Make Plans to Attend 'Coming Together 2008,' September 5-7

Make Plans to Attend 'Coming Together 2008,' September 5-7

August 2, 2008

Also: Coming Together 2008 Schedule

August 2, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - All alumni of DePauw University are invited to return to campus September 5-7 for a fun-filled weekend, Coming Together 2008. The event is presented by the Alumni of Color Advisory Council (ACAC), a standing committee of the DePauw Alumni Association. Initiated in 2000, Coming Together is designed to reconnect DePauw alumni of color with the University and to connect and unite alumni with students.

The schedule for opening day, Friday, September 5, will include an alumni welcome reception and open mic night, featuring a performance by DePauw Capella.

Saturday opens with a faculty, staff and alumni reunion breakfast in the Julian Science & Coming Together 2.jpgMathematics Center atrium. DePauw President Brian W. Casey will be the guest speaker. Following breakfast, there will be two stimulating discussions on current economic and political conditions, and a special time for alumni to enjoy fellowship with students in their various multicultural spaces.

After the sun sets, alumni are invited to attend the International Gala Reception and Dinner -- which will highlight study abroad opportunities at DePauw -- to be held in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. During this time, there will be a performance by up-and-coming Indianapolis jazz saxophonist Jared Thompson, as he leads his Premium Blend trio. The dinner will end with student performances by X-Cell and the International Student Association.

The night will wrap up with an exciting after-party at which alumni will be able to enjoy DJ Limelight, one of the Midwest's most-sought-after DJs. His ability to "seamlessly fuse" soul, funk, hip hop, pop, r&b, reggae, house, neo-soul Students Julian Door 2008.jpgand classics have elevated him to a nationally known status.

The weekend will close Sunday with a Gospel Brunch featuring the DePauw Gospel Choir.

The chairs of Coming Together 2008 are Wandini Dixon-Fyle Riggins '01 and Devon Crittenden '89. Committee members include Lisa Henderson Bennett '93, Nadia Mitchem '98, NaShara Mitchell '01 and Jeanna Knight '01. The DePauw staff liaison for the event is Claudia de León '07, assistant director of alumni programs.

See the full schedule of events by clicking here, or call toll-free (877) 658-2586.