Homecoming 2018

Homecoming Events

Whether or not you’re a BJU alumni, YOU are invited to attend Homecoming, October 11-13, on the campus of Bob Jones University.  The following M&G events are open to the public. Please come!

M&G WALK-IN TOUR: THE WEST COLLECTION IN THE WAR MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Friday, October 12 at 10 AM

War Memorial Chapel, for adults and students (3rd-12th grade)

Guide: Erin R. Jones, M&G Director

From an aspiring artist in rural Pennsylvania plucking the hairs of his cat’s tail for a home-made paintbrush to working as History Painter to the King of England during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin West led a remarkable life of influence, and his paintings detail his story of amazing opportunities! Tour this monumental collection of paintings commissioned by King George III and discover their significance in history.

Free Event

 

M&G WALK-IN TOUR: EXPLORING ANCIENT CULTURES

Friday, October 12 at 2 PM

Mack Library, for adults and students (K5-12th grade)

Guide: Bonnie Merkle, M&G Docent

History enthusiasts and pupils of archaeology will marvel again at the developments of past civilizations and their preserved practices by examining treasures in M&G’s collection from ancient Egyptian, Roman, and Hebrew cultures.  Come examine a first-century ossuary, a Torah scroll, Roman glass, Egyptian make-up, and a Hebrew baby rattle. Learning about the everyday lives and customs of generations before us is revealing and fascinating!

Free Event

 

M&G MOVING SALE

Saturday, October 13, 8AM-Noon

M&G Basement

As we’re cleaning out our building to prepare for a new museum location off campus, we have various furnishings (large and small) and miscellaneous educational and print items that you might like to have.  Enter our basement door to peruse the possibilities! 

All sale proceeds go toward M&G’s endowment funds for the ongoing care and preservation of the collection.

Free Event

 

M&G MAKERS MARKET 

Saturday, October 13 from 10 AM-5:30 PM

2nd floor Welcome Center, Student Center

Anyone is invited, whether or not you’re a grad, prospective student of BJU supporter! Learn more about this indie craft fair and the makers participating here.

Free Event

 

U. DAY: An Educational Street Fair

Saturday, October 13 from 9AM-Noon

Front Campus

Explore dozens of fun, interactive booths on front campus during this 3-hour family event. Enjoy live music, food, face painting and cool hands-on science experiments—there’s so much to do no matter your age!

Free Event

 

AFFINIITY REUNION: M&G FORMER EMPLOYEES

Saturday, October 13, 1:30 PM-3 PM

Mack Library, Collaborative Room

Whatever position you once filled at M&G over the past 67 years—guard, volunteer, custodian, docent, summer staff, operational staff, etc.—this special update meeting and reception is for you!  We look forward to sharing M&G’s exciting new opportunities and next steps.  You won’t want to miss the news! 

Registration opens in August.