET - Inductees: Vincent (Vince) King '04, Melissa (Missy) Buttry Rock '05, Dia Dohlman '04, Cody Kelley '04, Mark Hargrafen '99, Heath Ropp '03, and Zachary (Zac) Weiglein '00

Knights Room, Saemann Student Center
6:30-8:30 p.m.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS RECEPTION ('65 and earlier), featuring the Classes of 1955, 1960, and 1965

Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center

6:45 p.m. WARTBURG WEST 30-YEAR REUNION DINNER Heritage and St. Elizabeth rooms, Saemann Student Center
8 p.m.

WARTBURG COMMUNITY SYMPHONY CONCERT – Autumn Ovation, featuring Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with award-winning pianist Sean Boktin. Keep checking the symphony web page for the 2015-16 schedule to purchase your tickets - http://www.wartburg.edu/symphony/

Neumann Auditorium


Sunday, Oct. 4

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
9 a.m.-7 p.m. ART EXHIBIT, Frame of Reference, Eliza Au Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Bachman Fine Arts Center
9:30 a.m.
PRELUDIAL MUSIC
Neumann Auditorium
10 a.m.
HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND WORSHIP with Wartburg Symphonic Band, Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, Ritterchor, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Kantorei and Dr. Karen Black, organist; Pastor Ramona Bouzard, dean of the chapel, will preach. Wartburg Choir Alumni are invited to join in the singing of In Thy Hand.
Neumann Auditorium
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
SUNDAY BRUNCH (Pay at the door; registration not necessary)
Mensa, Saemann Student Center
11 a.m.-4 p.m. THE WARTBURG STORE OPEN Saemann Student Center
11:45 a.m.
HOMECOMING LUNCHEON - Recognizes Alumni Citation recipients, members of Heritage Society and Golden Knights, and past Alumni Citation recipients. (Meals are complimentary for members of Heritage Society, Golden Knights, and past Alumni Citation recipients.) All alumni are encouraged to attend this luncheon to honor our Alumni Citation recipients, Dr. Susan Infelt Work '71, Dr. Darrell Schlange '61, and Dr. Jerry Swanson '73.
Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center
1-10 p.m.
THE W OPEN – $5 passes available at The W Information Desk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. 
The W
2:30 p.m.

WARTBURG CHOIR CONCERT

Wartburg Chapel
3:30 p.m.
WARTBURG WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Neumann Auditorium
7 p.m.
MEN'S SOCCER vs. Augsburg
Soccer Field