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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back-to-school activities kick off fall semester

As the summer break comes to an end and the PSU community begins preparing for the start of classes next Monday, August 20, a number of events are scheduled to welcome students and faculty back to school.

For more information on the following activities, contact Edie McCracken in the Office of Campus Activities at 620-235-4795.

Sunday, Aug. 19 –
1:15 p.m. Gorilla Warm-Ups under the big tent between the Overman Student Center and Yates Hall. All freshman are required to attend this annual event, which includes a motivational speaker, an introduction to the freshman experience classes, the traditional ringing of the bell at the Centennial Bell Tower, and the big class picture taken at the football field. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., buses will begin running between the campus and Lincoln Park Aquatic Center for the annual pool party – a great way to beat the heat.

Monday, Aug. 20 –
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free snow cones on the Oval to celebrate the first day of classes.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 –
3:30 p.m. Welcome barbecue at the Gorilla Village. Sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 –
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Community fair on the Oval. Local businesses and organizations will set up booths on the Oval to talk to students about their services.

Friday, Aug. 24 –
8:30 p.m.
“Shrek 3” outdoor movie at the University Lake. Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Saturday, Aug. 25 –
10:30 a.m.
Football season opener! PSU’s official tailgate party “GorillaFest” features live music, food vendors, and a pep rally held at the University Lake. Kickoff for the nationally televised game against Texas A&M-Commerce will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Carnie Smith Stadium.

Monday, Aug. 27 –
8 p.m.
Gorilla SuperStar will be held at the U-Club in the Overman Student Center. This American Idol-type talent contest will reveal the university’s most talented students! Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.

Wednesday, Aug. 29 –
7 and 9 p.m. “The Hypnosis of Michael C. Anthony,” held at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council. The PSU vs. Newman University Women’s Volleyball game will be held at 7 p.m. at the Weede Gymnasium.

Thursday, Aug. 30 –
8-11 p.m.
Karaoke Night at the U-Club in the Overman Student Center. Sponsored by Gorillas in Your Midst.

Friday, Aug. 31 –
7 p.m.
Casino Night at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Students play with our fake money, but take home real prizes.

Saturday, Sept. 1 –
4 p.m.
GorillaFest featuring Area 51 at the Gorilla Village. Kickoff for the PSU vs. East Central University game will begin at 7 p.m. at Carnie Smith Stadium.

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