Friday, September 30, 2011

Southeast gears up for family weekend

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Family weekend at Southeast Missouri kicks off today with a showing of “Grease” at the Academic Terrace at 8:30.

Family weekend has many events both on and off campus to keep students and their families entertained.

Allie Wisker, Hall Director of Towers East is helping with the Resident Life wing of the the festivities. She is excited about what this year’s Family Weekend has to offer.

"I think it really shows parents and siblings and aunts and uncles and whoever else comes the kind of atmosphere that their student is a part of and the really great things they can get involved in on campus," Walker said.

There will be games and prizes at the University center and students and their parents will have a chance to meet the University President from 9-10 a.m. in the Beanery cafe.

Bluegrass bands will play at the Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hutson Greenhouse.

Other events on Saturday include The Norman Magic Experience from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Center Ball Room, a Harry Potter Quidditch Tournament at 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center, and a Tailgate Party for the football game vs. Eastern Illinois from 4 to 6 p.m. in front of Houck Stadium.

There will be a canned food drive for the victims of the Joplin tornado during both soccer games and the football game occurring over the weekend.

Hannah Parent, KRCU


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