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Kan. -- August marks a new beginning -- the start of classes, meeting new
people, and finding a new home for many students and faculty.
For much of August and into September,
Fort Hays State University will celebrate the beginning of the 2012-2013 school
year with Augustfest, a series of events, activities, programs and
opportunities designed to welcome and introduce people to campus life.
can participate in Tiger Impact Orientation events and student organization
meetings and attend a variety of picnics, open houses, comedy and music events
sponsored by various groups, student organizations and departments across
public event of the 2012 celebration is "Comedy Show with Kyle Cease"
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
Cease, after performing at 68
colleges in a row, experienced stage fright and anxiety that forced him to
learn more about life. The actions he took caused him to lose weight, regain
confidence and renew his career.
his memorable appearances as the "slow clapper" in "Not Another
Teen Movie" and as Bogey Lowenstein in "10 Things I Hate About You,"
Cease has had numerous TV, film and radio appearances. He is a frequent guest on
the hit syndicated radio show "Bob and Tom" and has appeared on "The
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "The
Martin Short Show" and has performed in several national commercials.
appearance is sponsored by Student Affairs. Admission is free.
"Bizarre Magician," Brian Brushwood, will perform at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Beach/Schmidt.
just one show Brushwood eats fire, breaks a 30-pound concrete brick on his
head, performs his signature "human crazy straw," "Mr.
Happypants" and "knife roulette" routines, all while keeping the
audience laughing. Escapes, dangerous stunts, comedy and magic combine in a
most unique, original, outrageous show.
appearance, sponsored by University Activities Board, is also open to the
public. Admission is free.
public events of Augustfest include FHSU athletic events, the Back-to-School Picnic
in the Quad, the Big Creek Mud Run, and Christian Challenge sand volleyball at
are required to attend four Augusfest events: PlayFair, New Student Orientation,
"DO Talk to Strangers" and floor meetings.
sponsored by the University Activities Board and Student Affairs, is at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, at Lewis Field Stadium. This event provides students with an
entertaining way to make new campus friendships.
Student Orientation, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at
Beach/Schmidt, is designed to help students adjust to the campus environment
and cope with changes they will experience in their first semester at FHSU.
Students will learn university policies and procedures and will get
familiarized with university resources and services. The program will conclude
with academic orientations and lunch in the Memorial Union.
will be encouraged to develop their interpersonal skills at "DO Talk to
Strangers," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Beach/Schmidt. It is
sponsored by Student Affairs and Greek Life.
schedule of Augustfest events:
Thursday, Aug. 16:
8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Move-in day and Tiger
Tags, at the Residence Halls.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Transfer student
orientation in the Fort Hays Ballroom of Memorial Union.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Family lunch at
4-5 p.m.: Living group meetings for new
residents in the floor lounges of residence halls.
4-5 p.m.: Family orientation Q & A,
location to be announced.
8 p.m.: PlayFair, at Lewis Field
9:30 p.m.: The PlayFair after-party at
Stadium Place Apartments.
Friday, Aug. 17:
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: New student orientation
5 p.m.: Women’s soccer vs. Butler
Community College, El Dorado, (exhibition) at Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
6 p.m.: Christian Challenge welcome BBQ
at the Custer Hall gazebo.
7:30 p.m.: Comedy Show with Kyle Cease at
Saturday, Aug. 18:
2-5 p.m.: Water games on the lawn at
Custer Hall Gazebo.
7 p.m.: Men’s Soccer vs. Barton
Community College, Great Bend, (exhibition) at Bickle/Schmidt.
8-10 p.m.: Casino night at McMindes
Hall, second floor.
Sunday, Aug. 19:
2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment:
information sessions in the Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Class Crawl; meet
in Cody Commons, Memorial Union.
5 p.m.: Women’s Soccer vs. Hutchinson
Community College, Hutchinson, (exhibition) at Bickle/Schmidt.
7-8:30 p.m.: "DO Talk to Strangers,"
10 p.m.: Floor meetings in the
Monday, Aug. 20:
9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Beyond The Wall poster sale
on the Memorial Union Patio and the Quad.
4-7 p.m.: Back-to-School Picnic, on the
5-6:30 p.m.: Dinner in the Quad, on the
Quad and the Memorial Union patio.
7:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment, service
night -- in the union's Black and Gold Room.
Tuesday, Aug. 21:
9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Beyond The Wall poster sale,
on the union patio and the Quad.
3:30 p.m.: FHSU jazz auditions, Malloy
Hall, room 126.
5 p.m.: Fringe Theatre Company back-to-school
rally, Malloy Hall, room 100.
3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Delta Zeta open house,
410 W. Sixth Street.
4:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.: Alpha Gamma
Delta open house, 409 W. Eighth Street.
8:30 p.m.: Christian Challenge, 13th
and Harvest Road.
Wednesday, Aug. 22:
3 p.m.: Senior start-up in the union's Stouffer
6-7 p.m.: Tiger Voices Informational
Session in the union's Pioneer Room.
7 p.m.: Black and Gold volleyball match,
Gross Memorial Coliseum.
9:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment, bid night,
in the union's Cody Commons.
Thursday, Aug. 23:
7 p.m.: Fraternity information night in
the union's Trails Room.
7-10 p.m.: Sand volleyball at the Sonic
Drive-In, 1708 Vine.
Friday, Aug. 24:
5-8 p.m.: Union UpROAR! at various locations
in the Memorial Union.
Sunday, Aug. 26:
1-5 p.m.: Splish 'n' Splash at Webster,
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Big Creek Mud Run, east
of Gross Memorial Coliseum.
Monday, Aug. 27:
9-11 p.m.: Half-price apps at
Applebee’s, 4101 Vine Street.
Tuesday, Aug. 28:
5:30-8:30 p.m.: Sand volleyball at the
Sonic Drive-In, 1708 Vine.
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Department of
Management and Marketing Welcome Social outside of McCartney Hall in the Quad.
7-9 p.m.: Christian Challenge, 13th and
Wednesday, Aug. 29:
5:30-8:30 p.m.: Sigma Alpha Epsilon BBQ
at the SAE house, Seventh and Ash.
7:30 p.m.: "Bizarre Magician"
Brian Brushwood, Beach/Schmidt.
Thursday, Aug. 30:
5-7 p.m.: "Flavors of the World"
food and music from around the world at Custer Hall Lawn.
6:30 p.m.: Intramurals fantasy football
draft (auction style), (location)
9:30 p.m. to Midnight: Capture-the-flag,
SAE house, Seventh and Ash.
Monday, Sept. 3:
Day; university closed.
Tuesday, Sept. 4:
4:30 p.m.: Fantasy football draft at
Intramurals office, Cunningham Hall, room 128
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Back-to-School pizza party
for majors in accounting, finance, international business and economics,
9 p.m.: Fantasy football draft (ladies only)
at Intramurals office, Cunningham Hall, room 128
Wednesday, Sept. 5:
5 p.m.: T.I.G.E.R.S. Series "Know
Where To Go," in the union's Stouffer Lounge.
7 p.m.: Women's soccer vs. McPherson
College, Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
Friday, Sept. 7:
6 p.m.: Women's soccer vs. Midland
University, Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
8 p.m.: Tiger Roar Pep Rally --
McMindes Hall backyard.
8:30 p.m.: Men's Soccer vs. University
of Sioux Falls, S.D., Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
Saturday, Sept. 8:
7 p.m.: FHSU Football vs. Washburn University,
Lewis Field Stadium.
events can be found online as well as in a brochure handed out during New
Student Orientation and available in residence halls and various campus
locations. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and are
provided for all new and returning students, faculty and staff.
more information or for more details on Augustfest events, go to
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