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Half Century Club reunion weekend

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Friday, October 14 , 1:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Illinois State University Half Century Club honors all alumni whose classes graduated 50 or more years ago. Join us at Homecoming 2022: Celebrating Red, October 14-15, for our Half Century Club Reunion as we induct the Class of 1972 as well as enjoy a weekend full of reminiscing, reconnecting, and Redbird pride.


1 p.m., Bone Student Center/Quad or Ewing Cultural Center Tour: Begin the reunion with a walking tour covering all the new updates to the revitalized Bone Student Center and a look at the beloved Quad or travel to the breathtaking Ewing Manor.
5-8:30 p.m., Reception and Dinner, Brown Ballroom: Sample hors d’oeuvres while reconnecting with former classmates followed by a special dinner with President Terri Goss Kinzy. The highlight of the evening will be the induction of the Class of 1972 into the Half Century Club and honoring landmark classes, which include Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967. Keynotes will include ISU head softball coach Melinda Fischer and Bishop Tyrone P. Cooper of the Church of the Living God P.G.T., both members of the Class of 1972.


8 a.m., Homecoming Continental Breakfast and presentation by Dr. John Freed and Bill Kemp, Prairie Room-Bone Student Center: Grab a quick breakfast and hear two presentations, ISNU: Normal School or State University? and Blacks in McLean County: Citizenship, Jim Crow, and the Struggle for Equality.
10 a.m., Homecoming Parade: Sit with fellow Redbirds in our Half Century Club viewing area
Noon, Redbird Welcome Tent: Head to the Redbird tent zone to our alumni hospitality tent
2 p.m., Redbird football vs. South Dakota: For ticket information, visit GoRedbirds.com.

Registration is open until October 1. Learn more details regarding events, prices and parking at IllinoisState.edu/HalfCentury or call Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586. Hotel blocks can be found through the Homecoming website.

The reunion is one of several activities and services offered through the Redbird Prime Network.

(309) 438-2586

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