Schedule of Events

Homecoming Weekend
October 18-20, 2013

Join us in a ‘red-out’!  Wear RED throughout the day to show who has the most spirit at the football game against Bluffton College.

Friday, October 18, 2013

  • 5:30 p.m.
    Dedication of The Gladish Learning Center for Teaching and Learning- Duggan Library
    Join us as we dedicate the Gladish Center For Teaching and Learning in Duggan Library, made possible by a gift from  Ken ’74 and Kendal Hegamaster ’75 Gladish.  This new center utilizes the latest in technology and provides a cheerful and welcoming space for students and peer tutors to meet and study.
  • 6:30 p.m.
    John Finley Crowe Society Induction Ceremony & Board of Trustees Dinner - By Invitation Only
    The John Finley Crowe Society is comprised of donors to Hanover College who have cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more. 
  • 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Sigma Chi Chapter House
    The Family Get-Together
  • 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Live Concert on Donner Lawn Featuring DJ Akib
    Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Saturday, October 19, 2013

  • 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    John and Anne Horner Health and Recreation Center
    The Horner Center facilities will be available free of charge for you throughout the day.  Carry-in shoes are required to use the facility. 
  • 8:30 a.m.
    6th Annual THE SCENIC: A 5K with a View - The Point
    Start your Homecoming morning off with a 5K walk or run around Hanover’s beautiful campus.  All proceeds will benefit Hanover College’s new Wellness Program.  Register now to secure your discounted price and a T- shirt.  Children are welcome to participate in the 5K race or register for a 1 mile youth race around the center of campus.  Registration and packet pick up at The Point will open at 7:30 a.m. on race day.  Shower facilities are available at the John and Anne Horner Health and Recreation Center (please bring toiletries and towels).  For more information, contact Bill Tereshko at or call 812-866-6750.

    Results will be posted here:
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Memorial Reflection at Brown Chapel
    As you return to Hanover for a time of reconnecting and reunion, pause for a moment of calm reflection to honor and celebrate the life of a deceased alumni friend.  Stop by the Brown Chapel to remember someone by adding a tribute candle to the display in their honor.  
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Ward ’60 &Jo Ann ’63 Withrow Student Activities Center - J. Graham Brown Campus Center Lower Level
    Come by the campus center and grab a hot cup of coffee in The Coffee Shop located in the new student activities center.  Renovated from an old swimming pool area to a fabulous recreational area for students, the Ward and Jo Ann Withrow Student Activities Center was made possible by a gift from Jo Ann Flubacher Withrow ’63 given in memory of her late husband, Howard ‘Ward’ Withrow ’60.  In addition to recreational activities, the new center provides a study space for students, workrooms for student organizations and the upstairs area houses the offices of student life staff.  Stop by and have a look around! 
  • 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
    The Coffee Shop - Withrow Student Activities Center
    Come by the Campus Center to grab a ‘cup of joe’ and check out the new student activities center!  An assortment of baked goods and beverages are available for purchase in The Coffee Shop.
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
    J. Graham Brown Campus Center Lower Level
  • 9:30 a.m.
    Hanover at a Glance - Science Center Lobby
    Have a current high school student legacy?  The Admission Office will be hosting a visit program called: Hanover at a Glance from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Homecoming.  Register to attend at

    Hanover at a Glance is a campus visit program that provides prospective students and their families an opportunity to:
    • Take a walking tour of campus with a current Hanover student.
    • Receive vital admission and financial assistance information.
    • Meet members of our outstanding faculty.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Business Scholars Internship Poster Presentations
    Campus Center Lobby &CC Lower Level
    Please join us as senior Business Scholars present the project-based internships they completed this past year.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Alumni Author Book Signing - Campus Center Lobby
    Bill Baker '73 and Bob Houghtalen `78
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    1948 to 1978 Reunions-  Registration in Campus Center Reunion classes 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973 and 1978 will check in at the campus center for the day’s activities.  Evening reunions will be able to check in at individual location as well.
    • Shuttles will run between the Campus Center and the tailgate lot on the half hour from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    1983-2008 Reunions & General Check In - Tailgate Lot Reunion classes 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, as well as non-reunion year alumni will check in at registration in the red panther tent in the tailgate lot.
  • 10:00 a.m. – half time
    Earthwide Outreach by Students (EOS) - Tailgate Lot
    Threads of Hope bracelets and homemade bake goods will be offered for sale to support the EOS student trip to Peru.  Half of the money raised from selling the two dollar bracelets will go back to help the women who made them in the Philippines.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Art Exhibition ‘Artworks by John Douglas Powers’ - CFA
    John Douglas Powers’ sculptural work has been exhibited nationally, with videos and animations screened internationally. Powers studied art history at Vanderbilt University and sculpture at The University of Georgia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture Magazine, and on CBS News Sunday Morning.  Powers, originally from Frankfort, Indiana, currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Tennessee. There will be public lecture and closing reception in Greiner Art Gallery on Friday, October 25th.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Campus Tour - Meet at the J. Graham Brown Campus Center
    Your guide, a current Hanover Student Ambassador, will take you on a tour of campus to discover all that is new and distinctive at HC. 
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Class Reunions -Tailgate Tent Lunch Reunions
    1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008
    • Check in at red tent to receive name tag, lunch wristband and reunion ribbon.
  • 11:00 a.m.
    All-Alumni Tailgate - Tailgate Lot
    Bring your lawn chairs, games, and music to tailgate with your friends.  Entertainment will include cheerleaders, remarks by President Sue DeWine, football team and the Panther will make an appearance!
  • 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    The Underground -
    Campus Center, lower level
    Menu to order
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    All Alumni & Faculty Social Hour - Tailgate Lot Tent
    Don't miss your chance to meet up with friends and socialize at the Social Hour.  Also, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to interact with Hanover’s faculty to reminisce and hear about what is going on in the different majors today!  This pre-game gathering is hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Director's and the Senior Committee Class of 2014.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    The Main Dining Room Brunch - Campus Center
    Hanover Dining Service has been remodeling over the summer. Updated concepts to bring new and exciting flavors to campus and have given the dining hall a fresh, new look. The new design includes several food stations and has the feel of a food court.  Stop by and check out the food stations Basic Kneads, Bella, Magellan, Wild Mushroom, and 360.  
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Teacher Alumni Tailgate
    Join the Education Department for the third annual gathering in recognition of the Department’s Exceptional Educator of 2013, Kim Mahoney ’87 and to celebrate alumni who are teachers.  Stop by to share your accomplishments and stories!
  • 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    The Shoebox - next to tailgate lot
    Menu to order
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Men’s Lacrosse Tailgate Recruiting Event
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Classes of 1948 and 1953
  • Faculty Dining Room/Campus Center
    Lunch Reunions
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Class of 1958 - President's Dining Room/Campus Center
    Reunion Reception and Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Reunion -
  • Campus Center LOBBY in the Presidents' Lounge
    Alumnae are invited to a salad luncheon on the campus center patio (will move indoors at the campus center if inclement weather) 
  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Science Center Open Exhibits
    Hanover’s multimillion dollar Science Center facility will be open.  Pick up a pamphlet in the lobby and take a self-guided walking tour through the hallways to view the museum-quality exhibits currently on display.    
  • 12:30 p.m. – start of 3rd Quarter
    Barnes and Noble College Bookstore Booth
    L. S. Ayres Football Stadium
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Friends of the Business Scholars Program - The Shoebox
    The faculty and staff of the Business Scholars Program would like to extend an invitation to all present and former Business Scholars, alumni, friends and their guests to join us at the Shoebox for fellowship and refreshments!
  • 1:30 p.m.  
    Hanover College Varsity Football
    Hanover vs. Bluffton (Ohio)
    The Panthers will battle against Bluffton beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the gate; adults $5.00, school age children first grade through high school $1, free for college students with I.D. or with a HCAC pass. 
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Memorial Reflection - Chapel
    As you return to Hanover for a time of reconnecting and reunion, pause for a moment of calm reflection to honor and celebrate the life of deceased alums.  Stop by the Brown Chapel to memorialize someone by adding a tribute candle to the display in their honor.  
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Hanover Volleyball hosts Bluffton Conference Match
    John and Anne Horner Health and Recreation Center, Collier Arena
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    The Main Dining Room Dinner - Campus Center
    Salad bar, pizza/pasta line, hot food line, fountain beverages and dessert area.
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Class of 1968
    President's Dining Room/Campus Center
    Reunion Reception and Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m.
    Class of 1963 ~ Celebrating 50 Years!
    Campus Center - lower level
    Ward & JoAnn Withrow Student Activities Center
    Reunion Reception and Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m.
    Class of 1973 - Science Center
    Reunion Reception and Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m.
    Class of 1978 - Josephine Ogle Center
    Reunion Reception and Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Comedian- CFA, Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Broadway’s Next Hit Musical - Parker Auditorium
    BROADWAY'S NEXT HIT MUSICAL is NYC's original, award-winning, improvised musical comedy! Abandoning the same ol' song and dance, this act creates a brand new, fully-improvised show every time they take the stage. 
Be part of the improvised musical comedy you're bound to love -- after all, YOU created it.  “Hilarious!” –The New York Times.

    Reserve your tickets early by calling the Central Campus Box Office at 812-866-7110, or purchase online after August 1 at  Adults advance $15 @ the door $18, Seniors (65+), HC faculty/staff $15, Youth (high school and under) $5.
  • 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Love Out Loud Reception -517 Mulberry Street, Madison
    Love Out Loud invites all LGBT alums, allies, students, faculty, and staff to join us for a reception in the home of Uschi Appelt, director of study abroad, for our 5th annual homecoming event. Catch up, get reacquainted, and find out what we've been doing!


Class of 1948 and 1953
J. Graham Brown Campus Center
Lunch Reunions
12:00 p.m.

Class of 1958
NEW LOCATION-President's Dining Room, Campus Center
Reunion Reception and Lunch
12:00 p.m.

Class of 1963 ~ Celebrating 50 Years!
Ward and JoAnn Withrow Student Activities Center,                              lower level of Campus Center
Reunion Reception and Dinner
6:00 p.m.

Class of 1968
NEW LOCATION-President's Dining Room, Campus Center
Reunion Reception and Dinner
5:30 p.m.

Class of 1973
Science Center
Reunion Reception and Dinner
6:00 p.m.

Class of 1978
Josephine Ogle Center
Reunion Reception and Dinner
6:00 p.m.

Classes of:
1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008
Tailgate Tent
Lunch Reunions
11:00 a.m.

Greek Events

Greek activities take place at the individual houses unless otherwise noted.  For more information on these activities, please contact the individual fraternity or sorority. 

Alpha Delta Pi
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Open House
Please join the woman of Alpha Delta Pi as they continue the 100th anniversary celebration (1913-2013).  All Alumnae and their families are invited to the open house with a dedication of the 100th Anniversary Bench at 11:00 a.m. (details at the house).  Immediately following the dedication, head out to the tailgate and enjoy hot dogs, burgers and all the fixings prior to the game.

Alpha Omicron Pi
NEW LOCATION - 12:00 pm
J. Graham Brown Campus Center Lobby, Presidents' Lounge

Beta Theta Pi
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Grill out on the Patio

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open House
Alumni, family and friends are welcome!

Chi Omega
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Open House and Lunch
Alumnae sisters and their families are invited to a light lunch at the house and to tailgate before and during the game.

Kappa Alpha Theta
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Open House

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch & tailgate before the game

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open House

Lambda Chi Alpha
11:00 am - 6:00 pm - Tailgate Party
All alumni and families are invited.  The House will be open for those who wish to take a stroll down memory lane.

Phi Delta Theta
10:00 am - Tailgate Tent
Join us in the tailgate area for fund and food before the game.

Phi Gamma Delta
1:30 pm - Open House
All alumni brothers are encouraged to attend Hanover athletic competitions throughout the day.
Phi Mu
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Open House
Join us at the tailgate area during this time too!

 Sigma Chi
 Friday, October 18, 2013 - Chapter House
 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
 The Family Get Together

 Saturday, October 19, 2013
 9:00 am - 10:00 am:  Chapter Meeting
 Alumni are invited to join undergraduate brothers in a formal chapter meeting at the house.

 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Brunch - Come see the new kitchen and dining areas!

 11:00 am
 Tailgate Tent

 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Open House

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Choral Concert
2:00 p.m.
Center for Fine Arts, Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Hanover College Choral Ensembles
Dr. Madlen Batchvarova, Director
The Daryl R. Karns Natural History Trails
Embedded in Hanover’s woodlands are four hiking trails that are open for all to enjoy.  Each trail is marked with international hiking markers in blue, red, green and orange that are attached to trees with aluminum nails. Crowe Valley Trail, Happy Valley Trail, Horseshoe Falls Trail and Upper Bluff Trail are of varying lengths and difficulty.  Go to: for more information.  Shower facilities are available at the John and Anne Horner Health & Recreation Center (please bring toiletries and towels).

Additional Information

Bring your brochure with you to Homecoming!
No additional programs with schedules will be printed and distributed at homecoming.  Please bring this brochure with you as a guide of scheduled activities and times.

Hanover College Tailgating Policy
Tailgate area opens at 10:00 a.m.  No glass or common containers are allowed.  Please respect and honor College policy, details at:

Available tailgate spots will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please Note:  Reunions in the tailgate lot will already have designated areas for their celebrations.  It is NOT necessary to purchase a space to participate in your reunion, unless you wish to park your car, or place your own tent in the tailgate area. 

No Event Tickets Will Be Mailed
Reservations may be made online, by mailing the reservation form with a check or charge card number, or by calling Alumni Relations (800) 213-2179 ext. 7012 using a Visa or MasterCard.

Prospective Student Tours
Do you have a son or daughter of high school age who is interested in attending Hanover? The Office of Admission will be glad to arrange a tour of the campus and a meeting with an admission counselor for you. To arrange for a tour in the future, call Lyn Lyon at 800-213-2178 or E-mail to schedule a time.

Lodging Accommodations
Hotel rooms have been blocked for Hanover College Homecoming for a limited amount of time.  Please inform the hotel that you are with “Hanover College Homecoming” when making reservations to be included within grouping of rooms blocked for “Hanover Alumni” usage.  All prices quoted are before tax.     

Best Way Inn (812) 273-5151

Comfort Inn (812) 273-4443 
$108.90 block reserve by September 26 (Saturday night only)

Country Hearth Inn (812) 273-0757
$50-60 block reserve by October 8

Hillside Inn
$109-$119 block reserve by September 19

Holiday Inn Express (812) 265-1111 
$109 block reserve by October 1

Riverboat Inn (812) 265-2361
$65-$150 block reserve by September 19

For Information of the Madison Area
Call the Madison Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at (800) 559-2956 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time or visit their website at