Raider Days Homecoming and Parents Weekend

Friday, Sept. 29

Traveling Exhibit: German Iowa and the Global Midwest
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. | DeWitt Learning Commons

This traveling exhibit, created by the Old Capitol Museum at the University of Iowa, highlights the history of Germans in Iowa, discussing immigration, communities and politics.  Yet the exhibit isn't only about the past; it uses the experience of Germans in Iowa to investigate pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, bilingualism and multiculturalism during times of national emergency.

Chapel: Rev. Bob Bouwer '84
10:05 a.m. | Christ Chapel

The Rev. Bob Bouwer is senior pastor at Faith Church in Dyer, Ind.

Celebration Banquet 
5 p.m. Student Showcase & Appetizers; 6 p.m. Dinner | Bultman Center

Everyone's invited to the Celebration Banquet (previously known as the Legacy Banquet) as we celebrate donors, students and a brand new way to spread red. Enjoy food and fellowship with each other and students, as well as musical and dramatic entertainment. Donors previously notified will receive complimentary tickets at the door. All others are welcome to attend at a cost of $15 each. Reserve your tickets by Sept. 22 by contacting Aletha Beeson: events@nwciowa.edu.

Children's Theatre: Fantastic Mr. Fox
7 p.m. | DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Reserve tickets starting Sept. 19 at nwciowa.edu/tickets. Alumni and their family members may attend for free.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Traveling Exhibit: German Iowa and the Global Midwest
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | DeWitt Learning Commons

This traveling exhibit, created by the Old Capitol Museum at the University of Iowa, highlights the history of Germans in Iowa, discussing immigration, communities and politics.  Yet the exhibit isn't only about the past; it uses the experience of Germans in Iowa to investigate pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, bilingualism and multiculturalism during times of national emergency.

Red Raider Road Race (5K run & 1-mile walk) 
9 a.m. | Registration fee: $25/runner; $30 day of race; $15 to walk

Register at nwciowa.edu/raider-road-race

The 24th annual Red Raider Road Race starts on the boulevard between Christ Chapel and the DeWitt Learning Commons.

1-mile route
5K route

Art Exhibition & Artist Reception
9 a.m. | Korver Visual Arts Center

Enjoy a Te Paske Gallery reception with Bob Kroese '77, Pella, Iowa, who carves bird sculptures. Members of the class of 1977 are special guests.

Graduate School & Adult Learning Reception
9 to 10 a.m.| Common Grounds

Graduate School & Adult Learning students and alumni are invited to the DeWitt Learning Commons for coffee and socializing.

Red Raider Alumni Games 
9 a.m. | Men's Basketball | Bultman Gym
9:30 a.m. | Baseball | NWC/MOC-FV Diamonds
1 p.m. | Men's Soccer | NWC Soccer Field
5 p.m. | Softball | NWC/MOC-FV Diamonds

To play in any of the alumni games, contact Kara Smit, athletic department administrative assistant.

Morning on the Green
10 a.m. to noon | Campus green

Bring the kids to our family-friendly carnival. Booth proceeds benefit student clubs and organizations.

Parent Check-in & Reception 
10:30 a.m. | Ramaker Center

Nametags and a schedule of the day's events will be available.

Reception with Retired Faculty and Staff
10:30 a.m. | Ramaker Center

Retired professors, staff members and alumni are invited to enjoy refreshments and reminiscing.

Athletic Recognition Luncheon
11 a.m. | Vermeer South Dining Room
Tickets: $10/person

Family and friends of Red Raider Hall of Fame inductees are invited to celebrate their honor. Tickets are $10 per person. Contact Kara Smit, athletic department administrative assistant, to make reservations.

Tailgate Picnic & Class Reunions
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Campus Green
$7/adult; $5/child, 6-10; children 5 and under free

All alumni, parents and campus visitors are invited to a catered tailgate picnic before the Raider football game. Space under the tailgate tent will be designated for alumni from the classes of 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2012 and 2017. 

Raider Football vs. Morningside
1:30 p.m. | Korver Field

Parents can get into the football game for free by showing your student's ID at the pass gate, which is on the southwest corner of DeValois Stadium. NWC Distinguished Alumni Award winners will be recognized at halftime.

Children's Theatre: Fantastic Mr. Fox
4 p.m. | DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Reserve tickets starting Sept. 19 at nwciowa.edu/tickets. Alumni and their family members may attend for free.

Raider Soccer vs. Mount Marty
5 p.m. (women) & 7:15 (men) | NWC Soccer Field

Distinguished Alumni Banquet
5:30 p.m. | Vermeer Dining Room

Guests are invited to celebrate Northwestern's three 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, who will be honored for their professional achievement, service to humankind and service to Northwestern College. Contact Aletha Beeson, events@nwciowa.edu, for ticket information.

Concert & Parents Reception
7 p.m. | Christ Chapel
Post-concert reception for music parents | Vogel Community Room

Enjoy the sounds of the A cappella Choir, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Heritage Singers, Women's Choir and student soloists, followed by a reception for the parents of students involved in music at Northwestern.

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