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									 Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule of Events
Friday, October 17, 2008                                      Saturday, October 18, 2008
Noon – 5 p.m.   Homecoming Parade Float-Building              9 a.m.– 5 p.m.   College Store — Brossman Commons —
                Party — Elizabethtown Fairgrounds — Join                       Discover the familiar and the distinctly
                the fun by pitching in to construct the                        different in a stunning collection of custom
                floats vying for the grand prize in this                       E-town logo specialty merchandise. From
                year’s parade! Work alongside students                         shirts to sweats and chocolate to china,
                and observe first-hand the effort that                         you’re sure to find an original way to
                goes into creating these unique floats.                        display your pride in Elizabethtown!
                This year’s float theme is “Board Games.”
                Call 800-877-2604 or e-mail alumni@           9:30 –10:30 a.m. Study Abroad: A Life-Changing
       by October 16 to register.                           Experience — Rm. 110, Hoover Center —
                                                                               Professor Amy Simes, director of
6 – 8 p.m.      Second Annual ALANA Parent and                                 International Programs, hosts a session
                Student Reception — M&M Mars Room,                             designed for parents to learn more about
                Leffler Chapel — Entertainment will be                         the international learning opportunities
                provided. This event is by invitation only.                    available to students.

7 p.m.          Blue Jay Women’s Volleyball vs. Juniata       10:30 a.m.       Annual Softball Alumni Game — Softball
                College — Thompson Gymnasium                                   Field — The Blue Jay Softball Team vs.
                                                                               Alumni. For more information, call the
8 –10 p.m.      Family Dessert Social — Event Space,                           Office of Athletics at 717-361-1137.
                Brossman Commons — There is no better
                way to kick off a fun-filled, memory-making
                weekend than a FREE dessert social. Bring
                the family and enjoy coffee, tea, punch and
                a variety of yummy gourmet desserts!

9 p.m.          Mad Cow Performance — Gibble
                Auditorium, Esbenshade Hall — Laugh ’til
                you drop with Elizabethtown College’s
                own student improv comedy group!              11 a.m.          14th Annual Homecoming Parade —
                                                                               Hickory Lane to Willow Street to Spruce
                                                                               Street to College Avenue — The official
                                                                               kick-off event for Homecoming just keeps
                                                                               getting better and, year after year, brings
                                                                               smiles to the faces of kids and grown-ups
                                                                               alike! Led by the Elizabethtown Area High
                                                                               School Marching Band, the parade truly has
                                                                               something for everyone! This year’s float
                                                                               theme is “Board Games.”
                                                            Noon – 3 p.m.   Annual Alumni Oktoberfest Party —
                                                                            Raffensperger Alumni House — More than
                                                                            600 alumni and friends enjoyed this great
                                                                            tradition last year, so don’t miss the fun
                                                                            (hint: pre-register on to
                                                                            avoid the long line)! Enjoy all-you-care-to-
                                                                            eat Oktoberfest fare such as bratwurst,
                                                                            beef carbonnade, wings, beer chili, chocolate
                                                                            beer cake and more, accompanied by
                                                                            premium microbrews from our sponsor,
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch — The Marketplace, Brossman                         the Lancaster Brewing Company (water, sodas
                 Commons — Tickets available at the door,                   and juices also will be served). Experience the
                 $9.25 per person or $5.50 for children                     dynamic new sound of Gypsy Jazz with the
                 ages 3 – 10.                                               Gadjo Playboys Band. Admission is $7.50 per
                                                                            person or $5 for children ages 3 –10. Sorry,
Noon             Class of 1963 Alumni Reunion —                             not open to current Elizabethtown students.
                 Susquehanna Dining Room, Myer Hall —                       Enjoy Express Check-In by pre-registering
                 By reservation only, call 800-877-2604                     and pay online at!
                 or go to

                 Class of 1968 Alumni Reunion —
                 Susquehanna Dining Room, Myer Hall —
                 By reservation only, call 800-877-2604
                 or go to

                 Class of 1973 Alumni Reunion —
                 Alumni Oktoberfest Party, Raffensperger
                 Alumni House — By reservation only,        Noon – 4 p.m.   Homecoming Fair — Brinser Field —“Ladies
                 call 800-877-2604 or go to                                 and gentlemen, boys and girls, presenting
                                              the Greatest Show on Earth (well, okay,
                                                                            maybe just on campus)—the Homecoming
Noon –1:30 p.m. Business Alumni Reunion (BAR) — Second                      Fair!” If Elizabethtown students can think
                Floor, Hoover Center — Reconnect with                       of it, you’ll see them hawking it at the fair.
                Business Department faculty and alumni                      You’ll find everything from unusual arts
                over a gourmet lunch in the James B.                        and crafts to games, food and much more!
                Hoover Center for Business! Participants
                will also be given FREE admission to
                the Alumni Oktoberfest Party following
                the reunion. By reservation only,
                call 800-877-2604 or go to

Noon –2:30 p.m. Blue Jay Bus Tours of Campus — Depart
                from Brinser Field and the Alumni House —
                All aboard the Blue Jay Tour Bus for
                an escorted motor tour of campus. It’s
                the fun way to see everything that’s new
                at Elizabethtown! Tours depart every
                15 minutes.

                                                            12:30–3:30 p.m. Homecoming Concert Starring
                                                                            Class Act —Brinser Field—This phenomenal
                                                                            eight-person group plays hits that will
                                                                            have students, parents and alumni of all
                                                                            ages movin’ to the music! Mix together
                                                                            high-energy brass, an awesome rhythm
                                                                            section and the beautiful voice of Rita
                                                                            Angelucci and you’ve got a CLASS ACT!
1 p.m.       Alumni Peace Fellowship — Brethren                         Elizabethtown’s own professors Carmine
             Room, High Library — The session will                      Sarracino and Milt Friedly, Handprint
             feature David Bresnahan ’08, winner of the                 Identity Project director, as well as 18 other
             2008 Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace                    professionals from across the country.
             Fellowship Student Peace Award, who will                   (Note: the poetry reading will take place
             report on his summer in Guatemala                          in the Recital Hall of Zug Memorial Hall.)
             working with the relatively unknown
             culture of the Pokomchi Maya. David            2 p.m.      Blue Jay Women’s Soccer vs. Arcadia
             will focus on the need for healing after                   University — Ira R. Herr Stadium
             Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, which has
             left still-painful scars in the memories of
             the Maya. In addition, Brian Cowan ’01 and
             Karen Cashin Pugni ’99, new coordinators
             of the Student Peace Award, will be
             introduced, as will the ECAPF fall book
             selection on Darfur, Not On Our Watch.

             Blue Jay Field Hockey vs. Widener
             University —Wolf Field

                                                            2:30 p.m.   The Fall Choral Showcase and Jazz Band
                                                                        Spectacular — Leffler Chapel —
                                                                        Elizabethtown’s finest student singers
                                                                        perform for you in this very special
                                                                        Homecoming program, joined again this
                                                                        year by the College’s Jazz Band for a
                                                                        bonus concert!

                                                                        Biology and Chemistry Departments
                                                                        Alumni Awards Ceremony — Gibble
                                                                        Auditorium, Esbenshade Hall — This year’s
             Silent Art Auction to Benefit Children —                   recipients are:
             Blue Bean Café, Brossman Commons —This
                                                                        ■ The Dr. Charles S. Farver-Apgar and
             auction, hosted by the First-Year Seminar
                                                                        Dr. Bessie D. Apgar Biology Alumni Award
             class, Global Child Welfare and Well-Being,
                                                                        to Connie L. Chronister, O.D. ’81. After
             will benefit a charity specifically targeted
                                                                        receiving her bachelor’s degree at
             for children. (The charity will be chosen
                                                                        Elizabethtown, Connie earned her doctorate
             by members of the seminar class.) Come
                                                                        of optometry at the Pennsylvania College
             shop for yourself or for others and know
                                                                        of Optometry in 1986 where she also
             that 100 percent of the profits will be
                                                                        completed her residency. She has produced
             donated to a good cause!
                                                                        more than two dozen publications and
                                                                        presented her research at dozens of
1 – 5 p.m.   Family Entertainment Zone — Event
                                                                        meetings throughout her career. In addition
             Space, Brossman Commons — FREE fun for
                                                                        to working with the Philadelphia Veterans
             all, including RC Racers, Spin Art Frisbees,
                                                                        Administration Hospital and the Eye
             Giant Connect-Four and Mini-Hoops!
                                                                        Institute of Pennsylvania, Connie is
                                                                        currently an associate professor at the
1:30 p.m.    Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading —
                                                                        Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where
             Hess Gallery, Zug Memorial Hall and Lyet
                                                                        she has taught for the past 20 years.
             Gallery, Leffler Chapel and Performance
             Center — The Handprint Identity Project:                   ■ The Oscar F. Stambaugh Chemistry
             An Exchange Between Artists and Poets                      Alumni Award to James B. Foresman,
             is coming to campus just in time for                       Ph.D. ’86. Prior to his graduation with
             Homecoming and Family Weekend! This                        honors from Elizabethtown, James
             event combines the expertise and talents                   performed an honors research project with
             of a diverse group of poets and visual                     Professor John Ranck on “A Theoretical
             artists who were selected to collaborate                   Investigation of Perfluoromethane and
             on a project intended to feature unique                    Perfluoroethane Oxygen Complexes.” His
             creations based on the perspectives of the                 interest continued through graduate
             participants. Features contributions from                  school at Carnegie Mellon University,
where he became involved in the                               of Occupational Therapy organization as
development of the Gaussian suite of                          well as the American Occupational
programs, a powerful computational                            Therapy Association (AOTA).
package for theoretically studying chemical
systems. Today, he is well-known within       2:45 p.m.       Annual Field Hockey Alumni Game —
the international theoretical chemistry                       Wolf Field — For more information, call
community and serves as a faculty                             the Office of Athletics at 717-361-1137.
member at York College of Pennsylvania.
                                              3 p.m.          Decision 2008 Political Debate with
Inaugural Occupational Therapy                                Lois Herr ’62 and Professor Wesley
Department Alumni Awards Ceremony                             McDonald — Brinser Lecture Room,
and ‘Kids Zone’ Dedication—Rm. 370,                           Steinman Center — Having a difficult time
Esbenshade Hall—This year’s recipients are:                   deciding who to support in the upcoming
■ The Doris Gordon H’05 Alumni Award                          Presidential election? Then you won’t
to Doris Gordon H’05. With a vision that                      want to miss what promises to be an
placed an allied health care professional                     enlightening, spirited and informative
education in a then-liberal arts college,                     session featuring two of the most trusted
Doris founded the Occupational Therapy                        political experts in the region!
(OT) program at Elizabethtown College.
This legacy has extended beyond 30 years
and has launched more than 800
occupational therapy practitioners
successfully into practice. She earned
degrees from the University of Pennsylvania
(BS/MS) and Yale University, School of
Medicine, Department of Epidemiology
and Public Health (MPH) and, in May 2005,
received an honorary doctoral degree from
Elizabethtown College in recognition of
her contributions to the OT program. She
currently serves as a trustee for the
College and founded the Friends of
Occupational Therapy.
■ The Distinguished Young Graduate
Award to Stephanie Varnold Allen ’02.
Seizing every opportunity to live her
personal motto, “Wherever you are, it is
your friends and family who make up your
 world,” Stephanie has amassed an                             Honors Program Celebration — Bucher
impressive resumé of volunteer experiences                    Meetinghouse — The Honors Program
from around the globe. In 2007, she                           will be presenting awards of achievement
volunteered in Africa, India, Peru and                        to honors students who exemplify the
beyond — experiences and adventures                           Honors Program ideals and have demon-
she has chronicled online at: http://steph                    strated superior academic performance, She                          exceptional leadership, and committed
currently works with a population of                          service to the program, the College and
elders in home care in New Jersey and is                      the larger community.
an active member of the College’s Friends
                                              3 – 4:30 p.m.   Art Department Alumni Reunion —
                                                              Hess Gallery, Zug Memorial Hall

                                                              Biology Department Alumni Reunion —
                                                              Main Atrium, Masters Center

                                                              Chemistry Department Alumni
                                                              Reunion — Main Atrium, Masters Center

                                                              30th Anniversary Communications
                                                              Department Celebration, Alumni
                                                              Reunion, Alumni Awards Ceremony
                                                              and Retirement Celebration for
                                                              Professor Bob Moore — Steinman Center
                Mathematical and Computer Sciences             11 p.m. – 2 a.m. Student Homecoming Dance,
                Department Alumni Reunion and                                   Sponsored by the Elizabethtown
                Outstanding Alumni Award                                        College Alumni Association (ECAA) —
                Presentation to Mark Lyons ’78 —                                Event Space, Brossman Commons
                Rm. 382, Esbenshade Hall
                                                               Sunday, October 19, 2008
                Occupational Therapy Department
                Alumni Reunion — Rm. 360,                      10 a.m. – 1 p.m. College Store — Brossman Commons
                Esbenshade Hall
                                                               10 a.m.          Catholic Mass — Bucher Meetinghouse
                Phalanx Alumni Reunion — Commons
                Building, Schreiber Quadrangle                 10:30 a.m.       Worship Service — Elizabethtown Church
                                                                                of the Brethren
                Physics and Engineering Department
                Alumni Reunion — Rm. 163,                      11 a.m.          Family Brunch — The Marketplace,
                Esbenshade Hall                                                 Brossman Commons — Tickets available
                                                                                at the door, $9.25 per person or $5.50
                Religious Studies Department Alumni                             for children ages 3 –10.
                Reunion — Rm. 259, Brossman Commons
                                                               12:30 p.m.       Murder Mystery Lunch — Event Space,
                Theatre Department Alumni Reunion —                             Brossman Commons — Enjoy a family
                Tempest Theatre, Baugher Student Center                         luncheon with great food and a
                                                                                “killer” performance! Tickets will go
4:30 p.m.       Blue Jay Men’s Soccer vs. Arcadia                               on sale September 15, 2008, at
                University and the Annual Halftime                     Current
                Homecoming Court Presentation —                                 students may use meal exchanges (for
                Ira R. Herr Stadium — Be there when the                         their meals only) by signing up at the
                            Blue Jay mascot and others fly                      Office of Student Activities. Tickets are
                             onto the field to deliver the                      $10 per person or $7 for children
                             game ball. (Guessing who                           ages 3–10.
                              may appear out of clear blue
                              sky is part of the fun!) Then,
                               in addition to the student
                                body’s annual Homecoming
                                Court festivities, you will
                                 experience Elizabethtown                         Staying Overnight?
                                 soccer under the stadium
                                  lights when you watch                                Make your reservations NOW!
                             the game at night. (Sunset is
                6:17 p.m., before the game ends.)                    If you plan to stay overnight in the Elizabethtown
                                                                     area, we highly recommend that you make your
5 – 7:30 p.m.   Homecoming Candlelight and Jazz                      lodging reservations now. Below you will find a listing
                Dinner Buffet — The Marketplace,                     of official Homecoming/Family Weekend 2008
                Brossman Commons — Delight in the                    accommodations located just minutes from campus
                extraordinary culinary creations of                  where rooms have been reserved at a special rate
                Residential Dining Chef Charles Downs!               for a limited time for the evenings of October 17
                Enjoy live jazz by the Tom Pontz ’67 Trio.           and 18. Be sure to reference Elizabethtown College
                Tickets available at the door, $12 per               when you make your reservations to receive the
                person or $6.50 for children ages 3–10.              special rate. Please note that rooms are limited and
                                                                     are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
8 p.m.          The Elizabethtown College Fall
                A Cappella Extravaganza! — Leffler                   Fairfield Inn by Marriott — 717-581-1800
                Chapel — There’s nothing quite like a fall           Rte. 283, Lancaster — $114 per night, must reserve
                evening filled with the sweet sounds of              by October 5.
                a cappella music! Come and experience
                not one, not two, but three of E-town’s              Holiday Inn Harrisburg East — 717-939-7841
                finest student-run a cappella singing groups         Located at 4751 Lindle Road, just off the Pennsylvania
                when Vocalign, Melica and Phalanx take to            Turnpike, I-283 and I-83, outside Harrisburg—$95 per
                the stage. It promises to be a show you              night, must reserve by October 3.
                will never forget! Tickets available at the
                door, $5 for general admission or $3 for             For additional lodging options, go to:
                current students.                          

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