LWC Homecoming 2016 -
Tradition Never Graduates!
All times CT
Saturday, Sept. 24
8:30 a.m. - 2016 Blue Raider Classic Alumni and Friends
The Pines at Lindsey Wilson
Let's kick Homecoming week off with a great day on the links
with the Lindsey Wilson family! Join alumni and friends for this
fun-filled day of golf! All are welcome! Former members of
the Blue Raider golf program also have the opportunity to take home
the Blue Raider Classic traveling trophy. For complete details and
to register, visit www.lindsey.edu/blueraiderclassic.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 26
Dusk - Homecoming Week Kickoff Fireworks on the
Sponsored by: LWC Student Government Association
Join the LWC family on the Quad for fireworks and hot chocolate
to kick off Homecoming week 2016!
Wednesday, Sept. 28
10 a.m. - Dedication of the Fouser Sustainability
Fugitte Science Center Room 329
In appreciation of the generosity of alumna Nancy Fouser '62,
and her late husband Charles '62, join us as we dedicate the Fouser
Sustainability Lab, the home of LWC's Sustainability and Energy
2:30 p.m. - College/Church Celebration
V.P. Henry Auditorium
This annual gathering of the campus community is a worship
service celebrating our historic connection with the United
Methodist Church and highlighting the significance of faith-life at
Lindsey Wilson College.
Thursday, Sept. 29
11 a.m. -- Faculty/Staff Homecoming Cookout &
Hosted by: The LWC Alumni Association Council
The LWC Alumni Association and Alumni Council celebrate the
incredible faculty and staff of Lindsey Wilson College with the
inaugural Faculty/Staff Homecoming Cookout & Reunion in their
honor. All current and former faculty/staff members, and the
LWC alumni family, are invited to come show our love and
appreciation to the dedicated employees who live out our motto
"Every student, every day!"
Friday, Sept. 30
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Homecoming Welcome
Administration Building Front Lawn
Stop by the Welcome Tent to register your attendance at
Homecoming 2016 and get all of the information needed for the
weekend! Also, be sure to register for door prizes to be
given away at the Homecoming Reunion Tailgate Tent on Saturday
afternoon! Tickets to the Homecoming football game can be purchased
at the Welcome Tent for $5. (Tickets at the gate cost $10.)
10:30 a.m. - Alumni College Session #1
Since you are back at your college, it only seems right that you
should go back to class! We are thrilled to offer these
life-long-learning opportunities that will not only be educational,
but we guarantee they will also be fun! Be sure to check in
at the Homecoming Welcome Tent for the "LWC Alumni College" courses
offered during each time slot, as well as class location.
11:30 a.m. - Golden Alumni Luncheon
Cranmer Dining Center
Join other members of the LWC Golden Alumni Society (Class of
'66 and before) for a terrific time of fellowship and conversation
at the best college cafeteria in the country! Members of the class
of 1967 are invited to attend as a preview of your 50 year reunion
to be held in May 2017. We will provide the yearbooks, you
provide the memories!
1 p.m. - Dedication of the Victory Bell
The LWC Class of 2016's Senior Gift Project resulted in the
largest senior gift in the history of Lindsey Wilson College.
With their support, we dedicate the newest feature to dawn the AP
White Campus, connecting the students of today to the tradition of
the Victory Bell which rang at LWC over half a century ago.
1 - 4 p.m. - Lindsey Wilson Legacy Program
Homecoming Welcome Tent
For many people being a Blue Raider is a family thing! If your
family has a Lindsey Wilson legacy be sure to get your LWC family
members together and stop by the Homecoming Welcome Tent to pick up
your free "LWC Legacy - It's a Family Thing" t-shirts! To be
considered an LWC Legacy, a student or alum must have a parent,
grandparent, or sibling who also attended/attends LWC! Once
you have your shirts, step over to our LWC Legacy photo booth for a
professional photo in front of the iconic Administration Building
as another gift to your family. Register for this event and reserve
your LWC Legacy t-shirts by contacting the LWC Alumni Relations
1:30 p.m. - Alumni College Session #2
2 p.m. -- 14th-Annual Morris Shepherd Ping Pong
Cralle Student Union Building
Join other alumni and students in this single-elimination
tournament hosted by Morris Shepherd '53. No registration fee; sign
up day of the event. Cash prizes given to winners of the singles
and doubles tournaments.
2 p.m. - Inaugural Homecoming Spades Tournament
Sponsored by: Chris Estes '01 and Dr. Ricky Farmer
Cralle Student Union Building
College students and playing cards have always gone hand in
hand! Join alumni Chris Estes and Ricky Farmer as they host this
double elimination tournament of alumni and students to crown the
LWC Homecoming Spades Champions for 2016!
5:30 p.m. -- Bonner Scholar
Wilkerson Bonner House
5:30 p.m. - BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Student Blessing
and White Coat Ceremony
VP Henry Auditorium
Alumni of the nursing program are invited back to campus to
celebrate with the next generation of Lindsey Wilson Nursing
6-8 p.m. -- President's Homecoming
Emily Hundley President's Home
The entire LWC Family is welcome and encouraged to attend!
Special guests: 2016 Homecoming Award Recipients and Athletic Hall
of Fame Class.
6 p.m. - Blue Raiders Basketball Preview
Biggers Sports Center
Come meet the 2016-17 LWC Blue Raiders women's and men's
basketball teams! The women's squad takes the court for an inner
squad scrimmage at 6 p.m., followed by the men's team at 7 p.m.
7 p.m. -- Men's Soccer vs.
Walter S. Reuling Stadium
It's the rivalry to end all rivalries! Come out and support the
best men's soccer program in the country as we face off against the
8 p.m. - Blue Raider Alumni Basketball
Biggers Sports Center
Basketball legends from the past are returning to campus to
celebrate LWC's hoops tradition! Alumni from the men's and women's
program will lace them up for this fun-filled, action-packed alumni
game to see who still has what it takes.
9:30 p.m. - Homecoming Pep
Join the LWC football team, cheerleaders, Blue Raider Marching
Band, and Blue Raider Bob for a Homecoming pep rally, complete with
s'mores and hot chocolate.
Saturday, October 1
7:30 a.m. - LWC Cycling Reunion Road Ride
Sponsored by: Campus Recreation
Holloway Health and Wellness Center
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cycling program,
the LWC cycling family is inviting former cyclists, friends of the
program, community members and family to participate in a group
ride event leaving at 7:30 a.m. There will be two
distance choices. The entire group will leave together for a slow,
friendly group ride (Approximately 20 miles). At mile 15
there will be a split and current team members will lead people
back to campus. Cyclists interested in a challenge can
continue on and ride the LWC race loop (45 miles) led by current
road team members. Bragging rights will be on the line!
8-11 a.m. - Homecoming
Robert D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
9 a.m. - LWC Natural Garden and Community Garden
Join LWC Botany professor, Dr. Michael Bosela for a tour of the
LWC Natural Garden which features countless varieties of plants and
flowers native to Kentucky. The Garden is located at the
bottom of the hill on the east end of Walter S. Reuling Stadium
(Soccer Field). Or visit the Community Garden, located on the
corner of West Guardian and Monroe Streets in Columbia.
10 a.m. -- Golden Alumni Society Reunion and Induction
Ceremony (Classes of 1966 and before)
Hodge Center for Discipleship
If you attended LWC prior to 1967 and were not able to attend
your 50 year reunion, this event provides you the opportunity to
officially be inducted into the Golden Alumni Society. If you
plan to attend, mark this reunion group on your reservation
11 a.m. -- 2016 Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of
Sponsored by: TJ Samson Hospital/TJ Health - Columbia
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
The LWC National Alumni Association invites you to its
85th-annual alumni awards celebration. Join fellow classmates and
friends as we honor this year's award recipients and Athletic Hall
of Fame inductees.
Cost: $14 per person, $25 per couple. Please register in
advance for this event if you plan to attend.
1 p.m. - LWC Baseball Reunion & Homerun
Egnew Park - Lindsey Wilson Sports Park
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Blue Raider
baseball and Coach Jonathan Burton invites all former LWC baseball
players to return as we recognize the inaugural 1982 squad and
celebrate the two most recent teams and their accomplishment of
back-to-back World Series appearances! Plus, we will see who can
still hit it out in an alumni Homerun Derby! The Homerun Derby will
begin at 2 p.m. followed by the team recognitions.
2 p.m. - LWC Alumni Association Annual
Rotary Board Room - Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference
All LWC alumni are invited to the meeting to learn how to become
involved with the LWC Alumni Council.
3 p.m. - LWC Cycling Reunion Cookout
Sponsored by: The Schmidt Family
LWC Cycling Park
Alumni, family and friends of the cycling program are invited to
this reunion cookout at the LWC Cycling Park under the big
tent. Come out, enjoy great food and cheer on the current
Blue Raider cyclists as they compete in gravity and endurance races
throughout the day. This is a great time to catch up with
friends, maybe get in a few runs on the slalom course, BMX track or
even a session on the pump track.
4 p.m. -- Homecoming Reunion Tent
Sponsored by: Modern Woodmen of America
Blue Raider Stadium
Come celebrate Homecoming over a great tailgate meal and meet up
with old friends at the Homecoming Reunion Tent! Cost: $3 per
person (pay at the tent), plus the first 500 receive a free.
Register to win one of our great door prizes courtesy of event
sponsor, Modern Woodmen of America!
6:30 p.m. -- LWC Homecoming Football
Game -- LWC vs. Union College
Blue Raider Stadium
Let's cheer on the Blue Raiders to a Homecoming victory and see
the King and Queen crowned during halftime!
Sunday, Octorber 2
11 a.m. - Homecoming Worship Service
Columbia United Methodist Church
The congregation of Columbia United Methodist Church invites the
Lindsey Wilson family to join them in worship. Special music
will be performed by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. --Brunch
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center
Conclude your Homecoming weekend with friends for brunch to
share memories of the weekend. (Pay at the door event).
*All events are free unless otherwise
To make reservations for any Homecoming 2016 event, contact the
Alumni Office at 270-384-8400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register
online at www.lindsey.edu/alumni or use the form in this brochure.
Everyone who registers in advance for Homecoming 2016 will receive
a free family weekend pass to the Doris and Bob Holloway Health
& Wellness Center!