Save the Date: Family & Friends  Weekend -- October 9-10, 2015


Welcome to GSU's Family and Friends Weekend October 9-10, 2015!  As an added treat for our guests the GSU Visual Art Gallery presents a Pre-show; transFORMATION:photographic portraits of transgender men, by Lorenzo Triburgo, Thursday, October 8.  Admission is free.

Parents, families and alumni are invited  to campus to join students, faculty and staff in an exciting two-day event celebrating our shared community and this transformative moment in our history.

Fall 2015 Schedule of Events

  • Family & Friends Pre-Show

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    Family & Friends Pre-Show
      

    transFORMATION: photographic portraits of transgender men
    -- Lorenzo Triburgo

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    Artist Reception
    Thursday, October 8

    4:30 0 7:30 pm
    GSU Visual Art Gallery

    “For this project I created oil-painted landscapes using instructions from Bob Ross’, The Joy of Painting. The backdrops call attention to the artist’s hand and set the stage for nature as fabrication while examining the connections between gender and photography as sites

    of misplaced veracity. I invite the viewer to question these constructs while simultaneously depicting a sincere heroism.”

    ~ Lorenzo Triburgo



     

     

     

     

    Schedule of events are subject to change 

     *GSU Family and Friends Programming is free unless otherwise noted

    **Family and Friends Weekend Bags sponsored by First Midwest Bank

    2015

     

  • Friday, October, 9

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    4:00 - 9:00 pm
    Registration 
       

    6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Generations Meet and Greet: All College Alumni Social
    E- Lounge
    The College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health and Human Services has joined the GSU Foundation to plan a festive and exciting evening for our alumni.  Pre-registration is required for this event.
     
    7:30 PM
    STEP Show
    Center for Performing Arts
    Advance Tickets: $10
    At the Door Tickets: $20
    GSU Students Free

    Register your team at:  www.surveymonkey.com/s/GSUStepshow by September 18

     

     

     

     

     

    Schedule of events is subject to change

    *GSU Family and Friends Programming is free unless otherwise noted

    **Family and Friends Weekend Bags sponsored by First Midwest Bank

    2015

     

  • Saturday, October 10

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    8:00am-7:00pm
    Registration
     
    Student Fitness Center Open
    Family and Friends Weekend participants may use the fitness center for free with their wristband.  Stop at the fitness center front desk to sign in.

    8:30 -10:00am
    Run, Walk, Stroll, Roll
    Departs from Main Entrance - Self-Guided, Go-at-Your-Own-Pace (Maps provided)
    Looking for a chance to get physical while taking in some fresh air?  Join us for a non-competitive run, walk, stroll, or roll around GSU's grounds. Refreshments afterwards at E/F Wing Entrance. Sponsored by College of Health and Human Services.

    10:00am-NOON
     Jazz Brunch with the President
    Hall of Governors
    Enjoy your Sunday brunch with GSU's President while listening to the smooth sound of live jazz.  This event will be limited to the first 300 participants.  Register early so you don't miss out on this great opportunity!  Cost is $20 per person.  Pre-registration required.

    10:00am-3:00pm
    Indoor Pool - Open Swim
    Student Fitness Center
    Enjoy a relaxing dip in the indoor pool during open swim hours!  Free for all Family and Friends Weekend participants with a valid wristband.

    11:00am--NOON
    Story Time Wonderland
    Library
    Join us for an hour with Glenda the Good Witch and stories fit for kids of all ages. Participants can journey to different parts of the wonderland to hear various stories and create fun story-themed crafts. Sponsored by the GSU Dual Degree Program.
         

    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Photo Booth
    Hall of Governors
    Grab your family and take some funny photos to commemorate GSU's Family and Friends Weekend.

    11:00am-2:00pm
    Bounce Over to the Family Development Center for our Open House!
    Stop by the Family Development Center to see the award-winning accredited center where GSU Early Childhood Education students learn their craft.  Your children can play on the playground, in the gym, and in classrooms.  Fun for ages birth to five! The College of Education is sponsoring the Bounce House for our young visitors at the Family Development Center.

    10:00am-4:00pm
    University Bookstore Open
    Enjoy a 20% off discount on GSU-imprinted items (excluding sales merchandise).

    Noon-5:00pm
    Face Painting
    Hall of Governors
    Show your GSU spirit by having GSU's mascot painted on your face or any other design you would like.

    Noon-5:00pm
    Caricature Artist
    Get a caricature portrait to remind you of your wonderful experience at GSU's Family and Friends Weekend.

    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Scavenger Hunt
    Library
    Make sure to visit the newly remodeled GSU Library for an exciting scavenger hunt. Search high and low to discover what you didn't already know!  This event sponsored by the Library.

    Noon-5:00pm 
    Magical Balloons
    The Balloon Man will be roving around campus distributing custom-made balloon characters.   
     
    Noon-5:00pm 
    Stuff-A-Bear
    Hall of Honors
    Build a cuddly friend to take home!  All stuffed animals will include an outfit to wear.  Animals are $10 each and supplies are limited. 
     
    Noon-6:00pm
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    GSU Visual Art Gallery 
     
    Noon-6:00pm 
    Grill & Chill
    Stop by the Cafe and have lunch with the family.  Lunch menu will consist of hamburger, hot dog, chips and a drink.  (Fee to purchase)
     
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    BINGO
    Engbretson Hall
    Sponsored by the College of Business   
     
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
     Quiz Bowl Game Show
    F-Lecture Hall
    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences
      
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park     
    Reclaim the Prairie!
    Get outdoors & help conserve the natural prairie - Join us for family fun with a purpose! Gather and sow seed, view modern sculpture, and warm up with hot cider and pumpkin squares.

     Presented by BMO Harris Bank

     

     
    3:00pm 
    MINIONS the movie
    Engbretson Hall
    Join us for this blockbuster film!  We will provide popcorn and drinks to go along with the movie.  Bring the whole family and enjoy!
     
    4:30pm-6:30pm 
    Wine & Painting Party
    Cafeteria Annex
    Join friends and fellow alumni for a fun painting party.  No experience necessary.  Choose from the two featured paintings, roll up your sleeves and get creative.  An artist will guide you with step-by-step instructions to help you complete your masterpiece.  Must be 21 or older.  Space is limited.  $20 per personSponsored by GSU Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences.
     
    7:00pm 
    Student Variety Show
    Center for Performing Arts
     Enjoy the talents of our outstanding GSU students, the show will amaze you! 
     
    Admission $10
    GSU Students Free

      
     
    Schedule of events are subject to change
     
    *GSU Family and Friends Programming is free unless otherwise noted
     
    **Family and Friends Weekend Bags sponsored by First Midwest Bank
    2015
     
     

       

      

            

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