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Homecoming 2017 Weekend Schedule


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We’re excited to welcome you back to Homecoming this year! We understand that many of our events overlap and you may face some tough choices about what to attend. We hope you will enjoy the many fun and enriching options planned for you.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 36:5

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

Take a class without a quiz 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Most classes welcome alumni attendees. View the class schedule online or see a master copy at the Welcome Center on the President’s Patio.

We’re glad you’re here! 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Visit the Welcome Center to check in, pick up a schedule, register for campus events and enjoy a beverage.* Location: President’s Patio at Kerrwood Hall

Meet Individually with a Planned-Giving Specialist 9-11 a.m.

Kati Buehler, senior director of gift planning, and Mona Motte Wilds, director of gift planning, will meet with you individually for 45 minutes to discuss how you can effectively pass on your faith, values, and financial and charitable legacy through your will or trust. You can make an appointment with Kati or Mona by contacting Angela Lowe at (805) 565-6058 or anlowe@westmont.edu. Location: Modular B, across the walkway from the campus post office

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Visit the museum and explore “Guatemala from 33,000 Kilometers, Contemporary Art from 1960-Present” This exhibition considers how particular, ongoing strategies (such as abstraction, performance, variations of conceptualism) under repressive regimes developed and continue to persist today. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Worship in Chapel with Steve Yamaguchi ’75 10:30-11:20 a.m.

Join faculty, staff, students and alumni as we rejoice together and hear an inspiring message from alumnus Steve Yamaguchi, who graduated in 1975. Dean of students and assistant professor of pastoral theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, he has served on the Westmont College Board of Trustees since 1991. Location: Murchison Gym

Lunch in the Dining Commons 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Relive your days in the DC and enjoy a meal with students as you reminisce about your great times here. Lunch Price: Adults $11 and Children $7.50 (ages 2-10)

Wallace Emerson Society Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

President and Mrs. Gayle D. Beebe invite all Wallace Emerson Society members to join them at the 23nd Annual Appreciation Luncheon. Donald J. Patterson, associate professor of computer science, will discuss "Speed, Solutions and Silicon: The Role of Technology in Everyday Life,” and a student vocal ensemble will perform. Advance reservation is requested. Please contact Angela Lowe at (805) 565­-6058 or anlowe@westmont.edu. Location: Founders Dining Room, Kerr Student Center

Visit the Archives 1-3 p.m.

Read issues of the Horizon, pore over volumes of the Citadel or see college memorabilia. The college archivist will assist you in this trip down memory lane. Location: Voskuyl Library 115

Global Leadership Center Dedication 3-4:30 p.m.
Join us for the dedication of the new Global Leadership Center. This beautifully designed facility features two residential buildings as well as the Leadership Center. Take a tour of this innovative facility after the ceremony to discover its distinctive features. Location: Global Leadership Center

Class Reunions (times vary)

Find handouts for each reunion class at the registration table. Most take place around town this evening. Check www.westmont.edu/homecoming for your reunion information.

Library Game Night 8p.m.-12a.m.

Join Students for their fall semester game night! Play on the many board games supplied or bring your favorite- and your family, too. Enjoy snacks and time with students and other alumni. Drop by any time for part of the evening-especially if you have a reunion scheduled- or stay for the entire time. Game night lasts until midnight- will you? Location: Voskuyl Library

See the Stars 8:30-10:30 p.m.

We’re opening Westmont’s observatory just for alumni. Bring your family and see the stars and planets through the powerful Keck Telescope with physics professor Ken Kihlstrom. Children are welcome. Location: Westmont Observatory

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

Welcome Center 9:45a.m -3 p.m.

Check in, pick up tickets, a schedule and other weekend information, and register for campus events if you haven’t done so online. Location: Between the observatory and gate of the baseball outfield

Alumni Memorial Service 9-9:45 a.m.

Remember and celebrate the lives of alumni who have died. Location: Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel

Meet Individually with a Planned-Giving Specialist 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kati Buehler, senior director of gift planning, and Mona Motte Wilds, director of gift planning, will meet with you individually for 45 minutes to discuss how you can effectively pass on your faith, values, and financial and charitable legacy through your will or trust. You can make an appointment with Kati or Mona by contacting Angela Lowe at (805) 565-6058 or anlowe@westmont.edu. Location: Modular B, across the walkway from the campus post office

Faculty Lectures for Alumni 10:15-11:45 a.m. Location: Global Leadership Center Lounge

1) First Faculty Lecture 10:15-11 a.m.

“Global Engagement and Human Flourishing: making contributions that matter”. Cynthia Toms, associate professor of global studies and kinesiology, speaks from her research on global volunteer and short-term missions impacts. Evolving development theories and economic change have shaped how parachurch agencies and local church initiatives address human needs. These emerging trends, along with recent research on the contributions and shortcomings of global development efforts, can offer us important insights into our hopes to “do good.”

2) Second Faculty Lecture 11-11:45 a.m.

"Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform Our Faith". Greg Spencer, professor of communication studies, will be speaking on this topic from his forthcoming book.  More than we often realize, our language choices affect the way we live. We might see this relationship in the question, “When you frame your life, what’s in the picture?” Reframing is crucial as we consider four “essentials of the soul”: remembering the past with gratitude, anticipating the future with hope, dwelling within ourselves in peace, and relating to others in love.

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit the museum and explore “Guatemala from 33,000 Kilometers, Contemporary Art from 1960-Present” This exhibition considers how particular, ongoing strategies (such as abstraction, performance, variations of conceptualism) under repressive regimes developed and continue to persist today. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

All-Alumni Barbecue Lunch and Kids Fair 12-3 p.m.

Gather with your classmates and former professors. Spend the afternoon reconnecting and making new friends. Lunch, which will be served from 12-2 p.m., cost $20* for adults and $12 for children* 4-16. The Kids Fair features a bounce house, games, face painting, a balloon artist and popcorn. The cost for children 4-12 is $10* each; children 3 and under are free; $25* maximum cost per family. Registration is required for the lunch and kids fair. Location: Outfield of Russell Car Baseball Field. Enter near the observatory

Visit the Archives 2-4 p.m.

Read issues of the Horizon, pore over volumes of the Citadel, or see college memorabilia. The college archivist will assist you in this trip down memory lane. Location: Voskuyl Library 115

Lunch in the Dining Commons 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Another option. Relive your days in the DC! Enjoy a meal with students as you reminisce about your great times here. Lunch Price: Adults $11 and children $7.50 (ages 2-10)

McConnell’s Ice Cream Truck 11:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Enjoy a scoop or two of Santa Barbara’s own McConnell’s Ice Cream. Westmont is sponsoring the truck,* and attendees will pay for the ice cream they order. Prices start at $5 for a single scoop. Location: Across the street from the observatory

Women’s Soccer Game 12-2 p.m.

Sit with classmates and root for the Warriors as they play the Master’s College. The athletic department offers a special alumni price of $5 per person that covers both the women’s and the men’s games. Non-alumni pay an entry fee of $8. Children 14 and under are free. Location: Thorrington Soccer Field

Young Alumni Tailgate 12:30-2:30 p.m.

If you graduated in the last 10 years, you’re a young alum. Stop by the Young Alumni Tailgate for food and drinks during the soccer games and catch up with friends old and new. Cost is only $7 per person, which includes lunch on the deck (but not the barbecue lunch on the baseball field) and one free scoop of McConnell’s Ice Cream! Please make reservations when you register for Homecoming. Location: Observatory Deck

Men’s Soccer 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Cheer the Warriors to victory against the Master’s College. The athletic department will offer a special price to alumni of $5 that covers both women’s and men’s games. Non-alumni will pay an entry fee of $8. Children 14 and under are free. Location: Thorrington Soccer Field

80th Anniversary Celebration 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate this milestone anniversary with the Westmont community. The festivities begin outside on the rotunda and move into the grand ballroom for dinner and the program. During the evening, we’ll celebrate God’s faithfulness for 80 years, recognize our 80 alumni honorees and look briefly to our future. You must register separately from Homecoming and in advance to attend this event, which will likely sell out. Price: $50 per person. Location: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara

Young Alumni and Student Dance 9:30 p.m.

The Young Alumni Association hosts this event and invites all alumni and all junior and senior students to attend. Included in your 80th Anniversary Registration, otherwise $10. RSVP Here. Location: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, outside patio

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

All-Alumni Worship Celebration 10-11:15 a.m.

Gather with us to affirm God’s faithfulness to you and to the college. Worship through song, prayer and listening to the Word. Campus Pastor Ben Patterson, who will retire at the end of this academic year, will deliver an inspiring message based on our theme Forever Faithful. Dave LeMieux '93 will be leading us in musical worship. Dave is a “musicianary”, a missionary who ministers through music, and executive director of More than Music. Following the worship celebration, we’ll enjoy coffee and donuts* together. Afterwards, we encourage you to grab lunch with friends somewhere in town. Location: Page Multipurpose Room and Patio

Do you need childcare during Homecoming? You can hire a Westmont student to watch your children.

The Westmont bookstore will extend its hours during Homecoming: Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

*Subsidized by the alumni office

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Put this Homecoming schedule on your phone and keep up with the latest news about the weekend. Download our new Westmont Community Guide app,available in iOS, Android and web platforms; type in your cell number to receive a text that allows you to add the app to your phone. When you open the app, tap the three bars in the top, left corner, then choose Homecoming Schedule.Use the app as your primary guide to Homecoming Weekend and beyond. Review the schedule and click the + sign to add events and sessions that interest you to My Schedule.

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