It's time to break out the Beaver attire as the excitement and festivities of the annual Homecoming celebration at Buena Vista University begins Friday, October 5.
The activities start with the 4th annual BVU Career Symposium starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. Former BVU students will share their success with current students in panel discussions or one-on-one conversations. This gives students the opportunity to network with graduates in their field of interest, have their resumes critiqued and find out the secrets behind the successes of BVU alumni.
Also on Friday is the traditional Homecoming Parade. Beginning at 4 p.m., the parade runs north on Lake Avenue.
Saturday's activities begin at 11 a.m., with the Cornerstone Guard and Alumni Awards Luncheon in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum. Along with the induction of the Class of 1951, the lunch will honor the reunion classes of 1941 and 1931 and all alumni of 50 years or more. Ted and Doris Fritcher of Storm Lake will be awarded the 2001 Wendell Halverson Outstanding Friend Award, Mark Ribich, '95, of St. Louis, will be presented with the 2001 Keith Briscoe Alumni award, Dick Utter '50, of Storm Lake, will receive the 2001 Henry Olson Distinguished Service Award, and Quentin Wittrock '81, will be presented with the 2001 John Fisher Alumni Award.
Also at 11 a.m., is the Tailgate Barbeque on the lawn south of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum. Reunions for the Class of 1961, Class of 1965-67, Class of 1976, Class of 1985-87, and the Class of 1991 will take place at this barbeque. The Kappa Tau Delta reunion will also take place at this time.
Kids activities will begin at 12:15 p.m., inside J. Leslie Rollins Stadium Gate. Activities include a magician, face painting and balloons.
The BVU Beavers will take on the Loras College in the Homecoming football game at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. BVU Homecoming Royalty and alumni award winners will be presented at halftime. Following the game, the Fifth Quarter Fest will be held in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum Grand Ballroom. This a a time for an informal gathering with BVU friends, professors, acquaintances, as well as an additional time for all class reunions to continue their celebrations.
Homecoming activities will wrap up on Sunday, October 7, with the annual BVU Band and Choir concert. The Concert will be held in Schaller Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m.
For more Information on Buena Vista University's 2001 Homecoming alumni activities, contact Amy Jones, BVU's director of alumni relations and annual fund, at 712-749-2101.