Oct. 11, 2010
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s first four-year graduating class, the class of 1960, will be the honored guests at CU’s Homecoming Oct. 22 and 23.
The class will have a special convocation honoring them at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Ransdell Chapel. Class members attending will be dressed in academic regalia and be given a special certificate.
The class members will be treated to a luncheon, along with other members of the Golden Heritage Club – those who graduated 50 years ago or earlier. The lunch is at 11 a.m. in the Betty Dobbins Heilman House.
There is something for everyone during the two full days of events that allow alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and friends to learn more about the university.
Shannon Thomas Clark, director of alumni relations, invites alumni and friends to come back and see the new changes made at CU in just the previous year – since last Homecoming.
Tours of the campus will be available. Open houses are in the Men’s Residence Village, which opened in August, the Ransdell Chapel and the School of Education building. They will be open for tours at 10 a.m. Saturday.
A new addition to the schedule this year is a “Faculty Favorites” tailgate from noon to 2 p.m. on Stapp Lawn. Long-time favorite faculty members and current ones are scheduled to be at the tailgate including: Dr. Robert Clark, Al Hardy, Dr. Jerry Kibbons, Dr. Mary Wilgus, Dr. Pat Cowherd, Debbie Carter, Dr. Darlene Eastridge, Stan McKinney, Dr. John Hurtgen, Dr. Brenda Priddy, Dr. Robert Gaddis, Dr. Elaine David, Nevalyn Moore, Dr. Harlie White, Dan and Ginny Flanagan, Dr. John Mark Carter, Don Bishop and many more.
Clark said this new event will replace receptions traditionally held in the buildings housing the different academic divisions.
The Alumni Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 will celebrate the announcement of the Distinguished Alumni. Your ticket to the banquet includes a performance, at 8 p.m., of “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” in the University Theater.
Another new event is an athletic alumni hospitality breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Powell Athletic Center lobby. All alumni student/athletes are invited to attend the complimentary breakfast.
All alumni of Campbellsville University who work at the university will be treated to a complimentary appreciation lunch Monday, Oct. 18 to kick off the activities. The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall.
Another new tradition will affect those who have graduated from the Louisville Center. There will be a cookout earlier in the week from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, plus there will be a grand opening of the Montgomery Library and new classroom.
Among the “old” traditions is the parade downtown at 11:30 a.m. The parade route starts at Jackson Towers, continues through downtown on Main Street, turns right onto Columbia Avenue past Druther’s, then turns left onto the university’s campus finishing around Stapp Lawn.
Other traditional favorites will be the Pancake Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Winters Dining Hall, the alumni art exhibit by Brian Wigglesworth at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 in the Art Gallery, the football game when the Fighting Tigers take on Faulkner University at 2 p.m., with the crowning of the Homecoming queen at halftime.
The traditional Homecoming Festival is from noon to 2 p.m. on Stapp Lawn, and the annual Homecoming Car/Motorcycle Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Montgomery Library Lawn. A motorcycle ride is at 9:30 p.m
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.