Homecoming Celebrations Span Oct. 7-10

homecoming (Crete, Neb.) Come celebrate the past, present, and future of Doane College with this year's "2010 Now & Then" homecoming. 

The Oct. 7-10 festivities include a weekend of events. Visitors will find classics such as the Tiger Tailgate and new events.

Join the 5K Fun Run/Walk down Memory Lane and view both old and new sites on campus, or bring a high-school student for the Next Generation Visit Day, and change the shape of Doane's future. 

Keep the tradition alive and cheer on the Tigers as they host the Concordia University Bulldogs followed by a 5th Quarter Reception, with a chance to chat about highlights, meet the coaching staff, and grab some snacks.

This year's celebration includes the theatre production of "Oh, Dad...," a Chuckwagon Dinner, and Big Bucks Bingo - a classic game with a modern flair. Family activities include the Tiger bounce house, train rides, and students booths, as well as other children's games.

For more information on Homecoming/Family Weekend 2010 and a complete schedule, contact the Alumni Office at 402.826.8258 or visit www.doane.edu/homecoming2010.  2010 events include:


Thursday, Oct. 7

7:30 p.m. Doane Theatre Production of "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad"

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

Madame Rosepettle arrives at a Caribbean hotel with the stuffed corpse of her husband, her pet piranha, and her neurotic son, Jonathan. Enter the wide-eyed, determined prostitute, Rosalie, who, as a "professional babysitter," tries to seduce Jonathan. But her advances throw him into a panic and he smothers her to death. Sound strange, even absurd? Theatre of the absurd. Reserve tickets by  calling 402.826.8256. Cost is $5 or free with a Doane ID.

10 p.m. Pep Rally and Coronation of Duke and Duchess

Fuhrer Field House


Friday, Oct.8

12 p.m. Alumni Master & Class Reunion Luncheon

East/West Dining Room, Perry Campus Center

Join Eric Cantrell '00, Medalion Inc., as he creates audiovisual solutions for theme parks and live entertainment. (Reservations are required. There is a charge for the meal.)

12 p.m. Registration begins for the 18-hole golf tournament.

(1 p.m. shotgun start.) College Heights Country Club.

5:30 p.m. Chuckwagon Dinner

Tiger Inn Patio

This menu is tasty for all ages: BBQ beef sandwich, beans, coleslaw, and apple cobbler. (There is a charge for the meal.)

6 p.m. Multicultural Support Services Reception

Common Grounds coffee shop, Perry Campus Center

Meet with students and alumni from the former African Americans for Freedoms, Rights, and Opportunities (AAFRO).

7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "Oh, Dad..."

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

10 p.m. Big Bucks Bingo

Perry Hall, Perry Campus Center

The game you know and love at the college you know and love!


Saturday, Oct. 9

8 a.m. check-in, 8:30 5K Run/Walk down Memory Lane

Jose M. and Elizabeth Ledon Softball and Baseball Complex

9 a.m. Next Generation Visit Day

Bring a high-school student to explore the Doane experience you remember! Free lunch included. Visit doane.edu/visit for details or call Suzy Cochnar at 800.333.6263, ext. 6767.

10 a.m. Women's Alumni Basketball Game

Fuhrer Field House

10 a.m. Hall of Fame/ Honor D Celebration

South Dining Room, Perry Campus Center

11:30 a.m. Hall of Fame/ Honor D Luncheon

South Dining Room, Perry Campus Center

Join us as we enjoy the same meal these football teams ate before each game when they were on campus! (Reservations required. There is a charge for the meal.)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tiger Tailgate and Blast From the Past Party

Communications Center Parking Lot

Follow the sounds of the electronic guitar and drums as the band Lost and Found with Erich Strack '93 plays the music of your decade! Bounce game, train rides, student booths showing Doane's history, and lots of good times await.

1 p.m. Tiger Football vs. Concordia University

Come watch your Doane Tigers chase down the Concordia Bulldogs!

4 p.m. 5th Quarter Reception

Fuhrer Field House

5 p.m.-8 p.m. "I Remember When..." Class Reunions

1970, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000

Watch the mail for details and updates from your classmates for these reunion meeting places.

7:30 p.m. Theatre Production of "Oh, Dad..."

Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

8 p.m. Valerie Capers Quintet

Heckman Auditorium


Sunday, Oct. 10

12 p.m. Africa Trip Reunion Luncheon with Betty Levitov

East/West Dining Room

Been to Africa with Betty? Bring along your family and friends to reconnect and reminisce with others who have Africa on their passports. (There is a charge for the meal and reservations are required.)

3 p.m. Homecoming Concert

Heckman Auditorium

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