SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, October 26, 2013
For details, or to assist with the reunion committee, please call the Alumni Center at 1-800-282-8798, ext. 5384, or e-mail
Thursday, October 24
“Come One, Come All”
Student Film Festival, Folger Auditorium
Friday, October 25
Noon – 6 p.m.
“Quiet on set... meeting in progress!”
National Alumni Board Meeting, Mitchell Board Room
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“You have to ask yourself—Do ya feel lucky?”
Blood Drive and Fund Drive, located in front of Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center
What better way to celebrate the past than by giving someone their future? History is in the making and “you can play an essential role!” Stop by and ask about honorary, memorial and legacy gift giving. Naming opportunities are still available. Because you have been blessed, please come out, donate and feel good about giving back!
“Walking tour of the set for SCENE 107”
Join a SWU ambassador for a guided tour, which begins in front of the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Drop-In “Premier Party” with a film producer at the home of President Todd and Julie Voss, 201 Fernway Drive, Central. Alumni, faculty, staff and students are welcome.
5 and 7 p.m.
Head down the hill for a “Double Feature” of Women’s and Men’s Warrior Soccer as your SWU Warriors dominate on Childs Field.
Class of 1963 - 50-year reunion - dessert reception hosted in The Founders.
Saturday, October 26
7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Stop by the Welcome Tent, located at the SWU entrance beside the new putting green. Test your putting skills while you mingle with the newest members of SWU’s faculty and staff. The first 50 alumni to check in at the Homecoming Welcome Tent will be given a chance to putt for a prize! You can putt or request one of our new employees to putt for you.
“General Crew Call”
Race Registration/Check-In for RUN 2 FALL 5K, sponsored by SWU staff council. Race start/finish will be located at 215 Clayton Street at the new track and field complex.
• 8 a.m., RUN 2 FALL 5K Kid’s Race
• 8:15 a.m., RUN 2 FALL 5K Adult Race
8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
“Meet You in the Green Room!”
Looking for a place to hang out and chat with old friends? Enjoy coffee in the “Green Room,” located on the second floor of the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center. This is the perfect place to wait before Chapel!
“Lights, Camera, Action!”
Don’t miss 2013 Homecoming Chapel in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center. Dr. Laura (Tossey) Austin (Class of 2002) will share her experience as an executive film producer. Come hear how God is using film media to outreach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CHAPEL
“Start The Press!”
Mrs. Joy Bryant, director of alumni relations, will host the celebration of Dr. Bob Black’s (Class of 1967) new book release. She will assist Dr. Black in presenting complimentary copies of this book to donors that have contributed a minimum of $100 to the Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center. Dr. Black’s latest release, “To Serve the Present Age,” is a commemorative book highlighting the history of the iconic building and the ministries of Dr. Roy S. Nicholson and Dr. Virgil A. Mitchell, along with others who will be honored.
“All Cast Lunch”- with several options
All Alumni are invited to a ticketed lunch. Cost: $15 per person This will be a buffet lunch with special recognition of those celebrating milestone reunions (1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, and 2003). It is a pleasure to welcome back those having graduated more than 50 years ago, also known as the “Real Senior Class.”
Looking for a more relaxed and child-friendly setting? Try the all you can eat food bar in the newly remodeled SWU cafeteria. Pay at the Door: $7.50
Throughout the day you may want to just grab a sandwich. If so, The Snack Shop is the place to go... Located beside the SWU bookstore, on the lower level of the Jennings Campus Life Center.
Noon – 4 p.m.
Children’s Inflatable Games
The fun is for everyone! Kids of all ages will find the Children’s Zone located beside the Rickman Library. NO AGE LIMIT
Catch a FREE matinée show of Dr. Austin’s film, “Turned Upside Down,” showing in Ellenburg Lecture Hall.
“Tour the SWU Set”
Another chance for a walking tour of the set for SCENE 107! Join a SWU ambassador for a guided tour and the history of the campus. Campus Tours begin in front of the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
SWU Baseball Tryouts
Stop by the baseball diamond and be the first to see the future of SWU baseball! SWU’s Annual Baseball Recruit Day will take place at Dr. C. Keith Connor Field. Enjoy watching players demonstrate their skills.
“Back to the Future”
Women’s Alumni Basketball Game at Tysinger Gymnasium
Are they as good as they once were? Come out and watch former members return to the court!
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Barbecue will be located across from Childs Soccer Field at Bryant Lodge. Join current students, alumni, friends and family for dinner. Guest tickets will be $7 per person and SWU students will use their ID.
Live Music will be played at Bryant Lodge, sponsored by Build and Bridge project. We have several SWU alumni with a passion to make a difference in Haiti. Dr. Joshua Paul (Class of 1981) and recent SWU graduate Palmer Dill have organized an event for you to enjoy live music and a bit of Haitian culture. There will be more information available at their display table or you can visit buildandbridge.org.
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The SWU Women’s and Men’s Soccer team will be showcased under the lights at Childs Field. At mid-field during hafltime of the women's soccer game, we will welcome back Warrior Hall of Fame members whose Jersey numbers have been retired. The Student Government Association will present the 2013 Homecoming Coronation at mid-field during halftime of the Men’s game.
9 p.m. – Midnight
“That’s a Wrap”
Moonlight Madness for the night owls can be found at SWU’s Historic Tysinger Gymnasium.
Sunday, October 27
Join area SWU alumni pastors—“in action!”
SERVICE TIMES AND CHURCH LOCATIONS:
Alive Wesleyan, 136 Chastain Rd., Central, S.C. Rev. Tom Harding (‘91) – Services at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Trinity Wesleyan, 700 Issaqueena Trail, Central, S.C. Speakers will be Milton Todd (‘70), Larry French, Sr. (‘80) and Susan Gray (‘80) - Service at 10:30 a.m.
Smith Chapel, 735 Golden Creek Rd., Liberty, S.C. Rev. Scott Uselman (‘07) – Service at 11 a.m.
Mt. Olivet Wesleyan, 302 Mt. Olivet Rd., Six Mile, S.C. Rev. Aaron Gadsby (Class of ‘13) – Service at 11 a.m.
Pickens View Wesleyan, 744 Bethlehem Ridge Road, Pickens, S.C. Rev. Lewis
Edwards (‘70) – Service at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 30
Homecoming week continues with Board of Trustees Meetings, the dedication of the new Track and Field Complex and SWU Donor Appreciation Dinner.
Thursday, October 31
Continuation of Board of Trustees Meetings
Women’s Basketball, Tysinger Gymnasium
Come out and support your Lady Warriors against Barber-Scotia! SWU’s Student Government Association will bring the 2013 Homecoming week to a close with “Monster Bash!” The location will be announced during the Homecoming Celebrations.