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Schedule of Events

Friday, September 28th

9:00 am–5:30 pm     Campus Bookstore Open

5:30 pm                    Registration for Recognition Banquet
                                  Musco Technology Center (MTC) 

6:00 pm                    Recognition Banquet—MTC
                                     Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
                                     Ed Thomas Award – Craig Jelinek
                                     Distinguished Career – Melvin Oliver
                                     Distinguished Service – Garold Heslinga
                                     Torch Award – Gene and Barbara Hasley Long
                                     Sigma Phi Sigma Celebrating 50 years
                                     Lonny Wilson Celebrating 40 years

7:00 pm                    Sigma Phi Sigma invite all alumni to join their gathering at Oskaloosa Golf, 2214 S 11th St., Oskaloosa

9:00 pm                    Pep Rally and Carnival—Between Penn Hall and the Union 

Saturday, September 29th

7:00 am                    Registration for Pi Gamma Xi 5K Run/Walk
                                Penn Activity Center (PAC) 

7:30–9:30 am           Alumni Continental Breakfast—PAC, 2nd floor

7:30 am                    5K Start—PAC 

7:30–9:30 am           Registration for all Homecoming Activities—PAC Atrium

8:00 am                    PAC Café Open

8:00–9:00 am           Alumni Association Annual Meeting—PAC, Room 209

8:00 am–Noon         Alumni Authors and Artists Exhibit—PAC, 2nd floor

9:00–10:00 am         Campus Tours—PAC, Meet by 2nd Floor Eagle

10:00 am                  Alumni Baseball Game—Baseball Field

10:00 am                  Alumni Softball Game—Softball Field

10:00 am                  Alumni Women’s Basketball Game—Gymnasium

10:00 am                  Alumni Wrestling—PAC

10:30 am–1:00 pm    Bookstore Hours (table also set up at the game)

11:30 am–1:00 pm    Sigma Phi Sigma Tailgate—Lacey Athletic Complex
                                  ALL alumni invited to join them

1:00 pm                    Presentation of Homecoming Court

1:10 pm                    Special Recognition of Honored Groups:
                                        • 1972 Football Iowa Conference &
                                           Boot Hill Bowl Championship Team
                                        • 2002 Cross Country Teams (both men & women)
                                           MCC Regular Season Titles
                                        • 2001 Softball Team Midwest Collegiate Conference Champs
                                        • 2002 Softball Team Midwest Collegiate Conference Champs
                                        • 2002 Women’s Soccer Team MCC Regular Season & Tournament Titles
                                        • 2002 Volleyball Team MCC Regular Season Title 

1:30 pm                   Kick-Off! WPU vs Olivet Nazarene
                                Halftime Induction of Athletic Hall of Fame
                                Special recognition of WPU 1972 Football Co-Iowa
                                Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champions
                                Athletic Band Performance

5:00–7 :00 pm          Alumni Social—The Peppertree (previously named Stonehenge)
                                2274 US 63, Oskaloosa, 641-673-9191 
                                Located in the “North Room”—Attendees are free to order off the menu at their cost

7:30 pm                    Sigma Phi Sigma Reunion
                                 Dr. Salami’s Bar & Grill (located at Osky Golf), 2214 S 11th St, Oskaloosa
                                 ALL alumni invited to join them for the dance

Author/Artist Extravaganza!

We have discovered that we have many talented alumni authors and artists out there. It’s time to bring them all together for an author/artist extravaganza! We welcome all alumni artist and authors to display their works in the PAC on Saturday, September 29 from 8:00 am−Noon. This is a great opportunity for your fellow alumni to see your talents and possibly make some purchases. Please contact Jill Dursky at or 641-673-1046 for more information or to reserve your space. 

Here are just a few of the alumni artist/authors that have already signed up:
  • Tamra Knox '83 – Drawings, crochet and knitting
  • Alan Campbell ‘79 – Photography
  • Marjorie Vande Wall ‘94 – Pottery, drawings, and paintings
  • Jim Duermeyer ‘68 – Author
  • Donald Andrews ‘68 – Author 
  • Kim Stutting '12 – Hand blown glass, prints, and water color and acrylic paintings
  • Eves Cadwallader '47 – woodworking and candle
  • Dr. David Porter, Faculty – Author
A Continuing Purpose by John Wagoner, WPU President 1984–95 will be available for purchase.