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Family & Friends Weekend


Saturday, September 20, 2014

John Blaufuss Scholarship Family Day 5K Run

8:30AM | Memorial Union | Click Here to Register

Registration opens at 8:00AM on the east side of the Memorial Union.

Buzz Around

9:00AM - 12:00PM | Pick up your passport in the Memorial Union Bookstore or download it here.

Join the campus community for a morning of discovery. Explore a variety of activities in academic programs housed in King Hall, Beach Music Hall, Roosevelt Hall, and Plumb Hall. Pick up your passport in the Memorial Union Bookstore or at any of the activities along the adventure route. Search for objects in scavenger hunts, learn about historical characters, play games, play an instrument, discover our campus’s “hidden” gems, and much, much more. Complete your passport and turn it in to the Memorial Union Bookstore, where prizes will be awarded, free student tickets to the Emporia State football game will be distributed, and you can register to win an iPad! Come Buzz Around on September 20!

Behind the Scenes at WORKING
Ever wonder how plays and musical productions come together into a polished live performance? ESU Theatre will offer an exclusive backstage look at this year’s homecoming musical WORKING. Some participants will be given a chance to actually be part of the production in October.
Location: Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall

Music for All!
We know Emporia's got talent, and here's your chance to expand on your current repertoire and experiment with new musical mediums. Emporia State is home to some amazingly talented musicians who will offer short introductory lessons on a number of instruments and voice.
Location: Beach Hall - several rooms will be posted on a sign in the Beach Hall Foyer and Rotunda

Word Warriors
Think of it as American Ninja Warrior meets Scrabble. Sigma Tau Delta (English honorary society) and Spanish students will host “Language and Literature Games" in both English and Spanish. Have fun while expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of literature!
Location: First floor lobby, Plumb Hall.

Painting Demonstration
Calling all aspiring Van Gogh's and Da Vinci's: the ESU Art Department will demonstrate various painting techniques during this special presentation. Get some tips from the pros!
Location: King Hall Room 105

Family Feud
Nothing says "family fun" quite like a family game! Participants will be invited to play “family feud” style games (like the TV game show) but with Social Science questions. Share your knowledge and learn new things while having fun!
Location: First floor, Plumb Hall

Engraving Demonstration
Did you know that Emporia State is the home to the world's ONLY fine arts degree in the engraving arts? Witness the ancient art form of engraving mixed with modern techniques and tools as the ESU Art Department demonstrates various engraving techniques in the newly equipped Engraving Arts Studio sponsored by the Glendo Corporation.
Location: King Hall Room 109

Discover the Magic of Nursing
Nursing is a rewarding profession with a significant ongoing employment demand...come “discover the magic of nursing” through simulation and games.
Location: Roosevelt Hall

Tailgate Tie-Dye Event
You can't have an event on campus without a t-shirt, and the brighter and more colorful the better! The ESU Chemistry Club will offer participants a chance to tie-die t-shirts.
Location: Outdoor area in front of Plumb Hall (South entrance)

E-Zone Tailgating

12:00PM - 1:45PM | North of Milton Tennis Courts

E-Zone Tailgating is for Emporia State students and their families (just north of the Milton Tennis Courts). There are plenty of lunch options on campus during this time: Hornet Express and the Hornet’s Nest (Memorial Union); Watering Hole (Milton Tennis Courts).

MIAA Football

2:00PM | Welch Stadium

Emporia State plays Central Oklahoma.

Football Traditions BBQ Event

5:00PM Social, 6:00PM Dinner | Trusler Sports Complex

This annual event will take place at the Trusler Sports Complex indoor hitting complex. Advance tickets are $50 per person. To RSVP, contact Shiela at 620-342-7576.