Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24
Schedule of Events
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Network Night – Thompson Center
"Building Connections, Building Community, Building Careers"
Join us for a special evening networking with current students, alumni and local businesses. Our speaker, Jack Frisby '81, author of Stop Selling...Start Serving is a LinkedIn expert and President of Optimize Selling Solutions.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Alumni Chapel – Herrick Chapel
Join us for alumni-led worship and an inspiring message from Nick Mancini ’05, Student Ministries Content Developer for Life.Church in Oklahoma.
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday Lunch in Reed Room
Pay at the door – discounted alumni rate. Cash or check only.
Friday Campus Tour including Judson Music Recording Studio – Meet outside the Reed Room
Alumni Delegates Congress – Reed Room
Alumni Banquet including Reunion Years, Class Delegates & Alumni Awards Ceremony – Eagle Lounge
All Alumni are invited to the Alumni Banquet where Reunion Years ('66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11, '16) and Class Delegates will be recognized. The Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held at the Alumni Banquet, recognizing the Distinguished Alumni and the Alumnus of the Year.
Dinner - $25/adults; $12/children ages 4-12.
Zuzu African Acrobats Show – Lindner Fitness Center
Bring your family and join us for the Zuzu Acrobats, a high energy African acrobatics troupe from Mombasa Kenya. The Zuzu Acrobats - finalists on America's Got Talent! - use a traditional African art form set to high energy African beats to bring joy and entertainment. The dynamic African Acrobatic show includes fast pyramid building, contortion, tumbling, limbo and much more!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
8:30 AM (Registration begins at 7:30 AM)
Fun Run/5K – Lindner Fitness Center Outdoor Grounds
There is a cost at the door or register in advance at http://www.judsoneagles.com/f/Judson_5K_RunWalk.php
Alumni Men's Soccer Game
Alumni Choir Rehearsal
Alumni Choir Social Time (8:30-9:00) and Rehearsal (9:00-11:00) for Saturday night's Concert with Bob Bennett and the Judson University Choir
Alumni Baseball and Softball Games
Alumni Women's Soccer Game
Coffee with the Crumes – Reed Room
Meet President and Mrs. Crume and get a personal Judson update in a casual atmosphere.
Kathy Gribbin Walk and Talk – Campus Apartments
Join fellow alumni in a "walk and talk" sharing fond memories of Kathy Gribbin, Director of Student Life at Judson from 1981-1994.
Saturday Campus Tour including Judson Music Recording Studio – Meet outside of Herrick Chapel
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hall of Fame Lunch & Induction Ceremony – Lindner Commons
Lunch - $20/adults; $8/children ages 4-12.
School of Business and Professional Studies Alumni and Students Gathering – Lindner Fitness Center
Alumni and students from the School of Business and Professional Studies adult degree completion programs have organized a cohort reunion. Reconnect with your classmates and faculty.
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Toasty Cheese Food Truck – Outside Lindner Fitness Center
Purchase a scrumptious lunch from the Toasty Cheese Food Truck, parked in front of the Lindner Fitness Center. Make sure to stop by the Hospitality Tent to get your name tag and discount ticket for the Food Truck!
Zuzu African Acrobats Kick Off Outdoor Festivities – Hospitality Tent
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Exotic Petting Zoo, Carnival Games, Inflatables – Hospitality Tent
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Exercise and Sport Science Alumni Gathering – Hospitality Tent
Gather under the tent with other ESS/PE faculty and alumni for refreshments and conversation.
Men’s Varsity Soccer vs Olivet Nazarene
Women’s Varsity Soccer vs Olivet Nazarene
Alumni and Family Chick-fil-a Dinner – Lindner Fitness Center
Join us for a Chick-fil-A Dinner in the Fitness Center before the signature choir event in the Herrick Chapel. Dinner - $4/adults; $2/children ages 3-8.
Live Recording of Bob Bennett in Concert with the Alumni Choir and Judson University Choir – Herrick Chapel
Join the Judson University Choir for a live recording with CCM pioneer Bob Bennett, whose First Things First and Matters of the Heart found themselves in regular rotation on many of our record players back in the day. A 200-voice choir of current students and alumni will sing 10-12 selections from the Bennett canon during the evening. The evening’s music will be professionally recorded for a CD and DVD by Gary Hedden, who recorded CCM luminaries such as Phil Keaggy and Judson’s own Servant, back when he had a recording studio in Schaumburg. The CD and DVD will be produced by Judson’s Dark Room Studios and made available for purchase soon after the concert. This is an evening you will not want to miss!
Photos From Homecoming 2015
View the Homecoming 2015 Photo Album on Flickr
Photos by Andres Chavez, Jamie Galen, Charis Gibbs, and Eric Secker