Mt. Carmel ,IL- A “special day” for Wabash Valley College and the entire community is planned for Thursday, December 10, as Wabash Valley College hosts a reception from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Brubeck Arts Center Lobby to commemorate the founding of WVC on December 10, 1960. Refreshments will be served, and this will be a special opportunity for acquaintances to be renewed and to relive those “early years.” The public is invited to share in this historical event by stopping by to visit with friends and WVC alumni, and to enjoy the refreshments.
Following the reception, everyone is encouraged to attend the opening night of “It’s A Wonderful Life” Radio Drama at 7:00 p.m. in the Brubeck Theatre. The treasured holiday film comes to life before your eyes. 1940’s radio players perform the story as a Christmas Eve broadcast with music and sound effects. Tickets will be available at the door. The Radio Drama will also be presented at 7 o’clock on December 11, with a 1:30 matinee performance on December 13.
A calendar of exciting events is planned throughout the year as the celebration of “55 Years of Excellence” is observed.
Kicking off the 55th Anniversary Year of events beginning in December will be the annual WVC Foundation Chili Supper on Tuesday evening, December 1, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Red Café. Chili, sandwiches, drinks, and desserts will be available. Basketball fans can then adjourn to the Spencer Sports Center to enjoy the Lady Warriors at 5:30 and the Warriors at 7:30 as they play host to our sister college, Olney Central College.
“The Musical Spirit of Christmas” will be presented at 1:30 on Sunday, December 6 in the Brubeck Theatre.
The “social event of the year,” the annual WVC Foundation Crystal Ball, will be held on Saturday, February 13 at the Eagles Banquet Room. This annual event is held as a fundraiser for Wabash Valley College.
Homecoming will be on February 20 in the Spencer Sports Center with coronation of the King and Queen during halftime of the Warriors basketball game.
On February 23 “The Gizmo Guys,” a professional act, will perform in the Brubeck Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
The Spring Musical, “Side By Side By Sondheim,” will be presented in the Brubeck Theatre on March 17, 18, 19, 20. This is a community theatre production.
The month of April will bring two professional shows to the Brubeck Theatre, with “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” in a 1:30 performance on Sunday, April 3. “The Cashore Marionettes” will perform in a 7 o’clock show on April 7.
Commencement will wrap up the academic year on Friday, May 13, at 7 o’clock in the Spencer Sports Center.
In the Spring, an informal social event will be held to recognize the WVC faculty and staff.
Wabash Valley College invites the entire community and surrounding areas to join in the celebration throughout the year of this important milestone in the history of Wabash Valley College.