Alumni Weekend 2015 Schedule

Alumni Weekend Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, April 10

6pm Golden “E” 50th Anniversary Dinner
Gammon Room, Melick Library

Members of the Class of 1965 will gather with their classmates for this event dedicated to 50 years of memories.

8:30–11pm GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Launch Party
Derer Lanes, 1464 US Highway 24 E., Eureka

Come on out to the Eureka Bowling Alley Back Room for a casual evening of fun, catching up with old friends while welcoming the senior class of 2015 into the ranks of EC alumni. (All Alumni & Friends Welcome!)


Saturday, April 11

7–7:40am Run with Reagan Registration
Alumni Tent, Corner of Burgess Street and Reagan Drive

The Alumni Office presents “Run With Reagan” an exciting and healthy way to kick-off the Saturday morning of Alumni Weekend! Proceeds from this event will go directly to the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. Cost is $30 and includes race entry, t-shirt, and post-race pancake breakfast.

7:40am 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins

8am Run with Reagan 5K race begins

8–9:30am Pancake Breakfast & Race Award Ceremonies
Dickinson Commons on College Avenue

All-you-care-to-eat pancakes and sausage, followed with Run with Reagan recognitions. Complimentary for race participants, $5.50 per person for non-participants.

9:30am Class of 2013 Walkway Dedication
Corner of College Ave. and Burgess St.

9:45am Campus Walk-about
Walk begins in front of Dickinson Commons

Take a stroll around campus with Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mike Murtagh to see and hear about campus improvements.

11am Favorite Stories Continue…Treasures Found ‘neath the Elms
Becker Auditorium, Cerf Center

Dr. Loren Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of English, returns with more stories from the tapestry of alumni experiences and memories that capture the spirit of Eureka College.

Noon Experience Eureka Luncheon: Eureka’s Visit to the USS Ronald
Reagan (CVN–76)

Terrill Room, Cerf Center

Twice, the Reagan Society of Eureka College has been invited by the United States Navy to send a de’egation to participate in the Distinguished Visitor Program, being flown onto and spending a day on a working aircraft carrier during war games at sea. Join alumni and friends who will share their experiences aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Buffet lunch: $15 per person. Advance registration requested.

Noon–1pm Lunch
Dickinson Commons

$8 per person, pay at the door.

Noon & 2pm Women’s Softball
Softball Diamond

Doubleheader vs. Fontbonne

1 & 3:30pm Men’s Baseball
Henry Sand Field

Doubleheader vs. Fontbonne

2pm Release Your Inner-Artist!
Burgess Art Gallery

Enjoy food, wine and a fun afternoon of instructional painting of your personal masterpiece. Advanced registration required. $25 per person. Instuctors will be Professor of Art Rhea Edge & senior art major Kaitlyn Mugg ’15 of Art at the Bottega, Washington, Il.

2pm Saturday Movie Matinee: “Love is on the Air”
Rigazio Classroom, 1st Floor, Sanders Hall

Join us for a screening of Ronald Reagan’s Film Debut.

2pm Career Mentoring Discussion & Meet-n-Greet
Rigazio Conference Room, Cerf Center

All great alums have great mentors in their lives. Embrace this opportunity to make your mark in a student’s life and career. Advance registration requested.

2pm Academic Honors Senior Thesis Presentation
Gammon Room, Melick Library

3pm Provost’s Afternoon Tea
Moser Lobby, Cerf Center

A great time to get refreshed, celebrate accomplishments and get to
know more about campus programs and those who benefit from them. All are welcome to attend this afternoon tea celebrating students, faculty, staff, and administration along with the following programs: Academic Honors, Reagan, Sandifer and Ministry Fellows.

4pm A Time of Remembrance Memorial Service
Becker Auditorium, Cerf College Center

Join Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes for a time to remember and honor Eureka College family members who have passed away in the last year.

5:30pm Alumni Celebration Opening Reception
Moser Lobby, Cerf Center

Let the celebration begin.

6:30pm Alumni Celebration Dinner
Terrill Rooms, Cerf Center

A delicious buffet dinner, alumni awards’ presentation and the musical stylings of Kevin Hart Jazz will be featured. More jazz, dessert and dancing will follow the formal presentation. $25 per person / $40 per couple (Includes Opening Reception).

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Sunday, April 12

Sunday worship at Eureka Christian Church
302 South Main Street.

8:30am First Light Contemporary Worship
9:45–10:15am Coffee and Fellowship
10:30am Traditional Worship

Call 309-467-2369 for more information.

Noon–1pm Sunday Brunch
The Commons

$8.00 per person, pay at the door.

Noon & 2pm Women’s Softbal’
Softball Diamond

Doubleheader vs. Robert Morris University–Springfield.

3pm President’s Circle Members Reception
Cerf Center

Recognizing alumni and friends’ support of Eureka College’s Annual Fund at the President’s Circle level. (Invitation only)

4pm Spring Campus Concert
Becker Auditorium, Cerf Center

Eureka College Chorale and Chamber Singers & Soloists, Dr. Joseph D. Henry, director, Ms. Pamela Bates, accompanist.

5pm Concert Reception
Moser Lobby

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