Homecoming Weekend 2020 Schedule

Registration and ticket pick-up

Thursday, April 23 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4th floor Administration Building
5:30 - 6 p.m. WEC Alumni Gymnasium; ticket pick-up only
Friday, April 24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4th floor Administration Building
Sabbath, April 25 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. University Church, outside front entrance

Art Gallery

Thursday, April 23 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 24 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sabbath, April 25 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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April 23


Homecoming Banquet – TICKETED EVENT - $25
Winter Educational Complex, Alumni Gymnasium | 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening celebrating this year's homecoming theme, Mosaic Moments—Celebrating art, service, and a time honored space, with special presentations, a campus update by WWU President, John McVay, Alumni of the Year recognition, delicious food, and wonderful music. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 P.M.

April 24


50-Year Reunion Breakfast – TICKETED EVENT - $15
Kellogg Hall, Alaska Room | 8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a WWU update with your fellow '70 class members.

Student Development Center
Village Hall Lower Level | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Visit the Student Development Center to discover how you can support current students in their career path development.

Awards Celebration
University Church, Sanctuary | 11:00 a.m.
Join our WWU family as we honor student scholarship recipients and pay tribute to the alumni and friends who make these scholarships possible.

Eugene Winter Golf Classic & Dinner – TICKETED EVENT - $150 
REGISTER AT www.wallawalla.edu/golf 
Veterans Memorial Golf Course, 201 E Rees Ave | Shotgun start 12:00 p.m. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy playing at Walla Walla’s own Country Club. Entry fee includes green fee, golf cart rental, dinner, and a gift. All proceeds benefit Walla Walla University Athletics.  ENTRY DEADLINE:  April 19 or until full. Register before March 15 to receive an early-bird special (registration $125).

Alumni Luncheon & Business Meeting – TICKETED EVENT - $15
University Church, Fellowship Hall | 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious meal, learn about alumni programs, and hear a report of the alumni activities this past year. You may attend this event without purchasing lunch.  LIMITED TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT.

Seminar: "Seeking the Sabbath: Milton's Search—and Mine—for the meaning of the Fourth Commandment"
Peterson Memorial Library, Reference Room | Karen Clausen-Brown '07 and English faculty | 2:00 p.m.

WWU English Professor Karen Clausen-Brown examines the poet John Milton’s fascination with the Sabbath. She shows how she’s used the library’s digital resources to discover what Milton’s seventeenth-century contemporaries were saying about the Sabbath and to uncover the poet’s own surprising ideas about the day. 

Seminar: “Five Steps to Better Health”
HAC second floor board room | 3:00 p.m. | Jacquiline Crombie Stonas '96 

Maximize your quality of life!  From mental health to physical health this will cover 5 practical steps you can start doing TODAY to gain energy and clarity of mind. 

Jacqueline Stonas has always been intrigued by all things health related. Her education at WWU included earning a health minor. She is a mom of three current WWU students and enjoys cooking, keeping up on the latest health research, and being involved in her community.

Family Swim
Winter Educational Complex, Pool | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Specifically planned for families and children – free swim at the WEC Pool. Life guard on duty; parent must accompany children.

Seminar: "Joy in Art"
ADM, Room 117 | 2:00 p.m. | Joel Henriques '97

Joel Henriques explores the connection between visual and emotional responses to playful, positive, functional design and how it helps us live more joyfully artful lives.

Joel Henriques is the artist, father, and writer behind the blog Made by Joel and book Made to Play! After receiving a B.A. in Fine Art in 1997, he has since had many shows in Portland and California, and is often featured on art and design blogs from all over the world. Joel has also created illustrations and art projects for kids by collaborating with many companies, including Disney, and the Portland Art Museum. Joel lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon.

Seminar: "You are a Possibility — Never a Disability”
ADM 116, Room 154 | 3:00 p.m | Larry Evans '70 

Larry Evans ’70 presents a motivational seminar to change the way we think about ourselves and others. Larry has served as pastor, associate ministerial director, church consultant, director of multicultural ministries, stewardship director, and various administrative posts including conference secretary, conference president, assistant to conference and division presidents, and as the General Conference Undersecretary.  He is now Assistant to the General Conference President for Adventist Possibility Ministries.  Larry is married to Carolyn (Bigger) Evans ‘69.  They have two sons and five grandchildren.

27th Annual Randy Yaw Pi Contest
Kretschmar Hall, Physics Lecture Hall, Room 107 | 3:14 p.m.
Enjoy a slice of pie and watch students recite digits of Pi. The record for this contest is 1,773 digits! First place winner receives a $314.15 scholarship.

Art Walk and Monument Tour
Administration Building, front of building | time TBA
Join Dan Lamberton '71, and English faculty, and Terrie Aamodt, English faculty, on an art walk and tour of the university's art and monuments. The tour will begin in the front of the Administration Building and will end at the Clyde and Mary Harris Art Galley.​​

Committee of 500 Appreciation Dinner
Kellogg Hall, Alaska Room| 5:30 p.m.
Executive officers of the Committee of 500 invite members and prospective members to the annual business meeting and dinner. Meal compliments of Alumni and Advancement Services.

Piano Vespers
Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center, Auditorium | 6:30 p.m.
A concert of solo piano music performed by students of Professor Jinhyang Park, assistant professor of music.

PRISM Vespers
University Church, Sanctuary | 8:00 p.m.
Welcome the Sabbath with a program of sacred music, designed as a PRISM concert by the Walla Walla University Department of Music. Doors close promptly at 8 p.m. No late entry.

April 25


Bird Walk
Rigby Hall Parking Lot | 6:30 a.m.
Early risers are invited to join Joe Galusha ’68, professor emeritus of biology, David Cowles ’78, biology faculty, and David Lindsey, chair of biological sciences, for a nature walk. This iconic and cherished event was introduced in 1976.

First Serve | 9:30 a.m.
University Church | Joe Kidder '80, professor of Christian ministry and coordinator for DMin evanflishm and church growth concentration at Andrews University | "For Jesus sake".

Following more than 20 years of successful work, Dr. Joseph Kidder has been teaching at the SDA Theological seminary at Andrews University for the last 19 years. He travels extensively, teaching people and churches how to have a vibrant and authentic walk with God. Dr. Kidder has written several bestselling books and numerous articles on worship, church growth, and spiritual growth. The main thing about Dr. Kidder is that he loves Jesus and wants everyone to love Him. Dr. Kidder met his wife Denise Kidder ’69 WWU, they have been married 39 years, and they have two children, Jason and Stephanie.

Sabbath Schools
Various Locations | Various Times (see WWU Church Bulletin at www.wwuchurch.org)

50-Year Reunion Sabbath School
Heubach Chapel | 10:30 a.m.
Members of the Class of '70 present a special reunion Sabbath School for classmates and friends.

School of Theology Sabbath School
Village Hall | 10:30 a.m.
As part of a special commemoration, School of Theology Sabbath School is meeting in Village Hall. Enjoy a lesson study led Carl Cosaert, dean of School of Theology.

Second Service | 11:45 a.m.
University Church | Eileen States '95, chaplain and bible teacher at Fletcher Academy |"Pivotal Moments"

It is our RESPONSE to difficult situations that determines the course of our lives.  States is currently in her 9th year as Chaplain and Bible teacher at Fletcher Academy in western North Carolina. Prior to moving to North Carolina, States pastored for 6 years in the Washington Conference. She says the driving force behind her passion for living and breathing and teaching about God is to be able to defend His character and help others see Him for who He really is in all of His goodness. She and her husband Eric have four amazingly talented and crazy teenagers, Tyler, Micah, Jaycie and Jaymie.  

Sabbath Lunch - TICKETED EVENT $15
Winter Education Complex, Alumni Gymnasium | 1:00 p.m.
Come fellowship with friends and classmates, and enjoy a catered Sabbath lunch. DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 p.m.

Honor Class Reunions and Photos | 2:00 - 6:00 p.m..
Various locations, see schedule below.
Reconnect with your classmates from 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2010.

Vanguards (graduates from 1959 and before)
Photo: WEC Gym | 2:20 p.m.
Reunion: WEC, Room 226 | 2:45 p.m. | TBA, class host

Class of 1960
Photo: WEC Gym | 2:00 p.m.
Reunion: WEC, Room 225 | 2:30 p.m. | Bob Bond, class host

Class of 1965
Photo: WEC Gym | 3:20 p.m.
Reunion: WEC, Room 217 | 3:45 p.m. | Gerry Miller, class host

Class of 1970
Photo: WEC Gym | 2:50 p.m.
Reunion: HAC, second floor board room | 3:30 p.m. | Lester Riter, class host

Class of 1975
Photo: WEC Gym | 3:40 p.m.
Reunion: WEC, Room 139 | 4:00 p.m. | Gary Lynn Reiber, class host

Class of 1980
Reunion: CTC, Room 128 | 2:00 p.m. | Jeff Kinne, class host
Photo: WEC Gym | 4:20 p.m.

Class of 1985
Reunion: Bowers Hall, Room 201 | 3:15 p.m. | TBA, class host
Photo: WEC Gym | 5:50 p.m.

Class of 1990
Reunion: WEC, Room 209 | 3:00 p.m. | Michael John Devitt, class host
Photo: WEC Gym | 5:30 p.m.

Class of 1995
Reunion: CTC, Room 105 | 2:45 p.m. | Gerry Larson, class host
Photo: WEC Gym | 5:10 p.m.

Class of 2000
Reunion: CTC, Room 305 | 2:30 p.m. | Greg McCulloch, class host
Photo: WEC Gym | 4:50 p.m.

Class of 2010
Reunion: HAC, first floor Heritage Room | 2:15 p.m. | TBA, class host
Photo: WEC Gym | 4:00 p.m.

Alleluias and Meditations
University Church Sanctuary | 4:00 p.m.

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society Induction
University Church, Heubach Chapel | 5:00 p.m.
Join the School of Social Work and Sociology faculty in recognizing its honor students.

Department of Art Open House
Fine Arts Centerl | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy food and conversation, and a relaxing chance to visit with professors and fellow alumni. Be sure to stop by your favorite study places and creative spaces, or admire the art that brightens our campus.

Department Suppers
6–7 p.m. Various locations Visit with your favorite teachers and fellow alumni. Suppers begin at 6 p.m.

Art, Communications and Languages, English, History and Philosophy
Fine Arts Center | Breads and salads

Biology and Chemistry
Rigby Hall, Courtyard | Breads and salads

School of Business
Bowers Hall, Lobby | Light Supper Reception

School of Education and Psychology
Smith Hall, Lobby and Room 202 | Soups and Sandwiches

Edward F. Cross School of Engineering
Walla Walla Valley Academy, Multipurpose Room | Bread and salad potluck

Health and Physical Education
Winter Education Complex, Room 142 | Salad supper

Math, Computer Science, and Physics
University Church, Youth Room | Sandwiches and salads

The Department of Music invites alumni and friends to the 4:00 p.m. Alleluias and Meditations concert and the 7:00 p.m. Evensong, both events take place in the University Church Sanctuary.

School of Nursing
Fellowship Hall, University Church | Light supper

Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology
Winter Educational Complex, Room 215 | Supper

Canaday Technology Center, Room 129 | Breads and salads

School of Theology
Kellogg Hall, Student Association Center | Supper

University Church Sanctuary | 7:00 p.m.
Close the Sabbath with our 50+-year tradition of sacred music and spoken word.

Student Missions Reunion
Havstad Alumni Center, lower level | 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy sweet treats and conversation with fellow SM Alumni in celebration of 60 years of student missions

On Stage at Village Hall
Village Hall | 8:00 p.m.A theater festival event in celebration of Village Hall’s 100th anniversary.

April 26


Richard J. Kegley Memorial Fun Run/Walk – TICKETED EVENT - $15 ($5 for current WWU students) REGISTER AT www.wallawalla.edu/homecoming 
Winter Education Complex, North Entrance | 7:30 a.m.
Join WWU Running Club for a 5K run/walk. Early registration at 6:45 a.m. All proceeds go to worthy student scholarships.

22nd Annual Car Show – TICKETED EVENT - $5 to enter vehicle
Havstad Alumni Center Parking Lot | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Attend and vote for your favorite car from over 100 entries. Enjoy lunch on the lawn, proceeds go to WWU Auto Club.

To register your vehicle, visit wallawalla.edu/car-show or call Alumni and Advancement Services at 1-(800) 377-2586. All entry car must be in the lot by 9:00 a.m.


    Complimentary WiFi
    Complimentary wireless Internet is available. Search for the "WWU-Guest" network within 20 feet of any WWU building.

    Homecoming 2021
    Mark your calendars for Homecoming Weekend 2021, April 22-25

    Thank You
    A special thank you to current WWU students. From graphic design to assisting with the Fun Run/Walk, weekend staffing, providing trophies for the Car Show, musical talent, and hours of detailed preparation, their contributions have added a special touch to this homecoming weekend.

    University Bookstore
    The University Bookstore is offering a 25 percent discount on one WWU-branded item during weekend hours.

    Clyde and Mary Harris Art Gallery | Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center
    Works by alumni on display.

    • Thursday 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Sabbath 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Havstad Alumni Center Visiting Hours

    Thursday, April 23                              8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday, April 24                                    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Sunday, April 26                                  8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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