Fall Family Weekend at IWU

September 9, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will host Fall Family Weekend 2005 on Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25, with a variety of activities taking place each day.

The weekend is organized with activities that range from rock concerts and sporting events to art exhibits and a chapel service.  It is designed to give grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters a small taste of what happens on campus. 

The events will begin with a rock concert by The Dog and Everything on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St.).  On Saturday, Sept. 24, among other activities, families can attend a women’s tennis match at 12:30 p.m. at the Beadles-Morse tennis courts (280 E. Emerson St.).  They can also view the art exhibits Against the Grain by Brian Roberts and Succession by Karen Hanmer from 1-4 p.m. in the Merwin and Wakeley galleries, located in the Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art (6 Ames Plaza West).  At 6 p.m. there will be a football game at Wilder Field (300 E. Kelsey St.) and a Blue Moon Coffeehouse concert by Carrie Newcomer at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium (Presser Hall, 1210 N. Park St.). 

On Sunday, Sept. 25, families may attend the non-denominational Family Weekend Service at 10 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St.).  There will also be a brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bertholf Commons (104 E. University Ave.).  All events will take place in Bloomington.

For a complete listing of events, click here.

For additional information, contact Special Events Commissioner of the IWU Student Senate Haley Brown at (309) 556-1366.

Contact: Leslie Boelter, (309) 556-3181