Friday, March 31, 2017

Welcome Back, YellowJacket Alumni!

It's that time again! This weekend, LeTourneau University will welcome hundreds to campus in celebration of our Homecoming & Family Weekend. Jamie DeYoung and her staff have planned another great event, and all of our alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This year, we are celebrating LeTourneau University's 60th anniversary of aviation education, and we also will honor the Class of 1967 into our Golden Jackets, who are graduates of 50+ years. Our chapel speaker Friday will be 1983 aviation alumnus Dave Fyock, an executive vice president at Mission Aviation Fellowship. He will be speaking about missions aviation.  

The Hootenanny Tailgate & Patio Party will feature live music, inflatables, and other games and activities from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday on the Allen Family Student Center patio.

Over 500 tickets have already been sold for the 52nd annual Hootenanny variety show. "iHoot" will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Belcher Center.  Tickets cost $5 and will be on sale at the door if you haven't already gotten yours. It should be a fun and memorable show. Look for my cinematic debut.  

The weather Saturday is forecast to be sunny: a great day for bringing your families to campus for the Inter-Society Rope Pull at 10:30 a.m. 

Those who already have purchased tickets can enjoy the Picnic at the Pond from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Others can bring their own picnic lunches. 

One of my favorite events is the annual Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Races which will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the pond. This is where we are reminded that LETU is a community of builders.

LETU YellowJackets baseball will take on the University of Dallas at 1 p.m. at the baseball field.

The Alumni vs. varsity soccer game will begin at 2 p.m. on the soccer field at the Joyce Family Athletic Village. 

If you are interested in aviation, you won't want to miss R.G. LeTourneau historian Dale Hardy when he gives his presentation about R.G. and his airplanes at 3 p.m. in the Berry Auditorium in the Glaske Center. 

A materials joining demonstration will showcase our students' work in a creative exhibition at 4 p.m. in the Kielhorn Welding Lab.

Happy 60th to LeTourneau Aviation and welcome back all alumni and family!