Family Weekend 2013

Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21



Family Weekend

Friday, September 20


9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FACULTY ART EXHIBIT.
Aegon Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center. Come see artwork by two members of Centre's art faculty—Judith Pointer Jia, Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Art, and Sheldon Tapley, Stodghill Professor of Art—as well as artwork by other Centre faculty. Open to the public at no charge.

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. CENTRE BOOKSTORE.
No trip to Centre is complete without a visit to the Bookstore, located downtown in the former Hub building—at the corner of Main and Third Streets. Enjoy coffee and snacks in the Hub Café, located right next door.

10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 4 p.m. TOURS OF DR. EPHRAIM MCDOWELL HOUSE.
McDowell House Museum, 125 South Second Street. Tour the historic home and office of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who on Christmas morning 1809, performed surgery on Jane Todd Crawford for the removal of an ovarian tumor. It was the first successful surgery of its type. A tour takes about an hour; no new tours after 3:30. Centre Parents are half price admission - $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for senior citizens (62+).

11 a.m.- 7 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM.
Located at 344 Swope drive (just behind the Centre soccer field off Lexington Avenue). 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 museum by designating it one of Kentucky’s 44 "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.
Parents please sign-in downstairs in the Old Centre lobby. You may pick up free football tickets here as well as other tickets and information. Check in to get an updated schedule!

4 - 6 p.m. RECEPTION-MEET THE FACULTY ARTISTS.
Aegon Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center. Come meet Centre professors Judith Pointer Jia, Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Art, and Sheldon Tapley, Stodhill Professor of Art, as well as other Centre faculty, who are participating in the Faculty Art Exhibit. Enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and a chance to meet and talk with some very creative artists! Open to the public at no charge.

5 - 7 p.m. PEP RALLY & DINING AT CAMPUS CENTER.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student. No reservations necessary; pay at the door. The Sodexo staff is sponsoring a pep rally from approximately 6-7 p.m. which will feature the Centre Mascot and the Centre pep band and cheerleaders. Join us in support of all our fall athletic teams!

7:00 p.m. DULCIMER DAYS WITH SARAH MORGAN.
The Community Arts Center, located at the corner of Main and 4th Street in the Old Federal Building, invites Centre families to join them for a free jam session with renowned musician Sarah Morgan. Admission is free and all acoustic instruments are welcome.

7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m. MOON FESTIVAL
The International Student Association, the Chinese Club, and the Japanese Club cordially invite you to attend the Moon Festival in Brockman Commons. The three clubs will have presentations on Moon Festivals in different countries, calligraphy, dance performance, a chopstick contest, and games. And they will provide moon cakes and Japanese rice dumplings as snacks!

Family Weekend 8 p.m. THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL (by Rebecca Gilman), Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts.
Join us for this DramaCentre production, directed by Centre student Olivia Palmer ’14. According to an excerpt from the Boston Globe, "[Gilman is] dealing with how we define one another, measure success and failure, raise celebrities up and tear them down, and create different personas to cope with all the craziness of having a public identity. The parallels the playwright draws between the artist and baseball player are always smart and amusing. You might be tempted to leave the theater chanting 'Gil-man! Gil-man!'"

Regular admission: Family Weekend Special -- Parents get in free! Regular admission prices for 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. Tickets will not be mailed out until two weeks before the play.

NOTE: This play is suitable for most audiences 13 and over. There is some strong language and adult themes.

9:30 - 10:30 p.m. DEREK HUGHES
Vahlkamp Theatre, Crounse Hall. Join us for a night of amazing illusions and hilarious comedy. No admission is charged for this event, which is sponsored by the Student Activities Council. Free refreshments provided.

Saturday, September 21


Family Weekend 9 a.m. - Noon REGISTRATION, Campus Center.
Pick up your free football tickets, 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, Campus Center.
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. Click here to download a copy of the reservation form.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FACULTY ART EXHIBIT.
Aegon Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts Center. Come see artwork by two members of Centre's art faculty—Judith Pointer Jia, Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Art, and Sheldon Tapley, Stodhill Professor of Art—as well as artwork by other Centre faculty. Open to the public at no charge.

ACADEMIC SAMPLERS.
Join us for these sessions on current topics for college parents. You don’t want to miss them! No reservations, no charge.

9 - 10:15 a.m. The Millennial Message: What Centre Parents Need to Know, Crouse 313.
Explore the ways parents can contribute to the success of their college student daughters and sons. Led by Kathy L. Miles, Director of Counseling Services.

Bon Jour, Buenos Dias, Konichiwa! Young 113.
Several Centre faculty and students will discuss various travel opportunities for Centre students and will share their experiences. Come travel with us. Led by Dr. Ken Keffer, Stodghill Professor of French and German.

10:30 a.m. – Noon. Happy Life, Olin 124.
Dr. Beau Weston, VanWinkle Professor of Sociology, shares his research on happiness, with very practical and hopeful advice on how to be happy. In this presentation, he will explain that most people are happy and that the world is actually getting better, and will discuss why some people feel it is naïve to be too happy.

Launching your Centre senior, Crounse 301.
Join us for a presentation by Deb Jones, Director of Career Services, for advice to Centre parents about the Centre senior year. Deb will be joined by Alice Seal ’11, who now works for Reynolds and Reynolds. Alice will talk about the job search from the perspective of a recent graduate. 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 and NOT do to be ready to launch into the world beyond college!

10 a.m.- Noon & 1 - 4 p.m. TOURS OF DR. EPHRAIM MCDOWELL HOUSE.
McDowell House Museum, 125 South Second Street. Tour the historic home and office of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who on Christmas morning 1809, performed surgery on Jane Todd Crawford for the removal of an ovarian tumor. It was the first successful surgery of its type. A tour takes about an hour; no new tours after 3:30. Centre Parents are half price admission - $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for senior citizens (62+).

Family Weekend 10 a.m. - 7 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. NOTE: The bookstore is also open on Sunday of Family Weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. BIG TOY DAY.
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center at the corner of the Danville 127 Bypass and Lebanon Road (Hwy. 34). The Centre Panhellenic Council is partnering with Beta Theta Pi fraternity and CARE (Centre Action Reaches Everyone) to help coordinate Big Toy Day, a philanthropic event to raise funds for the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center. Families are invited to purchase tickets ($8 per person, children under age 2 free) and will get to see huge equipment such as tractors, dump trucks, cars and emergency vehicles, up close and hands-on. There will be food, games for the children, a petting zoo, and other activities. It's a very family-friendly event and many Centre students will be there volunteering.

10:45 a.m. TOUR OF CAMPUS, Old Centre, 1st 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 here no later than Wednesday, September 18th.

11:00 a.m. CENTRE SHOWCASE. Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts.
Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts. 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.

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ST. JUDE'S SILENT AUCTION
Join the women of Delta Delta Delta - Beta Phi Chapter to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All proceeds go directly to the hospital to fund efforts to save children's lives. The auction will take place at the Colonel's home football game AT THE FIELD. Bidding begins before the game at 11 a.m. and will be closed at the buzzer at the end of the game. There will be weekend getaways, tickets, jewelry, and gift certificates among the wide variety of items and baskets to be auctioned off. Sorority and fraternity-specific baskets are also on the list of items, so invite your Brothers and Sisters! ALL Centre students, faculty, and staff, as well as their families and local Danville community members are welcome and encouraged to participate! Stop by the football field before and during the game to bid on items and directly contribute to the efforts of St. Jude to find a cure for cancer! (RAIN PLAN: If it rains, the auction will be held in Hazelrigg Gym, on the first floor of Sutcliffe).

11 a.m - 7 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM.
Located at 344 Swope drive (just behind the Centre soccer field off Lexington Avenue). 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 museum by designating it one of Kentucky’s 44 "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).

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. OPEN HOUSE.
Career Services, Old Carnegie, first floor. Career Services is pleased to offer an open house for the families of our students! Parents and other family members are invited to stop by Career Services in Old Carnegie to see our facilities, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments.

1 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY. Centre vs. Frostburg State.

1 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER. Centre vs. Dennison.

2:30 p.m. FOOTBALL. Centre vs. Washington & Lee. No charge to Centre families; pick up your tickets at the registration table on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Family Weekend 5 p.m. THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL (by Rebecca Gilman), Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the Arts.
Join us for this DramaCentre production, directed by Centre student Olivia Palmer ’14. According to an excerpt from the Boston Globe, "[Gilman is] dealing with how we define one another, measure success and failure, raise celebrities up and tear them down, and create different personas to cope with all the craziness of having a public identity. The parallels the playwright draws between the artist and baseball player are always smart and amusing. You might be tempted to leave the theater chanting 'Gil-man! Gil-man!'"

Regular admission: Family Weekend Special -- Parents get in free! Regular admission prices for 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. Tickets will not be mailed out until two weeks before the play.

NOTE: This play is suitable for most audiences 13 and over. There is some strong language and adult themes.

5:30 p.m. MEN'S SOCCER TAILGATE PARTY.
The Centre Men's Lacrosse team would like to invite all students, faculty, staff and parents to a tailgate at Hillside Soccer field in preparation to cheer for the Centre Men's Soccer team who play Wilmington College at 7:00 p.m. The first 100+ attendees will be provided FREE hot dogs and beverages in preparation to root for the home team. While there, you will have a chance to meet the new members of the men's lacrosse team Class of 2017 and to reacquaint yourself with the veterans of this year's men's lacrosse team.

7 p.m. MEN'S SOCCER
Centre vs. Wilmington (Ohio).

7:00 p.m. DULCIMER DAYS WITH SARAH MORGAN.
The Community Arts Center, located at the corner of Main and 4th Street in the Old Federal Building, invites Centre families to join them for a concert by renowned musician Sarah Morgan. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, you may call the Community Arts Center at 859-236-4054.

Family Weekend 8 p.m. THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS™ REVUE, Newlin Hall, Norton Center for the Arts.
More than a concert, the Official Blues Brothers™ Revue combines the comedy, music and mayhem from the original hit movie, as well as songs from the five popular albums released by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. It is a faithful recreation of the characters Jake and Elwood, and a spectacular tribute to Chicago's rich history of Blues, R&B, gospel and traditional soul music, played with the same soul and conviction of the original Blues Brothers™ Band. Enjoy all of the Blues Brothers™ classics: "Soul Man," "Rubber Biscuit," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Rawhide," "Gimme Some Lovin'," and more. Upbeat and uplifting, this concert experience is fun for all ages and is the only Blues Brothers™ show officially sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and wife of the late John Belushi, Judy Belushi Pisano.

For ticket information or to order tickets, call the Norton Center for the Arts box office at (859) 236-4692. Tickets are: $36, $27 and $19.

General information: No guest parking passes are required for Family Weekend. Parents may park in all student and faculty/staff lots. (Additional parking is also available in the Danville city parking garage, located on the corner of Walnut and Third Streets.) Also, please get a revised Family Weekend schedule when you check in at the Registration table because some events may be added for the weekend. We encourage casual, comfortable dress for the weekend!

8:30 - 11:30 p.m. DUMPTRUCK ON THE RUN.
V-The Market, 130 S. 4th Street. A local craft beer, wine, and gourmet food shop and bar is hosting Centre's very own Dumptruck on the Run. This entertaining rock band is a Centre favorite including Centre faculty, coaches, and staff. Members are: Matt Klooster on bass; John Rusnak on keyboard and vocals; Brian Storz on bass and vocals; Mike Barton on rhythm guitar; Drew Meadows on drums; Jessica Chisley on sax and vocals; and Aaron Jones on lead guitar. MUST BE 21 and over to attend. Admission is free.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CENTRE PARENTS
about a variety of topics is available in two locations:

-At our Centre Parent web page

-On the Centre Parents Facebook page

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