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Schedule of Events

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check back often for updates.

* = Denotes that registration is requested by October 12 (registration extended!).

 


Welcome Center & Registration

Please stop by to check in, pick up registration materials, and sign the message board!

  • Friday:  2:00-5:30 p.m.
    Heath Hill Alumni House
  • Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Williams Patio, Abernethy Physical Education Center

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Homecoming T-Shirts*

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Pre-order your shirt through registration and pick up your shirt(s) at the Welcome Center & Registration on Friday or Saturday (times and locations listed above).
$18/shirt. 
The sale of Homecoming T-shirts supports the Catawba Psychology Club.

 


Thursday, October 18

  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    CatChat
    Hedrick Little Theatre

Friday, October 19

  • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    College Bookstore Open
    Bookstore, Cannon Student Center

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Alumni Golf Tournament and Fundraiser*
    The Revival at Crescent Golf Course
    1:00 p.m. - Check-In, BBQ lunch, and team photos
    2:00 p.m. - Shotgun start
    Awards will be presented at the conclusion of play.
    $100/golfer; $75/young alumni golfer (classes 2018-2008)
    $30/tee buster, mulligan package

    Tournament is limited to only 18 teams, so register your team early!
      If you can’t play, but you want to support the Catawba Fund through sponsoring a hole ($100 each) please call the Alumni Office at (704) 637-4394 by October 5.

  • 2:00-5:30 p.m.
    Welcome Center and Registration 
    Heath Hill Alumni House (2113 Brenner Avenue)
    Please stop by to check in, pick up registration materials, and sign the message board!

  • 3:00 p.m.
    1988 Football Team-Stadium Walk-Thru
    Shuford Stadium
    Join current players and coaches as they walk through game day plans!

  • Alumni College Classes*

    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    This Will Only Take a Minute: Writing Flash Fiction
    Dr. Forrest Anderson, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English
    Room TBD, Hedrick Administration Building
    This session will provide a short introduction to the briefest of prose forms: flash fiction (also known as fast fiction, micro fiction, or short-short stories). Usually limited to 500-words, these short forms—a real creative challenge—are increasingly popular. During our session, we’ll read and discuss examples of the form as well as compose our own flash fiction.


    Forensic Science
    : Blood on the Floor 
    Dr. Carmony Hartwig, Associate Professor of Biology and Dr. ChaMarra Saner, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Room TBD, Hedrick Administration Building
    Experience techniques used by forensic science investigators, from blood spatter analysis to DNA fingerprinting.  


    4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Demystifying Data Analysis
    Earl Givens, Director of Corriher-Linn-Black Library
    The I.C.E. (Innovate. Collaborate. Engage.) Box, Corriher-Linn-Black Library
    Struggling to build your organization's ability to work with data? Kick-start your data culture by learning a hands-on activity that introduces the non-technical folks in your organization to data analysis. Plus, come experience Catawba’s newest, innovative learning space with cutting edge technology.

     

  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Homecoming Networking Social
    Brady Courtyard Tent, Robertson College-Community Center
    Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend, network and socialize. Don’t forget your business cards. 

  • 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Volleyball Reunion
    Chiefs Club Room, Abernethy Physical Education Building
    All former volleyball players are invited to this casual reception prior to the Catawba Volleyball game. RSVP to Jeff Childress, Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Development, at jchildre@catawba.edu. Please include your name, class year and the years you played volleyball.

  • 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    1988 Catawba Football Team 30th Reunion Social*
    DJ’s Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes Street
    No cost to attend, but please pre-register to be included on the guest list.

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Women’s Volleyball vs. Lenoir Rhyne University 
    Goodman Gymnasium, Abernethy Physical Education Center

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Shuford Science Open House and Telescope Viewing
    Shuford Science Building
    Come visit with Dr. Miderski to view the sky through Catawba’s telescope, Dr. Rakes in the Nursing Lab and Dr. Bolin and students showcasing their research and answering your questions.

  • 7:30 p.m.
    Class of 2008 10th Reunion Social*
    New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N Lee St
    No cost, but pre-registration is requested to be included on the guest list for the private event space.

  • 7:30-8:00 p.m.
    Talent Showcase*
    Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center
    Contact Professor Chris Zink at cdzink@catawba.edu if you are interested in performing.

  • 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
    Class of 1978 40th Reunion Social* 
    2nd Floor, City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher Street
    $20/person covers private room, appetizers, 1 drink ticket. Thanks to several 1978 classmates who donated to defray the costs! 

  • 7:30 p.m.
    Class of 2018 1st Reunion Meet Up*
    Rooftop, Go Burrito (115 W. Fisher Street)
    No cost to attend, but please pre-register.

  • 7:30 p.m.
    Dead Athenian Society Dinner*

    Third Place Coffee House, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel
    Dinner and fellowship for all current members and alumni of the Dead Athenian Society. No cost to attend, but please pre-register.

  • 7:30-8:00 p.m.
    Talent Showcase*
    Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center
    Contact Professor Chris Zink at cdzink@catawba.edu if you are interested in performing.

  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.
    1998 Men's and Women’s Championship Soccer Team 20th Reunion*
    1st Floor, City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher Street

  • 8:00 p.m.
    Blue Masque Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception*
    Hedrick Little Theatre, Robertson College-Community Center
    Inductees for 2018 are Linda Kesler ’83, David R. Latham ’86, Mia Self ’92, and David Pulliam. 
    $30/person.


Saturday, October 20

  • 7:00-9:30 a.m.
    Catawba Challenge 5K Presented by New Sarum Brewery*
    Front Steps, Abernethy Physical Education Building
    5K course will include loops of our beautiful campus and will end on the track of Shufford Stadium. Check-in at the front steps of the Abernethy Physical Education Building. Please park in the theatre or Ketner lots.
    • 7:00 a.m. — Registration and Packet Pick-Up
    • 8:00 a.m. — Catawba Challenge 5K ($25/runner; $20/Catawba alumni, students, faculty, staff); 5K course will include loops of our beautiful campus and will end on the track of Shuford Stadium. Check-in at the front steps of the Abernethy Physical Education Building. Please park in the theatre or Ketner lots.
    • 9:15 a.m.—Awards Presentation at Newman Park
      Register for 5K

  • 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
    Welcome Center, Registration and Mind, Body, Soul Tailgate

    Williams Patio, Abernethy Physical Education Center
    Drop by to check in, pick up registration packets, sign the message board, grab giveaways, enjoy DJ music, games and more!

  • 9:30 a.m.
    Class of 1968 50th Reunion Photo
    Lobby, Abernethy Physical Education Center

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Alumni Awards Ceremony and Alumni Brunch*

    Goodman Gymnasium, Abernethy Physical Education Center
    $15/person; children under 6 are free; members of the Class of 1968 are free. 
    The Alumni Award Recipients for 2018 are:

    Allan Autry ’08 — Young Alumni Award for Career Development,
    Robin Tynes ’12 — Young Alumni Award for Service,
    John Balls ’70 — Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement,
    Marvin Moore ’99 — Distinguished Alumni Award for Service.
    Class of 1968 50th Reunion — Class of Distinction

    $15/person; children under 6 are free; members of the Class of 1968 are free.

  • 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
    1988 Catawba Football Team Tailgate*
    Tent by Hayes Field House
    No cost to attend, but please pre-register for headcount. Food will be provided.

  • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    College Bookstore Open
    Bookstore, Cannon Student Center

  • 11:00-11:45 a.m.
    1988 Football Team Field House Tour
    Hayes Field House

  • 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Mind, Body, Soul Trolley Shuttle
    Do you need a lift to campus from your hotel or a ride from a campus parking lot to the stadium? Jump on Catawba's Mind, Body, Soul Trolley Shuttle and enjoy the fun ride. (Servicing the Salisbury Hampton Inn and Comfort Suites).
    Trolley stop schedule will be posted soon!

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Class of 2008 10th Reunion Tailg8*
    Catawba Tent, Lawn of Abernethy Physical Education Center
    $10/person includes Class of 2008 Reunion tumbler. BYO food, drinks.  

  • 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
    Ralph W. Ketner School of Business Open House
    Cloninger Guest House
    Come join the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business and its Departments of Accounting, Business & Economics, and Communication. See old friends, make new ones, celebrate our recent successes, and learn about the plans for our shared future! 

  •  12:15 p.m.
    Class of 1978 Official 40th Reunion Photo
    Steps, Abernethy Physical Education Building
    Rain location: Goodman Gymnasium

     

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Class of 2008 10th Reunion Photo
    Meet at Class of 2008 Tailg8 Tent
    Rain Location: Goodman Gymnasium
     

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Class of 1968 50th Reunion Watch Party*

    Wurster Presidents Box, Shuford Stadium
    No charge. Pre-registration requested.

  • 1:30 p.m.
    Football vs. Tusculum 
    Shuford Stadium

  • Following the football game (will conclude by 8:00 p.m.)
    Mind, Body, Soul:  Catawba’s Campaign for Growth Kick-Off Celebration*

    Robertson College-Community Center
    Join us for food and beverage and an exciting announcement about Catawba’s growth!

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Women’s Soccer vs. Anderson College
    Frock Field
    Recognition of the 1998 Women’s Championship Soccer Team at halftime.

     

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Class of 1968 50th Reunion Dinner*
    Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive
    Pre-registration is required.
    $25/person for buffet dinner. Cash bar available.  


  •  7:30 p.m.
    Men’s Soccer vs. Anderson College
    Frock Field
    Recognition of the 1998 Men’s Championship Soccer Team at halftime.

  •  8:00 p.m.
    1998 Men's and Women’s Championship Soccer Team 20th Reunion Celebration*
    DJ’s Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes Street
    No cost to attend, but please pre-register to be included on the guest list.

  • 8:00 p.m.
    1988 Championship Football Team 30th Reunion Celebration*
    The Fish Bowl, 127 E. Innes Street
    No cost to attend, but please pre-register to be included on the guest list.

 


Sunday, October 21

  • 11:00 a.m.
    Homecoming Worship Service

    First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah Street