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Celebrate Your Roots with an IWU Family Weekend

September 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University welcomes families to celebrate their “roots” during the Tree-themed Family Weekend, which will take place Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18.

Check-in for Family Weekend will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8-10 a.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington).

Among many activities, the weekend will feature Midwest Dueling Pianos, a musical comedy act known for entertaining audiences of all ages. Audience members will participate in the performance by providing song titles, from which the piano players create spontaneous and interactive musical comedy. The pianists may also invite some of the audience members onstage to perform in a song, dance, or skit.

Additional weekend activities are listed below:

Friday, September 16

Time Event Location
4:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m. Family Weekend Check-In Hansen Student Center
6:30 and 10:30 p.m. International Clue Night International House on Main St.
7:30 p.m. Jazz Concert Presser Hall
Westbrook Auditorium
9:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m. IWU Student Variety Show Hansen Student Center

Saturday, September 17

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Family Weekend Check-In Hansen Student Center
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Hansen Student Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tour of Campus Trees Hansen Student Center
Meet in front of the main entrance.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. IWU Roots: The Generations of History Hansen Student Center
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Healthy Roots Pilates Class
Limit 25 attendees
Shirk Center
South Classroom
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. IWU Family Reunion Picnic Shirk Center
Activity Courts
1:00 p.m. Titan Football vs. Aurora University
Tickets may be purchased at the gate.
Wilder Field ( Tucci Stadium)
4:15 p.m. Fraternity & Sorority Life Family Reception Hansen Student Center

Families may make their own plans for dinner.

6:30, 8:30, 10:30 p.m. International Clue Night International House on Main St.
7:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. UW-Whitewater Neis Soccer Field
8:00 p.m. Dueling Pianos Hansen Student Center

Sunday, September 18

Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. Family Weekend Chapel Service Evelyn Chapel
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Family Weekend Sunday Brunch
$8 per guest, paid to Sodexo at Bertholf Commons
Memorial Center
Bertholf Commons
8:00 p.m. Kelley James Concert Hansen Student Center

Contact: Natalya Grabavoy, ‘13 (309) 556-3181