Family Day Events Scheduled For Sept. 20

A full schedule of events are planned for this weekend as part of Truman’s annual Family Day. The fun begins on Friday evening with the Women’s Volleyball match at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Kirksville Primary School located at 1815 East Hamilton Street.

The morning of Sept. 20 will begin with parent seminars at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the Activities Room of the Student Union Building. In the first session, Lou Ann Gilchrist, dean of student affairs, will discuss “The Value of Out-of-Class Experiences.” Brian Krylowicz, director of University Counseling Services, will follow at 10 a.m. with his presentation, “Common Psychological Issues of College Students.”

Tours of Pickler Memorial Library will take place every 10 minutes from 10 a.m. to noon. Another event starting at 10 a.m. is the Annual Festival Centennial, which runs until 4 p.m. on the Centennial Hall courtyard. It features free food, games, contests and music. At 11 a.m. in Baldwin Auditorium families are invited to hear from President Barbara Dixon and Student Senate President Lizz Esfeld. Franklin Street Singers will also perform.

There will be a break in University-sponsored events until the afternoon, and families are invited to attend the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival in downtown Kirksville. This year’s event includes the addition of an antiques show, which will take place in the Arts Center at 117 South Franklin Street. University activities will resume at 3 p.m. with Women’s Volleyball at the Primary School.

“The Norman Magic Experience,” sponsored by the Student Activities Board, will take place at 4 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is $3. Students with a Truman ID get in free. Tickets may be purchased before the show at the ticket window in Baldwin Hall.

A tailgate barbecue is planned from 5-6:30 p.m. in Red Barn Park. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $8 per person, however, students with a meal plan will not need to pay if they present their Truman IDs. Tickets can be purchased online at Click on Family Day Barbecue Tickets to purchase. Truman accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

The Student Union Building will serve as the location in the event of rain. The Office of Greek Life will sponsor the Carnival for the Kids, featuring booths with games and snacks for anyone attending. All proceeds will go to Up 'till Dawn, which supports St. Judes. The Showgirls, Truman State University Cheerleading Squad, Spike and the University "Statesmen" Marching Band will all be making an appearance.

At 7 p.m. the Bulldog football team will take on Northwest Missouri State University in the “Ol’ Hickory Stick Game.” General admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Reserved seating is $8. Admission is free to students with a Truman ID. Tickets may be purchased online at For more information contact the Athletics Box Office at 660.785.4235.

Weekend activities will conclude Sept. 21 with a Memory Walk to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s, and a performance by Cantoria Singers, Wind Symphony Band and University Orchestra Concert. Registration for the Memory Walk, sponsored by Sigma Kappa sorority, will take place at noon, with the Walk beginning at 1 p.m. The musical performance will take place at 2 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information visit
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