Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Weekend 2008

 Friday, October 3, 2008

6:30 p.m.   Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet - Ballroom, Strosacker College Union   Eight outstanding individuals will be inducted into the BW Athletic Hall of Fame.  The 2008 inductees are Coach Steve Bankson, Michelle Lenhardt Hartley ’98, Douglas P. Haubert ’90, Joseph L. Mackey ’95, Mark A Massey ’93, Rochele Meyer Miller ’97, Larry L. Mills ’83 and Julie A. Work ’98.  All alumni, family and friends are invited.   Adults-$18.00, Children (8 & under)-$9.00. 

7:30 p.m.  -  Fall Play - Kleist Center for Art & Drama   The Marriage of Bette and Boo.   By Christopher Durang, John Jensen, director.  A dark comedy that takes a look at the complex marriage of Bette and Boo.  Three decades of marriage, divorce, alcoholism, nervous breakdowns and death, all blended in a unique mix of irony, humor and farce.  Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for students and senior citizens. Call 440-826-2240.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

9:00 - 10:00 - APART Training - Sandstone I 
Are you interested in helping to recruit new BW Students?  Please join the Alumni Parent Admission Recruitment Team.

9:30 - 10:00  a.m.  Continental Breakfast - Quarry Room, Strosacker College Union
Join alumni and friends for beverages and pastries before the Alumni Association Meeting.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  BW Bookstore, Strosacker College Union
Stop by the lower level of the Union to browse through the Bookstore for a wonderful selection of BW items, cards and gifts.   Special alumni discount on selected BW items.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  BW Alumni Association Meeting - Quarry Room, Strosacker College Union
All alumni and friends are invited to attend.  Debra Yost Lyons '94, President of the National Alumni Association, will preside at the meeting which will include reports from Alumni Organizations and opportunities for alumni involvement in the coming year.

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.mBW Homecoming Luncheon - West Lawn, Strosacker College Union
You won't want to miss our 9th annual BW Tailgate Luncheon.  Luncheon & Game Package: Adults-$12.00, 8 yrs. & under-$6.00.   Rain site - Ballroom

1:00 p.m. Homecoming Parade
BW's Yellow Jacket Marching Band and interested Alumni Band* members will be leading the parade of student organizations, vintage cars and the Homecoming King and Queen candidates.  The parade begins in front of the College Union and proceeds down Tressel Street to the stadium.

1:40 p.m.  - Pre-Game Ceremonies - George Finnie Stadium
Welcome by  BW President Dick Durst, Alumni Director Kathy McKenna Barber '70, National Alumni Association President Debra Yost Lyons '94, and the Sophomore Class President, Nicolle Papoi '11 .   Introduction of the Hall of Fame inductees, the Homecoming Court, Jacket Prince & Princess, and former Homecoming Kings and Queens. 

2:00 p.m.  Football Game - George Finnie Stadium
BW vs. Mt. Union College.  Come and cheer for the Yellow Jackets.  Winners of the student banner competition and spirit awards, as well as the game MVP, will be announced immediately following the game.  General admission tickets-$4.00.

4:00 – 10:00 p.m.   Rock the SAC - Student Activity Center, 96 Beech St.  All alumni  are  invited to join your classmates and friends for a great after-the-game party in the SAC.   Let's celebrate Homecoming with current seniors, the Classes of 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988 and 1983, members of the '77 and '78 football teams and BW's 2008 football coaching staff  Live music by Jib Machine recording artist, Stark Hot Assassin, covering rock hits.  Buffet dinner, 2 drink tickets, $1 long necks, OSU game on the big screen TV…all this for only $15.00 ($20 at the door).  Only 300 tickets available. For more reunion information, please go to:

7:30 p.m.   Fall Play - Kleist Center for Art & Drama  The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang, John Jensen, director.  For reservations, please call the box office at (440) 826-2240.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Noon to 2:30 p.m. - Buffet Lunch, Colony Dining Room, Strosacker College Union
Buffet lunch includes entrees, chef carved meat, soup, salad bar, dessert bar and beverages for $9.95 plus tax.  Please make your reservations by calling the Colony Dining Room at (440) 826-2411.

2:00 p.m.   Fall Play - Kleist Center for Art & Drama  The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang, John Jensen, director.  For reservations, please call the box office at (440) 826-2240.

* Interested in the Alumni Band?        

BW's Marching Band director, Ken Mehalko '61, invites all alumni to play in the BW Alumni Marching Band for the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 4th.  Any band alumni, or those alumni who play but didn't perform, are invited to be a part of  this great new tradition.  Tee shirts and lunch will be provided for those who participate.  For more details, or to let the Alumni Office know of your interest, please call (440) 826-2104, toll free (888) BW-ALUM or e-mail                         

1977 and 1978 Football Team Reunion

Were you a part of the 1977 or 1978 football team?  Members of the team, coaches, trainers, cheerleaders and spouses are invited to be guests of the College for the Homecoming luncheon and football game.  Team members will be introduced during the pre-game ceremonies.  The '77 and '78 teams were Ohio Athletic Conference Champions and the '78 team went on to win the Division III National Championship.  Please join us for this special team reunion.


Click Reservations to register on-line or complete the attached form and mail with check (made payable to Baldwin Wallace University) or credit card information to the Alumni Office, Baldwin Wallace University, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH  44017-2088 by Friday, September 26, 2008.    

                                          BW Homecoming Weekend Reservations - October 3-4, 2008

Name(s) ________________________________________  _____    _____________ Class Year(s)____


City, St., Zip ________________________________________________________                                      

Phone _____________                                     _____  E-Mail                                                                                      

Friday, October 3, 2008



   Hall of Fame Banquet -  Adults


@ $18.00


   Hall of Fame Banquet - Children (8 & under)


@ $9.00

   Hall of Fame Banquet - Honorees & Guests


No Charge






Saturday, October 4, 2008




   Alumni Association Meeting




   Luncheon & Game - Adults 


@ $12.00


   Luncheon & Game - Children (8 & under)


@ $6.00


   Luncheon & Game - (Please circle) Honorees,  Alumni Council,
                                                            Alumni Band, '77 & ;78 Football Team


No Charge






   Yes, I'm interested in the Alumni Band!




Instrument __________________________________  Shirt Size _____








   Rock the SAC  Happy Hour and Dinner


@ $15.00











Please make checks payable to Baldwin Wallace University
Charge MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

Card #                                                                                                    Exp. Date                  

Please mail to:  Baldwin Wallace University Alumni Office, 275 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH 44107

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact the Alumni Office at (440) 826-2104; toll free at (888) BW-ALUM; fax (440) 826-2745; or e-mail

Thank you for your reservation.  Go Jackets!



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