Columbia College celebrates Family Day and Homecoming Oct. 15-16

Columbia College students, alumni, family and friends are encouraged to celebrate Family Day and Homecoming 2010 on the Main Campus Oct. 15-16. The weekend is full of events open to the community. See event details or register online

Friday, Oct. 15

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, 7:45 p.m. induction, Banquet Room, Dulany Hall
Join members of the Columbia College athletic community to celebrate this year's inductees:
  • Lisa Kowalewski – Women's Basketball, 2001-05
  • Monica Mueller-Clayton – Softball, 2001-05
  • 1989-90 Columbia Cougar Men's Basketball Team
For questions or to learn more about the event, contact Carla Aufdemberge, assistant events coordinator, at or (573) 875-7541.

Class of 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000 & 2005 Reunion Socials
7 p.m., downtown Columbia restaurants
Catch up with fellow alumni at your class social. For more information contact the Alumni Relations office at 573-875-ALUM (2586) or
  • 1980 7 p.m., The Heidelberg (Upper Deck Patio), 410 S. 9th St. The Class of 1980 Reunion Social has been MOVED to Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S. Providence Rd.

  • 1985The Class of 1985 Reunion Social has been CANCELED. 7 p.m., The Heidelberg (Private Dining Room), 410 S. 9th St.

  • 1990 The Class of 1990 Reunion Social has been CANCELED. 7 p.m., Bambino's, 203 Hitt St.

  • 2000The Class of 2000 Reunion Social has been CANCELED.7 p.m., Broadway Brewery, 816 E. Broadway

  • 2005 The Class of 2005 Reunion Social has been CANCELED.7 p.m., Harpo's, 29 S. 10th St.

Columbia College Annual Fall Formal, "A Night to Remember"
9 p.m. – midnight, Tiger Hotel, 23 S. 8th St.
Join students at the historic Tiger Hotel for this year's formal. Tickets are $20 per couple or $15 for individuals and can be purchased in the Campus Life office or through any community consultant. For more information, contact Kim Kinyon Coke, director of student development, at (573) 875-7420 or

Saturday, Oct. 16

5K Run/Walk for Rainbow House
8:30 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. start, Cosmo Park, Bear Creek Trail
The Student Government Association 5K Run/Walk is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, families and friends. This year's beneficiary is Rainbow House, an organization committed to keeping children safe and supporting families in crisis through prevention, assessment and intervention in child abuse and neglect. For more information or to participate, visit or contact Elizabeth Ball, director of student activities, at (573) 875-7403 or Registration is $10, which is tax deductible, and includes a gift.

Men's Basketball Scrimmage, Women's Basketball Scrimmage
9 a.m., 10 a.m., Southwell Complex Arena

This is a Test by the Elysium Players
11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Atkins-Holman Student Commons Lawn Columbia College student theatre organization presents family-friendly entertainment under the tent.

Family Activities and Games
Scooter mascot dressed as Elvis
1 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brown Hall South Lawn
Bring the whole family to experience the excitement of the City of Lights. Enjoy interactive activities and inflatable games for all ages. Walk over to Miller Hall Lawn to meet students involved in Columbia College clubs and organizations. Attendees can participate in organized activities, purchase goods from the bake sale and even win prizes.

Lunch & Live Music – Norm Ruebling Band
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Dulany Hall Lawn
Enjoy a buffet lunch while enjoying a mid-day concert of rock, funk, blues and Motown. You can purchase tickets at the CCAA Hospitality Tent from 9-11 a.m. or at Dulany Hall Foyer after 11 a.m. Tickets are $3, while children under five eat free.

The Gene and Fran Koepke Fitness Center Dedication and Open House
1:30 - 3 p.m., Southy Fitness Center
This 4,600-square-foot building features renovations and additions to the fitness center, athletic training room, athletic turf room and new guest locker rooms. Take a tour and learn how you can take advantage of all this facility has to offer.

Jane Froman Singers Alumni Reunion & Concert
2 p.m., Atkins-Holman Student Commons Lawn
The Jane Froman Singers will hold their annual alumni reunion including an informal gathering of singing and reminiscing.

Cougar Soccer vs. Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans
3 p.m., R. Marvin Owens Soccer Field Catch your Columbia College Cougarettes' performance during halftime.

Alumni Women's Basketball Game, Alumni Men's Basketball Game
6 p.m., 7 p.m., Southwell Complex Arena