Homecoming & Family Weekend

WELCOME!

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 1 & 2 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 2013 Homecoming Committee

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Friday, November 1, 2013

 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 Zak Ward!  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
7:15 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) or rsvp@daemen.edu for tickets and information.

8:00 PM;  Lumsden Gym
Mens Basketball Exhibition
Come cheer on the mens basketball team in their first exhibition 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 (on campus)
MusicalFare Theatre Presents: MASTER CLASS
Meet the famed Opera Diva, Maria Callas, a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny pedagogue holding a voice master class.  Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career including her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis.  MASTER CLASS, by the acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally, won the 1995 Tony Award.

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.

9:00 PM;  Wick Backyard Firepit
Casual 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 2, 2013

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 October 22; 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.

2:00 PM;  Lumsden Gym
Annual Alumni vs Wildcats Women's Basketball Exhibition
Whether a Wildcat or a Warrior fan, our alumni players prove that the Daemen spirit stays strong at any age.  Come see our alumni players take on our current Wildcats 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: MASTER CLASS
Meet the famed Opera Diva, Maria Callas, a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny pedagogue holding a voice master class.  Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career including her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis.  MASTER CLASS, by the acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally, won the 1995 Tony Award.

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.

5:30 - 7:30 PM;  Wick Dining Room
HOMECOMING CABARET!: NOMADIC FEAST!
The journey begins by roaming 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 Nomadic Feast are only $5.00 presale by October 28; 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
HOMECOMING CABARET!: AN EVENING WITH TOM DELUCA
This second phase of the evening features the incredible stage show by world-renowned and award winning hypnotist, Tom Deluca.  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 with Drea D'Nur and Verse!
We slide the party next door to our Social Room transformed into a dazzling Casino Cabaret with musical entertainment by special guest artist Drea D'Nur and Verse!   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.

 

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