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Celebrate Family & Friends Day on Saturday

September 16, 2014

Saturday is the perfect time to explore Emporia State University during Family & Friends Day, filled with activities across campus.

The day kicks off with the John Blaufuss Scholarship Family Day 5K Run at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the east side of the Memorial Union.

The second annual Buzz Around kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until noon. Buzz Around lets participants explore a variety of activities in academic programs housed in King Hall, Beach Music Hall, Roosevelt Hall and Plumb Hall.

Participants can pick up their passports in the Memorial Union Bookstore or at any of the activities along the adventure route. They will search for objects in scavenger hunts, learn about historical characters, play games, play an instrument, discover our campus’ “hidden” gems and much, much more.

After completing passports, they can be turned in to the Memorial Union Bookstore, where prizes will be awarded, free student tickets to the Emporia State football game will be distributed, and participants can register to win an iPad!

Tailgating for Emporia State students and their families opens at noon in the E-Zone, north of the Milton Tennis Courts. There are other lunch options on campus including the Watering Hole at the Milton Tennis Courts and Hornet’s Nest and Hornet Express in the Memorial Union.

The Hornet football team kicks off against Central Oklahoma University at 2 p.m. in Welch Stadium. General admission tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children age 4 through high school and seniors age 65 and older. Reserved seats with chair backs cost $15. Tickets are available at the stadium or can be purchased ahead of time from Athletic Ticketing, (620) 341-6378 or (877) 341-6378.

The day concludes with the Football Traditions Event at Jenkins Ranch outside Emporia. The event — social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. — costs $50 per person in advance. To RSVP, contact Shiela at (620) 342-7576.

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