Family Weekend 2018 showcases life at Centre, Sept. 21-23

Centre College’s Family Weekend will be held on Sept. 21-23, offering students’ families the opportunity to sample some of the many academic, athletic, cultural and philanthropic events available year-round on campus. Visiting families will be able to enjoy plays, music, classes, tours and much more throughout the weekend.

• Student Performances: I Have Something to Say
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 21, 8 p.m. and Sept. 22, 5 p.m.
Family Weekend 2018 will showcase a series of solo performances written, crafted, and performed by Centre students. Don’t miss a chance to see “I Have Something To Say” directed by Humana Visiting Artist Padraic Lillis. Lillis is an award-winning director who has worked on and off Broadway developing and directing new plays and more than twenty solo shows.
Centre Parents receive free admission. Regular Admission: 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.
• Centre Showcase
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 22, 11 a.m.
Free admission
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. No charge.
• Women’s Soccer
Centre vs. Ogelthorpe
Andrew P. Amend Field
Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m.
Free admission
• Volleyball
Centre vs. Rhodes
Alumni Gynmasium
Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Free admission
• Men’s Soccer
Centre vs. Ogelthorpe
Andrew P. Amend Field
Sept. 22, 3 p.m.
• Football Under The Lights
Centre vs. Berry
Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
No charge to Centre families; pick up your tickets at the registration table on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
• Field Hockey
Centre vs. Concordia (WI)
South Fields
Sept. 23, 11 a.m.
Free admission
• Volleyball
Centre vs. Hendrix
Alumni Gymnasium
Sept. 23, noon
Free admission
• Women’s Soccer
Centre vs. Piedmont
Andrew P. Amend Field
Sept. 23, 1 p.m.
Free admission
• Men’s Soccer
Centre vs. Spalding
Andrew P. Amend Field
Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
Greek Life Philanthropy Events
• Beta/Kappa See-Saw-A-Thon Kickoff
Campus Center, front patio
Sept. 21 5 p.m. through Sept. 22, 5 p.m.
Join in the fun cheering on the members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity 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. Stop by and have an ice cream and dessert bar provided by the Centre Parents Association. For more details, pick up an updated schedule at the registration table.
• St. Jude Silent Auction
Sidewalk, Sutcliffe Hall
Sept. 22, 5 p.m.
Now a Centre tradition, Delta Delta Delta’s annual silent auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a fantastic opportunity to find unique and specialty items while concurrently benefitting an outstanding charity. The walkway to the stadium will be lined with tables! Some featured items include – blown glass from Emma Huckestein, one of Centre’s very own, a Draper James basket, a Centre bourbon barrel top and so much more! In case of rain, the auction will be held in Hazelrigg Gym.
Around Danville
• McDowell House Museum
Sept. 21-22, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
125 S. Second Street, across from Constitution Square State Park. Come visit the former home and office of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. Here on Christmas morning 1809, Dr. McDowell performed surgery on Jane Todd Crawford for the removal of an ovarian tumor. This was the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor in the world. The museum is furnished and features a wonderful collection of antiques, including early medical equipment. Centre families receive 50 percent off adult admission. Note: Closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
• Community Arts Center
Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
401 W. Main (corner of 4th and Main in the old Federal building). All Centre families are welcome to explore the Arts Center featuring Horizons, Contemporary Landscapes, featuring artists from across the country. Enjoy learning about the history of the Federal Building through our new Building Tour and browse for something special in the Small Gallery. No Charge.
• Great American Dollhouse Museum
Sept. 21-22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission. Located at 344 Swope Drive (just behind campus off of 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 an attraction which 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).
• Harvest Fest Street Concert
Sept. 22, 4:30-10 p.m.
Main Street, Downtown Danville.  Whether you like to dance in the streets or in your seats, you’re sure to enjoy some LIVE music! Country newcomer Brandon Lay will be joining us in downtown Danville a month after concluding the Around the Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, and Thomas Rhett.
Featuring delicious food and refreshing drinks, including Danville’s own AmbraBev, Harvest Fest will be a fun time for all – one you won’t want to miss.
For more details, pick up a detailed schedule at registration but a list of scheduled events and entertainment is below:
Event Schedule:
The Dylan Jasper Band | 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Magnolia Vale | 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Brandon Lay | 8:30-10 p.m.
Around Centre
• Family Weekend Registration/Info
Old Centre lobby | Sept. 21, noon to 5 p.m.
Campus Centre | Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Centre Bookstore
Sept. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Dining at Campus Center
Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student.
No reservations necessary; pay at the door.
• Art Exhibit: Ché Rhodes ’95 | Survey of Work
Jones Visual Arts Center—AEGON Gallery
Sept. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission
Rhodes received his Bachelor of Art degree in 1995 from Centre College and his Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Currently, Rhodes serves as associate professor and head of studio glass at the University of Louisville, where he started the glass program in 2005. He is a former member of the Glass Art Society Board of Directors and the Penland School of Crafts Board of Trustees and his work is represented by Louisville’s Tobin Hewett Gallery.
• President’s Brunch
Campus Center—Cowan Dining Hall
Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m.
President John Roush and his wife, Susie, invite you to begin your day with brunch at the Campus Center. To attend the President’s Brunch, make a reservation online at Please include your student in the count.
• Academic Samplers
Sept. 22, 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. 22, 10:45 a.m.
The Admission Office is hosting tours of the campus for any interested siblings and friends. The tours are led by Centre students.

by Centre College News
September 18, 2018

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