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Waynesburg University to celebrate Homecoming 2017

Matthew Stultz Sep 19, 2017

Waynesburg University will host its annual Homecoming celebration Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30. The weekend will invite alumni, staff, faculty and students to join together for a variety of events.

During the two-day celebration, the University will sponsor its 21st Annual Waynesburg University Homecoming 5K Run and Walk, a 50th Reunion Brunch for the Class of 1967 and the Alumni Tent during halftime of the 1:30 p.m. football game on Saturday with the 5th Quarter Steak Cookout immediately following.

“Homecoming is a great time for alumni to come back to campus and reconnect with each other and celebrate being a graduate of Waynesburg University,” said Victoria Beppler, associate director of alumni relations. “There will be many opportunities throughout the weekend to learn more about the history of the University and to get a feel for the current campus life.”

The 6th Annual JacketFest will be held in Johnson Commons beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. This is a family friendly event in which current students and alumni can connect. Various Waynesburg University clubs and organizations will be present to offer something unique and entertaining.

Also on Saturday, the Paul R. Stewart Museum will feature its new exhibit “Do I Know What I’m Doing: The Multifaceted James D. “Fuzzy” Randolph.” The display will illustrate the captivating life, interests and talents of this extraordinary and beloved member of the Waynesburg family who passed away Nov. 10, 2016.

That evening, an encore presentation of “Dearly Beloved,” a comedy described as “the wackiest wedding you’ll ever attend,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.

The special performance will mark Edward L. Powers’ 50th major production at Waynesburg. Powers is a professor of theatre and has been the director of the Theatre Program for 17 years.

The full Homecoming 2017 Weekend schedule:

Friday, Sept. 29

  • Noon – Golf at Greene County Country Club (reservations required)
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Walking History Tour (reservations suggested)
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – President’s Reception at President and Mrs. Lee’s home (reservations required)
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – All Alumni Celebration at the Greene County Country Club, where alumni will celebrate reunion years (reservations suggested)

Saturday, Sept. 30

  • 8:30 a.m. – 21st Annual Waynesburg University Homecoming 5k Run and Walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Paul R. Stewart Museum Open House and Tours
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Walking History Tour (reservations suggested)
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Cross Country and Track Reunion (reservations suggested)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All Alumni Check In at Johnson Commons (or John F. Wiley Stadium from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Jacketfest in Johnson Commons. Bring your family and explore the unique offerings of Waynesburg University clubs and organizations.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Come-and-go Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall
  • 11 a.m. – Dedication of the Waynesburg Unity Trail
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1967 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee at their home (reservations required)
  • 1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis Match at the Athletic Field Complex (4260 W. Roy Furman Highway)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Football Game: Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets vs. Grove City College Wolverines at John F. Wiley Stadium
  • Halftime – Alumni Tent at the Back Gate
  • Post-Game – 5th Quarter Steak Cookout at the back gate of the John F. Wily Stadium (reservations required)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Encore Presentation of “Dearly Beloved” (reservations required)

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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