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Family Day Set for Saturday

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Arkansas Tech University will welcome hundreds of guests to campus this weekend for Family Day festivities.

Family Day festivities begin at 3 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza, and those attending will be able to enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities at no cost.

Kevin Solomon, associate dean for student success, says families will be treated to a complimentary meal as part of the event.  He adds, “Mr. Cody Hill and his cookers will be preparing some first-rate pork tenderloin, and the College of Applied Science will take part this year by preparing several complimentary side dishes.”

Solomon says the Student Activities Board and the Student Government Association will volunteer to serve food to those visiting the campus.

The Residence Hall Association will take part in the festivities by providing free sno-cones and cotton candy.

Those wishing to show their Arkansas Tech spirit can enjoy face painting by the Arkansas Tech Cheerleaders and Golden Girls.

Families will also be able to learn more about Greek Life during Family Day, as the Greek community is hosting a Meet and Greek event.

From 3-5 p.m. families can also purchase tickets for half price from the Thone Stadium ticket office.  The Wonder Boys will face West Alabama at 6 p.m.

One of the highlights of Family Day will be a concert by the group Satisftaction.  The Rolling Stones tribute band will take the stage at 4 p.m. and is sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

“This is a great chance for students to bring their parents back to campus to see how they have settled in and give them a Tech Game Day experience!” says Solomon. “I would also encourage faculty and staff at Arkansas Tech to take part in the festivities as well.  Our student leaders have done a great job organizing this event, and we hope the Arkansas Tech family will show their support for all the work the students have put into this event.”

The Arkansas Tech Museum will also be open Saturday from 1-4 p.m.  The museum will host a new exhibit in Gallery 4 entitled “Commitment to Service.”  The museum exhibit focuses on Arkansas Tech's ROTC program and enlistment pathways students have followed to serve in the U.S. military.  The featured person for the enlistment pathway is Colonel Carl Baswell.

Beginning at 4 p.m. Arkansas Tech will host Party at the Plaza in conjunction with Family Day.  Be sure to log back on to see more about this week’s party.