Family Weekend Schedule

 

Family Weekend

Centre College Family WeekendCentre College’s Family Weekend on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 offers students’ families the opportunity to sample some of the many academic, athletic, cultural and philanthropic events available year-round on campus. They’ll be able to enjoy plays, music, classes, tours, nationally known comedians and much more during the two-day event. More….

FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Centre College, September 23-24, 2016

Note: Pick up a revised schedule at registration in case any events are changed or added!

FRIDAY, September 23

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LOW LIGHT:
Objects of a future world. Art exhibit. Aegon Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center. Free admission. Durham, NC based designer Elijah Leed will be exhibiting a new collection of furniture, objects, and lighting, examining both material and construct. A Centre graduate of ’08, Elijah studied glass and ceramics here. Open to the public.

9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CENTRE BOOKSTORE.
No trip to Centre is complete without a visit to our bookstore, located downtown in the former Hub building – at the corner of Main and Third Streets. Enjoy coffee and snacks in the Hub Café which is located right next door.

10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER.
401 W. Main (corner of 4th and Main in the old Federal building). No charge (although a $5 donation is gratefully accepted). During Centre’s Family Weekend, the Community Arts Center will be open families are invited to come see the exhibit: “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape.”

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
GREAT AMERICAN DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM.
Free admission. Located at 344 Swope Drive (just behind the Centre soccer field off Lexington Avenue). The museum is offering free admission for Centre families. The Great American Dollhouse Museum is a unique educational facility that exhibits American history in miniature. The 6,000 square foot museum contains over 200 dollhouses and thousands of related miniatures, presented in remarkable detail. The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet honored The Great American Dollhouse Museum by designating it one of Kentucky’s 50 “Only Ones,” meaning that it is a site that is globally unique. The gift shop features a large selection of miniatures. (Several Centre faculty, staff, and Centre spouses are the creators of the museum).

Noon – 5 p.m.
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION.
Located in Old Centre, first floor. You may pick up free football tickets here as well as other tickets and information. Check in to get an updated schedule!

5 – 7 p.m.
DINING AT CAMPUS CENTER.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student. No reservations necessary; pay at the door.

6 p.m. Friday – 6 p.m. Saturday (24-hour marathon!)
BETA/KAPPA SEE-SAW-A-THON KICKOFF.
Campus Center, front patio and under the big tent. Join in the fun cheering on the members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as they see-saw for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite charities: the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center and the Center for Courageous Kids. Have free cotton candy and popcorn, provided by the Centre Parents Association.

6 – 7:30 p.m.
PAPERJAM IN CONCERT
at the Campus Center area under the tent. Enjoy free live music by the Centre faculty/staff band PaperJam. They perform a variety of music from classic rock to current stuff – music for the masses!

8 p.m.
PROOF.
Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts. Join us for this DramaCentre production written by David Auburn and direct by Centre student Sean Fannin ’17. Winner of the 2001 Tony-award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Proof is a moving family drama that focuses on Catherine, daughter of a troubled but brilliant mathematician, whose is suffering her own struggles between madness and genius, between living in fear and summoning the courage to let go.

NOTE: Due to mature language and themes this production is recommended for audiences above 13 years of age.

Family Weekend Admission Special: Parents get in free! For all others, regular admission tickets are: adults: $10; children and seniors: $5. For ticket information or to order tickets, call the Norton Center for the Arts Box Office at (859) 236-4692 after August 26. All tickets will be held at Will Call.

8 – 10 p.m.
BOOT STOMP.
The Warehouse at the end of West Walnut St. Join the women of Kappa Alpha Theta and the gentlemen of Delta Kappa Epsilon as they welcome in the fall philanthropy season with the Boot Stomp! Benefitting CASA of the Bluegrass and the Heart of Kentucky United Way, the Boot Stomp will include square dancing, cornhole, bobbing for apples, and more! Tickets are $3 individually or $10 for a family pass and all of the proceeds will go directly to the aforementioned philanthropies as they continue their fantastic work right here in the greater Danville/Boyle County communities. You can go to this link to purchase tickets or for more information.

SATURDAY, September 24

All day: BETA/KAPPA SEE-SAW-A-THON in the Campus Center. Cheer on Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as they continue to see-saw for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite charities: the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center and the Center for Courageous Kids. Be there at 6 p.m. to help them close it with a Grand Finale. Kentasty Breaktime Café will have a food truck near the Campus Center and will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to the Beta/Kappa fundraiser. Stop by the registration table and get $1 off coupon for each parent, sponsored by the Centre Parents Association.

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GOLD OUT!! Centre Athletics will host its second annual Gold Out today in support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Centre welcomes special guests to campus for three athletics events and will be raising funds for the Kids Cancer Alliance, which is an organization which supports patients and families affected by pediatric cancer. For more information, please email Andrew Gavin (andrew.gavin@centre.edu or call (859) 447-0500.

Look for activities at the Field Hockey vs. Roanoke game at Noon, the Football vs. Chicago game at 1:30 p.m., and the Men’s Soccer vs. Oglethorpe game at 2:30 p.m.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION.
Located on the first floor of the Campus Center. Pick up your free football tickets, food coupon, campus and Danville maps, and additional information at the registration table. Check in to get an updated schedule!

9 – 11 a.m.
PRESIDENT’S BRUNCH
in the CAMPUS CENTER and Cowan Dining Hall. President John Roush and his wife, Susie, invite you to begin your day with brunch at the Campus Center. No charge, but PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION. For more information or to email your reservation contact carol.maddox@centre.edu. Please include your student in the count!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LOW LIGHT:
Objects of a future world. Art exhibit. Aegon Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center. Free admission. Durham, NC based designer Elijah Leed will be exhibiting a new collection of furniture, objects, and lighting, examining both material and construct. A Centre graduate of ’08, Elijah studied glass and ceramics here. Open to the public.

ACADEMIC SAMPLERS. Join us for these sessions on current topics for college parents. No reservations, no charge.

9 – 10 a.m.
BON JOUR, BUENOS DIAS, KONICHIWA!
Young 113. Led by Dr. Jeff Fieberg, associate professor of chemistry and recent director of the Centre-in-Strasbourg program. Dr. Fieberg and several students who have studied abroad will discuss various travel opportunities for Centre students and will share their experiences. Come travel with us!

LAUNCHING YOUR CENTRE SENIOR. Old Carnegie Conference Room. Join us for a presentation by Joy Asher, Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development, for advice to Centre parents about the Centre senior year. Learn practical tips about helping your student prepare for job searches, explore graduate schools, learn interview and resume skills, and get to know resources available to them through the College. A crash course in things that our seniors need to do to be ready to launch into the world beyond college!

10:15 – 11 a.m.
PREPARE YOUR FIRST-YEAR FOR SUCCESS!
Old Carnegie Conference Room. Join Kirk Knott, Associate Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development, for information and advice on what your first-year student can be doing right now to put themselves on a path to career success. Learn all about the Career Roadmap, a year-by-year guide to career and professional development, and other career-related resources available to them through the college!

10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CENTRE BOOKSTORE.
Shop for a Centre souvenir. T-shirts, mugs, hats, and other gift items at the Centre Bookstore located downtown at Third and Main Streets. Enjoy coffee, pastries and sandwiches in the Hub Café. The Bookstore is also open on Sunday of Family Weekend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER.
401 W. Main (corner of 4th and Main in the old Federal building). No charge (although a $5 donation is gratefully accepted). During Centre’s Family Weekend, the Community Arts Center will be open families are invited to come see the exhibit: “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape.”

10:45 a.m.
TOUR OF CAMPUS.
Admission Welcome Center in Old Centre, 2nd floor. The admission office is hosting tours of the campus for any interested siblings and friends. The tours are led by Centre students. Please make a reservation for the tour by registering online no later than Wednesday, September 21.

11 a.m.
CENTRE SHOWCASE.
Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts. No charge. A popular tradition during Family Weekend – the Centre choral and instrumental ensembles will perform under the direction of the music faculty. You won’t want to miss hearing our talented students as they perform a variety of challenging and entertaining musical pieces.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
GREAT AMERICAN DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM.
Free admission. Located at 344 Swope Drive (just behind the Centre soccer field off Lexington Avenue). See Friday schedule for details about the museum.

11 a.m. – Final Buzzer of the Football Game!
ST. JUDE SILENT AUCTION.
Along the walk way to the football field. Now a Centre tradition, Delta Delta Delta’s annual silent auction to benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital is a wonderful opportunity to find unique and specialty items while benefitting an outstanding charity at the same time. A few of the featured items from last year’s auction included UK and U of L basketball tickets and weekend getaways to Florida and Gatlinburg. This year we will have similar items up for auction, and so much more! In case of rain, the auction will be held in Hazelrigg Gym.

Noon
WOMEN’S SOCCER.
Centre vs. Oglethorpe. No charge.

FIELD HOCKEY. Centre vs. Roanoke. No charge.

1:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL.
Centre vs. Chicago. No charge to Centre families; pick up your tickets at the registration table on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

2:30 p.m.
MEN’S SOCCER.
Centre vs. Oglethorpe. No charge.

5 p.m.
PROOF.
Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts. Join us for this DramaCentre production written by David Auburn and direct by Centre student Sean Fannin ’17. NOTE: Due to mature language and themes this production is recommended for audiences above 13 years of age. Family Weekend Admission Special: Parents get in free! For all others, regular admission tickets are: adults: $10; children and seniors: $5. For ticket information or to order tickets, call the Norton Center for the Arts Box Office at (859) 236-4692. All tickets will be held at Will Call.

5:30 – 10 p.m.
HARVEST & HERITAGE FESTIVAL.
Downtown Danville, Main Street. The “City of Firsts” has always been a great place to live and for 2016 the Heart of Danville is excited to bring the community and all our Centre families the FIRST ever Harvest & Heritage Fest – A Celebration of Danville! Feel free to join in on Danville’s very own Historic Main St. for a celebration of local flavors, local brews, and local music from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Music will include performances by Centre’s Central Kentucky Music Ensemble and the Rooster’s Crow.

6 p.m.
GRAND FINALE
– Beta/Kappa SeeSawAThon ends! Come by to help them celebrate the closing of the 24-hour marathon.

6 – 8 p.m.
MUSIC BY CENTRE BAND: CADEY AND THE ARROWS.
Campus Center, under the tent. Enjoy a free performance by Cadey and the Arrows, a band of Centre faculty and alumni, featuring: Cadey Phipps ’13: lead vocals, Prof. Nathan Link: Guitar, backing vocals, Jimmy Hawkins ’13: keyboards, Nathan Pearson: guitar, Prof. Brian Cusato: Drums, Prof. Dan Worley: bass, and Emilie O’Connor ’17: backing vocals. Fronted by Centre alumna Cadey Phipps, the band plays a set of irresistible, danceable pop and rock favorites from the 1980s to present. Earlier material includes covers of The Police, Hall & Oates, and Nena; more recent artists include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Sara Bareilles. A musical event suitable for the whole family!! Have a snack from the Kentasty Breaktime Café truck!!

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8 p.m.
HOWIE MANDEL & NICK CANNON.
Newlin Hall, Norton Center for the Arts. America’s Got Talent judge and host are teaming up to bring you the comedy show of a lifetime! Howie Mandel has been an unstoppable force ever since he entered show business over thirty years ago. From humble roots doing standup, Mandel is responsible for such comedic successes as Gremlins, St. Elsewhere, Take It All, and Howie Do It. Nick Cannon has been a favorite of audiences everywhere since appearing on his first television series as a performer and writer in the Nickelodeon series All That and as the lead role in the 2002 hit movie Drumline. Cannon is now not only a successful comedian, writer, and actor, but a consumer electronics entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer, director, and children’s book author as well. Also be aware that your student may pick up a free ticket and you can ask to be seated with your student.
Ticket prices: $75 • $65 • $45 • VIP: $90

FOR TICKET INFORMATION or to order tickets, call the Norton Center for the Arts Box Office at (859) 236-4692 or 1-877-448-7469.

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