Homecoming weekend offers numerous events for returning alumni and current students to celebrate
April 22th, 2015
by Nadiyah Suleiman
TWU celebrated Homecoming last weekend with activities spanning over several departments lasting April 16-18. The Music Department recognized its 100th year, the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods turned 75 years old, the Social Work Department boasted 40 years of accreditation, the College of Nursing celebrated its 60th year, several productions of “Henry V” were shown throughout the weekend and The Lasso celebrated its 100th year of publication.
Homecoming began Thursday, April 16 with Convocation and the University Picnic. Shortly after Convocation, TWU’s Music Department recognized its 100th year with an event hosted by Professor Lanelle Blanton. The day ended with an Honors Recital in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.
Friday, April 17, marked the true beginning of the Reunion Weekend, with Registration and Check-In at the Alumni House at 9 a.m. Simultaneously, the Dental Hygiene Department hosted its 4th annual Nancy Glick Symposium in CFO Room 204. The Symposium included a presentation by Dr. Jeff Pope titled “Minimally Invasive Periodontal Surgery,” Scientific Posters presented by TWU Dental Hygiene Students, a Vendor Fair, and a Silent Auction that served as a fundraiser for scholarships.
Friday evening was full of events commemorating specific milestones. The Social Work Program held its celebration of 40 years of accreditation in Old Main. A service was held at the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods in honor of the deceased members of the Class of 1965 and recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Chapel itself. Dinner was provided before a TWU Softball Double Header started; the event was free with a Homecoming ID. The Music Department continued to celebrate its 100th year with a free student and alumni choir reunion concert in Margo Jones Performance Hall and a reunion party in Hubbard