“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” 1 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)
If you missed Homecoming 2014, here are some highlights.
This year, we combining homecoming with the annual Society of World Changers Convocation, so our special guest for homecoming chapel was senator Elizabeth Dole. We enjoyed the traditional Homecoming Banquet, reunions with the McConn staff, young alumni and class reunions. Also the Hodson Science Colloquium as well as athletic events and tours of the campus at their finest. There was a concert by Shawn McDonald joined with alumni, Josh Lavender ’12 and Jordan Brown ’12. The events ended with a rousing conclusion with our own IWU Chorale opening the concert with Michael W. Smith!
The Homecoming events kicked off on Thursday with the Ott Hall of Science and Nursing – IWU Chorale. See the Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing Building.
This year the Society of World Changers was part of Homecoming Chapel. The induction of Mrs. Elizabeth Dole was a special tribute. View the induction of Mrs. Elizabeth Dole.
Class reunions began on Friday with members of the classes of 1964, 1959, 1954 as well as others from 1948). Sharing stories and singing Marion College anthem – “Cheer, Cheer for Marion College”. Also joined by several members of the classes who formed a quartet reunion of 1964-1966. View their songs here:
Quartet song one.
Quartet song two.
The Homecoming Banquet was filled with many wonderful surprises. Welcoming back many former Chorale members and current students we enjoyed a the combined choir. Homecoming Banquet with Chorale and Alumni
Students and Young Alumni were able to attend a concert on Friday night by Shawn McDonald joined with alumni, Josh Lavender ’12 and Jordan Brown ’12.
Saturday was filled with many other class and affinity reunions like our decade classes and McConn reunion with Young Alumni events. Of course our sports teams were also carrying on our school spirit. Here are some highlights;
Men’s Soccer Recap
Women’s Soccer Recap
Women’s Volleyball – Friday Recap
Women’s Volleyball Saturday Recap
Even though our cross country was on the road – Cross Country Recap
The weekend concluded with a concert by Michael W Smith – Joining Michael W. Smith, IWU Chorale and former member (alumni) sang together.
Be sure to check your schedules and plan to attend Homecoming 2015 – Oct. 2 and 3. We will celebrate the following reunions and affinity groups –
1955, 1960, 1965 as a cluster as well as the decades of 1975, 1985, 1995 and a cluster reunion of the classes of 1989, 1990, 1991. We will enjoy the gathering of the former staff and young alumni reception events. We welcome alumni and friends back to campus for yet again another induction of the Society of World Changers chapel, concerts, homecoming banquet, and much more.
Watch for more details in the upcoming Triangle magazine.