Alumni Connections

Director’s Corner
Tory McCord Jennetten ’96 

Excitement is building for this year’s Homecoming 2015: A Brave New World from September 20 to 26.

Along with traditional favorites such as the Lighting of the B and the Homecoming tailgate and soccer game, we have added one of the Braves Club’s most popular events, Bids for the Braves, to our schedule. This Saturday night gala in the Renaissance Coliseum provides alumni opportunities to meet with current and former athletes, faculty and staff members while helping raise funds for our athletic programs. I invite you to bring your friends and fill a table of 10 to celebrate “Pirates of the Coliseum.” If you are unable to join us on campus this year for the 13th annual Bids for the Braves, consider purchasing a bidding ticket by visiting

There will be lots of food, friends and fun at this year’s celebration, so make plans now to join us. You can find a complete schedule and register online at or call the Alumni Relations Office at (800) 952-8258.

Returning to campus for Homecoming is a wonderful way for you to see the success of your alma mater and reunite with former classmates and professors.

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus in September.

Hail, Red and White,
Tory McCord Jennetten ’96

Alumni Events

August 2 // St. Louis

SLABAC Senior Send-off Picnic; 1–3 p.m., Stacy Park, 9750 Old Bonhomme Rd., Olivette, Mo.; $5 for alumni, free for incoming freshmen and parents.

August 7 // Peoria

Bratfest; Jimmy’s Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Road, 5–8 p.m.; $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

August 8 // Chicago

BUBAA Senior Send-off BBQ; noon–6 p.m., food served at 2 p.m., Dan Ryan Woods, Grove 01 between 83rd and 87th streets; Free.

August 15 // Chicago

Introduction event for Dr. Chris Reynolds and men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle; 3–5 p.m., Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook; $25 per person. RSVP to (800) 952-8258 or

August 22 // Peoria

Legacy Open House; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Hayden-Clark Alumni Center; sandwiches, snacks and drinks; Free.

August 28 // Los Angeles

Dodgers vs. Cubs game; 7:10 p.m.

September 24 // Kansas City

Happy Hour; 5:45–7:45 p.m.; Top Golf, 10611 Nall Ave., Overland Park, Kan.