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Sept. 9, 2011
Friday, Sept. 23
Saturday, Sept. 24
Sunday, Sept. 25
Parents and families of Northwest Missouri State University students will gather for a weekend of entertainment, athletic events and family fun as the University celebrates its annual Family Weekend, Sept. 23-25.
The weekend's highlights include free entertainment, the annual Alumni Awards Banquet and a football game against Fort Hays State. Festivities surrounding the football game include the Bearcat Zone tailgate and the halftime introduction of the Northwest Family of the Year.
Families may reserve tickets in advance by registering online. Registration forms should be completed by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Students may charge tickets to their Bearcat Cards or by using a credit or debit card. Cash payments must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 to allow time for processing.
Tickets will be available for pickup between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Office of Campus Activities.
All Family Weekend events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Times are subject to change.
A complete schedule for Family Weekend along with details for specific events appears on this page. For more information contact the Office of Campus Activities at 660.562.1226 or email@example.com, or click here.
Each year, Northwest recognizes a family who best represents the "Bearcat Family" and demonstrates a strong commitment to Northwest. The 2011 Family of the Year is selected from submitted applications and announced during the pregame of the football game Saturday, Sept. 24. The family receives a $750 scholarship and other prizes.
The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. One application is allowed per student. The family must be present to accept the award.
Seven distinguished members of the Northwest family will be honored during the Alumni Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association. The event begins with a 6 p.m. social Friday, Sept. 23, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. A dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. and the awards presentation starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Reservations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 9, on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year's honorees are Kevin Fullerton, Dr. John Baker, Dorothy Walker, Doug Sutton, Jim Blackford, Allison Kreifels and Dr. Conrad Woolsey.
For more information about the Alumni Awards Banquet, or to purchase tickets, call the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/alumni/events/awards/registration.htm.
Kickoff time for the Bearcats' football game against Fort Hays State is set for 1 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcat Zone, Northwest's tailgate area prior to all home football games, gets under way at 11 a.m. at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion.
This year's game will include tributes to the late Scott Bostwick as well as the halftime recognition of the Northwest Family of the Year.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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Northwest Missouri State University
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