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Commencement Homecoming

Join us at the Legacy Lunch!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

As an incoming student whose parents/grandparents attended Central, you are invited to join other legacy students and their families for lunch in the Maytag Student Center Boat Moore Weller rooms, followed by a group photo for Civitas, the alumni magazine.

Advance reservations are required. Dress is casual.

RSVP by Monday, Aug. 14.

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Move-In Day Meet and Greet

Saturday, August 18, 2018

ALL SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLED – THANK YOU!

Show your Central spirit as you share treats and drinks with our incoming students and their families.

Thanks to the great response, there is only one location and time slot left:

Gaass/Pietenpol @ 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

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2018-2019 Central RED Kick-Off Celebration

Tuesday, Aug. 28 5:30 p.m.

Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, Graham Annex

Cost: $15 – heavy appetizers and cash bar available

Celebrate the start of our 2018-2019 year with a gathering to socialize and gear up for the fall
classes. This event will also be open to the public to come and learn about Central RED. Please bring
friends to hear about our great classes!

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Class of ’68 Reunion at Homecoming

Friday, Sept. 28 - Sunday, Sept. 30

The 50-year class is invited to register for activities in celebration of their 50th class reunion!

Events Schedule

Friday, September 28

  • Barbecue (6 – 7:30 p.m.), Adults: $12
  • Central College Vocal Ensemble and Alumni Talent (7:30 p.m.), free event

Saturday, September 29

  • Pancake Breakfast (8 – 10 a.m.), Adults: $7
  • Tailgate Lunch (11 a.m.), Adults: $11
  • Post-game Party (post-game), Adults: $15
  • Class Reunion Dinner in Maytag Student Center (TBD), free event
  • Douwstra Renovation Celebration (7:30 p.m.), free event

Sunday, September 30

  • Brunch (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Adults: $11

*Call Jeffy Schuring at 641-628-5226 to reserve football tickets to Saturdays game.

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Renew Your Choral Friendships at Homecoming

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Join the A Cappella choir in song as we celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized and renovated Douwstra Auditorium! The arts are alive and thriving at Central College and this new concert hall promises a bright future. Distinguished music alumni, Jared McCarty ’09 and Liza Calisesi Maidens ’10, will provide musical inspiration, as will Professor Mark Babcock, director of choral activities, who will celebrate 20 years at Central College this fall.

The choir will perform music that has been central to our choral tradition during the past 86 years.

Schedule

9 a.m. Coffee time, Graham Room 1
9:30 a.m. Rehearsal, Douwstra stage
11:30 a.m. – noon VIP/donor/50th class Douwstra preview tour
7 p.m. Alumni choir warm-up
7:30 p.m. Concert

Music will be sent via electronic PDFs prior to the event.

 

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Renew Your Musical Friendships!

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Join the Symphonic Wind Ensemble as we celebrate the grand opening of the revitalized and renovated Douwstra Auditorium! The arts are alive and thriving at Central College and this new concert hall promises a bright future. Distinguished music alumni, Emory Dease ’07, Justin Von Ahsen ’11 and Dick Redman ’76 will provide musical inspiration, as will Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Mitchell Lutch.

The wind ensemble will perform music that has been central to our wind band tradition during the past 86 years. The A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Professor Mark Babcock ’91 will also perform during the concert with both groups joining forces to close the program.

9 a.m.                                   Coffee time, Graham Room 1

11 a.m.                                Tailgate under the big tent – $11 at the gate

3 p.m.                                   SWE Alumni Rehearsal, Douwstra Stage

4 p.m.                                   Rehearse with current SWE, Douwstra Stage

5 p.m.                                   Post-game party – $15 includes heavy hors-doeuvres, pay at the door

7:30 p.m.                             Concert

Music will be sent via electronic PDF’s prior to the event.

For additional information contact Associate Professor of Music Mitch Lutch at lutchm@central.edu.

P.S. Don’t forget to see Chris Weaver ’10 in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

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