Families get a peek at Centre College life at Family Weekend 2016

Centre 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.

Director of Parent Programs Mona Wyatt appreciates how Family Weekend allows students to shine.

“Each year Family Weekend gives us an opportunity to show off student talent so that parents can see first-hand how much their student is accomplishing here—onstage in drama and music, on the playing fields in a variety of sports, in the art studios, in the Danville community as volunteers and in the classroom,” Wyatt says.

Centre families—expected to turn out in record numbers this year—can also enjoy local attractions, restaurants and shops, as well as events including the Fall Heritage & Harvest Festival downtown and the President’s Brunch, hosted by John and Susie Roush.

• PaperJam in Concert
Campus Center under the tent
Sept. 23, 6 p.m.
Enjoy free live music by the Centre faculty and staff band PaperJam.
• DramaCentre Play: Proof
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sept. 24, 5 p.m.
Free admission to parents; reserve a ticket at the Norton Center for the Arts box office.
This play by David Auburn is directed by 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, who is suffering between madness and genius, between living in fear and summoning the courage to let go.
• Centre Showcase
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 24, 11 a.m.
Free admission.
A popular tradition during Family Weekend, the talented Centre choral and instrumental ensembles will perform a variety of challenging and entertaining musical pieces under the direction of the music faculty.
• Cadey and the Arrows
Campus Center under the tent
Sept. 24, 6 p.m.
Enjoy a free performance by a band of Centre faculty and alumni.
• Howie Mandel & Nick Cannon
Norton Center for the Arts—Newlin Hall
Sept. 24, 8 p.m.
For ticket information, contact the Norton Center for the Arts box office.
The 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 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 his first television appearance as a performer and writer in the Nickelodeon series All That and as the lead role in the 2002 hit movie Drumline.

Cheer on the Colonels at the weekend’s home field hockey, soccer and football games.
• Women’s Soccer
Centre Soccer Complex (Hillside Field)
Women’s Soccer vs. Oglethorpe
Sept. 24, noon
• Field Hockey
South Campus Field
Field hockey vs. Roanoke
Sept. 24, noon
• Football
Joe McDaniel Field at Farris Stadium
Football vs. Chicago
Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m.
• Men’s Soccer
Centre Soccer Complex (Hillside Field)
Men’s Soccer vs. Oglethorpe
Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Greek Life Philanthropy Events
• Beta/Kappa See-Saw-A-Thon Kickoff
Campus Center
Sept. 23, 6 p.m. through Sept. 24, 6 p.m.
Get a ticket at the registration table in the Campus Center for a coupon for the food truck!
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. Saturday 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.
• Boot Stomp
The Combs Center Warehouse
Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
Join the women of Kappa Alpha Theta and the men of Delta Kappa Epsilon as they host 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 charities.
• St. Jude’s Silent Auction with Delta Delta Delta
Joe McDaniel Field at Farris Stadium
In case of rain: Hazelrigg Gym.
Sept. 24, 11 a.m. until the final buzzer of the football game
A Centre tradition, Delta Delta Delta’s annual silent auction benefits St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Find unique and specialty items while benefiting an outstanding charity.
• Gold Out
Sept. 24, 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Centre Athletics will host its second annual Gold Out 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.

Around Centre
• Family Weekend Registration/Info
Old Centre—First Floor • Sept. 23, 12-5 p.m.
Campus Center • Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pick up free football tickets here as well as other event tickets and information.
• Dining at Campus Center
Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student.
No reservation necessary; pay at the door.
• Art Exhibit: Low Light
Jones Visual Arts Center—AEGON Gallery
Sept. 23-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission.
Enjoy a showing of furniture, objects and lighting by North Carolina-based artist Elijah Leed ’08. Open to the public.
• President’s Brunch
Campus Center—Cowan Dining Hall
Sept. 24, 9-11 a.m.
President John and First Lady Susie Roush invite you to begin your day with brunch at the Campus Center.
• Academic Samplers
Sept. 24, 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m.
Join us for these sessions for college parents on current topics , including Bon Jour, Buenos Dias, Konichiwa! (9 a.m.-10 a.m. in Young 113); Launching Your Centre Senior (9 a.m.-10 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room); and Prepare Your First-year for Success! (10:15 a.m.-11 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room).
• Tour of Campus
Old Centre—Admission Welcome Center, Second Floor
Sept. 24, 10:45 a.m.
The Admission office is hosting tours of the campus for any interested siblings and friends, led by Centre students.
Please make a reservation by registering online no later than Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Around Danville
• Centre Bookstore
Corner of Main and 3rd, in the former Hub building
Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Find Centre merchandise and enjoy coffee and snacks in the Hub Café, located next door.
• Community Arts Center
401 W. Main Street (Corner of 4th and Main)
Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission.
Families are invited to come see the exhibit, “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape.”
• Great American Dollhouse Museum
344 Swope Drive
Sept. 23-24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free admission.
The museum is a unique education 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.
• Heritage & Harvest
Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
A celebration of local flavors, local brews, and local music on Main Street in downtown Danville.

Don’t forget to follow the Centre College Parents Facebook page for news and updates, and during the weekend use the hashtag #CentreFamily to share the Family Weekend 2016 experience on social media.

by Cindy Long
Sept. 19, 2016

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