Oct. 18, 2004
will celebrate Homecoming 2004, "Catch
the Moment," Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 28-31.
The Homecoming alumni
weekend will feature special reunion events for the classes
of 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1979, 1984, and 1994. In
addition, there will be reunions for the 1954 Morningside
football team, Morningside alumni who served in the clergy,
and alumni who were involved in campus security, Klinger-Neal
Theatre, KMSC campus radio, Alpha Mu Gamma, the national collegiate
foreign language honor society, and Omicron Delta Kappa, the
national leadership honor society.
L. Kiesey , Bishop of the Dakotas Area for the United
Methodist Church, will be recognized as the recipient of the
2004 Distinguished Alumni Award at the Friday
evening Alumni Reunion Banquet that begins at
7 p.m. at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, Neb.
Kiesey graduated from
Morningside in 1973 with majors in religion and piano. She
received a master of divinity degree from Boston University's
School of Theology in 1976. She currently serves on the board
of directors of Morningside College. She was elected in July
of 2004 to serve as one of 50 active United States bishops
serving the United Methodist Church. She is the first female
bishop for the Dakotas conference, one of the Episcopal areas
of the 12 regional conferences that make up the nine-state
North Central Jurisdiction of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan,
Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Kiesey served as United
Methodist Church superintendent of the Waterloo, Iowa, district
from 2001 to 2004. She has also been senior pastor of First
United Methodist Churches in Iowa City and Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,
associate pastor of the United Methodist Church in Washington,
Iowa, and pastor of the United Methodist Churches in Richland
and Ollie, Iowa.
Coronation and Talent Show will take place Thursday
at 7 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium. Thursday's events will
also include a men's and women's swimming dual meet against
South Dakota State University at 6 p.m. in the HPER Center.
The coronation and talent show and swimming meet are both
open to the public and free of charge.
events include a reception with Morningside
College President John C. Reynders at 6 p.m. at
the Marina Inn, and volleyball matches against National
American University at 4 p.m. and against Bethel College at
8 p.m. in Allee Gymnasium.
events include Sioux City trolley bus tours
departing from the Lincoln Center, from 9 to 11:30
a.m.; Morningside Folklore at 9:30 a.m. in the
Helen Levitt Art Gallery of the Eppley Fine Arts Building;
the M-Club Brunch at 10 a.m. in the Randolph Room of the
Olsen Student Center; a pre-game tailgate meal at 11:30
a.m. Roberts Stadium; Morningside's Homecoming football
game against Dakota Wesleyan University at 1 p.m. at
Roberts Stadium; and class reunion parties at various
Historic Fourth Street establishments at 6 p.m.
The annual Homecoming
worship service will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at Grace United
Methodist Church. The Marquis Sunday Brunch will be
held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Dining Room of the
Olsen Student Center and the Morningside music department
will present a free Homecoming concert at 1:30 p.m. in
required for the brunch and can be made by calling (712) 274-5107.
Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Reservations
are required for the Alumni Reunion Banquet, Marquis Sunday
Brunch, bus tour, and pre-game tailgate meal and can be made
by calling (712) 274-5107. Costs are $25 for the banquet and
$6 for the bus tour. Brunch prices are $10 for adults and
$7 for children 12 and under. Prices for the tailgate are
$7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Reservations
are also required for the M-Club Brunch and can be made by
calling (712) 274-5192. Cost is $10 per person. Ticket prices
for the football and volleyball games are $6 for adults and
$2 for students in grades K-12 and can be purchased at the
For more information on these and
other 2004 Homecoming
events, please call the Alumni office at 712-274-5107.