Family Weekend Promises Exciting Events
By Mary Beth Rosenauer
September 8, 2013
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- Women’s Soccer, 4pm, MWSU Griffons vs. Wayne State College
- Chris Carter, Mentalist, 7pm in Spratt 101 – Free Event
- President’s Pancake Brunch, 10am to 11am in Remington Atrium – Free Event
- Planetarium Showings – Free Event
- Cardboard Rocket – 11am
- Wonders of the Universe – 12pm
- The Serengeti – 1pm
- Student Organization Activity Booths, 11am to 1pm in Remington Atrium – Free Event
- Tailgate, 3pm to 6pm in Parking Lot H
- Football Game, 6pm, MWSU Griffons vs. Missouri S&T)
Just three weeks into the new school year students at Missouri Western are already heavily involved in clubs and organizations, making new friends, attending games, going Greek and somehow keeping up with all their homework.
For students excited to show parents how their college experience thus far, this year’s Family Weekend hosts the perfect lineup of events.
Assistant Dean of Student Development and Student Affairs, Isaiah Collier, played a large role in planning this weekend in its entirety.
“Every year we try to come up with something to further engage students, but also invite parents to come and be a part of their students college experience,” Isaiah said.
Griffon fans are encouraged to kick off the weekend by cheering on the women’s soccer team as they play against Wayne State College Friday, September 13th.
Alexa Adams, a senior on the team, explained that a lot of the girls’ families plan to be at the game. “Family weekend will give us the opportunity to show our families other parts of the school that they normally would not be able to see,” Adams said.
Following the game is a performance by mentalist Chris Carter in Spratt 101 at 7 pm. Carter has performed at over 2,500 college campuses and has received numerous major awards, including Entertainer of the Year. Carter’s act promises optical illusions, mind reading, and tons of laughter.
The weekend continues on Saturday with the President’s Pancake Brunch. The breakfast is a free event open to everyone who registered by the September 6th deadline.
After the President’s Pancake Brunch, all are invited to see the wonders of three different planetarium showings, with times ranging from 11 am to 1 pm.
Collier said the number of showings increased from years past because there is always such a high number of students and community members who want to attend.
At this time, student organizations will also be presenting interactive booths in Remington Atrium. Here, Griffon fans can enjoy some activities of their own before they watch the Griffons take on Missouri S&T at 6 pm in Spratt Stadium.
To add the usual game day tailgating that begins at 3 pm, Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon will be hosting a live performance by local country band, Money For Nothin’.
Family Weekend 2013 officially is over after the football game ends. The purpose of the weekend, however, is to create involvement between students and their families that continues all year round and that makes everyone proud to be a Griffon.