Sept. 15, 2009
Food, class reunions, music and football will all be part of Morningside College’s Homecoming/Family Weekend 2009 celebration October 2 through 4.
Alumni, friends and families of Morningside students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of events on and off campus during the weekend. In addition, special reunion events are planned for the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1989 and 1999. Other reunion groups who will be recognized during the weekend include softball players, swimmers, mission groups, Tau Kappa Epsilon and members of The 7 Sons rock and roll band.
Morningside students will participate in the homecoming coronation and talent show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, October 2, with a reunion dinner for the classes of 1949, 1954 and 1959 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Morningside President John Reynders. Other alumni, reunion groups, friends, students and their families are invited to a ribs and chicken barbecue and an evening of activities, live music and entertainment at the Lewis Bowl Annex, 3828 Stadium Drive, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Rock and roll groups The Velaires and The 7 Sons will perform, along with comedian/hypnotist Dale K. The Family Fun Plex will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Lewis Bowl Annex.
Also taking place during the day on Friday are campus tours that depart on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Lewis Hal. An alumni art exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from September 23 to October 11 in the Eppley Art Gallery. Gerald Chas. Lasensky, a documentary photographer and 1959 Morningside graduate, will have a special showing of his photos in the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center from October 1 through October 16.
A full schedule of events on Saturday, October 3, begins with an M-Club brunch at 10:30 a.m. in the Yockey Family Community Room located in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue. Reservations for the brunch can be made by calling 712-274-5315. The homecoming football game against Dana College begins at 2 p.m. in Olsen Stadium.
After the football game, “Taste of Morningside” begins at 4:30 p.m. across from Dimmitt Hall and immediately south of Peters Avenue. “Taste of Morningside” will feature food from Bob Roe’s Point After, Miles Inn, Dairy Queen, Famous Dave’s, Jerry’s Pizza, Sneaky’s, Tastee Inn & Out, Coney Island and Palmer Candy. The Magnificent Board of Directors will provide music. Children’s games and activities also will be set up on the “Taste of Morningside” site. Tickets for “Taste of Morningside” can be purchased at the site. A fireworks display will cap the day’s events at 7:30 p.m.
Also on Saturday, campus tours will depart from Lewis Hall on the hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The alumni art exhibit in Eppley Art Gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday, October 4, worship services at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Avenue, will be conducted at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main dining room in the Olsen Student Center. Reservations for the brunch are required and can be made by calling 712-274-5107.
More information on prices for various homecoming/family weekend events can be found on line at the “Alumni & Friends” section of www.morningside.edu or by calling 712-274-5107.