Oktoberfest 2012 Schedule

Friday, October 12

11 a.m.
Third Annual LVC Golf Classic
Fairview Golf Course, Lebanon, Pa.
Join your teammates and friends for the annual golf outing and fundraiser to support LVC Athletics. Lunch and Registration begins at 11 a.m. and is followed by a 12:30 p.m. shot gun start. Dinner immediately follows the tournament. Space is limited. Contact Rick Beard ’90, M’92, director of athletics, at 717-867-6363 for registration and sponsorship opportunities.

5–6:30 p.m.
Volunteer Recognition Party
Peace Garden
We want to thank our dedicated LVC alumni, parents, and friends for volunteering their time and energy to the various committees and programs during the past year. We celebrate their time, effort, and unparalleled support of LVC.
Event by Special Invitation Only

Multicultural Parade Watch Social
Friendship House, College Avenue
Friends, family and alumni of the Office of Multicultural Affairs are invited to stop by the Friendship House at 104 College Ave. for a treat and watch the parade!

6 p.m.
First Annual Homecoming Parade
Join students, alumni, and friends of LVC and support the 2012 Homecoming Parade. The parade starts at the 500 block of East Maple Street and ends at Mund College Center.
Alumni are welcome to enjoy the parade with the Office of Alumni Programs on the porch of 50 N. College Avenue. 

6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
The Ghosts of LVC
Porch, Mund College Center
Join Dr. Kevin Pry ’76, associate professor of English, on a 90-minute haunting walk through the LVC campus.
Advance registration required.

7:30 p.m.
LVC Pep Rally
Arnold Field
Celebrate LVC Athletics at the LVC Pep Rally featuring captains from LVC’s fall sports teams and the LVC Marching Band.

8:30 p.m.
Bonfire, Food, and Music
Arnold Field
Continue the pregame celebration with live entertainment and much more. Go Dutchmen!

Saturday, October 13

9:30–10:30 a.m.
Parents and Alumni Breakfast with Lewis E. Thayne, Ph.D. President
Mund College Center, Lehr Dining Room
Parents and alumni are invited to a casual continental breakfast with College administrators. There will also be a welcome from Lewis E. Thayne, Ph.D, 18th President of LVC at 10 a.m.  Hosted by the LVC Parents' Council.  Advance registration required. Current students are welcome to attend and may register for free under the Oktoberfest Student Package. 
Cost: $8 per person, children ages 10 years and under are FREE.

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest Registration
Big Tent, Arnold Field

Stop by Registration for the following:
  • Oktoberfest BBQ Lunch Tickets
  • Updated Schedule of Events
  • Oktoberfest Headquarters and Information Desk
10 a.m.
Alumnae Softball Game
LVC Softball Stadium
LVC welcomes former team members for an alumnae softball reunion game. Friends and families are welcome to cheer them on. Don’t forget to bring your gear!

10:30 a.m.–Noon
Academic Department Open Houses
Meet faculty members and learn more about current department projects and happenings. Click here to view the list of open houses and department locations.

11 a.m.
A Feast for the Eyes: A Guided Gallery Tour
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
Join Katlyn Landes ’13, gallery intern, in an exclusive guided tour of the exhibition, A Feast for the Eyes. The exhibition focuses on the importance that food has played in still-life paintings.

11 a.m.
The Global Experience:  An overview of Study Abroad

Leedy Theater, Mund College Center
Learn more about LVC’s off-campus study programs located in 11 countries. Students who have recently returned from LVC study abroad programs will discuss their experiences and answer your questions.

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Activities for Future Dutchmen
Lawn Adjacent to Arnold Field
Calling all future Dutchmen! Children ages 10 and under are welcome to join free organized activities, crafts, and games provided by campus student groups. Parents or a family member must accompany their child.

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Oktoberfest BBQ Lunch
Big Tent, Arnold Field
Enjoy the pregame, all-you-can-eat picnic buffet with fellow alumni, parents, students, and friends of LVC. This tailgate picnic features the ultimate grill favorites, including pulled pork BBQ, Italian sausage, chicken kabobs, and much, much more.
Advance registration required.
Cost: $20 per person, children ages 10 years and under are FREE.
Students with LVC meal plan are also required to pre-register.

Friendship Open House Social
Friendship House, College Avenue
Calling all friends, family and alumni of the Office of Multicultural Affairs! Stop by Friendship House at 104 College Ave. to meet and reunite with peers and alumni. Refreshments will be served.

12 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Messiah College
Herbert Field

12 p.m.
Alumni Soccer Pickup Game
Herbert Practice Fields
Men's soccer celebrates 40 years at the Valley this year. Join fellow teammates and fellow men's soccer alumni in this pick-up game. Friends and family are welcome to cheer them on.  To register, contact Tim Mehl '09, assistant men's soccer coach at tjm002@lvc.edu

1 p.m.
Men's Football vs. Wilkes University
Arnold Field
Halftime activities include the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen, plus a performance by the fantastic LVC Marching Band.

2 p.m.
Men's Soccer:  40-Year Celebration Tailgate
Parking Area between McGill Baseball Park and Herbert Soccer Field
Join men's soccer alumni for a tailgate celebration.  To register, contact Tim Mehl '09, assistant men's soccer coach at tjm002@lvc.edu

3 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Messiah College
Herbert Field

4–6 p.m.
Alumni Post-Game Tent Party and Reunion Celebration
Celebrating the Classes of ’02 and ’07, 5 and 10 year reunions
Big Tent, Arnold Field
Stop by the Big Tent after the game for light refreshments, great entertainment, good friends, and to toast the classes of 2002 and 2007 as they celebrate reunions. Exclusive event for alumni and friends. Advance registration required. Cost: $5 per person advance registration; $10 per person at the door.

4–5:30 p.m.
5th Quarter Game Show and Ice Cream Social
Synodinos Commons, Lynch Memorial Hall
Test your LVC knowledge with Chaplain Paul Fullmer in the Valley trivia challenge and win cool LVC prizes. Plus, enjoy an ice cream sundae with all the fixings. Event is hosted by the Student Alumni Association.
Exclusive event for current students and their families. Advance registration required.
Cost: $5 per person, FREE to current LVC students.

6 p.m.
Women's Field Hockey vs. Stevenson University
Arnold Field

6:15 p.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Reception
6:45 p.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Mund College Center, Phillips and Lehr Dining Rooms
Together, we celebrate all Dutchman athletes and give special honors to the newest inductees into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Advance registration required. Cost: $32 per person, past inductees receive a discount of $10 off.

2012 Inductees
Lora Zimmerman Boozer '01
Gregory J. Hessinger, Esq., ’87
Mark R. Hofsass ’95
Patrick J. Loughney ’99
Frank Shupper ’46*
Natalie Baruka Smith ’97
Joann Giannettino Snider ’90

Team Recognition
1973 Men’s Soccer Team

8 p.m.
The Evasons - Mentalist Duo
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center
Jeff and Tessa Evason have been delivering unforgettable performances since 1983 and never failed to shock audiences with surprising telepathic feats. Siegfried and Roy presented the husband-wife team with the SARMOTI Award as their favorite act. The Evason’s have also been featured on television shows like “The World’s Greatest Magic” on NBC and “Powers of the Paranormal” on Fox.

Oktoberfest Package Deal
Purchase the Oktoberfest Deal exclusively for alumni and parents by combing three-great events for one discounted price!

The Alumni Oktoberfest Deal includes:
  • Breakfast with President Thayne
  • Oktoberfest BBQ Lunch
  • Alumni Post-Game Tent Party
The Parent Oktoberfest Deal includes:
  • Breakfast with President Thayne
  • Oktoberfest BBQ Lunch
  • 5th-Quarter Game Show and Ice Cream Social
Package Cost:  $25 per person, a total savings of $8