April 17, 2012
Westerville, OH—Otterbein University’s updated annual Spring Alumni Weekend will be held April 27-28, with many events open to the public. For more information about any of these events, visit www.otterbein.edu/alumniweekend2012. To register for any of these events, call 1-888-614-2600.
The festivities begin with the Founders Convocation at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The convocation will honor the founding of the college through monologues and music from Otterbein’s history.
The Department of Theatre and Dance will host a theatrical experience with a backstage tour and dinner before a performance of Gypsy on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, in Cowan Hall. The Behind-the-Stage Tour begins at 4:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 6 p.m.; and the performance of Gypsy begins at 8 p.m. The package price for the tour, dinner and show is $40 per person. Reservations are required.
Families can bring their children to campus for Kid’s Night Out from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in the Rike Center, 180 Center St. This annual event is hosted by Otterbein student-athletes for children ages 6-11. Athletic skill stations will be set up during the evening where Otterbein’s student-athletes will lead and supervise games and activities. Otterbein’s mascot Cardy will be there to join kids in a popsicle break, and the student-athletes will sign autographs. Children should plan to wear clothes and shoes for running and playing. Otterbein athletic trainers will be in attendance in the event of an injury. Reservations are required.
Families also are invited to a Kid’s Soccer Clinic sponsored by the Otterbein Women’s Soccer Team for children ages 6-11 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the soccer fields, north of the residence halls behind the Campus Center, 160 W. Home St. Reservations are required.
The public is also welcome to watch the Women’s Softball Team and the Women’s Tennis Team take on their Capital University rivals at home at 1 p.m. off Home Street in the Sports Complex.
Additional activities include tours of Hanby House from 2-4:30 p.m. at 160 W. Main St., and an Otterbein Gallery Hop, visiting the various art exhibits on campus from 3-4 p.m., starting in the Courtright Memorial Library, 138 W. Main St.
The Department of Music will present its annual Spring Sing: An Evening of Lighter Style with performances at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The variety show featuring outstanding lineup of soloists and student ensembles performing jazz, musical theatre, and popular vocal styles. Admission is $5 at the door.