In 1975, the mighty Cougars overtook the Troubadours as the mascot for the University of Saint Francis. This October, the Troubadours will return to campus to face off against the Cougars in an epic Homecoming battle marking 50 years of USF athletics. You won’t want to miss out on any of the festivities surrounding the showdown. Take classes without quizzes, participate in the Cougar Spirit Run, join the tailgate party and attend the Cougar Athletics 50th Anniversary Alumni Fiesta Dinner. While you’re on campus, be sure to visit the Nursing Heritage display and take a tour of the Simulation Lab. And don’t forget to stop by the Alumni Gathering Area before rooting for the home team against Saint Xavier in the Homecoming game.
Be here to cheer on your class as the Cougars strike back against the returning Troubadours!
Homecoming 2013 Complete Schedule
Friday, October 11
6:45 p.m. - Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards CelebrationNorth Campus gymnasium (formerly Abundant Life Tabernacle)
The following individuals will receive Alumni Awards:
Donald S. Wisler ’72—Distinguished Alumnus
Melissa A. (Martin) DeBolt ’10—Distinguished Service by an Alumna
Lisa Marie (Setnicker) Piwoszkin ’08—Distinguished Young Alumna
Douglas G. McKibben—Honorary Alumnus
The following individuals will receive Athletic Hall of Fame Awards:
Cory M. Jacquay ’06, ’11 — Football
Andrew L. Martin ’05 — Golf
Casey A. Shafer ’02 — Cross-Country / Track & Field
Joshuah L. Widman ’08 — Baseball
The following individuals will receive Alumni of Achievement awards recognition:
Debbie K. (Wall) Oetting ’00 – School of Arts and Sciences
Jeffrey A. Crane ’98 – School of Creative Arts
Jennifer L. Edwards ’02 – School of Health Sciences
Stephany L. Bourne ’76, ’83 – School of Professional Studies
The cost of this event is $20 per person. This includes one drink ticket per adult reservation and hot appetizer stations. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Maria Didier at 260-399-8037 to make reservations. You will need to RSVP by Wednesday, October 2 to attend.
Saturday, October 12
“Classes without Quizzes”
This is the seventh year for this exciting option during Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10–11:30 a.m. Some of the university’s talented faculty and alumni will offer parents, alumni and their spouses the opportunity to explore a variety of interesting topics. This is your chance to return to the classroom without quizzes or tuition fees! Classes and supplies are at no cost. To register for a class, visit classeswithoutquizzes2013.eventbrite.com and specify the class you, your spouse, and/or friends are interested in attending. Classes and supplies are at no cost. Questions please call Maria Didier at 260-399-8037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the exciting topics to choose from:
A. “Cook and Eat like an Assisian –The Benefits of the Mediterranean Way of Eating”- Katie Wiedman, assistant professor and chair of Exercise Science and Health
People who live in the Mediterranean and eat traditionally are some of the healthiest people in the world, with lower risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, most cancers and obesity. Learn their traditions and how you can incorporate them into your lifestyle. Be able to put your newly learned Mediterranean skills to the test and cook with Katie Wiedman.
B. “Sacrificing Truth for Comfort” (Dr. Lewis Pearson, assistant professor of philosophy)
In a culture where comfort is prized over truth, thinking and speaking properly is difficult for many, and nearly impossible for some. In this public lecture, come hear Dr. Lewis Pearson speak about:
How lazy thinking degrades our ability to live well
How to track truth with your thoughts and words
How to avoid some of the wrong-headed pitfalls common in everyday conversation
D. “My Hips don’t lie –and neither do yours: A Yoga/Muscle workshop” (Dr. Matt Hopf (BS ’01), assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and Heather Cheesebrew, adjunct faculty)
This yoga session is designed to teach you where tension settles on your hips. Often people blame their shoulders when the hips are most often the carriers of stress. We will utilize standing and seated hip openers, address the full range of motion of the hips – including therapeutic insight for those working with hip, knee, and lower back issues. Participants will find new methods to adjust the tension causing stress in your muscles and learn about the components of muscle tissues.
10 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Men’s Soccer 6-on-6 Tournament / D’Arcy Stadium
Former men’s soccer players interested in participating should contact Andy Denton at email@example.com by Monday, Oct. 7.
11:15 a.m. Cougar Spirit Run/Walk registration, Hutzell Athletic Center
Noon Cougar Spirit Run/Walk, Hutzell Athletic Center
USF’s third annual event will bring alumni, their families, students and employees together. Registered participants will receive T-shirts. Visit cougarspirit2013.eventbrite.com for registration and more information.
Noon Alumni Baseball Game, Baseball Field
1 p.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Softball Game, Softball Field
Former women’s softball players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Ryan Bolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Oct. 7.
1 p.m. Alumni Women’s Basketball Game, Hutzell Athletic Center
Former men’s basketball players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Gary Andrews at 260-399-7700 ext. 6216, email@example.com or Alumni Director Jessica Swinford at 260-399-8032 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Oct. 7.
1-3 p.m. Physician Assistant Mix & Mingle/Reception, Doermer Health Sciences Building
The Physician Assistant (PA) Department is inviting all PA alums to attend a mix and mingle reception at Doermer Health Sciences Building. Catch up with friends and faculty during the reception and see what new things the PA program is doing.
2-4 p.m. USF Nursing Heritage: A Journey through Time, Doermer Health Sciences Building
The Department of Nursing “History of Nursing” display will be showcased in the Nursing Commons. Alumni interviews from across the years are part of an electronic display and a wealth of artifacts are on view. Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Lutheran College of Health Professions, Saint Francis College and the University of Saint Francis are represented.
2-4 p.m. USF Simulation Lab Open, Doermer Health Sciences Building
The simulation lab will be open for tours. See the high fidelity human-patient simulators powered on.
2-4 p.m. Brookside self-guided tours, Brookside
2:30 p.m. Alumni Men’s Basketball game, Hutzell Athletic Center
Former men’s basketball players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Chad LaCross at 260-399-7700 ext. 6213 or email@example.com by Monday, Oct. 7.
4-6 p.m. Cougar Athletics 50th Anniversary Alumni Fiesta Dinner under the Tent in the “Cove,” Mirror Lake visitor’s side
Take this opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni, former teammates and old friends, while enjoying a dinner, soda and cash bar from Club Soda. Please RSVP at fiestadinner2013.eventbrite.com.
4 p.m. School of Business Tailgate, Clare parking lot
All USF School of Business alums are invited to the third annual tailgating party. Stop by to enjoy complimentary tailgating food and games! Contact Liz Unger, firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
4 p.m. USF Education Majors Alumni Tailgate, Bonzel parking lot
All USF School of Professional Studies Education major alums are invited to a tailgating party. Stop by to enjoy food, fun and fellowship! Contact Staci Mathias, email@example.com or Nancy Hankee at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
5 p.m. School of Arts and Sciences Tailgate, Trinity parking lot
All liberal arts, science and math alums are invited to the tenth annual Arts and Sciences Tailgate Party. Contact Carolyn Exner, email@example.com or Angie Springer, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information.
6 p.m. School of Creative Arts Alumni and Faculty Exhibition / Rolland Art Center, Weatherhead Gallery
The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. showcasing work by School of Creative Arts and Saint Francis College graduates and current and past faculty. A variety of media and techniques will be on view.
7 p.m. USF Football Game vs. St. Xavier, Bishop D’Arcy Stadium
Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame 2013 recipients and past Athletic Hall of Fame recipients will be honored at halftime. All former USF student-athletes including the inaugural 1998 football team will be recognized on the field.
7 p.m. Alumni Gathering Area, D’Arcy Stadium new south end zone VIP area
Visit the Alumni Gathering Area at the new south end zone VIP area for game-time snacks and soft drinks. Special tickets must be obtained for admission to the alumni VIP area. Go to sf.edu/homecoming to reserve your alumni VIP area tickets.
10 p.m. Rumper Tumpskin, O’Sullivan’s Italian Pub
Joey Branam (BA ’06) presents his band, Rumper Tumpskin (non-USF sponsored event)
Sunday, October 13
2 p.m. Mass in honor of our Sisters’ 150th anniversary, North Campus
Join us for a special Mass in honor of our Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration 150th anniversary. This celebration will be held at the university’s North Campus at 2 p.m. Bishop Rhoades will be the celebrant for this Mass, which will be followed by a reception.