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Homecoming Schedule 2018
Homecoming Weekend is April 12-15!
If you can't be here in person, join us on our live-stream for First and Second Sabbath Services in the Keene Church, starting Sabbath at 9:00am. Watch on our Facebook page or on the Keene Church Youtube Channel.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Registration | 1:00–5:00pm | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center
Homecoming Banquet | 6:30pm | Committee of 100 Cafeteria
Friday, April 13, 2018
Annual Golf Classic | 8:00am, Registration begins at 7:00am | The Retreat (7725 FM 1434, Cleburne, TX )
Breakfast with Bev | 9:00am | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center
Start your morning with a hot drink, pastries, and fruit. Chat with Bev Mendenhall, our beloved former Alumni Director
for nearly twenty years, and reminisce while browsing through yearbooks. Everyone is welcome.
Registration | 1:00pm–4:00 pm | Hopps Museum & Welcome Center
Campus Tours | 1:00pm–3:00 pm | Findley Administration Building
Hardhat Tour | 3:00pm–5:00 pm | Larry R. Moore Building
University Singers Concert | 7:30pm | Keene SDA Church
Sabbath, April 14, 2018
Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church
First Service Speaker: Elder Ron Halvorsen, Jr | 9:00am
Sanctuary Sabbath School Speaker: Presented by the 25 year class with speaker Dr. Ingo Sorke | 10:15am
Elevate, Middle Service: Buster Swoopes, Jr. | 10:15am
Chapel Sabbath School: Department of Music Concert | 10:15am
Second Service Speaker: Elder Ron Halvorsen, Jr | 11:30am
Alumni-Community Potluck | 1:30pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium (If possible, bring a dish to pass)
Class Reunion Photos | 2:30pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium
Honor classes: 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013
Departmental Open Houses
Dinosaur Science Museum and Research Center: bottom floor of Scales Hall from open 2:00-5:00pm
Computer Science Open House | Scales Hall, bottom floor | 3-5:00pm
Retirement Reception honoring Dr. Judy Laue, hosted by the English Department at Hopps Museum from 2:00-5:00 pm
Retirement Reception honoring Dr. Bill Kilgore, hosted by the Religion Department at the Barron Building from 3:00-5:00pm
Retirement Reception honoring Lolita Valdez, hosted by the Nursing Department at Meadows Gallery 3:00-5:00pm
Evening Concert Performance featuring In Unity* | 6:30pm | Keene SDA Church
Class Parties | 8:00pm
Young Alumni Party
(1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013)
Hosted by Kisha Norris (BS ’03, ‘08) and Dawn Walker (BS ’98)
Keene Seventh-Day Adventist Church Youth Sabbath School Room
30th & 35th Reunion Class Party
Hosted by Denise Lauterbach Solis (Att ‘88)
Southwestern Adventist University Student Center
40th Reunion Class Party
Hosted by Mickey Johnson (BA ’78) and Nancy (Voegele) Schneider (BS ’78)
360 Restaurant (111 Old Betsy Rd, Keene, TX 76059)
45th Reunion Class Party
(1973; earlier classes welcome)
Hosted by Danny Roberts (Att ’73)
Danny Roberts’ home
Classes of ’58, ’63, and ’68 (50, 55, and 60 Year) and earlier (50-Year+)
Hosted by Yddo (’62) & Mary Ortiz, Helen (Davis) Bailey (’63)
Keene Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall
Knights Unite Basketball & Volleyball Classic | 8:00pm | Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium
Featuring basketball and volleyball Alumni vs Students games
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Keene About Running 5k | 7:15am registration, 8:00am start | Meet at Mizpah Gate, benefiting SWAU athletics -POSTPONED to later date because of unforeseen circumstances due to construction. New date will be announced.
Disc Golf Tournament | 8:30am registration, 9:00pm start. | Rex E Callicott Student Park
Benefit Breakfast Buffet | 9:00-10:30am | Student Center | $7 for a hearty, Southwestern-style breakfast in support of student missions!
Knights Unite Alumni vs Students Soccer Games | 10:00am | Bainum Soccer Field
Young Alumni BBQ | 2:00pm | Bainum Field Concession Stand | A young alumni BBQ, complete with all of the southern fixin’s!
*In Unity is a male singing group that proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ through acapella music. Combining traditional gospel with jazz and pop, In Unity has been ministering to audiences since 1991. They released their first album, “Once Upon A Chord” in 1996, followed by their sophomore album “Life To You” in 1999. In Unity has traveled the world sharing the gospel in music, and has had the privilege of opening for such artists as Acapella, GLAD, Cindy Morgan, and Anointed.