Park University's Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

Harvest Fest 2014



Sept. 18, 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
Class of 1964 50th Reunion
 

Please check back often for updates.


 


Register now for Harvest Fest 2014

Please register by Sept. 12 for events marked with
 

Awards Luncheon | Reunion Luncheon | Soccer | "A Night at the Museum"

Harvest Fest on Facebook  |  Print the schedule (pdf)


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. Friends from other classes are welcome to purchase a ticket.

(Go to the Class of 1964 50th Reunion page)
 


Friday, Sept.19
"International Talk Like a Pirate Day"
 
Attend Class
List of specific classes open to visitors will be available Sept. 1, from the Office of Alumni Relations.
 
All Day Walking Tour of the Vincent Campanella Art Collection
Pieces of art from Park's own professor, the late Vincent "Campie" Campanella,  will be on display in various locations around campus. Pick up a map at registration.
 
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
Copley Quad Patio - Take a tour of Park's newest residence hall
 
10 - 11 a.m. Peace Journalism presentation, McCoy Meetin' House
Presented by Steve Youngblood, Director of Park University's Center for Global Peace Journalism and two-time J. William Fulbright Scholar (Moldova 2001 and Azerbaijan 2007)
 
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 "Dessert First" Reception, Kansas City Marriott Downtown, banquet foyer - Lemonade bar and cookies before the luncheon.
 
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. Registration required.
 
 Honoring:
Forte


Barclay

 

Distinguished Alumnus
Darryl Forte, '90
Kansas City, Mo., Chief of Police

Marlowe Sherwood Memorial Service Award
SuEllen Fried, '75
Anti-bullying expert and community volunteer
 


Torchlighter Award
Rev. David Laird Barclay, '53
Retired Alumni Council member and volunteer

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

 

Fried


Neri

1:30 p.m. Transportation to campus, immediately following the luncheon
 
2 - 5 p.m. Class of 1964 and friends - an afternoon to get reacquainted, Gibson Room, 3rd Floor Thompson Student Center
 
2 - 5 p.m. Reunion groups and class meetings/socializing
various campus locations, details to be mailed to reunion groups. The McCoy Meetin' House will be set up as a Hospitality Room.
 
3 - 4:30 p.m. McAfee Memorial Library Open House
Tour the newly remodeled library. Visit the Campanella Gallery exhibit, "New Directions in Graphic Design," and the special exhibit from the
Fishburn Archives,"The Life and Legacy of George Shepard Park."
Ribbon-cutting, guest speaker, refreshments and tours.
The library and exhibits are open Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sat.. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
5 - 6 p.m. Alumni Match--Student/Alumni Networking Reception, Chapel Lawn - 
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 on the Chapel Lawn
 
6 - 7:30 p.m. Harvest Fiesta - Mexican buffet dinner, Chapel Lawn
margaritas, beer and wine compliments of the Alumni Association with the purchased of a dinner ticket, $10 pre-registration, $12 at the door.
 
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 p.m. Men's Alumni Basketball, Breckon Sports Center
                                                    (Sign up to play)
7:30 p.m. Alumni Volleyball, Breckon Sports Center

                                                                  (Sign up to play)

8 - 11 p.m. 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!


 

Saturday, Sept. 20
 

All Day Walking Tour of the Vincent Campanella Art Collection
Pieces of art from Park's own professor, the late Vincent "Campie" Campanella,  will be on display in various locations around campus. Pick up a map at registration.
 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register at Park House
pick up schedules, maps and tickets to events
 
9 - 10:30 a.m. Alumni Association Brunch and Business Meeting, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel Lawn - Enjoy this complimentary brunch while you learn about the exciting things that are happening with the Alumni Association and Park University. Golden Diploma presentations to the Class of 1964
 
9 a.m. Women's Alumni Basketball Game, Breckon Sports Center

                                                            (Sign up to play)

9 a.m. Women's Alumni Soccer Game, Julian Field
                                                            (Sign up to play)
10 a.m. Softball Alumni Game, Softball Complex
                                                            (Sign up to play)
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, magic, funnel cakes and more! Community members are welcome to join the fun!
 
10:30 - Noon Stylus Office Open House, Copley-Thaw Hall, 1st Floor
Meet the students and staff of the 2014-15 Stylus
 
10:30 - Noon Park Sing, McCoy Meetin' House
Hosted by the Park Singers from the Class of 1964. Everyone welcome.
 
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, $10 adults, pre-registration, $14 at the door. Children welcome! $5 children 7 - 12, 6 and under FREE
 
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 adults, pre-registration, $14 at the door. Children welcome! $5 children 7 - 12, 6 and under FREE
 
Noon - 2 p.m. Stylus Reunion Luncheon, Chapel Lawn, $10 adults, pre-registration, $14 at the door. Children welcome! $5 children 7 - 12, 6 and under FREE
                                                              (Go to the
Stylus Reunion page)
 
Noon - 2 p.m. Nursing Program Reunion Luncheon, Chapel Lawn, $10 adults, pre-registration, $14 at the door. Children welcome! $5 children 7 - 12, 6 and under FREE
 
Noon Women's Soccer, Julian Field
Park vs. Lyon College
FREE entry with registration for any weekend event
 
2 p.m. 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
    
Wear your original sash!
        
(Don't have your sash? Tell alumnioffice@park.edu and we'll make one
            for you.)

 
4 p.m. Men's Alumni Soccer, Julian Field
                                                                 (Sign up to play)
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 museum will be exhibiting a 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 Tyrannosaurus rex, a full-sized cast from the actual skeleton on display in New York.

Park University Department of Natural and Physical Sciences faculty Scott Hageman and Brian Hoffman, '86, Ph.D., will be on hand to lend their expertise and give 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


Extras

Hotels - A list of available hotels can be found at www.park.edu/alumni/kchotels
 

Car Rentals
Need a car while visiting the Parkville area? For a discount at Enterprise Leasing, www.enterprise.com, use G51114. To rent from Hertz, www.hertz.com, use 1928274 .
 

 

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


 

 Questions?
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations
alumnioffice@park.edu, (800) 488-7275 or (816) 584-6207