Lauren Potter, actress, activist and White House advisor, will kick off Fort Hays State University's Family Weekend at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Fort Hays Ballroom in the Memorial Union.
Potter is most known for her portrayal of Becky Jackson, the Cheerios co-captain on the hit TV show "Glee." A strong activist for individuals with developmental disabilities, Potter has traveled around the country to speak out against the bullying that this population often faces.
Potter's presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the University Activities Board.
Throughout the weekend, Feb. 12 to 16, current FHSU students will have the opportunity to share their life on campus with family and friends while having fun. Except where otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., Diversity Affairs will host a showing of "The Butler" in Cody Commons, on the lower level of the Memorial Union. Based on the story of Eugene Allen, the film centers on the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time.
The Parents Recognition Brunch will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Fort Hays Ballroom. Parents of current FHSU students are invited. Dr. Edward H. Hammond, president, will recognize alumni who have students currently enrolled at FHSU during a short program at 11 a.m. Parents must RSVP by Friday, Feb. 7, by going to www.fhsu.edu/familyweekend/brunch.
Students and families can support Tiger basketball against Pittsburg State University on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum.
FHSU students' brothers and sisters are also welcome to attend the Little Siblings events, beginning with craft time in the McMindes Hall 2R living room from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Little siblings are also invited to a movie, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," beginning at 7 p.m., then spend the night in the residence halls and apartment communities.
Residents must register guests with the Residence Hall Association by Friday, Feb. 7, by going to www.fhsu.edu/familyweekend/littlesibs .