Lakeland University

Big Fish Festival

Help us celebrate Lakeland like never before during our Big Fish Festival, held during Homecoming October 1, 2016. Among the many attractions will be family-friendly games and activities; live music; and much more. Areas will also be set up for alumni who simply prefer to reconnect with former classmates.

Watch for more details coming throughout late summer and early fall.

Register online below, or contact LaJill Edge or 920-565-1023 ext. 2158. Advance reservations can be made until 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

9 a.m.
Alumni pep band rehearsal, Edgar Thiessen Room, Verhulst Building

Calling all past Lakeland band members! We are forming an alumni pep band to help celebrate the Muskies' Homecoming victory. Rehearsal will be in the Verhulst band room, with performances at the Big Fish Festival tailgate and the afternoon game. Join alumni from years past as we form the largest pep band Taylor Field has ever seen! Dust off those instruments and come prepared for lots of fun and memories. There is no cost to be a member of the alumni pep band - just bring yourself, your Muskie spirit and your instrument. It promises to be a lot of fun. For more information, contact Christopher Werner at or 920-565-1000 ext. 2304. Registration is required.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Preview Day

The admissions office is hosting a Preview Day for prospective students and their families. For more information, contact Christine Kastner Eck at or 920-565-1062.

9:30 a.m.
Chapel service, Ley Chapel

Join our campus chaplain and student members of the Spiritual Life Council in a celebration of faith. A 30-minute service will include music and a remembrance of classmates who have passed. For more information, contact Linda Bosman at or 920-565-1023 ext. 2151. Registration is preferred.

9:30 a.m.
Softball Alumni Game, softball diamond

Join softball alumni in a friendly competition. Registration is preferred to play; none is needed to watch the game. Contact Hailey Dreyer at 920-565-1024 Ext. 2182 or .

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Baseball alumni game, baseball diamond

Join baseball alumni in a friendly competition. Registration is preferred to play; none needed to watch the game. Contact Coach Michael Bachar at 920-565-1024 ext. 2175 or .

10:15 a.m.
Emeritus Club/Class of 1966 champagne brunch, Laun Center, David & Valerie Black Room, 209

Membership in the esteemed Emeritus Club is limited to alumni with a Mission House or Lakeland College graduation date of at least half-a-century ago. Each year, the newest members of this respected club are inducted during Homecoming and recognized for their longstanding relationship with their alma mater. Included in the celebration is a state-of-the-university address from President Dan Eck. All Emeritus Club members and class of 1966 members are welcome. For more information, contact Linda Bosman at or 920-565-1023 ext. 2151. Registration is required, and the cost is $20 per person.

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tailgate lunch and junior muskie fun, Younger Family Campus Center, outdoor tent

Join us for our annual Homecoming celebration! Enjoy lunch, performances by the Lakeland University Alumni Band and fun and games for junior Muskies. For more information, contact LaJill Edge or 920-565-1023 ext. 2158. Advance registration is preferred and the cost is $10 per person.

11 a.m.
Women's basketball alumni game, Wehr Center, Woltzen Gymnasium

Join women's basketball alumni for some friendly competition. Registration preferred to play; none needed to watch the game. Contact Aaron Nester at 920-565-1024 ext. 2200 or .

1 p.m.
Football Game, Taylor Field

Kickoff! Go Muskies. The Homecoming game features Lakeland University vs. Concordia University Wisconsin in the annual Cheesebowl.

Post-game - 6 p.m.
Fifth Quarter, Younger Family Campus Center, outdoor tent

It is time to celebrate the first Lakeland University Homecoming win! We will have a limited quantity of Lakeland University wine by local specialty winery The Blind Horse. A Zinfandel and a Riesling will be for sale by the glass or bottle. And for beer aficionados, 8th Street Ale Haus is brewing the second edition of the Muskie Brew just for us! The Olive Cellar in Green Bay will have tastings of olive oil and balsamic vinegars with artisan breads and Sartori Cheese. This festive post-game gathering will feature the live music of the Waterstreet Hot Shots. For more information, contact Kym Leibham or 920-565-1023 ext. 2155.

5 p.m.
Hall of Fame induction reception and ceremony, Younger Family Campus Center, Bossard Hall

Congratulations to the 2016 Lakeland University Athletic Hall of Fame induction class: Bob Zaininger '69 – football; Kevin Fix '01 – football; Calvin Thomas '02 – football; Hulya Erden '02 – basketball; Hanaka Murakami '04 – tennis. Reception is from 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. in the Younger Family Campus Center, outdoor tent.

Reservations for dinner and ceremony are required and the cost is $25 per adult and $10 for children under 12. For more information, contact Kym Leibham at or 920-565-1023 ext. 2155.

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Friday activities
 

4:00 p.m. Reverends' Reunion (Buffet Fish Fry - $15 per person)

Saturday activities

9:00 a.m. Alumni band rehearsal

9:30 a.m. Chapel service

10:15 a.m. Emeritus Club/Class of 1966 induction champagne brunch ($20/person)

10:30 a.m. Homecoming tailgate ($10/person)

10:30 a.m. Homecoming tailgate (free for staff/faculty/adjuncts and immediate family)

1:00 p.m. Football Game, Lakeland University vs. Concordia University Wisconsin

5:30 p.m. Hall of Fame reception and induction ceremony ($25/adult or $12/10 and under)






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