Homecoming 2011


Homecoming 2011

Event Details

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR HOMECOMING 2011 IS NOW CLOSED.  You may register on-site Friday and Saturday for a late fee of $10 per family (a family consists of up to 6 people).

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Thursday, September 22
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School of Dentistry Alumni Reunion
6 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier College Church (lower level)
Reminisce with your classmates as we present the School of Dentistry Alumni Merit Award.  To register, please call 314-977-8335.

School of Public Health Scholarship Dinner and Award Ceremony
6 p.m.
St. Louis Room, Busch Student Center
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the School of Public Health at SLU we invite you to join in the celebration at the fourth annual Scholarship Dinner and Award Ceremony.  An invitation will be mailed separately.  Register online at alumni.slu.edu/sphscholarship11.

The Great Issues Committee presents Common
"One Day, It Will All Make Sense"
7 p.m.

Wool Ballrooms, Busch Student Center

Before the speech, SLU's dance ensemble, XQuisit, will choreograph a performance to his music.  Common will then present to the University community about his new book, with a Q&A session to follow.  After the lecture, guests will have the opportunity to meet him, and get their books signed (books will be available for purchase).

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Friday, September 23
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School of Law CLE 
12 to 12:50 p.m.
Morrissey Hall, Room 02
Implementing Health Care Reform: Legal & Policy Issues
Presented by: Professor Thomas L. Greaney, Director, Center for Health Law Studies; Chester A. Myers Professor of Law 

College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Panel Discussion, Awards Ceremony and Reception
3 to 4 p.m. – Panel Discussion
4 to 5 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
5 to 6 p.m. – Reception

Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 2011 Arts and Sciences Alumni Merit winners.

Music Program "All Steinway School" Celebration
4 to 6 p.m. – Reception
Xavier Hall
Join us as SLU receives three new pianos from Steinway Gallery and begins its designation as an "All Steinway School."
Light refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. For more information, please contact: Julia Sewall, 314-977-2410 (jsewall@slu.edu) or Dr. Pamela Dees, 314-977-2412 (deespy@slu.edu

Business School Reception 
5 to 6 p.m.
Cook Hall Atrium
Join Dean Ellen Harshman, faculty, staff and fellow alumni from the John Cook School of Business as we honor our Golden Billikens and all past Alumni Excellence Award recipients.

School of Law Trivia Night
6 to 7 p.m., Happy Hour
7 to 10 p.m.,  Trivia

Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom
$20 per person, tables of 8
Gather your friends for 10 rounds of 10 questions for some friendly competition. Price includes beer, wine, soda and food (please, no outside food or drink). 

Department of Psychology 85th Anniversary Dinner & Dance 
6 to 10 p.m.
Saint Louis Room, Busch Student Center
$50 per person
In honor of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University and the 50th anniversary of our Doctoral degree programs, we invite you to join us as we celebrate our past achievements and Psychology’s bright future at the University.

Taste of Midtown
6 to 8 p.m.
Hotel Ignacio Park
$10 per person
Join us for this first-ever Friday night celebration, with a chance to explore the tastes and sounds of the Midtown area - with food from some of the area’s best food and drink establishments - all set on the grounds of Hotel Ignacio, the area's newest boutique hotel.

Golden Billiken Dinner, Class of 1961
6 to 10 p.m.
DuBourg Hall, Pere Marquette Gallery
$45 per person
It’s time to celebrate the class of 1961!  Join us for cocktails, dinner and music in the beautifully restored Sinquefield Stateroom of DuBourg Hall.

Young Alumni / 0 Year Reunion
6:30 p.m.
Humphrey’s Patio
$5 per person
Join fellow 2000-2011 graduates for a fun night out at Humphrey’s.

25-Year Reunion, Class of 1986 
10-Year Reunion, Class of 2001 

7 p.m.
Humphrey’s Patio
Join your class at Humphrey’s to help kick-off Homecoming weekend.

SLU vs. Charlotte, Women’s Volleyball
7 p.m.
Chaifetz Pavilion
Free admission with your alumni registration.

SLU vs. Missouri, Men’s Ice Hockey
7:45 p.m.
Webster Groves Ice Arena (off campus at 33 E. Glendale Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
Pay at the door- admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children
For more information, visit http://www.billikenshockey.com/.

Saturday, September 24
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Parks College Fly-In Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 
Parks Airport, Cahokia, IL 
$7 per person

Public Interest Law Group Ambulance Chase 5K Run / 3K Walk
9 a.m. 
Lipic Clock Tower Plaza
$20 per person; $25 per person if registered after Sept. 18
Participants receive a t-shirt, refreshments and a chance to win various prizes.

Advanced Sword Fighting Workshop
9 a.m. to Noon
DuBourg Hall, Refectory Hall (room 157)
Bob Charron, a scholar on the medieval art of fighting, will provide instruction to interested students who have some experience in medieval styles of sword fighting.  Topics may include tempo, measure, finding entrance, and stretto maneuvers.  For additional information and to register, please e-mail Thomas at trowlan1@slu.edu.  

Parks College and Institute of Technology Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony & Reception 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   
Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 2011 Alumni Merit winners.

Career Services Presentation: Job Searching
10 a.m.
Busch Student Center, rooms 253 A & D
Join presenter, Kim Reitter, Ed.D., Director of Career Services, to learn useful job search strategies that will help you gain a competitive edge.

School of Nursing Open House
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Nursing Building, Medical Center
Join alumni and friends of the SLU School of Nursing for an open house, including tours of the newly renovated Learning Simulation Laboratory and Heritage Hall.

Department of Psychology Open House
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Shannon Hall
Join alumni and friends of the SLU Department of Psychology for an open house, including tours of the research labs as well as the Psychological Services Center and the Center for Application of Behavioral Sciences.

School of Nursing Lunch and Alumni Merit Award Presentation
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nursing Building, Medical Center
$10 per person
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the SLU School of Nursing for lunch as we celebrate Nursing graduates during Homecoming Weekend.

Doisy College of Health Sciences Lunch and Alumni Merit Award Presentation
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Allied Health Building, Multipurpose Room (Third Floor)
$10 per person
Take part in this special lunch as we present the Doisy College of Health Sciences Alumni Merit Award. 

School of Law Lunch and Learn
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Morrissey Hall, Room 303
SLU LAW faculty share their interdisciplinary interests outside of the classroom in this lunch and learn panel.  Box lunch available for purchase ($7).

College of Arts & Sciences “Meet the Dean” Reception
Noon to 1 p.m.
Busch Student Center
Visit with the newly appointed dean, Michael D. Barber, S.J., to hear about highlights of the college.

Sword Fighting Demonstration
1 to 3 p.m. 
University Quad
Join the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies for demonstrations of authentic medieval techniques of fighting with sword, dagger, spear, and others. 
Grand Center’s “Dancing in the Street”
1 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the kickoff of Grand Center’s fall art season. Please visit http://www.grandcenter.org/ for more information.

Campus Tram Tours
1 to 4 p.m. 
See the wonderful developments happening around campus on this special tram tour.  Trams will be boarding from the Georgetown Loop, behind Greisedieck Hall.

Pius Library Tours
1 p.m.
Remember studying at the library when you were a student? See the updates and changes to SLU's Pius Library!

Family Fun Area
1 to 5 p.m.
University Quad
Joins us for games, treats and fun for Billikens of all ages.

Tour the newest facilities at the Medical Center: Health Sciences Education Union and Recreation Stadium
1 to 3 p.m.
Medical Center
Located in the heart of the Medical Center, the brick and glass 30,000-square foot Education Union is a learning and social gathering place. With a focus on interprofessional education, the Education Union provides many ways for students from the different colleges and schools at the Medical Center to collaborate. Located just steps from the Education Union, the recreation stadium features a NCAA regulation-size soccer field encircled by an eight-lane, 400-meter, NCAA-regulation track.

Parks College & Institute of Technology Open House
1 to 4 p.m.
McDonnell Douglas Hall
Join alumni and friends of Parks College and the Institute of Technology for an open house, including tours of the historic timeline and new civil engineering labs, aviation simulations, student project displays and more!

“Back to Class”
Join us for two special faculty presentations!
◊  The Archaeology of Saint Louis University 
1:30 to 2:15 p.m. 
Busch Student Center, 253 A & D
Join presenter Dr. Tom Finan, from the Department of History and the Director of the Center for International Studies, to learn more about the landscape history of Saint Louis University and how we are literally walking on St. Louis' past.
◊  College Life in the Movies
3 to 4 p.m. 
Busch Student Center, rooms 251 A & B
Hear from a panel of faculty members as they discuss the ways in which college life has been depicted on the silver screen, with clips from some of their favorite (and perhaps least favorite) films.   The faculty panelists include:
Dr. James Scott, Professor of English and Director of the SLU Film Studies Certificate Program
Dr. Paaige Turner, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Vijay Dixit, Professor of Physics
Dr. Mike Shaner, Professor of Management
Dr. Avis Meyer, Professor of Communication

School of Law Family Day    
1 to 1:50 p.m. Classroom experience lecture presented by a faculty member
2 to 3:15 p.m. Panel discussion: Get an inside view of the experiences of a law student from the perspectives of alumni, current students, faculty, parents and spouses.
Morrissey Hall, Room 303

Concert and Ice Cream Social
2 to 4 p.m.
University Quad (Rain Location: DuBourg Hall, room 157)
Enjoy frozen custard from Ted Drewes while listening to music from local band, Griffin & the Gargoyles.

Toy Story 3 on Ice
3 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena 
$20 per person
The toys are back in town – Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3.

School for Professional Studies Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony and Reception
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Brouster Hall Foyer
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the SLU School for Professional Studies as we present the 2011 Alumni Merit Award.

A Pouring at the Cupples House
4  to 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Cupples House
Enjoy wine and smooth jazz on the patio of the historic Samuel Cupples House.  For more information, please visit cupples.slu.edu.   

Department of Health Informatics and Information Management 75th Anniversary
4 to 6 p.m.
Allied Health Building, Multipurpose Room 
Join alumni, faculty and friends at a reception in celebration of the Department of Informatics and Information Management’s 75th Anniversary.

Business School Alumni Gathering 
4 to 5 p.m.
Cook Hall Atrium
See familiar faces and mingle with faculty, staff and fellow alumni from the John Cook School of Business to enjoy an afternoon dessert!  All alumni and families are welcome.

Billiken Tailgate
5 to 7 p.m.
Tegeler Field (Rain Location: Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms)
Gather with your classmates as Billikens from near and far join together for music, food and fun at the Billiken Tailgate.  Free admission with your alumni registration.

School of Law “Meet the Dean” Reception
5 to 7 p.m.
Vincent C. Immel Atrium, Morrissey Hall
Join fellow SLU LAW alumni and Reunion celebrants for a casual gathering in the Law School Atrium. Stop by anytime to visit with Dean Annette Clark, M.D., J.D.  Hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Homecoming Parade
6  p.m.
Enjoy our traditional golf cart parade, led by University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

Institute of Technology & Parks College 50-Year Reunion, Class of 1961
6 to 8 p.m.
McDonnell Douglas Hall
$15 per person
Reminisce with fellow classmates and celebrate 50 wonderful years!

Men’s Soccer Game & Fireworks
7:30 p.m.
Hermann Stadium
Cheer for the Billikens as they take on the Missouri State Bears in this year’s Homecoming game.  Our annual fireworks show will begin at halftime.  Free admission with your alumni registration.

Sunday, September 25
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Sword Fighting Workshop for Beginners
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Il Monastero
Bob Charron will provide instruction to interested beginning students.  Topics will include understanding the sword, the structure of the fight, tempo, and the system of postas.  No experience necessary. Please, no children under the age of 14.   For additional information and to register, please e-mail Thomas at mailto:trowlan1@slu.edu 

Alumni Mass
10:30 a.m.
St. Francis Xavier College Church
Submit prayer intentions at  alumni.slu.edu/homecomingprayers. All intentions will be remembered in the Sunday Mass. 

Golden Billiken Brunch (Class of 1961 & Earlier)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier College Church, lower level
Take part in this special brunch to wrap up the weekend with your fellow Golden Billiken.

Brunch with the Billiken
11:30 a.m.
Wool Ballroom, Busch Student Center
$20 adult, $12 child

SLU vs. George Washington, Women’s Volleyball
1 p.m. 
Chaifetz Pavilion
Free admission with your alumni registration.

Contact Information
One Grand Blvd
DuBourg Hall, 3rd Floor
Saint Louis, MO 63103

Date & Location
Date: 9/22/2011 to 9/25/2011
Location: Saint Louis University
Varied Locations