Purdue University Calumet alumni are invited celebrate homecoming on campus Saturday (11/7) by partaking of an alumni reception, campus tours and a basketball doubleheader.
A free reception for all alumni and their families will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Calumet Conference Center, located at the far south end of campus, accessible south of 173rd Street. Hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be provided.
Additionally, campus bus tours are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Purdue Calumet’s women’s and men’s basketball teams also will be in action—the women’s team hosting Spring Arbor (Mich.) University at 2 p.m., followed at 4 p.m. by the Purdue Calumet men’s game vs. rival Indiana University Northwest.
During halftime of the men’s game, Purdue Calumet 1988 alumna Dori Downing will receive the Purdue Alumni Calumet Bob Hayes Athletic Alumni Award. Additionally, members of the Purdue Calumet Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009-10 will be introduced: Bob Hayes (37-year coach, athletic director, faculty member and statistician—1952-89), Ed Blackmon (men’s basketball, 1981-83), Lee Ann DeYoung (women’s basketball, 1984-88), Larry Liddle (men’s basketball coach, 1981-2000) and Rod Weingart (soccer & baseball, 1969-72).
Alumni who desire to attend the reception and/or games are asked to RSVP by e-mail to PAC@calumet.purdue.edu or phone 219/989-2308.