Family Weekend 2015 showcases slice of Centre life, Sept. 18-19

Family WeekendVisitors for Centre College’s upcoming Family Weekend will enjoy a two-day schedule of activities that will immerse families in the life of the College, including athletic events, musical performances, dramatic productions and mini-lectures from Centre faculty.
“Family Weekend offers a special way for our students and families to spend a day—or two—together,” Mona Wyatt, director of parent programs & donor relations, said. “For our first-year students, this may be the first time they’ve had a chance to be with their families since move-in day, so Family Weekend gives them an opportunity both to visit and have some special events for their families to experience.”
• DramaCentre Play: Moby Dick
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 18, 8 p.m. and Sept. 19, 5 p.m.
Free admission to parents; reserve a ticket the Norton Center for the Arts box office.
This play, adapted and directed by Ian Frank ’04, is a “wild and adventurous production” and a “tour de force of theatrical storytelling.” Ahab will be played by Centre’s own Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Dramatic Arts Patrick Kagan-Moore.
• Jim Belushi & the Board of Comedy
Norton Center for the Arts—Newlin Hall
Sept. 19, 8 p.m.
For ticket information, contact the Norton Center for the Arts box office.
An alumnus of Saturday Night Live and Chicago’s famed Second City, Jim Belushi brings to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring his Board of Comedy members Larry Joe Campbell, Josh Funk, Megan Grano and Brad Morris. Learn more here.
• Centre Showcase
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 19, 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.
Cheer on the Colonels at the weekend’s home soccer and football games.
• Women’s Soccer
Centre Soccer Complex (Hillside Field)
Women’s Soccer vs. Denison University
Sept. 19, 1 p.m.
• Football
Joe McDaniel Field at Farris Stadium
Football vs. Washington University (St. Louis)
Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m.
Greek Life Philanthropy Events
• Beta/Kappa See-Saw-A-Thon Kickoff
Campus Center
Sept. 18, 6 p.m. through Sept. 19, 6 p.m.
Get a ticket at the registration table in the Campus Center for a free treat from the food truck!
Cheer on Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as they see-saw continuously for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite charities: the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center and the Center for Courageous Kids. Enjoy free live music and free beverages and snacks provided by the Centre Parents Association and Beta Theta Pi.
• St. Jude’s Silent Auction with Delta Delta Delta
Joe McDaniel Field at Farris Stadium
In case of rain: Hazelrigg Gym.
Sept. 19 at the Final Buzzer of the Football Game
A new 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.
Around Centre
• Family Weekend Registration/Info
Old Centre—First Floor • Sept. 18, 12-5 p.m.
Campus Center • Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pick up free football tickets here as well as other event tickets and information.
• Dining at Campus Center
Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student.
No reservation necessary; pay at the door.
• Art Exhibit: The New World
Jones Visual Arts Center—Aegon Gallery
Sept. 18-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission.
Enjoy recent paintings by Centre alumnus Thuan Vu ’95. Open to the public.
• President’s Brunch
Campus Center—Cowan Dining Hall
Sept. 19, 9-11 a.m.
President John and First Lady Susie Roush invite you to begin your day with brunch at the Campus Center.
No charge, but please make a reservation by emailing and including your student in the count.
• Academic Samplers
Sept. 19
Join us for these sessions for college parents on current topics , including Bon Jour, Buenos Dias, Konichiwa! (9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. in Young 113); Prepare Your First-year for Success! (9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room); and Launching Your Centre Senior (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in Crounse 301). For details, see the full Family Weekend schedule.
• Tour of Campus
Old Centre—Admission Welcome Center, Second Floor
Sept. 19, 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. 16.
• Open House, Center for Career and Professional Development
Old Carnegie—Center for Career & Professional Development, First Floor
Sept. 19
Parents and other family members are invited to stop by to see our facilities, meet the staff and enjoy refreshments.
Around Danville
• Centre Bookstore
Corner of Main and 3rd, in the former Hub building
Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Find Centre merchandise and enjoy coffee and snacks in the Hub Café, located right next door.
Community Arts Center
401 W. Main (Corner of 4th and Main)
Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission.
Exhibits include: Inner Landscapes: Paintings by Annette Cargill, Images that Speak: Photography by Tim and Beverly Walden, and Visual Puns: Photographic Wordplay by Milton Scarborough. For more information on the exhibits, see the full Family Weekend schedule.
Great American Dollhouse Museum
344 Swope Drive
Sept. 18- 19, 11 a.m.-7 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.
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 2015 experience on social media.
See the complete Family Weekend schedule.
by Elise L. Murrell
Sept. 15, 2015

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