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Northwest's annual Family Weekend features a variety of activities, including open houses, the Family Fun Fest at College Park and evening entertainment. Saturday's events surround the Bearcat football game and the introduction of the Northwest Family of the Year.

Northwest's annual Family Weekend features a variety of activities, including open houses, the Family Fun Fest at College Park and evening entertainment. Saturday's events surround the Bearcat football game and the introduction of the Northwest Family of the Year. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Aug. 26, 2013

Northwest to host annual Family Weekend activities Sept. 27-29

The Bearcat Cheerleaders perform at the Bearcat Zone tailgate before the 2011 Family Weekend football game.

Family Weekend Schedule 2013

(Times and locations are subject to change. *Event will be in the Student Union in case of inclement weather)

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 4 p.m. – Northwest soccer vs. Missouri Western (Bearcat Pitch)
  • 4 p.m. – Greeks Against Hunger and Homelessness, sponsored by the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council (Centennial Garden)
  • 6 p.m. – Alumni Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association ($30 per person or $200 per table, reservations required; Student Union Ballroom)
  • 7 p.m. – Magician Nick Pike, sponsored by Student Activities Council (free, reservations required; Charles Johnson Theater)

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • All day – Fraternity open houses
  • All day – Greeks Against Hunger and Homelessness, sponsored by the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council (Centennial Garden)
  • 6:15 a.m. (check-in) / 7 a.m. (start) – 5K Run/Walk/Roll, sponsored by Northwest athletic trainers (Lamkin Activity Center Circle Drive)
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes, sponsored by Student Senate ($4; Alumni House*)
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Bearcat Bookstore open (Student Union)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. – Alumni House open house
  • 9 to 11 a.m. – Roberta Hall open house
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Impact Your Education: Study Abroad/Intercultural/Volunteer Services Casual Reception (Student Engagement Center)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Fun Fest (College Park*)
  • 11 a.m. – Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone tailgate ($6.50 per meal; College Park)
  • 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Family Weekend Archives Display (B.D. Owens Library)
  • Noon to 2 p.m. –  Alternative Spring Break fundraiser (College Park Pavilion)
  • Noon to 2 p.m. –  St. Jude Up til Dawn Fundraiser (College Park Pavilion)
  • 1 p.m. – Northwest football vs. Nebraska-Kearney/Family of the Year recognition (Bearcat Stadium)
  • 7 p.m. – Saturday night entertainment: Lynn Trefzger (Charles Johnson Theater)

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • Morning – Faith Services (Maryville community)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet ($9.18 per meal including tax; Student Union)
  • 1 to 11:45 p.m. – Family Weekend Archives Display (B.D. Owens Library)

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. 27-29.

The weekend’s highlights include free entertainment, the annual Alumni Awards Banquet and numerous athletics events, including a Saturday afternoon football game against Nebraska-Kearney. Festivities surrounding the football game include the Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone tailgate and the halftime introduction of the Northwest Family of the Year.

Families may reserve tickets for Family Weekend event in advance by registering online. Registration forms should be completed by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23. Students may charge tickets to their Bearcat Cards or by using a credit or debit card.

Tickets will be available for pickup between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Office of Campus Activities, located on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Students must present a Bearcat Card for verification purposes.

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 detailed information for specific events appears below. For more information contact the Office of Campus Activities at 660.562.1226 or osi@nwmissouri.edu, or click here.

 

Family of the Year nominations

Each year, Northwest recognizes a family who best represents the “Bearcat Family” and demonstrates a strong commitment to Northwest. The Family of the Year is selected from submitted applications and announced during the pregame of the football game Saturday, Sept. 28. The family receives a $750 scholarship and other prizes.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. One application is allowed per student. The family must be present to accept the award.

 

Alumni Awards Banquet  

Six 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. 27, 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. 13, on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s honorees are Dr. Al Cade, Dr. Aaron Johnson, Al Sergel, Cindy Pickerel, Dr. Wayne Woolsey and Keaton Guess.

For more information about the Alumni Awards Banquet, or to purchase tickets, call the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or e-mail alumni@nwmissouri.edu. To register online, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/alumni/events/awards/registration.htm.

 

Football game

Kickoff time for the Bearcats’ football game against Nebraska-Kearney is set for 1 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium. The Hy-Vee 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.

The game includes a halftime recognition of the Northwest Family of the Year. Fans also can catch play-by-play action on the Bearcat Radio Network.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468