Newman University will stage a number of events Feb. 4-6 in celebration of Homecoming 2011 and the Newman University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
The action kicks off Friday, Feb. 4 with alumni basketball games in Fugate Gymnasium on the Newman campus. Spectators are welcome. All winter sports alumni attending the games will also be introduced. The women’s game begins at 7 p.m., and the men’s game at 8 p.m. Between games, the 2001 inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame will be introduced. A Homecoming Reunion Social will follow the games from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge, inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center.
Activities on Saturday, Feb. 5 include campus tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and men’s basketball vs. Dallas Baptist University beginning at 3 p.m. in Fugate Gymnasium. The 2011 Homecoming Court and the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011 will be introduced at halftime. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students 5 to 12, and free admission for children under 5. Tickets will be available at the gate.
Following the game, festivities for the Athletics Hall of Fame will begin with a cocktail hour and reception at 5 p.m. in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge, followed by the Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The Class of 2011 inductees are Pat and Kathy O’Shaughnessy, Eileen Adams, John Bailey, the 1970-72 Men’s Tennis Team, and the 1996 Men’s Soccer Team. Tickets are $50 per person for open seating, or $400 for a reserved table for eight.
An Alumni “After” Party follows the banquet from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge, and the Homecoming Dance (semi-formal) will take place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Jabara Flexible Theatre.
Homecoming activities conclude Sunday, Feb. 6 with a Homecoming Liturgy at 10 a.m. in the Woman of the New Covenant Chapel in the ASC Wichita Center, followed at 11 a.m. by a coffee and rolls reception with the ASC sisters.
For reservations and additional information for all Homecoming and Hall of Fame events go to http://hof2011.eventbrite.com. For more information about Hall of Fame inductees contact Mo Rohleder ’82 at 316-942-4291, ext. 2118 or [email protected]. For alumni events contact Ann Fox, ’81 at 316-942-4291, ext. 2116 or [email protected].