Truman to Welcome Families Oct. 8 to Family Day 2005

A variety of activities have been planned for Truman students and their families this weekend as part of the annual Family Day. Faculty, staff and their families also are invited to meet the visiting families and share in the events. 

Following tradition, this year’s events are designed to provide families with information as well as opportunities for a wide variety of entertainment from the University.

Activities kick off at 8 a.m., Oct. 8, with coffee and doughnuts in the Student Union Building Quiet Lounge.

Parent Seminars will follow the reception at 9 a.m. in the SUB Governors Room and SUB Alumni Room.

The festivities move to Baldwin Auditorium at 11 a.m., where parents will hear from Truman’s President Barbara Dixon and Student Senate President Mark Kirtland. Kirtland is a sophomore business administration major from Overland Park, Kan.

The Centennial Hall Senate will be sponsoring Festival Centennial from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., in front of the residence hall.

After the assembly, families are invited to a barbecue-style lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Red Barn Park. Tickets are $6 and must be purchased in advance at the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall 101. Students with a purchased meal plan may eat for free with their Truman ID.

Sporting events begin at 11 p.m., when the men’s soccer team plays Mercyhurst (Pa.) at the Soccer Field. The football team challenges Emporia State (Kan.) at 2 p.m. in Stokes Stadium. Tickets can be purchased Oct. 8 at Reception on the Mall. The women’s soccer team will be competing against Northwest Missouri at 3 p.m., at the Soccer Field.

The Second Annual Community Day will take place from 2-8 p.m. on the Quadrangle.

Entertainment continues through the evening with the Latin Dance Party, the final Hispanic Heritage Month Event. Dance lessons will be given from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 8, in the SUB Down Under. A dance party will follow from 8-11 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to learn salsa moves and put them to use. Refreshments will be served. Alfred and Seymour will perform at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board, the event is free for students with a Truman ID and tickets will be available before the performance for $2.

The Wind Symphony band, the University Orchestra and the Cantoria singers will perform at 2 p.m., Oct. 9, in Baldwin Auditorium.

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