Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014
All alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate
(330) 823-2030 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Registration is closed - contact the Alumni directly to make a reservation
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(schedule subject to change)
Friday, October 17:
5:30 p.m.: 25th Reunion Reception (Class of 1989), Alliance Country Club
Celebrate this milestone reunion reception to reconnect with classmates and say what you've been doing for the past 25 years since graduating from Mount Union. Plus join the class facebook page for conversations plus Throwback Thursday photos and event details. Contact Class Agent Bob Kerr at email@example.com if interested in serving on the planning committee.
6:00 p.m.: 45th Reunion Reception (Class of 1969), Alliance Country Club
Class Ambassadors have arranged this celebration to bring classmates back to campus to reunion together before Saturday's Alumni Weekend events. Stop by for heavy appetizers and a cash bar. A class facebook page is also available for conversations.
6:30 p.m.: Choir Reunion Check-in and Rehearsal, Cope
Alumni who participated in the Mount Union choir as a student are invited to reunion together and perform with members of the current choir on Saturday during the Alumni Brunch and pre-game. Register by contacting the Alumni Office to allow Choral Director, Grant Cook, to prepare for rehearsal.
Saturday, October 18:
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Alumni Check-in, Hoover Price Campus Center
Stop by the Alumni table in the lobby to create a nametag to help classmates remember who you are, pick up a campus map and "Where's MUcaw" walking tour information, review the schedule of events, view milestone reunions class photos on the screens and more!
All Day: "Where's MUcaw?"...Self led tours of campus
Stop by the Alumni Welcome table in the HPCC for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour to find MUcaw hiding around campus!
8a.m.: Alumni Choir Reunion
Members of the Mount Union choir are invited back to campus to reunion together plus perform during the Alumni Brunch and perform the National Anthem prior to the football game. RSVP requested to the Alumni Office in order to prepare music.
8 a.m.: 31st Annual 5k Run-A-MUC
- Race begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of the MAAC (former Timken Building)
- Race day check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. in the MAAC lobby
- Participants in the Run-a-MUC must read and agree to the waiver on the registration form to participate
- $20 pre-registration / $25 day of event. Mount Union students $5 with ID
Shirts available only to pre-registered participants - must register by October 10
Students in the Mount Union Sports Business Association coordinate this annual Homecoming 5K run
Kid's Race, immediately following the Run-A-MUC. Pre-Registration required.
Race for children 7 years and under consists of one lap around the track. Pre-registration required to ensure everyone receives a prize. T-shirt are not available for kids race. NOTE: Kids Race begins after all Run-A-MUC runners have finished.
8 a.m.: Alumni Association Executive Meeting, Alumni Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
Members of the Executive Branch of the Alumni Association will meet to discuss current committee work and future projects.
9:30 a.m.: Alumni Brunch, Tent near Bracy Hall
Highlight event of Alumni Weekend and includes a short presentation of our Alumni Award recipients plus recognition of our current legacy families and milestone reunion classes. A special performance by the Mount Union choir featuring alumni. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP requested.
Cost $10 adults (ages 10- adult) and $5 child (ages 2-9).
Pre-registration requested by October 10 (walk-ups accepted if space available).
RSVP by calling (330) 823-2030
Game day PURPLE attire is appropriate
Greek Open Houses
Open house events are coordinated by each chapter
- Alpha Chi Omega: 10:30 a.m. Open House
- Alpha Delta Pi: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open House
- Alpha Xi Delta Open House; 10:30 a.m. Open House & brunch
- Delta Sigma Tau Alumnae Tea; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. RSVP to Alyssa at DST@mountunion.edu by Oct. 10
- Phi Tau Alumni BBQ; details coming
- Sigma Nu; 4-6 p.m. Alumni BBQ at the house
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: University Store (Bookstore) open, HPCC
Visit the bookstore to purchase Raider gear!
10 a.m. - Noon: Little Flock Reunion, Alumni Room, HPCC
Former members of Little Flock are invited to reunion together in the campus center before enjoying lunch and the football game together. Contact Doug Marquette for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30-2 p.m.: Learning Commons Tour, Kolenbrander Harter Information Center (old library entrance)
Take a tour of the new Learning Commons area and Cafe located in the former resource room of the library. Collaborative learning space and rooms, IT Helpdesk and a cafe.
11 a.m.: Alumni Swim Meet, pool
Ready to get back in the pool...or cheer on fellow alumni? Men and Women alumni swimmers are invited to the annual alumni swim meet with the current team. Warmups begin at 11 a.m. with the meet starting at Noon. A cookout will follow. Contact Coach Mojock at email@example.com for more information and to register.
11:00 - 1:25 p.m.: MUcaw's Birthday Celebration, outside the stadium
Children of all ages are invited to celebrate with MUcaw and his friends. Enjoy a fun photo booth, crafts and activities plus birthday cupcakes.
11:00 a.m.: '39, '44, '49, '54 & '59 Reunion Gathering, East Room, Hoover Price Campus Center
Classmates from those era's are invited to reunion together in the East Room of the Campus Center. Includes milestone reunions for 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954 and 1959.
11:00 - 1:25 p.m.: Milestone Reunion Gathering for '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09, Peterson Field House
Contact your friends and invite them to meet you in the field house for pre-game refreshments and socializing with each other to reconnect...bring the family too!
Class photo taken for all milestone class reunion years from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
2014 Milestone Reunions include:
Contact your class agent below if interested in serving on the planning committee.
Join your Class Facebook page (underlined& bold below) - go to the Mount Union Alumni facebook page to request to join your grad year.
1954 - George Weimer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1959 - Dave Dohnal (330-665-1138)
1969 - Tony Zurbrugg & Phil Mikita (email@example.com)
1979 - Kathy (Johnson) Sassa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
& Missy (Schumacher) Ruggles (email@example.com)
1984 - Dave Whittington (skeeterWhitt@aol.com)
1989 - Bob Kerr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1994 - Karla (Jackson) Dine (email@example.com)
2004 - Kelly Kiraly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2009 - Jessica (Frase) Risaliti (email@example.com)
11 a.m.: Pre-Law Society Reunion, Campus Grounds, HPCC
Former Legal Studies minor, Pre-Law minors, and Pre-Law Society members are invited to join Dr. DeSario and current students for brunch and networking. Please RSVP to Dr. Jack DeSario at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelsey Tillis at email@example.com
Noon: Men's Basketball Reunion & Cookout, tent near the football stadium south entrance
Alumni and parents are invited to open gym...play with the team or watch...then enjoy a cookout prior to the football game. Contact Coach Mike Fuline to make a reservation and for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
12:15 p.m.: Parade through campus
The parade steps off from the Family Dollar parking lot (across from the Union Ave Methodist Church), heads west on Hartshorn, turns at the Stadium and ends at the campus center. *NOTE new parade route
Children (plus Mom & Dad) are invited to walk in the parade as part of MUcaw's birthday celebration! Free t-shirts for children under 12 (quantity limited so check-in early) or wear your Raider gear to be part of this Mount Union tradition! Meet up in the Family Dollar parking lot.
1- 5 p.m.: Visit the Brumbaugh Nature Center, 16146 Daniel St NE, Minerva, OH
The Nature Center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off of Route 183 (Union Avenue).
1:30 p.m.: Football vs. Heidelberg, Mount Union Stadium
To purchase game tickets, order online through the Athletic site at http://athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/fball/singlegametickets14-heidelberg All seats are reserved in the stadium (both sides are considered home).
3 p.m. & Beyond; Post-Game Gatherings for ALL alumni to attend
All alums within each decade are invited to reunion together to socialize and visit with classmates!
- Grad years of the 60's, 70's, 80's & 2000's: Chives Grill, 2355 S. Union Ave. (Former Bier Haus)
- Grad years of the 90's: The Hood, 848 W. State Street
5:30 p.m.: BSU Gathering, Chives (formerly Bier Haus)
Former members of the Black Student Union are invited back to campus to reunion together at Chives. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.
6:30 p.m.: Mission Improvable, Campus Grounds, HPCC
Event sponsored by Raider Programming Board. Enjoy the improv group Mission Improvable. Event is free and open to everyone.
7:00 p.m.: Women's Soccer vs Heidelberg, Mount Union Stadium
Sunday, October 19:
9 a.m.: Memorial Service, DeWald Chapel
Memorial service to celebrate the lives of alumni that past away this year. Service organized by Rev. Marty Cashburless and fellow classmates. Everyone is welcome to attend. Want to be involved in the planning? Contact the Alumni Office
10 a.m.: Alumni Men's and Women's Soccer Game & Lunch, Mount Union Stadium
Men's game is at 10 a.m.
Women's game is at 11:15 a.m.
Alumni Men and Women soccer players come back to play a game (or cheer on the sidelines) with the current JV squads followed by lunch all together. Meet the coaching staff - Men’s head coach Nick Stirrett and Women’s head coach, Kelley Clark, get an update on the season plus meet the current teams. Bring the whole family – players will be available to kick the ball around with your children! Legacy families are welcome to attend. Contact Coach Kelley Clark to register or for more information at email@example.com.
Noon: Alumni Baseball Home Run Derby, Game & Cookout, 23rd Street field
Baseball alumni are invited back to campus starting with a Home Run Derby at Noon. 1 p.m. is the Alumni vs. Alumni game - no pressure game with lots of fun! Come back to play one inning, the whole game, or assist in other capacities followed by a cookout. For more information and to register, contact Coach Paul Hesse at (330) 823-4878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 - 5 p.m.: Cheer Clinic, Peterson Field House
The Cheerleaders of the Mount Union Purple Raiders are hosting a cheer clinic for kids in grades 1-12. Registration begins at Noon. Cost is $25 per participant and includes snack and UMU Cheer T-shirt. Attendees and their families will recieve free admission to the Oct. 25 football game. To register, contact UMU Cheer Coach Valarie Nash at email@example.com
See you back home on campus soon!
Contact the Alumni Office directly at (330) 823-2030 to register for events.