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A Virtual Homecoming 2020

Even though Homecoming is virtual this year, we still hope you will watch and participate in our virtual events, social media challenges, and plenty of opportunities to try and win SAU gear! Below is our current virtual Homecoming 2020 schedule, but please be sure to check back as we continue updating it over the next couple of weeks. Whether you are participating in our activities or just hanging out with fellow alum homecoming week, be sure to use the hashtag #SAUHomecoming2020. Go Cougs!

Saturday, October 3

Homecoming Greeting and Chapel | 10:00 a.m.

Greetings from various SAU faculty, staff, and students, followed by alumni led worship, concluding with a homecoming chapel message from SAU alum, Kelly Crum (’92), who serves as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Jackson College.

Gainey School of Business Reunion/Panel Discussion | 11:00 a.m.

The Gainey School of Business hosts its first virtual Homecoming Reunion and Panel Discussion titled Living Out the Concept, October 3, 2020.  The reunion features Dr. Richard Wallace, Emeritus Dean and Professor of Business (1988-2011), Dr. Randall Lewis, Professor of Finance (1989-present), Dr. Caleb Chan, Dean and Professor of Business (1993-present), and Amber McKee, Sr. Director, IT Performance Excellence and HR Technology Services (MOD, ’94; MBA, ’98).

Science Department Demonstration | 1:00 p.m.

Our science faculty Dr. Tom Kuntzleman, Dr. Bruce Baldwin, and Dr. Michael Buratovich each complete an experiment using the ‘cool’ element of liquid nitrogen.

Ganton Art Gallery Tour | 2:00 p.m.

The Ganton Art Gallery presents the exhibition Seeing Christ in the Darkness, featuring nearly 40 original lithographs, engravings, and woodcuts by the prominent French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958).

A friend and colleague of Henri Matisse, Rouault was a first-generation Fauvist and Expressionist, and his work was instrumental in establishing the vocabulary of abstraction that defined subsequent 20th Century art. His work can be found in many significant collections, including the holdings of the Metropolitan Art Museum, the National Gallery, and the Musée d’Orsay. The works on view at SAU include plates from his Miserere series and his Passion series.

One Man Show – Dr. Paul Patton | 4:00 p.m.

Former SAU faculty, Dr. Paul Patton will be performing a dramatic reading of scripture from the book of James.

Homecoming 5K | 9/28 – 10/3

Our Homecoming 5K will be a social media event. To participate, simply run your own 3.1 miles, take a picture of you running, and record your time. Post your picture and time with #SAUHomecoming2020 by midnight of Oct. 3. Once all the times are received we will announce a men’s and women’s winner. Everyone who posts a picture with their time will also be entered in for a chance to win some SAU swag. Just for fun, if you go running with fellow alumni (socially distanced), be sure to take a group pic because for every alum that is tagged in your picture you will receive an additional entry. And, each alum in that picture can post and get the addition entries. Please follow us on social media for more details on how to participate and to see the Homecoming 5K prizes!

For questions, please email or message us on Facebook.