Reunions and Events

Events

Farmers Market — Fri., Oct. 31
The Farmers Market is a huge success and will continue on Fridays through Homecoming from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the sale barn (across from the dairy). The theme is “all things student made and grown.” Items that are available for sale include garden veggies, famous C of O milk and meats, Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen products, Edwards Mill items, Stained Glass, Landscaping plants and Keeter Center goodies.

23rd Annual Alumni Golf Game — Fri., Oct. 31
Join the annual Alumni Golf Game at 10:00 a.m. at the Payne Stewart Golf Course. The fee is $65 per person and includes Golf, Box Lunch, Cart and two Mulligans. To register, contact: Dr. Chris Larsen at 417-690-2373 or larsen@cofo.edu.

’40s 22nd Annual No-Host Buffet — Fri., Oct. 31
Begin the weekend by attending the ’40s 22nd Annual No-Host Buffet at the Good Center at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31. Tickets are only $12 and you can pay at the door. This event is hosted by the ’40s, but all decades are welcome to attend this fun, informal event.

Lady Bobcats Basketball — Fri., Oct. 31
Come support the Lady Bobcats as they play Missouri Valley College at 7:00 p.m. in Keeter Gymnasium.

Homecoming Breakfast — Sat., Nov. 1
Plan to meet your friends at the annual Homecoming Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in Dobyns Dining Room at The Keeter Center. Tickets are only $14, but must be purchased in advance. The annual business meeting will follow in the Royal Oak Forum.

S. Truett Cathy Lower School Open House — Sat., Nov. 1
Please stop by for a visit and tour between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the new S. Truett Cathy Lower School that opened this fall. It is located on the 2nd floor of Youngman Agricultural Center.

Homecoming Picnic — Sat., Nov. 1
Join your friends for a Homecoming Picnic on the Activity Field again this year! This will be a great place to eat, sit, and visit before the parade starts. Adults: $8, Children: $4

Bobcat Basketball — Sat., Nov. 1
After the parade, head to Keeter Gymnasium to support the Bobcats as they host Mid-America Christian University at 3:15 p.m.

Alumni Banquet — Sat., Nov. 1
Tickets are available for the Alumni Banquet on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Pearl Rogers Dining Center, located inside the Good Center. Reunion Photos will begin at 6:00 p.m. upstairs in Cummings Auditorium. Banquet tickets are $20 for current members of the Alumni Association, and $25 for non-members. The ticket price for nonmembers includes yearly dues at a discounted rate. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, October 31. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. This year’s banquet includes a special Homecoming performance of “Railway to Heaven, A True Story of an Ozarks POW,” an inspirational play based on the life of Roy Hopper ’44. The play will take place in Jones Auditorium, and shuttle transportation will be provided for those who would like to have it. You may purchase banquet tickets by mail or online at www.cofo.edu/homecoming.

FREE Childcare Available During Banquet
Childcare in our Child Development Center will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. It is a service that will be offered free of charge to individuals who purchase banquet tickets. To plan accordingly, please register children for this service when banquet tickets are purchased.

Group Reunions

BSU Reunion — Fri., Oct. 31
Join our campus BSU missionaries, Kyle ’05 and Kristin (Hagood) Rapinchuk ’04, for conversation over a campfire and s’mores at the BSU house after the ballgame on Friday night. Kids welcome! For more information, please contact the Rapinchuks at cofobsu@gmail.com.
 
1980’s Remix — Fri., Oct. 31
Join in the fun at the 80’s Remix on the back court of the gym after Friday night’s basketball game! Light refreshments and ’80s music are on the agenda. Feel free to bring pictures and memorabilia, and if you live close and would like to bring refreshments such as cookies, chips, dips, etc. please do. Hope to see you there!
 
History Department Reception — Sat., Nov. 1
The History Department will host an alumni reception of its majors and minors from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Faculty Services (former Steno Pool) area of the Jones Building. Please stop by and greet our two new faculty members, Drs. Brad Pardue and David Parrish as well as former professors Michael Howell, David Ringer, and Bill Horrell.
 
Math-Physics Department — Sat., Nov. 1
The Mathematics and Physics Department will host a reception for its alumni on Saturday from 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. in P226 Pfeiffer. 
 
Cheerleader Reunion — Sat., Nov. 1
All cheerleaders and former mascots are encouraged to attend the second annual Cheerleader and Bobcat Mascot Reunion at 10:00 a.m in the lobby of Keeter Gymnasium. For more information, you may contact Tamara Bishop ’88 at bishop70@msn.com.
 
1960’s Reunion — Sat., Nov. 1
The 50th HS Reunion Class of 1964 cordially invites all 1960’s High School Alumni to join them in celebration by gathering in the lounge of the Christian Ministries building, (formerly Thompson Dinning Hall) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. This will be a special gathering as it will be the first of the 50th Reunions of the Final Four classes of the old high school. All graduates of the 1960’s High School classes are encouraged to come and reconnect with classmates, workmates, roommates and friends. Chairwoman of the event is Carol (Nave) Girth, 1964 Class Agent. You also will not want to miss a presentation to the “Old School” by Brad Dolloff, Headmaster of the “New School”. For more information contact your respective Class Agents.
 
JC Basketball Team Reunion — Sat., Nov. 1
The JC Basketball team will host a reunion at 1:30 p.m. in the College Center Lounge (lower level of Good Center).
 

Class Reunions

Class of 1959 HS — Friday, Oct. 31 & Sat., Nov. 1
The Class of 1959 HS has a meeting room reserved on Friday and Saturday nights of Homecoming weekend at Branson Towers, 236 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy., Branson, MO. For reservations, contact the hotel at 417-336-4500.
 
Class of 1964 JC Reunion — Fri., Oct. 31
Join the 1964 JC Class for a 50th Reunion Pot Luck Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Table Rock Room at the Branson Towers Hotel.
 
Class of 1964 HS Reunion — Fri., Oct. 31 & Sat., Nov. 1
The 1964 HS class will celebrate their 50th reunion on Friday evening beginning at 5:00 pm in the Mirage room of the Clarion Hotel, 2820 W Highway 76, Branson, with dinner at 6:30 catered by Famous Dave’s. RSVP to Clark Vernon for dinner (clark_vernon@bellsouth.net). All Alumni of the other 3 final high school classes, comprising the “Final Four,” and all 1960’s high school alumni are invited to join in the celebration. The gathering will reconvene after the banquet and play on Saturday evening.
 
Class of 1999 Reunion — Sat., Nov. 1
The Class of 1999 will have a 15th year mini-reunion on Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m.-Noon on the Chapel Lawn near the kids' inflatables (the corner of Opportunity Avenue).  Complimentary coffee and water will be available. Spread the word to your alumni friends!
 
Class of 2004 Reunion — Sat., Nov. 1
The Class of 2004 will celebrate their 10th reunion in the CC Lounge at 11:00 a.m.
 
Class of 2009 Reunion — Sat., Nov. 1
The Class of 2009 will celebrate their 5th reunion in the 1st floor of the Alumni Center at 3:00 p.m.
 

Chapter Meetings

The Beulah I. Winfrey Business Alumni Chapter — Sat., Nov. 1
The Beulah I. Winfrey Business Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting in room 211 in the Plaster School of Business at 11:00 a.m.
 
Music Alumni — Sat., Nov. 1
There will be a Chapter meeting on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Gittinger Music Building. Hope to see you there!
 
Agriculture Alumni — Sat., Nov. 1
The annual Agriculture Alumni Chapter meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. in room 118 of the Youngman Ag Center.
 
Point Lookout/Tri-Lakes Alumni — Sat., Nov. 1
Be sure to attend the Homecoming Day meeting of the Point Lookout/Tri-Lakes Chapter of the CofO/SofO Alumni! The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. in Youngman Ag Center, Room 118. If you have never joined the Point Lookout/Tri-Lakes Chapter, WE WANT YOU! (We only have two meetings a year and we help students with scholarships!)
 
Veterans Alumni Chapter — Sat., Nov. 1
The newly established Veterans Alumni Chapter will host it’s inaugural meeting immediately after the parade, in Cummings Auditorium on the third floor of the Good Center.


Announcements

There will be plenty of opportunities to stock up on Bobcat Gear during Homecoming weekend! The Bookstore will be open from 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. in the CC Lounge, and will also operate a Spirit Cart at the basketball game.
 
 

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