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Thursday, June 6

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Residence Halls/Registration Open
Bowers Hall is the reunion headquarters throughout the weekend. Alumni staying in one of the modern, air-conditioned residence halls can check into their rooms before beginning the first day’s activities.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Box Lunch
A boxed lunch will be available to grab and go. Relax in the Bowers Hall Lounge or find a shady spot on campus to enjoy your lunch. 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Campus Tour
Reacquaint yourself to campus, which since your college days has nearly doubled in area and undergone a $120 million transformation. But don’t panic – Wallace Hall, Dahl Chapel and Auditorium, the Ninth Street residence halls and many other landmarks are still where you remember them. Golf cart transportation provided.

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Beyond Coil Pots
We’re swinging open the doors to the ceramics studio and firing up the kilns! Join Art Professor Janis Wunderlich for a hands-on demonstration as she helps you make your own Monmouth College Christmas ornament. A few brave souls will even have an opportunity to throw clay on the pottery wheels. Please note: No wheelchair access to the studio; guests must be able to navigate stairs to the ceramics studio. RSVP required because of space limitations. Items created will be fired and shipped following Golden Scots Weekend. This session is also offered on Saturday afternoon.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Service with a Smile
By special request! An opportunity to add to the splendor of our already-beautiful campus – assist in spring beautification efforts. Join First Lady Lobie Stone and others for an insider’s look at what it takes to maintain our 112-acre campus, and also hear about beautification plans. Then get your hands dirty and help plant flowers around our newly renovated Grier Hall. Please note: Guests may get a little dirty – plan accordingly!

6:30 PM
Kick-off Dinner
Meet Monmouth’s 14th President, Dr. Clarence R. Wyatt, and First Lady Lobie Stone at an evening cookout on the campus lawn just outside of Bowers Residence Hall and north of the beautiful Trubeck Garden.

8:00 PM
Evening Social
Wind down after a busy day by sharing memories and conversation with classmates in the Bowers Hall Lounge. Beverages and snacks provided.


 Friday, June 7

7:00 AM
Morning Exercise
Get your heart pumping while giving your knees a rest with a brisk walk on Monmouth’s well-cushioned 200-meter Niblock Memorial Indoor Track. Or bring your racket and play a round of tennis on one of our six outdoor courts.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Educational Garden & Farm Tour
Students produce a remarkable variety of food crops in their small but mighty campus garden. Learn about the produce they grow, vegetables they can, honey they collect, and seedlings they start in a greenhouse built from scratch. Committed to green living, they compost food waste from the dining hall, pump water collected from drain pipes using solar power, and rotate crops to keep the garden productive all season long. A six-acre farm – featuring an orchard, berry plants and a variety of produce – is managed two blocks east of the garden.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Brush up on your music trivia as Monmouth College President Dr. Clarence R. Wyatt and MTV Co-founder and Trustee Dwight Tierney '69 looks back on the history and culture that shaped a musical revolution.

11:30 AM. - 1:00 PM
Taste of Monmouth
Even though Melings Restaurant is gone, Monmouth still has its share of culinary gems. Sample local favorites at this mini “Taste of Monmouth” set up just for you! Small bites will be available from local food vendors while you catch up with classmates and other Monmouth faculty and staff.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Barley Hops and Yeast … Oh My!
Chemistry Professor Brad Sturgeon will discuss DeNovo Beverage of Monmouth, a “pico” brewery startup. Brad will share how the science-business connection he began with the Monmouth Coffee Project in 2010 –which became Scots Roast – has evolved into a brewery partnership with Dr. Steve Murmann ’80. You will not only learn the science behind beer-making, but you will also get to try samples!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Holt House Open House
Open house of the founding home of Pi Beta Phi’s Alpha Chapter. Shuttle transportation provided.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Kappa Kappa Gamma Open House
As Monmouth College’s second Alpha chapter, Kappa Kappa Gamma represents a 149-year-old legacy on campus. Take an opportunity to view the lovely new home of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Alpha Xi Delta Open House
Monmouth’s Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Xi Delta has the distinction of being the closest active chapter to the birthplace of the women’s fraternity, which was founded in nearby Galesburg. Tours of the Beta Epsilon chapter’s house will be available.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Former Theta Chi Open House
The Intercultural House residence hall dates to 1939, when it was built to house the Beta Kappa (later Theta Chi) fraternity. Today, the spacious building houses students from several countries as well as the Office of Intercultural Life. Visit with our Intercultural House staff and view this historic home.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
African American Alumni Meet Up
Gather and reminisce about your time at MC!  Meet Monmouth’s Director of Multicultural Student Services, Regina Johnson ’01, and hear about the work she is doing with our current students and alumni. Also, hear from Marnie Dugan ’95, Director of Wackerle Career and Leadership Program, as she details the work she is doing with the Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni (MINA).

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Q & A with Senior Staff
Wonder how the Monmouth College experience has changed since you were a student? Hear from senior staff: President Clarence R. Wyatt; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Mark Willhardt; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Laura Hutchinson; Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Research and Planning Christine Johnston; Vice President for Development & College Relations John Osterlund; Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications Trent Gilbert; Vice President for Finance and Business Richard Marshall; and Associate Vice President of Communications and Marketing Duane Bonifer. It is a great opportunity to ask questions that range from the specific to philosophical.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Social Change in the Media
Communication Studies Professor Josh Hawthorne and Communication Studies Professor Emeritus Lee McGaan ’69 will reflect on social change in the media including the impact on regional newspapers.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Building a Legacy
Bequests? Annuities? Charitable Remainder Trusts? Join fellow alumni for a wine and cheese reception to learn about deferred and planned gifts in a session about practical estate planning and the many ways to pass on your legacy.

6:00 PM
Progressive Dinner
Experience the ambience of the College’s stunning campus while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres on the lawn of Quinby House; salad in the Stockdale Student Center main dining room; a main course in the Center for Science and Business; and then dessert and live music on Bowers Residence Hall patio.

8:30 PM
Evening Social
Wind down after a busy day by sharing memories and conversation with classmates in the Bowers Hall Lounge. Beverages and snacks furnished.

9:00 PM
Star Gazing
Join physics faculty to view the heavens through the 20-inch Trubeck telescope in the Adolphson Observatory. Among objects that will be visible: Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, the Whirlpool Galaxy and the Sombrero Galaxy. Please note: There is no wheelchair access to the observatory; guests must be able to climb several metal steps to the observatory deck. RSVP required because of space limitations. 


 Saturday, June 8

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Exercise
Get your heart pumping while giving your knees a rest with a brisk walk on Monmouth’s well-cushioned 200-meter Niblock Memorial Indoor Track. Or bring your racket and play a round of tennis on one of our six outdoor courts. 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakfast Buffet

8:30 AM
Annual Appreciation Breakfast (Invite only)
Members of the 1853 Society and McMichael Heritage Circle, along with 10-year members of the Loyal Scots Society, will be special guests at this private breakfast.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Evolution & Revolution: Monmouth’s Changing Landscape
Generous alumni and visionary leaders have transformed the campus into a community showplace, well-equipped to meet the academic and residential demands of the modern college student. Join Jeff Rankin, Monmouth College editor and historian, to hear how the campus has developed over the decades.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stewart House Open House
Open House of Kappa Kappa Gamma’s founding home in Monmouth. Shuttle transportation provided.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pi Beta Phi Open House
This year marks the 151st anniversary of Pi Beta Phi’s founding. The Alpha Chapter’s home was dedicated in April 2016.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fraternity Complex Open House
Built in 1966, the three-wing building contains living and meeting space for three of the college’s fraternities: Zeta Beta Tau, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Each building contains a spacious lounge and chapter room.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Politics Then and Now
Political junkies and Class of ’69 alumni Chet June and Bill Trent give us a look at how political discourse has changed – or has it? Chet will compare politics today to those during Andrew Jackson’s election and administration. Bill will give a history of political discourse over the past two-plus centuries. Be prepared for a lively discussion.

Noon - 1:30 PM
Cookout Lunch
Had a pork tenderloin sandwich lately? Enjoy this western Illinois culinary classic and dine al fresco in the open air of Dunlap Terrace.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Reunion Class Photos
    12:30 PM – Class of 1974

    12:40 PM – Class of 1969

    12:50 PM – Class of 1964

    1:00 PM – Class of 1959 & 1954

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Kieft Summer Research Student Panel
Pattee Auditorium, Center for Science & Business
Monmouth College students who conduct research on campus this summer won’t discover a cure for cancer or diabetes, or identify a new comet. But the experience gained by the students in this eight-week Kieft Summer Research Program will give them intensive hands-on experience with the type of instrumentation and research methods they will need to master should they continue on paths toward related fields of study. Hear from current students in the program, learn about their projects and engage in questions ranging from research methods to the best menu item in the cafeteria.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Campus Tour
Reacquaint yourself to campus, which since your college days has nearly doubled in area and undergone a $120 million transformation. But don’t panic – Wallace Hall, Dahl Chapel and Auditorium, the Ninth Street residence halls and many other landmarks are still where you remember them. Golf cart transportation provided.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Beyond Coil Pots
We’re swinging open the doors to the ceramics studio and firing up the kilns! Join Art Professor Janis Wunderlich for a hands-on demonstration as she helps you make your own Monmouth College Christmas ornament. A few brave souls will even have an opportunity to throw clay on the pottery wheels. Please note: No wheelchair access to the studio; guests must be able to navigate stairs to the ceramics studio. RSVP required because of space limitations. Items created will be fired and shipped following Golden Scots Weekend. This session is also offered on Thursday afternoon.

5:30 PM
Reunion Class Socials and Dinners
Join members of your class for refreshments and reminiscing, followed by a private dinner at 6:00 PM Alumni not celebrating milestone reunions are invited to dine with the classes of 1954, ’59, ’64, ’69 or ’74.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Boogie Fever
Kick off your shoes and enjoy tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Join our DJ for dancing and entertainment! 


 

Sunday, June 9

9:00 AM
Chapel Service
Led by Monmouth Chaplain the Rev. Dr. Teri M. Ott, this special service will pay a nostalgic tribute to chapel services of old, including familiar hymns. Recently departed classmates will be memorialized.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Closing Breakfast
Main Dining Room, Stockdale Student Center

1:00 PM
Residence Halls Close

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