To kick off Homecoming, Northwestern’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center’s Proscenium Theatre. There will be a second showing at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
Later Friday evening, 2005 NW graduate Laura Gould will be giving a concert in the Hub at 8 p.m. Gould lives in New York City and has an album called This Heart on iTunes. During her performance, the Hub will take one dollar off of every drink ordered.
The Red Raider Road Race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the De Valois Stadium. The race is open to all ages. Participants can run either the 4K or the 8K course. Registration costs $15 or $20 depending on the course and
is due at the beginning of the race. Participants will receive a T-shirt, door prizes and refreshments.Morning on the Green will be held from 9:30 a.m.- noon on Saturday. Many campus clubs and organizations will set up booths offering games, activities, prizes and food for the community to enjoy. The SGA will be serving pancakes.
Saturday will also be filled with sports and alumni games. The football game against Nebraska Wesleyan will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Korver Field, followed by the men’s soccer game against Westminster at 3:30 p.m. Both the women’s soccer and volleyball teams will be playing away games.
“I would be more excited for Homecoming, but we won’t be around because we have a soccer game in Bellevue, Nebraska,” said freshman Kari Hilbrands.
Saturday evening the NWC music department will be having their Homecoming concert at 7 p.m. The concert will include selections from the jazz band, chamber orchestra, student solos, symphonic band, Heritage Singers, women’s choir and a cappella choir.
“I’m so excited for my family to come visit and watch me sing at the choir concert,” said junior Stacey Duensing.
The final event of Homecoming weekend will be the Homecoming dance held at 9 p.m. in a tent on the campus green.
Of course, not everyone will be involved in every event, and some students won’t be involved at all.
“It’s homecoming? I will probably be doing homework all weekend,” said junior Christine Haden.
During the Homecoming week Medallion Hunt, clues were given out each day for the location of the traditionally hidden medallion. On the third day of clues, senior Robbie Bogdanffy and junior Dulce Mariana Molina found it in the bushes near Korver Field, under the trees near the tennis courts.
The coin was wrapped in a Pearson’s candy wrapper, company based in St. Paul, MN. As it was found on the third day of the contest, the pair will split a $150 prize.