Homecoming & Family Weekend

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HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND is the time for students, family, alumni, and faculty to come together to mix and meet, and share in the ever changing experience of Daemen College.  This year we will be featuring several showcase events and activities during the weekend.  We invite you to join the entire Daemen College community this weekend and participate in the festivities.

We hope you will join us November 7 & 8 to enrich your connection with the college community.  Let's celebrate this great little place called Daemen College and the people who have helped to get us where we are today.   We look forward to seeing you in November!

- The 2014 Homecoming Committee

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Friday, November 7, 2014 

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM;  Wick Center Cyber Café
Wildcat Welcome TGIF!
A warm "Wildcat Welcome" to our entire Daemen family to this TGIF gathering featuring some Buffalo-themed favorites, including live music by Daemen's own Jeremy Hall and his Ten Cent Howl duo, finger foods, and a selection of fine wines and frothy ales to sample.  We’ll also have a Photo Booth and other attractions, just for the fun of it!  A great chance for students, faculty, families, and alumni to have some fun and meet and greet.   Free Admission.  Hosted by the Daemen College Alumni Ambassadors.


6:30 PM - Cocktails;  Wick Center Social Room
7:00 PM - Dinner
Distinguished Alumni Dinner!
Reserve your seats for this dinner that recognizes several outstanding alumnae/alumni, and also get to meet and mingle with the Presidents of Daemen’s student organizations.  Presale tickets only -- contact the Alumni Relations Office (716-839-8212) for tickets and information.


8:00 PM;  Lumsden Gym
Men's Basketball Exhibition
Come cheer on the men's basketall team in their first exhibition game of the season, as they take on Medaille College in our home gym.  Let the Wildcats out of the cage!


8:00 PM;  MusicalFare Theatre

MusicalFare Theatre Presents:
It was a time when Lenox Avenue dives in Harlem were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is the acclaimed Broadway musical revue featuring Fats Waller music of the 1920s and 30s.  Five performers present an evening of rowdy, rollicking, finger-snapping songs that capture the moods of uptown clubs and downtown Tin Pan Alley. 

Call (716) 839-8540 to make your ticket reservations directly with MusicalFare Theatre.  {Ask for the $5 Homecoming & Family Weekend discount off the regular admission cost of $42.}  Tickets are just $15 for high school and college students.
- MusicalFare Theatre on campus

9:00 PM;  Wick Backyard Firepit
Backyard Campfire
Come enjoy the warmth of a campfire, some hot cider, and donuts, while listening to some unplugged acoustic entertainment.  Hosted by Daemen's Greek organizations.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

10:15 AM;  Wick Center Lobby
Wellness Walk
Bring your walking shoes and sign up to start the day with an invigorating walk with members of Daemen’s Health & Wellness Club.   Sign up for either the 5K neighborhood walk, or the 2K on-campus loop.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM;  Wick Center Dining Room
Acoustic Bluegrass Brunch & Market Walk
Enjoy this lively buffet-style brunch featuring musical entertainment by The Pointless Brothers Bluegrass Band, and the incredible illusions of Garrett Thomas.  Several of Daemen’s student organizations, artists, and hobbyists will also have booths and displays set up in a city-style marketplace for your perusal and patronage.  

Tickets for the brunch are only $5.00 presale by November 5; or $6.50 cash-at-the-door.  Current resident students do not need to buy a ticket {part of board plan}; children under 5 years old are free. Make reservations online (see below).


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Brunch Wick Center Dining Room,
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Meeting: Wick Center Executive Board Room

DC/RHC National Alumni Association Open Meeting
All graduates are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Alumni Association, hosted by the National Board of Governors and the Buffalo Chapter Council.  We will begin at the Entertainment Brunch followed by the meeting in the Executive Board Room. This meeting is also the official installation of the
National Board of Governors and the Buffalo Chapter Council.  The brunch is included for all alumni attending the meeting. Additional guest tickets are available for $5. Please call 716-839-8212 or rsvp@daemen.edu to register.


2 PM;  Lumsden Gym
Annual Alumni Women's Basketball Exhibition
Whether a Wildcat or Warrior fan, ,our alumni players prove that the Daemen spirit stays strong at any age.   Come see our alumni players take on the current student team.

2:00 - 3:00 PM;  Wick Center backyard
Car Decorating Contest!
The annual Homecoming Car Decorating contest will again award $200 to the student group (any group of three or more students) with the best decorated car.  The Student Association Senate will select the winning student group  -- Judging will be based on creativity, craft, design, and overall appeal.   Organizations can sign up in the Student Activities Office, and each entering organization is eligible for up to $25 in decorating supplies (see the Director of Student Activities of details.)


4:00 PM and 8:00 PM;  MusicalFare Theatre (on campus)
MusicalFare Theatre Presents:
It was a time when Lenox Avenue dives in Harlem were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is the acclaimed Broadway musical revue featuring Fats Waller music of the 1920s and 30s.  Five performers present an evening of rowdy, rollicking, finger-snapping songs that capture the moods of uptown clubs and downtown Tin Pan Alley. 

Call (716) 839-8540 to make your ticket reservations directly with MusicalFare Theatre.  {Ask for the $5 Homecoming & Family Weekend discount off the regular admission cost of $42.}  Tickets are just $15 for high school and college students.
- MusicalFare Theatre on campus

5:30 - 7:30 PM;  Wick Dining Room
MAGICAL AUSSIEFEST - an Australian Barbecue Feast!
The evening begins "down under" with various themed food stations while sampling fine wines, ales, and lighter beverages to the musical accompaniment of The Hot Club of Buffalo -- WNY's premier Gypsy Jazz ensemble!  

Tickets for the Magical Aussiefest are only $5.00 presale by November 5; or $9.25 cash-at-the-door.  Current resident students do not need to buy a ticket {part of board plan}; children under 5 years old are free.   Make reservations online (see below). 

7:30 PM;  Wick Dining Room
I HATE RABBITS with James Galea
This second phase of the evening features the incredible stage show by world-renowned Australian magician James Galea.  He has mesmerized hundreds of audiences across the country and now he's coming to spend a hypnotically entertaining evening at Daemen!  Admission is free.

9 PM - 11:30 PM;  Wick Social Room
CASINO NIGHT
We slide the party next door to our Social Room transformed into a dazzling Casino Cabaret with live musical entertainment!   Admission is free, and a stack of playing chips is $5.   Try your hand at casino-style games played with chips that get "cashed-in" for lottery tickets to some terrific prizes!   Hosted by Lambda Chi Iota sorority.


RESERVATIONS MADE ONLINE through EVENTBRITE at the Daemen College website:

Reservations accepted through November 5, 2014

 

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