Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009 Set for October 3-4

May 24, 2010

Mount Union College’s Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009 will be held on Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 4.

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009 will offer opportunities for alumni to reconnect and visit with former classmates. The classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004 will be honored with class reunions at various tents around the Campus Lakes. The Class of 1959 celebrated its Golden Anniversary reunion during Commencement in May.

The annual Street Fair will begin on Saturday at 3 p.m. outside of Bracy Hall. This family-style fair will offer music, food vendors, entertainment, a dunk tank and more. Also on campus during that time will be a parade through campus. Alumni and friends at the Street Fair will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite floats and the winners will be announced during halftime of the football game vs. Baldwin-Wallace Col¬lege (7 p.m. kick off).

A number of events require pre-registration including the annual Run-A-MUC 5K Race and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Camp MUCaw, Alumni Luncheon and Class Reunions. For the first time, alumni can register for all four events through Purple Raiders Central, a new online alumni community. The site can be accessed at alumni.muc.edu, where alumni may register for an account. This process is simple and allows for a convenient and secure way to register and provide payment for events.

New this year is an Alumni Career Transitions Workshop sponsored by the Office of Career Development which will provide guidance to alumni desiring to “re-tool” their job skills. Topics highlighted will include current job strategies, marketing trends, resume tips, interviewing and local outsourcing agencies. Alumni can register for this workshop by contacting Linda Zepernick at zepernlk@mountunion.edu.

Other events during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009 will include a pre-game cookout, soccer and volleyball games, alumni art exhibit, Greek gatherings and a memorial service and tree dedication.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, October 2

6 p.m.
Delta Delta Delta Dinner
Alliance Country Club
Coordinated by Leigh Mainwaring ’70

7 p.m.
Class of 1969 Gathering
Brandon’s Iron Steakhouse
Sponsored by Phil Mikita ’69 and Tony Zurbrugg ’69

7 p.m.
Mr. MUC
Mount Union Theatre


Saturday, October 3

9 a.m.
26th Annual Run-A-MUC 5K Race and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Alumni may register through Purple Raiders Central. Registration information may also be obtained by calling (330) 823-2030 or clicking here.

Kid’s Race
Mount Union Stadium

9 a.m.
Alumni Artist Exhibit
Crandall Art Gallery
An Artists’ Reception will be held from 3-6 p.m. The exhibit will be open until 6 p.m.

10 a.m.
Memorial Service and Tree Dedication

10 a.m.
Alumni Career Transitions Workshop
Hoover-Price Campus Center
Sponsored by the Office of Career De¬velopment. To register, e-mail zepernlk@mountunion.edu.

11 a.m.
Alumni Swim Meet
Contact Coach Mojock at mojockea@mountunion.edu.

11 a.m.
1960s Track and Cross Country Gathering
Peterson Field House
A tour of the new facility will be provided with lunch to follow. Contact Steve Harris ’63 at sharris@ghfhlaw.com or Nate Hawthorne ’66 at nhawthorne@earthlink.net.

11 a.m.
Camp MUCaw
Children are required to attend camp the entire time for security reasons and need to be picked up between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Pre-registration and guardian release forms are required. Alumni may register through Purple Raiders Central.

11:30 a.m.
Alumni Luncheon
Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger (children are encouraged to attend Camp MUCaw). Pre-registration is required. Alumni may register through Purple Raiders Central.

noon
Men’s Soccer vs. Baldwin-Wallace
Mount Union Stadium

1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Baldwin-Wallace
Timken Gymnasium

1-4 p.m.
McPherson Academic and Athletic Compex (MAAC) Open House

2-3 p.m.
Gartner Welcome Center Tours

3 p.m.
Reunion Gatherings
Campus Lakes
Alumni may register through Purple Raiders Central.

3 p.m.
Greek Open Houses
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Sigma Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Nu

3 p.m.
Street Fair
Outside Bracy Hall
 
4:30 p.m.
Homecoming Parade

5 p.m.
Pre-game Cookout
Campus Lakes
Cost is $9 at the door.

7 p.m.
Football vs. Baldwin-Wallace
Mount Union Stadium
Contact the Office of Athletics at (330) 823-4880 to purchase game tickets.


Sunday, October 4

1 p.m.
Alumni Softball Game
23rd Street Field
Contact Coach Douglas at douglass@mountunion.edu.
 
1 p.m.
Alumni Baseball Game
23rd Street Field
Contact Coach Hesse at hessepr@mountunion.edu.

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