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Doane College Homecoming 2013

October 6-13

Homecoming 2013 Registration

Please register for events online by Friday, September 27th or call the Alumni Office 402.826.8561.  Just heading back for the weekend?  Leave us your name, and we’ll pass the message on to your friends!

Sunday, October 6 
2-5 p.m.  Welcome to the Jungle!  (Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln)
Join us where the wild things are at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo!  Meet alumni, students, faculty and staff from the School of Graduate and Professional Studies in Lincoln.  Special meet and greet with FREE admission, door prizes and other surprises when you register online.
Monday, October 7 
5 - 7 p.m.  Non-Traditional Student Week Dinner (GPS Lincoln, Grand Island Campus)
The annual Non-Traditional Student Week dinner is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of our students.  Interested in volunteering during these weekly dinners?  Contact alumni@doane.edu

7 p.m.   Doane Night at the Isis Movie Theatre (Crete)
Grab your friends and family as Crete’s historic Isis Movie Theatre starts the week off right by offering special discounts for all Doane-ites.  The movie is TBD, but the Tiger Pride is sure to be roaring!

Tuesday, October 8 
5-7 p.m.  Non-Traditional Student Week Dinner (GPS Lincoln, Grand Island Campus)

7 p.m.  Hansen Leadership Assembly Speaker – Shannon O’Neil (Crete Campus, Heckman Auditorium)
Shannon O’Neil is a Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  She will discuss Mexico’s rapid social, political and economic transformation and how that ties to every aspect of American culture and commerce.  Free to the public. 

Wednesday, October 9 
5-7 p.m.  Non Traditional Student Week Dinner (GPS Lincoln, Grand Island Campus)

5 and 7:15 p.m.  Tiger Soccer vs. Wesleyan Prairie Wolves (Crete Campus)

6:30 p.m.  Career Development Employment Panel (Crete Campus)
Sharpen your interview skills.  Fine tune your resume.  Negotiate your salary.  Join local alumni and human resource professionals as we help open the door for student success.  Alumni volunteers needed to share expertise, advice and career success stories with Doane students.  Contact carolyn.ersland@doane.edu for more information. Co-hosted by the Hansen Leadership Program. 

7:30 p.m.  Tiger Volleyball @ Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln)

Thursday, October 10 
5-7 p.m.  Non Traditional Student Week Dinner (GPS Lincoln  Campus)

5-7 p.m.  Big Birthday Celebration and Speaker (GPS Grand Island Campus)
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies in Grand Island is celebrating their 10th anniversary!  Join us for dinner at 5 p.m. and guest speaker, John Beranek, at 6 p.m. John Beranek is a gifted team builder, educator, prevention advocate, and story teller. John currently consults with educators, corporations, government and community coalitions, and “vision makers.” RSVP here by October 3rd.

7:30 p.m.  Theatre Production of “Lend Me a Tenor” (Crete Campus, Whitcomb Lee Observatory)
It's the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world famous tenor, Tito Merelli, is set to perform his greatest role. Through a series of mishaps, he receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the general manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity. Reserve your tickets at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.

Friday, October 11 
12 p.m.  Golf Tournament (Crete, College Heights Country Club)
Sponsored by the Capital Alumni Chapter
1PM Shotgun start; $50/person
Take one for the team!  Join the Capital Alumni Chapter and reunion classes for a 4-person scramble.  Part of the fee will go towards student scholarships.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Capital Chapter Friday Afternoon Club / Reunion Class Gatherings  (The N Zone, 728 Q Street, Lincoln)
The Capital Alumni Chapter invites alumni from all campuses to join them in downtown Lincoln for a relaxing FAC.  Alumni heading back for their reunions are also encouraged to stop by and meet up for a drink and appetizers.

7:30 p.m.  Theatre Production of “Lend Me a Tenor” (Crete Campus, Whitcomb Lee Observatory)
It's the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world famous tenor, Tito Merelli, is set to perform his greatest role. Through a series of mishaps, he receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the general manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity. Reserve your tickets at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.

Saturday, October 12 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Welcome Back Information Desk (Crete Campus, Perry Campus Center)
Stop by for refreshments, an updated homecoming schedule and reunion material. 

9 a.m.  Discover Doane High School Visit Day (Crete Campus, Art & Ed)
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.  Contact suzy.cochnar@doane.edu to reserve your spot today.

9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Tiger Volleyball @ St. Ambrose University (Joliet, IL)

9:30 a.m. Chi Delta Alumni Association Breakfast and Meeting (Crete Campus, Communications 40)

10 a.m.  Parade (Downtown Crete)
Now this is a parade fit for a Tiger!  Route starts at 9th and Main St.  Awards for Best of Doane College, Best of Doane Greek Community, Best of the Community and Best Performance Group! Submit float entries here

10 a.m.  Career Development Employment Panel (GPS Lincoln Campus)
Move up in your career!  A panel of human resource professionals and hiring managers will be available to answer your questions.  Interested volunteers for this event should contact susan.rocker@doane.edu.

10 a.m.  Men’s Alumni Baseball Game (Crete Campus, Ledon Softball & Baseball Complex)
Dust off your cleats and shake the cobwebs from your swing as current players and alumni join in a friendly game of baseball.  Optional batting practice at 9AM, team selection and photos at 9:30AM. 

10:30 a.m.  Women’s Alumni Basketball Game (Crete Campus, Haddix Center)
Hit the courts for a friendly game and meet up later in the Gibson Hall of Fame Room to unwind.

11:00 a.m.  Taste of IST (Home of Mark Meysenburg)
All IST alumni are invited to Professor Mark Meysenburg's home for BBQ and a selection of homemade beer. Bring your latest brew if you enjoy crafting your own beer. Get a taste of our IST programs and provide feedback from the real world on how to best prepare Doane students. RSVP by Sept. 27 to mark.meysenburg@doane.edu.

11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Tiger Tailgate (Crete Campus, Communications Parking Lot)
Food trucks…it’s not just for TV competitions anymore. Follow the parade back to campus for lunch from local vendors while kids test out the carnival games, air brush tattoos, bounce houses, and meet our very own Miss Nebraska, Tiger athletes and more.  Retired and current faculty members are encouraged to attend. 

11:00 a.m. Alumni Band Lunch (Crete Campus, Perry Campus Center Patio)
Make Dr. Gilbert's day! Let us know you will be there, and we will make sure to reserve a spot for you on the patio.

11:30 a.m.  Greek Revitalization Initiative: Alumni Update and Forum (Crete Campus, Communications 02)
Members of the new Inter-Greek Alumni Association (IGAA) will provide a project update, answer questions and collect input from all attending Greek alumni.  Please join them to demonstrate support of your sorority/fraternity and the Doane Greek System!

11:30 a.m. Omega Psi Theta Alumni Association Lunch (Crete Campus, Cassel Open Air Theatre)

12 p.m.  Campus Tours (Crete Campus, Perry Campus Center)
Get a brief college update and a guided tour of campus to visit some of your favorite Doane locations. RSVP online and meet at 11:45 a.m. by the Perry Campus Center information desk. 

12 p.m.  Alumni Band Meeting (Crete Campus, Band Room)
Gather together as we pass out music to play with the Mighty Tiger Marching Band during the football game. Register for this event and the music department will contact you about instrument details.

1 p.m.  Tiger Football vs. Dakota Wesleyan (Crete Campus)
Cheer on the Tiger Football team during the Homecoming game.  Enjoy watching the band, dance team and cheerleaders.  The 2013 Honor D winners will be recognized, and the 2013 Homecoming Royalty will be honored. 

1 and 3:15 p.m.  Tiger Soccer at Midland University (Fremont)

4 - 6 p.m.  Class Reunion Meet and Greet (Crete Campus, Nyrop Hall)
Doane College is proud to honor the Alumni Reunion Classes of 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, and 2003.  Meet up after the game and catch up with friends over drinks and appetizers.

4:30 p.m. Chi Delta Alumni Association Wine and Cheese Reception (Crete, Sertoma)

4:30 p.m. Omega Psi Theta Alumni Association Meeting (Crete, College Heights Country Club)

6 p.m.  Class of 1963 50th Reunion Dinner (Crete Campus, East/West Dining Room)

7 p.m.  Glow Doane 5K (Crete Campus, Communications Parking Lot)
Lighting the path for a brighter future! You can run, walk or skip around campus, but be sure to glow from head to toe! Costume contest, photo booth and t-shirt included. $30 for alumni and friends / $15 for students / $10 for kids 12 and under Fun Run. A portion of the proceeds goes toward the Doane Scholarship Fund.  RSVP before September 27th.  Check in takes place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the day of the race. 

7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of “Lend Me a Tenor” (Crete Campus, Whitcomb Lee Observatory)
It's the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world famous tenor, Tito Merelli, is set to perform his greatest role. Through a series of mishaps, he receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the general manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity. Reserve your tickets at doane.edu/theatre-ticket-reservations.

Sunday, October 13 
10-11:30 a.m.  President’s Reception for Award Recipients and the Class of 1963 (Crete, Bauer House)
Reservations required. 

12 p.m.  Alumni Awards Banquet (Crete Campus, Perry Campus Center)
$12/person; Reservations required.

Award Recipients
Young Alumni Award – Natalie Nelsen Schneider ’05

Paul Kersenbrock Humanitarian Award – Jim Beatty ’70 and Brad Larson ’05

Exceptional Service Award – Helen Fagan’ 08A

Builder Award – Richard ’57 and Helen Sysel ’58 Vasak

Honor D – Hans Ingold ’81 and Mary Rainforth Theiler ’90

Educator-of-the-Year Award - Jessie Tucker Carlson ’99, ’02E, ’05E

Platt Music Alumni Award - Michael Morris ’78, ’10E

3 p.m.  Homecoming Concert (Crete, Heckman Auditorium)