Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2010: October 22-24

October 18, 2010

University of Mount Union’s Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2010, “All Roads Lead Home,” will be held on Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24.
The fun-filled and highly-anticipated weekend will include a variety of diverse activities full of opportunities to reconnect with friends, classmates and University faculty and staff.
Popular events this year include the annual Run-A-MUC and Kid’s Race, vow renewal ceremony, reunion gatherings, street fair, football game and Alumni Luncheon. During the luncheon, the Dodie Davis Service Award will be presented to Joel ‘78 and Kathleen (Johnson ‘79) Sassa. The McKinley Service Award will be awarded to Dr. Len Epp, professor of biology at Mount Union, and Gretchen Schuler ’96 will re­ceive the Young Alumni Award.
For the most up-to-date schedule of events and more information, visit Purple Raiders Central at or call the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030.
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 22
Class of 1955 Reunion | 6:30 p.m. | Home of Vince Obmann
Mr. MUC | 7 p.m. | Mount Union Theatre
Saturday, October 23
Nature Walk | 8 and 9:30 a.m. | John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center  
Meditation and Memorial | 8 a.m. | Dewald Chapel
27th Annual Run-A-MUC 5K Race and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk | 9 a.m.                         
Alumni may register through Purple Raiders Central at Registration information may also be obtained by calling (330) 823-2030. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Kid’s Race | Immediately following Run-A-MUC | Mount Union Stadium
This race is for children seven years and under. The race consists of one lap around the Mount Union track and each child will receive a prize.  Pre-registration is required to ensure everyone receives a prize. Please note that the Kid’s Race does not begin until all Run-A-MUC participants have finished the race.  
Mount Union Women Meeting | 9:30 a.m. | Alumni Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
WRMU Gathering | 9:30 a.m. |  WRMU Radio Station, Hoover-Price Campus Center
Mount Union Matches | 9:30 a.m. | Dewald Chapel
A special renewal of vows ceremony will be held for couples who are both Mount Union graduates. All are welcome.
“Little Flock” Organization Reunion | 10:30 a.m. | West Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
Homecoming Parade | 10:45 a.m.
The homecoming parade will step off from the Hoover-Price Campus Center parking lot, pass the Alumni Luncheon tent in King Hall’s parking lot and travel south past the Mount Union Stadium.
Alumni Wrestling Gathering | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Gulling Parking Lot
For more information and to RSVP for the gathering, contact Head Wrestling Coach Mark Hawald at (330) 829-6651 or Following the gathering, participants are invited to join for the football game at 1:30 p.m. and a social at Chives at 4 p.m.
Camp MUcaw | 11 a.m – 3 p.m. | McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC)
The camp is for children of alumni ages three through 10, free of charge. Children of alumni 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. Register through Purple Raiders Central at or call (330) 823-2030.
Alumni Luncheon | 11:30 a.m. | Tent in King Hall Parking Lot
All alumni and guests are invited to this event honoring the recipients of the Dodie Davis Alumni Service Award, McKinley Service Award and Young Alumni Award. The luncheon will also feature former Dynamo columnist Andrew Mudd ’85 who will share memories of his writing entitled “The Joys of Time Travel.” 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 at or call (330) 823-2030.
Alumni Swim Meet | Noon | McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC)
For more information and to register for the meeting, contact Head Swimming Coach Eric Mojock at (330) 823-4666 or
Football Game: Mount Union vs. Capital University | Noon |  Mount Union Stadium
Contact the Office of Athletics at (330) 823-4880 for tickets.
Engineering and Business Building Open House | Noon – 4:30 p.m.
The Mount Union Fund Special Gift Clubs Fall Fest | 1:30 p.m. |  Mount Union Stadium
This invitation-only event begins at kick off and will continue through the third quarter of the football game. This event is being held to thank generous supporters of The Mount Union Fund.
Alumni Cheerleaders/MUcaw Time to Cheer | 1:30 p.m. | Mount Union Stadium
Former cheerleaders and mascots may join the current cheerleading squad during the second quarter in cheering the Raiders on to victory. A group photo will be taken at halftime. Contact Stephanie Unckrich at for more information.
Alumni Tours of Campus | 1:30 – 3 p.m.             
Tours, led by Mount Union admission tour guides, depart from the Information Desk in the Hoover-Price Campus Center.
Reunion Gatherings | 3 – 6 p.m. | Tent in King Hall Parking Lot
Reunions will be held for all graduation years, and especially those ending in Os and 5s. Reunions will also be held for the band, cheerleaders, Black Student Union, Dynamo and WRMU. The event will include specific tables for graduation years celebrating a milestone reunion, music, appetizers and more. All graduation years are welcome to attend. Classes are also hosting off-site reunions. Check the reunion tent for details.
Street Fair | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | College Street north of Bracy Hall
Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs
Sigma Nu Gathering | 5 – 7 p.m. | Sigma Nu House
Black Student Union Reception and Dinner | 5 – 8 p.m. | East Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
Comedian Aries Spears | 8 – 9 p.m. | Mount Union Theatre
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at (330) 823-6051.
Sunday, October 24
Alumni Soccer Game | 1 p.m. | 23rd Street Field
For more information and to register for the game, contact Head Soccer Coach John Witkowski at (330) 829-2803 or
Alumni Baseball Game and Cookout | 1 p.m. | 23rd Street Field
For more information and to register for the game, contact Head Baseball Coach Paul Hesse at (330) 823-4878 or
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