September 25-28 – All Greek Reunion
HOMECOMING IS FOR ALL ALUMS!!! Every alum is encouraged to return to campus as often as possible. Given any Homecoming, however, the Alumni Office places greater effort into the newest alumni class, the 10th reunion class, the 25th reunion class, the 40th reunion class, the 50th reunion class, and the Golden Alumni, any alum graduating more than 50 years ago. This year that means the Class of 2014, the Class of 2004, the Class of 1989, the Class of 1974, the Class of 1964 and the years before, will be honored. Reunion commmittees are being organized now! If it is your reunion year, and you would like to assist in the efforts to connect with as many of your classmates as possible, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 319-385-6220.
HOMECOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
ALL-ALUMNI AND AWARDS BANQUET
Friday, September 26
5:30 p.m. Pre-Banquet Reception, Howe Atrium
6 p.m. Banquet and Awards, Social Hall
Reunion years include:
1964 (the 50 year class)
1974 (the 40 year class)
1989 (the 25 year class)
2004 (the 10 year class)
2014 (newest alumni!)
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS
Dr. Donald M. Hill ’62, posthumously
The Right Reverend Terry A. White ’82
Brig Gen Lisa Naftzger-Kang ’83
ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD
Don Gibbs ’58
DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
Angela Campbell Hedges ’07
This event is particularly for alums who write for creative expression, emotional release, just for the fun of it, or those who simply appreciate the written word. Friday afternoon, September 26, Joel Keller ’13, organizer of the campus Living Poet’s Society will lead a writer’s workshop. Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities to share the results, or enjoy poetry readings, book signings, and literary discussions amongst alumni, students, faculty, staff, and visitors. If you are an author wishing to participate in the Iowa Wesleyan Author Book Signing scheduled for Saturday, September 27, please contact the alumni relations office at 319-385-6220 to reserve a table.
The 2014 Wesleyan Seminar All-Campus Read is Outcasts United, the story of Clarkston, Georgia, a typical southern town that became a social experiment in diversity, tolerance, acceptance, and community transformation. Author Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people, the Fugees, under the leadership of fiesty Coach Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian student and graduate of Smith College. She relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives in the face of daunting challenges
IWC psychology professor and Dean of Wesleyan Seminar, Cynthia Walljasper ’92, says the story of the Fugees becomes a sociological study having implications for diverse groupings of persons expected to meld into any ‘community’. Every alum might recall entering college as a first year student and relating to the cultural bombardment of diverse thought, cultures, and ideals. All interested alumni are encouraged to read the book prior to Homecoming. Panel discussion will be moderated by Associate Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of Wesleyan Studies, Cynthia Walljasper ‘92.
Art Studio Open
Friday, September 26, 1 – 4 p.m. the Art Studio, Hershey Hall, will be open for print-making. Bring a t-shirt or two for the latest art ‘quip’ or design!
Art alumni are invited to bring or send a piece of their work to Professors of Art Ann Klingensmith (email@example.com) or Don Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 22. Art work will be displayed throughout the month of September ending after Homecoming weekend. The Walk-About! will be held Saturday, September 27, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery. Dessert bar included.
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