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Homecoming 2014

ORU Homecoming 2014 - November 13-15, 2014
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    Alumni can register online by clicking the link above and logging into the online community. Non-alumni, please call our office at 918.495.6610 to register for events.

    Register by Phone
    You can call the Office of Alumni Relations at 918.495.6610 to register by phone.

    Reservations deadline: October 28. Advance reservations-with payment-must be made for ticketed events. Tickets must be picked up during Registration at the Hammer Center Lobby on November 14 and 15. Tickets will not be mailed.

    We can't guarantee the availability of tickets after October 28. We reserve the right to close registration for ticketed events when event is sold out.

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Homecoming Events


Thursday, November 13, 2014

TulsaTalks: Digital Strategies Conference
7:30 am-4:00 pm, Mabee Center South Lobby
Hosted by ORU Media Alumni
Visit the conference Web site to register: www.tulsa-talks.com.

Senior Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
6:00 pm, Hammer Center, Fenimore Alumni Room
Speaker: Hans Helmerich, Chairman of the Board, Helmerich & Payne
Five sponsored tables (seating 8 each) available for $1,000 each; call Jeanne Blackwell at 918.495.7336 to reserve. To buy individual tickets, please make a donation of at least $100 per ticket to the Senior Scholarship. Go to oru.edu/give. Under ORU Alumni Foundation, click on Donation to Another Designation. Type Senior Scholarship in the box that asks for your gift designation. (Fair market value: $35 per ticket)

Coffee Hangout @ the Hammer Center
8:00 pm-11:00 pm, Hammer Center
Live music: Handbells, acoustic guitar, and more
All alumni invited. While you’re here, view the Christmas lights in the Prayer Gardens!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Registration @ the Hammer Center
9:00 am-4:00 pm, Hammer Center

Prayer Tower Open House
9:00 am-10:45 am, Prayer Tower lobby

Innovate@50 Expo Event: Attend only
9:45 am-10:45 am, 12:00 pm-12:45 pm, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, LRC 3
(formerly Alumni Business Showcase)
Showcase for alumni businesses and ministries “committed to the global expansion of the gospel.”

Innovate@50 Expo Event: Booth rental only
9:45 am-10:45 am, 12:00 pm-12:45 pm, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, LRC 3, $100
(formerly Alumni Business Showcase)
Showcase for alumni businesses and ministries “committed to the global expansion of the gospel.” Booth rental: $100. Fee includes fully equipped booth, breakfast and lunch for two, and two tickets to the men’s basketball game.

Homecoming Chapel
10:55 am, Christ's Chapel
Reserved seating for alumni

College of Business Power Luncheon
12:15 pm-1:30 pm, Trustees Dining Room, GC 6, $20
All alumni are invited. Space is limited.

40-year+ Pioneers Lunch at Goldie's
12:15 pm, Goldie's Patio Grill, 5200 S. Lewis
For all alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators from 1965-74.

College of Education Open House
2:00 pm-4:00 pm, GC 5th floor

Alumni Class Visitation
2:15 pm-3:05 pm
Pick one and sit in. See the list at Registration and online.

Nursing Homecoming Reception
2:30 pm-4:00 pm, GC 3C03

History, Humanities, & Government Alumni Open House
2:30 pm-4:30 pm, GC 5D03

International Alumni Reception
2:30 pm-4:30 pm, International Student Center, Claudius Roberts Hall (East Wing-1st floor)
Worldwide alumni return to ORU!

English & Modern Languages Open House
3:00 pm-4:30 pm, GC 5B01

Freshman Honors Seminar
4:15 pm-5:05 pm, GC 4112
All alumni cordially invited.

40-year+ Pioneers Reception & Dinner
4:30 pm-7:30 pm, Skyline 60 (CityPlex Towers), $25
(4:30 reception, 5:15 dinner)
All alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators from 1965-74 are invited!

Accounting Alumni Dinner
5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Mabee Mezzanine, $25
A celebration of the ORU Accounting Program featuring alumni across five decades, including a special time to honor the stellar careers of longtime professors Ray Gregg and Terry Unruh. All alumni who majored in Accounting at ORU (or were taught Accounting by a current ORU faculty member) are encouraged to attend.

1990-99 Decade Reception: 'Just Desserts'
6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Mabee Center North Lobby, $5

1975-79 Decade Reception: 'Just Desserts'
6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Trustees Dining Room, $5

1980-89 Decade Reception: 'Just Desserts'
6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Holy Spirit Room, $5

2000-14 Decade Reception: 'Just Desserts'
6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Fenimore Alumni Room (Hammer), $5

Athletics Dept. Alumni Reception
6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Mabee Center South Lobby
All former athletes and coaches invited for light hors d'oeuvres.

Homecoming Worship Service
8:00 pm-10:00 pm, Christ's Chapel
Speaker: Brother Bob Stamps

Homecoming Post-Worship Reception
10:00 pm-11:00 pm, Christ's Chapel lobby


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Registration @ the Hammer Center
8:00 am-4:00 pm, Hammer Center

ORU Presidential Update with Dr. William M. Wilson & the President's Cabinet
9:30 am-11:00 am, Zoppelt 101 and 102
Q&A session to follow.

Alumni/Faculty Basketball & Volleyball Games
10:00 am-12:00 pm, Aerobics Center
Walk-ons Welcome!

Communication, Arts & Media PSO Mayor's Cup Rally
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Mooyah Restaurant, 69th & Lewis
For CAM alumni/friends/family/faculty. Come anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Free drinks with any purchase!

Women's Luncheon
12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Skyline 60 (CityPlex Towers), $15
Speaker: Ellen Stamps

Biology & Chemistry Alumni Council Meeting
12:00 pm-2:00 pm, GC 1B04

Graduate and Undergraduate Theology Combined Luncheon
12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Trustees Dining Room, $12

Engineering Alumni Homecoming Reception
1:00 pm-3:00 pm, GC 1D23

ORU Missions FAM Reception
2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Zoppelt 103
(Friends and Alumni of Missions)

Women's RA Alumni Tea
2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Fireside Room

Biology & Chemistry Alumni Reception
2:00 pm-4:00 pm, GC 3 Pit Area

Women's Chaplain Alumni Tea
2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Holy Spirit Room, $5

Alumni Homecoming Banquet
4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Studio One (Baby Mabee), $15
Enter to win a trip for two to the 2015 ORU Alumni and Friends Jerusalem Experience! When you are checking out, click on Win a Trip and fill out the required contest entry form.

Computing & Math Department Meet & Greet
5:30 pm-6:30 pm, Ralph & Darlene Fagin Garden Vista Room (Hammer 2nd floor)

Men's Basketball vs. University of Tulsa
7:00 pm, Mabee Center

Post-Game Reception
9:30 pm, Mabee Center court (time approx.)
For post-game excitement, join hundreds of fellow alumni on center court.