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Park University's Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

Harvest Fest 2014

Sept. 19 & 20

(Sept.18 for Class of 1964 only)

Join Us for a Pirate Weekend in Parkville!

Reunion years ending in "4" and "9, Nursing Program,
1984 Men's Soccer Team, Men of Chestnut and the Stylus Staff
Please check back often for updates

Register now for Harvest Fest 2014

Please register by Sept. 12 for events marked with

McCoy Meetin’ House will be available for conversation and relaxing throughout the weekend. Catch up with your friends, meet new ones. Snacks and beverages available.

Thursday, Sept. 18 (Class of 1964 only)


2–6 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets
6 p.m. Golden Reunion Dinner, Park Distance Learning Conference Center
50th Reunion Dinner for the Class of 1964, FREE to class members and their plus one, reservations required

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Friday, Sept.19
Attend Class
List of specific classes open to visitors will be available Sept. 1, from the Office of Alumni Relations.
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets to events
9--11 a.m. Welcome Alumni Reception and Continental Breakfast
University White House Garden
11 a.m. Transportation from campus to the luncheon
Park and catch the bus next to the flag triangle, reservations required
11:30 a.m.--Noon Reception, Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Noon Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64105 Map  $25 per individual ticket, Table Sponsorships available.

Distinguished Alumnus
Darryl Forte, '92
Kansas City, Mo., Chief of Police

Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award
SuEllen Fried, '74
Anti-bullying expert and community volunteer

Park Promising Young Professional
Rodrigo Neri, '09
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Instin, LLC

1:30 pm Transportation to campus, immediately following the luncheon
2--5 p.m. Reunion groups and class meetings/socializing
various campus locations, details to be mailed to reunion groups
3–4:30 p.m. McAfee Memorial Library Open House
Tour the newly remodeled library. Visit special exhibits.
Campanella Gallery--
Fishburn Archives--"The Life and Legacy of George Shepard Park"
The library and special exhibits are open Fri., 8 a,m,--4:30 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.--4 p.m.
5–6 p.m. Alumni Match--Student/Alumni Networking Reception, Julian Field
An opportunity for alumni and students to interact professionally, sign up and bring your business cards. Sponsored by the Career Development Center and the Alumni Association
5–6 p.m. ‘Ritaville – Margaritas, beer, etc. under the tent at Julian Field
6--7:30 pm Harvest Fiesta – Mexican buffet dinner
margaritas, beer and wine compliments of the Alumni Association with the purchased of a dinner ticket, $10
6 p.m. Women’s Volleyball, Breckon Sports Center, West Dome
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
7:30 pm Alumni Volleyball and Basketball, times to be determined, watch your email for details
8 - 11 pm Party in the Park, English Landing Park
Bring your family. Meet up with friends, enjoy the music and food, cash bar. Karaoke contest starts at 9 pm, prizes

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Saturday, Sept. 20
8:30--5 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets to events
9--10:30 a.m. Alumni Association Business Meeting, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
The Alumni Council will present an update on the recent activities of the Alumni Association including the creation of a strategic plan and expansion of its volunteer program. Also:       
Golden Diploma
presentations to the Class of 1964
“Park Today,” learn what is happening at your alma mater in 2014
9 a.m. Women’s Alumni Soccer Game, Julian Field
10 a.m. Softball Alumni Game, Softball Complex
10 a.m.--Noon Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing Program Open House and Alumni Reunion, Visit the new home of Park’s premier nursing program in Hawley Hall. See a demonstration of the latest equipment at 11 a.m.
10 a.m.--4 p.m. Family Fun Day, Chapel Lawn
Photo booth, bounce houses, balloons, face painting and more… Community members are welcome to join the fun!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pirate Den, Chapel Lawn East
Beer and wine for sale, operated by the American Legion
Noon--2 p.m. Zarda BBQ Lunch, Chapel Lawn
Noon--2 p.m. Reunion Luncheon, Chapel Lawn, All alumni welcome!
Tables for classes ending in "4" and "9", Men of Chesnut, and all their friends, Look for your class on the table signs, $10
Noon--2 p.m. Stylus Reunion Luncheon, Chapel Lawn, $10
Noon Women’s Soccer, Julian Field
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
Noon Women’s Volleyball, Breckon Sports Center, West Dome
Park vs. William Baptist College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
2  p.m. Recognition of the 1984 Men's Soccer Team, Julian Field,
Park's first regional championship team
2 p.m. Men’s Soccer, Julian Field
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
2:45 p.m. Crowning of Harvest Fest Royalty and recognition of past royalty
4 p.m. Men’s Alumni Soccer, Julian Field
5 p.m. Transportation to Museum at Prairiefire. Reservations required.
6--9 p.m. "A Night at the Museum," Museum at Prairiefire, Nall and 135th Street, 5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223, Map

Park has reserved this exciting new museum for the evening, exclusively for our alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. The "little cousin" to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the museum will be exhibiting the AMNH's popular collection of Mythic Creatures, exploring such mysteries as griffins, dragons, unicorns, and sea monsters. As you enter, you will be greeted by the museum's resident T-Rex, a full-sized cast from the actual skeleton on display in New York.

Park University professors Scott Hageman and Brian Hoffman will be on hand to lend their expertise and give our guests a hands on experience with Park's collection of dinosaur bones.

Children are invited to experience the Discovery Room, full of hands on opportunities for young scientists.

Light appetizers compliments of the Alumni Association. Cash bar.

$10 Adults (Reg. $19); $8 Children 7-16 (Reg. $15 for 3-12); Children under 7 free, or SPECIAL RATE of $25 per family (maximum 2 adults plus 4 children 7 - 16)

9 p.m.


Transportation back to campus


A special Park University room rate of $95 per night is available at The Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff, 4000 North Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, Mo. Call (816) 841-3300 or (888) 236-2427 for reservations. Or, visit

Car Rentals
Need a car while visiting the Parkville area? For a discount at Enterprise Leasing,, use 05A8293. TO rent from Hertz,, use 1928274 .


Harvest Fest is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, Office of Alumni Relations,
Office of Student Life and the Athletic Department.

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, (800) 488-7275 or (816) 584-6207

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