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Doane University Homecoming 2016

OCTOBER 9 - October 16

Homecoming 2016 Registration

Please register for events online by Wednesday, September 28th or call the Alumni Office 402.826.6795. Just heading back for the weekend? Leave us your name in the RSVP form, and we’ll pass the message on to your friends so they know to join you!
Saturday, October 8      
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Career Directions and Connections (Lincoln Campus)
Sunday,October 9      
  • 2 - 4 p.m. Bowling and Broncos(Lucky Strike Lanes, Denver) The Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter (RMAC) is celebrating Homecoming in Colorado! Join us in your "spare" time to bowl with the Doane family in Denver. $10/adult and $5/children under 12. To support our Colorado students and alumni by being a lane sponsor, contact LaDawn Capek Sperling '94 (ladawn.sperling@coloradohomes.com). For more details, register online at doane.edu/rmac-bowling
  • 2 - 5 p.m. Welcome to the Jungle(Lincoln) Join us where the wild things are at the Lincoln Children's Zoo! Meet faculty and staff from our adult learner campus in Lincoln. All alumni invited FREE.
Monday, October 10      
  • 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt(Crete Campus)Get ready for a new kind of scavenger hunt, coming to Doane's Crete campus for Homecoming 2016. Look for details on Doane Alumni's social media this October!
  • 5:30 p.m.(Perry Campus Center, Crete) The Crete campus celebrates the beginning of a week full of fun!
Tuesday, October 11      
  • 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt(Crete Campus)Get ready for a new kind of scavenger hunt, coming to Doane's Crete campus for Homecoming 2016. Look for details on Doane Alumni's social media this October!
  • 7 p.m. Homecoming Galaxy Races(Cassel Theatre, Crete) Get your team together and join us for the Homecoming Galaxy Races! Think dizzy bat, potato sack races, 3-legged races, running through an obstacle course with an egg on a spoon and more. The winning team wins a prize and bragging rights until next year. Sponsored by SPB.
  • 8 p.m. Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy(Rm. 67-Communications Building, Crete) Sponsored by SPB.
Wednesday, October 12       
  • 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt(Crete Campus)Get ready for a new kind of scavenger hunt, coming to Doane's Crete campus for Homecoming 2016. Look for details on Doane Alumni's social media this October!
  • 5 & 7:15 p.m. Tiger Soccer vs. Hastings College(Memorial Stadium, Crete)
  • 5:30 p.m. Homecoming Heroes Panel: STEM and Business Fields(Art/Ed 236-238, Crete)Volunteer to share your advice, expertise and career success stories with Doane students. Alumni are welcome to attend as speakers and guests. For more information or to volunteer for the panel, contact the career center director Sarah Barg (sarah.barg@doane.edu).
  • 6 & 7:30 p.m. Tiger Volleyball @ Hastings College(Lynn Farrell Arena, Hastings)
  • 8 p.m. Late Night Laughs: Chloe Hilliard - comedian(Common Grounds-Perry Campus Center, Crete)Chloe Hilliard is a journalist-turn-comedian, who wows audiences with her wit and ability to find the humor in anything. She made her national TV debut on NBC's smash hit "Last Comic Standing" and has since appeared on AXSTV's "Gotham Comedy Live," Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show," Tru TV's "Almost Genius" and MTV's "Acting Out." Join us for a Late ight Laughs Homecoming Special! Sponsored by SPB. This event is for current Doane students only.
Thursday, October 13      
  • 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt(Crete Campus)Get ready for a new kind of scavenger hunt, coming to Doane's Crete campus for Homecoming 2016. Look for details on Doane Alumni's social media this October!
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tri-City Alumni Chapter Wine Tasting(WineStyles, Hastings)
  • 7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "The Heart of Robin Hood" (Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Crete)Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this show, Robin and his unmerry gang steal from the rich, but it has never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. When wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform Robin from hood to good. Reserve your tickets now at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.
  • 9 p.m. Big Bucks Bingo(Perry Campus Center, Crete)This is not your normal church basement BINGO! Get five in a row and be eligible to win prizes that will knock your tiger stripe socks off. Sponsored by SPB. This event is for current Doane students only.
Friday, October 14      
  • 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt(Crete Campus)Get ready for a new kind of scavenger hunt, coming to Doane's Crete campus for Homecoming 2016. Look for details on Doane Alumni's social media this October!
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open(Perry Campus Center, Crete) Grab your gear for the new school year!
  • 11 a.m. Golf Tournament (College Heights Country Club, Crete)
  • Sponsored by the Capital Alumni Chapter 11AM Registration; 12PM Shotgun start; $50/person. Take one for the team! Join the Capital Alumni Chapter and reunion classesfor a 4-person scramble. Part of the fee will go towards student scholarships. Open to all alumni and friends.
  • 11:30 a.m. Legacy and Legends Homecoming Luncheon(Perry Campus Center, Crete)Join the College to Career Center and Multicultural Support Services to celebrate the new Nexus Diversity Center.Hear from special alumni of color guest speakers and mingle with students during the luncheon.
  • 2 - 4 p.m. Nexus Multicultural Center Open House (Nexus Center, Crete) The new Multicultural Center is open and attractive with glass walls and special glass deocrative spaces. It features modular furniture perfect for daytime study or eveing meeting space. It offers a place for programming and discussions about inclusiveness and diversity. Check ut this exxciting new space that will create opporutnities for all of us to grow in our cultural understanding.
  • 5 - 8 p.m. Capital Chapter Friday Afternoon Club / Reunion Class Gatherings (Blue Blood Brewing Co., Lincoln)The Capital Alumni Chapter invites alumni from all campuses to join them in downtown Lincoln for a relaxing FAC. Come for the food and drinks but stay for the tour of Robber’s Cave!This new brewery was originally built in the 1870’s and believed to be a hideout for Jesse James. (925 Robber's Cave Rd., Lincoln)
  • 7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "The Heart of Robin Hood"(Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Crete)Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this show, Robin and his unmerry gang steal from the rich, but it has never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. When wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform Robin from hood to good. Reserve your tickets now atdoane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.
  • 10 p.m. Pep Rally and Coronation(Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center, Crete)Watch the Homecoming tradition continue with another night of fun!
Saturday, October 15      
Bring the family to help dedicate the new practice facility directly down from the baseball field. Alumni baseball game and tailgate to follow.
  • 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stewart Nelson Scholarship Interviews (Perry Campus Boardroom, Crete)
  • 8 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt(Crete Campus)Get ready for a new kind of scavenger hunt, coming to Doane's Crete campus for Homecoming 2016. Look for details on Doane Alumni's social media this October!
  • 8:30 a.m. Discover Doane High School Visit Day(Art/Ed Building, Crete) It’s the best way to experience the vibrancy of campus and student life! Register your high school student and receive a VIP campus tour and lunch with our Admissions staff. Contactsuzy.cochnar@doane.eduto reserve your spot today.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Welcome Back Information Desk (Perry Campus Center, Crete) Stop by for refreshments, an updated homecoming schedule and reunion material.
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bookstore Open(Perry Campus Center, Crete)Stock up on all your Doane supplies!
  • 10 a.m. Omega Psi Theta Alumni Association Meeting (Lied Building - Rm 158, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. Baseball Facility Dedication(Ledon Softball & Baseball Complex, Crete)
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Delta Kappa Pi Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete) Look for the Delta Kappa Pi flag! Bring your own drinks. Food trucks will be nearby.
  • 10 a.m. Phi Sigma Tau Alumni Meeting (Room TBD)
  • 10:30 a.m. Alumni Baseball Game(Ledon Softball & Baseball Complex, Crete)Dust off your cleats and shake the cobwebs from your swing as current players and alumni join in a friendly game of baseball.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gamma Phi Iota Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sigma Phi Theta Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 10:30 a.m. Women’s Alumni Basketball Game (Haddix Center, Crete) Hit the court for a friendly game and meet up later in the Gibson Hall of Fame Room to unwind.
  • 10:45 a.m. Alumni Band Warm-Up (Heckman Auditorium, Crete)
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Inter Greek Alumni Association Tailgate(Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Omega Psi Theta Tailgate (Communications Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phi Sigma Tau Tailgate (Communications Building Parking Lot, Crete)
  • 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Taste of IST (Home of Prof. Mark Meysenburg)
  • 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tiger Tailgate (Crete Campus, Communications Building Parking Lot) Join us for lunch from local vendors, football parents, and the Relay for Life bake sale. Bring the kids to test out the carnival games at the FREE Tiger Cub Club on the north side of the football field. Fans are also encouraged to tailgate in the designated Communications Building parking lot. Get there early – spots go fast!
  • 11:20 a.m. Alumni Band Complimentary Brunch (Perry Campus Dining Hall, Crete)
  • 12 p.m. Alumni Band Pre-Game Concert and Tailgate (Front of Communications Building, Crete)
  • 12 p.m. Campus Tours (Perry Campus Center Registration Desk, Crete) Get a brief university update and a guided tour of campus to visit some of your favorite Doane locations. RSVP online for a walking or riding tour and meet at 11:45 a.m. by the Perry Campus Center information desk.
  • 12 p.m. Baseball Student and Alumni Tailgate(Ledon Softball and Baseball Complex, Crete)
  • 12 p.m. Chicago Alumni Chapter Football Watch Party(Headquarters Beercade River-North, Chicago)
  • 1 p.m. Tiger Football vs. Hastings College(Memorial Stadium, Crete) Cheer on Doane as they battle a conference foe on the gridiron.
  • 3 p.m. (or after the game) Omega Psi Theta 100th Anniversary Celebration(VFW, Crete) Celebrate this milestone with the women of Omega Psi Theta at 130 W 13th St., Crete.
  • 3p.m. Chi Delta Alumni Association Meeting(Perry Board Room, Crete)
  • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 5th Quarter Party / Class Reunions(Fuhrer Fieldhouse, Crete)All alumni are invited to celebrate after the football game with music, snacks, desserts and a cash bar! Hear from President Carter, catch up with friends, and win prizes. Blow up games for kids. Doane is proud to honor the Alumni Reunion Classes of 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006.
  • 3:30 p.m. Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Alumni Gathering(Fuhrer Fieldhouse, Crete)
  • 3:30 & 5 p.m. Tiger Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff University(Haddix Center, Crete)
  • 4 p.m. APE Alumni/Active Football Game(Field south of Frees Hall, Crete)
  • 5 & 7:15 p.m. Tiger Soccer at Morningside College(Sioux City, Iowa)
  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sigma Phi Theta Gathering (My Bar, Crete)
  • 5:30 p.m. Reunion Reception and Dinner: Classes of 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986 (East/West Dining Room - Perry Campus Center, Crete)
  • 6 p.m. Reunion and Alumni AfterHours Gathering(Elle's on Main, Crete)Join the Classes of 1996 and 2006 as they remisce about the good 'ol days.  Live music provided by The Shiney's - Alumnae Tica Perri '98 and Carrie Zochal Buchanan '96.
  • 6:30 p.m. Chi Delta Wine and Cheese Event(Home of Mom Hanigan)Chi Delta Alumnae are encouraged to meet at Mom Hanigan's home for a wine and cheese event. The Husker game will be available to watch. Address information will be sent in the CDAA newsletter. Contact Brandi Kempf for more information (brandi.kempf@doane.edu).
  • 7 p.m. Gamma Phi Iota Wine and Cheese Alumni Event(Eagles Club, Crete)
  • 7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "The Heart of Robin Hood"(Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Crete)Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this show, Robin and his unmerry gang steal from the rich, but it has never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. When wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform Robin from hood to good. Reserve your tickets now atdoane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.
Sunday, October 16      
  • 10-11:30 a.m. President’s Reception for Award Recipients and the Class of 1966(Crete Campus, Bauer House) Reservations required.
  • 12 p.m. Alumni Awards Banquet (Crete Campus, Perry Campus Center) $12/person; Reservations required.
  • 3 p.m. Homecoming Concert (Crete, Heckman Auditorium)
  • *October 17-22, 2016 -Nontraditional Student Week Dinners - College of Professional Studies: Lincoln, Grand Island and Omaha Campuses