Lincoln, IL. – Lincoln College will be celebrating Homecoming during the week of Nov. 4 to 10, 2013. In addition to Spirit Week activities for students, several events are scheduled which are open to the public, including a trivia contest, the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame banquet, a tour of the Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education, a women’s alumni basketball game, and the men’s homecoming basketball game featuring special halftime entertainment. The Fine Arts department will also be presenting Neil Simon’s “Rumors” on the main stage of the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Homecoming Trivia Night will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Davidson-Sheffer gymnasium. The cost is $10 per person; teams of up to eight players compete for a cash prize. Proceeds will be used to add to the campus’s outdoor furnishings. Water, tea, lemonade, popcorn and snack mix will be provided. Contact Jeff Nelson to register at (217) 732-3155 ext. 315 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams can also register at the Student Activities office in the Meyers-Evans Student Center. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5; team registration fees may be paid at the door.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be Friday, Nov. 8, in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium and includes a cocktail reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited so reservations are recommended. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Nov. 1. The costs are $25 for adults and $15 for children age 18 and younger. Contact Mary Jo Werth in the Advancement Office to register: phone (217) 732-3155 ext. 217 or toll free 877-522-5867, or e-mail email@example.com. The inaugural Hall of Fame class includes alumni Jan Bowers (class of 1981), Matt Hughes (class of 1995), and the late Tom Flynn (class of 1962); former coaches Joni Comstock and Charles Lindstrom; the late Jack D. Nutt, president of Lincoln College from 1982 – 2002; and the late Dominic “Doc” Guzzardo and his son John, long-time friends and supporters of Lincoln College athletics.
A tour of the Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education is planned for Saturday, Nov. 9. A bus will leave from the Lincoln Center parking lot at 10 a.m. and return at 11 a.m. Lincoln College professor Dr. Dennis Campbell will conduct the tour, and encourages participants to dress warmly and to wear boots or other shoes suitable for walking outdoors. There is no charge for this event.
A women’s alumni basketball game will tip off in the Jack D. Nutt Arena at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. All former Lincoln College women’s basketball players are invited to come back and take on the 2013 Lady Lynx in this special exhibition game. Anyone interested in playing should contact women’s basketball coach Carol Wilson by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling (217) 732-3155 ext. 317. There is no charge for this event.
The highlight of Homecoming will be the men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon. The Lynx will take on Kirkwood Community College at 2 p.m. in the Jack D. Nutt Arena in the Lincoln Center. Special entertainment is planned for halftime, including the introduction of the Homecoming Court. Lynx fans are asked to wear white to ‘white out’ the arena. General admission is $5 for bleacher seats and $7 for chair back seats, and $3 for seniors and children 12 and under. LC students are free with student ID.
“Rumors,” Neil Simon’s 1988 farce about a New York City dinner party gone awry, opens on the main stage of the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The play closes the Fine Arts department’s fall theater season. The cast features Lauren Stanfield and Tegan Follis (Lincoln, IL); Angelique Tally and Levert Wilkins (Chicago, IL); Brett Nelson (Dewitt, Iowa); Riley Dobson (Crystal Lake, IL); Kristin Petrelli (Bartlett, IL); Bobby Wilhelmson (Fort Morgan, CO); Alexa Maxey (Elkin, NC); Kristin Craig (Hanover Park, IL); and Arica Sadler (Emden, IL)
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 10. The play will be performed in two acts with an intermission. Due to some adult language, viewer discretion is advised. General adult admission is $8, senior and student admission is $6. Call the Johnston Center box office at (217) 732-3155 ext. 280 to reserve tickets.