Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016

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* REGISTRATION REQUIRED

9:00 a.m. Yesteryears Brunch*
Honoring Alumni who graduated in '66 or earlier. Guest Speaker Elvera Berry ’63.
Garlock Dining Commons
11:00 a.m. Special 150th Homecoming Speaker: Paul Patton
Join us for a dramatic interpretation of B.T. Roberts' life as Paul demonstrates a reverence and appreciation for our founder that still influences us today.
Lake Auditorium, Merlin G. Smith Hall
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Legacy Leadership Luncheon*
A gathering of Trustees and Presidents from our past and present to celebrate the legacy of leadership at Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary. Invitation Only.
Shewan Recital Hall, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

NEW! Jenn Suhr & Friends Pole Vaulting Exhibition
Join us to cheer on our favorite Olympian, Jenn Suhr, as she competes against some of the best talent from the Rochester/Buffalo area in a pole vaulting exhibition.

Schedule:

  • Warm-ups till 4:10 p.m.
  • Concessions available
  • Autographs and photos with Jenn after the event

This event is free! There will be a live DJ and fun for the whole family.

Gymnasium (Inside), Voller Athletic Center
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 150th Celebration Historical Display Reception
Celebrate our unique history, starting with Chili Seminary memorabilia and moving into the modern Roberts age. Take a picture behind B.T.’s pulpit and walk through a replica of the Arch. Many pictures and memories for everyone and every generation. We even expect a visit from “B.T. Roberts”!
Davison Art Gallery, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
5:15 p.m. 50th Anniversary Dinner*
Class of '66
Ellen Stowe Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Circle Member Hors d ’Oeuvres Reception*
Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary Circle Members are invited to the President’s home for an Hors d ‘Oeuvres dinner reception preceding the 150th Celebration Concert. Limited to the first 100 reservations. Questions, please contact
Mimi Wheeler for details: Wheeler_Mimi@roberts.edu
Invitation Only | President’s Home
6:00 p.m. Women’s Alumni Soccer Game*
7:15 p.m. Pizza reception at the tent on the field.
Artificial Turf Fields
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Voller Athletic Center (Open at No Charge)
Tour the recently updated VAC (new and expanded weight room, new exercise room, and Redhawk branding!) and join us for racquetball and tennis on the tennis courts. Guest waiver(s) must be signed at main desk for each family member. *Pool will not be open this weekend due to repairs*
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. B.T. Talks - 150th Speaker Series
B.T. Talks are short 20 minute lectures on the ideas and perspective that drove the mission of Roberts Wesleyan College through our founder Benjamin Titus Roberts. His passion 150 years ago to impact our society still drives the transformative experience our students receive today. There will be 10 minutes after each lecture for a time of questions and reflections.
  • 6:30 p.m. Jeffrey McPherson on “The Kingdom of God Has Come Near”
  • 7:00 p.m. Timothy Vandebrake on “B.T. Roberts Environmentalist?”

Lake Auditorium, Merlin G. Smith Hall
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Men’s Alumni Soccer Tournament*
Single-elimination style soccer tournament.
10:00 p.m. Pizza reception at the tent on the field.
Artificial Turf Fields
7:30 p.m. 150th Celebration Concert*
Presented By RWCCT & RWCCO
Talented graduates of Roberts Wesleyan College’s acclaimed music program perform with the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra in a celebration of the College’s 150th year! Well-known selections from musical theatre, opera and jazz will be presented. Ensembles include full orchestra, a large alumni choir, jazz combos, and vocal and instrumental soloists. All proceeds to go toward future music scholarships. Join us in the Kodak Atrium after the concert for a cupcake reception celebration!
Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

$15.00 each. Purchase at www.roberts.edu/CLC or at Homecoming Registration.

Concert tickets purchased through the Homecoming registration will not be mailed, they can be picked up at the Box Office in the CLC anytime before the concert.

*If interested in participating in the Alumni Choir for this concert go to: https://150alumnichorale.eventbrite.com for registration and details.

9:30 p.m. Captain America: Civil War Movie with Popcorn & Nacho Salsa Bar
Captain America or Iron Man. Pick your side in this new Avengers thriller. Bring your blanket and enjoy free popcorn, nachos, and drinks. Sponsored by Alumni Relations and SA Class of 2020 Council.
Garlock Dining Commons

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Family Breakfast
$5.00 per guest at the door
(Students swipe meal cards)
Garlock Dining Commons
8:30 a.m 18th Annual Greg Greve Alumni 5K Race*
Race begins on the practice soccer fields (past the tennis courts and turf field) and goes through the Matt St. James Cross Country Trails.
Register at the Start/Finish line. Pre-Registration - $15.00; Day of race (Until 8:20 am) - $20.00. Pre-Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 20thrd. You will be required to complete an Assumption of Risk Form on race day.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Prayer Partners Coffee Hour with President Deana Porterfield*
Jonathan Bratt, our campus chaplain, invites you to a time of prayer for the needs of our students, alums and campus community. This is an important part of our campus life and Homecoming experience. Open to all interested in praying for the College. Coffee and tea provided.
Ellen Stowe Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bookstore Open
Voller Athletic Center, Upper Level
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. B.T. Talks - 150th Speaker Series
B.T. Talks are short 20 minute lectures on the ideas and perspective that drove the mission of Roberts Wesleyan College through our founder Benjamin Titus Roberts. His passion 150 years ago to impact our society still drives the transformative experience our students receive today. There will be 10 minutes after each lecture for a time of questions and reflections.
  • 10:00 a.m. Rod Bassett on “Amazing Grace in the Life of the Earnest Christian”
  • 10:30 a.m. Susanne Mohnkern on “Piety, Virtue, Industry and Economy: The Values of B.T. Roberts and Christian Nursing Education”

Lake Auditorium, Merlin G. Smith Hall
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Homecoming Tent
Enjoy a variety of activities for the whole family. NEW Rat Race inflatable obstacle course, Hippo Chow Down inflatable, 5-in-1 kids bounce house, giant board games, photo booth and much more!

Student group fundraisers will be providing lunch options like BBQ, Burgers, Meatball Subs, Pizza and More! Save room for special treats like Kettle Corn, Candy, Cider and Donuts. ATM available in tent.
Mersereau Greene (between Hastings Center for Academics & Cox Hall)

10:30 a.m. 28th Annual Harry F. Anderson Invitational
Cross Country Invitational – Women’s Race
Practice Fields (Miller and Buffalo Roads)
11:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade
Featuring GRAND MARSHALS “B.T. & ELLEN STOWE ROBERTS” and their living family members, local marching bands, fire departments, Reggie the Redhawk Mascot, student grocery cart FLOAT competition and CANDY! (Great seats on Orchard Street!)
11:30 a.m. 28th Annual Harry F. Anderson Invitational
Cross Country Invitational – Men’s Race
Practice Fields (Miller and Buffalo Roads)
12:00 noon 25th Anniversary Luncheon*
Class of '91
Fireside Room, B. Thomas Golisano Library
12:00 noon 40th Anniversary Luncheon*
Class of '76
Ellen Stowe Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons
12:00 -4:00 p.m. Tours of Merlin G. Smith Hall
Meet in the main entrance, off of Palmer Concourse, for a self-guided tour of the newly renovated Smith Hall.
Crothers Science & Nursing Center, Atrium
12:00, 1:00 & 2:00 Admissions Campus Tours
Meet at the Admissions table to join a tour of campus.
Homecoming Tent
12:30 p.m. Women’s Alumni Volleyball Game*
Voller Athletic Center Arena
1:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer Game vs. Salem International University
Stadium
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Common Grounds Café Open
Pearce Memorial Church
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. B.T. Talks - 150th Speaker Series
B.T. Talks are short 20 minute lectures on the ideas and perspective that drove the mission of Roberts Wesleyan College through our founder Benjamin Titus Roberts. His passion 150 years ago to impact our society still drives the transformative experience our students receive today. There will be 10 minutes after each lecture for a time of questions and reflections.
  • 1:30 p.m. Doug Cullum on “Fanatical Women: The Struggle toward Public Ministry in the Early Free Methodist Church”
  • 2:00 p.m. Elvera Berry on “At the Intersection of Text and Context: B.T. Roberts and the Discourse of Dissent”

Lake Auditorium, Merlin G. Smith Hall
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Alumni Choir Rehearsal
For those participating in the Pearce Choir on Sunday, September 25th during the 10:30 a.m. Pearce Memorial Church Service. Questions, please contact
Tim Lambert ’07 for details: Lambert_Tim@pearcechurch.org
Pearce Sanctuary, Pearce Memorial Church
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Annual Apple Picking
The Harvest is ready!* Come pick an apple from the Class of 2010 Apple Orchard. Enjoy up to 10 per family. (*Subject to ripening/weather.)
Located across from Orchard Street on Westside Drive
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Parents Coffee, Cider & Donuts*
A coffee break “meet and greet” for Parents of current students. (Due to space constraints, this event is intended for parents only.)
Founders Garden, Updyke Hall, Quads
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Academic Meet & Greet: New Five-Schools*
The New Five-School Model at the College has brought new and exciting changes. Come to hear from your Dean as he/she share updates about the new programs, faculty research and student accomplishments. Take some time to catch up with former classmates and professors from your specific school in these designated areas around campus.
  • School of Arts and Humanities – Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center, Davison Art Gallery
  • School of Business – Hastings Center for Academics, Room 117
  • School of Education and Social Work – Hastings Center for Academics, Room 240
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences – Crothers Science & Nursing Center, Level 2 Lounge
  • School of Nursing – Crothers Science & Nursing Center, Level 1 Lounge


Brief words from the Deans at 2:45 p.m. Light refreshments provided.
3:00 p.m. Departmental Breakouts (locations will be disclosed at the beginning of the School gathering).

For detailed list of programs in each school go to: www.roberts.edu/schools

3:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer Game vs. Bentley University
Stadium
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert
Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 5-Year Reunions at the Taste of Roberts*
Enjoy dinner and live music with your classmates in a special location during the Taste of Roberts event. Food stations provided in these two locations:
  • Reunion Years 0, 5, 10, 15 –Tent outside
  • Reunion Years 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 –Shewan Recital Hall Cost is $15 for adults; kids under the age of 12 are free.

Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Taste of Roberts: Hors D’oeuvres and Reunions*
Alumni, Parents, Students…all are welcome to mingle and reconnect! A variety of gourmet foods will be hand-passed by student hosts and provided at food stations throughout the CLC. Enjoy food, friends, and music at this unique event! Registration is required. Cost is $15 for adults; kids under the age of 12 are free. Complimentary for current Roberts students.
Kodak Atrium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
8:00 p.m. Saturday Night Live 150th Edition Celebration
(Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
This special 150th edition of our annual student variety show is full of music, comedy and performances including a special rendition of our alma mater by alumni band Orchard Drive. President Porterfield will welcome alumni class representatives on stage as we celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event in our 150th year. Join us for a cupcake reception following in the atrium! Admission is free and all are welcome!
Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

Sunday, September 25, 2016

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
Fundraiser for Athletics Redhawks Club.
Kids under 3-free; kids 3-8 - $3.00; adults $5.00 (pay at the door)
Garlock Dining Commons
9:00 a.m. Pearce Memorial Church Pre-Service Interview
with Doug Cullum, Vice President and Dean of Northeastern Seminary, focusing on the 150th Celebration of Roberts Wesleyan College and the influence of B.T. Roberts
Parmerter Hall, Pearce Memorial Church
10:30 a.m. Pearce Memorial Church Worship Service
President of Roberts Wesleyan College, Deana Porterfield will join Pastor Wally Fleming at B.T.’s pulpit for the morning’s message. The service will also feature Roberts Alumni Choir members and special benediction from Paul Patton as B.T. Roberts.
Main Sanctuary, Pearce Memorial Church

* REGISTRATION REQUIRED