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 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 26 or 27 or take to registration in the Gregory Center Lobby on Saturday,
Oct. 28, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Student Life staff will take care of delivering your tasty treats!

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Vintage Buffs Reception

Friday, October 27, 3-4:30 p.m.
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 to reminisce about the good old days at Milligan.

Celebrate Milligan Dinner

Friday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Sutton Hall: McCormick Dining Center
Tickets $25, must be purchased in advance

Live music, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal, and special recognitions:

          Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees: Bruce Bittenbender (’69) and Hannah Segrave (’17)
Professional Excellence Award recipients: Myra O’Dell (’04, ’08) and David Wantz (’77)
          Distinguished Alumni: Tom and Debbie (Fralish) Jones ’77, Paul Blowers ’77

Play: The Menaechmi

Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m.
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Tickets $5

A Roman play considered to be Plautus’ greatest comedy, The Menaechmi is full of  twists and turns centering around a case of mistaken identity. The story features a vast array of traditional Roman stock characters, including an old man obsessed with money, a rebellious young man, a clever slave, a shrewish wife, and a cowardly soldier.

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Milligan Buffalo 5K Run/2.5K Walk

Saturday, October 28, 8 a.m.
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level
Registration: $20 ($25 after October 14)

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


Saturday, October 28
10:30 a.m.: Dr. Farmer, “Islam: A Brief Introduction”
2 p.m.: Dr. Greg Harrell, “The Intersection of Faith and Engineering”
Gregory Center: Willis Room

This is your chance to get back in a Milligan classroom—no bluebook required. Two Milligan professors will present 30-minute lectures on topics that are of particular interest to them. Learn something new and meet our current faculty. Q&A will follow each lecture.

Art Exhibit: “Polychromatic”

Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m.
Derthick Hall: Milligan Gallery

This year’s featured artists, Lauren Anderson (’07, ’10) and Kristin Colson (’01), work as therapists: Anderson as an occupational therapist and Colson as an art therapist. Earning undergraduate degrees in fine arts at Milligan, both completed graduate degrees that have allowed them to combine their creative skills with professional training that helps others overcome life’s obstacles.

Lunch in the Tent

Saturday, October 28, noon
Tickets $12/$7 for 10 and under, must be purchased in advance

A buffet-style meal featuring fried chicken, a variety of chili, tasty sides, and homemade cobblers and pie. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Golf Tournament/Fundraiser for Baseball

Saturday, October 28, noon
$60 per golfer

Raffle/Mulligan packages available at course. Email foursome to Coach Nathan Meade by October 14:

“Legacy Buff” Student & Parent Session

Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m.
Sword Commons

“Legacy Buffs,” the children of alumni, are part of what makes Milligan special. Many of our graduates are second, third, even fourth generation alumni! We hope becoming a Buff is one of your family traditions, too. Our admissions staff invite you to hear about the Milligan of today and get answers to your questions about programs, residence life, financial aid, and more.

Homecoming Concert: “On Broadway”

Saturday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.
Seeger Chapel: Mary B. Martin Auditorium

The music department will present a short, family-friendly concert that showcases a variety of great Broadway hits from classic shows such as West Side Story, The King and I, and Phantom of the Opera, in addition to music from recent blockbusters such as Wicked and Jersey Boys. This concert will feature the Milligan Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Heritage, Heard Mentality, and Orchestra, along with guest alumni soloists.

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Friday, October 27

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

4:30-6:30 p.m. CIS/CS Alumni Reception
Derthick Hall: 3rd floor

6:00-9:00 p.m. Class of 2002
Jeanes Hall: Community Room

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

7:30 p.m. Play: The Menaechmi*
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

8:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball: Alumni players vs Alumni players 

Saturday, October 28

Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

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

9:00-2:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
Gregory Center lobby

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

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

9:30-11:30 a.m. Class of 1967 50th Reunion Brunch
Sutton Hall: Stephens Annex

10:00-noon CLASS RECEPTIONS: 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, ECS
Locations available at registration

10:30 a.m. Mini-lecture: “Islam: A Brief Introduction”
Dr. Craig Farmer, professor of history & humanities
Gregory Center: Willis Room

11:00 a.m. Alumnae Art Exhibit: “Polychromatic”
Derthick Hall: Milligan Gallery

11:00 a.m. Volleyball Alumnae Match
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

11:00 a.m. Society of Scientific Christian Scholars
Hyder Auditorium

Noon Lunch in the Tent*
Sword Commons

Noon Baseball Golf Tournament (fundraiser)*
Elizabethton Golf Course | 185 Buck Van Huss Rd, Elizabethton, TN

1:30 p.m. Parade
Blowers Blvd

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

2:00-4:00 p.m. CLASS RECEPTIONS: 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 2012
Locations available at registration

2:00 p.m. Mini-lecture: “The Intersection of Faith and Engineering”
Dr. Greg Harrell, director of engineering programs
Gregory Center: Willis Room

2:00-2:45 p.m. “Legacy Buff” Student & Parent Session
Sword Commons

4:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs Brenau University
Soccer Field

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

5:30 p.m. Class of 1997 Get-together
Smokehouse BBQ Co. | 1941 Milligan Hwy

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

6:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game
Lacy Fieldhouse: Upper Level

6:00-8:00 p.m. Class of 1967 Pizza Party
Jeanes Hall: Community Room

6:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs Pfeiffer University
Soccer Field

7:30 p.m. Play: The Menaechmi*
Gregory Center: McGlothlin-Street Theatre

8:30 p.m. Powder Puff Game
Anglin Practice Field

Sunday, October 29

9:00-9:45 a.m. Vespers-Style Worship Service
Lower Seeger

*Ticketed event
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