Hip hop violinist to kick off FHSU's fun-filled Family Weekend
Vietti, hip hop violinist, will kick off Fort Hays State University's
Family Weekend at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Cody Commons on the
lower level of the Memorial Union.
southern California, has just completed a 140-date, nationwide college
tour. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the
University Activities Board.
weekend, Feb. 6 to 10, current FHSU students will have the opportunity
to share campus life, and celebrate family, friends and fun. Except
where otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
On Thursday, Feb.
7, at 7:30 p.m., Diversity Affairs will host a showing of "The Great
Debaters." Based on the story of Melvin B. Tolson, the film centers on a
professor who inspires his students to form the school's first debate
team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championships.
On Friday, Feb. 8,
from 2 to 3 p.m., the Sternberg Museum of Natural History will conduct a
behind-the-scenes research tour of the museum's zoology specimens. A
hands-on interactive experience with live animals will be available from
12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m. The Sternberg Museum will be open from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4 with a Family Weekend brochure.
assistant professor of music and theatre, will perform at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. Dawson,
trumpet and flugelhorn, will be joined in a jazz recital by other FHSU
music faculty. Music from "The Great American Songbook" and compositions
by Thelonious Monk and Paquito D’Rivera will be performed as well as an
original composition by FHSU Virtual College faculty member and
pianist, Dr. Ben Markley, instructor of distance education. Faculty
members performing are Ben Cline, bass and cello, Dean Kranzler, drums,
Luke Johnson, guitar, and Markley, piano.
A Family Weekend
brochure will get visitors a 10-percent discount at Starbucks in the
Memorial Union from 8 to10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
the University Bookstore will offer a 10-percent discount with the
Family Weekend brochure.
Recognition Brunch will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 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. 1, by going to www.fhsu.edu/familyweekend/brunch
families can support Tiger basketball against the University of
Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Gross
Families can enjoy
music, arts and dance with the MAD Talent Show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 9, in Beach/Schmidt. Tickets are $5 at the door, which will open
at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ellis County.
Families and the
Hays community can join the Chinese Student Association in celebrating
the Chinese New Year Spring Festival starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 9, in Beach/Schmidt.
"In China, family
members who work outside their hometowns come back to prepare and cook
new year's food together," said Yao "Cassie" Cheng, president of the
Chinese Student Association. "In most cities and towns, people will set
off firecrackers to bring good fortune in the coming year."
The festival will showcase a variety of talents from FHSU's international student community.
brothers and sisters are also welcome to attend the Little Siblings
events, beginning with game time in McMindes Hall 2R living room from 6
to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Little siblings are also invited to a movie
and sundae bar beginning at 8 p.m., then spend the night in the
residence halls and apartment communities. Residents need to register
guests with the Residence Hall Association by Friday, Feb. 1, by going