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September 27, 2012

Wheaton College Homecoming: October 5-6

Alumni from the classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007 will be back on campus to visit their alma mater during Wheaton College’s 2012 Homecoming Weekend Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6. Special reunion events are planned to give returning alumni the opportunity to reconnect with friends and professors.

The public is welcome to attend the following events:

Wheaton Thunder Sporting Events:

Women’s Soccer vs. Trinity University
 Friday 4:30 p.m. -  Joe Bean Stadium

Women’s Volleyball vs. Endicott College
Friday 5 p.m. -  Sports & Recreation Complex, King Arena

Men’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Friday 7 p.m. -  Joe Bean Stadium

Homecoming 5k – Ramie Harris Run
Saturday 8 a.m. -  Edman Plaza

Football Game vs. Carthage College
Saturday 1 p.m. -  McCully Stadium

Additional Homecoming Events:

Artist Reception for Photographer Douglas Gilbert
Friday 4:30 p.m. -  Adams Hall

Wheaton Improv Performance
Friday 7 p.m. - Armerding Lecture Hall

John Walford Festschrift Presentation
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. -  Adams Hall

Homecoming BBQ
Saturday - 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The Quad
Come and hang out before the football game. Lunch includes an outdoor barbecue, Thundertown (an activity area for children), and lots of blue and orange!
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Homecoming Fall Concert:
Saturday 7:30 p.m.  - Edman Memorial Chapel
The Conservatory Concert features the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for people under 18.

The Wheaton College Alumni Association will honor Jonathan E. Lederhouse ’74 and Dr. Jillian Nerhus Lederhouse ’75 with the 2012 Alumni of the Year of Distinguished Service to Alma Mater awards. Jon serves as head swimming coach and aquatics director and has been on staff for 37 years. He is being recognized for his dedication to inspiring and training athletes to achieve their very best; his heart for athletic ministry and his years of extraordinary team-building leadership.

Jill serves as professor and chair of the education department. A faculty member for 34 years, she is being recognized for her commitment to preparing young teachers to reach each of their students; her exemplary leadership; and her work at the state and national levels on behalf of Wheaton College and its mission.

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