June 02, 2010


ALLIANCE, Ohio - Hundreds of Mount Union College graduates will be returning to their alma mater the weekend of June 8-10 to share "Memories of their Mount Union Odyssey" - the theme of this year's Alumni Weekend.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday, June 8 will be an Alumni/M Club Golf Scramble at Tannenhauf Golf Club, which will be followed by the Golden Anniversary Luncheon at noon celebrating the 50th anniversary reunion of the Class of 1951. Following the luncheon, a guided tour of the campus and its newest facilities will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The afternoon will conclude with a Kickoff Cookout from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Campus Grounds patio, located on the south side of the Campus Center.

The evening will consist of Greek gatherings and a "Welcome Back" Reception at 8 p.m. at Don Pancho's Tex-Mex Cafe, where alumni and friends will have the opportunity to reminisce about their college days. In addition, Finding Forrester will be showing at 8 p.m. in Mount Union Theatre.

Saturday's activities will include a Heritage Club Breakfast, a National Cabinet of Mount Union Women meeting and a breakfast for the 1951 OAC championship baseball team. Another guided campus tour will be held at 10 a.m., in addition to Campus Facility Open Houses, which are scheduled from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Four Special Interest Sessions will also be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. These sessions include: "Net for Nuckleheads"; a presentation by Lyle Crist, faculty emeritus from the department of English; "Estate Planning 101: The basics of estate planning and probate pitfalls," presented by Todd A. Lensman, attorney at law, Lensman and Ringer LL.D; and "Unfinished Business," presented by head football coach Larry Kehres.

Following the sessions, Dr. John L. Ewing, Jr., president of the College, will give his remarks at 11 a.m. in Campus Grounds before the Alumni Luncheon, which is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m. in Kresge Dining Commons. The luncheon will feature Alumni Association President Lynn Ermlich Francis '82 as mistress of ceremonies, who will present several awards, including the Alumni Service and Fellow Awards.

Greek Open Houses will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., along with class reunions for the Mount Union classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996, which are scheduled to conclude at 6 p.m. A special reunion also is planned in the Main Lounge and Jones Courtyard of the Campus Center for those who graduated in the classes of1926, 1931, 1936, 1941 and 1946.

A final guided campus tour will be held at 2:30 p.m., after which alumni and friends will have the opportunity to join President Ewing and his wife, Cynthia, for an informal reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. An Alumni Barbecue will follow at 7 p.m. in Kresge Dining Commons and Finding Forrester will be shown at 8:15 p.m. in Mount Union Theatre.

The Alumni Weekend events will wrap up on Sunday with a Meditation and Memorial Service at 9 a.m. in Dewald Chapel. A Farewell Brunch will follow at 10 a.m. in Kresge Dining Commons.

All interested alumni and friends of the College are invited to attend Alumni Weekend. For more information on Alumni Weekend and class reunions, or to make reservations, contact Mount Union College's Office of Alumni and College Activities at (330) 823-2030 or (800) 992-6682.

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