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Homecoming 2020

October 5 - October 11

2020 Virtual Homecoming

2020 Homecoming Week

It’s Homecoming week Oct. 5-11! We are celebrating with special alumni events during Virtual Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 9-11. Join us for online reunion groups for graduating classes of 1970, 1995, 2010, and 2015, trivia contests, and a pumpkin carving contest. Visit the Alumni Facebook page to take part! See the full schedule below. 

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Schedule

HOMECOMING WEEK IS OCT 5-9

Pumpkin-Carving Contest Begins Oct. 5
Show your OKWU spirit by carving a pumpkin with either the
OKWU eagle or LaQuinta’s tower. After you’ve created your “gourd-geous” masterpiece, take a photo of it and those who did the carving. Post your photo and tag the name(s) of the carver(s) on the OKWU’s Alumni Facebook page on October 5-11. Vote for your favorite pumpkin by clicking “Like.” Three winners will be announced on October 12.

OKWU Eagle    OKWU Eagle Head    La Quinta Mansion at OKWU

Pumpkin-Carving Contest Details

Contest Information

Who Can Enter*

  •         Anyone!

Rules

  • Pumpkins must be real – and carved
  • Carvings must be of either the OKWU eagle or LaQuinta’s tower
  • Painting and accessories may be added to accent the carved design, but the carving must be the main feature
  • Carved pumpkins must be able to stand without any support

 

To Enter

  • Submit a photo of your carved pumpkin by commenting on the Pumpkin-Carving Contest post on the OKWU Alumni Facebook page
    • Tag  the name(s) of the carver(s)
    • Submit your photo between October 5-11

Judging and Winner Selection

  • You be the judge—vote for your favorite pumpkin (Voting begins once the photo is submitted).
  • The 3 photos with the most Likes win
  • In case of a tie, the winner’s name will be drawn from a hat
  • Voting ends at Noon (CST) on Monday, October 12
  • Winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday, October 12, via OKWU’s Alumni Facebook page

Prize Choices for 3 Photos with the Most Likes

Each winner may select one of the following prizes:

  • 2 tickets to OKWU’s Homecoming Banquet in 2021
  • Meal with OKWU’s President and First Lady
  • $50 Gift certificate to doc Lacy’s (campus coffee shop)
  • $50 Gift certificate to OKWU’s bookstore (on-campus or online)
  • Several items of OKWU swag/memorabilia

*By entering the Pumpkin-Carving Contest, participants agree they are aware of and will comply with the rules and procedures. In addition, participants give OKWU authorization to use photos as well as name(s) of the participant(s) for use on our website, social media channels, and through other media outlets.  This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

TUESDAY, OCT 6

Virtual OKWU Homecoming 2020  – Premieres 9:00 AM on Alumni Facebook page.
Students and alumni share the difference OKWU has made in their lives. Though we may not be able to be together to celebrate in person, we are pleased to connect with you in our virtual OKWU events and activities.

OKWU Fall Concert at Sooner Park – 6:30 PM
Enjoy a Fall Concert at Sooner Park’s Bandshell in Bartlesville, OK. Attendance is free and all are welcome to this outdoor community event. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a beautiful autumn evening with live music presented by the OKWU Chorale, OKWU Relentless, and OKWU Unchained (Chorus, A Cappella Group, and Western Swing Players respectively).

FRIDAY, OCT 9

Homecoming Chapel – 10 AM
Join us for Homecoming Chapel. Watch live at 10:10 a.m. CST

Campus Photo Tour
How long has it been since you’ve been on campus? Take a photo tour of the campus and see what’s changed since your last visit.

Trivia Contest – Daily 12 PM – 6 PM
Day 1 – The Quizmaster begins at Noon (CST). Details will be posted on the Alumni Facebook page.
How much do you know about OKWU and its antecedents?  Test your knowledge by entering the OKWU Trivia Contest today between Noon and 6 p.m.

Trivia Contest Details

Contest Information

  • Answer trivia questions about Oklahoma Wesleyan University during Homecoming weekend, October 9-11, 2020
  • Find the contest details and daily trivia quiz on OKWU’s Alumni Facebook page
  • A different Quizmaster will ask the questions at Noon (CST) each day
  • Quizzes must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. (CST) each day

Who Can Enter*

  • Anyone! 

Rules

  • One quiz attempt per day, per person
  • You are welcome to use resources

To Enter

  • View the Quizmaster’s video on OKWU’s Alumni Facebook page at Noon (CST) each day
  • In that day’s Post, click on the link to the trivia quiz
  • Select your responses to trivia questions about OKWU and its antecedents
  • The “Just for Fun” questions do not count for or against your quiz score
  • Submit your completed quiz before 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Scoring and Winner Selection

  • One winner will be randomly selected from those with perfect scores that day
  • Daily winners will be announced at 8:00 p.m. (CST) via OKWU’s Alumni Facebook page
  • From those who earn perfect scores all 3 days, the OKWU Trivia Champ will be randomly selected and announced at Noon on Monday, October 12, via OKWU’s Alumni Facebook page

Prize Choices
Each winner may select one of the following prizes:

  • 2 tickets to OKWU’s Homecoming Banquet in 2021
  • Meal with OKWU’s President and First Lady
  • $50 Gift certificate to doc Lacy’s (campus coffee shop)
  • $50 Gift certificate to OKWU’s bookstore (on-campus or online)
  • Several items of OKWU swag/memorabilia

*By entering the OKWU Trivia Contest, participants agree they are aware of and will comply with the rules and procedures.  In addition, participants give OKWU authorization to use photos as well as name(s) of the participant(s) for use on our website, social media channels, and through other media outlets.  This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10

Zoom Class Reunions
Get caught up with classmates as you remember the college experiences you shared. Register to receive your Zoom invitation by emailing your name and reunion year to alumni@okwu.edu.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 1970 – Bartlesville Wesleyan College
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1970 – Miltonvale Wesleyan College
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1995 – Bartlesville Wesleyan College
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2010 – Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • 4:00 p.m. – 2015 – Oklahoma Wesleyan University 

Trivia Contest – 12 PM – 6 PM
Day 2 – The Quizmaster begins at Noon (CST). Details will be posted on the Alumni Facebook page.

Athletic Competitions – Watch the livestream! Invite alum friends in your area to join you for a backyard BBQ or picnic and cheer for the OKWU Eagle volleyball and soccer teams.

Volleyball Matches

  • 12:30 PM – OKWU vs Sterling College
  • 2:30 PM – Sterling vs Avila
  • 4:30 PM – OKWU vs Avila

Soccer Games

  • 3:00 PM – Men’s Soccer – OKWU vs Avila
  • 5:30 PM – Women’s Soccer – OKWU vs Avila
  • Homecoming Coronation Ceremony –Watch the livestream of the coronation of this year’s Homecoming King and Queen after the men and women’s soccer games.
SUNDAY, OCT. 11

Worship
Praise the Lord for the many ways He has shown His love to you through the years. Worship with Christ-followers virtually or in-person at the church of your choice.

Fellowship
Host an alfresco brunch for local alum friends and reminisce about college days. Which professor contributed the most to your academic growth? What was that funny thing that happened in the dorm? What Chapel speaker’s message do you still remember? Who was the athlete that changed the game? Which staff member went above and beyond when you needed it the most? 

Virtual Choir:  Think about everything that went into putting together this contemporary piece sung and recorded separately by each of OKWU’s chorale members during the pandemic. The Word Was God – by Rosephanye Powell, Featuring the OKWU Chorale – directed by Dr. Jonathan Stewart

Trivia Contest
Day 3 – The Quizmaster begins at Noon (CST). Details will be posted on the Alumni Facebook page. 

 

STAY CONNECTED

Connect with your Alma Mater. Update your info, share your news, and sign-up to receive the Tower magazine.

Special thanks to the Alumni Board for planning OKWU Homecoming 2020!

Great people know great people. Please share with them about a great education at OKWU!

 

Check It Out

Our talented film and design students showcase their most recent works—a favorite is our student-run newscast, “What’s New, OKWU?”

Founders Bookstore Sale – Use code ‘FALL25’ at checkout for 25% off select items online through Oct. 5-9.

We digitized music recorded on vinyl in the 1950s and 1960s by choirs and quartets from Central Pilgrim College and Miltonvale Wesleyan College. It’s so fun to hear the voices of our Alumni.

 

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Save the Date for 2021

Join us on October 8-9, 2021, for next year’s Homecoming: “Celebrating Yesterday – Building Tomorrow.”  Our celebration will include honoring our Alumni Award recipients: Charlane Blomberg, Fred and Carol Cromer, Errol Hada, Randall Jamieson, and Lyle Olson, as well as honoring our Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: Lucas Almeida, Lucas Cordeiro, and Jose Ruiz.

We hope you’ll join us! We are already planning reunions for the graduating classes of:

  • 1970 and 1971
  • 1995 and 1996
  • 2010 and 2011
  • 2015 and 2016

Details

Start:
October 5
End:
October 11
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