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Homecoming Weekend 2016

Don’t miss out on this year’s exciting non-athletic Homecoming activities, starting with the Temple Grandin Oppenheimer Lecture on Thursday, a variety of events—including a ceremonial science center beam signing—on Friday, and a full day of events on Saturday.

Thursday, October 6

Oppenheimer Lecture
Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
Temple Grandin, animal welfare advocate and autism activist, will present the College’s Edward H. Oppenheimer lecture, “Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach,” to kick off Homecoming Weekend.

Friday, October 7

Soup and Stories
12 p.m., Mohr Student Center Skybox
Chemistry professor Elizabeth Fischer ’72 will speak about the transformation of the College through her eyes as a student, alumni and faculty member. Soup lunch provided at no cost.

Chemistry Guest Lecture and Professor William Martin Celebration
4 p.m., J300 Science Center 3rd floor
Guest lecturer Alex Grenning ’07, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida, will present his scientific content as a 4:15 seminar for students and alumni followed by a reception for retiring chemistry professor William Martin. As usual, come enjoy refreshments starting at 4 pm.

Ceremonial Beam Signing
Friday 4:30 p.m., Science Center

Donors to the facility are invited to join in a ceremonial beam signing alongside President Schutt and the Board of Trustees.  

Outdoor Movie and Bonfire
7 p.m., Middle Campus Quad
We will be showing Columbia Pictures 2016 summer blockbuster Ghostbusters on the Middle Campus Quad during the bonfire and as a lead in to the fireside performance by Mitch Clark. Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in. Movie theatre snacks will be provided at no cost.

24th Annual John and Katherine Covington Memorial Art Exhibit featuring Sam Jaffe
Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m., Durand Art Gallery, North Campus

Dessert and champagne gallery opening reception Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m. The exhibition features work by the emerging Chicago artist Sam Jaffe, whose critically-acclaimed, whimsical sculptures are bound to delight, amaze, and entertain.

Saturday, October 8

Faculty Celebration Breakfast
Saturday 8:30 a.m., Stuart Commons
See, celebrate, and recognize your some of your all-time favorite faculty and staff.

Homecoming Parade
11:30 a.m., along Sheridan Road
Join us for this long-standing Homecoming tradition.

Spike Gummere Celebration
11:30-1 p.m., Tiernan Trophy Room
Join us as we honor Spike Gummere for his nearly 50 years of service to Lake Forest College.

Fan Fest
11:30 - 5:00 p.m., South Campus
Lively festival area for all students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. Live music on the main stage from Modern Day Romeos followed by Dueling Pianos. Fun, free kids area with bounce houses, face painting, caricaturist, balloon artist and more. No outside beverages permitted. Outside food and small coolers are permitted, and only commercially available grills. No cost to enter. Picnic lunch, beer, wine, and beverages available for purchase on site. F.A.N. Club and Loyalty Circle members can pick up their complimentary food and drink tickets at registration. 

Lake Forest Architectural Tours
1 p.m., 2 p.m., meet at Bookstore
Emeritus College archivist and Lake Forest historian Art Miller leads a trolley tour of Lake Forest.

Silent Film
7:30-9 p.m., Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel
Max Linder’s 1921 “Seven Years Bad Luck” with live musical accompaniment scored by Don Meyer and Danny Robles ’19, Richter Scholar, performed by an alumni ensemble.