A new pair was deemed royalty during Widener’s Homecoming weekend: Georgia Spano, a psychology/pre-physical therapy major from Bethlehem, Pa., and Nathan Nodolski, an electrical engineering and physics double major from Pottstown, Pa., were crowned homecoming king and queen. All who participated in last weekend’s events had a fun time. Click here to see a slideshow of homecoming festivities.
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Get your spirits up! The Widener-PMC Homecoming begins Friday, and continues through Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed that the sun shines on the many events we have in store. For the full schedule and much more information regarding Homecoming, visit Widener’s Office of Alumni Engagement. Be sure to check out our new Freedom Hall building, which will be hosting an open House from 6-8 p.m.
As homecoming weekend approaches, many alumni will have the chance to break out their sports gear as they return to their old home away from home, Widener’s main campus.
Sporting events for alumni will begin 7 p.m. Friday, October 18, on the softball field with the women’s alumni squad taking on Widener’s softball team during their annual homecoming game.
On Saturday, the men’s baseball alumni will take on Widener’s baseball team at 10 a.m. Widener roller hockey alumni will host their first game at Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, Pennsylvania, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
To wrap up the weekend, Widener will host the second annual homecoming 5K to support Widener’s physical therapy clinic beginning on campus at 8 a.m. Sunday, October 20.
For information on how to participate and to see the complete homecoming schedule, visit the schedule of events.
By Maria Klecko ’15
When most people think of the big Homecoming game, football immediately comes to mind.
However, Homecoming on Saturday, October 19, also will showcase many other Widener Pride teams on the Main Campus:
Women’s volleyball is playing a doubleheader against Neumann University at 10 a.m. and Swarthmore College at 2 p.m. Both men’s and women’s swimming have meets against Misericordia University at 10 a.m. Women’s field hockey will take on Elizabethtown College at 12 p.m. Men’s and women’s soccer will play Arcadia University, with the women’s game starting at 5 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. And, of course, the football game against Misericordia is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Other Homecoming weekend events will include the Nursing Champagne Breakfast, the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leader 10th Anniversary Celebration and Service Event, a tour of Widener’s newest building, Freedom Hall, and the second annual Homecoming 5K. For the complete Homecoming schedule and details, visit the alumni registration page.
There are many new sites to see and activities to participate in at this year’s homecoming. The PMC Museum in Alumni Auditorium will debut We Were Rooks Once, an exhibit that focuses on cadet life at Pennsylvania Military College. The new exhibit features photo and oral histories presented by PMC alumni. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday.
If you haven’t been on campus since last year, you’ll see the transformed area behind Old Main now known as the Bown Dome Sculpture Garden. The garden and the tent set up there (pictured above at 11 a.m. Friday) will be the site of several events, including the All Alumni Reunion Bash that starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $35 per person and registration is recommended.
Also, the Widener Pride Tailgate at Quick Stadium will have the famous Philly cheesesteak maker Jim’s Steaks for your dining delight, and there will be family games and giveaways. There will also be a Golf Cart Parade, Color Guard Presentation, Halftime Broom Drill, and the Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.
There are many more events, and you can find the complete schedule online.
With fall almost here, that means Homecoming — scheduled for Oct. 5-7 — is on the near horizon. This year, there are many new sights to see on campus, including the Bown Dome Sculpture Garden, which will be the site for several key events, as well as the new Widener Pride sculpture in front of Founders Hall.
The Bown Dome Sculpture Garden, an expansive green space behind Old Main that features 36 Japanese Zelkova trees and is centered by a 56-foot-tall dome sculpture, was made possible by a $1.2 million gift from Widener University Trustee Tom Bown ’67 and his wife, Bonnie. A welcome back reception, brunch, a post-game reception, and the Widener and PMC alumni dinner bash will be held in the garden during Homecoming. Click here for the complete schedule.
The new sculpture in front of Founders Hall is a bronze pride of lions including a male, a female, and a lion cub. The sculpture — created by artists Carl McCleskey and Betsy Scott of Wildlife Bronze in Cloudland, Ga. — was unveiled after the Freshman Convocation that was held in the Bown Dome Sculpture Garden (pictured above). Click here to see a slideshow that features both the new garden and the Widener Pride sculpture.
By Nathalie Carril-King ’12
As a Widener senior, I have experienced a few lackluster football seasons. But this year, the team is off to a 3-1 start and I am enjoying a drastic change in the student body’s participation. Students and families are packing the stands at every home game. It is wonderful to see how enthusiastic this year’s students are in supporting the team.
There also is much new life on the team. There are 70 freshmen on the roster this year and they have created quite a buzz. Freshman Anthony Davis of Upland, Pa., astonished many with his phenomenal execution during the Pride’s season opener. Davis returned not one but two punts for touchdowns to help the Pride beat Moravian College 44-6.
This year’s homecoming starts Friday and runs through Saturday night. Widener football will be hosting King’s at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information and a list of events, see the schedule here. Come support the team and be a part of the spirit. We hope to see you here!
Nathalie Carril-King is a senior from New York City majoring in international business and marketing management.
If you haven’t put the Widener – PMC homecoming on your calendar yet, we hope you will. Events begin on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, features a full day of festivities. See the alumni web page for the full schedule.
When you are on campus, please stop by the PMC Museum in Alumni Auditorium on Saturday before the game to meet the staff that puts together the Widener Magazine and Postscript, the alumni newsletter. I’ll be on hand — and other contributors will be dropping by — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions about the magazine, listen to suggestions for stories, and take your class notes submissions. You also can pick up copies of past magazines, take a sneak peak at the magazine due out in October, and update your address if you haven’t been receiving the magazine.
And, of course, the PMC Museum will be open for browsing.
–Sam Starnes, Editor