Who should attend: All Whitworth alumni and families (especially the Class of 1992, the Class of 2002 and the Class of 2007)
Registration and reunion pages: Class of 1992, Class of 2002, Class of 2007 and all other alumni & guests
Need a place to stay? Local hotel information
When: Oct. 5-7, 2012
- Various times: Back to School: Register to visit a class
Visit the class of a beloved professor to hear familiar material once again or to gain new insights into 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, and 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 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 the exhibit by Ben Frank Moss, '59, who is the George Frederick Jewett Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College. Whitworth honored Ben with its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.
- 10 a.m.: Bookstore open in HUB
- 10 a.m.: Alumni worship and communion service, Seeley Mudd Chapel
Gather with fellow alumni and the Whitworth community to experience a meaningful time of worship. The service will be led by the campus ministry staff and by 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. The tour ends at the Whitworth Family Picnic.
- 10:45 a.m.: Alumni Tennis Match, Cutter Tennis 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
Celebrate on the HUB side of The Loop and 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 on 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, Student Gallery, Lied Center for the Arts
Professor of English Laurie Lamon, '79, Senior English Lecturer Thom Caraway, and distinguished alumna Lisa Flesher, '81, read from their poetry.
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 attendees, HUB Multipurpose Room
Gather with Whitworthians to share a meal prepared by award-winning and nationally recognized chef Karl Elliot. In addition to a relaxed time to reconnect with classmates, you'll hear campus updates from Whitworth President Beck Taylor (and live music for your listening pleasure) while celebrating with the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Awards. Business casual attire. Childcare is available in the HUB until 9 p.m. for out-of-town alumni.
Recipients of 2012 Alumni Awards
- Distinguished Alumni Award: Marilyn Hoyt, '70
- Hoyt is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant in nonprofit fund-raising, as well as past president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, a hands-on science and technology center where she spearheaded a $92 million expansion campaign that doubled the hall's budget and attendance. Her efforts led to NYHS raising a total of more than $200 million. An advisory board member of Columbia University's Masters in Fund-Raising Program and an advisor to New York's Latimer House and Chicago's Public Housing Museum, Hoyt is deeply interested in nonprofits led by and serving minority communities. Her honors include the 2007 Latin American Women's Council Fanny Calderon de la Barca Award.
- Alumni Service to Whitworth Award: Cliff, '55 and Dottie Goss, '56
- The Gosses met and fell in love at Whitworth, and they have stayed in close contact with the university as faithful donors and volunteers ever since. Many of their children and grandchildren have subsequently attended Whitworth. The Gosses are faithful supporters of the Whitworth Women's Auxiliary, the Crimson Club and The Whitworth Fund, and they have been frequent attendees on Core 650 alumni trips.
- Alumni Mind & Heart Award: Fritz Ridenour, '55
- Ridenour is the author of more than 20 Christian books, with five million sold. Several are still in print, including a recently updated edition of So What's the Difference? and the classic study of Romans, How to Be a Christian Without Being Religious. Ridenour has spent most of his career in Christian publishing, including more than 20 years with Gospel Light. He's still writing, and he currently serves as editor and mentor to Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love & Respect, and as founder and president of Love & Respect Ministries.
- Recent Alumni Award: Patricia Bartell, '00
- An internationally renowned accordionist, Bartell serves as the director of the Spokane Accordion Ensemble and the Accordia-Nova Diamonds, a youth ensemble, while teaching more than 50 accordion and piano students at Music City in Spokane. She has won performance championships at prestigious international accordion competitions, and she recently assumed the presidency of the World Trophy Accordion U.S.A. Organization, where she is singlehandedly attempting to bring one of the most prestigious international accordion competitions, the Trophèe Mondial. to Spokane.
- 7:15 p.m.: Dessert Receptions and Class Photos by Groups
This is an opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and share stories about the past decade(s) and your time together among the pines. Stay for a class photo to document your time together. Desserts will be served at various locations in the HUB for each reunion group. Alumni and guests not associated with any particular reunion group are invited to stay for dessert as well.
|Sunday, Oct. 7
- 9 a.m.: Alumni / Current Team Scrimmage, Mead High School
- 12 p.m.: Alumni Slow Pitch Softball Game, Marks Field, Whitworth Campus