VIENNA, W.Va. – Hundreds of Ohio Valley University alumni, staff, and students will gather for a weekend of festivities Nov. 2-4, during the school’s annual Highland Days.
Highland Days is a new tradition for OVU. The event features OVU’s Homecoming Celebration, an alumni talent show, a special presentation of all athletic teams, coronation of Homecoming King and Queen, and the annual Alumni Awards luncheon.
Jack Thorn, director of alumni relations at OVU, said “Among OVU’s greatest strengths is its sense of community and love for the community. We welcome the extended OVU family to campus for a special weekend of fun and fellowship for this inaugural event.”
OVU’s homecoming celebration previously took place in January or February, noted Thorn. However inclement weather routinely served as a hindrance for traveling alumni. The University chose to incorporate the event within the newly formed autumn Highland Days.
A high point for the weekend will be the newly established “Points of Light” tradition. The Points of Light event serves to gather the OVU family, near and far, to collectively give thanks and pray. For those OVU alumni and friends who may not be able to attend this event in person, the University has encouraged them to gather around a point of light of their own that night at the exact same hour, 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The point of light can be a bonfire, fire pit, fireplace or single candle.
Special performances will include The Alumni Chorus, student groups, Lost-n-Found (contemporary Christian a cappella group), and OVU Music Review (including performances of select numbers from the Hello Dolly musical)!
Reunions are planned to reconnect with both Ohio Valley University and Northeastern Christian Junior College alumni. A special anniversary reunion is planned to honor pioneer students of the earliest classes. Members of class years ending in either "3" or "8" will also be honored ('63, '68, etc.).
A special “Encounter” experience is planned by the OVU Admissions Office for prospective students. Prospective students may attend classes, take a campus tour, sit in a chapel service, and more. To learn more about the weekend, visit www.ovu.edu or call 877.446.8668.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. OVU Encounter – Tours/Activities for High School Students
1:30 p.m. Express and Ambassadors, Roberts Chapel
5:30 p.m. Lost-n-Found Concert, Roberts Chapel
7:00 p.m. Alumni Chorus Rehearsal, Music Room following concert
8:00 p.m. OVU Music Revue, Erickson Theatre Featuring: OVU music talent, jazz band, and select
numbers from the "Hello Dolly" musical
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, OVU Cafeteria
8:00 a.m. Alumni Chorus Rehearsal, OVU Music Room
9:00 a.m. OVU/NCJC Reunions, Isom Academic Center Pioneer Student Reunion, OVU 1962-65 /
NCJC 1961-65 Mini Class Reunions, Class Years ending in "3" or "8"
10:30 a.m. Alumni Chapel, Roberts Chapel Featuring: Alumni Chorus, A Cappella Singers of OVU
Speaker: OVU President Harold Shank
11:30 a.m. Lunch, OVU Cafeteria
11:30 a.m. Alumni Awards Luncheon, Alumni Gym (reservations required) Tickets: Adults: $12,
Children (12 & younger): $6
2:00 p.m. Fighting Scots Sports Review, Snyder Activity Center
3:00 p.m. Homecoming King & Queen Coronation, Snyder following the Sports Review
4:00 p.m. Alumni Talent Show, Roberts Chapel Featuring Dan Kessinger ('83) and Rick Tincher ('84) as
5:30 p.m. Alumni Council Dinner, Ramsey Board Room (reservations required)
8:00 p.m. OVU Music Revue, Erickson Theatre Featuring: OVU music talent, jazz band and select
numbers from the "Hello Dolly" musical Tickets: $1 donation
9:30 p.m. Points of Light Ceremony, OVU Hudock Fountain SUNDAY,
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
2:00 p.m. OVU Music Revue – Matinee, Erickson Theatre Featuring: OVU music talent, jazz band, and
select numbers from the "Hello Dolly" musical Tickets: $1 donation
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a residential faith-based Tier I institution with four colleges offering 35 undergraduate degrees and a master of education degree to students from 28 states and 14 nations. To learn more about the university, visit www.ovu.edu.