Family Day Scheduled for Saturday at ATU

Arkansas Tech University will welcome parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members of its students to its Russellville campus on Saturday, Sept. 16, for Family Day 2017.

Family Day is one of the oldest and most popular traditions at Arkansas Tech. The event, which was originally known as Dad’s Day, has been part of the annual calendar at Arkansas Tech since 1924.

Arkansas Tech Family Day 2017 will begin with the sixth annual Family Day Jazz Brunch at Chambers Cafeteria from 9-11 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Arkansas Tech Jazz Ensemble and the Arkansas Tech Music Theatre Workshop. The event is free and open to all Arkansas Tech students and their families.

Tech students and their families will have an opportunity to view student artworks in Norman Hall and learn about the history of the institution in the Arkansas Tech Museum at the Techionery. Both facilities will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 16.

The Barnes and Noble Arkansas Tech Bookstore main location in the W.O. Young Building will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Family Day, while the location at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field will be open beginning at 3 p.m.

Party at the Plaza, the pre-game tailgating celebration outside Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field, begins at 3 p.m. on Centennial Plaza.

The party will include face painting, snow cones, inflatable bump-and-jump games and a free photo booth sponsored by the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association. Chartwells will serve a picnic-style buffet at Centennial Plaza.

Kickoff for a Great American Conference football game between Arkansas Tech and Oklahoma Baptist University is set for 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field ticket office.

For more information about Arkansas Tech Family Day 2017, visit or call (479) 968-0276.

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