Lincoln College invites public to Homecoming activities and events
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[November 05, 2014]
LINCOLN - Lincoln College will be
celebrating Homecoming during the week of Nov. 3 to 8, 2014. In
addition to Spirit Week activities for students, several events are
scheduled which are open to the public, including the Athletic Hall
of Fame banquet, a tour of the Creekside Outdoor Center for
Environmental Education, a women’s alumni basketball game, and the
men’s homecoming basketball game featuring special halftime
The Fine Arts department will also be presenting the
Moss Hart/George Kaufman comedy “You Can’t Take it With You” on the
main stage of the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts beginning
Wednesday, Nov. 5.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be Friday, Nov. 7, in the
Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium and includes a cocktail reception from
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program.
The event is open to the public, but seating is limited and
reservations are required. Adminssion fees are discounted for
children 18 and younger. Contact Mary Jo Werth in the Advancement
Office to register: phone (217) 735-7217 or toll free 877-522-5867,
or e-mail email@example.com. The 2014 Hall of Fame class
includes alumni Mike Lumpp (class of 1962), Dennis Werth (class of
1973), Lynn Thompson (class of 1981), and former coaches Allen
Pickering and Cynthia Slayton Jackson.
A tour of the Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education
is planned for Saturday, Nov. 8. A bus will leave from the Lincoln
Center parking lot at 10 a.m. and return at 11 a.m. Lincoln College
professor Dr. Dennis Campbell will conduct the tour, and encourages
participants to dress warmly and to wear boots or other shoes
suitable for walking outdoors. There is no charge for this event.
The Lincoln College Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 8, so alumni and other friends returning to campus
for activities can shop for Lynx gear.
The Lincoln Heritage Museum will open early on Saturday, Nov. 8, for
walk-through tours of the second floor “life review” gallery from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission for the walk-through will be at a
discounted rate. The regular audio-video tours will be offered from
1 to 4 p.m. at the regular admission price.
A women’s basketball alumni game will tip off in the Jack D. Nutt
Arena at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. All former Lincoln College
women’s basketball players are invited to come back for a little
friendly competition on the court. Anyone interested in playing
should contact women’s basketball coach Carol Wilson by e-mailing
or calling (217) 732-7317. There is no charge for this event.
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The highlight of Homecoming will be the men’s basketball game
Saturday afternoon. The Lynx will take on St. Louis Community
College at 2 p.m. in the Jack D. Nutt Arena in the Lincoln
Center. Special entertainment is planned for halftime, including
the introduction of the Homecoming Court. Lynx fans are asked to
wear white to ‘white out’ the arena. General admission will be
based on bleacher seats or chair back seats with discounts for
seniors and children 12 and under. LC students are free with
“You Can’t Take it With You,” is a depression-era romantic
comedy about a nice girl from a very eccentric family who falls
in love with a nice boy from an uptight, upper-class family. The
play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the film
adaptation won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Picture.
The show opens on the main stage of the Johnston Center for the
Performing Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and will be the final
production for the Fine Arts department’s fall theater season.
The cast features Lauren Stanfield, Tegan Follis, Kendall Katz,
AJ Cook, India Stoddard, and Pat Carroll (Lincoln); Charles Irby
and Chris Bass (Peoria); Isaiah Denton (Plano); Lauren Jones
(Cerro Gordo); Geoffrey Lindow (Marengo); Pat Ray (Buffalo
Grove); Ryan Huggins (Oak Park); Angelique Tally (Chicago) and
Levert Wilkins (Evergreen Park); Brett Nelson (Island Lake);
Ashley King (Plainfield); Sara Klemm (Warrensburg); and Alexa
Maxey (Elkin, NC).
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 9. The play will
be performed in three acts with an intermission, and is
appropriate for all ages. General admission will be charged for
adults with seniors and student discounts. Call the Johnston
Center box office at (217) 735-7280 to reserve tickets.
[Tracy Bergin, Lincoln College]