Plans are in place for a "Priceless" Buena Vista University Homecoming celebration, October 4-6.
This year's event's are themed around all the "priceless" memories of BVU alumni, and begin with a career symposium Friday October 4, featuring many successful BV graduates sharing their secrets for a new generation of professionals.
The public gets into the act later in the afternoon, with the homecoming parade at 4:30 in downtown Storm Lake. Afterward alumni will hold a social gathering in the Siebens Forum, complete with door prize drawings.
Saturday gets started with a flag football game at 8 a.m., pitting informal squads with former BVU football players against one another on the green atop the Forum. Campus tours will be offered for all interested persons, leaving from the Forum information desk, starting at 10 a.m. At 11, the Cornerstone Guard and Alumni Awards luncheon will be held, The Class of 1952 are the special inductees this year. Also holding full-class reunions are the Class of 1942 and 1932, and all alumni from more than 50 years ago.
Alumni Recognition Awards for 2002 and the recipients include:
* Henry Olson Award - LaVerne Kloster (1954).
* John Fisher Award - Steve Dahm (1971).
* Keith Briscoe Award - Dr. Renee (Blong) Romig (1952).
* The Wendell Halverson Outstanding Friend Award - Adeline Green.
The Tailgate Barbeque will be held Saturday afternoon 11 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by the BV Club. Cost is $2 per person, and everyone is welcome. Recognized class reunions at this time include the Class of 1977, Cluster Reunion 1971-73, Class of 1992, Cluster Reunion 1996-98, 1952 and 1972 football conference camps reunion, and an Innovation Video staff reunion.
Kids' Activities will take place from noon-1:30 on Saturday, with games, prizes and face-painting inside the stadium gate.
The Homecoming Game starts at 1 p.m., as BVU takes on Luther College. After the game, a Fifth Quarter Fest welcomes everyone to the Forum ballroom. Visitors can meet old BVU friends, professors and coaches as the celebration continues.
Events wrap up on Sunday, October 6, with a Marquis Brunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the ballroom.
A BVU Band and Choir Concert will be held at Schaller Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m.