McPherson College has planned a weekend full of fun for young and old, with events and attractions both new and traditional.
Homecoming events will run from Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 19.
“We’ve got something for everyone to enjoy,” said Karlene Tyler, alumni relations director. “Whether it’s bouncy games for the kids, great music at the tailgate party before the game, or a community worship service on Sunday, everyone who loves McPherson College will find something to enjoy here.”
Among the highlights at homecoming this year:
1 p.m. Oct. 17, Brown Auditorium: Honors Convocation, recognizing this year’s Young Alumni recipients – Carolyn Masterson ’84, Carine Ullom ’84, and Barry McMillan ’94.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18, Brown Auditorium: “Miscast: A Night of Broadway Hits.” This musical review showcases songs from current Broadway shows such as “The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King,” and “Once,” as well as standards from classic shows like “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Sweet Charity,” and even some favorite Disney classics.
10 a.m. (approximate), Oct. 18, Mingenback Theatre: Athletic Hall of Fame recognition of Carol Swenson
11:30 a.m., Oct. 18, McPherson Stadium: MC women’s soccer vs. University of St. Mary.
1-5 p.m., Oct. 18, Mingenback Mall area: Inflatable games!
1-3 p.m., Oct. 18, circle drive area: Free carriage rides around campus.
1 p.m. Oct. 18, Miller Library front steps: Pedals for Paul - 5, 10, or 20 mile Bicycle rides in memory of MC student Paul Ziegler.
2 p.m., Oct. 18, McPherson Stadium: MC men’s soccer vs. University of St. Mary.
NEW! 3 p.m., Oct. 18, Mingenback Theatre: Mike Horner ’99 presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star” – a hilarious puppet-show parody of “Star Wars.”
NEW! 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 18, by Hoffman Student Union: Jenny Stover-Brown ’97, Jeffrey Faus and Al Nieves present a unique mix of acoustic folk, rock and gospel music as “Delores and The Pickin’-Fretter” during the annual tailgate party.
6 p.m., Oct. 18, McPherson Stadium: MC football vs. University of St. Mary.
10 a.m., Oct. 19, McPherson Church of the Brethren: Worship service - All alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and community members are invited to worship together.
Visit www.mcpherson.edu/homecoming for a list of all events and more information.