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Kansas State University celebrating 85th annual Family Day

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013



MANHATTAN -- Family, tradition and sharing a connection are all part of Kansas State University's annual Family Day, which will be Saturday, Sept. 7.

"K-State's 85th annual Family Day is designed to welcome K-State families to campus for a day of activities built around family, togetherness and pride," said Cole Grieves, new student services assistant coordinator. "Visitors will discover a variety of activities designed to showcase the university's 150-year history, its incredible tradition, and the special connection between K-State, its students and their families."

Students will have the opportunity to show their families around campus and share with them the traditions that are deeply rooted at Kansas State University. Two events that have remained a K-State Family Day tradition throughout the years are the Legacy Pinning Ceremony and Family Time in Cat Town.

The Legacy Pinning Ceremony recognizes the commitment of Kansas State University families and friends across generations. Alumni will have the opportunity to recognize current Kansas State students in their family with a Legacy pin. Family members who are not university alumni will be honored with a K-Stater by Choice recognition for their support of the university. The ceremony will include a welcome from Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students; performance by the K-State Singers; and a brunch following the pinning. The ceremony and brunch are from 10-11:30 a.m. in the K-State Alumni Center ballroom.

The cost is $15 per person and registrations are due by 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more information and to make reservations visit http://www.k-state.edu/familyday/activities.html or call 785-532-2222.

Family Time in Cat Town is the annual pregame event on the southwest side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The casual event begins at 3:30 p.m. -- two hours before kickoff of the Kansas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette game. Students and their families can tailgate with university administrators and other families while enjoying great food, door prizes, a photo booth and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win $2,000 toward tuition.

The cost is $15 per person and registration is required to attend and purchase tuition raffle tickets. To register, contact Lindsey Oakes at 785-532-7584. More information on the event is available athttp://www.found.ksu.edu/rsvp/family.

Various colleges and departments across campus will host free events throughout the day, including campus tours provided by new student services from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will leave from the Family Day Information Table in the K-State Student Union. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art open house is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum. A Latin and jazz ensemble will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosco Student Plaza in front of the Union, and a presentation of the university's history will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center's Purple Pride Room.

The university's Insect Zoo will offer discounted admission rates of $1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Gardens on Denison Avenue, and "The Brave Little Toaster," sponsored by the Union Program Council, will be playing at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Union's Little Theatre for $1 for students and $2 for family members.

In addition to Saturday's events, a BMX show will start at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Bosco Student Plaza followed by a dance at 8 p.m.

For more information, including a schedule of events, visit the Family Day website at http://www.k-state.edu/familyday, or call the K-State Parents and Family Association at 785-532-2222.


Cole Grieves


Family Day

Written by

Stephanie Jacques

At a glance

Family, tradition and sharing a connection are all part of Kansas State University's annual Family Day, which will be Saturday, Sept. 7.