Homecoming 2017

October 27-28

Save the date for Homecoming 2017. Return to Bison Hill for the biggest alumni party of the year! Close to 1,000 alumni and family members will return to celebrate, reconnect with friends and professors and see all the great things happening on Bison Hill. We will honor class years ending in "2" and "7," and will also recognize several outstanding alumni. See below for a tentative schedule of events and check back for updates.
Registration is now open! Click here to register online or use the ticket order form below to register by mail.

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Homecoming Schedule

* Reservations Required | ^ Cost for Ticketed Event | ⁰ Tier Priced Event

Thursday, October 26

7:30 p.m. - Theatre Production^ 
The College of Fine Arts is proud to present
The Addams Family
A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students
They can be purchased at okbu.edu/theatre beginning September 15th.
The box office will begin selling tickets October 12th.

Friday, October 27

9 a.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Registration
Geiger Center, Upper Level


10 - 11 a.m. - Campus Tours including Hard Hat Tour of the current construction of Ford Hall
Geiger Center, South Doors
Walking or Driving.


10:30 a.m. - Registration for Golf Tournament, Driving Range Opens
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta
Range balls and boxed lunch are included in the registration cost. Lunches available beginning at 11 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 50-Year Club Luncheon Honoring Classes of '42, '47, '52, '57 & '62 *^⁰
Emcees: Bob Keck, '52 and Margaret Maples Jones, '62
Geiger Center, Upper Level


11:30 a.m. - Class of 1967 Golden Anniversary Reunion Luncheon *^⁰
Emcee: Larry Gill, '67
Geiger Center, Upper Level


Noon - Homecoming Golf Tournament Tee-Off *^⁰
Shawnee Country Club, 2501 Augusta


1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Worship
Join us at the fourth annual Homecoming Worship service for a hymns and handbells time of praise. Walter Grady, '71 will lead the service with Mary Kay Parrish, '62 directing the handbells.
Stubblefield Chapel


2:30 - 4 p.m. - Reunion Fellowship 
Geiger Center, Lower Level 
50-year club reunion classes (including Class of 1967) and friends are invited to continue their fellowship. Refreshments and Yahnsehs provided.


2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Campus Tours including Hard Hat Tour of the current construction of Ford Hall
Geiger Center, South Doors
Driving only.


6 p.m. - Harvest Dinner *^⁰ 

Award Recipient
Alumni Achievement Award Dr. D. Hance Dilbeck, '87
Graduate of the Last Decade Award Worthy Walker, '10
Profile in Excellence Award Tony Capucille, '02
Profile in Excellence Award Joshua Carey, '95
Profile in Excellence Award Mary (Leach) Chapman, '62
Profile in Excellence Award Walter Grady, '71
Profile in Excellence Award Patricia (Brummett) Lacey, '70
Profile in Excellence Award Lisa (Jackson) Tresch, '87

Menu:
Asian Pear Salad
Steak & Salmon, roasted potatoes and autumn medley
Pumpkin cheesecake, Pecan tarts, Chocolate cake
Geiger Center, Upper Level 


7 p.m. - Alumni Soccer Game
Soccer Fields


8:30 p.m. - Fine Arts Showcase ^ 
Raley Chapel, Potter Auditorium

9:30 p.m. - Bisonettes Reunion 
Raley Chapel

9:30 p.m. - Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Geiger Center, Lower Level
All alumni and families are invited. Honoring the 50-Year Club and the reunioning classes of '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07 and '12.

Saturday, October 28

8 - 9:45 a.m. - Theta Sigma Chi Reunion 
WMU Basement


8:30 a.m. - ODK Breakfast 
Benedict Street Marketplace, 613 N. Pottenger

Annual ODK Breakfast Invitation


9 a.m. - Homecoming Ticket Pick-Up and Registration
Geiger Center, Upper Level


9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Taylor Residence Center's 20th Anniversary
Taylor Residence Center


10 - 11 a.m. - Academic College Reunions
Take time to reunite with former professors and classmates from your academic college. Students and current faculty will be present to share the latest news from their programs.

RSVP to the Academic College Reunions

Behavioral and Social Sciences

College of Business Bailey Business Center
College of Fine Arts
Division of Music
Raley Chapel, 142
College of Fine Arts
Division of Art
Art Building
College of Fine Arts
Division of Communication Arts
Sarkeys, Green Room
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of Language and Literature
Shawnee Hall, 310
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Studies
Mabee Learning Center
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of Health and Human Performance
RAWC
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Division of Teacher Education
Shawnee, 210
College of Nursing Stavros Hall
College of Science and Mathematics Wood Science Building
College of Theology Montgomery Hall, 2nd Floor Foyer

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program Reunion
Check out the new MFT counseling clinic while reconnecting with former professors and classmates. Students and current faculty will be present to share the latest news.
2206 N. Kickapoo


10:30 a.m. - Chorale Reunion
Raley Chapel, Room 203


10:30 a.m. - Bison Glee Club Reunion
Raley Chapel, Drawing Room


10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Children's Festival *^⁰
We're excited to announce that this year's theme will be
Under the Sea
Shawnee Hall, second floor, east end 


11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Future Bison Campus Tours and Lunch for 7th-12th Graders *
Meet in the lower GC, South Doors | Lunch in Café on the Hill


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Class Reunion Luncheons *^⁰
Join your former classmates for lunch and spend time reuniting and sharing memories. This year we are celebrating the classes of '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02 and '07. Didn't graduate with one of these classes, but have friends who did? Don't miss the opportunity to reconnect. All alumni are invited to attend. 
All classes will go through the cafeteria before being directed to the room for their reunion.

Year Emcee Luncheon Time
1972 Sheryl (Means) Mitchell 11:30 a.m.
1977 Daniel Baiz 11:30 a.m.
1982 Mark Johnson 11:30 a.m.
1987 Ron & Theresa Horton 11:45 a.m.
1992 Lisa Roth 11:45 a.m.
1997 Brent Parsons & Mike Weaver 11:45 a.m.
2002 Mandy (Laird) Metcalf Noon
2007 Rachael (Brozovich) Geiger Noon

12 - 1:30 p.m. - 2012 and Younger Reunion *^⁰
Whether you graduated this past May, or are celebrating your five-yera reunion, we'd love to see you back on Bison Hill this October! Grab lunch and play some yard games before catching the game with friends!
Emcees: Amity (Walker) Blessman, '12 & Ben Buchanan, '12
Tailgate area (football stadium, SE side) | In case of inclement weather, we will move to the RAWC.


2 p.m. - Bison Football^
Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Memorial Track Complex


2 p.m. - Bison Connection
Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Memorial Track Complex
Alumni are invited to visit and peruse through Yahnsehs from their era in the tent located on the southeast side of the stadium, inside the gates. (football tickets required)


5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Alumni & Friends Fest
Oval 
Following the football game, join alumni, friends and family on the oval for lawn games and music. Go through the on-campus Chick-Fil-A and grab an entree, fries and a drink for $6.


5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Art on The Hill
Art Building

Participants:

Diann Howell, '57
Francine (Roark) Robinson, '66 & '13
Marc Hooks, '90
Melissa Warren, '96
Kristi Youngblood-Freeman, '06
Kristen Wright, '07
Ryan Churchill, '12
Marissa Raglin, '12
Nataley (Johnson) Shepherd, '12
Emma Williams, '17

Tentative:
Warren Osburn, '59
Judy Osburn


7:30 p.m. - Theatre Production^ 
The College of Fine Arts is proud to present
The Addams Family
A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students
They can be purchased at okbu.edu/theatre beginning September 15th.
The box office will begin selling tickets October 12th.

Sunday, October 29

2:30 p.m. - Theatre Production^ 
The College of Fine Arts is proud to present
The Addams Family
A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students
They can be purchased at okbu.edu/theatre beginning September 15th.
The box office will begin selling tickets October 12th.