Press Release

HLGU Announces Winter Homecoming

Friday, November 8, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University is excited to announce plans for the first ever winter homecoming, to be held Saturday, January 18, 2014, in the Mabee Sports Complex.

Events for the day include men's and women's alumni basketball games, basketball skills contest, free lunch for alumni and their families, men's and women's basketball games vs. William's Baptist College, School Spirit dinner in the HLGU cafeteria, and special entertainment in the Parker Theatre. There will also be concession stand coupons, a special performance by the HLGU cheerleaders, and an introduction of the Homecoming Court.

For more information on the event, contact Alumni Director, Lauren Youse '05, at 573-629-3126 or via email at lauren.youse@hlg.edu. To participate in alumni games, contact women's basketball coach Kelly Quigle at 573-629-3212 or kelly.quigle@hlg.edu, or men's basketball coach Jason Durst at 573-629-3213 or jwdurst@hlg.edu.

Schedule of Events:

10:30 am - Women's Basketball Alumni Game
Contact Coach Kelly Quigle to participate: 573-629-3212 or kelly.quigle@hlg.edu

11:30 am - Alumni Basketball Contests for all ages

11:45 am - Men's Basketball Alumni Game
Contact Coach Jason Durst to participate: 573-629-3213 or jwdurst@hlg.edu

12:30 pm - Lunch for Alumni on the Blue Court, free for alumni and their families

2 pm - Lady Trojan Basketball vs. Williams Baptist College, free admission

4 pm - Trojan Basketball vs. Williams Baptist College, free admission

6 pm - School Spirit Steak Dinner in the HLGU Cafeteria
Cost is $7/person to be paid at the door

Free Homecoming Concert, Jenny & Tyler, for alumni and students in the Parker Theatre in the Roland Fine Arts Center at 7 pm. The doors will open at 6:30 pm.

The public is invited. Tickets for the public are available at the door for $5/person.

Opening musicians are local artists Melissa Yakes (also an HLGU employee) and HLGU alum Dan Ware '06.

Jenny & Tyler are an acoustic folk-pop duo whose live performances strike a rare balance of intimacy and intensity. They share their songs, their stories and their lives with a candor that captivates, inspires and transcends age and cultural divides. Regardless of background, their music hits closest to home for people who are wrestling with faith and searching for answers in an uncertain world.

Acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase drive catchy melodies to support thoughtful lyrics as Jenny & Tyler chronicle lives marked daily by love, joy, loss, doubt and redemption. Their blend of driving, percussive folk-pop rings of Mumford & Sons and Nickel Creek, and at times echoes popular male-female duos such as She & Him and fellow Nashville darlings The Civil Wars.

In a crowded industry glutted by banality, Jenny & Tyler stand out as true psalmists. Their music holds a mirror up to nature, culture and all the reckless passions of the human heart and points ultimately toward a Creator. Their songs mark them as modern day contemplatives and troubadours, rooted in age-old wisdom set to new melodies.

We'll have concession stand coupons, special performances by the HLGU Cheerleaders, Introduction of the HLGU Homecoming Court and much more! You do not want to miss this new, special event!

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations