Family Day scheduled for Sept. 27

August 22 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University will host its annual Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. This event is an opportunity for ISU students to show their appreciation for the important role that families play in their education and their lives.

There will be open recreation in the Arena from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including gymnasium, indoor/outdoor track, racquetball court, swimming pool and tennis. Families can also access board games and play pool at Sycamore Lounge, located in Hulman Memorial Student Union, from noon to 4 p.m.

Catch a sneak peek of the new Student Recreation Center and the College of Education. Hard hat tours of the Student Recreation Center, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2009, will begin at the building's south entrance from 9-11 a.m.

Tours of the College of Education, located at the site of the University Lab School at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets, will take place from 10-11 a.m.

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will be a Favorite Recipe Brunch, open to all parents and families of both residential and commuter students. The menu includes a self-serve breakfast/lunch buffet. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at the door. ISU students may use their meal plan.

The fun isn't just confined to campus. Families are invited to come out to Memorial Stadium to cheer on the Sycamores as they open their season against Southeast Missouri State and begin a new era under Coach Trent Miles.

Festivities kick off with a tailgate cookout and Kids Zone from 10-11:30 a.m. For $11 per person attendees will receive a meal and football game ticket. There is no charge for children ages five and under. Current ISU students will need to pay for their meal only since they can attend the game at no cost by showing their Sycamore ID card.

For those not participating in the tailgate cookout, individual tickets for the football game will be available at the Memorial Stadium ticket office at a cost of $9 for adults and $3 for youth ages 6-18.

The Indiana State Bookstore will sponsor an ice cream social from 4-6 p.m. in Hulman Memorial Student Union. Families will have a chance to meet Sycamore Sam and get a family portrait with him.

Younger children will want to stop by the ISU Bookstore from 4-5 p.m. to hear stories read aloud by student leaders.

Various departments and organizations will host open houses throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to check the schedule at the Family Day registration and information table for times and locations.

Burford, Blumberg, Cromwell and Rhoads residence halls will have open houses from 4-6 p.m. to provide families a chance to see their student's home away from home as well as learn about the services offered to first-year students.

Families are invited to enjoy the gospel sounds of the Ebony Majestic Choir as they practice, from 4-6 p.m. at African American Cultural Center.

The daylong schedule of activities caps off with the ISU Women's Volleyball Team, in action against Northern Iowa. ISU students can attend the game free of charge by showing their student ID card. Family Day participant tickets are $1 with coupon. Ticket coupons are available at the Family Day registration and information tables.

Families are encouraged to visit the Terre Haute Street Fair in conjunction with Family Day. Live music, food, arts and car displays can be found at the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets from 10 a.m. to midnight.

A complete schedule of Family Day activities can be found at http://www1.indstate.edu/sao/familyday.htm or by calling Student Activities and Organizations at 812-237-3852. Registration deadline is Sept. 19.

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Contact: Freda Luers, Associate Director, Student Activities and Organizations, 812.237.3852 or fluers@indstate.edu  

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812.237.3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University will host its annual Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. This event is an opportunity for ISU students to show their appreciation for the important role that families play in their education and their lives.

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