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Homecoming 2012

This year's Doane College Homecoming celebration will be bigger and better, boasting eight days of celebration from Sept. 30-Oct. 7. As Doane commemorates its 140-year anniversary and the beginning of many exciting projects, the college and Crete, Lincoln and Grand Island communities will celebrate with the theme, "The Start of Something Big."

This year's festivities will include high-energy events in all Doane campus communities.  The college will celebrate 30 years of Lincoln campus service during a Big Birthday Celebration at Antelope Park on Sept. 30 from 2-6 p.m.  Workshops offering a big boost for careers will be featured at both Lincoln and Grand Island campuses this year.  

The Homecoming events will also feature special classes, a parade, tailgate, football game, concert, theatre production, and a behind-the-scenes tour with the Crete Teammates program.

This year's events list also includes an opportunity to relive Interterm classes, a favorite memory for alumni. The courses are big on laughs and low on stress and range from country line dancing to professionally decorating cupcakes.  (Community members and alumni can sign up for just $5 and RSVP at doane.edu/homecoming2012.) 

You won't want to miss the keynote speaker for the Doane College Society Gala, Gallup Corporation's CEO Jim Clifton. The gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. The invitation-only event is open to Doane College Society members.

The events in Crete on Saturday, Oct. 6 kick off with the Crete community parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Campus and community groups will take to the streets with Tiger-sized floats, and the community is invited to cheer them on. 

After the parade, the public is encouraged to join other fans at the Tiger Tailgate in Cassel Open Air Theatre on Doane's Crete campus.  The Tiger Cub Club, a low-cost child service program, offers a great opportunity for K-5th graders to get involved with crafts, games, face painting and more while parents enjoy the afternoon interruption-free. RSVP to reserve a spot for your child.

The Homecoming football game begins at 1 p.m. at Simon Field as the Tigers take on the Morningside College Mustangs. Local youth involved in the Crete Teammates program will be given VIP seating at the game and a special tour of the campus.

The theatre department will present three showings of "Boeing, Boeing" in Whitcomb Lee Conservatory October 4-6, beginning at 7:30 p.m.. The production is a fun comedy about an architect who gets engaged to three flight attendants. For ticket reservations, email theatre.reservations@doane.edu.

The events will wrap up at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Heckman Auditorium with the annual Homecoming concert.

For more information about Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012, a complete schedule and to RSVP for events, go to doane.edu/homecoming2012 or call 402.826.8561.

This year's events include:

Sunday, Sept. 30

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Big Birthday Celebration

Antelope Park, Lincoln

Not only is Doane turning 140 this year, but the Lincoln campus is also celebrating the big 3-0.  Join us for food, family and fun.  Different bands playing on the hour! 

 

Monday, Oct. 1

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Doane Timeline

Perkins Library

Travel back 140 years to where it all started. The library has captured the big moments in Doane's history. Make it to the end and earn a chance for FREE Doane gear! 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Doane Non Traditional Student's Week Dinner in Grand Island (Monday - Thursday)

6 p.m.  Interterm Flashback 

Art and Ed Building

An evening for adults to be a student again...with a twist! Experience a FUN hands-on class just like we do during interterm. Interterm classes will be big on laughs and low on stress. RSVP early for best class selection. $5/person; Class size: 20 max (alumni, friends, and students) Reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by the classes at 7 p.m.

  • A Taste of Spain: Spanish tapas paired with the perfect drink

Taught by professor Barbara Clement

  • Night Lights: Boswell Observatory Tour and Viewing

Taught by Doane Archivist Janet Jeffries

  • Dance the Night Away: Learn Country Line Dancing

Taught by Mark and Chris Roesler

  • Cupcake Creations: Baking Made Beautiful

Taught by Regina Henson, Owner, Cupcakes & More, and staff

 

Tuesday, October 2

6 p.m.  Big Boost: Mini Career Course 

Grand Island Campus

Sharpen your interview skills.  Fine-tune your resume.  Negotiate your salary.  Only the course is mini - the potential is big!  A panel of HR professionals from the Central Nebraska Human Resources Association will be answering your questions.  Check the monitors upon arrival for room assignments. 

 

Wednesday, October 3

5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.  Tiger Soccer vs. Wesleyan Prairie Wolves

Simon Field

 

Thursday, October 4

5:30 p.m.  Alumni Masters Dine and Discuss

Perry Campus Center

Distinguished alumni return to campus for career-focused interaction with classes.  Here's your chance to break bread with alumni that have started something big.  $12/person

7:30 p.m.  Theatre Production of "Boeing, Boeing"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

Big promises lead to big problems when a prominent architect gets engaged to three flight attendants.  This comedy boils down to juggling timetables and a maid that never forgets!  Reserve tickets at theatre.reservations@doane.edu.

 

Friday, October 5

12 p.m.  Golf Tournament

College Heights Country Club, Crete

Sponsored by the Capital Alumni Chapter

1 p.m. 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.

5:30 p.m.  Doane College Society Gala (Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln)

Big event - great cause!  This invitation-only event in Lincoln honors DCS members whose generosity supports new generations of students.  Learn more about the DCS and our guest speaker, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton.

7:30 p.m.  Theatre Production of "Boeing, Boeing"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

 

Saturday, October 6

8:30 and 10:30 a.m.  Big Boost:  Mini Career Courses 

Fred Brown Center, Lincoln Campus

8:30 a.m. - Move up in your career!  A panel of Human Resources alumni will be answering the questions you've always wanted to know but never had a chance to ask.

10:30 a.m.  - Take the next big step.  Develop your emotional intelligence with Dean Janice Hadfield and see the positive impact it will create in your profession. Room assignments for both classes will be listed in the Fred Brown Center.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Welcome Back Desk

Perry Campus Center

Need a place to stop and relax?  Stop by the Homecoming Hospitality area to pick up schedules of Homecoming events and chat with friends.   

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Doane Timeline

Perkins Library

Travel back 140 years to where it all started. The library has captured the big moments in Doane's history. Make it to the end and earn a chance for FREE Doane gear!

9 a.m.  Discover Doane Visit Day

Welcome Center; Art and Education

Bring a high-school student to explore their start to something big at Doane!  Free lunch provided.  RSVP online or call Suzy Kersenbrock Cochnar '88 in the Admissions Office at 800.333.6263, ext. 6767.

10 a.m.  Bigger, Better Homecoming 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, Superlative Entertainment and Finest Overall Entry! Submit float entries to caitlin.baker@doane.edu

10 a.m.  Men's Alumni Baseball Game

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

Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center

Hit the courts for a friendly game and meet up later in the Gibson Hall of Fame Room to unwind. 

11 a.m.  Teammates Tour

Doane Campus, Crete

The start of a great connection!  Crete Teammates and their mentors will receive a special VIP Doane tour and seating at the football game.  Interested in bringing your Teammate?  Contact the Alumni Office. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Big Family Fun:  Tiger Tailgate

Cassel Open Air Theatre

Join us after the parade in the newly renovated Cassel Open Air Theatre for fried chicken, caramel apples, snow cones, and cotton candy.  Drop the kids off at the Tiger Cub Club and have some fun in the sun! 

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tiger Cub Club

Art and Education

Leave your kids with us and enjoy yourself!  Bring your tiger cubs for face painting, bounce houses, train rides and games.  $5/child; $15/family. 

12 p.m.  Alumni Band Rehearsal

Band Room; Communications

Honorary Band Director:  Ron Rickert '78. 

Contact Becky Brewer at 402.826.8256 to RSVP.

1 p.m.  The Big Game:  Tiger Football vs. Morningside College

Simon Field

Honor D recipients and Homecoming royalty will be recognized at the game. 

4 p.m.  5th Quarter Reception

Fuhrer Field House

The fun doesn't stop after the game!  Everyone is welcome to stop by to talk about highlights, meet the coaching staff and, of course, snack.

4:30-5:15 p.m. Reunion Reception

Gibson Hall of Fame Room; Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center

Catch up with friends and join us for drinks and appetizers. Afterward, take a walk down the hallway for our first interterm class in years! Reunion classes: 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002.

5 p.m.  Tiger Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff Chargers

Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center

5:30-6:45 p.m. Class Reunion Interterm Flashback Sessions

Art and Ed Building

Interterm classes give students a chance to learn about topics that are low on stress and big on fun. Now alumni have the same opportunity! These exclusive evening classes are available ONLY to class reunion attendees and their guests. RSVP early for best class selection. $5/person; Class size: 20 max

  • A Taste of Spain: Spanish tapas paired with the perfect drink

Taught by professor Barbara Clement

  • Beer Tasting with the Perfect Appetizer

Taught by professor Les Mann

  • Dance the Night Away: Learn Country Line Dancing

Taught by Mark and Chris Roesler

  • Cupcake Creations: Baking Made Beautiful

Taught by Regina Henson, Owner, Cupcakes & More, and staff

7:00 p.m. Reunion and General Alumni Gatherings

Check the mail for specific class reunion details, otherwise join us all at 9th Street Bar and Grill for drinks, dinner, and laughs. (Don't worry diehard Husker fans...we'll have the football game on for you!)

7:30 p.m.  Theatre Production of "Boeing, Boeing"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

 

Sunday, October 7

3 p.m.  Homecoming Concert

Heckman Auditorium, Communications