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October 01, 2009
University of Dubuque Celebrates Homecoming 2009

University of Dubuque alumni/ae will return to campus for the University's 156th Homecoming celebration, October 5 - 11, 2009. Many Gifts; One Spartan Spirit is the theme for this year's gathering of alumni/ae and families.

Highlights of the weekend's activities include:

Tuesday, October 6

6:00 p.m.
Homecoming Women's Volleyball Game (vs. Loras), Stoltz Sports Center

Wednesday, October 7

5:00 p.m.
Homecoming Women's Soccer Game (vs. Coe), Oyen Soccer Field

7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Men's Soccer Game (vs. Coe), Oyen Soccer Field

Thursday, October 8

5:15 p.m.
Heritage Society Reception & Dinner, Dubuque Golf & Country Club

Friday, October 9

11:00 a.m.
Alumni Chapel with special music by the UD Gospel Choir, Alumni Hall

1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Service Projects, UD Campus
Alumni will have the opportunity to partner with current students in serving the community of Dubuque. Projects will range from physical tasks, working with children, or helping with office work for a local charity. The event will begin with a brief presentation of projects that UD students are currently involved in. Alumni and students will then team up and spend about an hour working side by side to serve those in need.

4:30 p.m.
Choir Social, Alumni Hall

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Reunions & Alumni Social, Dubuque Golf & Country Club

8:00 p.m.
University Pep Rally, Concert, and Fireworks, Chalmers Field
Spark that Spartan Spirit ! Join students at Chalmers Field in the stands of the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center as they get pumped up for the big football game between the University of Dubuque Spartans and the Loras College DuHawks.

Saturday, October 10

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Reception/Alumni/ae Dinner, Chlapaty Recreation & Wellness Center
Join us as we honor our special reunion classes, as well as the following Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame recipients:

2008 Herbert E. Manning, Jr. Distinctive Service Award
Heidi McGinness (M.Div.'89)

2008 Service to Community Award
J.P. "Rick" Carney (C'69)

2008 Alumnus of Distinction Award
Robert R. Schwaegler (C'56)

Athletic Hall of Fame
Scott J. Harris (C'82)
Greta M. Pemsl (C'02)
1948 Football Team
1979 Football Team

2:30 p.m.
Parade, UD Campus

3:00 p.m.
Homecoming Festival, University Quad
Fun for the whole family! We will be hosting various academic open houses during this time, so come and meet faculty, staff, and students. Check out the new Knox-Coit Human Performance Lab, view the high-tech, state-of-the-art simulation man in the Nursing Department, and wish Dr. Jackie Wilcox a happy retirement during the Education Department Open House.

6:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game (vs. Loras), Chalmers Field

9:00 p.m.
Homecoming Dance, Mississippi River Museum

Sunday, October 11

3:00 p.m.
UD Concert Choir Dessert Pops Concert, Blades Hall
There's no better way to wrap up your Homecoming weekend than with this special UD Choir event to benefit the music program. Members of the UD Concert Choir will be performing while you are served dessert. Please note seating is limited.

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 heritage that dates back to the University's founding in 1852.