Doane College Celebrates Homecoming Sept. 29-Oct 2.

Gimme an E!

In the 2011 Doane College Homecoming celebration, E stands for Engagement, and Doane is hoping a community parade, Saline County fundraiser and other new activities engage alumni and the Crete-area community alike.

The Homecoming festivities Sept. 29-Oct 2 will celebrate the mission of Doane with a "LIVE Doane- Learn it, Live it" theme. The acronym LIVE Doane is a way to remember the key student learning goals from Doane's new mission:tiger mascots

L - Leadership
I  - Inquiry
V - Values
E - Engagement

Doane is bringing back a community parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1. The parade route starts at 9th Street and Main Avenue (near Pamida) and proceeds to the city park on 12th Street. The public is invited to cheer at the parade, then drive up to campus for an 11 a.m. Tiger Tailgate celebration in the Perry Campus Center dining room.

This year's 5K fun run/walk serves a dual purpose. Not only is it fun, it will raise funds to support the Hope Crisis Center in Saline County. Engage in this walk with friends and family in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (There is a suggested donation of $20 or more.)  Co-hosted by the Hansen Leadership Program and the Alumni office, pre-registered participants receive a free T-shirt.

This Fun Run/Walk is held in conjunction with the Hansen Assembly Speaker series featuring Lisa Shannon, founder of Run For Congo Women, on Monday, October 10th at 7 p.m. in Heckman Auditorium. 

The weekend also includes a chance to check out Doane's new rugby team, which formed in the spring 2010 semester. The women's team will take on Augustine College at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 on Simon Field.

Other highlights include the Tigers' football game against the Midland University Warriors, volleyball matches against Dordt, the theatre production of "The 39 Steps," a softball reunion dinner and class reunions for the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2010 classes.

The weekend concludes with a homecoming concert at 3 p.m., Oct. 2, in Heckman Auditorium.

This year's events include:


7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "The 39 Steps"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory 

This hilarious two-time Tony Award-winning comedy thriller is coming to the Con. A cast of just four plays over 140 characters: hero Richard Hannay; an actress who plays three women with whom he has romantic entanglements; and the other two actors who play every other character in the show - men, women, children, heroes, villains, and even the occasional inanimate object. Reserve tickets by calling 402.826.8256. Cost is $5, or free with a Doane ID.

10 p.m. Pep Rally and Coronation

Fuhrer Field House


12 p.m. 18-Hole Golf Tournament

12 p.m. Registration • 1PM Shotgun Start

Sponsored by the Capital Alumni Chapter

College Heights Country Club 125 E. 4th St., Crete, NE



4 p.m. Alumni Baseball and Softball Games

Jose M. and Elizabeth Ledon Softball and Baseball Complex

Celebrate the 2011 baseball conference championship and trip to nationals! Current players and alumni will join in a friendly game of men's baseball and women's softball. Optional batting practice at 3:00 p.m., team selection and photos at 3:30 p.m.  Meet up at 6:30 p.m. for a family friendly dinner and drinks at 9th Street Bar and Grill.


5:30 p.m. Friday Afternoon Club

Hosted by the Capital Alumni Chapter

Old Chicago, 826 P St, Lincoln, NE

Appetizers provided, cash bar.


7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "The 39 Steps"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory                                   



8:30 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk

8:30AM Check-in • 9AM Start

Jose M. and Elizabeth Ledon Softball and Baseball Complex

LIVE Doane by engaging in this walk with friends and family in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Supports the Hope Crisis Center in Saline County. FREE T-shirt for all pre-registered participants. $20 or more suggested donation.


9 a.m. Next Generation Visit Day

Bring a high-school student to explore the Doane experience. Free lunch provided.

Visit for details or call Suzy Kersenbrock Cochnar '88 at 800.333.6263, ext. 6767.


10 a.m. Women's Alumni Basketball Game

Fuhrer Field House


10:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade

It's bigger. It's better. It's a parade fit for a Tiger!

Route starts at 9th and Main Avenue.


11 a.m. Tiger Tailgate Tradition

Perry Campus Center

After the parade, march back to campus! This old fashioned cook-out comes with tailgate fun for adults and kids.


12 p.m. Alumni Band Rehearsal

Band Room, Communications Center

Honorary Alumni Band Director Joann Snitily Couton '74

Contact Dr. Jay Gilbert at 800.333.6263, ext. 8671 or RSVP online.


1 p.m. Tiger Football vs. Midland University

Simon Field

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


3:30 and 5 p.m. Tiger volleyball vs. Dordt College

Haddix Center

4 p.m. 5th Quarter Reception

Fuhrer Field House

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


6 p.m. Softball Reunion Dinner (All Teams)

Rm 236-240, Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building



5 p.m. "I Remember When..." Class Reunions

1 Year: 2010

10 Year: 2001

20 Year: 1991

30 Year: 1981

40 Year: 1971


7 p.m.  Doane Women's Rugby vs. Augustine College

Simon Field


7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "The 39 Steps"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory



 12 p.m. Honor D Luncheon

Perry Campus Center

Reservations required.

Honor D Recipients:

Harold M. Nordlund '51, York, NE

Herbert Cousins, Jr. '74, Weston, FL

Carrie McCain Morton '98, Waukee, IA


3 p.m. Homecoming Concert

Heckman Auditorium, Communications Building


Doane Bookstore

Friday, September 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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