Homecoming 2011 at Union University



Greetings, Fellow Unionite!

Take a moment to think back to your college career. What comes to mind? Was it the late nights spent with your roommates? Was it the people who partnered with you in a student organization? Perhaps it was a faculty or staff member who had a lasting impact on your life.

Whether your memory was on the old campus or the new campus - in the old dorms or the new campus apartments - the memories all revolve around the same place: Union University.

This year, don't let those memories linger in your mind. Come back and relive them all with the people who made a difference in your life. Celebrate all that God has done through our alma mater. Join us for Homecoming 2011: ReUNION.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Union Costume Coffeehouse

  • 8:00 P.M. BOWLD STUDENT COMMONS
    The Union Costume Coffeehouse is our traditional Homecoming week kick off for students. The Bowld will be filled with students dressed in incredibly creative (and family friendly) costumes while enjoying cotton candy, caramel apples, Barefoots Joe beverages and snacks. The karaoke machine will be ready to go to show off our Union talent.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
9th Annual Campus & Community: A Day of Remembrance & Service

  • 8:30 A.M. G.M. SAVAGE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
    Each November, Union University sends out hundreds of students, faculty and staff to serve in the Jackson and West Tennessee community as we remember the generosity shown to our campus following the storms. This day of service allows the university to show appreciation to the community in tangible ways while recognizing God's ultimate provision for our campus. If you would like to participate in this day of service, please contact Rachel Ware at rware@uu.edu.

Lady Bulldogs vs. Hannibal-LaGrange College (Mo.)

  • 6:00 P.M. FRED DELAY GYMNASIUM
    Come out and support our Lady Bulldogs. Wear red and fill the Fred.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Movie in the Bowld

  • 9:00 P.M. BOWLD COMMONS
    Bring your blanket and settle in for a fun night at the movies with your friends. Enjoy this study break with lots of free snacks provided by the Student Government Association.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Homecoming Chapel

  • 10:00 A.M. G.M. SAVAGE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
    Join us as we kick off the homecoming celebrations with a corporate worship service led by Lyle Larson, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Goodlettsville. We will also be celebrating the lives of those who are returning to campus to celebrate their 50th class reunion.

Mathematics Department Alumni Social

  • 4:00 P.M. PAC ADJACENT TO B-25
    Were you a mathematics major or minor? Stop by the mathematics department's new student/faculty social area called "The Union Intersection" to visit, catch-up on the news and enjoy some refreshments. To RSVP, please contact Chris Rowland at 731-661-5270 or e-mail crowland@uu.edu.

SPECIAL EVENT: Union Night

  • 5:30-7:30 P.M. THE GREAT LAWN
    Bring your family to campus for an exciting night of events as we celebrate homecoming weekend at Union University. The Great Lawn will be packed with your favorite student organization vendors as well as schools and departments from across the university. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy good food and fellowship with classmates, professors and current students. There will be activities for all ages throughout the night from party inflatables and a rock climbing wall to live music and face painting. The night will end as the music fades and the sky over Miller Tower lights up with fireworks celebrating all that God has done these past 188 years at Union University.
  • ReUnite with these Departments on the Great Lawn
    • BIOLOGY
      Come and hang out in the biology lounge and meet with your favorite members of the faculty. Join us for a cup of coffee and conversation and take a look at some of the interesting animals that we'll have on display.
    • CONTINUING STUDIES
      The Department of Continuing Studies invites you to go a little "nutty" during Homecoming 2011. Drop by and enjoy a warm fire, fresh roasted peanuts and bottled water while reconnecting with faculty, staff, students and friends. Contact Pam Cronin, 731-661-5985, or e-mail pcronin@uu.edu.
    • THEOLOGY AND MISSIONS
      Join faculty of the School of Theology and Missions on the Great Lawn. Let them know where you are serving since graduation. Be sure to grab one of the home-baked items made especially for you by the faculty, staff and spouses of the School of Theology and Missions.
    • EDUCATION
      Charlie Jones once said, "You're the same today as you'll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read." Celebrate both of those life-changing experiences with the School of Education. Get warm with a cup of coffee while you talk with your professors and classmates. Bring your children along to hear a classic being read aloud or make a bookmark for their favorite book at home.

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees' Dinner

  • 6:00 P.M. CARL GRANT EVENTS CENTER
    Join us as we honor Union's finest sports legends. Cost is $15 per person. For reservations, call 800-338-6644 or locally, 661-5904. (business attire)

Jon Foreman and Brooke Waggoner in Concert

  • 8:00 P.M. G.M. SAVAGE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
    Union University and the Student Activities Council welcome Jon Foreman and Brooke Waggoner in concert for Homecoming 2011. Jon Foreman is the co-founder and lead vocalist/guitarist of Switchfoot. Since originally forming in 1996, Switchfoot has sold more than 4.5 million albums and is known as a band committed to bringing attention to those in need. To do so, the band has partnered with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the ONE Campaign, To Write Love on Her Arms and the John M. Perkins Foundation. Since 2008, Foreman has released four solo EPs that showcase his talent in songwriting and acoustic performance. He also began collaborations with Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins and formed the duo known as Fiction Family.

    UU tickets $5, General $10, Door $15. Tickets will be available Oct. 3 on campus to Union students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as to the public online at uu.edu/events/homecomingconcert.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Barefoots Joe Open

  • 10:00 A.M. - MIDNIGHT BAREFOOTS JOE
    Enjoy Saturday morning coffee and pastries at our campus coffeehouse, Barefoots Joe, which was developed by students for community and fellowship following the 2008 tornado.

Union University Singers Reunion

  • 9:00 A.M. CARL GRANT EVENTS CENTER
    9:00-10:00 A Walk Down Memory Lane, visit and greet
    10:00-11:00 Rehearsal for the national anthem with Dr. Chris Mathews
    11:00-12:45 Banquet lunch & program featuring Kevin Hamilton and UU Singers
    12:45-1:45 Break
    2:00 All former and current Singers perform the national anthem at UU ball game.
    For more information and to RSVP, contact Sandra Currin, 731-661-5345 or e-mail scurrin@uu.edu.

Bulldog Olympics

  • 10:00 A.M. THE GREAT LAWN
    Join student organizations from across the campus as they compete in the Bulldog Olympics to show who has the most school spirit. These events hosted by the senior class celebrate the significance of student organizations on campus. Stop by to meet Student Government Association members and to watch the student body compete.

Greek Row Open House

  • 12:00-2:00 P.M. GREEK ROW
    Come and join the active members of your fraternity or sorority and see the chapter house while hearing what is happening in the chapter.

Lady Bulldogs vs. St. Francis (Ill.)

  • 2:00 P.M. FRED DELAY GYMNASIUM
    During halftime the homecoming court will be announced, and President and Mrs. Dockery will crown the Union University Homecoming Queen.

Bulldogs vs. Belhaven University (Miss.)

  • 4:00 P.M. FRED DELAY GYMNASIUM
    During halftime of the men's game, the Presidential Homecoming Cup will be awarded to the student organization that has demonstrated outstanding service to the community. The winner receives the Cup and $500, which is divided between their organization and their charity of choice.

LODGING

Hotel accommodations have been reserved at a special Union rate. Just mention Union University’s Homecoming when making your reservations. Union’s Host Hotels:

  • Doubletree Hotel - 1770 Hwy 45 By-pass, 731-664-6900, Union rate $82 for Standard Room, $97 for Executive Room
  • Comfort Suites - 61 Casey Jones Lane, 731-868-1700, 731-772-3297, Union rate $109.99
  • Courtyard by Marriott - 200 Campbell Oaks Drive, 731-422-1818, Union rate $109