Homecoming 2014

Show your spirit is Cougar Strong, and mark your calendar now for Homecoming 2014. There’s an action-packed Homecoming weekend in store for you — everything from alumni sports matches to the USF block party and tailgating. Radiologic Technology is holding an open house so you can view the new digital lab, and the School of Creative Arts is offering the Cape Ann Collection exhibition. Not only that, but the Alumni Gathering Area will be providing plenty of food and fun while you catch up with classmates and cheer the Cougars to victory over Siena Heights.

So here’s the Homecoming Schedule. Take a look and make your plans now!

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, October 2

Time Event Location
7 p.m. Transitus of St. Francis, St. Francis Chapel
Join the Sisters of St. Francis, Secular Franciscans and the campus community to commemorate the 1226 passing of St. Francis into heaven with poignant readings, songs and the psalms of the Church’s Evening Prayer.
West end of Trinity Administration building

Friday, October 3

Time Event Location
7 p.m. Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Celebration North Campus gymnasium & auditorium

Saturday, October 4

Time Event Location
10 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Men’s Soccer 6-on-6 Tournament Coonan Field
10 a.m. Alumni Softball & Baseball Co-ed Slow-pitch “Chicago-style 16 Mush” Ball Game Softball field
10 a.m. Alumni vs. Alumni Flag Football Game D’Arcy Stadium
10 a.m.-Noon Department of Radiologic Technology Open House for their new Digital Lab Doermer Health Sciences, Lower Level, Rooms 49 & 50
10 a.m.-5 p.m. School of Creative Arts Exhibit: Cape Ann Connections Rolland Art Center
11 a.m. Alumni Women’s Tennis Matches Wildwood Racquet Club
Noon Alumni Baseball Game Baseball Field
Noon-1 p.m. Mass for Feast of St. Francis Trinity Chapel
1 p.m. Alumni Women’s Basketball Game Hutzell Athletic Center
1 p.m. USF Women’s Soccer Game vs Bethel College D’Arcy Stadium
2-4 p.m. Brookside Self-guided Tours
2:30 p.m. Alumni Men’s Basketball Game Hutzell Athletic Center
3-6:30 p.m. USF Block Party & Food Selections Between Trinity Administration building and Brookside Mansion
3-6:30 p.m. USF Department of Nursing hosting a dessert tent Between Trinity Administration building and Brookside Mansion
4 p.m. Keith Busse School of Business Tailgate Student Center lawn area
4:30-6:30 p.m. Live Entertainment Between Trinity Administration building & Brookside Mansion
5 p.m. School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tailgate Bonzel Parking Lot
7 p.m. USF Football Game vs. Siena Heights Bishop D’Arcy Stadium
7 p.m. Alumni Gathering Area D’Arcy Stadium south end zone VIP area
7 p.m. Alumni Cheerleaders on Field with USF Cheerleaders

Complete Schedule

Friday, October 3

Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Celebration
7 p.m. The following individuals will receive Alumni Awards:

  • Carol Lupke ’52–Distinguished Alumna
  • Doris Bass ’58–Distinguished Service by an Alumna
  • Danielle Collins ’11–Distinguished Young Alumna
  • Antoinette Murray–Honorary Alumna

The following individuals will receive Athletic Hall of Fame Awards:

  • Brian Kurtz ’08–Football
  • Michelle (Martin) Nolan ’96–Women’s Basketball
  • Adam Longsworth ’08–Track & Field
  • 1981 Men’s Golf Team (members included: Mike Bair, Chris Leeper, Mike Meehan, Scott Riley & Steve Riley)

The following individuals will receive Alumni of Achievement Awards recognition:

  • Devon Rush ’14–School of Business
  • Audrey Riley ’81; ’09–School of Creative Arts
  • Amy Knepp ’99; ’03–School of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Gloria Shamanoff ’75–School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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 Kathy Calvin at 260.399.8034 to make reservations.

You will need to RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 24 to attend.

North Campus gymnasium & auditorium

Saturday, October 4

Alumni vs. Alumni Men’s Soccer 6-on-6 Tournament
10 a.m. Calling all former men’s soccer players! Here is an opportunity to play with your former teammates, so get your team of six ready to participate.Please contact Andy Denton by Monday, Sept. 29 at venture4th2000@yahoo.com to let him know your team name and the players on your team, or if you don’t have a team but want to participate. Coonan Field
Alumni Softball & Baseball Co-ed Slow-pitch “Chicago-style 16 Mush” Ball Game
10 a.m. Former women’s softball players and men’s baseball players interested in participating in this slow-pitch game should contact Ryan Bolyn at rbolyn@sf.edu by Monday, Sept. 29. Softball Field
Alumni vs. Alumni Flag Football Game
10 a.m. Former football players interested in participating in this flag football game should contact Trent Schott at ts7599@att.com by Monday, Sept. 29. D’Arcy Stadium
Department of Radiologic Technology Open House for their new Digital Lab
10 a.m.-noon X-rays allow us to look below the body’s surface to help physicians diagnose and heal. Alumni and friends: take this opportunity to get a look below the surface of the Department of Radiologic Technology and tour their NEW digital imaging lab. See how the department uses technology such as high-fidelity simulators to prepare graduates for this continually evolving profession.Please RSVP to Heidi Felger, program secretary, at hfelger@sf.edu, by Monday, Sept. 29. Doermer Health Sciences, Lower Level, Rooms 49 & 50
School of Creative Arts Exhibit: Cape Ann Connections
10 a.m.-5 p.m. This exhibition will showcase a collection of paintings by historical plein air artists from the Cape Ann region of New England that includes Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts. Artists in the exhibition include Emile A. Gruppe (1896-1978), Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972) and Anthony Thieme (1888-1954), as well as other lesser known but equally talented painters from Cape Ann. This exhibition is coordinated by Douglas Runyan (collector and artist) of New Haven, Indiana, and Justin Johnson (gallery director, University of Saint Francis). Douglas Runyan, Fred Doloresco (collector and artist) of Angola, Indiana, and Lisa Gilman (collector) of Wabash, Indiana, have loaned works for this exhibition.In addition to the exhibition in the Weatherhead Gallery, the Goldfish Gallery adjacent to the larger gallery is showcasing works by contemporary plein air painters of Cape Ann, such as Frederick Rigley (1914-2009) and Don Stone of the National Academy.Complementing both of these Cape Ann–inspired exhibitions, the Artist Spotlight Gallery in the Rolland Art Center is showcasing the works of Indiana artists Fred Doloresco, Douglas Runyan, Line’ Tutwiler and David Tutwiler. These artists travel annually to Cape Ann to paint the New England landscape; they are displaying recent paintings from their travels. Rolland Art Center
Alumni Women’s Tennis Matches
11 a.m. Former women tennis players interested in participating in round robin tennis play should contact Kristen Harrow at kharrow@sf.edu by Monday, Sept. 29. Wildwood Racquet Club
Alumni Baseball Game
Noon Former baseball players interested in participating against the USF baseball team should contact Mickey Cassidy at mcassidy@teamsportsohio.com by Monday, Sept. 29. Baseball Field
Mass for Feast of St. Francis
Noon-1 p.m. Trinity Chapel
USF Women’s Soccer Game vs. Bethel College
1 p.m. Stop by to cheer on our USF women’s soccer team as they go against Bethel College. D’Arcy Stadium
Alumni Women’s Basketball Game
1 p.m. Former women’s basketball players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Gary Andrews at 260.399.7700, ext. 6216, gandrews@sf.edu, or Jessica Swinford at 260.399.8032, jswinford@sf.edu by Monday, Sept. 29. Hutzell Athletic Center
Brookside Self-guided Tours
2-4 p.m. St. Francis campus
Alumni Men’s Basketball Game
2:30 p.m. Former men’s basketball players interested in participating should contact Head Coach Chad LaCross at 260.399.7700, ext. 6213 or clacross@sf.edu by Monday, Sept. 29. Hutzell Athletic Center
USF Block Party & Food Selections
3-6:30 p.m. Help us start a new tradition at USF by attending the USF Block Party. Join us for family-friendly entertainment, music, and student sponsored activity booths. Rig-A-Tony’s Food Truck and our very own USF caterer AVI will offer food options (including slow cooked brisket). To take advantage of a free meal with AVI Food Systems, please register at homecomingblockparty.eventbrite.com for this option. Between Trinity Administration building and Brookside Mansion
USF Department of Nursing Dessert Tent
3-6:30 p.m. The USF Department of Nursing is hosting 5-, 10- and 15-year class reunions for ASN, BSN and MSN alumni graduating in 1999, 2004 and 2009. Nursing alumni can catch up with classmates, visit with nursing faculty, sign up for door prizes and receive a free T-shirt.All alumni can enjoy a yummy dessert at the Nursing Alumni Tent, 3-6:30 pm. To help us better prepare for our dessert tent, please sign up for those interested at homecomingblockparty.eventbrite.com. Between Trinity Administration building and Brookside Mansion
Keith Busse School of Business Tailgate
4 p.m. All USF School of Business alums are invited to the fourth Annual tailgating party. Stop by to enjoy complimentary tailgating food and games! Contact Liz Unger, sunger@sf.edu for additional information. Student Center lawn area
Live Entertainment
4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop by and jam to one of our own USF alum’s, Jen Fisher (MBA ’10) and her band Finding Friday. Enjoy the blends of country, pop, and rock on the lawn between Trinity and Brookside. Between Trinity Administration building & Brookside Mansion
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tailgate
5 p.m. All liberal arts, science and math alums are invited to the eleventh Annual Arts & Sciences Tailgate Party. Contact Carolyn Exner, cexner@sf.edu or Angie Springer, aspringer@sf.edu, for additional information. Bonzel parking lot
USF Football Game vs. Siena Heights
7 p.m. Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame 2014 recipients, as well as past Athletic Hall of Fame recipients, will be honored at the football game’s halftime and brought out onto the field. Bishop D’Arcy Stadium
Alumni Gathering Area
7 p.m. Visit the Alumni gathering area on the south end zone for game-time snacks and soft drinks. Special tickets must be presented to enter the tent area. To reserve your special Alumni gathering area tickets go to homecomingblockparty.eventbrite.com. D’Arcy Stadium south end zone VIP area
Alumni Cheerleaders on Field with USF Cheerleaders
7 p.m. Alumni cheerleaders: want to relive your glory days as a USF cheerleader? Attend the first Cheerleader Alumni Event hosted by the Saint Francis Cheerleading program. Whether you want to see what jumping, tumbling or stunting skills you still have, or simply reminisce with old teammates, come have fun cheering the Homecoming game on October 4. Contact your old teammates and help us coordinate a good turnout for all past cheerleaders to cheer on the field, under the lights, at Homecoming.Go to the Cheerleading web page through USF Athletics, under “sports” and look for the “Alumni Game Registration” link. Cost is $15, which will pay for each alumni T-shirt and game ticket. The shirt will serve as each person’s “field pass” to distinguish Cheer alumni coming on and off the field, as well as keep all participants looking uniform. Pre-registration only by Friday, September 26. Details will follow to participants via email, after the registration is completed. D’Arcy Stadium