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D&E?Homecoming set for today through Sunday

October 12, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Davis & Elkins College will host its annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration this weekend, beginning today with the dedication of the Myles Center for the Arts at 1 p.m. and ending Sunday following a memorial chapel service and brunch. More than 40 events are scheduled, including many for the general public.

Alumni can register for the weekend by going to the registration center in Halliehurst beginning at 11 a.m. today. Registration ensures alumni have a reservation for every event during the weekend and provides accurate attendance numbers for planning and preparation.

Four dedications are scheduled for the weekend to recognize those who have made possible new and improved spaces at the college: the Myles Center for the Arts, the Seybolt Indoor Golf Academy, the Joni Smith Softball Field and the Allen Athletic Fields. In addition, the college will honor three alumni during Saturday's banquet: Elizabeth Guye Kittle, Class of 1947, will be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Fred Fincken, '62, will receive the Tower Award; and Wes Withrow, '02, will be given the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

The schedule of events on campus includes:


11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Registration and Welcome Desk Open, Halliehurst

1 p.m. - Dedication of the Myles Center for the Arts, inside Hermanson Center

1 to 3 p.m. - Mini-Wellness Fair, Robbins-Madden Fitness Center.

2 p.m. - Dedication of Seybolt Golf Academy, Martin Field House.

3:30 p.m. - "From Soot to Souffle: A History of Eating on the Train" with Director of D&E's Railway Tourism Center Jim Porterfield, Robert C. Byrd Center

4:30 p.m. - Career Management Center Reception, Graceland

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Class of 1962 Dinner, Hearthstone

6 to 8 p.m. - All Greek Reunion, The Icehouse

7 to 8 p.m. - Sigma Phi Epsilon Reception and Awards Presentation, Halliehurst

7:30 to 9 p.m. - Alpha Sigma Phi Reception, Graceland

7:30 to 11 p.m. - Pig at the Pavilion, with barbecue and music with the Davisson Brothers Band. Tickets are required.

8 to 10 p.m. - President's Welcome Reception, Halliehurst.

9 p.m. - Class of 1967 Reception, Graceland


8 to 11 a.m. - Registration and Welcome Desk Open, Halliehurst

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Ross Society Breakfast with Dr. David Turner presenting "Thomas R. Ross: An Interpretation," Myles Center for the Arts Lobby

9 a.m. - Class of 1967 Breakfast, Beverly

9 a.m. - Alumni vs. Senators Baseball Game, Allen Athletic Fields

9 to 10 a.m. - Sigma Phi Epsilon Annual Meeting, Sig Ep Lodge

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - D&E Alumni Association Meeting, Halliehurst

9:45 a.m. - Dedication of Joni Smith Softball Field

10 a.m. - Alumni vs. Senators Softball Game, Joni Smith Softball Field

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Talbot Chair Lecture with Dr. Carol Cochran, Professor of Nursing, Eshleman Science Center Room 400

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - All Campus Picnic. Tent at Gates Tower. Ticket required.

11:45 a.m. - Dedication of Allen Athletic Fields

Noon - Women's Soccer vs. West Liberty University

12:30 to 2 p.m. - Half Century Club Luncheon, Madden Student Center Timms Lounge

1 to 4 p.m. - Senator Booster Club Tailgate

2 to 3:30 - An Afternoon with Dr. Gloria M. Payne, Madden Student Center Timms Lounge

2:30 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Ohio Valley

3 p.m. - Alumni Poetry Reading Adum and Aurora Reunion, Graceland

4 p.m. - Sigma Phi Epsilon Pre-Dinner Gathering, Sig Ep Lodge

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Jack Gibbons concert, Halliehurst

5 to 6:30 p.m. - Young Alumni Happy Hour with Chris Gilligan

5:30 to 7 p.m. - Baseball and Softball Social

6:30 p.m. - Homecoming Banquet & Alumni Awards Ceremony

9 p.m. - Alumni Party with DJ, Icehouse

10 p.m. 12:30 a.m. - Student Homecoming Dance, Halliehurst


9 a.m. - 1904 Society and Heritage Society Breakfast, Madden Student Center Timms Lounge

10:30 a.m. - Chapel and Memorial Service

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Alumni Farewell Brunch, Myles Center for the Arts Lobby

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Alpha Sigma Phi Reunion BBQ.

1 p.m. - Homecoming Tennis Tournament. Free to D&E Alumni. $10 entry fee for non-alumni, Katherine S. Thomas Tennis Courts

Additional information is available by contacting Wendy Morgan at or 304-637-1341.



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