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Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

ALUMNI WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING

OCTOBER 7-9, 2022!

We look forward to you joining us for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2022!  Enjoy a variety of reunions, athletic events, Run-A-MUC, and so much more! Registration will open on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

The University Store will be open on Friday, October 7 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Saturday, October 8 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Visit the University Store online at mountunion.bncollege.com






Events for Friday, October 7, 2022

  1. Class Reunions

    5:30 p.m., Classes of 1970 and 1971 50th Reunion, Alliance Country Club

    Learn More


    7 p.m., “Pint on the Patio” Class of 2022 Reunion, Chives (snacks provided)

  2. Fraternity and Sorority Events

    5 – 8 p.m., Alpha Delta Pi 75th Anniversary Celebration Open House, Alpha Delta Pi House, 1414 S. Union Ave., Alliance
    Register and receive your welcome bag, enjoy refreshments with the company of sisters, tour the house, and view memorabilia displays.

    6 p.m., Alpha Delta Pi 75th Anniversary Celebration Guided Campus Tour with Collegiate Sisters, Alpha Delta Pi House, 1414 S. Union Ave., Alliance

    Register

  3. Theatre Performance

    7:30 p.m., Theatre Performance “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, Gallaher Theatre, Giese Center for the Performing Arts

    Order Tickets


    Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 5, 2022, at 10 a.m.



Events for Saturday, October 8, 2022

  1. Run-A-MUC

    8 a.m., 39th Annual Run-A-MUC 5K, Peterson Field House

    Registration is required.

    Learn More


    Can’t attend in person?
    Participate virtually through October 8 at 11:59 p.m.!

    Submit Virtual Race Time

  2. Alumni Weekend Headquarters

    9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alumni Weekend Headquarters, tent on the SE corner of Kehres Stadium

    • Pick up a campus map and walking tour information
    • Update your contact information
    • Grab a schedule of events
    • Enjoy a photo op at the designated Mount Union Photo Booth
    • Purchase an Alumni Weekend t-shirt for $10.

    Want to get involved? Meet with representatives from the Alumni Association, M Club (varsity letter winners association), and Mount Union Women.

    Want to learn about the upcoming Northern Europe International Choir Tour 2023? Stop by the headquarters tent to learn more!

  3. Dedications and Celebrations

    9:30 a.m., Dedication of Campus Lakes Projects (Gifts of Class of 1971 and Class of 1972), Campus Lakes

    Noon - 1 p.m., A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Virginia "Ginny" Bartholomew ’95, Giese Center for the Performing Arts
    Hosted by Heidi Bartholomew ‘92, Carrianne (Tingley ‘92) Tuckley, Laura (Roll ‘93) McGuinness, and Jim Krapenc ‘95. Come learn about the newly-established Virginia "Ginny" Bartholomew ’95 Endowed Scholarship.

    RSVP

    Please RSVP by September 28.

    Make a Gift to the Scholarship

  4. Brunch

    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., All Alumni Football Brunch, Kresge Dining Hall, Hoover-Price Campus Center

    The cost is $8.60 per person and is paid at the door.

  5. MUcaw Fun Zone

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., MUcaw Fun Zone, Quad

    Bring the kids to the MUcaw Fun Zone for games, activities, an ice cream truck, and more!

  6. Academic Program Reunions

    9 - 11 a.m., Spectrum Education Center Open House, Arch Avenue Facility, 1725 S. Arch Ave.
    Come see the new home of the Spectrum Education Center. Learn about Spectrum's programs and tour the new Arch Avenue space.

    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., School of Business Reunion, tent east of Kehres Stadium

    11 a.m. - Noon, School of Engineering Reunion, tent outside of the north entrance of Oak Hall

    11 a.m. – 1 p.m., School of Education/Master of Education Reunion, tent on the northwest side of Dewald Chapel

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sport Business/Sport Management Reunion, Lobby, McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (near the workout area)

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics Reunion, Lower-Level Lobby, Bracy Hall 

    Noon - 1 p.m., Nursing Reunion, tent between the Dewald Chapel and Hoover-Price Campus Center

    Noon - 1:30 p.m., Department of Social Sciences Reunion, tent in front of van den Eynden Hall
    Alumni of the following programs: political science, national security and foreign intelligence, international affairs and diplomacy, pre-law, criminal justice, sociology, and history
    You can contact Dr. Recchiuti at recchijo@mountunion.edu with questions. 

    3 - 4 p.m., Literature and Communication Arts Reunion, tent behind Miller Hal

  7. Athletic Reunions

    11 a.m., Alumni Women's Basketball Cookout, between Miller Hall and King Hall

    11 a.m.-1 p.m., Baseball Tailgate, tent west of Gulling Training Center

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Women’s Soccer Reunion, tent west of the Gulling Training Center

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wrestling Reunion, tent west of the Gulling Training Center

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Softball Reunion, tent west of the Gulling Training Center

    Noon, Alumni Swim Meet, Natatorium, McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (warmup 11 a.m.)

    1 p.m., Men’s Basketball Reunion, tent west of the main ticket gate to Kehres Stadium

    1:30 p.m., Alumni Swim Cookout, Chapman Lawn 

  8. Class Reunions

    11 a.m. - Noon, Classes of ’57, ’62, and ’67 Reunion, West Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

    11 a.m. - Noon, Classes of ’77, ’82, and ’87 Reunion, Alumni Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

    11 a.m. - Noon, Classes of ’92, ’97, and ’02 Reunion, Newbold Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

    11 a.m. - Noon, Classes of ’07, ’12, and ’17 Reunion, Campus Grounds, Hoover-Price Campus Center

    11 a.m. - Noon, Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 Reunion, Room 144, Oak Hall

  9. Fraternity and Sorority Events

    8 – 11 a.m., Alpha Delta Pi 75th Anniversary Celebration Open House, Alpha Delta Pi House, 1414 S. Union Ave., Alliance
    Register and receive your welcome bag, enjoy refreshments with the company of sisters, tour the house, and view memorabilia displays.

    9 a.m., Alpha Delta Pi 75th Anniversary Celebration Guided Campus Tour with Collegiate Sisters, Alpha Delta Pi House, 1414 S. Union Ave., Alliance

    Register

    3:45 p.m., Private Phi Kappa Tau Alumni Tour of the Chapter House, Phi Kappa Tau Chapter House

    6 p.m., Phi Kappa Tau Classes of 1970-1975 Reunion, Aeonian Brewing Company, 120 W. Chestnut St.
    Please RSVP to Keylon “Keys” Patch at keypatch@aol.com or Steve “Huge” Russell at stnick@gmail.com

    6 p.m., Sigma Nu 130th Anniversary Dinner, Aeonian Brewing Company, 120 W. Chestnut St.
    Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost for the event is $40 per person and includes full dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, a t-shirt, and a commemorative item courtesy of the active chapter. Due to the small venue size, there is an 80 person limit. RSVPs and payments are due by October 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. Payment can be submitted via Venmo to @jarek-leonard or by check (payable to Sigma Nu Beta Iota). Please mail checks to Jarek Leonard, 1374 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email to jarekleonard1@gmail.com.

    RSVP

  10. Organization Reunions

    10 a.m., Multicultural/Black Student Union Tailgate, tent near the Gulling Parking Lot

  11. Athletic Events

    1:30 p.m., Football Game vs. Heidelberg, Kehres Stadium

    Order Tickets

    7 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Heidelberg, Kehres Stadium

  12. Post-Football-Game Gatherings

    Aeonian Brewing Co., (330) 596-1004, 120 W. Chestnut St.

    Buffalo Wild Wings, (330) 821-9464, 310 W. State St.

    Chives, (330) 829-9955, 2355 Union Ave.

    Naborhood Inn, (330) 821-9781, 848 W. State St.

  13. Theatre Performance

    7:30 p.m., Theatre Performance “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, Gallaher Theatre, Giese Center for the Performing Arts

    Order Tickets


    Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 5, 2022, at 10 a.m.



Events for Sunday, October 9, 2022

  1. Nature Center Events

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Big Sit!, Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center   

    It’s a "tailgate party for birders" with the objective to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard inside a 17-ft count circle. Last year we tallied 36 species from our lawn chairs at the North Woods! Join us for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours during this annual, international, noncompetitive birding event. No registration is required.

    Learn More


    2 - 4 p.m., Get Wild and Wooly!, Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

    Bring your spinning wheel, knitting, crochet, needle felts, looms, etc. for a wooly sharing of the fiber arts. Open to all interested in participating or curious to watch and learn. No registration is required.

    Learn More

  2. Athletic Reunions

    10- 11:30 a.m., Baseball Home Run Derby, Rafeld-Rogers Baseball Field.
    Please RSVP to Coach Douglass at (216) 338-1934 or
    douglaco@mountunion.edu by Wednesday, October 5.

    11 a.m., Alumni Softball Game, 23rd Street Softball Field  
    Please RSVP to Coach Simons by Monday, October 3 to reserve your place! You can contact Coach Simons at simonsmj@mountunion.edu with questions.

    11:40 a.m.- 1:15 p.m., Baseball Alumni Slow-Pitch Softball Game, Rafeld-Rogers Baseball Field.
    Please RSVP to Coach Douglass at (216) 338-1934 or douglaco@mountunion.edu by Wednesday, October 5.

  3. Fraternity and Sorority Events

    11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Alpha Delta Pi 75th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, Courtney's Banquet Center, 981 E. State St., Alliance
    Celebrate Gamma Theta's 75th Anniversary at our banquet luncheon. The program will include greetings from collegiate and alumnae sisters, membership ceremonies, and more!

    Register

  4. Theatre Performance

    7:30 p.m., Theatre Performance “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, Gallaher Theatre, Giese Center for the Performing Arts

    Order Tickets


    Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 5, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Alumni Award Recipients 

The following awards are presented during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. A special Alumni Awards Recognition Ceremony will be held Saturday, October 8 (by invitation only) at the Alliance Country Club.   

DODIE DAVIS ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD

The Alumni Service Award was established in 1942 and is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in a chosen profession or field and for service to the University or community. The award represents the highest non-academic honor an alumnus/alumna can receive from Mount Union. In 2003, the award was renamed in honor of Dodie Davis ’62 for her 35 years of service and dedication to the institution.

The 2022 Dodie Davis Alumni Service Award winner is Roy Clunk ’77.

Roy Clunk ’77

McKINLEY FELLOW AWARD

The McKinley Fellow Award is named for former U.S. President William McKinley, who was a member of the Mount Union Board of Trustees and worked as a friend of the University for many years. This award honors a select group of individuals who have had a significant impact on Mount Union as non-alumni.

The 2022 McKinley Fellow Award winner is Bill Coleman.

Roy Clunk ’77

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

The Young Alumni Award honors and recognizes those who, at very early stages in their chosen careers or callings, exemplify what Mount Union hopes all alumni will strive to achieve upon graduating from Mount Union. The award is given to graduates within the past 15 years of their outstanding support, leadership, and dedication to the University as young alumni.

The 2022 Young Alumni Award winner is Ida Gorman ’13.

Ida Gorman ’13