Trojan Talk, October 2012
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Booster Banquet with Alex Kendrick
Friday, November 16th

We're pleased to announce that our 71st annual Booster Banquet will be held on Friday, November 16th. We invite you to join us as we continue in our campus tradition.

We are blessed this year to feature Alex Kendrick as our keynote speaker. Alex has been an associate pastor for Sherwood Baptist Church since 1999. Upon reading a survey that stated films have become more influential than churches, Alex set out to change the perception of movies in mainstream America. He co-wrote (with brother, Stephen Kendrick), directed and acted in all four movies Sherwood Pictures has produced.

His second film, "Facing the Giants", grossed over $10 million at the box office. The football feature became the best-selling Christian DVD of 2007.

His third film, Fireproof, grossed $33.5 million in the box office, making it the highest grossing independent film of 2008. The project went on to win Best Feature at the 2009 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, as well as the Epiphany Prize at the Movieguide Awards in Los Angeles. The fourth feature film by Sherwood Pictures with distribution by TriStar entitled Courageous, was released on DVD on January 17, 2012. Watch Alex's I Am Second video at

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the meal will be served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 4th. Prices are as follows:

$60 General Admission Ticket before November 1, 2012 – Includes banquet admission

$80 General Admission Ticket on and after November 1, 2012 – Includes banquet admission

$150* Executive Admission Ticket – Includes reserved parking, admission to a special private reception with Alex Kendrick on November 16th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and a special reserved seat at the banquet. Attendees to the special private reception will be able to meet Alex Kendrick and have a photo with him.

$1,000* Sponsor a Round Table – Includes 8 Executive Tickets for a special price

*Due to the limited amount of Executive tickets, you must call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (573) 629-3124 to purchase them by credit card only.

Please complete the reservation form attached below for General Admission tickets and return it in the postage-paid reply envelope. Please make checks payable to Hannibal-LaGrange University. Tickets may also be ordered online at We accept MasterCard, Discover and Visa.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, November 16th. You're going to be blessed by Alex's words. Thank you so much for your continued support of Hannibal-LaGrange University.

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Upcoming Events

October 5,6,& 7

Check out the fun-packed schedule here

Sunday, October 14 @ 3pm
Bring your family and see Alex Kendrick's "Courageous" on the "big screen!"

October 26 @ 10am
Dr. Allen's Presidential Inauguration

Inauguration website

October 30 @ 9am to 11pm
HLGU Dessert Reception
MO Baptist Convention
St. Louis, MO


More information & Events

News about Trojan Turkey Trek Race
November 3, 2012, 8:30 am

For more information,
please contact:

Marisa Brown-Ellison
Phone: 573-406-5488

Click here to Register!

About The Trojan Turkey Trek

The Trojan Turkey Trek is a fundraising event for the HLGU Missions Department. HLGU has been nationally recognized and awarded for the mission emphasis of the College. Students have opportunities each semester break (fall, Christmas, spring, and summer) to participate in missions or service projects locally, nationally, and internationally. The Trojan Turkey Trek will help to offset student fundraising endeavors.


Hannibal, MO – A 5K run/walk combination road/cross country race that weaves through the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus. Race starts and finishes near the soccer field and will take you through campus, along a couple of city streets and beautiful trails. If you’re familiar with one of Missouri’s toughest 5K races, the Hannibal Cannibal, rest assured this race is NOT the Cannibal, but it will introduce you to a few of Hannibal’s hills! 5K run is competitive; 5K walk is not.

Packet pick-up

Friday, November 2, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Welcome Desk/2nd Floor, Burt Administration Building.
Race day packet pick-up/check-in 7:30 am Mabee Sports Complex.

Entry fee

5K - $20 per person
HLG Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni - $15 per person
1/2 Mile Fun Run for Kids - $8 per child
Family rate - $50 per family for 5K Run/Walk/½ Mile Fun Run

Pre-registrants guaranteed t-shirt! Door prizes, food and drink immediately following race.

Awards, Cash and Prizes

Awards announced immediately following 5K run. (Medals to top two finishers in each age group. Cash awards - $25 to each overall winner.)

Overall Male/Female
Overall HLGU Alumni Male/Female
Overall Masters Male/Female (40+)

Age Groups

Under 12
60 and up

Fun Run for Kids

(12 & under) Immediately following 5K. Starts and finishes at the same location as the 5K (near Blackwell soccer field). Young athletes will feel "big" going through the HLGU campus on this completely closed course.

Kids Awards: This is not a competitive race. All participants will receive a ribbon and t-shirt.


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