Schedule

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Friday, November 11, 2016

President’s Prayer Breakfast
Dr. Henry Spaulding invites faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and community guests to share breakfast and join together in prayer for the University. Space for breakfast and the president’s address is limited. Place your reservation online here. If unable to attend, a guided prayer will be supplied via email to the University community.
  • FREE Register here.
  • Foster Hall
    Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 8–9:30 a.m.
School/Department Open House
Alumni are invited to visit faculty and staff throughout the day in office areas.
  • Office areas
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homecoming Chapel
Students are invited to hear the stories of alumni who are working and serving around the world. Their experiences and perspectives are curated to provide insight to the curricular theme of the chapel semester.
  • Chapel
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 10:20–11:15 a.m.
Professional Partners Panels
Students interact in a question and answer dialogue with alumni representatives from various professional fields.
  • Campus Classrooms
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 1–3:10 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Game
Shawnee State University competes versus Indiana University-East in the MVNU Homecoming Classic.
  • $8 adult; $5 student; alumni discount: $2 off presale ticket available at online registration. Children 6 and under are free. Ticket covers all games per day.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 3–5 p.m.
Boesger Business Ethics Symposium
Christian business leaders who have successfully led organizations with ethics and excellence share with MVNU students. The symposium is made possible by a generous endowment from Len and Betty Boesger.
  • JSB133
    Jetter School of Business
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 3:20–4:20 p.m.
STP and NTS Reunion Lecture
MVNU's School of Theology and Philosophy and Nazarene Theological Seminary Reunion Lecture: “Atonement and Salvation: The Extravagance of God's Love” Dr. Eric Vail will be available for book signings; books will be available for purchase. Other authors signing between 3-5 p.m. include Drs. Jeanne Serrao, Rick Williamson, Alex Varughese, and Bruce Peterson.
  • Alumni Room
    The Barn
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 3:20–4:20 p.m.
MVNU Women’s Basketball Game
The Lady Cougars take on Concordia University
  • $8 adult; $5 student; alumni discount: $2 off presale ticket available at online registration. Children 6 and under are free. Ticket covers all games per day.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 5–7 p.m.
Alumni Celebration
Hang out together in Foster Hall with former classmates, friends, and faculty and staff. We’ll kick off our time together at halftime of the women’s basketball game. Enjoy a photo booth, finger foods, and unforgettable time with friends.
  • Free with your admission to the MVNU basketball games.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 6–8 p.m.
Queen’s Coronation
Elected class representatives are announced as the Homecoming Court features student leadership and service profiles followed by the announcement of the student-elected queen.
  • Admission is free with your admission to the MVNU basketball games.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 6:50–7:10 p.m.
Queen’s Reception
Celebrate in Foster Hall with the newly crowned Homecoming Queen.
  • Admission is free with your admission to the MVNU basketball games.
  • Foster Hall
    Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 7:15–8 p.m.
MVNU Men’s Basketball Game
The Cougars take on Lourdes University in the MVNU Homecoming Classic. The Collegians Chorale and Collegians Alumni present the national anthem.
  • $8 adult; $5 student; alumni discount: $2 off presale ticket available at online registration. Children 6 and under are free. Ticket covers all games per day.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cougar Cub Care
Child care for children ages 1–5 will be provided by professional staff and student education majors who serve as preschool employees. Every staff member has been cleared by a background check. They are excited to welcome your child into a healthy and interactive play and learning area.
  • Pre-Registration is required and service is provided free for alumni families attending the reunion brunch. Cash donations for the Student Education Association and CoSMO groups providing service are encouraged and accepted at the door.
  • Esther Jetter Preschool
    Clarence and Jennie Moore Center
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Kids’ Activities
Children ages 6–12 are invited to enjoy many fun and interactive stations with student education and children’s ministry majors. They are excited to welcome your child into a healthy and interactive play and learning area.
  • Pre-Registration is required and service is provided free for alumni families attending the reunion brunch. Cash donations for the Student Education Association and CoSMO groups providing service are encouraged and accepted at the door.
  • Clarence and Jennie Moore Center
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Reunion Brunch
Join the Homecoming tradition and catch up with your classmates. All alumni are invited to register with a special encouragement to those celebrating a reunion year. Full brunch will be served.
  • $10/person. Register online here. Child care is free (see above).
  • Dining Commons
    Hyson Campus Center
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 9–10:30 a.m.
5K Run/Walk + Cycling Registration
All 5K runners and walkers and must register online or the day of the race. Pick up your runner’s packets 30 minutes before the race. T-shirts are only guaranteed for participants that register by November 1.
  • $20 in advance; $25 day-of.
    All proceeds benefit the M2540 Food For The Hungry partnership and count toward the alumni giving percentage.
  • Chapel Lawn/Lobby
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 9:30 a.m. Registration
MVNU Knox Needs 5K Run/Walk + Cycling
All registration fees for the 5K race + Cycling benefit Knox Needs in partnership with Knox County’s Food For The Hungry campaign. See above for registration.
  • Campus
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 10 a.m. Race
Class Gatherings
Reunion classes will have time and space to reminisce, sharing stories of yesterday and today. Each reunion will have MVNU giveaways coupled with many great laughs and memories.
  • Hyson Campus Center Rooms
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Campus Tours
Join our admissions student tour guides to see and hear about all the updates to campus.
  • Hyson Campus Center Lobby
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Affinity Group Gatherings
Individual interest groups, leadership teams, or departmental groups gather at specified locations throughout the weekend.
  • Various Locations
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Music Department Concert
The Collegians Chorale, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Goliards, and more showcase vocal and instrumental music with special guest alumni.
  • R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 1–2 p.m.
ARTalum Reception
Alumni artists display their work available for silent auction. All purchases benefit the Crispin Webb Art Scholarship.
  • Schnormeier Gallery
    Buchwald Center
    Downtown Mount Vernon
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 1–3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Game
Lourdes University takes on Shawnee State University or Indiana University-East in the MVNU Homecoming Classic.
  • $8 adult; $5 student; alumni discount: $2 off presale ticket available at online registration. Children 6 and under are free. Ticket covers all games per day.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 1–3 p.m.
Tennis Courts Ribbon Cutting
Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new tennis courts.
  • 1010 Newark Road
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 2 p.m.
Jazz Band Concert
The MVNU Jazz Band will perform a smooth yet vibrant selection of instrumental and vocal pieces that will make you want to get up and move. The MVNU Jazz Band is under the direction of Mr. Jim Puckett.
  • PSU
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 3–4:30 p.m.
MVNU Women’s Basketball Game
The Lady Cougars take on Indiana University-East
  • $8 adult; $5 student; alumni discount: $2 off presale ticket available at online registration. Children 6 and under are free. Ticket covers all games per day.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 3–5 p.m.
MVNU Men’s Basketball Game
The Cougars take on Shawnee State University or Indiana University-East in the MVNU Homecoming Classic.
  • $8 adult; $5 student; alumni discount: $2 off presale ticket available at online registration. Children 6 and under are free. Ticket covers all games per day.
  • Ariel Arena
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 5–7 p.m.
Fall Play
MVNU Theatre presents “Don’t Take My Penny” for its annual Homecoming presentation of the fall play.
  • $10 adult; $8 children (ages 18 and under); Buy tickets here.
  • Thorne Performance Hall
    R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 7 p.m.