Celebrating yoU

Homecoming 2015 is a celebration of the greatest part of Evangel University…you! Join your friends and family Oct. 1-3 for a number of favorite events and the return of EU Soccer. Think of the moments you celebrate in life…a promotion at work, a birthday with friends, or the simple joy of engaging in a life that impacts different corners of the world. Celebrate your impact and the place that helped make it possible: Evangel University. Celebrating yoU is your chance to catch up with friends and greet others that call Evangel home.

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Homecoming Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 1st

  • 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Departmental Activities

  • 10:00 a.m.

    10:00 a.m.


    Join students and faculty for worship and hear an encouraging story of God’s faithfulness from Michelle (Myers) Jahnke (’03).

  • 2:00 p.m.

    2:00 p.m.

    Alumni Panel @ Barnett Recital Hall

    The Honorable Sam Der-Yeghiayan ’75, United States federal judge, Northern District of Illinois
    Amanda (Wachsmuth ’00) Heavens, Vice President in Operations Risk and Control with Morgan Stanley
    Dr. Linda (Marquardt ’76) Mintle Chair of the Division of Behavioral Health, Department of Primary Care, Liberty University, Author and Radio Show Host
    Dr. Norman Mintle ’74, Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts, Liberty University
    Steve Poppen ’91, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the Minnesota Vikings

  • 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    EU County Fair @ The Quad

    Complete with food, games and good dose of down home fun for the entire family. Cost is $7 per person. $4 for kids 11 and under. Pay at the door.

  • 8:00 p.m.

    8:00 p.m.

    EU’s Got Talent @ Chapel

    An annual favorite, students compete for cash prizes by dazzling the audience with their unique talents. This competition is judged by yoU!

  • 9:00 p.m.

    9:00 p.m.

    Concert featuring Nate & The Saints @ Chapel

    Join us for a free concert from an EU Alum Nate Sallie and his band. Check them out and don’t miss this great concert.

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Friday, October 2nd

  • 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Departmental Activities

  • 9:00 a.m.

    9:00 a.m.

    Golf Tournament

    The beautiful Rivercut Golf Course is again scheduled to host our annual golf tournament. Individual and team registrations are available and proceeds will benefit the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    10:00 a.m.


    Special Speaker - Dr. Carol A. Taylor, President of Evangel University

  • 12:00 p.m.

    12:00 p.m.

    Lunch and Learn

    Come enjoy lunch while listening to 3 successful Evangel Alums speak on how Evangel University prepared them for their unique calling and how we, as Alumni, can cultivate relationships with current students to help them succeed in their calling.

    Dr. Brendon Delport (Opthalmologist at Ozarks Community Hospital)
    Dr. Shonna Crawford (Professor of Education at Evangel University)
    Dr. John Davidson (Director of Discovery and Development with the General Council of the Assemblies of God)

  • 2:00 p.m.

    2:00 p.m.

    Islam in America

    William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS
    Presented by Dr. Mark Hausfeld – President of AGTS at Evangel

  • 5:00 p.m.

    5:00 p.m.

    Kid’s U-Night

    While parents are enjoying homecoming festivities, the youngest members of the alumni family will be having a blast.

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  • 5:30 p.m.

    5:30 p.m.

    Class Dinners @ University Plaza

    Reconnect with classmates and reminisce about college days. This dinner will be held at the University Plaza Hotel. Open to anyone in addition to the honored classes listed.

    Honored Classes:

    • 50 Year Class of 1965, joined by the Pioneers
    • 40 Year Class of 1975
    • 25 Year Class of 1990
    • 10 Year Class of 2005

  • 7:00 p.m.

    7:00 p.m.

    Lights Run 5K Run/Walk

    Benefitting Convoy of Hope
    Register at http://www.convoyofhope.com/lightsrun

  • 8:30 p.m.

    8:30 p.m.

    Gabfest @ Riggs Hall Foyer

    Enjoy refreshments and live music with all the generations of Evangel alumni in Riggs Hall. Gabfest is an opportunity to mingle and catch up with friends new and old.

  • 9:30 p.m.

    9:30 p.m.

    Pep Rally @ Ashcroft Center

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Saturday, October 3rd

  • 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Departmental Activities

  • 11:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    Celebration Luncheon @ University Plaza

    Join us for a buffet meal with those closest to your class years. You’ll also hear from our inspiring Alumni Association Award and Tree of Honor Recipients.

    Distinguished Alumni are:
    Bob Ferguson (EU '85)
    Rev. David Crabtree (CBC '81);

    Outstanding Young Alumni are:
    Amanda (Wachsmuth ’00) Heavens (EU)
    Rev. Nick Poole (CBC '05);

    Trees of Honor recipients are:
    Dr. Glenn Bernet
    Shirley (Hanson ’62) Shedd
    Gene Thomlinson.

  • 1:30 p.m.
    & 3:30 p.m.

    1:30 p.m. (Women's) & 3:30 p.m. (Men's)

    Men’s and Women’s Soccer

    Lake Country Soccer Complex
    Help us kick off the inaugural season of women’s soccer and the first men’s season since 1974, as both take on the Avila Eagles.

  • 4:30 p.m.

    4:30 p.m.

    Tailgate @ The Quad

    $7 for adults, $4 for kids 11 and under. Pay at the door.

  • 7:00 p.m.

    7:00 p.m.

    Football Game @ Plaster Stadium

    Evangel takes on the Graceland Yellowjackets with halftime performances by the EU Marching Band and presentation of the Homecoming Court.

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