Alumni Engagement

HOMECOMING 2013

Watch here in the coming weeks for updates to the schedule!

The MU Alumni Association wishes to thank the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) for its generous support of Homecoming 2013. PSECU was established more than 75 years ago and is one of the largest credit unions in Pennsylvania, serving more than 380,000 members and has over $3.5 billion in assets. We are proud to partner with them for many of the events this weekend, as well as jump into action with the launch of our new VISA credit card with PSECU. Please extend your appreciation to their representatives throughout the campus this weekend and visit their website at www.psecu.com/Millersvilleaa for all your banking needs. All Millersville alumni are eligible for membership (checking, savings and the new Millersville alumni VISA credit card). For more information, please contact PSECU at 1-800-237-7328 ext. 3872.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dedication of the Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum

Join us for the opening of the newly renovated library. Renovation construction began in the summer of 2011. The renovation will include brand new study rooms, comfortable furniture and natural lighting. The library will be a state-of-the-art facility which will provide unique opportunities for students. A new feature is a 24-hour study space that students will be able to access with a swipe of their ID card. And within this new 24-hour section, there will be an expanded cafe', which will include a Starbucks.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Xi Chi at-Large Chapter  of Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing honor society)

Distinguished lectureship presents: Kelly A. Kuhns, PhD, RN.  The Future of Nursing: Paving the Way Through Education Excellence”

6:00 – 6:30 PM  Reception and Light Refreshment - Ford Atrium

6:30 – 7:00 PM Annual Xi  Chi Awards and Presentations - Myers Auditorium

7:00 – 8:00 PM  Dr. Kelly Kuhns – Myers Auditorium

Free contact hour for continuing education. RSVP by October 11, 2013 to Barbara.Zimmerman@millersville.edu. Community Food Drive –Please bring food or toiletries to donate to Homeless Shelter

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Helen A. Ganser Library and Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum - Self Guided Tours

Visit the Ganser Library for a self-guided tour. See the newly renovated Millersville University Library bringing the facilities into the 21st century, providing students, faculty and community  members with an experience second to none. The library is the heart of the University, where information meets curiosity to produce knowledge in all subjects.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Science and Mathematics Student Research Poster Display - Caputo Hall Lobby

Undergraduate and graduate research projects will be displayed. Admission is free.

8:30 a.m. Homecoming Alumni & Friends Golf Outing - Crossgates Golf Course, Millersville

Open to alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. and there will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and the format of play will be scramble. Fee includes: continental breakfast, greens fee, cart, beverage and snack at the turn, dinner on the pavilion and prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and straightest drive.
Directions to Crossgates Golf Club can be found at their website at www.crossgatesgolf.com - Sponsor: Liberty Mutual
Cost: $115 per person
To register online, click here.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Processional and Inauguration of President John Anderson - Pucillo

On April 1, 2013, Dr. John M. Anderson became the 14th president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment at Millersville, Dr. Anderson was named the 11th president of Alfred State College, Alfred, NY, in March 2008. Between 2004 and 2008, he served as executive vice president and provost at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. This time honored tradition will include students, faculty, staff, alumni, dignitaries from other institutions, community business leaders and legislators.

5 p.m. - Class of 1963 Campus Tour - SMC

Meet at the Student Memorial Center and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty during this special riding tour. Free. Reservations required.To register online, click here.

6 p.m. - Class of 1963 Meet and Mingle - The Campus Grille - $15

50th Anniversary classmates and guests will kick off their reunion weekend with a tour of campus and a casual reception. To register online, click here.

7:30 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Seton Hill - Biemesderfer Stadium

9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Pep Rally - The Quad

A past tradition brought back to life this year. Sponsored by Student Affairs.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Science and Mathematics Student Research Poster Display - Caputo Hall Lobby

Undergraduate and graduate research projects will be displayed. Admission is free.

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. - University Store Open - Student Memorial Center

The University store is your destination for MU apparel and insignia items. Visit in person or check out the store's website. Bookstore phone number is 717-872-3268.

9 a.m. - Baseball Alumni Home Run Derby - Cooper Park Baseball Stadium

Baseball alumni are invited back to take a shot at winning the homecoming home run derby sponsored by Coach John Shehan and the MU Baseball Team. All proceeds benefit baseball operations. For more information, contact John Shehan at jonathan.shehan@millersville.edu.

9 a.m. - Millersville Community Parade, "Halloween Comes to Millersville"

Bands, floats, twirlers, Millersville University’s Skully, marchers, civic groups, fire engines and so much more. Be a part of it or watch the award-winning, annual community/University effort as the two-mile parade winds through the Borough of Millersville, ending near the Student Memorial Center. Truly, one of Lancaster County’s largest parades! Questions? Call the Parade Hotline @ 717-871-2213. NOTE: North George Street, Herr Avenue and Landis Avenue will close at 8:45 a.m. for the parade; alternate routes will be posted on October 24. Parade will run approximately 2 hours. Please allow ample time to reach your destination.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Alumni Tailgate Zone Tent - Biemesderfer Stadium Tent (Street between The Sugar Bowl and the Stadium)

All alumni & families welcome! Kids activities, live DJ, door prizes, hot dogs, beer, and more! Stop by and register for the weekend, pick up reunion materials and spin the prize wheel. Come over to the tent anytime before the game!  To assist us with ordering the correct amount of food please click here to register and let us know how many are in your group. Cost is FREE!

11:30 a.m. - Parade Volunteers Homecoming Luncheon - Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

After the parade and before the game, head on over to Gordinier for a scrumptious buffet including Caesar salad, chicken corn soup, chicken marsala, marinated flank steak, vegetarian lasagna, green bean almondine, oven roasted potatoes, chocolate chip/sugar cookies, brownies, lemon bars, assorted rolls, assorted soft drinks/iced tea, coffee, water. This luncheon is sponsored and partially subsidized by the MU Alumni Association. Reservations required.

12 p.m. - Wrestling Alumni Picnic Lunch - Gordinier, Old Main

All wrestling alumni are invited back to mingle with current wrestlers and coaches and catch up with fellow alumni. For more information call head coach Todd Roberts at 717-872-3795.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Science & Mathematics Alumni Gathering - outside the breezeway of Caputo Hall

School of Science and Mathematics alumni are invited for dessert and beverages. Admission is free.

1 p.m. - Marauder Football vs. Lock Haven - Biemesderfer Stadium, Chryst Field

Marauder fans of all ages are welcome to attend this exciting event! Activities include Hall of Fame Induction, and presentations honoring Seniors and Distinguished Service Alumnus. Tickets required for admission to the game. Halftime: Crowning of the 2013 Charity King and Queen / MU Marching Band Program / Recognition of the Hall of Fame Inductees.

1 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. UPJ - Pucillo

2 p.m. - Campus Tours - Buses leave from the SMC

If you haven't been back to campus in the while take a break from homecoming and relax on an air conditioned bus to see how much the campus has changed since you graduated. Learn about present and future construction projects. Visits to older buildings and sites on campus are also part of the tour. Registration required. To register online, click here.

5 p.m. - Women's Soccer vs. UPJ - Biemesderfer Stadium

5:00 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Tau Gamma Lambda/Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Reunion - Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

On October 26, 2013, the brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Tau Gamma Lambda as the first social fraternity and the beginning of Greek Life at Millersville.  We would like to extend an invitation to you, the Brothers of Tau Gamma Lambda and Sigma Tau Gamma to join us for this year’s Homecoming Celebration. Join fellow brothers at a casual reception featuring an "All American BBQ" and refreshments. For more information, visit http://www.sigtau4life.org or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sigmataugamma. Cost is $20 per person. Register here.

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour for the Athletic Hall of Fame - The Ware Center, Lancaster

5:30 p.m. - Class of 1963 50th Anniversary Reunion, Reception, Class Photo Dinner - Gordinier Hall, Kline and University Rooms

All members of the 1963 class are invited back to campus for a reception, dinner and open bar. $40 per person. Registration required. To register online, click here.

6 p.m. - 50th Anniversary of Greeks at Millersville University Reunion - Loxley's, Heritage Hotel, 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Celebrate 50 years of Greek life on the Millersville University campus. All former members of fraternities and sororities are invited to Loxley’s after the game to catch up with old friends in a casual environment.

6:00 p.m. - 100th Anniversary of Student Senate Reunion - Multi-Purpose Room, SMC

All alumni who served on Student Senate in the past are invited to attend this reception after the football game. Meet fellow senators and mingle with current students who serve on the Student Senate today. For more information, contact Lorie Mahoney ’13, Assistant Director of Reunion Planning and Giving at 717-872-3352 or lorie.mahoney@millersville.edu. Cost: $25. To register online, click here.

6:30 p.m. - Class of 1973 Reunion, Reception and Dinner - Campus Grille

All members of the class of 1973 are invited back to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their graduation from Millersville University. Cost: $25. To register online, click here.

6:30 p.m. - 19th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Reception & Dinner - The Ware Center

Please join us in honoring the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. All are invited to arrive at the Ware Center for a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. For detailed biographies on honorees please visit the athletics website at www.millersvilleathletics.com. All alumni and friends are cordially invited to attend. Reservations required. Cost $35. To register online, click here.

7:30 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. UPJ - Biemesderfer Stadium