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WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
HOMECOMING: REUNION & FAMILY WEEKEND 2017


Friday, September 15

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  University Center 25th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the University Center with a walk down memory lane to see the many ways the building has impacted campus life over the years. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: University Center, Sunnen Lounge 

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  School of Education - Patricia McKissack (MA '75) Tribute.
Readings and other activities in celebration of the life and works of the internationally acclaimed children's book author, Patricia McKissack (MA '75)McKissack, who earned her master's degree in early childhood literature and media programming in 1975, served on the School of Education advisory board, was awarded the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Alumna Award in 2005, and received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Webster University in 2010. Attendees of this event are invited to enjoy the reception at Shop, Rock & Glow immediately following.
Location: East Academic Building, Rooms 253/262 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  May Gallery Exhibit & Reception, School of Communications Photography Gallery
Enjoy a special reception and photo exhibit featuring the work of Webster alumna Eva Petrič (BA '05, Vienna).  A talk by Ms. Petrič, will be held prior to the reception, at 3 p.m. in the May Gallery. “In Search of our Youth” an exhibit by Brandon Bandy, Jackie Grucela and Will Driscoll from the Class of 2017 will also be on display in the Small Wall Gallery, and Professor Emerutis Art Silverblatt will be showcasing his lastest works, "Walks with Ozzie", in Sverdrup 260 during the reception. 
Location: Sverdrup Building, Second Floor, West Wing 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Shop, Rock & Glow Festival
Art booths, live performances, and information tables about student and campus organizations are part of this expansion of the popular Garden Glow reception. Featuring alumni, students, faculty and staff, this event will showcase why Webster Rocks! Cash bar with FREE appetizer buffet. RSVP for one FREE drink ticket and your chance to win other prizes. List of Vendors & Artists available here. 
Location: Anheuser Busch Rain Garden, East Academic Building

5:30 p.m. Siblings Night Drop-off
Siblings are invited to join their older brother or sister on campus to discover what college life is like at Webster. They will sleep in their sibling's dorm room, eat in Marletto’s and enjoy the rest of the weekend’s activities. For ages 14-18. Once you register you will receive a separate e-mail from the Office of Housing and Residential Life to complete your registration. Must register by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 1. 
Location: West Hall, Office of Housing & Residential Life

6 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Spalding University
Admission is FREE! 
Location: University Center, Grant Gym

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Cecille R. Hunt Gallery Opening, Department of Art, Design and Art History Gallery
Opening reception for the exhibition of paintings by New York-based artist Shawn Powell, curated by Annie Wischmeyer (BA '09). Mr. Powell will lecture on his work at 12 p.m. in Sverdrup Room 123.
Location: Hunt House, Visual Arts Studio

7:00 p.m.  Student Life Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus or community involvement and participation in organized campus activities. It is one of the most prestigious honors awarded by Student Affairs to former students and employees. The 2017 Hall of Fame Class includes Daniel (Dee) Goines (BS ’08), Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt (BS '
10, MA ’12
), Mario Santander (BS ’09,  MBA ’11), Mathias Jackson (BA ’06, MA ’07), and Tyler Holman (BA ’12)
Location: University Center, Sunnen Lounge 

7 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Rhodes College
Admission is FREE! 
Location: World Wide Technology Soccer Park

7:30 p.m. Webster University Film Series Presents: The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967, US, 106 mins.)
50th anniversary screening celebrating the iconic (and often quoted) film that stars Dustin Hoffman in his breakthrough role. "Seeing 'The Graduate' again decades after an initial viewing is, appropriately enough, like attending a college reunion." - L.A. Times. Learn more about our Film Series
Free for Webster Students with ID, $6 for Alumni, Seniors and Students from other schools, $7 general admission. 
Location: Webster Hall, Winifred Moore Auditorium

Saturday, September 16

9 a.m.  Yoga on the Quad
FREE Yoga class on the Quad lead by Dipti Pathre, Graduate Student and President of Viva The Yoga.
Please bring your own mat & bottle of water. 

Location: University Center Quad

11 a.m.  Golden Circle Luncheon
Private luncheon for all classes celebrating at least 50 years since their graduation. In addition to special recognition of this year's Reunion Honor Classes, the Class of 1967 will be presented with their pins and welcomed into the Golden Circle.  
By invitation only.

Location: Luhr Building (475 E. Lockwood) on the Eden Seminary Grounds
 
1:30 p.m.  Lightning Talks
Short presentations on various topics by alumni and faculty. New this year, utilizing the two-way conference technology of GenieCast, alumni from a few of our extended campuses will be presenting and participating in the conversations. Speakers include Doug Hall (BA ’97), Robert Good (MBA ‘99), Vlad Ivkovic (BA '99)  and more! Click here for full list and bios. Refreshments sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.  
Location: University Center, Sunnen Lounge

6:00 pm  Homecoming Dinner & Dance
Join us as we end the weekend with an unforgettable celebration. Cocktail reception followed by dinner and recognition of the 2017 Alumni Award Winners: Alan O. Freeman (MBA '93), Tracey Jeffries (MA '10), Ann Harbeson (MA '03), Loren Rahman (BA '12, MA '12), and Wakeel Rahman (BA '13). Then stay to dance the night away as we celebrate and honor our reunion classes.   
$25 per person.
Dress: Semiformal 
Location: Luhr Building (475 E. Lockwood) on the Eden Seminary Grounds

7:30 p.m. Webster University Film Series Presents: Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992, 99 min.)
25th anniversary screening of Tarantino's feature length directorial debut. Reservoir Dogs depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film features Harvey Keitel (Mr. White), Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde), Steve Buscemi (Mr. Pink), Chris Penn (Nice Guy Eddie Cabot), Lawrence Tierney (Joe Cabot), Tim Roth (Mr. Orange), and Tarantino (Mr. Brown). Tarantino displays many themes that have become his style and influenced a generation of filmmakers: choreographed violent crime, pop culture references, nonlinear storytelling, dialogue punctuated with profanity. Learn more about our Film Series
Free for Webster Students with ID, $6 for Alumni, Seniors and Students from other schools, $7 general admission. 
Location: Webster Hall, Winifred Moore Auditorium


Sunday, September 17

12 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Hendrix College
Admission is FREE! 
Location: World Wide Technology Soccer Park


3 p.m. 
Men's Soccer vs. Hendrix College
Admission is FREE! 
Location: World Wide Technology Soccer Park

7 p.m. Webster University Film Series Presents: The Vietnam War*,  a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.
This is the premiere of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series that "tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film."  *Webster will only screen the premiere, not the entire series.  
Admission is FREE! 
Location: Webster Hall, Winifred Moore Auditorium


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