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Homecoming Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27–SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

For those on Twitter, keep an eye on #GChomecoming, especially as the days draw near!

Complete Chronological Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Attend Class
Class schedules are available from the Admissions Office in Frost Hall. Some space limitations.
Various locations

Registration 8:15 a.m.; Tee Off at 9 a.m.
Homecoming Golf Classic
The Gordon Athletics Homecoming Golf Classic is a wonderful opportunity for alumni, family and friends to share a day of great golf and fun fellowship. Registration is open online and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting .
The Meadow at Peabody
80 Granite Street, Peabody, MA 01960
978.532.9390
www.peabodymeadowgolf.com

10:25–11:15 a.m.
Homecoming Convocation: Presentation of the 2013 Alumni Award Recipients
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

3:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Salve Regina College
AWAY at Salve Regina College, Newport, RI

*Homecoming Awards Celebration*
7:30 p.m. Reception
8-9 p.m. Awards Program
Dessert reception to follow

An evening honoring the kingdom work done by alumni, faculty, and students, including the presentation of the 2013 Alumni Awards, Athletics Hall of Honor awards and select faculty and student honors. Join the entire Gordon community for this wonderful evening of celebrating the gifts and talents God has given.
Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium and Loggia

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

7:30–8:30 a.m. check-in
9 a.m. race start
7th Annual Scot Trot
Join us for a 5K trail race through the Gordon woods, finishing around the quad. Prizes for top finishers and a lot of fun for all! Pre-registration required: www.gordon.edu/scottrot
Check-in on the Quad

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Welcome Tent and Bookstore Tent
Visit the Welcome Tent to get your day-of schedule, collect your Captain Dusty's free ice cream voucher (for those guests who preregistered by Sept. 20), connect with Career Services, and get coffee, tea, and popcorn!
Quad

8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Free Use of the Bennett Center
The Bennett Center fitness room and racquetball courts will be open to all alumni (even those without membership) throughout the day and the pool will be open from 12–2 p.m. One-year Bennett Center memberships will be on sale at the Bennett Center for 20% off—this offer good September 27 and 28 only!
*The basketball courts will be closed from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and the rock wall will be closed all day due to staff running the Flying Squirrel and Adventure Swing outside.

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Men's Lacrosse Info Session
Contact for additional information
Bennett Center Classroom

9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Alumni and Faculty Art Exhibit
The Gallery's 2013–2014 season will open with an exhibition of recent work by Gordon's art faculty and alumni. Come by to see the work of some of the gifted artists in the Gordon community.
The Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts

9:30–10:30 a.m.
Parents' Reception with President and Mrs. Lindsay
For parents of current students.
Wilson House (President's Residence)

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness Open House
Need a new idea for your exercise program or want to test your balance? Interested in knowing what Gordon is doing to help seniors in the area who are at risk for falls? Then stop by the Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness (CBMW) during Homecoming. At the Center you can check out our fitness equipment, try one of our balance training activities, and learn about our Community Wellness program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Maybe you'll know of someone who could benefit from what you learn! Refreshments will be served. Kinesiology alumni, we would love to see you there as well!
CBMW, Brigham Athletic Complex

10 a.m.
Alumni Baseball Game
Contact for additional information
J. Tec White Field, behind Bennett Athletics Center

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Phi Alpha Chi Honor Society Reception
Contact , Advisor, for more information about this reception.
Reserved Tent on the Quad, near MacDonald and Emery Halls
Rain plan: Tavilla Conference Room

10:30 a.m.-12 noon
Swim Team Alumni vs. Current Fighting Scots Meet
Warm-up at 10:30 a.m.; Meet from 11 a.m.-12 noon; Pizza afterwards in the Bennett Classroom. Relay starts a little rough? Haven't swum a 50 free since you graduated? Don't fret, the alumni are always sure to have the upper hand with a little wisdom and style. A blast to be had by all - Gordon College, ain't so bad!
Bennett Center Pool

11 a.m.–12 noon
Faith and Vocation Panel
Come hear a panel of accomplished alumni discuss how their Gordon experience prepared them to respond to God's calling in their lives. Moderated by President Lindsay.
Phillips Recital Hall, Phillips Music Center

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bistro 255 Open House
Come visit the newest addition to the dining options here on campus - in the Jenks Learning Resource Center! Coffee and light meal offerings will be available for purchase, all in a wonderful setting!
Jenks Reference Room, 2nd Floor

11 a.m.
Women's Field Hockey vs. Endicott
Cookout immediately following the game for field hockey alumnae and their families, and for families of current players. Contact for additional information.
Brigham Athletic Field

11 a.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Anna Maria
Reception for alumnae, family and friends immediately following game. Contact for additional information.
Bennett Center Gymnasium (game)
Bennett Center Mezzanine (reception)

11-11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon
Children's Story Time
For children up to age 8
Frost Hall Lawn area

11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lunch Options (a la carte)

Gordon College Cookout Tent
Near Drew Hall

The Dining Car (food truck) **NEW**
Near Bromley and Evans Halls

Green Meadows Farm catering tent **NEW**
Grassy area in front of Jenks Library

11:30-4 p.m.
Captain Dusty's on the Quad
For the first time at Homecoming, Captain Dusty's ice cream will be available for purchase on the Quad. However, if you register for Homecoming by September 20th, each person in your registration will receive a coupon for 1 FREE! Captain Dusty’s ice cream. Pick up your coupon at the Welcome Tent and redeem it at Dusty’s booth on the Quad on Saturday, September 28.
Quad, near Bromley and Evans Halls

12–1:30 p.m.
Gordon Reunion Lunches
Ken Olsen Science Center

Reunion lunches are $15 per person, with a children's option available for $10 (please contact the Alumni Office if you would like to add kid's lunches to your registration).

Class photos will be taken in the Ken Olsen Science Center Loggia.

1968—12:10 p.m.
1973—12:20 p.m.
1978—12:30 p.m.
1983—12:40 p.m.
1988—12:50 p.m.
1993—1 p.m.
1998—1:10 p.m.
2003—1:20 p.m.
2008—1:30 p.m.

All Gordon Reunions check in at the Ken Olsen Science Center Loggia.
Food may also be purchased a la carte at options on the quad.

12–1:30 p.m.
Barrington Reunion Lunch
30th–45th Reunion Classes: 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968
$15 per person
Class photo: 1:15 p.m.
Stebbings Conference Room, Barrington Center for the Arts

12 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene College
Quad

12:30–3 p.m.
Children's Activities
Flying Squirrel, Moon Bounce and more!
Frost Hall Lawn

1–2 p.m.
Art Alumni Reunion at the Gallery
Reconnect with and delve into the work of your former professors and classmates! This informal gallery reception will include artist talks from many of the faculty and alumni featured in the current art gallery exhibit. The artists will explain the process and meaning behind some of their pieces and point out developments in their artistic styles and thematic interests. Free and open to the public.
The Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Faculty Department Receptions
See day-of schedule for specific locations
Various Campus Locations

2-3:30 p.m.
SPLICE 2013
Enjoy an alumni and student short film screening and panel discussion led by Rini Cobbey '96, Department Chair, Communication Arts, Media Studies, and Dan Stevens '07, Creative Director of IN THE CAR.
Cinema Room, Barrington Center for the Arts

2:15-3:15 p.m.
What is the Significance of a Liberal Arts Education?
A discussion with four alumni. Open to all alumni, parents and students, with a special invitation to all JAF Alumni.
Jenks Library, Room 406

2:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene College
Quad

2:30–4 p.m.
24th Annual Science Carnival
Science fun for all ages including kinesiology and chemistry!
Ken Olsen Science Center

3 p.m.
Alumnae Lacrosse Game
Contact for additional information
Brigham Athletic Complex

3:30–5 p.m.
Through the Grapevine: Homecoming’s Professional Networking Event
All students, parents and alumni are invited. Come to meet others with common interests, share connections and exchange ideas with professionals who share a Gordon connection—past, present and future.
Chester's Place, Lane Student Center

4:30-6 p.m.
Contemporary Cultures and the Prospects for Christian Faith
Attend a moderated discussion with distinguished alumnus and author Christian Smith '83.
Fowler Auditorium (Room 109), Ken Olsen Science Center

5 p.m.
Alumni Men's Lacrosse Game and Cookout
Contact for additional information
Brigham Athletic Complex

7:30 p.m.
Jimmy Needham in Concert
Christian singer/songwriter Jimmy Needham will be performing a free concert for the Gordon community.
A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

7 p.m.
Rising from the Ashes Film Screening
Rising from the Ashes is the award-winning film that tells the story of the Rwandan cycling team. It is a story about redemption and reconciliation, not just for those from the genocide, but also of their coach, Jacques Boyer, who is the first American to have been in the Tour de France.
MacDonald Auditorium, Ken Olsen Science Center