Throughout her time at Indiana Wesleyan University, Kelly Day, ’09 alumni, was heavily involved in IWU’s comedy night called Friday Night Live- or FNL. As a freshman and sophomore at IWU, she worked as a crew member, dedicating countless hours to creating Power Ranger costumes or paper mache spaceships for upcoming shows. When she was a Junior and Senior, Day became the administrative director for FNL, hosting the fall show her final year at IWU. As an alumni, Day is excited to work to integrate FNL experiences into the Homecoming festivities.
This year, the Homecoming Committee chose to forego the traditional young alumni concert in favor of a new activity- a show they have termed “FNL Flashback.” Featuring highlights from prior FNL productions, this show will incorporate live skits as well as movie clips representative of many generations of IWU comedy history. While it will have a similar layout to traditional FNL shows, this production will be a reprise of cast members and jokes from previous years.
As a student, Ms. Day was on the Homecoming Committee all four years. Simultaneously vice president of SGO, Day was always heavily involved in Homecoming activities. At one of the alumni board meetings, Day voiced her interest in creating the “FNL Flashback”- and suddenly she found herself the director for this fall’s production. Although specifics of this project are still in progress, Day is confident that this presentation will feature the highlights of FNL history- such as IWU’s famous newscasters Adam Wren and Eric Nentrup. Day stated that she hopes that through the multigenerational integration in this production, “this event that can bring several generations together in a fun, funny, engaging and nostalgic event!”
Many remember just a few years ago The Harlem Shake video featuring Dr. Wilbur Williams! “Just imaging re-experiencing the laughs of some of the funniest skits and videos!” says Rick Carder, Director of Alumni. “This flashback event will certainly bring back alumni who shared these kinds of experiences going back over twenty years!” (Carder)
Written by Katherine Arch, Story Teller for Alumni Relations. Katherine Arch is a Junior English major at Indiana Wesleyan, and a member of the Track and Cross Country teams. She is passionate about sharing people’s stories and celebrating their divine potential in written form.