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Homecoming 2000, Oct. 6-8, 2000

"Look to the Stars"

Keck Observatory The completion of the new W.M. Keck Observatory and the presentation of alumni recognition awards to six stellar individuals are just two of the reasons we chose "Look to the Stars" as the theme of Homecoming 2000. Homecoming at PLU is quickly becoming a weekend not to be missed. With events such as the alumni career fair, Java, Jobs and Jazz; the Gala Buffet and Concert; a football game featuring the NCAA-III National Champion Lutes coached by the division's Coach of the Year Frosty Westering; a special Homecoming Worship on Sunday; and a possible concert featuring a famous PLU alum. Homecoming is for everyone!

Homecoming Apple Festival
This year's Apple Festival will focus on 25 years of Fulbright Scholarships at PLU and the Heritage Lecture will be given by Professor Rodney Swenson, who has helped put PLU on the map by assisting 51 PLU students win the prestigious scholarship. The second annual alumni career fair–Java, Jobs and Jazz–will be held during the festival. If you would be willing to talk to current PLU students about your career path and current vocation, please sign up on your Homecoming registration form or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Gala Buffet and Concert
A delicious buffet of hearty hors d'oeuvres will be followed by an evening of music and recognition in Lagerquist Concert Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center (see profiles of award recipients on page 17). You won't want to miss this collage of music performed by talented PLU alumni, faculty, and students.

Alumni Tent
The Lute football team will host Eastern Oregon State University at 1:30 p.m. at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Come early and stop by the Alumni Tent to sign in, connect with other PLU alums, register to win prizes, pick up a few alumni give-aways and enjoy a snack! Stop by again during halftime–it will be "the place to be!"

Class Reunions
This year we will honor the classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995 at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The 50th reunion class (1950) will be honored along with other graduates of 50 years or more at the president's home, the Gonyea House, on Saturday morning, and the 1950 grads will be hosted at a special dinner on the PLU campus that same evening. In addition, some reunion classes are planning additional class events. Specific information will be sent to members of those classes.

Homecoming Worship
Join the university congregation for a special worship service in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center. The Choir of the West will provide music; Rev. David Wold, bishop of the Southwest Washington Synod will be the presiding minister; and President Loren J. Anderson will preach. Alumni of the Choir of the West will be invited to join the choir at the close of worship. Come early and join us for a complimentary continental breakfast.

Homecoming 2000 Schedule
Look for Homecoming schedules and other information on the PLU website www.plu.edu/alum, in your mail and in the fall issue of Scene.

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