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Valparaiso University: Events Calendar

Sesquicentennial Events and Activities


August 31, 2008

150th Anniversary Campus Kickoff

Celebration Scrapbook

Mark your place in history!

Outdoor Event: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Huegli Lawn and surrounding areas
(Rain location will be the Christopher Center and Union)

Come by, bring your family, and join the campus as we launch our 150th Anniversary.  Activities include outdoor worship service, samplings of food and donations from local restaurants, lunch buffet, and a food demonstration by the new campus chef.  Musical entertainment and WVUR, dunk tank with professors, VUPD, staff, and student body president, and games sponsored by Greek Life.

11 a.m.  Outdoor Worship Service
Resurrection Meadow
Outdoor Worship with music by Lost and Found
12 p.m.  “Taste of Valpo”
Chapel Drive (Between CCLIR and Huegli Lawns)
A sampling of cuisine from many local establishments such as Don Quixote, Mezza, Oberweis Ice Cream Co., Jimmy Johns, and a special demonstration by our campus chef.

BBQ Lunch Buffet
Huegli Lawn
BBQ lunch buffet including pulled pork, hot dogs, veggie burgers, roasted corn and delicious sides
Mueller Lawn
Classic outdoor games such as Bozo Buckets, Bean Bag Toss and Four Square, in addition to the Dunk Tank, Face Painting, a Craft Table and a Bounce House

Music Stage
Chapel Turn-Around
Musical performances by The Still Life, South Basin Bobcats, Top and Buckman Page, with music from WVUR and Union Board

* Stop by the welcome booth for your copy of the 150th Anniversary Celebration edition of the Prayer      Book compliments of the VU Guild.

* The University Bookstore will have a special opening of their store during the event from 12 – 3 p.m. 

* This is a free event!

* Parking for those with special needs will be available for event attendees in Lots 14 and 20. Transport will be provided from Lots 14 and 20.

For more information please send inquiries to

The Chapel