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October 16, 2006
University of Dubuque Celebrates Homecoming 2006

University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University's 155th Homecoming celebration, October 25 - 29, 2006. Welcome Home is the theme for this year's gathering of alumni/ae and families.

Highlights of the weekend's activities include:

Wednesday, October 25

7:00 p.m.
Wendt Conference Keynote Speaker, McCormick Gymnasium
Ms. Lynn Brewer, former executive at Enron and author of Confessions of an Enron Executive and Sports Vision will be this year's speaker.

Thursday, October 26

9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wendt Conference, various campus locations

5:30 p.m.
Heritage Society Reception and Dinner, Blades Hall

8:00 p.m.
Wendt Conference Dessert and Concert, Steffens Hall, Myers Center

Friday, October 27

3:00 p.m.
History of the University of Dubuque, Welch Dining Room, Myers Center
Learn about the forthcoming book on the history of the University by Dr. Alvin J. Straatmeyer with a presentation by Joel L. Samuels and Dr. Alvin J. Straatmeyer.

3:45 p.m.
Alumni Choir Social, Alumni Hall

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Alumni Social, Holiday Inn

9:00 p.m.
University Pep Rally, McCormick Gymnasium
Don't miss the announcement of the Homecoming Court nominees and theawarding of the Homecoming Cup.

Saturday, October 28

9:30 a.m.
Charles and Romona Myers Center Dedication, Myers Center
Opening this fall, the Charles and Romona Myers Center has added much needed classroom and office space to campus. Join us as we celebrate this new building and those who made it possible.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Festival, Stoltz Sports Center
Join us for food, fun, and spirit as we get set for the big game. Adding to the atmosphere: inflatables, games, music, and much more!

1:00 p.m.
Spartan Football vs. Simpson College, Chalmers Field

5:30 p.m.
Homecoming Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Reception and Banquet, Grand River Center

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Homecoming Dance, Grand River Center

Sunday, October 29

1:00 p.m.
UD Choir Concert & Lunch, Blades Hall
Wrap up Homecoming weekend with a special UD Choir event to benefit the choir's annual tour. Students will perform while you are served lunch. Please note seating is limited.

To register for any of the weekend's activities, visit

The University of Dubuque is a private, coeducational, professional university with a focus in the liberal arts. Our commitment to encouraging students to explore their fullest potential is part of a rich Christian identity that dates back to the University's founding in 1852.