Buffalo Bites

Do you remember what it was like to get a box of homemade cookies in the mail? This is your chance to bring a taste of home to our students!

1. Whip up a batch of 3-4 dozen of your favorite cookies or bars. 2. Package in a gallon-size zipper bag. 3. Label bag with primary ingredients (oatmeal, nuts, chocolate, etc.). 4. On a 3 x 5 index card, include a brief note with your name, class year, and any words of wisdom you would like to impart to students. 5. Deliver to the Office of Alumni Relations October 25 or 26 or take to registration in the Gregory Center Lobby on Saturday, Oct 27, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Student Life staff will take care of delivering your tasty treats!

Questions? Email alumnioffice@milligan.edu

Special Campus Preview Day

We are offering a special campus visit day to experience #BuffNation on Friday, October 26. Join us for special sessions on admissions and financial aid, talk to professors and current students, learn about our academic programs and student life, and eat together in the dining center. We will begin the day at 9:00. Register at https://admission.milligan.edu/#visit

Vintage Buffs Reception

Friday, October 26, 3-4:30

Thompson Center, Fife Fireside Room

This is an opportunity for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago to get together to enjoy light refreshments and reminisce about their Milligan days.

Celebrate Milligan Dinner

Friday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.

Sutton Hall: McCormick Dining Center

Tickets $25, must be purchased in advance

Hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, and special recognitions:

Distinguished Alumnus: Jeff Moorhouse (’91)

Professional Excellence Award Recipients: Will Little (’06) and Kelli Sams Scott (’01 & ’03)

Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Craig Emmert (’05) and Kathy Martinelli Catlett (’93)

George W. Hardin “Spirit of Milligan” Award: Dennis Helsabeck, Jr.

Play: Around the World in 80 Days, by Mark Brown

Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m.

Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

Tickets $5

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for an amazing ride as you join the fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race around the world in an unheard of 80 days. Danger, romance and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as a talented ensemble of actors traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s new adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time. See milligan.edu/arts for additional show times.

Milligan Buffalo 5K Run/2.5K Walk

Saturday, October 27, 8 a.m.

Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

Registration: Adult, $20 | Ages 3-10, $10

(After October 19, fees increase to $25 and $15 respectively)

Sponsored by Associated Ladies for Milligan (ALM), all proceeds benefit student scholarships at Milligan.

Mini Lectures

Saturday, October 27

Gregory Center: Willis Room

10:30 a.m.: “Sensory Integration: What Everyone Should Know”;
Dr. Christy Isbell, Professor of Occupational Therapy

2:00 p.m.: “Finding Faith at the Movies”; Dr. John Jackson, Associate Professor of Bible & Humanities, and Mr. Kenny Suit, Associate Professor of Cinema

This is your chance to get back in the classroom—with no homework and no exams! Learn something new and meet current faculty. Q&A will follow each lecture.

Lunch in the Tent

Saturday, October 27, noon

Tickets $12/$7 for 10 and under, must be purchased in advance

A buffet-style meal featuring roast beef sandwiches, grilled sausages, a variety of chilis, baked apples, and s’mores! Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Homecoming Concert: “Golden Oldies”

Saturday, October 27, 3:30 p.m.

Seeger Chapel: Mary B. Martin Auditorium

The Milligan Music Department will present a short, family-friendly concert that showcases the great hit songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, from iconic artists such as the Beach Boys, Elvis, and The Beatles. Featured songs include “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Good Vibrations,” performed by the Milligan’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Heritage, Heard Mentality, and Orchestra.

Art Exhibit: “Cycles of Cynicism”

Meet the artist

Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.

Derthick Hall: Milligan Gallery

This year’s featured artist, Robert “Ty” Lee (’08), received his undergraduate degree in fine arts and photography at Milligan and his art education certification at the University of Arkansas. He currently teaches elementary art in Arkansas, where he lives with his wife, Kaitlyn, and two children, Ezra and Eleanor. Lee’s interest in art began at an early age, first through drawing, then painting. After graduating from college, he developed an interest in collage when he discovered the Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who inspired his use of photographic images to reconstruct surreal compositions. This exhibit, “Cycles of Cynicism,” explores social values (or lack thereof), religion, feminism, morality, and flourishing.

Book+Art Festival

P.H. Welshimer Library

Reimagine books as the raw material and inspiration for works of art! The exhibit runs in conjunction with Milligan’s Homecoming each fall. All interested Milligan faculty, staff, students, alumni, and area community members are encouraged to submit entries beginning October 22. Submissions must be received at the library no later than October 26 at noon. Prizes will be awarded to lucky entrants in a random draw.


Friday, October 26

9:00 a.m.
Special Campus Preview Day

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Vintage Buffs Reception
Thompson Center: Fife Fireside Room

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Computer Science Reunion
Derthick Hall 3rd floor

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Celebrate Milligan Dinner*
McCormick Dining Center

7:30 p.m.
Play: Around the World in 80 Days
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

8:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: Alumni players vs Alumni players
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

Saturday, October 27

8:00 a.m.
Buffalo Run 5K/2.5K Walk*
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

9:00-1:00 p.m.
Gregory Center lobby

9:00-11:00 a.m.
MSOT 20th Anniversary Drop-in Reception
Thompson Center

9:30 a.m.
Science Alumni and Family Breakfast
Science Bldg, 3rd Floor

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Café Prof
Gregory Center lobby

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Alumni vs Students Football
Soccer Practice Field

10:00 a.m.
Volleyball Alumnae Match
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Brunch
Sutton Hall: Stephens Annex

CLASS RECEPTIONS: 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, ECS
Locations available at registration

10:30 a.m.
Mini-lecture: “Sensory Integration: What Everyone Should Know” Dr. Christy Isbell
Gregory Center: Willis Room

11:00 a.m.
Art Exhibit: Ty Lee (’08)
Derthick Hall: Milligan Gallery

Restoration Crew Reunion
Location TBA

Lunch in the Tent*
Sword Commons

1:30 p.m.
Blowers Blvd

2:00 p.m.
Mini-lecture: “Finding Faith at the Movies” Dr. John Jackson and Mr. Kenny Suit, MFA
Gregory Center: Willis Room

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Admissions on the Commons
for prospective students
Sword Commons

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Inflatables, Kettle Corn, and More
Derthick Lawn

2:00-4:00 p.m.
CLASS RECEPTIONS: 1963, 1973, 1983, 1988, 2013
Locations available at registration

3:00-5:00 p.m.
Kids’ Hands-On Science Afternoon
for ages 5 and up
Science Bldg, 2nd Floor

3:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert:
“Golden Oldies”
Seeger Chapel: Mary B. Martin Auditorium

4:00 p.m.
Class of 1978 Reception
Hopwood  Memorial Church

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Art and Communications Reunion honoring Alice Anthony and Carrie Swanay
Gregory Center Lobby

5:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs Columbia International University
Anglin Soccer Field

6:00 p.m.
PA Reception: for President’s Associates
Little Hartland, by invitation only

7:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs Columbia International University
Anglin Soccer Field

7:30 p.m.
Play: Around the World in 80 Days*
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

9:00 p.m.
Powder Puff Game
Anglin Practice Field

*Ticketed event