NNU’s Homecoming & Family Weekend will celebrate its 100-year anniversary beginning at its Homecoming & Family Weekend November 8-11. In addition to the homecoming traditions of drama, music, athletics and organized class reunions, several special events such as the Samaritan Hospital Reunion, Athletic-Literary Reunion and a travel group reunion concert are planned to tell the century-long story of NNU. Festivities commence Thursday, November 8, and conclude Sunday morning, November 11. Community members, alumni and friends are invited to participate in these events.
As part of the centennial celebration one hundred honorees will be awarded Centennial Medallions for their contributions and service to NNU. All 100 recipients will be announced at the Homecoming Chapel & Centennial Kickoff Ceremony on Friday during Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012, and the first 25 recipients will be honored at that time as well. These recipients symbolize the sacrifice, commitment and achievements of hundreds of other alumni and friends of the University.
Two commemorative books of NNU’s history are available to purchase in a set. “Spirit of Place” is a coffee table book of short stories by Professor Emeritus Gaymon Bennett with design by Paul Kinsman, NNU Professor of Art. “Seeking First the Kingdom” is a complete Centennial history book by alumnus and author Dick Etulain. The book is also designed by NNU Professor of Art Paul Kinsman.
Immediately following the Homecoming Chapel & Centennial Kickoff Ceremony, the two authors will be available to discuss their work and sign copies of the books. Historical displays located in the Brandt Center Grand Lobby showcase the University’s humble beginnings and growth through pictures, artifacts and video. The Centennial Walking Tour begins at the Emerson Administration Building and features 12 buildings that were once part of the campus.
For more information or to order tickets, please visit www.nnu.edu/homecoming or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (208) 467-8841.