Homecoming

PRELUDE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Chapel
10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Christ's Chapel
Speaker: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
He is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Christmas in the Gardens Celebration
6:00-9:00 p.m., Prayer Gardens
The Christmas story, hot cocoa, horse-drawn carriage rides and the ceremonial lighting of the Prayer Gardens with thousands of colorful lights.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Eli Talks (Academic Lectures)

Theology & Ministry: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Fenimore Room-Hammer Center
Speaker: Dr. Jimmy Buskirk, founding dean of the college

Arts & Cultural Studies: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Holy Spirit Room
Speaker: Stephanie Hill (ORU '86), Director of University Relations & Communications, ORU

Business: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoppelt 102
Speaker: Ted Timmermans (ORU '78), Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for The Williams Companies Inc. and Williams Partners L.P.

Science & Engineering: 2:00-3:00 p.m., Holy Spirit Room
Speaker: Jason "Jay" Sharritt (ORU ‘99), Captain, Signal Corps; Math Instructor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY

Nursing: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Fenimore Room-Hammer Center
Speaker: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, Ph.D., RN (ORU '82), National Director, Nurses Christian Fellowship USA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Christian Nursing

Education: 7:00-8:00 p.m., Global Learning Center
Video Documentary—"Freedom's School" with filmmaker Andrea Jobe

Alpha Class Reception & Dinner
5:00-10:00 p.m., CBC East, $25
Members of ORU's first class will share memories of the early days on campus.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Homecoming Chapel
10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Christ's Chapel
Speaker: Pastor Larry Stockstill (ORU '75)

Pioneers Lunch at Goldie's
12:30-2:00 p.m., 51st & Lewis location
For alumni from the 1965-74 timeframe.

College of Business Power Lunch
12:15-1:30 p.m., Trustees Dining Room, $20

Graduate & Undergraduate Theology Combined Luncheon
12:15-2:00 p.m., Fenimore Room-Hammer Center, $12

Academic Dept. Open Houses
12:15-2:00 p.m.
Visit your favorite departments! (See list at Registration.)

Class Visitation
1:15-5:05 p.m.
Be a part of today's classroom environment! (See list at Registration.)

Volleyball vs. IPFW
7:00 p.m., Aerobics Center

Homecoming Celebration Dinner & Alumnus of the Year Awards
6:30-8:30 p.m., Mabee Center Court, $25 (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)
Table sponsorships for reserved seating are available.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Fab Lab 3D Printer Demonstration
9:30-11:00 a.m., 3D Fabrication & Visualization Lab, GC 1D28
During each demonstration, one guest will get to keep the item being created. Limited availability.

Global Learning Center Tours
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Experience virtual reality/augmented reality and more! Limited availability.

Coffee, Cocoa & Canvas
9:30-11:00 a.m., Hammer Center 1st floor, $5
A guided paint-and-sip event. An ORU art major will guide you through an oil painting on canvas.

Women's Luncheon with Jill Reamer ‘91 Donovan
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Skyline 60 (CityPlex Towers), $15
Enjoy a talk by the founder/owner of Rustic Cuff boutiques.

Men's Luncheon with Joe McGee
12:00-1:30 p.m., CBC East Room, $15
Joe is an author, Bible teacher, and former school administrator with a "laugh and learn" approach to family relationships.

Campus Tours
1:00-4:00 p.m., meet at Hammer Center Front Desk

Dormitory Open Houses
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Revisit your former home and observe the student decorating contest results!

Academic Dept. Open Houses
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Visit your favorite departments! (See list at Registration.)

International Center Open House
2:00-3:30 p.m., Claudius Roberts Hall, 1 East
This center serves ORU's ever-growing international student population.

Women's RA & Chaplain Alumni Tea
2:30-4:00 p.m., Fireside Room

Pioneers Reception & Dinner
4:00-8:00 p.m., $25
4:00 reception— CityPlex Towers Atrium; 5:00 dinner—60th floor
All alumni from 1965 through 1974 are invited!

Class Reunion Dinners
5:00-8:00 p.m.
1975 & 1976, CBC West Room, $20
1985 & 1986, CBC East Room, $20
1995 & 1996, Fenimore Room-Hammer Center, $20
2005 & 2006, Trustees Dining Room, $20

Switchfoot/Relient K Concert
The "Looking for America Tour"
7:30-10:00 p.m., Johnston Theater-Mabee Center, $36-$76 + fees
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket discount available for alumni .

Alumni/Student Worship Service
8:30-10:00 p.m., Christ's Chapel