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Homecoming

Save the date for Homecoming 2019! Join us Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28.

Enjoy food, fellowship, athletic games, reunions with friends and faculty, a chance to connect with current students and fun activities for kids of all ages! Plan to join us for our many Homecoming activities!

Thursday, Sept. 26

Class of 1969 Anniversary Dinner
Student Life Center: Ralph Carey Forum | 6 p.m.
$15 per person. Reservations required by Sept. 18.

Friday, Sept. 27

Homecoming Chapel
Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church: Auditorium | 10:05 – 11 a.m.
Ron Kopicko ’77 will be speaking, and worship will be led by an alumni-student chapel band.

E.P. Hart Luncheon
Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church: Fellowship Hall | 11:30 a.m.
All classes 1969 and prior are invited to attend.
$12 per person. Reservations required by Sept. 18.

Alumni Awards Banquet
Commonwealth Commerce Center: Jackson, Michigan | 6 p.m.
$18 per person. Reservations required by Sept. 18.
This year we are honoring Beth Habecker ’87, Todd Tibbits ’91, Gloria (Good ’74) Johnson, Candy Robinson ’14, Jordan Kennedy ’12 and Erin Couch ’19.

Theatrical Production
White Auditorium | 8 p.m.
Dr. Paul Patton ’74 will present “Meeting in Newburgh.”

Cougar Madness
MacDonald Athletic Center | 10 p.m.
Introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, skills competition, three-point shootout, slam dunk competition, crowd games, prizes and free popcorn and cotton candy.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Registration, Plaza Activities and Cougar Kids’ Carnival
University Plaza | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come see us when you first arrive! Pick up a campus map, schedule of the day’s events, and enter to win a free gift! Food trucks will be available for lunch. Kids’ activities include inflatables, sidewalk chalk, balloon art and lawn games.

Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop open
White Library | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a 10% discount on drinks.

SAU Campus Store open
Student Life Center: Main Level | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a 10% alumni discount on all retail items.

5K Run, 2-mile walk and Kids’ Fun Run
McKenna Carillon Tower | 9 a.m.
$12 per person – includes a 5K T-shirt; Kids’ Fun Run is free. Day of registration welcome – RSVP by Sept. 13 to guarantee a shirt.

Class of 2009 10-Year Reunion
Student Life Center: Ralph Carey Forum
Student Life Center: Ralph Carey Forum | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
$10 per person – includes brunch. Reservations required by Sept. 18.

Craft & Vendor Fair
University Plaza | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Take home something truly unique and support fellow alumni and community members in their small businesses.

Ganton Art Gallery open
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ganton Art Gallery will feature a M.F.A Exhibition by Art Lecturer Brianne Witt ’12.

Cougar Kids’ Carnival
University Plaza
Enjoy inflatables, sidewalk chalk, a balloon artist, lawn games, and more!

Baseball Alumni Game
Burbridge Field | 10 a.m

Softball Field Renovation Dedication
Softball Field | 10:15 a.m.

Networking Fair Hosted by Gainey School of Business
Poling Center Lobby | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open to alumni, students and community members from all majors and fields. Connect with professionals from a variety of industries, hone your networking skills and have your professional headshot taken free of charge. Organizations included are General Motors, State of Michigan, Auto-Owners Insurance, American 1 Credit Union and many more.

Food Trucks
University Plaza | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Grab some lunch at the food trucks and enjoy the various festivities taking place on the plaza!

Cross Cultural Reunion
Student Life Center: Aspen Room 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Anyone who has been part of SAU’s Cross Cultural programs is invited to this come-and-go reception. Enjoy cuisine from Asia. Diane (Harris ’74) Kurtz, director of CCS, and other various staff and faculty will join the celebration.

Softball Alumni Game
Softball Field | 11 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
McDonald Athletic Center | 11 a.m.

Beebe Plaza Dedication
Beebe Plaza | 11 a.m.

Theatrical Production
White Auditorium | 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Paul Patton ’74 will present “Meeting in Newburgh.”

Class of 1979 40-Year Reunion
Student Life Center: Ralph Carey Forum | 1 – 3 p.m.
$12 per person – includes lunch. Reservations required by Sept. 18.

Memory, Place, and Mom Jeans: The Right Place of Nostalgia
Lower Level of the Library |1:15 – 2 p.m.
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Come hear English professors talk about “the right use of nostalgia” at this discussion panel.

Wellspring/Common Bond Reunion
Music Department Band Room | 1:30 p.m.

Music Department Showcase
White Auditorium | 2 – 3 p.m.

Ron Kopicko Celebration Event
Cougar Den | 3 – 4 p.m.
We will be honoring the nearly 39 year ministry of Chaplain Ron Kopicko ’77. His influence through By the Book, DEEPER, Mission Trips, Spiritual Life Retreat, COR100, chapel and chapel band impacting countless students and members of our community. Join us in celebrating his life work as we send him into the next phase of serving the Lord.

Varsity Volleyball vs. St Francis
McDonald Athletic Center | 3 p.m.
The dance team will perform before the game.

Tennis Pro-Am
Jones Tennis Complex | 3 p.m.

Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. University of St. Francis
Soccer Complex | 4 p.m.
The cheer team will perform before the game.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
McDonald Athletic Center | 5:30 p.m.

Pack out the Prop Shop with Professors Paul Patton ’74 and Jen Letherer
Prop Shop 8 p.m.
Friends, fellow actors, and theater folks, please join us for a celebration of the Drama Program! While production will continue at Spring Arbor, the academic program is being phased out. So we’re taking some time to celebrate where we’ve been, where we are, and look forward to where we are going! There will be pictures and posters from previous productions, some guest speakers, a few songs, and a chance to catch up with the friends you did plays with at SAU.