'Family Weekend' Slated for Sept. 20-22

Sep 19, 2013

Credit MSU

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 34th annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 20-22.

“We would like to invite everyone to take part in our Family Weekend,” said President Wayne D. Andrews. “For more than 30 years, this has been a tradition which allows everyone to see our beautiful campus, get a taste of what college life is all about and to spend time with their loved ones who are here in school.”

This year’s schedule includes:

Friday, Sept. 20 
•Family Fun Night (Sponsored by Campus Rec and Wellness), 4-7 p.m., Rec Center
•Salsa Under the Stars (Sponsored by SAIL), 6-8 p.m., Crager Room, Adorn Doran University Center. Kick off family weekend in style. Come over to ADUC and learn how to salsa dance with Ricardo Nazario-Colón. Bring a partner or come solo- all students and their families are invited. This event is free and refreshments will be served. 

Saturday, Sept. 21
•Morehead Arts and Eats Festival, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Downtown Morehead. For more events, visit www.moreheadartsandeats.com 
•Morehead- Rowan County, Clyde A. Thomas, Regional Airport Airshow, 3- 5 p.m. (Gates open at 12:30 p.m.) $5 car load. For more information, including directions visit www.mrcairport.org 
•Morehead Idol, (sponsored by SGA) 1 p.m. Button Auditorium 
•Show Your MSU Spirit (Sponsored by the Office of Student Housing), 4-5 p.m., Alumni Tower Patio. Prepare for the game with face paint and temporary tattoos.
•Tailgate in the Eagle Rally Zone, 5-7 p.m. Be sure to stop by the Alumni and Constituents Tent.
•Eagle Football vs. Eastern Kentucky University, 7 p.m., Jayne Stadium.

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

Sunday, Sept. 22
•Browning Orchard Festival, Noon - 4 p.m., Browning Orchard. Participants will enjoy an afternoon of hayrides, horse-back rides, food, family-friendly activities and musical entertainment by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. The orchard is located at (10955 Wallingford Road) Wallingford in Fleming County.

Additional information about the 2013 Family Weekend is available by calling at 606-783-2070.