All Homecoming 2011 events will be special in their own way, but it’s not often you get to witness a new residence hall dedication – especially with the historical name of “Rucker” that stirs so many emotions.

We’re expecting a lot of “Rucker girls” to attend the dedication of the new Rucker Village at 11 a.m. Homecoming Saturday (Sept. 24) and tell some tales of what took place in that beloved Romanesque Revival behemoth known as Rucker Hall. We hope alumni of all ages will be pleased with and proud of the 14 two-story, brick townhouses on Dudley Avenue behind Collier and Allen halls.

In the spirit of old Rucker – which was torn down in 1971 to make way for “modern residence halls” – Dr. Juilee Decker’s Curatorial Class has prepared an exhibition that focuses on the buildings and other spaces on campus.  “From the Ground Up: Georgetown College’s Spaces and Places” will be on view all weekend as it’s in the first-floor hallway of the Ensor Learning Resource Center known as the Cochenour Art Gallery. But, Decker hopes alums – especially those fascinated by GC history – will swing by at noon Friday (Sept. 23) and meet her nine students who worked so hard and have some refreshments.