Homecoming 2007 is this weekend!
RELEASED: October 25, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—Centre's Homecoming is always a special celebration for its alumni—a chance to relive college days, reminisce with old friends and visit the campus so many remember with such fondness. This year, Centre invites all its alumni home to share their experiences and also to celebrate the accomplishments of Centre alumnus, faculty member and world-renowned glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell '74.
Homecoming activities begin on Friday, October 26 and continue through Saturday, October 27.
Centre, the City of Danville and the Presbyterian Church of Danville will hold the Thomas A. Spragens Memorial Dedication on Friday at 4 p.m. at the corner of Walnut and College streets. Spragens served as the seventeenth president of Centre from 1957 to 1981 and was an influential leader within the community.
Powell will sign copies of his recently published book, Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker, on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Jones Visual Arts Center. Also present at the signing will be Mark Lucas '75, Centre alumus and English professor, who wrote the commentary for the book.
In honor of Stuart's positive influence on the man many consider to be America's greatest president, a dedication ceremony for Stuart Hall will be held on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Also during the ceremony, the Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical highway marker honoring Stuart, which will be placed in front of Stuart Hall.
All are invited to journey back to the classroom with current Centre students and faculty for the Alumni College on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
An art exhibit featuring the work of Addie Langford will include a gallery talk on Friday between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and a reception between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the AEGON Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center. The exhibit will be open both Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The annual Alumni Homecoming 5K race begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in front of Young Hall. The entry fee is $15 per runner. Entries will be accepted until 8 a.m. on the day of the race.
The Distinguished and Young Alumnus Award recipients will be presented, along with the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, at the annual Alumni Recognition Ceremony on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Weisiger Theatre at the Norton Center for the Arts.
This year's honorees are—
Alumni are invited to a full buffet lunch inside Cowan Dining Commons on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets to the Alumni Luncheon are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger. All are asked to make reservations.
The football team takes on Rhodes at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Homecoming king and queen will be presented during halftime. Women's volleyball takes the court against Rose-Hulman at 1 p.m. and Loyola/New Orleans at 3 p.m. Men's soccer plays Colorado College on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Austin College on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
This year's Homecoming Gala will feature Amy Grant with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra on Friday at 8:30 p.m. in Newlin Hall. Loved around the world as one of the greatest of all Christian music artists, Grant is also one of the most celebrated performers in pop music today. She is married to Grammy Award-winner and country music superstar Vince Gill. For ticket prices and availability call the Norton Center box office toll free at (877) HIT-SHOW.
Cross Canadian Ragweed will be performing Saturday night at 8 p.m. on West Walnut Street.
For questions or to register for events, call (859) 238-5500 or toll-free at (877) 678-9822.
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