Five-Year Reunion, Class of 2007
Dates: Oct. 5-7, 2012
Description: The Class of 2007 will gather to spend time with old friends, so contact your classmates and join us! A full weekend of fun and celebration among the pines awaits you.
Curious to know who will be there? The following are a few of your classmates who have already registered: Matt Gruel, Jennifer Gruel, Alison (Jones) Rogstad, Aaron Rogstad, Toree (Pfursich) Double, Robert Double, Ben King, Colin Storm, Nicole Starkey, Michael Curry, Jacob DeBerg, Kelly Abbott, Drew Williams, Seth Wall, Chad Boyer, Paul Lack, Krista Lack, Jill Colgan, Chris Lewis, Colin Robeson, Carrie (Treusch) Robison, Justine Marcy
- Various Times: Back to School: Register to visit a class
Visit the class of a beloved professor to hear familiar material once again, or gain new insights on today's content. Space is very limited, so register on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required to attend any class on this day.
- 7 p.m.: An Evening with Oakland and Baird: The Two Basic Management Styles – Plato vs. Aristotle
Woman's Club of Spokane, 1428 West 9th Avenue
Join professors Leonard Oakland and Forrest Baird for a casual evening with catered desserts and refreshments at this historic venue just south of downtown Spokane. Engage your mind and heart as you revisit elements of your semester in Core 250 with old friends as the professors lead a thoughtful and playful conversation on the philosophers' understanding of leadership and management. Casual or business-casual attire. A cash wine bar will be available for interested guests.
- 7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Pacific (Ore.), Fieldhouse
|Saturday, Oct. 6
- 8 a.m.: Mind & Hearth Coffee Shop open, HUB
- 8:30 a.m.: Ultimate Frisbee in The Loop
All alumni are welcome to play. Students and alumni will square off for this 4th annual Homecoming tradition. Get your Frisbee out, and show up for a round-robin tourney. Everybody (who wants to) plays. Or grab a cup of coffee from the Mind & Hearth and come support your classmates.
- 9 a.m.: Heritage Gallery Hall of Fame Breakfast, HUB Multipurpose Room
Join us as we celebrate with some of the best athletes in Whitworth's history and add four individuals to the Heritage Gallery, sponsored by the Crimson Club. Hear from those being honored as well as from those who competed alongside them. For reservations, contact Susan Meyer in the kinesiology and athletics office at 509.777.3224 or at email@example.com. Cost is $10 per person.
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Ben Frank Moss Art Exhibit in Oliver Gallery
Lied Center for the Visual Arts
MYTHICAL LANDSCAPES / LARGE SPACE / SMALL SCALE LANDSCAPE SILENCE. Make it a priority to visit this exhibit by Ben Frank Moss, '59, the George Frederick Jewett Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College, who was honored with Whitworth's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.
- 10 a.m.: Bookstore open in HUB
- 10 a.m.: Alumni worship and communion service, Seeley Mudd Chapel
Together with fellow alumni and the Whitworth community, experience a meaningful time of worship. The service will be led by the campus ministry staff and Whitworth student musicians, and Communications Professor Ron Pyle will preach. Communion will be served as our community comes together in worship during this special Homecoming Weekend.
- 10:45 a.m.: Campus tours leave from the new fountain courtyard outside the chapel
It's likely that there have been quite a few changes since you were last here. See Robinson Hall, Duvall Hall, the renovated HUB, Lied Center for the Visual Arts and East Hall. Tour ends at the Whitworth Family Picnic.
- 10:45 a.m.: Alumni Tennis Match, Cutter Courts
- 10:45 a.m.: Rice Locker Room Dedication, Aquatics Center Lobby
- 11 a.m.: Crimson and Black Alumni Swim Meet, Aquatics Center
- 11:45 a.m.: Whitworth Family Picnic
Gather on the HUB side of The Loop to enjoy a picnic lunch and live music with friends and family. This event is only $8 per person and leads right in to the big game. Please pay cash at the event. (In case of rain, this event will be held in the HUB.)
- 1 p.m.: Football vs. Willamette, Pine Bowl
Free admission for alumni and families who'll cheer the Pirates as they take on the Bearcats. The alumni tent will be open throughout the game serving complimentary lemonade, coffee and those legendary "SAGA" brownies. (Hurry; they'll go fast).
- 3 p.m.: Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman, Soccer Field
- 4 p.m.: Literary Reading, Bryan Oliver Gallery, Lied Center for the Arts
Professor of English Laurie Lamon, '79, and distinguished alumna Lisa Flesher, '81, read from their poetry and fiction.
Contact: Annie Stillar, 509.777.3253 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- 5 p.m.: Reunion Punch Bowl Reception, HUB
All alumni are invited to join us for light refreshments and a punch bowl in the HUB.
- 5-9 p.m.: Kids' College and Childcare
Saturday's Kids' College is an evening of higher-ed experience for children ages 5 to 12. Join Whitworth alumni who are local full-time teachers, along with a staff of current Whitworth students, for an educational adventure that goes far beyond traditional childcare. The entire Whitworth campus will be your child's classroom for the evening – from the library computer labs to The Loop, from the Whitworth Fieldhouse to the front lawn of Boppell Hall. Kids' College concludes after the reunion desserts. Childcare is also available for children 4 and under. All childcare is provided by trusted caregivers.
- 5:30 p.m.: Alumni Banquet for all Homecoming Weekend attendees, HUB Multipurpose Room
Gather with Whitworthians to share a meal prepared by award-winning and nationally recognized chef Karl Elliot. In addition to enjoying a relaxed time to reconnect with classmates, hear campus updates from Whitworth President Beck Taylor (and live music) while you celebrate with the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Awards. Business casual attire. Childcare is available in the HUB for out-of-town alumni until 9 p.m.
- 7:15 p.m.: Class of 2007 After-Party (no-host, no registration required, at an off-campus location).
This will be an opportunity for you to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and to share stories about the past five years and about your time together amid the pines.
|Sunday, Oct. 7
- 11 a.m.: Alumni / Current Team Scrimmage, Mead High School
- 12 p.m.: Alumni Slow Pitch Softball Game, Marks Field, Whitworth Campus
Class Gift Opportunity
All Class of '07 alumni are encouraged to make a gift to Whitworth this year in honor of their five-year reunion. Participation in giving each and every year is an important tradition at Whitworth that allows alumni to strengthen the reputation of their alma mater and their degrees, as well as to make a positive difference in the college experience of current and future students.
Please make a gift to The Whitworth Fund this year, and consider making it an annual tradition! The suggested donation for those making their first-ever gift is $20.07, in honor of your reunion year, though any amount is greatly appreciated.
Please contact Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Josh Cleveland, '01, at email@example.com or 509.777.3732.
Reconnect with your classmates today on the Class of 2007 Facebook page.