Thursday, October 13, 2016

School of Business Finance Lab Grand Opening
5:30 pm, Quick Center, Room 109
As the financial markets have become more complex, so have the digital programs and data sets used by industry. That is why we are excited for the grand opening of the SBA’s Finance Lab. Students will learn with the same tools used by traders in big Wall Street firms. Join faculty, students, staff and alumni in taking a tour of the new Finance Lab at Widener University and explore the unique learning environment where students will gain authentic experience in real-world wealth management.

Widener School of Nursing 50th Anniversary Celebration
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Founder's Hall Lobby
Help Widener School of Nursing and the Eta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta  Tau celebrate its 50th Anniversary during Homecoming weekend.  Come share in the history of the school from past and present leaders.   You can also enjoy taking in the rich breadth of music over the past 50 years as you snack on some hors d’oeuvres and sip your favorite beverage.
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Rainbow Reunion
6:30pm – 8:30 pm, University Center Atrium
The SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) students invite all students, faculty, staff, alumni, allies and friends for  a special rainbow reunion celebrating community and our Widener Pride!
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Sales & Marketing Alumni Beer & Cheesesteak Tasting
6:30 – 8:30 pm, University Center, Webb Room
All Sales & Marketing alumni are invited back to campus to kick off homecoming weekend with a beer and cheesesteak tasting.  Join your fellow alumni for a night of catching up over a Fall sampling of beers paired with everyone's favorite Philly food! 
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ASB (Alternative Spring Break) Reunion
Calling all ASB alumni! The committee has decided to move the reunion to the Spring so be on the look out for more information on a Spring 2017 reunion.   Please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumnioffice@widener.edu if you are interested in helping to plan this reunion.
 


 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wolfgram Memorial Library Open House and Ribbon Cutting
10:00 am –12:00 pm, Wolfgram Memorial Library
Join faculty, staff, friend, student and fellow alumni for ribbon cutting of the new spaces within the Wolfgram Memorial Library.  You will be able to tour the new spaces, see all of the changes and even have a chance to win some great raffle prizes.  Light refreshments will be served.

Oral Histories
10:30 am –12:30 pm, Freedom Hall
The PMC Museum, in collaboration with the Wolfgram Memorial Library, welcomes all PMC reunion class members to take part in the oral history project.  The theme of the oral histories project is to create a recollection of PMC and prepare future reunion classes. These recordings are produced by current communication students, under the supervision of Tim Scepansky, the Media Production Coordinator.

ROTC/PMC/Veterans Homecoming BBQ 
12:30  – 3:30 pm, Memorial Field
All are welcome to join Widener’s ROTC and veteran students for a homecoming BBQ.  Family
friendly and suitable for all ages!
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PMC Museum Committee Class of 1966 Exhibit Preview 
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Alumni Auditorium, PMC Museum
Join the PMC Museum Committee for a welcome reception and unveiling of the new homecoming
displays in the PMC Museum.
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All PMC Reunion Welcome Cocktail Reception
5:00 - 8:00 pm, Lathem Hall
All PMC alumni are invited to kick off their Homecoming/Reunion weekend during the welcome
reception. It is a chance to reunite with classmates from all PMC years and coordinate the rest of the
weekend festivities!  Price includes your refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks. 
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Athletics Hall of Fame
7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Schwartz Athletic Center, Gymnasium
Alumni and friends of the university are invited to celebrate this exciting time in Widener’s history as the second class of inductees is welcomed into the Athletics Hall of Fame.  Join the Widener community for a cocktail reception and induction ceremony honoring the achievements and legacy of our greatest athletes. Inductees Include:
• Tom Deery '81, football
• Joe Fields '75, football
• Jack Klotz '56, football
• Maureen McGinn '82 women's basketball
• Wally Rice '72, men's basketball
• C. Alan Rowe, men's basketball coach
• Debbie Smuda '93, women's track & field
• Richie Weaver '72, men's track & field
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African American Alumni Homecoming Kick-Off Meet Up  - Bowling!
7:00 – 9:30 pm, Brunswick Zone, Boothwyn, PA
We invite all of our alumni to come start off Homecoming weekend with a night of bowling.  Price includes: Buffet food, unlimited soft drinks, shoe rental, and lane time.
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Women’s Field Hockey vs. Gwynedd Mercy
7:00 pm, Edith R. Dixon Field
Come out and cheer on the Widener field hockey team as they take on Gwynedd Mercy.

Campus Movie – Ghostbusters
7:00 - 10:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Room 122
End your day with the first viewing of the new Ghostbusters on the large screen in Freedom Hall. 

Homecoming Stargazing with Dr. Augensen
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Kirkbride Hall, Room 507
All are welcomed to join faculty and students from the School of Arts and Sciences, to view planets, nebulae, clusters and galaxies at the Widener University Observatory. Soft pretzel and a beverage will be provided. Rain Date: Oct. 15 at 7:30PM.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

PMC Museum Welcome Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 am, PMC Museum, Alumni Auditorium
The PMC Museum will be open for all to stop in and view the wonderful exhibit and hear the stories of PMC past from the PMC museum committee members themselves.  Light breakfast and coffee will be served.
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Homecoming Welcome Breakfast and Information Hub
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Pride Café, University Center
All Widener alumni are invited to start their homecoming Saturday by stopping by the information hub to pick up information about the weekend, campus maps, and other general information, or take a trip down memory lane by having brunch in the Pride Café, opening at 10am. All are welcome!
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2nd Annual Widener Football Alumni Flag Football Game
9:00  – 10:30 am, Quick Stadium
All football alumni are welcome to come out and take on fellow football alumni in this annual flag football game held on the field just prior to the big homecoming game.

Continuing the Tradition: PMC Broom Drill Passing of the Flag and PMC Museum Presentation
9:00 – 10:00 am, Alumni Auditorium and PMC Museum
This now acclaimed annual event celebrates the traditions of PMC here at Widener.  Come see the ceremonial passing of the golden reunion class broom drill flag onto the newest Widener ROTC alumni class.
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4th Annual Widener Roller Hockey Alumni Game
10:00am-12:00pm., Marple Sports Arena, 611 Parkway Dr  Broomall, PA
Inviting all Widener Roller Hockey alumni for the fourth annual alumni game.  Game will include a jersey for each player with a logo and number, two hours of rink-time, referee, scorekeeper and beverages. 
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Widener Baseball Alumni Game
10:00 am – Noon, Baseball Field
All baseball alumni are welcome to come out and take on the current Widener Baseball team during their annual homecoming alumni game.

Class of 1966 Golden Reunion Champagne Brunch
10:30 am –12:30 pm, Lathem Hall
The class of 1966 is celebrating their 50th reunion!  Everyone from the class of 1966 and their guests are welcome to celebrate this golden milestone with a special champagne brunch.  Join your fellow classmates in toasting to the golden year!
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Widener University Parents' Network Family Weekend Networking Brunch
10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Pride Den (Lower Level, University Center)
Parents and families of current Widener students are invited to campus to connect with faculty, staff and other parents and learn more about Widener. This session will provide both information and provide networking opportunities. Please join us for brunch and networking in the Pride Den located in the lower level of the University Center. Following our reception is our Homecoming pre-game activities and game, please consider participating!

Homecoming Spirit Information Hub
11:00 am –1:00 pm, Corner of 17th & Melrose
Located at pass way through Metropolitan Hall is the Spirit Information Hub where alumni and families can pick up information about the weekend, campus maps, and other general information. Stop by and grab your Pride spirit giveaway!!

Women’s Volleyball vs. Neumann
11:00 am, Schwartz Athletic Center
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s volleyball team as they take on Neumann.

Widener Swimming vs. Misericordia
11:00 am, Schwartz Athletic Center
Come out and cheer on the Widener men's and women’s swim team as they take on Miseracordia.

Widener Swimming Alumni Meet Up
11:00 am, Schwartz Athletic Center
Catch up with fellow swimming alumni while cheering on the Widener men's and women’s swim team as they take on Misericordia.  Register online for the meet up and have a meal or drink of us at the Pride Tailgate after.  Check in will be located in the Schwartz Athletic Center Lobby near the Wellness Center.
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Academic Row at the Stadium, School and Center Receptions:
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Just outside of Quick Stadium
Stop by and visit Widener faculty and staff before the football game at the school and center hosted receptions.  Each school and center will feature their own activities. 
• College of Arts & Sciences
• School of Business
• School of Engineering
• School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies

Widener Homecoming Pride Tailgate
Noon – 5:30 pm, Quick Stadium
All are invited to enjoy music, Jim’s steaks, beer and soft drinks at our game-time gathering. So come out before or during the game to grab a bite to eat, catch up with friends, and show your Widener Pride!

Special Meet Ups Include:

  • Phi Mu
  • Class of 2006

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Widener Homecoming Day Football Game vs. Stevenson
1:00 - 3:30 pm, Quick Stadium
• Golf Cart Parade Winners Announced
• Color Guard Presentation
• Halftime Broom Drill
• Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen

Post-Game Reception hosted by BSU and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Reception
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Webb Room, University Center
Alumni, students, families, and friends come out for this great annual Homecoming tradition.  Whether you’re a member of the African American Alumni Chapter or the MSA presidents’ council the BSU/Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites all to join them in catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while honoring the 2016 African American Alumni Scholarship recipients.
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All PMC Reunion Fall Fest
4:00 – 7:30pm, Alumni Auditorium & 1963 Memorial Lawn
After the game join your fellow PMC alumni for a night of making memories and Fall frivolity.  We invite all PMC classes back for a casual night of sharing their stories of PMC day while enjoying the Fall evening.  After dinner gather in the museum for dessert where you can reminisce and share your own PMC story. 

’81Championship Football Team Reunion
4:30 – 6:30pm, Uno Chicago Grill
After the game join your fellow championship teammates to reminisce about times on the gridiron and at Widener.  We invite all members of the 81' Championship football team to a reception celebrating such a wonderful accomplishment in Widener's history.  
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Widener Women’s Soccer vs. Lycoming
5:00 pm., Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s soccer team as they take on Lycoming.

2nd Annual French Alumni Homecoming Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Upper Lobby
The Widener French Program invites all student and alumni, who participated in the academic study of French at Widener, back for dinner celebrating the global reach of French culture. 
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African American Alumni Food & Wine Reception
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Quiet Lounge, Lower Level University Center
We invite all of our alumni for a happy hour of food, fellowship, and fun!  Light fair and libations will be served.
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Forward Together: Trial and Triumph **Cancelled**
6:00 pm, Founders Hall, Lobby
Join us for an evening that celebrates our champions, honors our scholars and set a course for the future of CHSS (Center for Human Sexuality Studies).

Class of 1966 Golden Reunion Dinner Dance
6:00 – 9:00 pm., Lathem Hall
The Class of 1966 is invited to join their classmates for an evening of dinner, dancing, and a commemorative champagne toast.  Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and a three-course dinner, while dancing the night away.  Guests must be 21 or older, and a member of the Class of 1966.
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African American Alumni & Student Poetry Slam and Spoken Word
7:00 – 8:30 pm, Quiet Lounge, Lower Level University Center
We invite all of our alumni and student are invited for an evening of shared spoken word.  All are welcome to participate.
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Campus Movie – Ghostbusters
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Room 122
End your day with the first viewing of the new Ghostbusters on the large screen in Freedom Hall. 

Widener Men’s Soccer vs. Lycoming
7:30 pm, Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener men’s soccer team as they take on Lycoming.