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Founder's Week 2014 Alumni Activities

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front cover brochureEvery year during the Moody Bible Institute Founder's Week, the Alumni Association hosts special events and reunions for Alumni. Join us this year for a time of fun and fellowship!

The following is more information for these events:

Monday, Feb. 3

The Commons will be open for lunch for fellowship with other alumni. 

Alumni Tour 
2 p.m. (meet by Moody Museum, Smith Lobby) 

Class Dinners 
The Alumni Association extends a special Founder’s Week invitation to the classes of 1964, 1974, 1989 and 2004. 

We invite you to arrive in Chicago on Monday, Feb. 3, before the Alumni Day activities, and attend a dinner just for you and your class. Registration is from 3–4 p.m. in The Commons (MBI campus) with dinner from 4–6 p.m. 


Class of 1964’s 50th reunion dinner
Alumni Student Center—The Commons (Tickets: $20 per person)  

Class of 1974’s 40th reunion dinner
Alumni Student Center—Northfield Room (Tickets: $20 per person) 

Class of 1989’s 25th reunion dinner
Alumni Student Center—2nd floor, Fellowship Hall (Tickets: $15 per person)  

Class of 2004’s 10th reunion dinner
Kimball Room (Tickets: $15 per person)

For the Founder’s Week opening session, there will be reserved seating for the above classes (seats are released at 7 p.m.). A shuttle bus will be available at Wells and Institute Place to take you to The Moody Church for the opening session. Shuttle service will not be available on Monday before 6 p.m. Class dinner attendees will need to arrange transportation from their hotels to campus. 

Root Beer Social 
Alumni from the classes of 1964 and 1974 are invited to join us for a root beer social after the Monday evening session. A shuttle bus from the church to campus will be available for the event. 

Alumni Banquet Tickets 
Alumni Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and are nonrefundable. Please send a check, payable to Moody Alumni Association, along with your name and address, to Moody Alumni Association, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610. You may also order tickets using a credit card by calling (312) 329-4412. 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Alumni Day

9:30 a.m.
Speaker: Gary Chapman ’58 (Torrey-Gray Auditorium) 

10:30 a.m.
Presentation of Faculty Citation Award
Speaker: Wess Stafford ’70 (Torrey-Gray Auditorium) 

Noon–4:30 p.m.
Childcare Program* 

12:15 p.m.
Annual Alumni Banquet, Student Dining Room (SDR), MBI campus
(Tickets: $15 per person) 

2:30 p.m.
Class Reunions—Sweeting Center

  • Undergraduate:’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84 ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, and ’09  
  • Graduate School and ASP classes: ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, and ’09  
  • Decades: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s
  • Missionary Aviation, Radio Tech, and Evening School classes of all years 

(Reunion Locations)

7:15 p.m.
2014 Alumnus of the Year
Speaker: Leith Anderson ’65 (The Moody Church) 

9 p.m.
Open Reception for Alumnus of the Year (The Moody Church) 

* Children 3–11 years old can participate in our childcare program. A box lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. Registration is free before Jan. 8, 2014; afterward it will be $5 per child. Registering your child is imperative to our planning.

Purchasing Tickets

To ensure home delivery before Founder’s Week, please place orders before Jan. 12, 2014. Ticket orders received after Jan. 12, 2014 may be picked up before Founder’s Week at the Alumni Office, or during Founder’s Week at the Alumni Registration table at The Moody Church. Tickets are also available for purchase in person in the Alumni Office starting Oct. 2, 2013. Tickets will not be held without payment. 

All remaining Alumni Banquet tickets and those not picked up by Tuesday at 10 a.m. will be released for sale at the table in front of the Student Dining Room on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

E-mail, Coffee and Fellowship

The Moody Alumni Office will be open each day during Founder’s Week. We invite you to stop by our office on Smith 1 and relax over a hot cup of coffee or check your e-mail on one of the public-access computers. 

Stay for a few minutes or all day. Make yourself at home and use our office as a meeting place for your friends and family. 

For more information about alumni activities during Founder’s Week, contact: 

Moody Alumni Association 
820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610-3284
Phone: 312-329-4412
Fax: 312-329-8976

Overnight Accommodations

To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly and ask for the Moody Bible Institute Founder’s Week rate (rate does not include tax). Rates subject to availability. Please reserve by 12/30/13.

Acme Hotel Company

(312) 894-0800
15 E. Ohio Street (eight blocks from MBI)
$112 queen room, $142 double room (prices for 1/31–2/9/14), includes complimentary Internet.

Best Western Plus–River North Hotel

(312) 467-0800
125 W. Ohio Street (five blocks from MBI)
$99 king room, $105 double room (price for 2/2–2/9/14), includes free parking and full American breakfast daily.

Hotel Indigo Downtown Gold Coast

(312) 787-4980
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway (eight blocks from MBI)
$109 (price for 2/2–2/8/14)

Residence Inn by Marriott

(312) 943-9800
201 E. Walton Place (eight blocks from MBI)
$106 studio room, $119 one bedroom (prices for 2/2–2/7/14), includes hot breakfast buffet daily.
Light dinner provided Monday–Thursday.

For more detailed information about hotel accommodations, go to

Shuttle buses will be provided between these hotels and The Moody Church.

Class Reunion Locations

VR—Varley Room, SW—Sweeting Center, ASC—Alumni Student Center, FH—Fellowship Hall
1949 VR
1964ASC2 FH
1969201 SW
1974235 SW
1979349 SW
1984229 SW
1989209 SW
1994301 SW
1999205 SW
2004206 SW
2009335 SW
1940s230 SW
1950s347 SW
1960s233 SW
1970s / 1980s; 1990s / 2000sASC Activities Room
Aviation and Radio Tech317 SW
Graduate School and ASP225 SW
Evening School343 SW


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