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Family Weekend slated for Sept. 18-20

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For more than three decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students' parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times. This year marks the 36th Annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 18-20.

"We would like to invite everyone to take part in our Family Weekend," said President Wayne D. Andrews. "For nearly 40 years, this has been a tradition which allows students' family and friends to see our beautiful campus, get a taste of what college life is all about and spend time with their loved ones who are here in school."

Things will kick off Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a block party as MSU's Counseling and Health Services hosts an open house for the mew dental program on the Allie Young Lawn. Guests will have a chance to meet some of the staff, enjoy music and refreshments, take a tour of the dental suite, and get some freebies. 

The Eagle Volleyball team will square off against Akron at 2:30 p.m. at Wetherby Gym.

A variety of activities will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation and Wellness Center with Family Fun Night sponsored by the center.

The Eagle Volleyball team will host East Tennessee State at 7 p.m.

The Star Theater will host two shows at 7 p.m. (ElectroPop laser program) and 8 p.m. (Laser Pink Foyd) at Smith-Booth Hall.

Friday night activities will close at 8 p.m. with Housing Family Movie Night, sponsored by the Housing Office , on the lawn of the Adron Doran University Center. The movie will be "Inside Out."

On Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kentucky Folk Art Center will be open and "Abstractions" will be on exhibit in the Claypool-Young Gallery . The University Bookstore in the Adron Doran University Center will have extended hours from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

From 11 a.m.to 4 p.m., Morehead will host the Arts and Eats Festival on Main Street in downtown Morehead.

Student Government Association will present "Morehead Idol" at noon at Button Auditorium. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Student Hardship Assistance Resource Exchange (SHARE) fund, managed by the Office of Student Life .

The Eagle Volleyball team will square off against Samford at 1:30 p.m. at Wetherby Gym. The Star Theater will present shows at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Eagle Family Picnic and Family Fun Activities, sponsored by Family Association , Student Programming Board , and MSU Alumni Association will be held in the parking lot of the Academic-Athletic Center. Family members of students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni can enjoy a complimentary pre-game meal, and family fun activities.

At 4:45 p.m., the duo Halfway to Hazard will perform a free concert. The pair of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix are both southeastern Kentucky natives.

The Class of 2019 will lead the Eagles onto the field to kick off the home opener with the Freshman Run at 6:30 p.m. Head coach Rob Tenyer's Football Eagles will face off against the Kentucky Christian University at Jayne Stadium at 7 p.m.

The Space Science Center will host International Observe the Moon Night from 7 to 10 p.m.

Parents registered during Family Weekend have the opportunity for their son or daughter to win a textbook scholarship of $250 for the spring semester. Winners will be announced during the football game and must be present to claim the award.

On Sunday, the Eagle Soccer team will host Ball State at 1 p.m. at Jayne Stadium.

Additional information about the 2015 Family Weekend is available by calling the Office of Student Life at 606-783-2070 or at www.moreheadstate.edu/familyweekend/ .

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